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Golan Heights Tour ex Jerusalem

We begin with a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee then we ascend the Golan Heights passing Hamat Gader.

We begin with a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee then we ascend the Golan Heights passing Hamat Gader. We stop at the Shalom Observation point and the Katzrin Museum then we visit the remains of an ancient Talmudic village. We continue on to Mount Bental opposite Kuneitra and see what a Syrian base was once.

Itinerary

Our tour begins as we leave Tel-Aviv travelling north on the coastal road along the Mediterranean Sea and passing the cities of Hertzilya and Natanya. We turn inland and travel through the plain of Armageddon as mentioned in Revelations. From here we can see Megiddo site of an ancient Biblical city.

When we reach the southernmost point of the Sea of Galilee we stop to look down on the sea from above and take in the gorgeous pastoral vista. The panoramic view which lies before us has the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) in the foreground and the undulating Golan Heights forming a dramatic backdrop.

We cross the Jordan River at the foot of the Golan Heights and begin our ascent passing through Hamat Gader. Today Hamat Gader is a popular spa destination just as it was for the Romans almost 2000 years ago. We continue on through the lush green countryside until we reach the Shalom Observatory. From here we have a stunning view looking back at the Sea of Galilee beneath us. It is easy to understand the strategic importance of the Heights as we see the Israeli city of Tiberias in the distance on the edge of the Sea of Galilee.

We travel on to Katzrin where excavations have uncovered a village from the Mishnah and Talmud periods. The village has been partially restored and we can see the archaeological findings which include a synagogue, houses and an oil press. Here we can also see evidence of former volcanic activity in the Golan Heights as black basalt rock forms part of the landscape.

We continue on to Katzrin, a city sometimes referred to as the Capital of the Golan. As far back as the Middle Bronze Age, this location has been occupied, and later the Romans, Mamluks, Ottomans and even French have ruled this picturesque city. Here we visit the Golan Antiquities Museum where we see findings from the region and the nearby archaeological site. The museum displays artefacts and has audiovisual presentations about the city of Gamla. We learn of Gamla, the historic Second Temple Era Jewish city which has been excavated nearby.

We continue to Mount Bental to see what remains of 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 just beyond the Canadian UN forces which have protected this peaceful border since the cease-fire in 1974.

Highlights

  •  Take a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee
  •  Explore Golan heights passing Hamat Gader
  •  Visit Katzrin
  •  Explore Mount Bental
  •  Visit Synagogue of Katzrin

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pick-Up
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
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Refund
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Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 07:15hrs

What You Get

Includes

  •  Pick up from the hotel
  •  Tickets
  •  Transport

Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Meal

Additional Information

  • What to bring: The voucher and valid id.
  • Minimum age required to participate in this tour is 4 years old.
  • Child Price: 4-12 years
  • You must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the specific pick up time.
  • There might be some delay (up to 20 minutes) due to traffic or other operational issues.
  • Pick-Up: Guests will be picked up from Hotel in Jerusalem

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  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
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Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$617.00
$583.00
Age: 13 & above
Child
$597.00
$564.00
Age: 4-12 years

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