Galilee Travel Guide

The Galilee, a popular tourist region for Christian tours to the Holy land is a mountainous, fertile region in northern Israel. It's known for the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus began His ministry and is said to have walked on water. The city of Tiberias is on the shores of the Sea of Galiee, also known as lake Kinneret, and is home to the tomb of Jewish sage Maimonides, and the Church of St. Peter, with artwork depicting the 4 Gospels. The Mount of Beatitudes is nearby and is where it’s believed Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Yardenit Baptismal Site, is a baptism site located along the Jordan River situated on the southern shores of the Sea of Galilee.

The Cove of Tabgha and the Church of Multiplication are situated on the northern shores and is believed to be the site of the Gospel story of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. The town of Capernaum referred as Jesus “own town” contains the ruins of an ancient synagogue, and is where the home of Peter’s mother-in-law lived and was healed as mentioned in the Scriptures. The Hula Valley, a nature reserve surrounding Hula Lake, is home to migrating birds. Safed, a hilltop city, is known for its artists’ quarter and as a former center of Kabbalah. In the region’s northwest is the hilltop 13th century Montfort Fortress, a Crusader castle above a flour mill and the remains of a dam. Nazareth is the town where Jesus grew up, and is home to the Basilica of the Annunciation.

Top sites

Popular tours

  • Sea of Galilee Tour

    Nazareth and Galilee Tour

    1 Day│Touring day in Nazareth and Sea of Galilee; Nazareth, Basilica of Annunciation, Church of St. Joseph, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Yardenit - Jordan River..

  • Galilee Tour Package

    Galilee Tour

    2 Day│Two days in Galilee; Nazareth, Basilica of Annunciation, Church of St. Joseph, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha, Golan Heights, Yardenit - Jordan River, and Israel coast Caesarea, and more.

  • Christian Holy Land Tour Package Including Sea of Galilee to Israel

    Footsteps of Christ Tour

    10 Days│Including 2 nights in Galilee; Nazareth, Mount Precipice, Basilica of Annunciation, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Magdala, Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, Golan Heights, Banias, Hula Valley, Yardenit, Mount of Beatitudes, Church of the Beatitudes, Tabgha, Church of Multiplication, Capernaum.

  • Holy Land tour to Egypt, Jordan, Israel Including the Galilee

    Where it all Began Tour

    15 Days │Incuding 2 nights in Galilee; Nazareth, Mount Precipice, Basilica of Annunciation, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Magdala, Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, Golan Heights, Banias, Hula Valley, Yardenit, Mount of Beatitudes, Church of the Beatitudes, Tabgha, Church of Multiplication, Capernaum.

When to tour

High season Israel tours to the Galilee - Tiberias area are Apr–Aug, when the weather's warm, sunny with little rain. Extreme hot weather are common Jul–Aug. Winter Dec–Feb is mild with regular rain. The Tiberias International Marathon (Jan) is held on a fast course beside the Sea of Galilee.

Travelers from North America typically stay 1–3 days.


Current weather for the week in Tiberias:

Clear

73°F

Tiberias

Clear
Humidity: 64%
Wind: WSW at 4 mph
Sunday
Sunny
70°F / 95°F
Monday
Scattered thunderstorms
68°F / 92°F
Tuesday
Mostly sunny
70°F / 88°F
Wednesday
Sunny
68°F / 84°F
Thursday
Sunny
68°F / 85°F
Friday
Mostly sunny
68°F / 86°F
Saturday
Sunny
70°F / 91°F

Average monthly temperatures in Tiberias:

 

Low / High

January 51° / 60°
February 52° / 63°
March 56° / 69°
April 62° / 78°
May 69° / 88°
June 74° / 94°
 

Low / High

July 77° / 97°
August 77° / 96°
September 75° / 93°
October 70° / 86°
November 62° / 74°
December 55° / 64°

Current weather for the week in Nazareth:

Clear

69°F

Nazareth

Clear
Humidity: 74%
Wind: WNW at 7 mph
Sunday
Sunny
64°F / 88°F
Monday
Partly cloudy
64°F / 86°F
Tuesday
Mostly sunny
67°F / 84°F
Wednesday
Mostly sunny
65°F / 80°F
Thursday
Mostly sunny
66°F / 81°F
Friday
Mostly sunny
67°F / 83°F
Saturday
Sunny
69°F / 86°F

Average monthly temperatures in Nazareth:

 

Low / High

Rain

January 37° / 58° 11 days
February 39° / 61° 9 days
March 42° / 65° 8 days
April 47° / 73° 3 days
May 53° / 79° 1 day
June 60° / 84° 0 days
 

Low / High

Rain

July 65° / 86° 0 days
August 65° / 87° 0 days
September 62° / 85° 0 days
October 55° / 81° 3 days
November 46° / 72° 6 days
December 41° / 62° 10 days

Articles

Nazareth is locate inside a bowl atop the Nazareth ridge north of the Jezreel valley, and was a relatively isolated village in the time of Jesus with a small population of less than two hundred people...
The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, or simply known as the Church of the Multiplication is a Catholic church situated in Tabgha along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. It commem...
The Jordan River, also knows as the River Jordan flows through the land of the Bible 156 miles draining it’s water in to the Dead Sea. Along the Jordan River you’ll find Yardenit, perhaps one of the m...
The Galilee is only a 80 mile region from it’s northern border to the peak of Mount Hermon, and to it’s southernmost boundary the Jezreel Plain, the site known for biblical Armageddon. From East reach...