Tiberias | Joe Walsh Tours

Tiberias

Tiberias was held in great respect in Judaism from the middle of the 2nd century and since the 16th century has been considered one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed. In the 2nd to 10th centuries, Tiberias was the largest Jewish city in Galilee and the political and religious hub of the Jews of Israel. Its immediate neighbour to the south, Hammat Tiberias, which is now part of modern Tiberias, has been known for its hot springs, believed to cure skin conditions and other ailments, for some two thousand years..

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Local Information

  • Currency: Shekel
  • Local time: GMT +2 hours
  • Airports: Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
  • Flight duration: 5 hours approximately
  • Languages: Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages; many people speak English
  • Climate: Mediterranean climate with long, hot and dry summers followed by short, cool to warm, wet winters; snow is possible inland on high ground at the height of winter
  • Voltage: 230V A/C. The standard for H plugs (local incompatible plug with 3 flat Y-shaped pins) and sockets was recently modified to use round pins, so most modern sockets accept both type C (Europlug with 2 round pins) and type H plugs; type M sockets are used for air conditioners; identical plugs and sockets also used in the Palestinian National Authority areas
  • Visa: not required for Ireland & UK citizens; nationals of other countries are advised to check with the relevant authorities
  • Passport: Ireland & UK passport holders travelling to Israel and Palestine must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel six months beyond the date of return; nationals of other countries are advised to check with the relevant authorities