Upper Galilee attractions

Top Choice Museum in Galilee Panhandle

Upper Galilee Museum of Prehistory

Israel is home to some of the world's most important prehistoric sites, several of them in the Hula Valley. This gem of a museum, which draws prehistorians from around the globe, displays objects made by human being…
Top Choice Park in Hula Valley

Agamon HaHula

These restored wetlands are one of the best places in Israel to see cranes, pelicans, storks and an incredible 400 other bird species. To cover the 8.5km path around the site, you can either walk or rent a mountain …
Top Choice Park in Hula Valley

Hula Nature Reserve

Migrating birds flock to the wetlands of Israel’s first nature reserve, founded in 1964. More than 200 species of waterfowl mingle happily with cormorants, herons, pelicans, storks and cranes, while water buffalo (j…
Top Choice Synagogue in Tsfat

Caro Synagogue

Decorated with Middle Eastern arches, hanging lamps and bookshelves heavy with holy texts, this synagogue – like the street it’s on – is named in honour of Toledo-born Rabbi Yosef Caro (1488–1575), author of the Shu…
Top Choice Synagogue in Tsfat

Ashkenazi Ari Synagogue

Founded in the 16th century by Sephardic Jews from Greece, this venerable synagogue looks much as it did 150 years ago. It stands on the site where, according to tradition, the great Kabbalist Yitzhak Luria (Isaac L…
Top Choice Museum in Tsfat

Memorial Museum of Hungarian Speaking Jewry

Evocative artefacts (including a synagogue ark from Tokaj), photographs and documents do a masterful job of recalling the lost world of pre-WWII Hungarian-speaking Jewry. A 17-minute film provides historical context…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Metula

Nahal Iyyun Nature Reserve

One of the Galilee’s loveliest creek-side trails, about 3km long, follows the Iyyun (Ayun) Stream from its crossing from Lebanon into Israel, through a cliff-lined canyon, to four waterfalls, including the 31m-high …
Park in Galilee Panhandle

Tel Dan Nature Reserve

This half-square-kilometre reserve, 1.6km north of Rte 99, boasts two major attractions. The first, an area of lush forest, is fed by year-round springs that in normal years gush 8 cu metres of water per second into…
Historic Site in Rosh Pina

Old Town

Rosh Pina was settled in the 1870s by Jews from Tsfat and, after 1882, by immigrants from Romania. The old town consists of just three short cobblestone streets, one of them, with Parisian pretension, called HaBoule…
Archaeological Site in Hula Valley

Tel Hatzor

At Tel Hatzor, archaeologists have uncovered no fewer than 21 layers of settlement from the 3rd millennium BCE to 732 BCE, when the Israelite city that stood here – whose 10th-century-BCE gate may have been built by…