Top 10 Things to do in Tiberias, Israel

March 27, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Tiberias (/taɪˈbɪəriəs/; Hebrew: טְבֶרְיָה‬, Tverya,  (audio) (help·info); Arabic: طبرية‎, Ṭabariyyah) is an Israeli city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Established around 20 CE, it was named in honour of the second emperor of the Roman Empire, Tiberius. In 2016 it had a population of 43,148.
Restaurants in Tiberias

1. Arbel National Park

Kfar Hamam, Tiberias, Israel +972 4-673-2904
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4.5 based on 366 reviews

Arbel National Park

A vertical cliff towering magnificently over the Sea of Galilee and looking out towards the Golan Heights and Mt Hermon;

Reviewed By TimeToTravel2468 - Florence, South Carolina

The weather was very nice and we enjoyed hiking the trail to the top. The history of the place is amazing and tragic for the Jewish people trying to escape the Romans. The way they hid in the side of the cliffs and the way the Romans finally killed them was sad. An example of the cages lowered over the edges by the Romans is at the entrance. Well worth the visit!!

2. Sea of Galilee

Tiberias, Israel 04-671-0800-054-530-0075
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sea of Galilee

Reviewed By rhpatt29 - Tyler, Texas

We were on a tour and took a ride on the Sea of Galilee. Of all the places we visited, everyone was ‘maybe’ Jesus was here. For a fact we know Jesus was on the Sea of Galilee. It was a great moment for reflection. When we finished, there was a Museum with a 2,000+ year old boat that had been discovered in the seabed during a drought. No claim was made as to owner, etc but archaeologists dated the boat at least 2,000 years old. Beautiful sea (or in Texas a lake). It was amazing to know that on the other side of the Sea were the Golan Heights and on the other side the is a civil war in Syria. Throughly enjoyed the trip.

3. Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park

Road 87, Tiberias, Israel +972 4-679-3865
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4.5 based on 353 reviews

Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park

National park and remains of a fishing village from the time of the Second Temple, on a site that was the focus of Jesus’ Galilee ministry.

Reviewed By Melvin M - Singapore, Singapore

We came as a group (non-religious) and visited the Church over Peter's house. The glass allows visitors to see the Octagonal byzantine church beneath from well over 1500 years ago.
The site has numerous excavated buildings, along with a large Synagogue said to be from the 2nd century. Many capitals from the columns are also on display and you will have to find the one that depicts the moving of the Jewish temple.

4. Domus Galilaeae

Road #90 opposite Vered Hagalil, Tiberias, Israel +972 4-680-9100
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5 based on 85 reviews

Domus Galilaeae

Reviewed By saul g - Tel Aviv, Israel

Beautiful Saturday morning (09:00) , four of us are met by Gil , the smiling friendly student from Brazil , who shows us around this stunning place , patiently answering our questions , explaining the purpose of Domus Galilea . Amazing Panorama of the Kineret lake .
I recommend that if you are travelling by yourselves , (not with an organized tour) - call in advance to reserve the tour of this place .
To add an additional taste to this visit , we continued from here to "Tzel Tamar" restaurant (At Kibutz Ashdot Ya'akov Ichud) for a great relaxed late brakfast (See separate review) .

5. Jordan River Village

Pob 407, Givat Avni 15227, Tiberias 15118, Israel +972 4-675-9111
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4.5 based on 273 reviews

Jordan River Village

Reviewed By Brogan J

As a non-religious person, I'm sure my experience of this place is different to those of faith. I rented a bike in Tiberias and cycled south around the Sea of Galilee for the day and this was one of my stops along the way. The gifts and cosmetic shop at the entrance is a bit tacky, making the place feels cheap and nasty (though I'm sure the souvenirs are expensive). I was a little confused by this place as Jordan claims they have access to the baptismal site from their side of the Jordan River much further south. However, I found it amusing to watch those pilgrims dress in flowing white coats, dousing themselves in the river's water, some even swan diving elegantly from the low platforms.

6. Ginosar Village

Tiberias 14980, Israel +972 4-670-0320
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Ginosar Village

Reviewed By LondonTraveller848 - London, United Kingdom

Kibbutz Ginosar has a museum devoted to a small fishermen boat that was found at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee in the 80's. The boat is 2,000 years old and it is beautifully preserved and displayed.
There is a short video about the finding of the boat, the rescue, excavation, preservation and research.
The Kibbutz is not far from Pina Balev in Rosh Pinna (where we stayed - highly recommended!) and a few minutes' drive from the Primacy and the Fish and Bread churches.
Highly recommended, a beautiful piece of ancient history.

7. Berenice Winery

31 Yokhanan Ben Zakai, Tiberias 1424231, Israel +972 52-647-9589
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5 based on 40 reviews

Berenice Winery

Berenice Winery is a boutique winery located in an old Basalt house in the city of Tiberias. The winery offers tastes of the award winning wines of Gidi Badt and a visit to the rare old house. It is possible to arrange accommodation - please notify in advance.

Reviewed By Heidi L

Our visit at Berenice Winery turned out to be much more than wine tasting! The hosts, Estee and Gidi, are so warm, gracious and friendly and they shared their story and their passion for wine. The salads and breads were amazing! This winery is a MUST if you visit Tiberias! Several in our group said that is was like "visiting old friends"....

8. Tomb of Rabbi Meir

Tiberias 14100, Israel +972 1-800-300-508
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Tomb of Rabbi Meir

Reviewed By AlyGNorthWales - Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, United Kingdom

Stopped there unintentionally when trying to get to Hamat Tiberias and fascinated. Looked derelict from outside but we went in as we were there and found lots of people were praying but there was also a market and people barbecuing all around. Slightly surreal but would recommend it.

Tiberias, Israel +972 52-246-4638
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4 based on 539 reviews

Tiberias

Reviewed By coconutugly - Marbella, Spain

I can’t stress how much i disliked this city/town. There is nothing going for it. It’s run down, dirty, full of rude drivers, and absolutely void of anything pretty that might be of interest to tourists. I get the feeling they don’t like or appreciate the money tourism can bring in. It’s just plain awful! Board of tourism do something!!! A very unwelcoming place!

10. Kibbutz Degania Alef

Degania Alef, Tiberias 1512000, Israel +972 4-660-8101
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Kibbutz Degania Alef

Degania Alef, 'Mother of the Kibbutzim' is the first Kibbutz, established in 1910 on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and Jordan River. A fascinating social experiment in communal living, which has lasted more than a century. History, culture and heritage from pioneer days at the beginning of last century, continued by today's vibrant pioneers in modern Kibbutz living.

Reviewed By eduardops60 - Mexico City, Mexico

The first kibbutz in Israel established in 1910. So much history. We got a great tour and learned a lot about life in a Kibbutz. General Moshe Dayan was the second baby to be born in this kibbutz.

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