- Day trip to Golan Heights from Tel Aviv
- Stop for a stroll around Yarendit, the Jordan River’s sacred baptismal site
- Admire views over the Jordanian and Syrian borders from Hammat Gader
- Discover ancient Jewish ruins on a walking tour of the village of Katzrin
- See Katzrin’s 6th-century synagogue with its original Hebrew inscriptions
- Visit the summit of Mount Bental and gaze out over Quneitra Valley
What You Can Expect
Ogle the views from the vantage point of Megiddo, where successive ancient settlements were built on top of each other, and then stretch your legs at Yarendit, the sacred baptismal site on the banks of the Jordan River.
Your first stop is the Hammat Gader, hot springs on the edge of the Syrian and Jordanian border, where you’ll stop for photos. Then, continue to the village of Katzrin to admire its sights on a walking tour. Though it's considered as the capital of Golan Heights, Katzrin is actually a Talmudic (ancient Jewish) village with incredible ruins scattered all around.
Visit Katzrin’s synagogue, and admire the remains of the 6th-century building that still features some original decorative details. Look out for ancient Hebrew inscriptions on the ruins of the synagogue’s original walls and columns as you walk around.
After a break for lunch (own expense), travel by coach to the top of nearby Mount Bental – one of Golan Height’s extinct volcanoes. Towering above the Golan plateau, the mountain lends itself to breathtaking views over Quneitra Valley in Syria. Pose for photos against the valley backdrop, and then start your journey back to Tel Aviv.
Your day trip finishes with a hotel drop-off in central Tel Aviv in the early evening.
This was a wonderful trip. The guide was professional and knowledgable. I wish we could have included a side trip to Safed as part of this tour, but the tour overall was excellent.
I could learn a lot about politics and the military situation. Amir is an excellent guide.