Tiberias Tours

Tiberias, on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee, is well placed for taking Tiberias tours around the area. The Golan Heights and the regions of North Galilee are easily reached from the waterfront city. Taking a Tiberias tour makes getting around very easy as the transport, services of a local driver and a well-informed guide are all part of the tour, making it a true vacation experience for visitors to explore this popular region. The beautiful beaches, shops and hanging gardens of Haifa are just an hour’s drive away.

During your stay, tours to Tiberias’ Old City will introduce you to the city’s more historic sights. Visitors can take a horse-drawn carriage ride, which is one of the more unusual Tiberias tours. Local sights include the Daher El-Amer 18th century fortress, the remains of the black basalt city walls and the Church of St Peter, which has porthole windows and resembles the hull of an overturned boat.

Tiberius is one of Israel’s holy cities and there are many shrines and tombs of great philosophers and Jewish sages. Pilgrimage tours can be taken to the tombs of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNess, Rabbis Akiva, Rabbi Yochanan Ben-Zakai and the tomb of the revered sage, Maimonides, where many prayers are said.

A boat ride on Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is another beautiful way to appreciate the scenic natural beauty of the area. Boat cruises at sunset are particularly popular as a romantic way to start the evening.

The area around Tiberias has been a popular holiday destination for centuries, due to the 17 hot mineral springs in the area, known to have therapeutic properties. They are located in the Hamat Tiberias National Park which also has a beautiful synagogue to visit. Tiberias tours to the renowned Tiberias Springs Spa are a wonderful way to experience the thermal pools which have more than 100 minerals. The quiet atmosphere, luxurious body treatments and beautiful lake views make this a truly relaxing and restorative experience for the body, mind and spirit.

Tiberias tours can be booked to nearby Mount Berenice, which offers spectacular views across the area of North Galilee. The Anchor Church is a reminder of the area’s dependence upon the Sea of Galilee and has a huge anchor as part of the stone altar. The Mount of Beatitudes is another historic and religious site with wonderful views.

South of Tiberias, thousands of tourists visit Yardenit and many are baptized in the waters there.