The 10 Best Things to Do in Galilee, Israel

August 21, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Discover the best top things to do in Galilee, Israel including Magdala, International Center Mary of Nazareth, Tel Dan, Arbel National Park, Sea of Galilee, Church of Mount of Beatitudes, Agmon Hahula, The Church of the Annunciation, Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, Mount Tabor.
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1. Magdala

Tzomet Migdal | N/n, Migdal 14950, Israel +972 4-620-9900
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5 based on 502 reviews

Magdala

A unique Holy Land site known as the hometown of Mary Magdalene, located at the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The archaeological site features a complete first century town from the times of Jesus. It is one of Israel´s most recent archaeological discoveries with the best preserved Synagogue in the Galilee. Complementary tours of the site are available upon request. The site also features "Duc in Altum" a place for worship and prayer. Magdala is known as a crossroads of Jewish and Christian History, and will soon also feature a guesthouse in opening mid-2018.

Reviewed By Stephanie T

Celine (our guide) was incredibly knowledgeable and seemed very excited about the information she was presenting, which added to the sheer beauty of the location. The way she was able to weave the history of the location into a contextual story helped make the experience holy and informative at the same time. I would love to be able to visit again in the future and see what else they have uncovered!

2. International Center Mary of Nazareth

15A Casa Nova Street | Pob 50199, Nazareth 16161, Israel +972 4-646-1266
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5 based on 492 reviews

International Center Mary of Nazareth

Let Mary be your guide to Jesus through the Scriptures. - A one-hour multimedia show in 11 languages, (HE,FR,AR,EN,IT,ES,PL,RU,PT,DE,JP) - Three 30' movies to deepen the mystery of Mary (16 languages)- Chapel- Gardens roof with a breathtaking view of old Nazareth- Archeological site : ruins of a house from Jesus'time- Cafeteria Opening hours : Monday - Saturday: 9:30-12:00 AM and 2:30-5:00 PM.Private booking available at any time.Fees : donation 50 NIS

Reviewed By IAdivers - IA

Most amazing place. Excellent educational opportunity and very informative. First class lunch prepared onsite by the kindest and most sincere French nuns. Would certainly be among the first places to visit upon a return journey to the Holy Land. Visit and feel blessed.

3. Tel Dan

Road 99, Israel +972 4-695-1579
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4.5 based on 160 reviews

Tel Dan

Reviewed By dkrstec - Phoenix, Arizona

Part of our Holy Land tour. We had a bible study of in the park like atmosphere and went to the Gates of Hades as referred to by Jesus in the Bible. What a visual it provided and really brought the account to life.

4. Arbel National Park

Kfar Hamam, Tiberias, Israel +972 4-673-2904
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4.5 based on 366 reviews

Arbel National Park

A vertical cliff towering magnificently over the Sea of Galilee and looking out towards the Golan Heights and Mt Hermon;

Reviewed By TimeToTravel2468 - Florence, South Carolina

The weather was very nice and we enjoyed hiking the trail to the top. The history of the place is amazing and tragic for the Jewish people trying to escape the Romans. The way they hid in the side of the cliffs and the way the Romans finally killed them was sad. An example of the cages lowered over the edges by the Romans is at the entrance. Well worth the visit!!

5. Sea of Galilee

Tiberias, Israel 04-671-0800-054-530-0075
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sea of Galilee

Reviewed By penntrainer - Georgia

It was wonderful to bask where Jesus and the disciples were. You could see the shoreside where he called disciples, multiplied the food for 5,000, and fed 4,000. The Ancient Galilee Boat is housed in a museum on the shore. Bring a sweater and a fan.

6. Church of Mount of Beatitudes

Capernaum, Israel +972 4-679-0978
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4.5 based on 468 reviews

Church of Mount of Beatitudes

Reviewed By grip652 - Memphis, Tennessee

Located on the Mount of Beatitudes, this octagonal church is interesting even if it's only been around for about 80 years. Many visitors use the church, and the nuns there will remind you to be reverent if you get too enthusiastic in your exclamations. It's in a beautiful setting, a place you would like to spend more time if there weren't so many people around.

7. Agmon Hahula

HaHula Valley | Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Fri - Sat: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm Sun: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Israel +972 4-681-7137
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4.5 based on 188 reviews

Agmon Hahula

Reviewed By brubarbtravelers - hopewell, new jersey

This is a beautiful place to see many birds that migrate to winter here. We saw thousands of cranes late afternoon and the sunset completed the experience

8. The Church of the Annunciation

Casa Nova Street | רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth, Israel +972 4-657-2501
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Church of the Annunciation

Built on the grotto where Mary is believed to have lived and the Site of the Annunciation, this basilica houses a collection of excavated remnants of churches from the Crusader and Byzantine eras.

Reviewed By Karen R - Baltimore, Maryland

The Annunciation has religious and spiritual significance for me, therefore I looked forward to my visit to the church commemorating this event. I loved the paintings of the Blessed Virgin representing most of the countries in the world. The contribution from the USA was especially interesting since it combined painting and sculpture.

9. Capharnaum the Town of Jesus

Capernaum, Israel +972 4-672-1059
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4.5 based on 366 reviews

Capharnaum the Town of Jesus

Reviewed By dkrstec - Phoenix, Arizona

This was the highlight for me...walking the area where Jesus lived during His ministry. So many must see locations were here. The sea of Galilee, Peters mother in laws house, Synagogue, old olive presses and lots of original stone work. Just too much to mention. Highly recommended.

10. Mount Tabor

Kfar Tavor, Israel +972 4-662-0720
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

Mount Tabor

Reviewed By GURMANDUL - Bucharest, Romania

A challenging drive up hill ending in a most inspiring and tranquil place, full of ancient History, and Religious awe...The views of the Galilee from the top are marvelous, and the location already invoked in Bible stories some 3100 years old is indeed overwhelming in its majesty...

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