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Tiberias

Tiberias (Israel)

Practical information on Tiberias

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Water Sports
  • Lake
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Place or Historical Monument
3 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Roughly 2 hours by car from Tel Aviv. / 2-3 hours by bus from Tel Aviv
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of Tiberias

Rémi Manesse Seasoned Traveller
68 written opinions

Tiberias is a small city which revolves around tourism. Restored in the 1970s, the seaside resort cruelly lacks charm.

My suggestion:
There is practically nothing to see in Tiberias, apart from the tomb of Moses Maimonides. 
My review

The first time I visited Israel, I could not wait to go to Tiberias. In my imagination it was an ancient lacustrine city carved out of volcanic rock. When I arrived, however, imagine my disappointment! Earthquakes have laid waste to the city several times in the past, so much so that in the 1970s it became the object of a restorative project to make it a first-class tourist destination. If this was successful at the time, I have to say that it is no longer the case... Today we would pass on the horrible walks around the lake which has otherwise remained untouched.

If you find yourself in the north of the country during your stay in Israel, there is a strong possibility that you will pass through Tiberias. Despite everything, you can still come and see the city for yourself and visit the tomb of Moses Maimonides.

Caroline Guibert Seasoned Traveller
22 written opinions

On the banks of the Sea of Galilee, an excellent point of departure to explore the lake.

My suggestion:
Try the beaches outside of the city and visit the monasteries.
My review

The atmosphere in Tiberias made me think of a seaside resort. However, the beach looked more like a cove where it's difficult to find a space for your towel. Even so, I had a good time there. The closeness helped me to get to know a group of very nice Israelis, sat on folding chairs in the water!

I preferred the city's ambiance at night with all the restaurants and bars along the lake. I found it truly pleasant to stroll along with no other goal than to watch.

During my trip to Israel, I visited different churches and monasteries outside of the city centre on foot. They were still quite far away, but I did not regret it as it allowed me to discover some magnificent sights. I really enjoyed the visits themselves. The architecture worthy of postcards, the spirituality, the historical interest: it was all there. I had the chance to meet an Israeli on one of the sites who gave me a free guided tour, which was great!

Tours and travel ideas Tiberias

  • Highlights
Self-drive journey through Israel and the Jordan valley
Length 8 days Approx. $1,260
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