Walking Tours of Tsfat

ASCENT offers its guests free guided walking tours of the picturesque and historic Old City of Tsfat, including a visit to the graves of great Kabbalists and Torah sages buried in the Ancient Cemetery. Many synagogues in the Old City date from the 16th century are still in use today.

Guided Hikes

Free guided hikes from Ascent may include a walk down into the river valley Nahal Amud, where grapes, figs, raspberries and roses grow wild in the summer; a cross country walk to the ancient town of Meron where Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, writer of the Zohar and originator of Jewish mysticism is buried; or a walk through the Biriya forest to Amuka, a beautiful forested crevice amongst the Canaan Mountains, burial place of the great sage Rabbi Yonason ben Uziel, who, in order to repent for having remained unmarried his entire life, is reputed to help anyone who prays sincerely at his gravesite find their true mate within a year.

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Special Trips

ASCENT also can help to make arrangements for its guests for tours throughout the Galilee and the Golan Heights. Possible activities include:

  • Van tours of the Golan Heights.
  • Rafting and inner tubing on the Jordan river.
  • Cruising the Kinneret.
  • Horseback riding.
  • Jeep tours.
  • Nature preserves.
Archeological sites (includes architecture from the days of King Solomon, the Roman Empire, and a Talmudic village).

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When and What


Walks on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Hikes on Sunday. All start at 11:00AM. Minimum: 6 people.

For anyone not staying at Ascent, a 20 shekel donation is requested (15 sh. for children), to be paid at the office before the tour. Come with a hat, a filled water container, and comfortable walking shoes.

Other seasons

Walks on Friday at 10:30AM; other walks and hikes by pre-arrangement, with an Ascent-associated private guide.

Other walks, hikes, tours

Special walking tours, nature hikes, van tours in the Golan, and bicycle and jeep tours in the Galilee can be arranged for groups of 8 or more that have pre-registered in person 24 hours in advance.

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