Day 1: Golan Heights Private Tour
The Golan Heights is an important area with a lot of history and controversy surrounding it. The high mountainous plateau forms a natural border between Syria and Israel, and is therefore strategically very important to whoever holds it. It was Syrian until the 1967 Six Day War when it was captured by the IDF. Here you'll learn about the war and the importance of the area, and get some amazing views of the region. The Golan Heights is said to be one of the most beautiful areas in Israel and contains some spectacular hiking trails, rivers and waterfalls.
The first stop on this tour will be at Poriya, where you can take in the magnificent view of the Sea of Galilee against the backdrop of the Jordan Valley & Golan Heights. Continuing onwards to Hamat Gader, you'll see another amazing view, and then arrive at the Shalom Observatory. After that it's on to Katzrin, a city with amazing excavations, a museum, and a very ancient synagogue. Following on from Katrin you'll visit Mount Bental which sits above the Kuneitra Valley. Here you'll see the Syrian Border and visit a former military bunker to conclude the tour, after which you'll be dropped back at your Galil hotel via a scenic drive along the Jordan River.
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Day 2: Galilee and Safed Private Tour
This day will start with a kibbutz experience, learning about this communal way of life that helped to build this country up from the swamplands. You'll see where the residents live, where they work, the communal dining room and more. Moving on, you'll be visiting the Banyas, a collection of rivers and hills which is particularly beautiful and sometimes claimed to be the location of the Garden of Eden. The waters of the Banyas flow into the Jordan River, coming down as fresh, icy water from the mountain tops, creating stunning landscapes and magnificent waterfalls as it flows.
The next stop will be Kalat Nimrod Fortress, one of the biggest castles in the area built by the Crusaders. The castle provides a stunning view of the surroundings. After that you'll visit Birkat Ram, a lake that formed at the base of an extinct volcano, situated at the foot of Israel's highest mountain, Mount Hermon.
The final stop of the day will be Safed, or Tsfat, which is one of the Holy Jewish cities and the home to Kabbalah - Jewish mysticism. The city is wrought with tales and mysticism, with signs of the 1948 Independence War everywhere. The city is covered in blue, as part of the Kabbalistic method to deter the devil, and the steep city is characterized by cobbled streets and narrow stairways. Built at the top of a mountain, the views are spectacular and there is a thriving artists' quarter where you can buy beautifully crafted souvenirs.
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Day 3: Caesarea, Acre & Rosh Hanikra Private Tour
This tour starts in the ancient Roman city of Caesarea, which served at the regional capital for the Empire and an important port city for traders. Here you will travel back to Roman times, exploring the remains of the typically Roman city, including the hippodrome and other archaeological sites. Israeli and international artists come to perform at the city's amphitheater, considered Israel's premier stage.
Heading north you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of Haifa's Mount Carmel, which houses the stunning Baha'i Gardens and leading down to the port. The tour will continue in Rosh Hanikra, famous for its limestone grottos perched over the waves. Going up by cable car you will also get a great view of the Lebanese border.
Heading back down south you will visit the very ancient city of Acre, also called Akko. It was built by the Crusaders and has a vast history that can be glimpsed throughout the city. Here you will visit the harbor and the market, and be able to sample its famous humus.
The tour includes:
- Three day tours with a private driver-guide that will speak your native language.
- Transported in our newest models of air-conditioned private cars. All our vehicles are new, luxurious, fully air conditioned and safe.
- Two nights in Kibbutz Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Pick-up and drop-off in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Netanya, Herzliya (Possible to pickup from other locations by special request).
The tour does not include:
- Food and drinks.
- Entrance fees.
- Parking and toll road fees.
- Available Languages: English, Russian, German, Spanish, German, French.
- This itinerary is only a proposal. We can customize this tour according to your request.
- Confirmation will be received 24 hours post booking.