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Jewish heritage of the North - Three day tour

Highlights
  • The aqueducts of Caesarea
  • Panoramic views of Haifa
  • Wander throughout the ancient port town on Acre
  • Visit Safed, the center for Kaballah
  • Enjoy an exhilarating jeep tour
  • Ramban's grave in Tiberias
  • Relax in Gan Hashlosha
  • Meet with a member of a kibbutz and learn about their unique style of living
  • Two nights accomodation in a Kibbutz Guesthouse (incl.dinner and breakfast)
DAY 1: Caesarea / Haifa / Acre Sunday / Departure: Tel-Aviv / Overnight: Kibbutz Guesthouse
Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. There you will have the opportunity to see the archaeolgocial excavations, the aqueducts and the amphitheatre which has since been restored to its former glory and now acts as a concert venue. 

The next stop on the tour will be in Haifa. First enjoy a panoramic view of the city, the Bahai gardens and Haifa bay from Mt. Carmel . Then you will head into the city and visit the Naval museum which tells the story of the illegal immigrants to Israel at the time of the British mandate. 

You will continue onto the ancient port town of Acre. There you will take the time to walk through the old harbour and the local market. The final stop of the day will be the northernmost point of Israel, Rosh Hanikra. There you will descend by cable into the magnificent limestone grottoes where the water is crystal clear and the most fabulous shades of blue. 

The tour will stay overnight at a Kibbutz Guesthouse.
DAY 2: Safed / Golan Heights Monday / Overnight: Kibbutz Guesthouse
The day begins in Safed.  A small town which is know as being the center of Kabalah movement. There you will visit the Joseph Caro and the Ha’ari synagogues , which are considered to be the most important synagogues in the city. You will also have to opportunity to stroll around the the Artist’s quarter

Tour the Golan heights by Jeep, where you will have the time to stop at an observation point over the city of Kuneitra. Stop at Gadot overllok (Mitzpe Gadot), the memorial site for the fallen of the golan, located over former syrian bunkers and see the monument built on site in honor of the Alexandroni brigade. 
 
The final stop will be to Tel-Hai to see the “Roaring Lion” monument. Here you will learn about the heroic battle of Josef Trumpeldor and his comrades in 1920. 
 
That evening there will be a chance to meet with a Kibbutz member and learn about their unique lifestyle. This wonderful opportunity will leave you more informed about this special facet of Israeli society and culture. 

The tour will stay overnight at a Kibbutz Guesthouse.
DAY 3: Tiberias / Beit Shean / Jerusalem Tuesday / Tour ends in Jerusalem
The final day of the tour will start with a drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave . Rambam (Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon), also known as Maimonides was, and remains today, one of the most influential thinkers in Judaism. Many of his teachings live on today in Jewish life and he is considered to be one of the most learned men in Jewish history. 

The tour continues onto Beit Shean , also called "Scythopolis”. Here you will find the biggest archeological park in Israel with beautiful excavations from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Explore the ancient city and it’s archaeological highlights. 

Close by is Beit Alpha , home to a synagogue from the Byzantine period. Here you will have the pleasure of viewing the beautiful mosaic floor and appreciate the intricacies of the work. 

Just a short drive away is the beautiful nature reserve of Gan Hashlosha (Sachne park) , located at the foothills of the Mt. Gilboa, the famous mountain on which King Saul was killed in the battle against the philistines.Gan Hashlosha with its simple beauty is a favourite with Israeli’s for a day out. Here you will have an opportunity to enjoy the fresh water springs and rolling green hills. 

From here you will begin your journey back to Jerusalem . En route you will stop at Mount Scopus for a fantastic view of the Holy City and you will have the chance to receive a blessing as you enter the city. 

Tour ends in Jerusalem
Included
  • 3 touring days with a government licensed English speaking guide in an air conditioned vehicle.
  • Two overnights in a kibbutz guesthouse or a 4 star hotel on half board basis.
  • A jeep tour
  • Entrance fees as per program detailed above.
Not included
  • Transfer to Tel Aviv or from Jerusalem
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary (lunch)
  • Tips for guide and driver
Meeting Point
Sunday from Tel Aviv
Dropoff Point
Tuesday in Jerusalem
Additional Info
High Season supplement: $ 75 per person will apply from 12.8 to 31.8, 2019.

Tour starts from Tel-Aviv hotels Sunday and ends in Jerusalem hotels Tuesday.

For pick up from Jerusalem Sunday OR drop off in Tel-Aviv Tuesday, additional charges will apply for transfers:
$ 107 per person in double ; $ 214 for single .

The tour will not be operated on the following dates :
April 21 ; September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2019; January 19, 26; February 9, 2020.