Begin your day at Yardenit
, the baptismal site located at the Jordan River on the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee. Continue with a boat-ride across the Sea of Galilee, stopping for devotions as the waves lap quietly around the boat, recalling ancient times.
Landing near Capernaum
, begin to follow in the footsteps of Jesus' ministry in the villages around the Sea of Galilee, visiting the ruins of this village often called the hometown of Jesus, with its synagogue, church marking the home of Peter, and dwellings from the time of Jesus.
Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes
, the hill where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount to the multitudes that stood below, with a beautiful view of the Sea of Galilee.
Stop at Kibbutz Ginosar, Kibbutz Ginosar to see the magnificent display of the wooden Galilee Boat
, from the time of Jesus. Leaving the lakeside, drive through Cana
, scene of Jesus’ first miracle changing water into wine at the wedding, and on to Nazareth
, the boyhood home of Jesus.
Visit the centuries-old Church of St. Gabriel
, which houses the village spring – one of Nazareth’s few authentic remains of the time of Jesus and enjoy a walk through the colorful market.
Crossing the Jezreel Valley again, head back to central Israel via the foothills of Mount Carmel.