The Sea Of Galileee
Duration One day
Group Size Small-Large
The Sea of Galilee
Only 13 miles long and 7 miles wide, the Sea of Galilee, also known as Lake Kinneret, is one of the most famous bodies of water in the whole world. It was on these beautiful shores that Jesus delivered sermons and performed miracles. Many famous sites are located around the lake, including Capernaum, home to at least five of the twelve disciples. The Church of the Beatitudes is said to be the place where the Sermon of the Mount was preached, and Tabgha, believed to be the site where Jesus fed 5,000 followers from five loaves of bread and two fish, is marked by the Church of Multiplication. The nearby lakeside town of Migdal is the hometown of Mary Magdalene.
Capernaum fulfilled such a central role in the life of Jesus that it was sometimes called ‘the town of Jesus’. It was here where He chose His Apostles.
Mount of Beatitudes
Jesus said the following from the Mount of Beatitudes: “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted...”
Sermon on the Mount
The mountain features a Catholic Chapel built in 1939 by the noted architect A. Barluzzi. The symbols on the pavement in front of the church represent Justice, Prudence, Fortitude, Charity, Faith, and Temperance.
Fish and Loaves
Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (also known as the Church of the Multiplication).
- Begin with the breathtaking view of Mount Moriah and the Dome of the Rock from the Mount of Olives.
- Walk down to the Garden and Grotto of the Church of Gethsemane. Visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.
- Enter the walled city, walk through the newlyrestored Jewish Quarter with the Roman Cardo.
- Continue to the Western Wall, and the excavations of the gates of the Temple Mount.
- Retrace the last steps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.