Mysticism and bird watching, nature reserves and raging battles - this journey to Israel's northern mountainous region will unravel the charm, the beauty, the history and the spirituality of this spellbinding region.
Tel Aviv Area
Service of a private licensed English speaking driver/guide.
A private comfortable government licensed tourist vehicle.
Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route.
Prices are quoted in USD per vehicle.
Head cover and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
The tour from Jerusalem travels to/from the Galilee along the Jordan Valley.
On Saturdays and Jewish holidays a supplement of $140 per vehicle will apply.
This private tour is availabble daily.
We recommend to book the tour at least 24 hours in advance.
07:30 – Pick up from the hotel.
Travel north through the Lower Galilee to the mountainous Upper Galilee to visit the picturesque city of Safed, the highest city in Israel, with warm summers and cold, often snowy, winters. Safed is one of the four holy cities in Israel and has been a spiritual and kabala center since the 17th century. Visit the city’s thriving and scenic artist’s quarter dotted with galleries and artists studios, and wander through the ancient alleyways of the Jewish quarter with its hidden corners and beautiful ancient synagogues.
Proceed further north through the Hula Valley passing Hula Lake Park (Agamon Hahula in Hebrew). Continue to the Tel Dan nature reserve – a wonderland of streams, a wild river and tall shady trees. The Dan River is the largest and most important source of the Jordan River, fed by the snow and rain of Mt. Hermon. Walk along the trail, crossing the stream and through the laurel, ash and buckthorne trees to a flour mill, that operated until 1948, and the ruins of a Canaanite city with the earliest constructed arch ever discovered.
Ascend the Golan heights and passing by Caesarea Phillipi-the Banias, view of Tel Faher (or Golani Lookout) a former Syrian outpost on the Golan Heights and the site of an intense battle during the Six Day War. Conquest of this outpost led to the liberation of the entire Golan Heights.
As we continue our ascent view the Nimrod Fortress, a medieval fortress situated on a ridge rising about 800 m (2600 feet) above sea level, dating back to Saladin and the Crusaders, which was ruined by an earthquake during the 18th century. We continue through the Druse villages of the Golan Heights until we reach our final stop – Mt. Bental, at just over 1,000 meters above sea level, a remnant of the long extinct volcanoes which were the source of the grey basalt stone that characterizes the region.
From the mountain top there is an amazing view of Syria, Mt. Hermon and the Valley of Tears – site of one of the fiercest battles waged during the Yom Kippur War.
Our guides are all government licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, speak English or another language as ordered. We are proud of our team of guides, who are experienced, knowledgeable, interesting and service oriented, well-mannered and love guiding. On Trip Advisor you can find excellent reviews of our guided tours.
The vehicles used for the tours are government licensed tourist vehicles. They are designated for transporting tourists only, are comfortable, new and maintained by our in-house traffic officer. Families and small groups will enjoy travelling in a car driven by a suitably licensed driver-guide (two-in-one, no doubt a saving). Large groups will be transported in small or large luxury tourist buses.
In general for daily private tours is it better not to keep baggage in the car. If your tour is ending at the airport and therefore it is necessary to take your baggage, please let us know in advance so that we can provide a suitable vehicle. Please take into account that if you have a large number of suitcases that require a large vehicle, it may increase the tour price.
The most popular language is English, followed by Spanish, mandarin, French and German, however guiding is available in almost all foreign languages. For less popular languages it is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability of a guide speaking your desired language. The cost of guides that speak languages other than English is higher and that will affect the tour price.
The basic price of the tour includes a vehicle and guide. We can of course reserve and include meals, accommodation, entrance fees and special activities (such as ATV rides, winery and/or culinary tours, etc.), as you may require.
The tour price does not include VAT (tourists are exempt from paying VAT on touring services), and anything else that has been decided not to include – such as accommodation, meals and entrance fees. In general we can include or exclude anything in or from the tour price, as required.
During the Israeli summers the days are long and the departure hour in the mornings can be as late as 09:00 AM. In winter the days are short so it is recommended not to leave any later than 08:00 AM to ensure arriving at all the sites planned for visiting before closing.
A touring days is up to 10 hours, however tours to nearer distances will be shorter and those to further distances will be longer, so that in general touring days will range from 9 to 11 hours accordingly.
The quantity and variety of restaurants in Israel is enormous. We try to select restaurants that serve typical Israeli cuisine. If you prefer chef or other type of restaurants we will be happy to recommend some that suit your budget and tastes.
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