Haifa, Galilee & Golan Heights
9.5 HoursModerate-StrenuousSightseeing | Walking | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Explore the heart of the Galilee region. It is a 10-minute drive from Haifa to the top of Mount Carmel - a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. From this viewpoint, you'll take in the spectacular panoramic views of Haifa and its bay. From there, it's a short drive to Zippori National Park, which encompasses the ruins from the Roman and Talmudic eras. A 4,500-seat Roman theatre, which has been partially restored, offers beautiful views of the Galilee Mountains and the Bet Netofa Valley. Don't miss the hauntingly beautiful Mona Lisa of the Galilee. Departing Zippori, your motorcoach will make its way toward the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias, established in A.D. 20 and named in honor of Emperor Tiberius. Since the 16th century, Tiberias has been considered one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed. Stop at a kibbutz as your guide will explain the history and the everyday life of these unique collective communities. After a relaxing lunch here, the afternoon segment of your tour will include a stop at Yardenit, where the Jordan River separates from the Sea of Galilee. Then, you will ascend the Golan Heights, driving through the countryside and passing Hamat Gader, the international point where the borders of Syria, Jordan, and Israel all meet. From this vantage point you can enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan Valley and Northern Galilee. Re-boarding your motorcoach you'll drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit Capernaum where Jesus taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath.
Please note: Use of audio headset included will enhance your tour experience. As this excursion involves approximately 2 hours of walking, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions.