This trip takes you first from Jerusalem to Nazareth, a town in the north which was the home of Mary and Joseph according to the gospels and the place where Jesus spent most of his youth and commenced his ministry. Today, Nazareth is the largest Arab city in Israel – home to some 60,000 Christian and Muslim inhabitants – and houses numerous religious sites. We will visit the most important one of these, the Basilica of the Annunciation, which contains a grotto believed to be the home of Mary and the site of the Annunciation, along with remnants of churches from the Crusader and Byzantine eras. There will also be time to walk around in the city.
From Nazareth we proceed to the Tiberias/Sea of Galilee area, where we stop at the following places: