Galilee & Jazreel Valley

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Megiddo National Park

An ancient military stronghold and center of international commerce, Meggido has served as a destination of importance since long before the times of the bible, and the site continues to attract scores of visitors to Israel today. Located in the Lower Galilee at the western entrance to the Jezreel Valley, about 28 miles southeast of […]

Monfort National Park

Three reasons why you should consider visiting Monfort National Park in the Keziv Stream Nature Reserve: 1: You’ve been to Israel before and seen all the must-see destinations. 2: You’re traveling with pre-teens and young adults. 3: You’d really enjoy the freedom to wander around ancient ruins, not just see them from a distance. About […]

Arbel National Park

The Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve, covering more than 2000 acres, is a multi-faceted attraction in the eastern portion of the lower Galilee. The most dramatic image of Arbel National Park is Mount Arbel, the cliff face that rises 1300 feet above the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) and offers a spectacular view of the […]

Keshet Cave Cliff

The site known as Keshet Cave is located in the Upper Galilee, just a few miles from Israel’s border with Lebanon. Long ago, there was an actual cave here, but it collapsed, leaving and just part of the arched limestone ceiling intact. Pottery artifacts found by archeologists at the site date back more than 3,000 […]

Beit Shearim

Visitors to Israel are often amazed by the juxtapositions of ancient and modern that define their tour experiences. With findings dating back to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th centuries, Beit She’arim National Park definitely falls on the ancient side of the continuum. Located approximately 12 miles east of Haifa, Beit She’arim is best known for […]

Golani Museum

Of the five infantry combat brigades in the Israel Defense Forces, Golani is among the most prestigious and the most highly decorated. The symbol of the Golani Brigade is a green tree against a yellow background and it’s a symbol you’ll see often when visiting the Museum of Golani Division Heroism in the Upper Galilee. […]

Amud Stream Nature Reserve

In tranquility and beauty, the Amud Stream (known in Hebrew as Nachal Amud) flows with water the entire year. This is unusual in Israel where there is generally no rainfall from early spring to early autumn. The Amud Stream Nature Reserve is situated in the Galilee, which is known for being green. Even there, the […]

Tomb of Honi Hame’agel

When visiting the tomb of Honi Hame’agel, Honi the circle drawer, you’ll be captivated by the story of a great sage in Israel to whom God listened and granted his multiple requests. Honi Hame’agel lived 2,100 years. One year, the Land of Israel experienced a terrible drought. Messengers were dispatched to Honi Hame’agel, requesting that […]


Did you know there’s an ice skating rink in Israel? Beit Canada, an indoor sports complex in Metula, houses Israel’s one-and-only ice skating rink. The sports complex also houses fitness rooms, gyms, bowling, basketball and swimming pools. It’s quite an impressive facility for a town of just 3000 people. Metula is the northern most community […]

Peki’in Village

What do an old synagogue, a famous cave and a Jewish woman from a family that lived in the same village for 2,000 years have in common? They can all be found in the village of Peki’in in the Galilee. In the center of the village of Peki’in, you’ll find an ancient synagogue that was […]

Ben Tzvi Shack

Yitzhak Ben-Tzvi was Israel’s second president, serving from 1952 until his death, at the age of 78, in 1963. His face is found on every 100 shekel bill used in Israel today. The Ben-Tzvi family’s modest home, once located in the Rechavia neighborhood of Jerusalem, is now a memorial to President Ben-Tzvi and his family, […]

Rimonim Winery Tour

There’s wine, and then then there’s pomegranate wine. The Rimonim Winery in the Upper Galilee specializes in making wine from pomegranates instead of grapes. Rimon is the Hebrew name for the pomegranate, and this winery works with 100% pomegranate ingredients and zero added sugar. The Rimonim Winery also produces pomegranate oil that is believed to […]

Adir Winery Tour

The products of the Adir Winery are expressions of Avi Rosenberg’s passion for living and working in concert with nature. Rosenberg trained as a Cellar Master at the Galilee’s Tel Hai Academic College, and thanks to his touch and an amazing hilltop location, the family-owned and operated boutique winery is one of the most charming […]

Dalton Winery Tour

While visiting the Upper Galilee, stop in at the Dalton Winery in Merom Hagalil for a tour and wine tasting. You’ll find the Dalton Winery amidst the luscious greenery and mountains of the Upper Galilee, just three miles from Israel’s border with Lebanon. Cold winters near Mount Hermon, hot summer days and cool summer nights […]

Ghetto Fighter’s Museum

Jerusalem’s Yad VaShem is the official world center for Holocaust research, but the Western Galilee’s Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum (Beit Lohamei Haghetaot) provides visitors with an in-depth exploration of the heroic Jewish resistance to the Final Solution. In this sense, the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum enables a new type of connection to the Holocaust story […]

5 things you didn’t know about Megiddo

The ultimate battle at the End of Days is prophesied to take place at a spot called Armageddon, believed by many to be the oft-contested small hill in Israel’s southern Galilee known as “Har Megiddo,” Mount Megiddo. As a result, experts planning tours of the Holy Land consider the archeological ruins of Megiddo National Park […]

Bar’am National Park

In a country like Israel where ancient things are quite common, the Bar’am National Park in the Upper Galilee is home to one of the oldest synagogue remains in all of Israel. The park is located less than 1000 feet from the border between Israel and Lebanon. The synagogue ruins date back to the times […]

The Iyon (Tanur) Stream Nature Reserve

If you’re looking for a scenic hike that can be managed by the entire family, turn your attention to the Iyon Stream Nature Reserve near Metulla, the northernmost moshav in Israel. The trails here are considered among the most dramatic in Israel. The short trail is just a bit over a mile long. It’s set […]

Senir Hatsbani Stream Nature Reserve

Visit the river that both connects and divides two nations. The Senir (Hatsbani) River at 65 kilometers is the longest of the three tributaries to the Jordan River. It runs from Lebanon to the northwestern slopes of Mount Hermon and even forms the border between the two countries for a stretch of four kilometers. You’ll […]

Ancient Synagogue of Shfar’am

Today, Shfar’am is a predominantly Arab city in the Galilee, populated by 35,000 Muslims, Christian and Druze Arabs. Located in the North District of Israel west of Haifa, there are many theories about how the city of Shfar’am got its name. One theory holds that, until approximately 500 CE, Shfar’am was known as Shofar Am, […]