Tour Type: Private Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Every Day
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German

Tour Overview

On this private tour, you’ll be picked up at your hotel and begin driving north towards Mount Tabor. On route pass Megiddo, the Biblical site of Armageddon and a rich archaeological area. At Mount Tabor visit the Church of the Transfiguration, see the Greek Orthodox Church, and enjoy the views across the Lower Galilee and Jezreel Valley. Stop to meet local Bedouin in...

Highlights

Personalized attention and private guide for the whole day
Discuss your tour with your guide in advance and pick and choose sites that interest you in the area.
Travel in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle.
Visit places in the Galilee that many tourists never get the chance to see.
Meet and chat with local Bedouin. Learn about their traditional culture.

Availability

M T W T F S S
English
French
Spanish
Russian
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Up to 3 persons: $850
Up to 6 persons: $916
Up to 10 persons: $1010
From Jerusalem
Up to 3 persons: $1006
Up to 6 persons: $1072
Up to 10 persons: $1166
From Herzliya
Up to 3 persons: $850
Up to 6 persons: $916
Up to 10 persons: $1010
From Netanya
Up to 3 persons: $850
Up to 6 persons: $916
Up to 10 persons: $1010

What To Expect

On this private tour, you’ll be picked up at your hotel and begin driving north towards Mount Tabor. Traveling through Wadi Ara, you pass Megiddo, a place mentioned in the Book of Revelations as the site of Armageddon. The tour visits Mount Tabor, the site of the transfiguration of Jesus and the Biblical battle between the Israelites and Canaanites.


On Mount Tabor visit the Roman Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, designed by Antonio Barluzzi in 1924, and see the Greek Orthodox Church. From this elevated position, you can look down across a patchwork of farmlands in the Jezreel Valley. It is possible to hike to the summit where the views are even more spectacular, especially in the spring when the hillside is covered with wildflowers.


Next experience a unique encounter with the local Bedouin people in a traditional Bedouin tent in Kfar al-Shivli and learn about their rich culture. The tour continues to Tzipporah (Sephhoris, Tsipori, or Zippora) where you can visit excavated sites including the restored ancient Roman amphitheater, Roman bathhouses, and colonnaded streets. See the beautiful floor mosaic in a Byzantine-era synagogue. In a 3rd century Roman villa see mosaics featuring the face of the “Mona Lisa of the Galilee.”


The next stop is at Beit Shearim National Park which encompasses extensive burial caves. It was here that Rabbi Yehuda HaNassi worked on the Mishnah and where he was buried. On the hill overlooking Beit She’arim is the statue of Alexander Zeid who guarded over early Jewish settlements before being killed in an ambush in 1936.  Alongside the statue is a two-domed shrine or sanctuary that dates back to the 18th century Sheikh Abreik village that once stood here.
 

Additional Options in the Area:

1. Kfar Tabor Colony Museum or the Farmers’ Courtyard Museum in Tabor Village

2. Tabor Winery

3. Marzipan Museum

4. The Archaeological Museum of Kibbutz Ein Dor

5. The Kadoori Agricultural School

6. Sigiriya Agricultural Farm

Additional Information

This itinerary offers sites that can be visited in one day or more, depending on the pace of the traveler, available time, and his level of interest in the sites. We recommend that you consult with your tour guide in advance to agree on your expectations for the day. If the guide goes into lengthy detail and provides in-depth explanations at the request of the traveler, then there may not be time to visit all the sites or cover all the options that each site offers. In short, it’s best to think of all the incredible things you will see and not those that you don’t see. After all, you’re always welcome to visit again!

The tour includes:

  • 10 hour guided tour led by a fully qualified and licensed tour guide ($40 applies for each additional hour)
  • Pick-up and drop-off services at your hotel or private address
  • Transport by new air-conditioned private car

The tour does not include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Parking and toll roads
  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $135 applies
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • Recommended comfortable walking shoes and water
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 3 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less than 1 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

Our private tours are the most exclusive way to travel in Israel. You get a private car and a tour guide that will customize the tour to your interest and your schedule.

The price includes a private car and attached tour guide which will pick you up from wherever you are staying (hotel or apartment) and return you to the same location. The trip is limited to 10 hours ($40 for every extra hour). Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

The price of a Private Tour does not include entrance fees, food and drinks, parking or toll roads. Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

Yes, the mentioned itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish. Please note that if, due to the changes, the trip’s length increases to over 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour.

Nearly all languages. However, it is advisable to book in advance tours in languages that aren’t English, Spanish, Russian, German or French. Plus, in certain instances, a tour guide in a language not mentioned above may incur an additional fee ($30-100 – depending on the language and the tour).

You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by the tour guide as a sign of your satisfaction for the services he has provided. 

As this is tailor-made for you only, we can pick you up from any point in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv district, Netanya and Herzliya.

Sorry but no :(

Sure, just ask the guide.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.