How a Sea of Galilee Tour Will Change Your Life
Going on a Sea of Galilee tour is a life changing experience for many tourists. This is especially true for those who hold a deep religious belief. I love to watch my guests faces as they discover this beautiful and historic site. Many of them wish to take a private moment so they can be present and feel the history of this momentous site. Why else do people love a Sea of Galilee tour? Here are a few reasons.
What is the Sea of Galilee?
First of all, the Sea of Galilee is actually a lake. It is also called Lake Tiberias, Kinneret, or Kinnereth. It is the lowest freshwater lake and the second lowest lake of all types on Earth. The lowest lake on Earth is the Dead Sea, which is saltwater, and I can also be your tour guide for that! The Sea of Galilee sits at 705 feet below sea level at its deepest point.
What Happened at the Sea of Galilee?
Remains of a hunter-gatherer site were found below the water, leading the Sea of Galilee to be considered as one of the first permanent human settlements. Capernaum, in the Galilee of northern Israel is a Biblical village, located not far from other important Christian sites in Israel such as Bethsaida, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Tabgha, as well as the Jordan River and Tiberias on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Today the town of Kfar Nahum (Talhum in Arabic) stands where Capernaum once stood, and the site attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists from around the world every year.
In the Bible, Jesus does a lot of his ministering on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Capernaum, is a Biblical village, located not far from other important Christian sites in Israel this is the place Petrus come from Jesus preformed his miracles her and in and Tabgha, We will visit the Mount of Beatitudes, and also Magdala, which was an important town at that time. We will also visit Tiberius, and Yardenit which is situated on the banks of the Jordan River at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee. Each year, the site is visited by over half a million tourists and pilgrims who come to experience the waters in which Jesus was said to have been baptized by John the Baptist. Some even participate in a baptism ceremony themselves, which is a very holy and spiritual experience.
At the time, there were many settlements in this area and it was a popular place for trading and boat travel. This is also where Jesus performed many of the miracles described in the New Testament.