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Zafed, Kibbutz visit & Golan

Safed, Israel (0)
from/per person $80
  • Haifa port
  • Full day tour (9+ hrs)

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Description

First you’ll travel to the northern Israeli town of Zafed via the famous route that was described in James Michener’s book, “The Source”. Located 3,200 feet above sea level in the mountains of the Upper Galilee, also the highest city in Israel with magnificent views east to the Golan Heights, north to Mt. Hermon and Lebanon, west to Mt. Meron and the Amud Valley, and south to Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee. Zafed was founded in the 2nd century AD during Roman times and during the 13th century, it became the center for many Jewish scholars who founded the Zohar and Kabala theories. Today, Zafed has seen a rebirth and resurgence of popularity, becoming once again a center for Jewish learning. Wondering in those cobblestone streets has also gained a reputation as being a heaven for artists. Your time in Zafed includes a visit to the town’s vibrant artist colony as well as the ancient Synagogue Quarter. First you’ll travel to the northern Israeli town of Zafed via the famous route that was described in James Michener’s book, “The Source”. Located 3,200 feet above sea level in the mountains of the Upper Galilee, also the highest city in Israel with magnificent views east to the Golan Heights, north to Mt. Hermon and Lebanon, west to Mt. Meron and the Amud Valley, and south to Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee. Zafed was founded in the 2nd century AD during Roman times and during the 13th century, it became the center for many Jewish scholars who founded the Zohar and Kabala theories. Today, Zafed has seen a rebirth and resurgence of popularity, becoming once again a center for Jewish learning. Wondering in those cobblestone streets has also gained a reputation as being a heaven for artists. Your time in Zafed includes a visit to the town’s vibrant artist colony as well as the ancient Synagogue Quarter. Some free time is also given for you over there.

Leaving Zafed, driving along the way to Kibbutz Kfar Harub, which was resettled by Americans in 1973. After a guided tour of the kibbutz, you will have an option to have Lunch there as a special experience as you join the members of the kibbutz during their own lunch break. You won’t be able to miss the enjoy breathtaking views of the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias and the Jordan Valley.

The afternoon includes a scenic drive through the countryside, passing Hamat Gader, known for its hot springs and for being the international point where the borders of Syria, Jordan and Israel meet. A final stop will be made at the Yardenit baptismal site where the Jordan River separates from the Sea of Galilee. In this naturally scenic and symbolic setting, pilgrims from around the world come to perform baptismal ceremonies. Free time will be given there for you.

Walking shoes, hats, sunglasses, drinking water

Important to know

Walking shoes, hats, sunglasses, drinking water.
The price does not include entrance fees and meals.
In private cars or vans the guide is also the driver. In  groups there is a guide and a driver.

 

**The price does not include entrance fees and meals. In private cars or vans guide is also the driver. In groups there is a guide and a driver.