jerusalem galilee shore excursion

2 Days Shore Excursions to Galilee & Jerusalem

2 Days Galilee & Jerusalem Tour

A combined two days, small group tour of Galilee and Jerusalem that visits the best Israel has to offer

Tour Plan

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$339 Per Person

  • Luxurious Air-Conditioned Mini-Bus.
  • An expert guide to Jerusalem and the Galilee.
  • Small group of up to 15 persons.
  • One night in a central, top rated Jerusalem B&B hotel. 
  • Comprehensive plan - Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Jordan river, Jerusalem Old & New.
  • All entrance fees included. 

If your cruise ship docks in Israel for more than one day, this is the shore excursion we recommend you take. Not only will you be able to visit and see the most significant sites in Israel, but you will get the chance to experience the country, its people and unique atmosphere.

Both the visit to the Galilee region and to Jerusalem is planned so you have enough time at each site and still see and experience more than any other tour.

The overnight stay in Jerusalem will enable you to enjoy a remarkable night in one of the most diverse, beautiful and interesting cities in the world. 

For inquiries and booking request please submit the form below 


Tour Route Description

Day 1 - Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Jordan river and overnight in Jerusalem

From the port of Haifa we will head to Nazareth - Jesus' home town and where according to Christians, Mary received the Annunciation from the Angel Gabriel that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus. 

We will visit the Church of Annunciation, the Grotto (Mary's house) and the Church of St. Joseph where according to tradition, used to be the carpentry workshop of Joseph. In the lower part of the church there are some 2000 years old archaeological remains from ancient Nazareth. 

From Nazareth we will head north to a beautiful observation over the Valley of Armagedon (Megido) where, according to the scripts, the site of the final battle of Armagedon will take place.

Our next stop will be on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. We will visit Mt. of the Beatitudes over looking the lake. From there we will head to Capernaum - where Jesus spent most of his adult life and where he began preaching. 

Next we will visit Tabgha where it is believed that Jesus performed the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. 

Next, We will drive along the shore of the Sea of Galilee to the origin of the Jordan river and visit the Baptismal site where you will have the chance to get baptised. 

 

For the last stop of the day, we will drive through the magnificent Jordan valley to the lowest point on earth - the Dead Sea Plateau and up through the Judean dessert to the city of Jerusalem. 

We will check-in at our hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure where you will be able to stroll around the center of Jerusalem, enjoy its various restaurants and bars and absorb its unique atmosphere.

Day 2 - Jerusalem Old and New

We will begin our tour on the Mountain of Olives with a truly magnificent panoramic view of Old JerusalemTemple Mount and the entire city of Jerusalem. 

Next we will visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. From there we will drive through the Valley of Kidron and enter the Old City through the Jaffo (Jaffa) Gate.

We will walk through the Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of Agony - the path Jesus walked through while carrying the cross. 

We will follow the stations of the cross coming to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, also known as the Church of Resurrection - the site described in the New Testament as Golgotha where Jesus was crucified and later buried. 

At about this time we will have a lunch break at any of the various delicious oriental restaurants in the Christian quarter. 

After lunch, we will head to the Jewish quarter and explore its two levels - the current level which was mainly restored after the 1967 war and the ancient 2000 year old level which consists of fascinating ruins from the second temple period that was mostly destroyed during the Roman siege of 70 AC. 

Our next stop will be the Wailing Wall (Kotel), the holliest site for the Jewish people and the last remain from the once magnificent second temple that was located on top of temple mount. 

We will head back to the Jaffa Gate where you will have some free time to shop for art crafts at the local market. 

The second part of the day will include site seeing in the new city. We will begin with a drive through the Ultra Orthodox Jewish Neighborhood of Mea' Shearim. We will pass by the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) and Supreme Court of Israel until we will arrive at the Israeli Museum. Here we will visit a model of ancient Jerusalem and pay a visit to the Shrine of the Book - the home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. 

Finally, we will head back to the port in time for your departure. 

 


 

Included Site

  • Nazareth - The Church of Annunciation, St. Joseph Church
  • Valey of Armagedon (Megido)
  • Mt. of the Beatitudes
  • Capernaum
  • Tabgha
  • Jordan River - Yardenit Baptismal site
  • Old City of Jerusalem - Jewish, Christian and Muslim Quarters
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Wailing Wall (Kotel)
  • Ultra Orthodox Neighborhood of Mea' Shearim (Drive By)
  • Israeli Parliament (Drive By)
  • Israeli Museum - Ancient Jerusalem Model 
  • Shrine of the Book - The Dead Sea Scrolls

What's Included?

The Galilee & Jerusalem Shore Excursion Includes:

  • Luxurious, new, comfortable and air-conditioned mini-bus.
  • Top rated tour guide who is an expert for both Jerusalem and the Galilee Region.
  • A small group of no more than 19 persons. 
  • An overnight stay in a top rated B&B in central Jerusalem.
  • An Israeli Breakfast.
  • Entrance fees to all sites including the Israeli Museum & Shrine of the Book, Capernaum, Tabgha,.

 


Not Included in the Galilee Shore Excursion

Food and Drinks - Except for the Israeli breakfast which is included

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Availability

The Galilee and Jerusalem shore excursion from Haifa is available for all cruise ships that dock in the port of Haifa, throughout the year.

We are doing our best to meet the growing demand for our tours and we will open new groups on request, however we do urge you to book early and secure your place, especially during peak seasons.

For inquiries and booking request please Submit the Form Below

Booking & Cancellation

How to book the Galilee & Jerusalem Shore Excursion?

In order to book the Galilee & Jerusalem shore excursion you will need to contact us via the form below. We will confirm your booking request and reserve your place on the tour. 

For security, we will ask for your credit card information without charging you. 

For payment, we accept all major credit cards and Pay Pal. In addition, you can pay on the day of the tour in cash. 

 


 

Cancellation Policy

Up to a week before the tour there is no cancellation fee. All you need to do is write us an email with a cancellation request and we will either refund you or not charge you for the tour. 

For short notice cancellations (less than a week) we charge 30% cancellation fee. 

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