Golan Heights Tour Sites

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De Karina Chocolate Factory Tour

Located in Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights, the De Karina Chocolate Factory and Visitors’ Center is considered by many to be an unmissable attraction to visit during your trip to Israel. The De Karina Chocolate Factory was established by Karina Chaplinski, whose family members have been chocolatiers for three generations. Karina and her immediate […]

Golan Magic Welcome Center

What the Mini Israel theme park is for the entire State of Israel, the Golan Magic Welcome Center is for the Golan Heights. It’s a massive complex intended both as an orientation to the Golan Heights, Israel’s northern highland region, as well as being a destination and tourist attraction unto itself. Located in the center […]

Tel Dan National Park

A sprawling nature reserve running between the Golan Heights and the Upper Galilee town of Kiryat Shmona, Tel Dan National Park is a both a biblical archaeological site and a wonderland for hikers of all abilities. Tel Dan is comprised of three distinct hiking trails and one shorter trail that is totally wheelchair accessible. Canopies […]

Banias Falls Nature Reserve

A tour of Israel’s picturesque Golan Heights would be incomplete without a stop to admire the thundering waters of the Banias Waterfall. The most impressive waterfall in Israel is located within the Banias Nature Reserve in the Upper Golan, between the Hula Valley and Mount Hermon. The waterfall here is, by far, the most popular […]

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 […]

Nimrods Fortress

View from the distance  Kalat Nimrod (Nimrod’s Fortress) The fortress was founded in the 12th century by the Crusaders to defend the city of Banias in the valley below against Muslim incursions.  Later, the Muslim rulers of Damascus rebuilt it to defend their border against the Crusaders. 

Golan Heights Jeeping

A jeep ride is an ideal way to really get up close and personal with the luscious green hills of the Golan Heights while touring the north of Israel. There are a number of licensed jeep tours offering different vehicles and different trails. What they have in common is great adventure and an opportunity to […]

Mount Hermon

When you close your eyes and picture yourself in Israel, among other things, you probably see images of sand dunes and camels. It’s unlikely that you think of Israel as a ski resort destination. But did you know there actually is skiing in Israel? It’s found on Mount Hermon, the highest mountain in the country, […]

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. […]

Habakkuk’s Tomb

Some Biblical prophets, like Moses and Jeremiah, are pretty well-known, even among people who are not Biblical scholars. Others, like Habakkuk, who lived in the Jerusalem area of ancient Israel approximately 2,700 years ago, are much less well-known. In the Jewish Bible, the book that bears Habbakuk’s name has just three chapters. He is the […]

Odem Mountain Winery Tour

The Mount Odem Winery was founded in 2003 by the Alfasi family with the goal of establishing a thriving family business in the Golan Heights. Given the Alfasi family’s love of wine, a boutique, family-owned winery was a natural business decision. Located on Odem Forest’s Moshav Odem, also home to the Alfasis, the Mount Odem […]

Golan Heights Winery Tour

As recently as the mid-1990s, there were just seven wineries in Israel. Today, the nation boasts nearly 300 wineries. Every winery has its distinctive qualities, but the Golan Heights Winery is one of the most well-known, exporting its celebrated bottles to over 25 different countries. If you’re only going to visit one winery on your […]

Moshav Dishon ATV

If you’re looking for exciting adventure that puts you in the driver’s seat, consider adding an off-road spin with Dishon All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) to your Israel tour itinerary. Drive yourself in an ATV all around the Upper Galilee, the Hula Valley and the Golan Heights. Experience thrilling landscapes up close and personal. Drive your […]

Tree Planting at Golani Junction

Tree Planting at Golani Junction Adjacent to Golani Junction is The Lavi Forest, which covers almost 750 acres between Tiberias and Nazareth. Here, tourists are welcome to plant trees as symbolic participation in the greening of the land, as an activity overseen by Keren Kayemet Le’Israel – Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) Planting trees in Israel […]

Tiberium Light Show

One of the city of Tiberias’s most compelling attractions, the Tiberium Light Show mixes two giant screens, dozens of skittering water fountains, artistic laser lights, music and pyrotechnics to create a dazzling display of water and light. Located along the southern section of the promenade on the bank of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) in […]

Vered HaGalil Horse Ranch

Founded in 1961, when its hilltop was not much more than brush and black basalt rocks, Vered HaGalil was the dream of owners Yehuda and Yona Avni. Today, Vered HaGalil is a professional horse farm, overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) and offering leisurely horseback riding tours that vary from one hour to a half-day […]

Dag Al HaDan Restaurant

While touring Israel’s north, don’t miss the Dag Al HaDan restaurant, a worthy destination unto itself. Particularly known for its gourmet trout dinners served streamside, the Dag Al HaDan restaurant is surrounded by the Dan and Hazbani streams, the main tributaries of the Jordan River. Located in Kiryat Shemona in the Upper Galilee, Dag Al […]

The Tale of David Shirazzi

The landmark Tel Facher military base overlooks the majestic Hula Valley from atop the Golan Heights. Visitors today can experience Tel Facher in nearly the same way it looked in 1967, when Israeli forces bravely captured the base from Syrian hands. The most visible difference is the addition of a memorial that was added to […]

Metzudat Koach – Metzudat Yesha

Located in the northern Galilee, very much off the beaten path, is Metzudat Koach, a memorial to 28 soldiers who were slain defending nearby communities during Israel’s War of Independence in 1948. Just before withdrawing their troops from Palestine, the British Mandate authorities abandoned the strategic fort that they had built to overlook the Hula […]

Hamat Gader Hot Springs

During the period when Rome controlled what is now Israel, the therapeutic hot springs complex at Chamat Gader was the second largest bathhouse in the entire Roman Empire. Today, Chamat Gader is a lively recreation resort and landmark spa village, one of the most popular attractions in the Galilee. Located on the southeastern Kinneret (Sea […]