Nazareth Israel Travel Tours

Nazareth is a city in the Galilee with significant biblical importance. The focal holy site in the city is the Basilica of Annunciation, where believers celebrate the site when the angel Gabriel announced to Mary she would bear the son of God. Nearby is St. Joseph’s Church said to be the site of Joseph’s workshop. The Nazareth Village, an open-air museum, reconstructs daily life in Jesus’ era. The underground Synagogue Church is where its believed Jesus prayed and studied. In Luke’s Gospel Jesus is referred as "Jesus of Nazareth," and nearly all Christian Holy Land Israel tour itineraries include a stop in the city.

General Information

Region: Galilee
About: The capital and the largest city in the Northern District of Israel
Population: 75,922 (2016)
Situated: Israel, 105 km north from Tel Aviv, 25 km west from the Sea of Galilee
Elevation: 1,138′
Founded: 2200 BC (Early settlement), 300 AD (Major city). Municipality established in 1885

Plan a tour

Tours including Yardenit

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Nazareth and Galilee Tour


Escorted Tel Aviv / Jerusalem Jerusalem / Tel Aviv Excursion Tour

Galilee Tour


Escorted Tel Aviv / Jerusalem Jerusalem / Tel Aviv Excursion Tour

Footsteps of Christ Tour


Escorted Tel Aviv Jerusalem Christian Tour

Footsteps of Christ Tour & Jordan


Escorted Tel Aviv Jerusalem Christian Tour

Where It All Began Tour


Escorted Cairo Jerusalem Christian Tour

Do you know: Nazareth is known as "the Arab capital of Israel," and 30% of its population is Christian

When to tour

Nazareth is a year-round destination, with dry hot summers from Jun–Sep and mild winters Dec–Feb. The month of Christmas, there are Christmas trees and decorations, festivities, music concerts and special church services, is a popular time to tour the city.

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