Day trip

Tel Aviv: Golan Heights Day Trip with Guide

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: Israel Click Tours

Tel Aviv: Golan Heights Day Trip with Guide

Activity provider: Israel Click Tours

From US$ 139.23 per person

Explore the vast Golan Heights region on a day trip from Tel Aviv. Learn about the area from an experienced guide as you visit some of Golan Heights' most important landmarks including the Plain of Armageddon and the ancient Jewish city of Gamla.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from the main hotels in Tel Aviv. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an Airbnb), the activity provider will send you details of the closest pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the luscious countryside of the Galilee, Israel’s northern region, home to the Sea of Galilee
  • See landmarks that date back to the Six Day War
  • Enjoy an introduction to a controversial and scenic area
  • Learn about the biblical references evident throughout the region
Full description
The tour departs from Tel Aviv in the early morning and travels north along coastal roads with stunning views across the Mediterranean Sea. Pass by the cities of Hertzilya and Natanya before turning inland to travel through the Plain of Armageddon as mentioned in the Book of Revelations. As you continue through the landscapes, keep a look out for Megiddo, the site of an ancient Biblical city, before arriving at the southernmost point of the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy a pit stop to stretch your legs and admire the view that stretches out from Kinneret against the backdrop of Golan Heights. Cross the Jordan River next, at the foot of Golan Heights, and pass through Hamat Gadar as you begin the ascent. Journey through the luscious green countryside until you reach the Shalom Observatory, where you can admire another stunning view of the Sea of Galilee. Travel on to Katzrin where excavations have uncovered a village from the Mishnah and Talmud periods, and learn about the archaeological findings that include a synagogue, houses, and an oil press. As you explore Katzrin, also known as the Capital of the Golan, learn about how since the Middle Bronze Age the location has been occupied by the Romans, Mamluks, Ottomans, and even the French. Visit the Golan Antiquities Museum next, and admire an array of findings from Golan Heights and the archaeological site in Katzrin. Learn about the displays within the museum thanks to informative audiovisual presentations as well as insightful information about Gamla, the historic Second Temple era Jewish city which has also been excavated nearby. Continue onto Mount Bental to see what remains of Syrian fortifications, bunkers, and trenches that were captured by the Israeli’s in the Six Day War of 1967. From here, see how close Syria is as you look down on the city of Kuneitra which has been protected by Canadian UN forces since 1974.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Includes all entrance fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

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  • Holders of diplomatic or foreign passports and 3-month entry permits are exempt from VAT payment per Israeli law. You will be required to provide valid passport details to avoid being charged VAT.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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The Golan Heights and Galilee excursion was simply amazing. Our tour guide Udi was kind, funny and extremely informative. He took the time to explain all the Jewish history and border limitations of the sites we visited, and answered all our questions. We had a great lunch by one of the villages in the north of Israel. The Golan heights is a beautiful change of scenery and well worth the money. A must see part of Israel. Thank you for this great journey.

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October 28, 2022

I spent a memorable day in the Golan, we had an exceptional guide (Yoav) who showed us and explained the biblical places, with anecdotes and a lot of humor. With the other travelers (English and American) we took the time to taste local specialties. The landscapes and colors will remain in my memory for a long time. Despite the cold it was a trip well worth the price. Please note, you must be bilingual English to make the most of this trip.

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February 11, 2020

Long day but a fascinating one. Well worth the trip.

April 28, 2022

Product ID: 245187