We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A moving experience for our group”
Review of Yardenit

Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Golan Heights Day Trip from Tel Aviv
More Info
and up
Small Group Tour to Biblical Highlights of the Galilee from Jerusalem
More Info
and up
Nazareth Galilee and Jordan River Yardenit Tour from Herzliya
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Kinneret
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Yardenit, the Baptismal site on the Jordan River, welcomes pilgrims and tourists from all over the world, to experience the beauty of Baptism or Re-Dedication in the pristine waters of the Jordan River. Entrance to the site is free. Yardenit offers separate Baptismal pools along the river, enabling pilgrims to comfortably conduct private worship ceremonies of Baptism or Re-dedication, in accordance with their particular beliefs and tradition.
Bedford, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A moving experience for our group”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We visited as part of our Pilgrim tour with a group of 50 people. About half of us wanted to be baptized/re-baptized by our pastors travelling with us. The process of changing into the provided robes (don't forget your bathing suit!) was a little chaotic, and we kept all of our belongings with us. Our group had our own area with a viewing part and the winding path into the river. It was a wonderful experience for us, with singing and scripture reading. We were able to shower and dry hair and dress in a group setting. The water was cool, and the setting was lovely. Glad I did it, and I just avoided the tourist parts of the place.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank jc44
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

268 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hamilton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
661 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
“A Commercial Baptism Site”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Yardenit is a baptism site located along the Jordan River in the Galilee region. The site is located south of the river's outlet from the Sea of Galilee and has eucalyptus trees and natural river flora along the banks. It is a pleasant spot to visit. There is a large, and overpriced, souvenir store, places to eat and restrooms. There are a couple of sets of stairs that give access to the river. If you go down to the water you will see it is quite murky and inhabited by different fish, including fairly large catfish that will come right up to your toes. Just keep in mind that this is not where tradition says Jesus was baptized but a site established by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.

Visited October 2013
Thank trainfan2000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Loved the fish that came to nibble my feet when I stepped into the Jordan River. The place is organised but their gift shop is more expensive than any other place we visited in Israel.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank MannaJhb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Petaluma, California
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Part tourist trap part religious site”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Fun place to visit, lots of souvenirs to buy. Also if you are religious great place to see where Jesus was baptized, and fun to watch others get baptized

Visited September 2013
1 Thank jonnytatt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Smooth trip to Jordon”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We just return from our tour to Jordon, we spent very pleasant times, our trip was smooth and enjoyable, we visited Al-Petra and dead sea and many areas, It was very nice experience for us.
We ate in the Jordon Pond House, they served famous popovers with butter and strawberry jam and also a bowl each of fish chowder which was very filling.
It is an absolutely beautiful setting and we will hopefully have a meal outside next visit and plan to hike around Jordan Pond. You cannot visit Acadia NP without a stop at Jordan Pond Restaurant, rain or shine .

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Valdesb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Yardenit also viewed

Kinneret, Northern District
Kinneret, Northern District

Been to Yardenit? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing