Tel Aviv Tours
The Golan heights
per group (up to 5)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 6–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Private tour
  • Local driver and guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Round trip private transfer
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29414P7

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29414P7

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        5.0 of 5 bubbles4 reviews
        Very good

        Jeffry b
        Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
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        Sep 2023 • Friends
        The Golan Heights is a rocky plateau, it was captured by Israel from Syria in 1967 during the Six Day War. The Heights overlook the Galilee region. An enemy sniper can easily pick off anyone working in the fields or moving through this fertile region. The Golani Brigade, a unit of the IDF, captured the region. These days, the Golan Heights area creates wine and other agricultural products. Israel is unlikely to return the Golan Heights to Syria, given its strategic importance. However, the view is certainly fascinating.
        Written November 4, 2023
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