Start the day with an early morning drive along the lake and up to the Golan Heights, the biblical land of Bashan. Stop at Mitzpeh Gadot for a view over the Hula Valley to understand the history of the conflicts between Israel and Syria.
Continue to the Talmudic village of Katsrin, to learn about Jewish life on the Golan during the Mishnaic and Talmudic period.
Stop for an overview of Gamla, “Massada of the Galilee” in its beautiful natural surroundings, and continue to the synagogue of Umm el Kanatir, (“Mother of Arches”), now being renovated by a unique application of high-tech methodology.
Drive to Safed (Tsefat), to visit the Synagogue of the great Jewish mystic and Kabbalist, Rabbi Isaac Luria, known as the Ari. Many of the symbols associated with him appear in the paintings of the local artists.
Then, it’s on to Mount Meron, to the tomb of Shimon Bar Yohai traditional author of the seminal mystical work, the Zohar. Learn the Lag Ba’Omer traditions connected to his life and death.
Overnight in a Galilee Mountains or Hula Valley bed and breakfast or hotel