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“Hiking Mt Tabor (Tavor)”
Review of Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor
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Full-Day Christian Tour of Galilee
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

An easy bus ride from Afula, Mt Tabor is a healthy hiking experience in northern Israel. Beautiful vistas of small villages and rolling farmland. Historic monastery to explore too.

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

I remember first visiting Mount Tabor in 1982, and being told by the guide that a town was planned around the foot of the mount. He was certainly right! Now there are Bedouin villages, with Kfar Tavor just beyond. The strange thing is that this mount can be seen from almost anywhere in Galilee. The top of the mount has an amazing view in all directions. We drove ourselves up the steep, narrow and twisty road, scared to meet a local minibus speeding towards us. Sadly there was a terrible lot of litter up on the top, just by the car park. We wanted to take a photo of the view so stepped into the forest - ugh. Such a shame!
The Franciscan Church is beautiful and calm. The Greek one was closed. A special place - worth including on your itinerary.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We were fortunate enough to enter the church with a Nigerian Church choir group who sang "Praise be to God". This made the whole experience so special. The gardens are lovely and the church is well kept.

1  Thank MannaJhb
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

after climbing the mount tabor from its back, reaching the church and its nice garden is a lovely experience. a nice little garden with trees for shadow, some tables and water for hikers is a welcoming spot for a break after the steep ascent. the church itself is an oasis of peace and calm though there are many visitors coming. unfortunately, the winding road leading to the place is pretty much frequented by cars and mini buses transporting tourist and pilgrim groups and disturbing the silence. walking down the steep road towards mount deborah and deburieh beautiful view. small souvenir shop for pilgrims with very friendly religious from "Mondo X"; possibility for pilgrims to book lunch or to stay over night in the small guest house with a stunning view over Jisreel Valley

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Didn't know what to expect here so was quite delighted when we got to the top to find a beautiful church there alongside some ancient ruins. There is also a great viewpoint to see for miles around. You could walk up but we were all ferried up the winding twisty roads by taxi minibuses for a small charge which I think is the best way to get up this mountain unless you are super-fit and up for a mountain climb. We spent a couple of hours here and really enjoyed it. Of course this is a highly significant place for Christian pilgrims.

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