Tiberias Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Things to Do
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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Tiberias Highlights

  • Pro
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     Will draw you closer to God and his Son, Jesus 

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     .....can't imagine any 

  • In a nutshell
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     If you're in Israel then it's Israel - if you're outside of Israel then it's Syria. Confusing? Welcome to the Middle East! 

Tiberias Things to Do

  • Boat Trip in Galilee sea

    Although Galillee sea is a very small lake you can enjoy a trip with wooden boats ..Replikas of old models and you can even have the chances to get a certificate for tempting your chances to have a trip with such boats ..Nevertheless you can visit Copernaum from the sea and you can have the chances of see The Golan heights considerably safely...If...

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  • Baptism in Jordan River

    In the synoptic gospels, Jesus is baptised by John the Baptist. In these accounts, John the Baptist preaches repentance before the coming judgment, baptism for the forgiveness of sins, and the imminent arrival of one far greater than he. Jesus comes to the Jordan River and is baptised there by John. After the baptism, the heavens open, the holy...

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  • Capernaum

    About two miles south is Capernaum (Kfar Nahum), the lakeside town where Jesus preached, and his disciples, Peter and Andrew lived. This is where Jesus told his followers, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." He spent three years based here and performed many miracles, but was rejected by the townspeople, provoking Jesus to curse them,...

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  • Al Amari mosque

    We didn’t have time to check synagogues and churches in Tiberias so it was a nice surprise when we saw this small mosque near the promenade among some modern structures. It was built in 1730 by the Bedouin Sheikh Dahar El Omar, one of the few buildings that predates 1948 in Tiberias.. It is in an abandoned state today but still very beautiful at...

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  • water level Surveyor at Sea of Galilee

    Tiberias is built on the slopes of western shore of Galillee Sea, between the elevation of -200 and 200 meters! Yes it’s true, the area next to the lake is actually -200meters below the sea level. We noticed a 5m high structure at the promenade (pic 1) that is made out of stainless steel in the shape of the lake. It was erected in 2006 and measures...

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  • promenade

    Tiberias isn’t famous for its attractions, most visitors come here and use it as a base for exporing the Galilee region. The good thing with Tiberias is that it is located next to the Sea of Galilee so one the best things you can do here is walking along the promenade and catch a northern breeze. It’s a bit commercialized with numerous café, fish...

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  • Capernaum

    Capernaum is located at the north corner of the Sea of Galilee, on the side of the ancient road from Tiberias to the east of the sea of Galilee: Golan, Gamla and Jordan. It is a 3 minute drive east from the Primacy of Peter Church in Tabgha and a 16 minute drive north east of Tiberias. The village prospered in the Roman and Byzantine periods, and...

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  • Tabgha

    Tabgha is the arabic translation of the koine greek meaning of the town with 7 spings or Heptetagon, which is the area in Northern Sea of Galilee where Jesus had performed some of his miracles and made his sermon on the mount. Along the shores of the Sea of Galilee here is where the Church of the Primacy of Peter was established too and the town is...

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  • Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)

    Kinneret is named after the the Judeo Aramaic Word for the Sea of Galilee, which is the only freshwater lake in Israel and is the center of Jesus Ministry for 3 years before he embarked to Jerusalem and hence is a major part of the Christian Pilgrimage as many of the biblical sites related to Jesus and the 12 Apostles are related to this region...

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  • Water Activities at Tiberias

    being a famous religous and resort town and the only lake in Israel, Tiberias is the largest town along the Sea of Galilee and has the largest marina in the region where there are a variety of boats, jet skis, water contraptions that Israelis use during the weekends and holidays as tiberias becomes a hotbed of activity and you would see people...

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  • Ride a Jesus Boat

    The famous Jesus Boats of Tiberias was patterned after the original wooden boat remains that where unearthed in Ginnosaur Area, north of Tiberias in 1986. The wooden boat was carbon dated and was found to have existed in the 1rst century AD and enterprising Israelis quickly made reconstructions of the wooden boat that was found and made them larger...

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  • Tiberias Central Boardwalk

    The Municipality of Tiberias has it's own boardwalk facing the Sea of Galilee and the Boardwalk during the weekdays, the boardwalk acitvity is slow, but during the weekends and holidays, the Central Boardwalk is packed with Israelis from other areas on a vacation and recreation in Tiberias. From the Old City and the promenade, the central boardwalk...

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  • Impressive Ruins of BEIT SHE'AN

    Beit Shean was first settled in the FIFTH MILLENIUM PRIOR to JESUS CHRIST. Excavations have revealed no less than 18 successive ancient towns; ancient Beit She'an is one of the most impressive Roman and Byzantine sites in Israel.It was an important junction from which roads led north to Syria, east to Jordan, south to Egypt and west to the...

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  • Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee

    Outside the Yigal Allon Museum, on the Sea, there are several boats which can be engaged for a sail......our group filled 3 of them, so they were able to keep us togethe by tethering us together!In Israel, the Sea is known as Lake Kinneret, being very important to Christians, as it is where Jesus called his Disciples and is the site of much of his...

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  • Colours water fountaun

    New audio-visual show held at the promenade of the city of Tiberias. The show brings stories from the history of the city and the area, projected on a screen of water, accompanied by a colored water fountains.

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Tiberias Restaurants

  • Galei Gil Dagiem

    We arrived late on a saturday evening in Tiberias, checked in at our hotel and then went down to the sea, walked a bit along the promenade where there are several restaurants. We liked Galei Gil Dagiem (loosely translated Gil's Waves of Fishes, thanks Martin for this), an old (more than 40 years) fish tavern with tables outside right on the water,...

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  • Restaurants at Tiberias

    Since Tiberias is a big town, actually like a small city, it has a good number of restaurants and snack stands that offer local Kosher Israeli Cuisine mostly and a sprinkling of Lebanese and Other Middle Eastern Cuisine plus the ubiqitous Multi National Burger Chain like Mc Donalds. and the usual kebab and shawarma stands and falafel joints. there...

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  • Orientale

    Sahara restaurant is, in a way a kebab's house but with the range of hoummus,falafel and all kind of orientale food.It's situated very near to the port in the main street. Kebabs

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  • the best meal we had in Israel!

    my wife and I were travelling all over Israel last month. in our 2nd week we visit in Tiberias, next to the sea of galilee and had an amazing meal in a place called Avi's Restaurant. The best way to know about good places is to ask the locals and 3 out of 3 recommended us on this place, so we had to listen to them. the owner is a very generous...

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  • The Best in Tiberias!

    This is my local haunt and has been for a few years now. It's quaint & stylish with a good menu selection and they do have English menus which is not easy to find in Tiberias. Price is everything if you're like me when traveling and this place fits the bill. Here two people can share a breakfast with excellent cappuccinos and do it for $10. The...

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  • You'll never forget their steaks!

    Bat Ya'ar is a ranch that has a restaurant with the same name. It is located in the middle of a forest about 30 minutes drive from Tiberias. Before you plan your visit there remember that you don't want to drive there when the roads are icey (unless you drive a tank)or when it's dark and it's your first visit! The road that leads to Bat Ya'ar is a...

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Tiberias Transportation

  • how to go there

    Tiberias is located right on the west side of Galilee Sea, 137km NE of Tel Aviv, 177km N of Jerusalem, 67km W of Haifa, 30km NE of NazarethBy carWe drove from Tel Aviv early in the morning checking numerous towns/attractions on the way (Beit-She’arim, Tzippori, Nazareth), we didn’t notice traffic jams except the part between Nazareth and Cana which...

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  • how to move around

    You don’t really need anything to see the city, you can just walk around and visit the main attractions and the promenade along the Sea of Galilee. Our hotel was uphill and although manageable on foot we used the car to go down and have dinner at the promenade.If you have extra time consider of renting a bicycle and do some km around the lake, only...

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  • Jesus Boats

    Although there is no historical evidence to suggest that the boat found at magdala area of Ginnosaur town North of Tiberias was patterned after the fishing boat that the Apostles of Jesus used. The enterprising Israeli Tourism Officials actively promoted the riding of these Jesus Boats along the Sea of Galilee since the late 1980's and it caught on...

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Tiberias Shopping

  • What to shop in Tiberias

    We didn’t notice many souvenir stores in Tiberias, probably most Christians prefer other famous spots like Jordan river, Capernaum, Tabgha etc). But even late in the evening we noticed an open market along the promenade, nothing special but it made our walk a bit more colorful.

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  • Jewelry Shop and Factory 2

    This will be pictures of the Showroom and Jewelry Shop of CapriceMany Jews are famous gemologists and are skilled in crafting really good jewelry pieces (most of the famous jewellers and jewelry shops in Manhattan, New York are run by Jews) and it is no surprise that Israel has lots of Jewelry factories and one of the main factories is here in...

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  • Jewelry Shop and Factory

    This will be pictures of the factory of Caprice.Many Jews are famous gemologists and are skilled in crafting really good jewelry pieces (most of the famous jewellers and jewelry shops in Manhattan, New York are run by Jews) and it is no surprise that Israel has lots of Jewelry factories and one of the main factories is here in Tiberias by the...

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Tiberias Warnings and Dangers

  • Are they speaking Hebrew?

    It was a coin toss to put this tidbit here or in the cultural section but I opted here. One thing that comes up so often is the difference of Hebrew spoken here as opposed to Jerusalem or even Tel Aviv. The variant can be so strong that even if you've gotten by well with a phrase book vocabulary in the center of the country it could be not...

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  • Tiberias & Bordering Countries.

    Tiberias is North near the countries of Lebanon and Syria, there is an area that is very strategic and Israel will guard the area even if it means to the death. The area is Golan Height they will not let go of it, so now military soldiers and citizen are armed. So be very care in areas like this, don't be silly and just walk up and try to pick up...

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Tiberias Off The Beaten Path

  • Singer Singing Christian Songs at Jesus...

    while cruising along the Sea of Galilee via the Jesus Boat, they have an in house singer who sings various Christian Songs like amazing grace and a lot more and the voice of the singer is really good. he also sells Compact Discs of his various Christian Songs to Christian Pilgrims for NIS 60 per CD case (you can hear his voice at my videos here)....

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  • Fishing Demonstration at Sea of Galilee

    the sea of galilee was the source of fresh water fish for thousands of years but the number of fish catches now is dwindling and there are now more fish farms than regular fishing in the lake, however, when you are aboard a Jesus Boat in Tiberias, the local Boat Guide will demonstrate to you how they fish at the lake during Jesus Time. don't expect...

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  • Viewing Tiberias from a Jesus Boat

    Christian Pilgrims go on a 45 minute Cruise along the Sea of Galilee via the Jesus Boats and while onboard, you can take really good shots of the surroundings and the skyline of Tiberias Municipality with views of the Central Boardwalk, the Marina, and the hillside houses above the town. taking pictures and video while cruising is simply breath...

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Tiberias Favorites

  • Tiberias

    Tiberias was a roman city founded in 20 AD (and Named after Roman Emperor Tiberius) by the Roman Client King, Herod Antipas as his capital of the roman Province of Galilee and Perea and the city has lots of history of changing hands due to occupation, revolts and rebelions and initially, the Jews would frown living here as there was a cemetery,...

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  • The old Tiberias

    There is only a little left of the old city in Tiberias. There is only a little left of the old town wall. In the town wall is there a crusader castle left. The old town walls consist of basalt stones.The page about Tiberias: http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/Tiberias.html

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