Israel is a tiny country crammed with fascinating history and meaningful religious sites. If your cruise docks in Israel, Shatour Israel can escort you on an expert-guided tour of the Galilee, to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.
Exploring the Galilee region of Israel offers you a change from the blue scenery of your cruise to the green scenery of the Holy Land! Our driver will meet you at your embarkation point and escort you back in good time to reboard. We can customize Galilee tours for small groups or recommend one of our popular itineraries to show you the main Christian sites in the area.
If you know your Bible, the names will be familiar to you as we take you to the Sea of Galilee, to the Church at Capernaum, the Mount of the Beatitudes, and the Church at Tabga. In Nazareth you can visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of Joseph, which marks the location of the carpentry workshop where Jesus spent much of his childhood. We will drive through the Valley of Armageddon and show you the stunning landscapes of Northern Israel.
To make your day special, we can stop for a meal on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus worked alongside his disciples to land the same type of fish that you can eat there today. We don’t offer time travel, but we do promise to bring the Bible stories to life!
If your cruise docks in Haifa, and if time allows, we can include additional options such as the Baptism site on the banks of the Jordan River. If our starting point is Ashdod, the travel time to Northern Israel may limit our options, so we will ask you to select the sites that are most meaningful and important to you.
Shatour Israel has been guiding visitors from cruise ships around Israel for over 40 years. We know what is feasible and how to make the most of your time ashore. We offer multiple offshore excursion touring options to Jerusalem, Bethlehem and other cities of interest – talk to us about our various Israel excursion options and we will be happy to help you plan your visit.