A lovely 2-day tour of the northern part of Israel focusing on the main sites of the Golan Heights and the Upper Galilee. We'll have an opportunity to stay at a local Kibbutz and learn about this unique settlement. The tour includes the city of Safed in the Upper Galilee known as the birthplace of the Kabbalah movement and is considered today as one of the four holy cities of the Jewish people in Israel.
Languages and Prices
A seat in a tourist vehicle sharing with other passengers.
Service of a licensed guide in English.
A tourist vehicle.
Accommodaion in a double room at a tourist class hotel/guest house in the north.
Breakfast at hotel.
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route except for breakfast at hotel.
Prices are quoted in USD per person sharing a double room.
Accommodation in a tourist class hotel on BB (bed & breakfast) at a Kibbutz guest house in the Galilee.
Supplement for a single room applies $70 per night.
High Season supplement applies, please contact the office for details.
The sequence of the touring days may change.
Confirmation of the tour is subject to hotel availability.
Modest attire is required when visiting the holy sites.
Head cover, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Economy class:a group in a tourist bus, (Business class is not available in this tour).
This tour is not available on Apr/08, Apr/15, Oct/07/2020.
We recommend to book the tour at least 72 hours in advance.
We drive north through the Sharon coastal plain following the route of the ancient Via Maris, passing Iron wadi dotted with Arab villages, view of biblical Megiddo overlooking the Plain of Armageddon. We continue our journey east and north along the Jordan Valley on the way to the Sea of Galilee, view of Kibbutz Degania that withstood a heavy attack of the Syrian army in 1948.
We travel further eastward ascending to the Golan Heights overlooking the Yarmuch River and Hammat Gader on the border line between Israel and Jordan. Stop at Hashalom lookout, a breathtaking observation point overlooking the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias.
Travel through the Golan Heights southern plateau, view of former syrian fortifications and the modern Israeli settlements, proceed to Katzrin where we visit the Talmudic village with its ancient synagogue. Proceed to Mt. Bental overlooking Syria and Kuneitra, view of Mt.Hermon.
Drive west, descend to the valley ending at a local Kibbutz.
Begin with a walking tour of the Kibbutz, learn about this unique form of settlement. Travel to the Banias reserve known as Caesarea Philippi, the Banias is one of the sources of the Jordan river, enjoy nature, the local vegetation and waterfall. We proceed further up to the nearby impressive Nimrod castle, formerly a Crusader fort.
We leave the Golan and drive through the Hulla valley and the Upper Galille to the city of Safed the center of the mystic movement of the Kabbala, we tour the local old Artist colony dotted with art galleries and visit local synagogues.
Return to point of departure.
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We collect from most of the hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as well as from the major hotels in Netanya and Herzliya. Simply select your hotel from the list of hotels while registering for the desired tour and wait in the hotel lobby at the time indicated. The driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby.
Group tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. If your hotel is in one of these cities but is not on the list, please contact us by email and we will provide the nearest pick up location with directions.
On multi-day/weekly tours your luggage accompanies you. Please coordinate the number of suitcases you intend bringing with the office by using the special comments box. It should be noted that we attend to the safety of your belongings but cannot take responsibility for them.
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