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From Jerusalem: Day Trip to Golan Heights and Mount Bental

From Jerusalem: Day Trip to Golan Heights and Mount Bental

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Explore the gems of Northern Israel on this day tour. Discover synagogues and tour a historic Kibbutz settlement, all while learning about Israel's fascinating history from your knowledgeable guide.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an Airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pick-up point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Be transported back to ancient times as you travel through Katzrin
  • Cross over the Jordan River at the foot of Golan Heights
  • See ancient synagogues, houses, bunkers, and trenches throughout the day
  • Spot relics and artifacts when you visit the Golan Antiquities Museum
  • Take the time to look over Kuneitra valley from your spot on Mount Bental
Full description

Spend the day traveling through Northern Israel visiting historic sites like Golan Heights and Katzrin. Drive through Hamat Gader, cross the Jordan River, and go into the Golan Antiquities Museum. Learn the history from your guide, while traveling in a comfortable vehicle.

 

Start the day by driving inland and going through the plain of Armageddon as mentioned in Revelations. See the Megiddo site of an ancient Biblical city. Reach the southernmost point of the Sea of Galilee and stop to look down on the sea from above and take in the pastoral vista.

 

Cross the Jordan River and pass through Hamat Gader, a popular spa destination. Continue through the countryside until you reach the Shalom Observatory. From here, there is a stunning view looking back at the Sea of Galilee and you can see the Israeli city of Tiberia in the distance.

 

Continue to Katzrin where excavations have uncovered a village from the Mishnah and Talmud periods. The village has been partially restored and you can see the archaeological findings which include a synagogue, houses, and an oil press.

 

When you reach Katzrin, a city sometimes referred to as the Capital of the Golan, visit the Golan Antiquities Museum where you can see findings from the region and the nearby archeological site. The museum displays artifacts and has audiovisual presentations about the city of Gamla.

 

Lastly, travel to Mount Bental to see what remains of the Syrian fortifications. The Syrian bunkers, base, and trenches were captured by the Israeli's in the Six-Day War of 1967. From here we can see how close Syria is as we look down on the Syrian city of Kuneitra. 

Includes
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off
  • Entry fee to the museum
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Modest dress is required for the holy places
  • This tour requires a minimum of 3 participants
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Mir gefällt die Natur sehr gut auf den Golanhöhen. Der Reiseführer war sehr nett und sympathisch, leider sind meine Englischkenntnisse nicht gut, so dass ich nicht alles verstanden habe. Diese Tour gab es jedoch nicht in deutscher Sprache. Insgesamt bewerte ich die Tour mit 5 Sternen, auch das Mittagessen im Kibbutz war ausgezeichnet.

April 28, 2022

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Espectacular excursión por las montañas del norte de Israel, verde, historia, valentía, resistencia y lucha. El Monte Bental imponente, hermoso, nevado. El mar de Galilea inmenso. El guía profesional nos contó toda la historia de estas montañas sin dejar detalle.

March 31, 2022

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