Israel Destinations: Tiberias


The region around the Sea of Galilee is one of the popular Israel destinations wherein you can find beautiful beaches, archeological sites, and biblical sites. One of the popular destinations around the region is the city of Tiberias which is located in the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Tiberias is one of the Four Holy Cities in Judaism along with Jerusalem. There are archeological sites in Tiberias that are popular tourist attractions such as the Tomb of Maimonides and the Hamat Tiberias. Tiberias is also home to beautiful beaches and modern water parks. Let’s see why Tiberias is a popular Israel destination and check out the popular tourist spots below.

Waterparks and Beaches

The shores of Tiberias are littered with beach resorts scattered along Route 90. The Gai Beach Hotel and Waterpark and Aqua Kef Waterpark, in particular, attracts both locals and tourists that made Tiberias one of the best Israel destinations. The Gai Beach Hotel and Waterpark offer all the modern conveniences of a typical modern resort such as swimming pools, a spa, gym and more. Learn more at the Gai Beach website. The Aqua Kef Water Park is a floating waterpark at Ganim Beach. Be sure to visit the Aqua Kef website and book your reservation because the waterpark doesn’t operate during bad weather conditions.

Arbel Nature Reserve

Features Mount Arbel, a mountain in the Lower Galilee and north of Tiberias. You can find hiking trails in the Arbel Nature Reserve including a route that’s a portion of the Israel National Trail. The mountain has a 110-meter vertical drop and is the only mountain in Israel that’s used for base jumping. Scattered around the reserve are ancient ruins of Jewish settlements and synagogues. Entrance fee to the park is 18 NIS for adults, 8 NIS for children.

Hamat Tiberias

Hamat Tiberias

Hamat Tiberias, also known as Hamat Tverya National Park, is an ancient archeological park and features several springs. The featured tourist spot is the Hammat Tiberias Synagogue which is popular for its floor mosaic. Entrance fee to the park is 15 NIS for adults, 7 NIS for children.

Tomb of Maimonides

Tomb of Maimonides

The Tomb of Maimonides, or Rambam’s Grave, is a popular destination in Tiberias for its religious significance and unique seven-pillar memorial. Maimonides is a Jewish philosopher who’s known as an influential and prolific Torah scholar in the Middle Ages. The tomb is also the burial place of Rabbis Isaiah Horowitz and Yochanan ben Zakai. The tomb is one of the most visited places in Tiberias, hence one of the most visited Israel destinations for Jews.

Tiberias offer the best of Israel’s natural beauty and memoirs of the past. fun-filled beaches and waterparks as well as relics from the past. Visit Tiberias when you travel to Israel. Contact us to get help in creating your tour of Israel.  Get in touch with your travel agent today to learn more about a trip to Israel. Recommend that they speak with our staff at Sar-El Tours for the trip of a lifetime!