Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel
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Approximately 9 Hours
Explore the heart of the Galilee region. It is a 10-minute drive from Haifa to the top of Mount Carmel, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. From this viewpoint, you'll be able to take in the spectacular panoramic views of Haifa and its bay.
From there you will drive to Zippori National Park, which encompasses the ruins from the Roman and Talmudic eras. A 4,500-seat Roman theatre, which has been partially restored, offers spectacular views of the Galilee Mountains and the Bet Netofa Valley. Don't miss the mosaic of the hauntingly beautiful woman, known as the ‘Mona Lisa of the Galilee.’
Departing Zippori, your motor coach will make its way toward the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias, established in AD 20 and named in honor of Emperor Tiberius. Since the 16th century, Tiberias has been considered one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed.
You’ll stop at a kibbutz so your guide can explain the concept and the everyday life of these fascinating collective communities.
After a relaxing lunch, the afternoon segment of your tour includes a stop at Yardenit, where the Jordan River leaves the Sea of Galilee.
Then you will ascend the Golan Heights, driving through the countryside and passing Hamat Gader—the multinational point where the borders of Syria, Jordan and Israel all meet. From this vantage point you can take in the breathtaking vistas of the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan Valley and Northern Galilee. Re-boarding your motor coach you'll drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit Capernaum, where according to tradition, Jesus taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath.
Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.