Tiberias sits on the Western shore of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret)

Location: Tiberias, Israel.

 

Tiberias sits on the Western shore of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret).  The Galilee Mountains offer a peaceful array of towns and villages. The Sea of Galilee coastline offers an all-year-round vacation resort with nature trails, historic sites and holiday locations. The lakeside promenade offers a wonderful atmosphere as well as cafes and restaurants and water sports. Tiberias has a rich cultural and religious heritage associated with early Christianity and draws many visitors every year to the holy sites. From Tiberias, the Upper Galilee is rich with forests, mountains, streams and waterfalls, offering many outdoor activities as well as cultural and historical excursions. The Galilee is rich with museums, music festivals, art galleries and sculpture parks. Tiberias is the largest town on the Sea of Galilee and hosts a stunning view over the lake and surrounding mountains. 
It holds great religious and historic importance both to Judaism and Christianity hosting the holy sites of Tagbha, of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish, Capernaum, the ruins of the ancient synagogue and settlement that is also said to be the place where Jesus lived and the Mount. of  Beautitudes where Jesus was said to deliver the Sermon on the Mount.


Here is a small example of some of the tours available through One Tour's 'Incoming' Department from your hotel in Tiberias.


Tzefat and Haifa:
Tzefat is a charistmatic and beautiful settlement in the North of Israel.  Much of Tzefat's present character however, came about relatively recently in the sixteenth century when Jewish mystics and other religious scholars moved to Tzefat in order to escape the Spanish Inquisition in Europe. They gave Tzefat its present distinction as the world center for Jewish mysticism - Kabballah. Indeed, Tzefat today is an artists' colony and Kabballah centre, and one can see and feel signs of intense spirituality throughout the city.


Haifa:
Haifa sits on the shores of the Mediterranean and is home to the main port in the country. Holy sites to visit include Bahais Gardens to see the Golden Dome of the Bahai Temple and then walk around the beautiful gardens. See Stella Maris perched high atop Mount. Carmel and the Church of Elijah and enjoy one of the most stunning beauty spots in Israel where Mount. Carmel skims the bay of Haifa.


Holy Sites of the Sea of Galilee:
The Sea of Galilee homes some of the most holy sites to early Christianity. Set around the lake is Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish, Capernaum to see the ruins of the ancient synagogue and settlement that is also said to be the place where Jesus lived and the Mount of  Beautitudes where Jesus was said to deliver the Sermon on the Mount. The tour can include Yardenite Baptism site on the Jordan River and Mount. Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration of Christ.


Hamat Gader:
With the country’s only naturally flowing hot mineral springs it offers a range of attractions including treatments and massages, water park, restaurants, and a crocodile farm with other animals exhibits. Hamat Gader’s crocodile farm contains different varieties of alligators and crocodiles from around the world. Several hundred of these predators can be safely observed in both water and on land. Other animal attractions include: a mini-safari with mountain goats, deer, elands, ostriches, baboons and more; a petting corner; performing parrots; and exotic snakes.


Nature and National Park Reserves:
There is a vast number of Nature and National Park Reserves in the North of the country hosting the most amazing and powerful landscapes, waterfalls and archaeological ruins.  Upon request One Tour will be honored to arrange visits for you from your hotel in Tiberias.