Northern Israel - Feel the connection to ancient Israel. Visit settlements from the dawn of modern Zionism, Golan Heights battlefields, a kibbutz, or simply take in the color and variety of Israel's rich ethnic patchwork, including Druze, Circassian and Arab villages.
And lets not forget the wine; the unique climate and rich soil of the Galilee and the Golan make it almost inevitable that the area is famous for an internationally acclaimed wine industry. Take advantage of the some of the regional attractions, such as swimming or kayaking in the Jordan, Israel's longest cable car ride up Manara mountain for a spectacular view of Northern Israel, or perhaps just a lazy sun-filled afternoon on a Sea of Galilee beach with drink in hand. A glass of wine, anyone?
Please note - I can create a customized tour for you if you are more than 4 people or would like for this tour to start in Jerusalem, Haifa or other locations in Israel.
Day 1: Drive north to the Sea of Galilee, visit some of the outstanding sites in the vicinity such as the ancient town of Capernaum and the stunning cliff-side vista of Arbel. Next comes the famous Kaballa city of Tsfat (Safed), followed by a visit to one of the two Circassian villages in Israel. Wind up the day with an electric golf-cart or bicycle ride around the Hula valley nature reserve or take a cable car up Manara ridge for a view of Northern Israel and Southern Lebanon. Overnight at a Galilee hotel or guest house.
Day 2: Sites visited will include the amazing Nimrod castle on the slopes of mt Hermon, the Banias nature reserve, Valley of Tears battlefield memorial, Koffee Anan overlooking the Syrian border, the ancient Um Kanatir synagogue and finally a wine tasting session at one of the local quality Golan wineries.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour will set out from your hotel, guest house or place of residence in Tel-Aviv.
End location: At the conclusion of the tour you will be returned to your hotel, guest house or place of residence in Tel-Aviv.
Duration: 2 days
Travel will be in a clean, air-conditioned model 2011 Hyundai Santa-Fe. Seats up to four passengers.
Guide services with an English-speaking guide, pickup and return to an address of your choice in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, or cruise ship docks in Ashdod or Haifa, all transportation costs.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 Israeli Shekels - This should cover meals, snacks, coffee, some entrance fees. This comes out to approximately $75 per person. Please bear in mind that this is an estimate only.
Accommodation fee, including guide accommodation for one night, entrance fees, meals.