Welcome to Katzrin


The lively little commercial centre, Merkaz Eitan, is a classic 1970s complex that was spruced up considerably a few years back. Among the additions: a tile-covered sculpture that is as whimsical as it is colourful. In addition to a bank, a pharmacy and some eateries, the complex has a first-rate museum. Except for one grocery, everything closes on Shabbat.


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$125 Day Trips & Excursions

Tel Aviv to Golan Heights Day Trip Including Hammat Gader

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mount Bental, Golan HeightsVisit My. Bental in Israel Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Ancient Katzrin Village and Synagogue, KatzrinVisit ancient Synagogue and village in Katzrin Duration: 40 minutesPass By: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictSea of Galilee Pass By: Mount Tabor, Kfar Tavor, Galilee, Northern DistrictMount Tabor Stop At: Yardenit, Kinneret, Northern DistrictVisit Yardenit Duration: 30 minutes

$135 Day Trips & Excursions

Jerusalem to Golan Heights Full-Day Trip Including Yarendit

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mount Bental, Golan HeightsMount Bental, Israel Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Ancient Katzrin Village and Synagogue, KatzrinAncient village and synagogue in Katzrin Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Yardenit, Kinneret, Northern DistrictVisit Yardenit Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictSea of Galilee

$318 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tel Aviv 2-Day Northern Israel Tour: Golan Heights, Nazareth

Day 1: Tel Aviv – Golan HeightsLeave your Tel Aviv hotel and travel north to Golan Heights, the gorgeous mountainous region in northern Israel. Golan Heights lies some 110 miles (180km) away from Tel Aviv, so two photo stops are worked in to the route to break up your journey.Ogle the views from the vantage point of Megiddo, where successive ancient settlements were built on top of each other, and then stretch your legs at Yarendit on the banks of the Jordan River.On reaching the national park, your first stop is Hammat Gader, a hot springs on the edge of the Syrian and Jordanian borders. Stop for photos, and then continue to Katzrin for a walking tour. Considered as the capital of Golan Heights, Katzrin is actually a Talmudic (ancient Jewish) village with incredible ruins scattered all around. Visit Katzrin’s synagogue, and admire the remains of the 6th-century building that still features original decorative details and inscriptions.After a break for lunch (own expense), travel to the top of Mount Bental – one of Golan Height’s dormant volcanoes. Towering above the Golan plateau, the mountain lends itself to breathtaking views over Syria’s Quneitra Valley. Stop for photos set against a former Syrian fortification in the valley, and then travel to your kibbutz for your overnight stay.Overnight: Nof Tavor kibbutz in the Golan Heights regionDay 2: Golan Heights – Nazareth – Sea of Galilee – Tel Aviv (B)Leave Golan Heights after breakfast, and then travel south to Nazareth. Nestled into the Galilean Hills, the city is home to a revered Christian shrine – the Church of the Annunciation – where the Angel Gabriel is said to have appeared to the Virgin Mary.Head inside the basilica, and learn of its significance as a Christian pilgrimage site while admiring the architecture. Another sacred site – St Joseph’s Church – is nearby, so stroll over to it next with your guide. Built on the spot where Joseph of Nazareth’s carpentry workshop is said to have stood, the church is fascinating to explore with a network of crypts beneath its main hall.After walking around the church with your guide, leave Nazareth and continue through the village of Cafa for a photo stop at the Church of the Multiplication on the Sea of Galilee. It was here that one of the New Testament’s parables – the feeding of the 5,000 – took place.Continue around the foot of Mount Beatitudes to the ancient fishing village of Capernaum, and see the ruins of Jesus’ much-celebrated synagogue on a walk with your guide. Stop for lunch (own expense) and then travel toward the Jordan River.Stop at Yarendit to walk along its sacred river banks and learn about the baptismal rituals that take place at the water’s edge. If you would like to get baptized, speak to your guide to see if it can be arranged. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance, return to your coach, and then return to Tel Aviv.

$938 Cultural & Theme Tours

Golan Heights Private Tour from Tel Aviv

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Mount Tabor, Kfar Tavor, Galilee, Northern DistrictWe shall drive across the Jezreel Valley and by the Transfiguration Mount - TaborPass By: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictWe shall continue crossing the Galilee Mountains and passing by the Sea of GalileePass By: Hula Nature Reserve, Galilee, Northern DistrictWe shall continue driving to the North passing the beautiful Hula National reservePass By: BIG Kiryat Shmona, Kiryat Shmona, Northern DistrictWe shall continue driving to the North and shall pass by the most Northern Town of Israel - Kyriat ShmonaStop At: Hermon Stream Nature ReserveWe shall visit Banias Natural Reserve, Ancient Caesarea Philippi. This tremendously beautiful site was believed to be a Birthplace of the Greek God Pan and the Gateway to Hades - the Underground WorldDuration: 1 hourStop At: Nimrod Fortress National Park, Golan HeightsWe shall stop to enjoy the vies of the Nimrod Fortress - one of the most powerful Citadels of the Medieval timesDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Lake Ram, Masada, Northern DistrictWe shall stop to enjoy the volcanic lake Ram. From here the most beautiful views of the Mount Hermon can be seen.This place also has a nice Druze Restaurant Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mount Bental, Golan HeightsAt the top of Mount Bental we shall enjoy old Military installations and a fascinating view of the Syrian Golan heightsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Ancient Katzrin Village and Synagogue, KatzrinAt Katzrin Village we shall see the best example of the Jewish life of the Talmud PeriodDuration: 1 hourStop At: Ein Kshatot - Umm El Kanatir, Golan HeightsIf the time permits, we shall also visit Umm El Kantir Ancient Synagogue - one of the best preserved and beautifully restored Synagogue of the Talmud Period.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Kfar Nahum (Capernaum) National Park, Tiberias, Galilee, Northern DistrictWe shall descend from the Golan Heights and will drive along the Northern Shore of the Tiberias Lake passing by Capernaum

$135 Cultural & Theme Tours

Golan Heights Day Trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golan Magic, KatzrinOur tour begins as we leave Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv traveling north on the coastal road along the Mediterranean Sea and passing the cities of Hertzilya and Natanya. We turn inland and travel through the plain of Armageddon as mentioned in Revelations. From here we can see Megiddo site of an ancient Biblical city .When we reach the southernmost point of the Sea of Galilee we stop to look down on the sea from above and take in the gorgeous pastoral vista. The panoramic view which lies before us has the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) in the foreground and the undulating Golan Heights forming a dramatic backdrop. We cross the Jordan River at the foot of the Golan Heights and begin our ascent passing through Hamat Gader. Today Hamat Gader is a popular spa destination just as it was for the Romans almost 2000 years ago. We continue on through the lush green countryside until we reach the Shalom Observatory. From here we have a stunning view looking back at the Sea of Galilee beneath us. It is easy to understand the strategic importance of the Heights as we see the Israeli city of Tiberias in the distance on the edge of the Sea of Galilee.We travel on to Katzrin where excavations have uncovered a village from the Mishnah and Talmud periods. The village has been partially restored and we can see the archaeological findings which include a synagogue, houses and an oil press. Here we can also see evidence of former volcanic activity in the Golan Heights as black basalt rock forms part of the landscape.We continue on to Katzrin, a city sometimes referred to as the Capital of the Golan. As far back as the Middle Bronze Age this location has been occupied, and later the Romans, Mamluks, Ottomans and even French have ruled this picturesque city. Here we visit the Golan Antiquities Museum where we see findings from the region and the nearby archeological site. The museum displays artifacts and has audiovisual presentations about the city of Gamla. We learn of Gamla, the historic Second Temple Era Jewish city which has been excavated nearby.We continue to Mount Bental to see what remains of Syrian fortifications. The Syrian bunkers, base and trenches were captured by the Israeli's in the Six Day War of 1967. From here we can see how close Syria is as we look down on the Syrian city of Kuneitra just beyond the Canadian UN forces which have protected this peaceful border since the cease fire in 1974.Duration: 11 hours

$125 Cultural & Theme Tours

Golan Heights Biblical Day Trip from Tel Aviv

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Click Tours Israel, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv DistrictOur tour begins as we leave Tel-Aviv traveling north on the coastal road along the Mediterranean Sea and passing the cities of Hertzilya and Natanya. We turn inland and travel through the plain of Armageddon as mentioned in Revelations. From here we can see Megiddo site of an ancient Biblical city .When we reach the southernmost point of the Sea of Galilee we stop to look down on the sea from above and take in the gorgeous pastoral vista. The panoramic view which lies before us has the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) in the foreground and the undulating Golan Heights forming a dramatic backdrop. We cross the Jordan River at the foot of the Golan Heights and begin our ascent passing through Hamat Gader. Today Hamat Gader is a popular spa destination just as it was for the Romans almost 2000 years ago. We continue on through the lush green countryside until we reach the Shalom Observatory. From here we have a stunning view looking back at the Sea of Galilee beneath us. It is easy to understand the strategic importance of the Heights as we see the Israeli city of Tiberias in the distance on the edge of the Sea of Galilee. We travel on to Katzrin where excavations have uncovered a village from the Mishnah and Talmud periods. The village has been partially restored and we can see the archaeological findings which include a synagogue, houses and an oil press. Here we can also see evidence of former volcanic activity in the Golan Heights as black basalt rock forms part of the landscape. We continue on to Katzrin, a city sometimes referred to as the Capital of the Golan. As far back as the Middle Bronze Age this location has been occupied, and later the Romans, Mamluks, Ottomans and even French have ruled this picturesque city. Here we visit the Golan Antiquities Museum where we see findings from the region and the nearby archeological site. The museum displays artifacts and has audiovisual presentations about the city of Gamla. We learn of Gamla, the historic Second Temple Era Jewish city which has been excavated nearby. We continue to Mount Bental to see what remains of Syrian fortifications. The Syrian bunkers, base and trenches were captured by the Israeli's in the Six Day War of 1967. From here we can see how close Syria is as we look down on the Syrian city of Kuneitra just beyond the Canadian UN forces which have protected this peaceful border since the cease fire in 1974.Duration: 10 hours