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Sukkot in Gush Etzion!

Attractions:

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.

*Sukkah available for visitors to enjoy

Phone: 02-9935133

Hours: 9:00-18:00 (Erev Chag 9:00-15:00)

Price: 20 nis/person

Location: waze: אמת הביאר

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.

Price: 145 nis/person- 1 hour trip. 10% discount on groups of 10 or more.

Location: Deer Land Farm

Hours: 8:30-19:00, Must book in advance.

Phone: 054-3183333 | 054-5753333

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.

Hours: Must book in advance.

Location: Departs from Alon Shvut.

Phone:  050-4651888 or 052-8348099

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 attractions 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.

*Visitors can enjoy their large sukkah!

Price: Sukkot Special- All inclusive bracelet- 80 nis Includes access to all of the attractions, not including the 400 meter zip line or the big train. Regular entrance fee is 15 nis and includes access to the zoo, separate payment for each attraction. The attractions range from 15-25 nis, except for the 400 meter zipline which is 100 nis.

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, Holiday evenings 9:30-13:30

Phone: 02-5709768

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! Lunch can be ordered in advance.

*Visitors can enjoy their sukkah!

Location: Gush Etzion Industrial Park

Hours: 8:00-18:00, Holiday evenings 8:00-13:00

Phone: 02-6734334

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.

Guided tours of the Beit HaEdut museum and Gan HaRishonim: 11:00 | 13:00 | 15:00 | 17:00

Children’s activities-Hours: 12:00 | 14:00 | 16:00 : While the adults watch the audiovisual, the children will hear the story about the “Lone Oak”, tour the museum, enjoy arts & crafts activities and pita baking!

English & Hebrew screenings every 45 minutes.  Length: 60 minutes

*Visitors can enjoy their sukkah!

Price: 35 nis/person including a guided tour | 35 nis/child for the children’s activities (ages 3 and up)

Location: Kfar Etzion

Dates open during Sukkot: 15-18.10.19, Reservation Required!

Phone: 02-9935160

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.

New! Camel & donkey rides.

During sukkot there will be a bouncy house for kids to jump on.

*Sukkah available for visitors to enjoy

Cost: Entry fee- 25 nis | Donkey ride- 10 nis | Camel ride- 20 nis

Hours: Hol Hamoed Sukkot 10:00-18:00 | Fridays and holiday evenings 10:00-16:00

Location: Sde Bar Farm

Phone: 02-5020188 x3 | 055-6660897

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.

*Sukkah available for visitors to enjoy

Location: Rosh Tzurim Industrial Zone

Hours: Must book in advance

Phone: 054-6785813

Herodium National Park

Herodium is a cone-shaped artificial mountatin, built by Herod, the “builder king” as a palace and fortress.

Sunday-Monday 13-14.10 and Wednesday-Tuesday 18-22.10 at 11:00: A tour of where King Herod the Great chose to build his tomb and gave him his name. Enjoy spectacular views of the Judean and Jerusalem Desert, visit a fortified palace, descend to the water reservoirs and be impressed by the remains of Herod’s tomb recently uncovered on the site.

*Tour is included with the entry fee to the site.

Cost: 29 nis/adult | 15 nis/child

Hours: 8:00-17:00

Location: Herodium National Park

Phone: 02-5953592

Gush Etzion Winery: 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.

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

Location: Gush Etzion Junction

Hours: Hol hamoed10:00-18:00, Holiday evenings 9:00-14:00, must coordinate tour in advance.

Phone: 02-9309220

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

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, Efrat

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

Shokoladshik-Chocolate Workshops

An experience of flavor, color and creativity!

Chocolate workshops for all ages!

Hours: Requires advance coordination.

Open day (no reservation required on this day!): Wednesday, October 16th at 11:30, 50 nis/participant

Location: Studio located in the Lulim Area in Kfar Etzion

Phone: 054-4792611

Iris’ Chocolate-Chocolate Workshops

When chocolate, love and art meet you’ll enjoy a sweet experience…

Chocolate workshops for the entire family to enjoy from age 4-120!

For all types of events: Bonding days, couples workshop, bar/bat mitvah, birthdays, bachelorette parties and more!

Location: Neve Daniel

Hours: Requires advance coordination

Phone: 054-3377513

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!

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.

*6 sukkahs for visitors to enjoy!! Free entrance.

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

Phone: 050-5500834 | 050-7161818

Havayot Center

An animal center unique of its kind in Israel and in the world, which integrates the experience-oriented encounter with the animal world as an educational tool and as a tool of therapy assistance.

Hours: Open for groups of 20+ participants, requires advance coordination.

Location: Elazar

Phone: 050-7847068 | 050-5244505

Havaya BaGivah- Horseback riding

Horseback trips through vineyards and fresh water springs in the area or on the Avot trail [the ancient trail taken by our forefathers].

Hours: Hol Hamoed Sukkot, open only on Tuesday 15.10 for individuals and groups. Must coordinate in advance.

Location: Giva Hatzehuba (Yellow Hill)

Phone: 052-3405019

Restaurants:

Gush Etzion Winery: Fish & Dairy Restaurant

A boutique winery with a dairy restaurant. Tours and guided wine tasting in the winery’s visitor’s center.

*Two sukkahs available for their visitors to enjoy. 

Hours: 10:00-22:00

Location: Gush Etzion Junction

Phone: 02-9309220

Roza

A meat restaurant smokehouse located at the Gush Etzion Junction.

*Large sukkah for visitors to enjoy, seats up to 140 people!

Hours: 12:00-23:00

Location: Gush Etzion Citadel, Gush Etzion Junction

Phone: 02-6504483

Hamama

Dairy restaurant and cafe that offers a unique menu and atmosphere.

*2 large sukkahs for visitors to enjoy

Hours: 9:00-22:00, Holiday Evenings 8:30-12:30

Location: Kfar Etzion

Phone: 02-6230465

Greg Coffee

A branch of Café Greg that offers a rich variety of dairy dishes!

*Large sukkah available for visitors to enjoy

Hours: Hol Hamoed 8:00-23:00, Holiday evenings and Friday 8:00-15:00

Phone: 02-6642223

Location: Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction

Hummus haAretz

A small and homey humus place which offers a traditional and unique hummus menu with a variety of different side dishes.

*Large sukkahs available for visitors to enjoy!

Hours: 10:00-21:00

Location: Kfar Etzion

Phone: 02-9935366 | 054-7966563

Japan Japan

A restaurant that specializes in Asian and Japanese food with a Mehadrin hechsher.

*Large sukkah for visitors to enjoy

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

Hours: 11:00-23:00

Phone: 02-9707700