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

Start your day with a hotel pickup from central Tel Aviv, and then travel north to Golan Heights, the mountainous region and national park in northern Israel. Golan Heights lies some 112 miles (180km) from Tel Aviv, so – to break up your journey – enjoy a couple of photo stops along the way.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, the sacred baptismal site on the banks of the Jordan River.Your first stop is the Hammat Gader, hot springs on the edge of the Syrian and Jordanian border, where you’ll stop for photos. Then, continue to the village of Katzrin to admire its sights on a walking tour. Though it's 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 some original decorative details. Look out for ancient Hebrew inscriptions on the ruins of the synagogue’s original walls and columns as you walk around.After a break for lunch (own expense), travel by coach to the top of nearby Mount Bental – one of Golan Height’s extinct volcanoes. Towering above the Golan plateau, the mountain lends itself to breathtaking views over Quneitra Valley in Syria. Pose for photos against the valley backdrop, and then start your journey back to Tel Aviv.Your day trip finishes with a hotel drop-off in central Tel Aviv in the early evening.

$135 Day Trips & Excursions

Jerusalem to Golan Heights Full-Day Trip Including Yarendit

Leave your Jerusalem hotel and travel north to Golan Heights, the stunning mountainous region in northern Israel. Golan Heights lies some 118 miles (190km) away from Jerusalem, so – to break up your journey – enjoy a couple of photo stops along the way.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, the sacred baptismal site on the banks of the Jordan River.Your first stop is Hammat Gader, a hot springs on the edge of the Syrian and Jordanian border, where you’ll stop for photos. Then, continue to the village of Katzrin to admire its sights on a walking tour. Though it's 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 some original decorative details. Look out for ancient Hebrew inscriptions on the ruins of the synagogue’s original walls and columns as you walk around.After a break for lunch (own expense), travel by coach to the top of nearby Mount Bental – one of Golan Height’s extinct volcanoes. Towering above the Golan plateau, the mountain lends itself to breathtaking views over Quneitra Valley in Syria. Pose for photos against the valley backdrop, and then start your journey back to Jerusalem.Your day trip finishes with a hotel drop-off in central Jerusalem in the early evening.

$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.

$135 Day Trips & Excursions

Golan Heights Day Trip from Jerusalem

Our 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.

$125 Day Trips & Excursions

Golan Heights Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Our 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.

$1775 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Israeli Tuscany Tour Day- Art & Wine Tour In The North

ANIAM ARTIST VILLAGEWe will visit the first and only artist village on the Golan Heights.The village is built as a small pedestrian mall, vibrant and pretty. The artists' houses and galleries are built on both sides of it, in the mountainous scenery of the Golan. Each artist has designed and constructed his studio in his own particular style.We will have some free time to Stroll along the pedestrian mall and entering the galleries is an esthetic, colorful and joyful experience.The artists can be seen working in their creative workshops on the location. KATZRIN PARK TOUR & WHISKEY DISTILLERY TOUR The Ancient city of Katzrin Park tour- We will experience what it was like to live in the old days of the Mishna and Talmud in Katzrin. We will visit an ancient synagogue, an olive press and more.Whisky Distillery Tour. We will enjoy an activity about the first Israeli whiskey! We will learn how a Canadian Jew discovers in the middle of life the wonderful waters of the Golan Heights and begins to produce the first Hebrew whiskey - Golani Whiskey. We will get to enjoy a short presentation and taste some Golani Whiskey! GOLAN BREWERYWe will begin our tour with a unique film featuring the Golan in a spectacular multi-sensory display projected on a 180-degree screen. It is the only one of its kind in Israel which conveys the story of the Golan. We will then visit the Golan Brewery- a fabulous and unique compound in Israel which combines fresh beer manufacturing from the Golan mineral water, a bar and a gourmet restaurant like every proper brewhouse. We will experience the vision and interesting story of the brewery and its founders and discover the secrets behind our fine beers: Golan, Galil and Emek beer.During the tour we will enjoy a tasting of 4 different beers that are produced in house!Lunch on own in Katzrin  GOLAN HEIGHTS WINERY Only one place in Israel encompasses ideal conditions for producing internationally renowned wines just like in Bordeaux or Tuscany, Italy. In the Golan Heights, this breathtaking strip of land, everything begins with the right conditions – volcanic basaltic soil, suitable topography and cool high-altitude climate. This unique combination is what gives the Golan Heights its second name – “wine country.” We will experience a guided tour covering the wine production process, a visit to the oak barrel cellar, and a tasting of the high-quality wines.