Itinerary Galilee 2 days

Day !:

At 7:15 from Tel Aviv or 5:50 from Jerusalem, you will be collected by one of our drivers.  Drive along a scenic route through the plain of Armageddon with a view of Meggido.  Arrive at Beit Shan.  It was ruined by an earthquake in the 18th century, and abandoned. There is a restored bath house, and theater. See the ancient tel of Beit Shan that has been excavated.   When leaving Beit Shan drive along the Jordan Valley. Travel from the Sea of Galilee and ascend to the Golan Heights from Hamat Gader.  Hamat Gader is the place of the Roman spa. At Katzerine we will explore the remains of a village from the Talmud period, about the 1st to 5th century.Travel to Mount Bental and tour the Syrian fortifications, trenches, and bunkeers that were onquered by Israel in the Six Day War. 

Stay in a kibbutz guest house overnight.

Day 2:  Have a short tour of the kibbutz and continue North to the source of the Hermon River, called  Banias.  Banias was given to King Herod by the emperor Augustus, and a palace was built in his honor. This was the place that was visited by Jesus and his disciples, and it was also mentioned in the Gospels.  Driving to Mt. Hermon, there is a fortress on the hill.  Kal at Nimrod there is a fortress that we will explore, with towers, and a beautiful view.  Continue on for a brief stop at Birkat Ram, which is a big round lake, which receives its water from underground springs.  We will stop at a Druze restaurant and eat lunch.  After lunch continue on to Safed, and tour the synagogues, and the artists quarter.  We then start the journey back to Tel Aviv.

Included:

Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis.(Price includes accommodation per person in a double room).
Two touring days.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off service.
Entrance fees.

Excluded:

Tips, personal expensses, personal insurance single supplement $60, and in high seaon $70

Essential information:

Required hat and comfortable shoes.
A moderate dress code is required.

Pick up from : Jerusalem,Tel-Aviv,Herzliya,Natanya - free(hotels only).

Route

A Tel Aviv DistrictB CapernaumC Mt.TaborD YardenitE Har NahumF AcreG HaifaH Caesarea

Day 1 :
Via the coastal plain and the valley of Armageddon to the Churches of Annunciation and St. Joseph in Nazareth. Passing Cana and the Church of the Miracle of the Multiplication visit Capernaum,  at the foot of Mount Beatitudes. Continue past Tiberias to Yardenit where there is the possibility of a baptismal service for participants. Pass Mount Tabor on the return journey.

Day 2 :
Exit north to Caesarea, the ancient Roman Capital and port. Walking tour of theatre and archaeological ruins and excavations. Continue to Haife, Mt. Carmel, scenic view of Bahai garden, city and port. Drive to Rosh Hanikra to visit the limestone grottos and view border with Lebanon. Return via Acre to visit the Crusader underground city and crypt. Walk through the Old City market. Return to hotels.