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The Golan Heights & Holy Tzfat

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General Information About The Golan Heights

3 Days along Israel’s Coast, The Golan Heights & Holy Tzfat

Day 01

Ancient City of Caesarea Ruins
The Caesarea National Park contains the remains of a prestigious port city established by Herod the Great, which flourished during the Byzantine period. Visit the Roman Amphitheatre, the Hippodrome horse racing arena, and the impressive Roman Aqueducts.

Akko Fortified Walls & Market
One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Akko dates back to the time of the Pharaoh Thutmose III and was a central city of the Ottoman Empire. Stop by the market and stroll along shoreline walls built by the Ottoman governor using old Crusader stones.

Rosh Hanikra Grottos & Cable Car
Formed over a period of thousands of years from waves hitting the soft chalk rock on Israel’s coast, these beautiful grottoes offer stunning views of waves crashing against the rocks and spraying the air. Ride up via cable car for the best view of this stunning site.

Kibbutz Tour & Evening Talk
During your stay at Kibbutz Lavi, you’ll get the chance to meet one of the Kibbutz residents for a mini tour and discussion about Lavi; a unique glimpse into the life of a “kibbutznik!”

Dinner & Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel, Northern Israel

Day 02

Tzfat Old City & Artist Quarter
Tzfat, the City of Air, is one of the four holy cities in Israel. It has been a spiritual center since the 1600’s when it was the center of Kabbala (Jewish mysticism). Now filled with silversmiths, painters, sculptors, and more, artists are hard at work in their studios and as you walk by, you’ll see the windows of the ancient buildings filled with inspiring paintings.

Unique Tzfat Synagogues
Throughout the centuries, Tzfat has been rattled by several earthquakes, yet mysteriously all the synagogues have remained intact. View a Torah scroll form the middle ages, the authentic Shulchan Aroch, and many Holy Arks; all survivors.

Golan Magic Welcome Center
Here the Golan comes alive; view a state-of-the-art model, complete with light and sound effects, and a film documenting its history on a 180 degree panoramic screen.

Golan Heights Winery
Located high in the heights of the Golan in the small town of Katzrin, you will find this famous winery which exports to over 25 different countries.

Dinner & Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi Hotel, Southern Galilee

Day 03

Village of Nazareth
After breakfast we’ll start our day with a short drive to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well and the Church of St. Gabriel. Visit the Blessed Cave, view Mary and Joseph’s house.

Sea of Gailee & Capernaum National Park
Visit the remains of a Second Temple period fishing village and its synagogue, and imagine the lives of those who lived there. We’ll learn about the location where Jesus selected his Apostles and the modern day church that stands where the house of Peter once stood.

Mount of Beatitudes
The Mount of Beatitudes sits on a hilltop at the northern point of the Sea of Galilee, this is where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. A Byzantine church was erected near the current site in the 4th century, and it was used until the 7th century.

Ancient Beit Alfa Synagogue
Built during the Byzantine era, this excavated synagogue is most well-known for its miraculously well preserved mosaic filled with intricate artistic detail. The mosaic vividly portrays the Binding of Isaac, the Zodiac, and the Temple of Jerusalem.

Ascend to Holy Jerusalem
Welcome to the holiest city in the world, the eternal city of Jerusalem. Touch the Western Wall, walk beautiful streets of “new” Jerusalem, and enjoy the city’s vast & diverse culture.