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Plan your summer vacation in Gush Etzion

Summer’s here and school’s out – now’s the time to plan your family vacation in Gush Etzion.

It’s so simple: Book your accommodation > Add attractions > Select restaurants > And for dessert, take a hike and visit a spring!

 

Let’s start by booking accommodation:

When planning your vacation, the first thing you must do is find a place to stay. So what do you prefer – camping, a guesthouse or a tzimmer?

Camping – experiencing nature:

Han Kashuala– beautifully situated in Gevaot Forest, offering several options. 052-5456020
Kfar Etzion Field School– choose between camping, a guesthouse, or a tzimmer. 02-9935133
Deer Land Park– camping facilities. 02-5709768
Oz VeGaon Nature Reserve– at this beautiful memorial to the three boys you can sleep under the stars. 054-2007354

Guest rooms – ideal for families:

Kfar Etzion Field School– choose between camping, a guesthouse, or a tzimmer. 02-9935133
Efrat B&B– guest units in Efrat. 054-5502156
Nof Etzion– guest units in Efrat. 054-5528470

Tzimmers –  a real treat for a couple or a family:

Boutique Etnachta Tzimmer – two designer tzimmers in Bat Ayin for the perfect vacation. 052-8109471
– Ginat Egoz – luxurious tzimmer in Bat Ayin. 052-8753745
Tal BaKfar – calm and tranquility in Bat Ayin. 052-7203715
Mararo – stunning tzimmer in Bat Ayin. 054-7489015
Habustan – log cabin in Bat Ayin. 055-6631755
The little house in Tekoa – enchanting stone house in Tekoa. 050-6750666
– Nof Herodion – delightful designer tzimmer in Tekoa. 050-6736452
Your tzimmer in Etzion – Alon Shvut. 052-3003689
Kfar Etzion Field School – choice of accommodation: camping, guesthouse, or tzimmer. 02-9935133

Now we add attractions:

Extreme:

Gush Etzion ATVs – guided tours around Gush Etzion. Scenery, sites, and colors. 054-3183333
Jeep rides – guided tours in the Gush Etzion region. Lior: 054-8006920 Arieh: 052-8348099
Caliber 3 – Security and anti-terrorist school. Combat rappelling, krav maga, clay shooting, and more. 02-6734334
Deer Land Park – family challenge. The longest Zipline in the country! 02-5709768
The Herodion Horse Farm – horse farm, riding lessons and horse riding in the area. 054-9059376
Kfar Etzion escape rooms – 2 escape rooms in one area. Let’s see you get out! 02-9935370
Biyar aqueduct – walking tour through water in the ancient aqueduct. 02-9935133 ext. 5

Visitors centers and heritage sites:

Kfar Etzion visitors center – sound and light show depicting the establishment of Gush Etzion. 02-9935160
Gush Etzion Winery – wine tasting, tours, and talks. 02-9309220
Herodion National Park – archaeological site, King Herod’s palace and his tomb. 02-5953591
Tsomet Institute Visitors Center – combining halacha and technology. 052-3115111
Lavie Winery – specializing in fine liqueurs. Tours, tasting and explanations. 052-7203240
Vernissage Gallery – fine art created by Tekoa artists. 050-9605642

Workshops:

The Workshop – private classes for making Judaica articles from wood in Rosh Tzurim. 054-6785813
– Iris Designs – creative workshop and chocolate workshop. 054-3377513
– Shokoladchik – fun-filled chocolate workshops. 054-4792611
Pat BaMelach – learn to make sourdough bread in Rosh Tzurim. 02-5020262
– Shlomo’s Animals – petting zoo and workshops with animals. 055-6660897
Havayot Center – hundreds of animals. Therapeutic workshops with animals. 054-3022260
Sde-Bar – dairy farm and restaurant at the foothills of Herodion. Cheese-making workshops. 052-5255710

Select restaurants:

Meat or dairy?

Meat:

Roza – situated in the Metsudat Etzion fortress at Tzomet haGush. 02-6504483
– Hashnitzelia – this branch of the fast food chain is located in the Tsomet haGush mall. 02-9990454
– Hummus Ha’aretz – home-made (parve) hummus with everything added. 02-9935366

Dairy:

Hahamama – café, confectionary, and plant nursery in Kfar Etzion. 02-6230465
Bayekev – the Gush Etzion Winery’s fish and dairy restaurant at Tzomet haGush. 02-9309220
Sde Bar – dairy restaurant at the foothills of Herodion.  052-5255710
– Café Greg – a branch of the café chain, located in the Tsomet haGush mall. 02-6642223
– Pizza Alon Shvut – situated in the Alon Shvut Industrial Area. 02-9934244
– Pizza Hashikma – at Tsomet haGush. 02-6535832.

And for dessert, take a hike and visit a spring!

For a list of local springs, check out the site.

For a list of hiking trails, click here!

Enjoy your vacation! Have a great time!