Nazareth Free Tour
Merely two millennia ago, Nazareth was a small, rural Jewish village home to a couple who would change the course of history. Nazareth is where the Virgin Mary discovered she was with child. Our tour will share the story of Nazareth’s most famous family – Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – as well as discover how the city developed into the largest Arab city in Israel over the course of the last 2,000 years.
The tour begins at Fauzi Azar Hostel, a 200-year-old Arab mansion owned by a respected Nazarene family in the Old City of Nazareth. After meticulous renovations, the property was converted into the city’s first hostel in 2005. Located in the middle of the Old City Market, we will wander through the colorful and vibrant alleyways to soak in the charming blend of old and new with street vendors, holy and historical sites, and boutique cafés and restaurants. We will visit Mary’s Well – the symbol of Nazareth and the site where the Angel Gabriel appears to Mary, and walk past The White Mosque, the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, and the Catholic Basilica of Annunciation. Our tour ends in the heart of the old city market.
How does our tour work? We believe that Nazareth should be accessible to any person at any budget and our tips-based model guarantees that your tour will be entertaining, fun, and informative. Our team of Abraham Tours guides are licensed by the Israel Ministry of Tourism and are locals to give you the best tips for spending your time in Nazareth – even after the Free Tour ends!
- Hear stories and legends of Nazareth from the past and the present
- The Oldest Mill in Nazareth
- Church of the Annunciation
- St. Joseph's Workshop
- The White Mosque
- Mary's Well
- Nazareth's Old City Market
- The Oldest Coffee Shop in Israel
Good to Know
- Tours are tips-based
- Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Guided walking tour
What is an appropriate amount to tip the guide?What is an appropriate amount to tip the guide?
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a tour that fits their budget, so this tour allows you to be the boss and decide your price. If you loved your tour and tour guide, let him or her know! The average tip is 50 NIS per person (or about 15 EUR/ 20 USD).We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a tour that fits their budget, so this tour allows you to be the boss and decide your price. If you loved your tour and tour guide, let him or her know! The average tip is 50 NIS per person (or about 15 EUR/ 20 USD).
Is this tour appropriate for kids?Is this tour appropriate for kids?
Yes, this tour is designed to be entertaining and informative for people of all ages. Just be aware that the Old City is not built for strollers.
Why do you offer a Free Tour?
Abraham Tours believes that travel should be accessible for anyone at every budget and this tour gives you the opportunity to explore the city and see our high standard for quality. We hope that if you enjoy the Free Tour of Nazareth that you will be inspired to join us for one of our paid tours!