Ascend to the Golan Heights via Banias in the foothills of Mount Hermon.
Stop at Kibbutz El Rom to see “Oz 77,” a moving and provocative film that sets out the story of the battle to prevent the invasion of Israel by Syria in 1973, including interviews with some of the main protagonists.
Drive up to Mount Bental, a volcanic cone with a fabulous view into Syria and a whimsical outdoor exhibit of “found art” by a local artist. (Wheelchair-users should drive past the regular parking lot and park by the coffee shop.)
Visit the Golan’s capital city of Katsrin, mingling with the locals over falafel or pizza in the commercial center, and seeing the Golan Archaeological Museum.
End the day at the Gamla Nature Reserve, enjoying the paved path to the lookout of the dramatic ruins of the Jewish city that was one of the first to revolt against Rome, and past the Byzantine ruins to the vulture lookout.
Descend via the scenic road of El Hama in the southern Golan.
Overnight in Tiberias