Haifa (Tel Aviv) Nazareth and Galilee Excursion Reviews

There is more to Nazareth and Biblical Galilee than just the life of Jesus, but expect to learn and visit it all on this tour of the region.
Our second day was much more enjoyable as the weather was clear and sunny and we were in the ...
Our second day was much more enjoyable as the weather was clear and sunny and we were in the countryside. We visited Nazareth and the famous Basilica of the Annunciation, Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha (site of the miracle ... Read More
Our second day was much more enjoyable as the weather was clear and sunny and we were in the countryside. We visited Nazareth and the famous Basilica of the Annunciation, Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha (site of the miracle of the multiplication of the fish and loaves and the Mount of Beatitudes. We stopped at St. Peter's Restaurant for lunch (not included in the tour price.) Also, we stopped at a Kibbutz and their store, which offered better prices than we had seen anywhere else. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent experience.
Excellent experience. It was great to visit Nazareth, Galilee, the River Jordan, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum. These were the areas we wanted to visit during this sailing. Although there were a lot of stops and ... Read More
Excellent experience. It was great to visit Nazareth, Galilee, the River Jordan, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum. These were the areas we wanted to visit during this sailing. Although there were a lot of stops and significant religious history, the tour was a comfortable pace and enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
So beautiful and with a knowledgeable guide, small group and opportunity to wander a bit we had a ...
So beautiful and with a knowledgeable guide, small group and opportunity to wander a bit we had a great time. We stopped for lunch and me and my daughter decided we were not very hungry and went into a grocery store in Magdala. It was a ... Read More
So beautiful and with a knowledgeable guide, small group and opportunity to wander a bit we had a great time. We stopped for lunch and me and my daughter decided we were not very hungry and went into a grocery store in Magdala. It was a great experience and we talked with our guide about our finds.It was great to see how people shop and what it would be like to be a local! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We saw church of nativity and so awesome to be in the sea of Galilee, the guide left us to roam ...
We saw church of nativity and so awesome to be in the sea of Galilee, the guide left us to roam free and take it all in. We even saw a 2000 year old boat. It was easy and relaxing
We saw church of nativity and so awesome to be in the sea of Galilee, the guide left us to roam free and take it all in. We even saw a 2000 year old boat. It was easy and relaxing Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We were in Israel 3 days and chose to use the same tour operator (GuidedToursIsrael.com) for all 3 ...
We were in Israel 3 days and chose to use the same tour operator (GuidedToursIsrael.com) for all 3 days. Was very nice since we had mostly the same cruisers and the same guide. Very nice comfortable van, easy on and off. Went to ... Read More
We were in Israel 3 days and chose to use the same tour operator (GuidedToursIsrael.com) for all 3 days. Was very nice since we had mostly the same cruisers and the same guide. Very nice comfortable van, easy on and off. Went to Galilee, ate a wonderful Mediterranean lunch (fish/tilapia or chicken) at a local residence adjacent to the Sea of Galilee ($22 each but my daughter and I split a meal and just added on an additonal salad bar) It was plenty. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This tour left very early in the morning and our first stop was in Nazareth to visit the beautiful ...
This tour left very early in the morning and our first stop was in Nazareth to visit the beautiful and huge Church of the Annunciation. This was followed by a visit to Yardenit, on the Jordan river just below the Sea of Galilee. This ... Read More
This tour left very early in the morning and our first stop was in Nazareth to visit the beautiful and huge Church of the Annunciation. This was followed by a visit to Yardenit, on the Jordan river just below the Sea of Galilee. This oasis is the site of baptisms in the Jordan river and also has a very nice gift shop and restaurant. After Yardenit, we stopped at the Church of Tagbha (supposedly on the site of the miracle of the loaves and fishes) and at Caperneum to see the church and ruins of the port city. We then had a nice lunch at a local kibbutz, then ended our excursion at the Mount of the Beatitudes church, high on a hill overlooking the Sea. It was hot and humid beyond belief, but we will never forget seeing these places of biblical importance. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Our tour was well organized and informative.
Our tour was well organized and informative. Great value.
Our tour was well organized and informative. Great value. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Amazing experience seeing these places for the first time.
Amazing experience seeing these places for the first time. We also took the Jerusalem Old City tour the next day. NOT ENOUGH TIME AND ONLY SAW overlook of town, wailing wall, and Holy Sepulchre. Very disappointed not to get to see Dome ... Read More
Amazing experience seeing these places for the first time. We also took the Jerusalem Old City tour the next day. NOT ENOUGH TIME AND ONLY SAW overlook of town, wailing wall, and Holy Sepulchre. Very disappointed not to get to see Dome of the Rock. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent knowledgable guide.
Excellent knowledgable guide. Tour was well organized and all the important religious sites were visited.
Excellent knowledgable guide. Tour was well organized and all the important religious sites were visited. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Exceptional in every sense of the word.
Exceptional in every sense of the word. The guide was terrific sharing secular, religious and political information. We loved the Church of the Assumption. Lunch at the kibbutz was great. The time at the River Jordan baptismal area as very ... Read More
Exceptional in every sense of the word. The guide was terrific sharing secular, religious and political information. We loved the Church of the Assumption. Lunch at the kibbutz was great. The time at the River Jordan baptismal area as very nice. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great visit to the city of Galilee and also a stop at Yardenit on the River Jordan which is the ...
Great visit to the city of Galilee and also a stop at Yardenit on the River Jordan which is the site of Jesus’s baptism.
Great visit to the city of Galilee and also a stop at Yardenit on the River Jordan which is the site of Jesus’s baptism. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Long day but worth it.
Long day but worth it. Interesting for Christians and those interested in cultural stories.
Long day but worth it. Interesting for Christians and those interested in cultural stories. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We did a small group tour (8 people) and it was good but not great.
We did a small group tour (8 people) and it was good but not great. It seemed like a long way to go to see a church in Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.
We did a small group tour (8 people) and it was good but not great. It seemed like a long way to go to see a church in Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good guide, a lot of Biblical sites, crowds.
Good guide, a lot of Biblical sites, crowds. Lunch not so good.
Good guide, a lot of Biblical sites, crowds. Lunch not so good. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Visited Capernaum and Nazareth.
Visited Capernaum and Nazareth. Visited hill most likely used by Jesus to give Sermon on Mount. So much to see!
Visited Capernaum and Nazareth. Visited hill most likely used by Jesus to give Sermon on Mount. So much to see! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Well managed tour, informative and very memorable.
Well managed tour, informative and very memorable. Again so much to take in and remember. Exceeded expectations. One of the highlights for us. Very memorable.
Well managed tour, informative and very memorable. Again so much to take in and remember. Exceeded expectations. One of the highlights for us. Very memorable. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The first part of the day was wonderful.
The first part of the day was wonderful. Seeing the River Jordan and the Sea of Galilee was great. The afternoon in Nazareth was disappointing.
The first part of the day was wonderful. Seeing the River Jordan and the Sea of Galilee was great. The afternoon in Nazareth was disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Haifa, Israel: Skip Haifa and take a shore excursion to Jerusalem, Dead Sea or Sea of Galilee.
Haifa, Israel: Skip Haifa and take a shore excursion to Jerusalem, Dead Sea or Sea of Galilee. Yes, it will be a long day but this is ground zero for Jewish, Christian and Muslim religions. You will only have time for the highlights, but ... Read More
Haifa, Israel: Skip Haifa and take a shore excursion to Jerusalem, Dead Sea or Sea of Galilee. Yes, it will be a long day but this is ground zero for Jewish, Christian and Muslim religions. You will only have time for the highlights, but it will still be a magical experience. Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Excellent port with fascinating attractions.
Excellent port with fascinating attractions.
Excellent port with fascinating attractions. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Although not truly walking tours, they did involve a good deal of walking at specific points, ...
Although not truly walking tours, they did involve a good deal of walking at specific points, particularly visiting various churches connected to religious aspects with a lot of time standing, and walking surfaces are not always even. In ... Read More
Although not truly walking tours, they did involve a good deal of walking at specific points, particularly visiting various churches connected to religious aspects with a lot of time standing, and walking surfaces are not always even. In some places it is required to go up and down stairs which are often narrow and not even to complete the tour. Many of the churches and other sites may be poorly lit or very dark. Several locations have large crowds visiting. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A small group of just 21 of us so plenty of room on the bus.
A small group of just 21 of us so plenty of room on the bus. Visited the church of the Annunciation in Nazareth which is beautiful, unlike the town which is frankly shabby and rather dirty. Then to Galilee and firstly Tabgha followed by ... Read More
A small group of just 21 of us so plenty of room on the bus. Visited the church of the Annunciation in Nazareth which is beautiful, unlike the town which is frankly shabby and rather dirty. Then to Galilee and firstly Tabgha followed by the Church of the Beatitudes at the supposed site of the Sermon on the Mount. Then to Capernaum where the church is built over the site of St. Peter's house. This for us was a highlight of the tour with a real sense of walking where Christ walked and no doubt about the location. After lunch we drove around the Sea of Galilee skirting the Golan Heights and then to Yardenit which has been designated at the site where Jesus was baptised, although it is not the actual location. In truth a little artificial, although there were numbers of people undergoing full immersion baptism which was obviously meaningful for them. Then back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our guide Yair was awesome.
Our guide Yair was awesome. We got a good mix of current events in Israel and ancient history -- particularly focusing on Jesus' ministry -- most of which was in this region. We fully circled the Sea of Galilee, stopped for a little ... Read More
Our guide Yair was awesome. We got a good mix of current events in Israel and ancient history -- particularly focusing on Jesus' ministry -- most of which was in this region. We fully circled the Sea of Galilee, stopped for a little wade in the Jordan, and visited key sites like Capernaum, etc. This is an unusually lush part of Israel and is a must see. Read Less
Sail Date September 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
From Haifa we went to Nazareth - The Church of the Annunciation, drove through Ceasarea and ...
From Haifa we went to Nazareth - The Church of the Annunciation, drove through Ceasarea and stopped at the Jordan River. The guide pointed out the Golan Heights and told us about the history of the area. We saw Peter's house and ... Read More
From Haifa we went to Nazareth - The Church of the Annunciation, drove through Ceasarea and stopped at the Jordan River. The guide pointed out the Golan Heights and told us about the history of the area. We saw Peter's house and the synagogue at Cana. We saw the mosiacs at the church of the loaves and fishes. We had a FANTASTIC lunch at a kibbutz and saw an actual fishing vessel from Jesus' time. It was a very long day, but I wouldn't have skipped any of the sites. This was by far the best ship excursion we had. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises