Jesus Trail Tour
We are glad to introduce to you special hiking and adventure "Jesus Trail" tours, which include 5 nights accommodation and 5 hiking days. The tours are available either on self guided or guided basis. The Jesus Trail is a 37 Mile (61 kilometer) hiking trail in the Galilee region of Israel which connects important sites from the life of Jesus as well as other historical and religious sites. The Jesus Trail offers an alternative for travelers and pilgrims to experience the steps of Jesus in a way that is authentic, adventurous and educational by hiking through the rugged and beautiful landscape of the Galilee in Israel.
- Arrival to Nazareth on the first day is on own. Optional shuttle rates from Tel Aviv to Nazareth: $15 per person for fixed daily departure of 10:30 am (from the Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv, Levontin st' 21). From Ben Gurion Airport to Nazareth: For 1 to 4 pax - 260 USD for shuttle. For 4 to 20 pax - 400 USD for shuttle. For 20 to 50 pax - 700 USD for shuttle. Contact us for shuttle rates from Tel Aviv to Nazareth or Ben Gurion airport to Nazareth.
- Hiking gear and walking shoes a must.
- As per any travel destination-never leave your valuable belongings out of sight.
- Health and Travel Insurance (strongly recommended).
Tour Rates & Dates
Per person in single.
Per person in double.
Per person in triple.
Prices advertised are land package prices and are per person in U.S. dollars and inclusive of taxes. For Guided tour, a min of 5 pax in group required! If minimum group size is not met 4 weeks prior to starting date, tour will be cancelled or there will be an option to run tour as self-guided. Contact us for schedules. Prices are subject to change without notice.Included
1. Personalized orientation session with a Jesus Trail Tours staff member.
2. 5 Nights hotel accommodations.
3. Guided tours are guided on four walking days (Guided tour only).
4. Hiking the Jesus Trail guidebook (1 per group) and maps.
5. Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel.
6. Shuttle back from Capernaum to Tiberias.
7. Nazareth Village Tour.
8. No added fees for credit card payment.
- Nazareth (Luke 1:26, Luke 4:16, Luke 4:29 & Matthew 2:23) the childhood home of Jesus.
- Nazareth Village is an open-air museum, that reconstructs and reenacts village life in the Galilee in the time of Jesus. The village features houses, terraced fields, wine and olive presses all built to resemble those that would have been in a Galilee village in the 1st century. Muslim and Christian living history enactors dress in period costume and show visitors how farm, domestic, and craft work was performed two thousand years ago.
- Zippori National Park encompassing the ruins of a talmudic city, is located west of Nazareth. Described by Josephus Flavius as "the ornament of all Galilee," it was the seat of the Sanhedrin and the home of Rabbi Judah Hanasi, third-century redactor of the Mishnah. The partially restored 4,500-seat Roman theater affords a beautiful view, and Zippori’s famed mosaics include the haunting "Mona Lisa of the Galilee", the evocative fifth-century synagogue floor and Nile Mosaic. The cavernous first-century CE water system is an adventure, and the visitors center hosts activities, tours and ‘ancient-style’ events.
- Cana of Galilee, once Cana in Galilee, a village or town not far from Capernaum, memorable as the scene of Christ's first miracle, (John 2:1,11; 4:46).
- Ilaniya is a small Jewish community of about 300 members. Ilaniya, originally called "Sejera," was founded in 1899 and was one of the earliest farm settlements of the First Aliyah. The first settlers were Jewish immigrants from Kurdistan and Jewish converts from Russia.
- Roman Road - the remains of an ancient Roman road that linked Acre and Tiberias. Jesus likely used this road on his journey from Nazareht to the Sea of Galilee, as it was a major east/west thoroughfare during his time.
- Kibbutz Lavi - one of the few orthodox religious kibbutzim. Founded in 1949 by British immigrants, Kibbutz Lavi is the biggest manufacturer of synagogue furniture in the world. The kibbutz also has a hotel and a little agriculture.
- Horns of Hattin - Karnei Hittin is believed to be the site of the Battle of Hattin, Saladin's victory over the Crusaders in 1187. From here you'll enjoy a 360° view of the Jesus Trail.
- Nebi Shu’eib is a large mosque-like structure located at the base of the Horns of Hittin. The building houses the traditional tomb of Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, (Exodus 3:1) a prophet in the Druze tradition.
- Arbel National Park - A sheer cliff rising majestically above the Sea of Galilee with a magnificent view of the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon; an ancient community that left remnants of its fine synagogue; trails to a cave-fortress nestled in the rock – these are the Arbel: a nature reserve and national park, a jewel of nature and landscape and an ancient heritage site unparalleled in Israel.
- Migdal - The modern town is the traditional site of Magdala, the town of Mary Magdalene, a follower of Jesus. The name Magdala comes from the word “tower” and likely referred to towers used for drying fish caught in the Sea of Galilee.
- Sea of Galilee where the Lord calmed the storm (Luke 8:22-25), and where the dramatic miracle walking on water (Mark 6:47-52) took place.
- Kibbutz Nof Ginosar and see the Ancient Jesus Boat the remains of a 2,000 year old boat that was used at the time of Jesus and his disciples.
- Tabgha is an area situated on the north-western shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It is traditionally accepted as the place of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, and Primacy of Peter (Matthew 13, Mark 33, Mark 45, & John 21), see the Church of Multiplication.
- Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5, Matthew 6, Matthew 7, Matthew 8) where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, see the famous Church of the Beatitudes chapel.
- The church of St. Peter’s Primacy built by Franciscans in 1933 to remember the place where Jesus bestowed church leadership on Peter, (Matthew 16:18) “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it."
- Capernaum (Matthew 4:13, Matthew 13:54, Matthew 17:24, Luke 7, Mark 1:2, John 4:46 John 4:54) the center of the Lords ministry, and where he preformed many miracles, and it's in Capernaum where Peter’s mother-in-law lived and was healed (Luke 4:38-40).
- Tiberias is synonymous with vacations in Israel. Here one can enjoy a variety of activities in a city that offers wonderful opportunities to mix relaxation with nature, history with contemporary attractions, serene quiet with active water sports, and pilgrimage sites with unique tourist attractions.
- Jordan River where believers celebrate and some take the opportunity to submerge themselves in the same waters the Holy Spirit descended like a dove from heaven when Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13-17).
- Mount Tabor - reaches 575 meters above sea level and known as the site of the Transfiguration, when Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, and was called “Son” by God (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:1-8, Luke 9:28-36).
- Mount Precipice is a mountain outside of Nazareth, where tradition has it an angry mob attempted to throw Jesus off the cliff (Luke 4:16-30).
Not included services in our tour rates:
1. Tips to guide.
2. Personal extras or meals not mentioned above.
3. Health and Travel Insurance (strongly recommended).
5. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Arrival Day, Dinner on second day in Nazareth, Dinner and lodging on last night.
6. Entry fees to Zippori and Arbel National Parks and Capernaum historic site.
7. Transfer from/to airport and or hotel.