Situated along the waterfront of the Sea of Galilee, Israel's only freshwater lake, Tiberias contains several important pilgrimage sites for both Jews and Christians. This mishmash of a city combines ancient history with modern architecture to create a fascinating region with plenty to see and do both within the boundaries of the main town and just outside. The landscape here is dominated by steep cliffs and wonderful panoramic views of the Golan Heights and Sea of Galilee can be had from the top of many of them. The city also features a boardwalk, lined with trendy restaurants and bars.Read More
Late to join the triumvirate of Holy Cities, this fourth and final sacred region of Judaism obtained its lofty status when rabbis flocked here during the 18th century and turned it in to a centre for Jewish teaching and understanding. It officially became a Holy City in 1740. For Christians, the city is equally important and just 20 minutes away by car is the famous Tabgha, the place where, according to the Bible, Jesus once fed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish.
For those interested in history and want to learn more about the cultural heritage of Tiberias, there is a walking tour that takes place throughout the week and guides visitors through the Archaeological Park, Turkish Citadel, synagogue of Rabbi Haim Abulafia and more. Other sites of interest include the numerous churches that pepper the city, one of the most prominent of these being St. Peter's Church, and the Tombs of the Great Jewish Sages.
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Tiberias
If you are planning a Tiberias holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Leonardo Hotel Tiberias Tiberias
The Leonardo Hotel in Tiberias is scenically located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the only freshwater lake in Israel, and just a short stroll from the centre of town. The hotel benefits from direct access to a private beach and a large pool. Rooms are equipped with plush furniture and a range of modern amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay. Guests will wake up each morning to wonderful views of the Sea of Galilee. The restaurant serves delicious cuisine and the staff are very attentive.
Tiberias Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Tiberias.