Golan Heights Day Trip From Jerusalem

Overview

Discover the beauty of Israels Golan Heights in all its rugged, mountainous glory, on a full-day tour from Jerusalem! On the journey to the national park, enjoy several photo stops including one at the sacred baptismal site of Yarendit, and then explore Golan Heights ancient capital, the village of Katzrin, on a walking tour. In the afternoon, visit the summit of Mount Bental to soak up soul-stirring views over Syrias Quneitra Valley before returning to Jerusalem.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Mount Bental, Golan Heights
Mount Bental, Israel
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Ancient Katzrin Village and Synagogue, Katzrin
Ancient village and synagogue in Katzrin
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Yardenit, Kinneret, Northern District
Visit Yardenit
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern District
Sea of Galilee

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient Katzrin Village and Synagogue

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • lynncote
    05-Aug-2018

    This was a fantastic tour after we had had a few others. The Golan Heights region is beautiful with breathtaking views. It is also steeped in history and conflicts past and present that are worth seeing. Our guide, Zahi Shaked Isaac drove and guide us superbly. He is a great ambassador for Bein Harim Tours and also a great ambassador for Israel. He was friendly and enthusiastic and brought us to many great locations, a few of them not on the tour plan since we were only 6 people.
    We really enjoyed the visits but also the way that Zahi Shaked did the tour.

  • Tim
    15-Jan-2018

    This was by far the most interesting and enjoyable tours I have had. The Golan Heights was beautiful and the tour guide made the trip really come to life as he taught us the history of the area. The stops of an olive oil manufacturer and winery were very enjoyable.

  • Philip
    28-Aug-2017

    Excellent tour with experienced Tour Guide

  • Vynette H
    22-Jan-2017

    It's hard to find words to adequately describe how bizarre and upsetting this tour to the Golan Heights was. First, my husband and I were picked up from our hotel in Jerusalem at 5:50 am and driven at break-neck speed to Tel-Aviv. I don't know why the hurry seeing we were then dropped off at an hotel and forced to wait at least three quarters of an hour until our next driver arrived - all in the freezing rain and wind. The next driver arrived with a very small van and six of us plus the driver were crammed in. Every time we had to get in or out, the seats had to be moved forward or back - I even tripped over at one point. The stated itinerary was not followed and we were instead driven straight to the Mt Bental lookout - the highlight of the trip for us - or it would have been if the road was not blocked and we had to turn back. The bad weather turned out to be the least of our problems.

    After visiting Katzrim, we were then taken to an olive oil factory which was not on the itinerary at all. We were shepherded into a small auditorium along with a group of young American/Canadian Jews and forced to watch a marketing film after which we were sermonised by the owner/manager about the duties associated with being good Jews. The four of us of who were not Jews were amazed - we had no idea what was going on or why we were even there. We certainly felt out of place.

    After the film, we were invited to buy some of these olive oil products. I had already had some wine-based products from California confiscated on my return to Australia so I said I was not going to buy anything. I was then harangued by both the driver and the owner/manager and practically called a liar after which I walked out in a very upset and emotional state at being treated so dreadfully. If I could have found a way to leave the tour then and there, I would have done so.

    We finally left this place and travelled to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River. As we entered, one of our group asked to go to the toilet and was told to wait until our driver could show us around all the products for sale. We were then pressured into buying a most unappetising and expensive meal from the on-site cafe. Needless to say, by this time I was in a state of disbelief because I have been on a few tours in Israel over the years and all had been pleasant and enjoyable.

    We were then infomed that another driver would take those of us who were staying in Jerusalem straight there instead of returning via Tel Aviv. I was relieved that, at least, we would not have the same driver. However, even though we were loaded aboard a larger vehicle, we were just as crammed in and I spent the whole journey back to Jerusalem sitting sideways squeezed in beside three large men.

    A measure of just how dreadful this experience was is that we cancelled a tour organised by the same operator that was scheduled for two days later. Even though we had already paid for it, we were more than willing to lose our money rather than subject ourselves to a possibly similar experience.

    Super-aggressive marketing combined with an excess of religious zeal is not the sort of experience to offer to tourists and I'm surprised that Viator did not take much more care in vetting this tour beforehand.

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