Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee, Tiberias

Sea of Galilee
4.5
Bodies of Water • Religious Sites
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Joanne C
Simpsonville, SC62 contributions
Take a ride on a boat to experience the Sea of Galilee! From the water looking towards the shore you can still SEE what Jesus and His disciples saw.
Written 2 August 2022
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Violetvz
East London, South Africa697 contributions
The sea of Galilee is something that we read about in the Bible and it turns out to be a lake! Amazing to think that Jesus was here!
Written 26 June 2022
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Andrea N
Morristown, NJ8 contributions
Absolutely terrible experience. Avoid Viator tours at all costs.
My friend and I purchased an itinerary, which ended up entirely different from the tour we got. We ended up going to the same location twice in two days, which ruined our last days in Israel. We were the only two on the tour of nine who had this issue. Viator did not bother to notify us of any changes to our itinerary. Had we been notified of the actual itinerary, we never would have purchased it. We went out of our way the day before our tour to visit a location that the tour group then went ahead and visited. We wasted time on our once-in-a-lifetime trip thanks to Viator. When we realized we were seemingly on a different tour from what we purchased, we brought the issue to the attention of our tour guide, who couldn't do anything to help and referred us to Viator. Viator insultingly offered a 10% discount after much back and forth and more wasted time. Ultimately, they refused to make us whole and acknowledge their error. What kind of business doesn't offer a full refund when you get something other than what you pay for? Their customer service was unfriendly, unhelpful, and inept. I will never take a tour with Viator again and caution you against it, too. You not only cannot trust their itineraries, but also you cannot trust their integrity in the aftermath of a mistake that they themselves commit. Our trip was marred by this incompetent company, and that's something we can never get back.
Written 13 June 2022
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Traveler1959-123
Starkville, MS813 contributions
Just being here helps you visualize Jesus' ministry. The lake is beautiful, and a cruise on the sea is a must.
Written 8 March 2022
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Ariela S
Shoham, Israel21 contributions
great place, very special, nice beaches. good restaurants around. nice people. warm hospitality. you can go up to the Hermon or Ramat Hagolan for daily trips.
Written 2 February 2022
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Maurice Turiel
Tel Aviv, Israel1 contribution
Family
Beautiful sea by very cold water. Lovely shoreline and looking across the sea the view is stunning especially on a clear day
Written 29 December 2021
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Maurice Turiel
4 contributions
all sights are near and worth a visit the sea is quiet but in December was very cold to swim in. town centre is close
to the hotel easy to reach just walking .
Written 29 December 2021
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,623 contributions
This lake might be more significant for religious people than it might be for other people, but it's still absolutely worth a visit. The calm, beautiful waters are soothing, there's a good hiking trail around the lake, and there are good places to picnic. This lake is a good place to meditate and connect with nature. The Jordan River (another body of water with religious significance) feeds in and out of the lake. There are a lot of good restaurants and hotels in the area. Unfortunately, the water levels have been dropping precipitously in the past few years, but they're working to reverse it.
Written 11 December 2021
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Sofi NS
Athens, Greece12,739 contributions
If it were not for the historical significance I would say it is large lake. If you are a pious person you will view everything through a different eye. There are quite a few sighnificant sites covering the northern and the the western part shores of the lake. Oher than that you have the opportunity to ride a boat or take a dive in some beaches for the public, one of which is in the modern city of Tiberias. Photographic tip: try to include some of the plantation of the seashore in your pictures, otherwise your frame will look quite empty just capturing the lake itself.
Written 4 September 2021
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ChrisThomasTravels
Ossining, NY543 contributions
Gorgeous views and calm waters. We took a short cruise here, complete with praise music and refreshments. This made for a refreshing stop made perfect by the warm sun and cool breeze. Check beforehand to insure against inclement weather.
Written 12 November 2020
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