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This Galilee and Golan 2-Day Tour heads north to the Galilee. We look down on the Sea of Galilee and see the Golan Heights creating a perfect backdrop. We cross the River Jordan to the foot of the Golan Heights; pass Hamat Gader and stop at the Shalom Observatory for brilliant views. We tour Katzrin’s excavated Mishnah and Talmud-era village and visit the Golan Antiquities Museum. On Mt. Bental we tour former Syrian fortifications and then stay overnight at a Kibbutz guesthouse.
On day 2 we explore the Kibbutz then visit Mt. Hermon Stream Reserve and see the Hermon River and Banias. We tour the remains of a Roman city called Panias set among lush vegetation, waterfalls, and streams. We see the 13th-century Kal’at Nimrod fortress before continuing to our final stop is in the holy Jewish city of Safed.
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2 fully guided days with a local professional guide
1 night accommodation on bed & breakfast basis at a Kibbutz guesthouse
Enjoy a spectacular view across the Galilee to the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights
Discover the lush countryside of the Galilee, Israel’s northern region, home to the Sea of Galilee
Drive through the farmlands and vineyards of the Golan Heights
Hotel drop off – End your 2 day experience when you are returned to your hotel
Day 1: Golan Heights
The Golan Heights Tour takes you north through the Plain of Armageddon and past Megiddo into the Galilee. The Galilee has rolling hills, farmlands, vineyards and the beautiful Sea of Galilee. Crossing the Jordan River we ascend the Golan Heights through lush countryside. We pass Hamat Gader, a site with hot springs used by the Romans and modern-day spa-goers. We travel to the Shalom Observatory and from this elevated point we have stunning views all the way to the Sea of Galilee. In Katzrin we see an excavated Jewish village from the Mishnah and Talmudic eras. Nearby we visit the Golan Antiquities Museum and see archaeological discoveries from the Golan plus a film on the ancient Jewish city of Gamla. At Mt. Bental we explore the remaining Syrian bunkers and trenches captured by Israelis in the 1967 Six Day War.
Sites During the Tour
Syrian Fortification, Mt Bental
The Talmudic village, Katzrin
Yardenit Baptism Site
Day 2: Northern Galilee
This tour day starts with a look around the kibbutz to learn about this unique community. The tour travels to the foot of Mt. Hermon and the Hermon River. We stop at the Banias a former site of a Roman city dedicated to the God Pan. The lush forests, streams and waterfalls of the Banias are so beautiful it has been compared to the Garden of Eden. We tour Kal’at Nimrod, a 13th-century fortress perched on a hilltop where there are brilliant views of the Golan. Next, we stop for lunch in a Druze restaurant before traveling to the holy Jewish city of Safed. Here we tour the Caro Synagogue, Ari Synagogue and the Artists’ Quarter before returning south and leaving the Galilee and Golan.
Sites During the Tour
Banias Nature Reserve (Hermon Stream)
Abuhav Synagogue, Safed