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From Tel Aviv: Banias & Golan Heights Private Guided Tour

1. From Tel Aviv: Banias & Golan Heights Private Guided Tour

Start your day with pickup at your Tel Aviv Hotel, then take a scenic drive through the Galilee Mountains to the far north of Israel. Visit Banias Nature Reserve (Caesarea Philippi), which Alexander the Great called “The Gateway of Hades” because of its mystical beauty. Take a short forest walk to view beautiful springs and rivers, pass under the Roman Bridge, and finally visit the excavations of the famous Agrippa's Palace. Next, continue your ride up the Golan Heights to visit Nimrod Castle, one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval fortresses in the Middle East. Climb the castle's Defense Tower and marvel at breathtaking views of the Golan Heights, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria. From Nimrod Castle, continue driving up the Golan Heights and enjoy the marvelous views on the way. Drive through the Druze villages to know the life and customs of these very special people. Stop by the beautiful, volcanic Lake Ram to have a nice snack of local Druze food, at your own expense. Resume your tour by heading to Mount Bental, the highest point of the Golan plateau. From here, soak up fascinating views of the whole area, almost to Damascus. Continue along the Golan Heights to enjoy the views of Tiberias Lake and the Galilee. Finally, drive back to Tel Aviv for drop-off at your hotel.

From Jerusalem: Day Trip to Golan Heights and Mount Bental

2. From Jerusalem: Day Trip to Golan Heights and Mount Bental

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. 

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