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Culture, art, and a culinary experience

 

Breakfast and a tour of the dairy. Optional: Cheese-making workshop

Sde Bar Cheese Dairy and Restaurant

Cheese breakfast/ cheese tasting, yoghurt made from goats’ milk.

Your visit to Sde Bar includes a tour of the dairy, a meal in the restaurant, a discussion with young people on the farm, and a tour of OliveBar – the rape (olive waste) plant where rape is shaped into cylinders suitable for burning as fuel.

Location: Sde Bar farm, near Nokdim.

Duration: 1 hour (2 with the workshop)

Herodion National Park

The desert fortress, palace, and burial place of King Herod. Fascinating tour of the archaeological site. Your visit includes a short film about Herod. On Fridays there is no additional fee for the guided tour.

Duration: between 2 and 3 hours

Artists gallery in Tekoa

You can combine a tour of Tekoa with a visit to art galleries, artists’ homes, and the winery. Attend a workshop and meet the artists.

Only in Tekoa: a bridal salon in a refurbished bus! Learn to weave baskets, visit the Mongolian House, and more…

Internet site: #/http://www.tekoaart.com

Duration: 30 minutes

Lunch

1. The Yekev – Gush Etzion Winery (dairy)

2. Roza meat restaurant in Etzion fortress

3. Gavna restaurant (dairy) – at the old Massuot Yitzhak farm, near Bat Ayin

Internet site:  /http://www.gavna.co.il

Gush Etzion Winery (Yekev)

Newly renovated visitors center overlooking the vineyards. Tour and winetasting.

Location: near Gush Etzion junction

Duration: 30 minutes

Sound and Light Show – Visit museum and tour Kfar Etzion

The story of Gush Etzion, the sound-and-light show, and the commemoration site – together they relate the heroic story of the early settlers of Gush Etzion and the battles that took place in the region, highlighting the powerful, dramatic events that shaped the area.

Location: Kfar Etzion

Duration: 45 minutes

A visit to the brewery or Lavie Liqeuers can be arranged ahead of time.

Lone Star Brewery

Take a tour of the brewery or hear the tale of two families who made aliya from Scotland and the United States to fulfil their dream of establishing a boutique brewery in the heart of Gush Etzion. See how natural beer is made and taste several varieties of beer (we also have non-alcoholic beers for children).

Location: Opposite Deer Land Park, near Kfar Etzion

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Yekev Lavie – Liqueurs

You’ll hear about the people who established Yekev Lavie and learn how liqueurs are produced. Taste the wide variety of fine liqueurs, fill a bottle at the plant and observe the process of sealing and labeling bottles.

Location: Etzion Industrial Park, near Efrat.

Duration: 30 minutes

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