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Attractions Open During Passover

Visit Gush Etzion this Passover! Just a 15 minute drive from Jerusalem and less than an hour’s drive from the center of Israel and you can enjoy a wide range of activities suitable for the entire family!

All that’s left is for you to decide where to begin…

Biyar Aqueduct

A fun, wet hike through a 150-meter tunnel that’s part of the water system built by Herod to supply water to Jerusalem and the Temple. Enjoy the new spectacle in an underground room (no need to go in the water). Children can partake in arts and crafts activities, gymboree and bouncy house, tours of Nahal HaPirim and more! BBQ areas and option to rent bicycles.

Phone: 02-9935133

Hours: 9:00-18:30 (Erev Chag 9:00-14:30)

Price: 20 nis/person

Location: waze: אמת הביאר

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Kashuela Farm

A tourist agricultural farm located in the Lamed Heh Forest. At Kashuela Farm you can be sure to enjoy the magical atmosphere with a variety of lodging options including: A large tent that can accommodate large groups, camping site where you can build your own tent, Native American tee-pees and a private guest house.

Price: Bring and set up your own tent- 35 nis/person

Large tent for group accomodations- 55 nis/person

Family Tee-pee: Includes mattresses, 85 nis/person, minimum of 4 people. Each additional person is 55 nis.

Couples Tee-pee: 200 nis/couple

Private Guest House- Includes two bedrooms, living room and kitchen, bathroom and shower, sheets and towels- 450 nis/couple per night and each additional person an extra 50 nis.

Location: Kashuela Farm- Just outside of Gvaot.

Phone: 052-5992737 Call Tchiya to make a reservation!

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Herodium National Park

Mysteries of the King’s Palace!

An adventure game for the entire family at Herod’s palace! A unique surprising and challenging experience suitable for ages 8 to 108.

Follow the clues, riddles and characters that you’ll meet along the way and try to find out more about the mountain.

What is a mysterious Legionnaire looking for in the ruins of the Herodium Palace? And what is his connection to the secret from the Tannaim and the tomb of King Herod?

  • The “Mysterious Mountain King” adventure game will take place between 10:00-15:00.
  • Guided tours depart every hour from the entrance between 10:00-15:00 (and stop at the show “Such a Life”)
  • Show- “Such a Life” for King Herod will take place in the synagogue at 10:45, 11:45, 12:45
  • Musical activity in the theater with workshops and ancient crafts throughout the operating hours for a nominal fee.

*Game, tours and the “Such Life” show are included in the entrance fee to the Herodium.

When: Sunday-Wednesday, 21-24.4, 16-19 Nisan, 10:00-15:00

Price: Regular- 29 nis, Child- 15 nis

Location: Herodium National Park

Phone: 02-5953592

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Caliber 3

An academy for counter terror and security that offers extreme and powerful activities in the field of shooting, krav maga, combat rapelling, paintball, skit shooting, self-defense seminars and much more!

Location: Gush Etzion Industrial Park

Hours: 8:00-18:00

Phone: 02-6734334

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Eitam Farm

An educational agricultural farm, established in memory of Ari Fuld, which works to renew traditional Jewish agriculture. On the farm we impart the values of Zionism and the connection between the land and people of Israel, raise animals, plants, but mainly people. Come to the farm for a unique educational experience. Activities on the farm include: agricultural work, traditional crafts, planting, a guided tour of the ancient aqueduct and of course -the connection to the Land.

Location: Eitam Farm

Phone: 050-6762602 Call Shlomi Mantzura to schedule your visit!

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Shlomo’s Exotic Animal Adventure

An exotic animal farm and petting zoo that includes more than 100 species on display from all over the world, ranging from sea life, insects, reptiles and birds, to large mammals. There are ample opportunities to

interact with the animals through organized tours and educational activities with our professionally trained staff. Our bi-lingual displays allow for an enriching educational opportunity for all visitors.

Location: Sde Bar Farm

Price: 25 nis/ Child (Ages 2 and up) , 15 nis/Adult

Phone: 02-5020188 x3 or 055-6660897

Hours: 10:00-18:00, Holiday Eve: Friday April 19th & Thursday April 25th 10:00-16:00

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Oz v’Gaon Nature Preserve

Come visit the Oz v’Gaon preserve and enjoy playground equipment for children, picnic tables, a synagogue, and drinking water.

Location: Oz v’Gaon, Next to the Gush Etzion Junction

Phone: 050-5500834

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Gush Etzion ATVs

Gush Etzion ATVs offers 1-2 hour long ATV trips that go through lovely little magical spots, along nature paths and the most special and beautiful view-points in Gush Etzion. Each ATV has a radio and speakers where you can hear the guide telling the story of Gush Etzion in a very interesting way. Departs from Deer Land Farm.

During Chol HaMoead Pesach- One hour trips leave around the beginning of every hour but it is recommended to reserve a spot in advance! Longer trips are available in the early mornings or later afternoons.

Price: 145 nis/person. Groups of 10+ will receive a 10% discount.

Website: www.atvtours.co.il

Hours: 8:30-19:00

Location: Trips depart from “Deer Land Farm”

Phone:  0543183333  or  0545753333

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Re-Gush ATVs in Gush Etzion

Re-Gush specializes in 1-2 hour ATV & Jeep tours throughout Gush Etzion. Geared for all ages 3 and up, with vehicles that are leaders in innovation and technology matched by quality tour guides.

Website: www.regush.co.il

Hours: Must reserve in advance.

Location: Departs from Alon Shvut.

Phone:  050-4651888 or 052-8348099

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Gush Etzion Winery Visitor’s Center- Tour and Wine Tasting

Gush Etzion Winery is a regional winery that produces quality wines from grapes grown in Gush Etzion. The winery was established in order to restore its old glory, and to renew the wine vineyard in the heart Yehuda, Gush Etzion. Today, the winery produces 80,000 bottles a year and is considered one of the top 10 boutique wineries in Israel.

Surprising specials, tours, and wine tasting throughout the day.

Price: Wine tasting and tour- 25 nis/adult, 10 nis/child.

Location: Gush Etzion Junction

Hours: 10:00-18:00 Sunday-Wednesday, 21-24.4, 16-19 Nisan

                9:00-14:00 Thursday, 25.4, 20 Nisan

Phone: 02-9309220

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Zomet Experience

The Zomet Institute’s interactive visitor’s center. A unique and fun experience blending Halacha and Technology. Lots of interactive devices and displays, animated videos and more!

The Zomet Experience invites the general public to come for a “Fun Day” throughout Chol HaMoed Pesach which includes: Guided tours every 30 minutes, an engineering lab for kids, bouncy house, cotton candy and ice drinks.

Address: Zomet Institute- HaErez 3, Alon Shvut

Phone: 052-3115111

Website: visitzomet.org

Hours: 10:00-18:00

Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, 23-24.4, 18-19 Nisan Entrance fee: 35 nis/adult, 30 nis/Pre-school aged children and Senior Citizens.

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Havayot Center

A unique zoo in Israel with more than 1,000 animals and dozens of different species. The center is open during the intermediate days of Passover, from Sunday to Wednesday. The tours are arranged in advance and are subject to the number of participants.

Price: Children- 35 nis (ages 1-16), Adults- 30 nis, Soldiers/Seniors/Disabled Citizens 25nis

 Location: Shimon 2Elazar

Hours: Advanced reservation required.

Phone: 050-7847068 Call Rut for a reservation.

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The Workshop Gush Etzion

A hands-on, fun and creative experience, making your own piece of Judaica using wood and other materials. Open throughout Chol HaMoed Pesach with advanced reservation.

Location: Rosh Tzurim Industrial Zone

Hours: Must book in advance

Phone: 054-6785813

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Gush Etzion Heritage Center

An audiovisual spectacle that tells the story of the heroism of the settlers of Gush Etzion on the eve of the establishment of the state. The spectacle is presented by innovative technological means, in a series of halls and passages in the center of which is the bunker. Suitable for ages 10 and up.

English & Hebrew screenings, 60 minutes.

Price: 35 nis/person

Location: Kfar Etzion

Hours: Sunday-Wednesday, 21-24.4, 16-19 Nisan 9:00-18:00

                Thursday, April 25th, 20 Nisan 9:00-13:00

Phone: 02-9935160, Reservation required.

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Deer Land Farm:

Deer Land Farm is located in the heart of “Etzion Forest”, a magical and spectacular place. The farm has a huge extreme complex with challenging sports facilities for the whole family including the longest zip line in the country, wall climbing, ropes course, bungee trampolines, mini amusement park facilities, darting, zoo, collectors’ museum and more. The farm offers a range of services for visitors: shaded sitting areas, barbecue areas, a souvenir shop, a sleeping area for groups and families, and more.

Price: Passover Special- All inclusive bracelet- 80 nis Includes access to all of the facilities, not including the 400 meter zip line. Regular entrance fee is 15 nis, separate payment for each facility.

Directions: Coming from Jerusalem on Route 60, turn right at the Gush Etzion Junction. Pass the Alon Shvut Junction. Before reaching the Bat Ayin/ Kfar Etzion traffic circle you will see a sign on your right side to Deer Land Farm.

Hours: 9:30-17:30, Closed on April 19th.

Phone: 02-5709768

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Kfar Etzion Field School

Kfar Etzion Field School offers numerous organized trips for families (in their private vehicles), lodging options including beautiful guest houses, a huge tent for events/sleeping, and camping tents. A fun scavenger hunt and a navigating game in Kfar Etzion.

*To see the full list of trips with the Kfar Etzion Field school and to sign up please visit their website. www.k-etzion.org.il

Location: Kfar Etzion

Phone: 02-9935133

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Restaurants:

Roza

A meat restaurant located in the old fortification of Gush Etzion. The Roza restaurant preserves the architecture of the old fortification whilst combining it esthetically with modern design. The menu comprises of various meat dishes collected from around the world using ingredients of the highest quality.

The restaurant is Mehadrin Gush Etzion and during Passover is Shruya/Legume Free.

Location: Gush Etzion Citadel, Gush Etzion Junction

Hours: 12:30-23:00

Phone: 02-6504483

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Japan Japan

A restaurant that specializes in Asian and Japanese food with a Mehadrin hechsher. Offers a variety of legume free dishes as well as dishes for those that do eat legumes.

Location: Harim Mall, 2nd floor. Gush Etzion Junction

Hours: 11:00-23:00

Phone: 02-9707700

Website: www.japan-japan.co.il


Greg Cafe

A branch of Café Greg located in the Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction. We offer our customers a rich variety of dairy dishes on Passover! Kashrut of Mehadrin Gush Etzion- Shruya/Legume Free.

Hours: 8:00-23:00

Phone: 02-6642223

Location: Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction

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Lodging:

Atnachta Cabins

Located at the end of the village, in the lap of nature, breathtaking scenery, quiet, ambience, close to restaurants, synagogues and hiking trails.

Website: www.atnachtah.co.il

Location: Bat Ayin

Phone: 052-8109471

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