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Sukkot in Gush Etzion 2018!

Come celebrate sukkot this year in Gush Etzion!!

Choose from a full range of activities just 10 minutes away from Jerusalem and less than an hour’s drive from the center of the country. You’ll experience history and heritage mixed with modern attractions. It will be an unforgettable holiday blending old with the new while enjoying the breathtaking views of Gush Etzion. 

Attractions that we highly recommend:

The Zomet Experience: Learn how halacha and technology are integrated in our modern lives.

Hours: 10:00-18:00

.Free entrance on Tuesday, September 25, 16Tishrei!! Subsidized by the Ministry of Science and Technology

 September 26-27: Entrance fee of 25 nis/person; includes entrance to the visitors center and a guided tour. There will be bouncy houses for the children to enjoy, workshops, cotton candy and more…There will be English guided tours at 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00.

There will be a sukkah on the site.

Kfar Etzion Field School– The Kfar Etzion Field School arranges tours, and guides groups of youth, adults, soldiers, teachers, tourists, and students throughout Gush Etzion, the Judean Hills, Jerusalem, the Judean Desert, and the Judean plain. It has various accommodation options.

  Guided tours: Haritoun Cave, Wadi Fukin, Solomon’s Pools, Arbaya Caves, Emek Bracha, Gush Etzion Springs, Herodium, Patriarch’s Path, Stream of Springs and more!

Full trip details and Prices: Click here to reserve a spot!

For additional information: 02-9935133

Herodium National Park A palace and fortress built by Herod, “the builder king.”

Hours: 8:00-17:00, There will be a sukkah on the site.

25-26.9- Visit Herod’s “country club”:  Tours of the large bathing house in the lower Herodium will start at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00; Tours of the mountain palace in the upper Herodium will start at the beginning of every hour from 10:00-15:00

27.9- “Actium shmaktium”: A thrilling experience for the whole family with gladiators, legionnaires, swords and ancient craftsmen. Shows will take place at the synagogue at: 10:45, 11:45, 12:45 and 13:45.

28.9-2.10- Resort Palace: Visit the place that King Herod decided to build his grave and name after himself.  Tours start at: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00

Sde Bar  A goat dairy and restaurant located at the foot of the Herodian National Park overlooking the breathtaking views of the Judean Desert. Enjoy a tour of the dairy farm, visit the ecological plant OLIV-BAR, and try making

Hours: 9:00-18:00

Phone: 02-5020188

  Gush Etzion Winery Visitor’s Center– A boutique winery and dairy restaurant located at the Gush Etzion Junction. It offers a guided tour of the winery and wine tasting at the visitor’s center.

Restaurant hours during Hol Hamoed Sukkot: 9:00-23:00  **Sukkah on site

Visitor’s center hours: 9:00-18:00; Holiday evenings 9:00-14:00

Guided tours will begin every half an hour; average tour duration: 45 minutes

**Recommended to call and coordinate in advance

Gush Etzion ATVs – The Gush Etzion ATV trips go through lovely little magical spots, along nature paths and the most special and beautiful view-points in Gush Etzion. The trips are two hours long and are led by experienced guides.

Hours: 8:30-19:00

Price: 145 nis/person; Groups of 10+ participants will receive at 10% discount

Deer Land Farm Set in the heart of a forest, overlooking breathtaking scenery, Deer Land Park awaits you. We offer a wide variety of attractions: a nature reserve, petting zoo, and one of the largest sports challenge facilities in Israel. Our activities include a climbing wall, 360 degree swings, bungee trampoline, paintball, archery, marksmanship, horseriding, 4X4 jeep rides, and the longest zipline in Israel – 400 meters long and 120 meters high above a canyon.

Price: All inclusive bracelet/ticket- 80 nis **Does not include entrance to the big omega and paintball

Entrance to the site is 15 nis and includes access to the petting zoo.

Oz veGaon Nature Preserve A nature reserve established as a Zionist response to the murder of the three youths, Eyal, Gil-ad and Naftali, hy”d. At the park you will find playground equipment for children, a picnic area, barbeques, a synagogue, a small event hall, Sukkas for the guests and more…

Oz veGaon is waiting to see you this Sukkot!

 Phone: 050-5500834 Nadia

Kashuela Farm Enjoy peace and tranquility under the shade of enchanting eucalyptus and pine trees in the heart of the Gvaot forest. The farm offers for your family to camp in Indian teepees, large tents for groups and offers a place to celebrate your special occasions.

Phone: Tehiya- 052-5992737

Havayot Center More than one thousand animals, including some very exotic species, await you: parrots and other birds, llamas, alpacas, camels, raccoons, insects, lizards, foxes, polecats, ferrets, rabbits, gerbils, chinchillas, emus, Australian tree frogs, tarantulas, giant land turtles, water turtles, snakes, horses, ponies, fish, porcupines, squirrels, guinea pigs, chameleons, and more.

Price: 50 nis/person (ages 1+)

Call or e-mail in advance: Phone- 0526474110, E-mail- Havayot.center@gmail.com

Re-Gush ATV and Jeep tours in Gush Etzion. An experience that combines history, experience and nature.

Phone: 050-5461888, *Must reserve in advance.

Lior Ben-Yashar Jeep Tours Jeep tours in the Gush or Judean desert with an option to go rappelling/otd activity.

Phone: 054-8006920

  Kfar Etzion Escape Room A social reality game in which the participants are locked together in the room and have to use various objects found in the room in order to solve a series of mysteries and riddles. Searching for clues, decoding codes and uncovering the room’s exit point within 60 minutes.

Hours: 9:00-until the last game

Gush Etzion Heritage Center Come watch a new audiovisual that depicts the central events in history of the Etzion bloc. The center is a memorial to the heroic men and women who gave their lives to protect the communities of the Etzion Bloc.

The center will be open:

Tuesday, 25.9, 16th of Tishrei || Wednesday, 26.9, 17th of Tishrei

Thursday, 27.9, 18th of Tishrei || Friday 28.9, 19th of Tishrei

For ages 10+, the audiovisual will be screened every 45 minutes.

*Must book in advance

Phone: 02-9935160

E-mail: orkoli@kfar-etzion.com.il

Biyar Aqueduct -A watery, enjoyable hike awaits you in the underground tunnel constructed by Herod to convey water to Jerusalem and the Temple. During the course of your hike you will walk through a tunnel whose flowing waters are thigh-high.

Price: 20 nis/person; Groups of 30+ – 15 nis/person

Hours: 9:00-18:00; Fridays and Holiday evenings  9:00-14:00

Phone: 02-9935133

Caliber 3– Counter terror school that offers many activities including krav maga workshops, paintball, combat rappelling and much more!

Hours: 8:00-18:00; Last activity starts at 16:00.

*Sukkah on site

Restaurants: 

Roza-Meat restaurant located at Gush Etzion Junction.

Hours: 12:00-23:00

It will be open throughout Chol Hamoed and has two large sukkahs.

Cafe Greg– A dairy restaurant with a breathtaking view and a sukkah for you to sit in while you enjoy your meal!

Hours: 8:00-23:00

For reservations call: 02-6642223

Pat BaMelach– A Mehadrin dairy restaurant. You will have the option to sit in the restaurant or the sukkah.

Hours: 8:00-20:00

Preferred to book in advance: 02-5020262 x2

Gush Etzion Winery Visitor’s Center– A boutique winery and dairy restaurant located at the Gush Etzion Junction. It offers a guided tour of the winery and wine tasting at the visitor’s center

Restaurant hours during Hol Hamoed Sukkot: 9:00-23:00  **Sukkah on site

Visitor’s center hours: 9:00-18:00; Holiday evenings 9:00-14:00

Guided tours will begin every half an hour; average tour duration: 45 minutes

**Recommended to call and coordinate in advance