Sukkot 2022 in Gush Etzion!


Just a short 15 minute drive from Jerusalem and less than an hour from central Israel you’ll fine a wide range of activities, events, attractions, restaurants, tzimmers, breathtaking views, trails, springs and more!

Most importantly, all the excitement, all nearby!

Events: 

11.10.22 | Pilgrimage Festival: From Gush Etzion to Jerusalem

Join us for the Pilgrimage Festival, an event for the entire family.
Between 10:00-16:00 join us for a free event with activities for the entire family.
Arts & crafts, escape room, magnet photography, 360 degree binoculars, springs and more surprises!
In addition, visitors can join us on a march from Gush Etzion to Jerusalem with three track options to choose from.
Date: 11.10.22
Time: 10:00-16:00
Cost: Event is free, but requires registration.  Participation in the march costs 15/20 nis (depending on track and includes a t-shirt).
Location: Nebi Daniel, right next to Mitzpor Haelef, Neve Daniel

For more information and tickets click here


12.10.22 | Aqueduct Festival 

An event for the entire family!

100 meter zipline, drum circle, arts & crafts, 4 different trails, face painting, musicians, street theater and more!

Sitting areas, food stands (food sold separately) and a sukkah at the event.

Location: Entrance to the Dagan neighborhood, Efrat.

Date: 12.10.22

Time: 10:00-16:00

Price: Tickets purchased by 9.10- 25 nis/person, 100 nis/family. After 9.10- 30 nis/person, 125 nis/family.

Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets


13.10.22 | Gon Ben Ari Solo Performance in Tekoa

Solo performance by Gon Ben Ari at the Hagiga Nodedet in Tekoa.

Date: 13.10.22

Time: 21:00

Location: Hagiga Nodedet, Tekoa
Cost: 40 nis if purchased before the event, 50 nis at the door. Screenshot proof of purchase to enter the show.

For tickets click here


10-15.10.22 | Our Sukkah- Local Artists Festival in the yishuvim

Click here for the schedule


Sukkahs open to the public

Oz ve’Gaon | Mitzpor Haelef | Lone Oak | Han Arugot | Kfar Etzion Field School | Biyar Aqueduct


Attractions

Merkaz Kisufim

An interactive experience of the pilgrimage to Jerusalem during Sukkot.

At the center you’ll enjoy: a sound and light show, riddles, huge puzzle, musical instruments, arts & crafts and more!

Dates: Hol Hamoed Sukkot, not including Holiday evenings or Friday.

Hours: 10:00-16:00

Cost: 10 nis/person or up to 40 nis/family

Location: Giva Hatzehuba, next to the Lone Oak (HaAlon Haboded)

Phone: 054-5229925

Click here to sign up


Zomet Experience

An experience for the entire family to enjoy at Zomet’s Visitor’s Center.

Enjoy guided tours, young engineers workshop (build an electric battery), arduino workshop (for an additional fee), bouncy castles, food and beverage stands and various lectures.

Dates: 11-12.10.22

Hours: 10:00-17:00

Location: HaErez 3, Alon Shvut

Cost: 30 nis/adult | 25 nis- children, teenagers and senior citizens | 120 nis family ticket (only for immediate family members) | 25 nis additional fee for the Arduino workshop

Phone: 02-9932111 | 052-3121097


Click here for the full list of attractions! 

Gush Etzion Summer Festival 2022

6 days packed with events and activities for all ages!

Every morning will begin with a tour around Gush Etzion with guides from Kfar Etzion Field School!

Weds 24/08/22– Solomon’s Pools

Thurs 25/08/22– Eastern Gush Etzion

Sun 28/08/22– Wadi Fuchin

15 nis/person | Click here to sign up. For more details click here.


Wednesday 24.08.2022 | Ishai Ribo Concert

Doors open at 19:30, concert begins at 20:00.

Cost: Early bird special until 20.08.22 90 nis/ticket or 160 nis couples ticket

Tickets purchased by 23.08.22 110 nis/ticket or 190 nis/couples ticket

Tickets purchased day of event: 130 nis/ticket or 230 nis/couples ticket

Location: Giva Hatsehuba

Parking available only at Chatmar Etzion Free shuttles between 19:30-20:30 to the event and back after the concert.

Click here to purchase your tickets! 

Discount available for guests who stay at one of the Gush Etzion Tzimmers.


Thursday 25.08.2022 | Family Happening

Parents, kids, grandparents, grandchildren- Everyone’s welcome! An event for the entire family.

Huge bouncy castles, rides, street theater, quiet area for disabled children and a coffee booth.

Food and drinks booths at the event.

Hours: 16:00-19:00

Price: 10 nis/person

Location: Giva Hatsehuba

Click here to purchase your tickets! 


Friday 26.08.2022 | Farms Open House – Tour and Visit at Gush Etzion’s Agricultural Farms

The Gush Etzion agricultural farms invite you to come and visit their farms. Learn all about the farm and surrounding areas, experience life on the farm and learn about the Zionistic approach and important role that the farms have while protecting Israeli land. Each farm will have a mini-happening.

Neve Ori Farm – Learn about the farm through a discovery game around the farm.

Eden Farm – Petting booth

Kashuela Farm – Cheese making workshop

Havat Har Canub – Walking tours, Shepherds’ Pool, Activities and snacks, Jeep tours (registration required). Click here to register. 

Hours: 9:00-13:00

Location: Each farm has a separate location. Look up the farm on waze in Hebrew.

Cost: Free but registration is required.

Guided tours with private cars to each farm will depart from Giva Hatsehuba at 9:00, 9:30 and 10:00. Must register in advance, each tour is limited to 10 cars.

Click here to register!

 

Friday 26.08.2022 | Motoric Happening

A motoric event with horses, ATVs, rides and more!

Hours: 10:00-13:00

Cost: Entrance is free – Each attraction is a separate fee.  Click here to register

Location: Giva Hatsehuba 

Click here to register!


Saturday night 27.08.2022 | Women’s Only Party!

Women’s only party! It’s going to be crazy with DJ Sarit Green and DJ Cheftzi.

Hours: 22:00-01:00

Cost: Early bird discount price (until 24/8) 30 nis | Tickets until 26/8 40 nis | At the door 50 nis

Location: Giva Hatsehuba

Click here to purchase your tickets! 

Discount available for guests who stay at one of the Gush Etzion Tzimmers.


Sunday 28.08.2022 | Natan Goshen & Amir Dadon in Concert

Hours: Doors open-19:30 | Concert begins- 20:15

Cost: Early bird discounted tickets (Until 20/8) 90 nis, couples 160 nis

Tickets purchased by 23/8 110 nis, couples 190 nis

Tickets purchased day of event 130 nis, couples 230 nis

Location: Giva Hatsehuba

Parking available only at Chatmar Etzion Free shuttles between 19:30-20:30 to the event and back after the concert.

Click here to purchase your tickets! 

Discount available for guests who stay at one of the Gush Etzion Tzimmers.


Monday 29.08.2022 | Bira v’Nashira at the Lone Oak Tree.

Beer and singing at the Lone Oak tree. First beer on us!

Hours: 21:00-23:00

Cost: 30 nis, first beer on us!

Location: Lone Oak tree

Click here to purchase your tickets! 

Discount available for guests who stay at one of the Gush Etzion Tzimmers.

 

Monday 29.08.2022 | Fun Day for Special Needs Families

Speedy-kef! Day filled with fun activities for special needs families! Pool, rides, lunch and surprises!

Hours: 9:30-14:00

Cost: 60 nis/family. Subsidized for Gush Etzion residents. Must register in advance.

Click here to register. 

 

For more information about attractions, nature sites, restaurants, tzimmers and the rest of the summer events in Gush Etzion click here.

Gush Etzion Tourism Office: 02-9933863

Passover in Gush Etzion 2022!

Come celebrate Passover in Gush Etzion, just a 15 minute drive from Jerusalem and an hour away from Tel Aviv!

Enjoy many festivals and events, attractions, restaurants, heritage sites, springs, bike trails and more!

 

Events- For the inside scoop on all the events: Click here

Attractions- For a full list of attractions open during Passover: Click here

Nature- For a list of springs, picnic areas, bike trails and Nature: Click here

Tzimmers & Guesthouses- For a large variety of tzimmers, guesthouses, camping sites and more: Click here


Kosher for Passover Restaurants

Roza Smokehouse

This venerable meat restaurant has opened in Gush Etzion, offering a wide variety of dishes suited to every event – an evening out with friends, a romantic date, or simply a craving for meat.

Suitable venue for meetings and family celebrations.

The restaurant is Mehadrin Gush Etzion. No kitniot and no Shruya

Location: Gush Etzion Junction, Gush Etzion Citadel

Hours: 12:30-22:00 | Thursday open until 23:00

Phone: 02-6504486


Japan Japan

The “Japan Japan” Asian/Japanese restaurant chain boasts a Gush Etzion branch located in the Harim Mall at the Gush Etzion Junction.

Enjoy a delicious Asian meal with a breath-taking view of the Judean Mountains.

Meat restaurant

Location: Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction (Tzomet Gush Etzion) 2nd floor

Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:00-23:00 | Fri 11:00-15:00 | Sat night: One hour after shabbat until 00:00

Phone: 02-9707700

Sukkot Attractions 2021

Everyone’s going to Gush Etzion for Sukkot this year! A wide range of activities for the entire family to enjoy, less than an hour’s drive away from central Israel. 


Shlomo’s Animals

Shlomo’s Animals is an exotic animal farm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. At the farm you will enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!!

During sukkot, enjoy live shows! Sukkah available for guests. Entry does not require Green Pass.

Location: Sde Bar Farm Waze: click here

Price: 45 nis/ ages 2-18 |  35 nis/adult

Hours: 10:00-19:00, Holiday and Fri Eve. 10:00-16:00

Phone: 055-6660897


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. BBQ sites available.

Large sukkah available for guests!

Price: Click here for full list

Location: Deer Land Farm (located next to Kfar Etzion) Waze: click here

Hours: 09:30-16:00, Fri 09:30-13:30

Phone: 02-5709768


The Zomet Experience – Zomet Visitor’s Center

Learn how halacha and technology are integrated in our modern lives. Topics include: Security equipment, Methods of cooking on Shabbat, Using solar energy, Mobile equipment for the handicapped and much more!

During Chol Hamoed: Guided tours, various lectures, workshops, bouncy house and food stands and more!

Sukkah available for visitors. Green pass required.

Price: Adult- 30 nis, Children, teenagers and senior citizens 25 nis. Family ticket (immediate family) 120 nis.

Location: Ha’erez 3, Alon Shvut

Hours: Wednesday 22/9/21 and Thursday 23/9/21 10:00-17:00

Phone: 02-9932111 | 052-3121097


Kashuela Farm

Surrounded by enchanting eucalyptus and pine trees in the heart of the forest is the Kashuela Farm, an agricultural farm with many tourist activities!

During Chol Hamoed Sukkot: Petting zoo, nature arts & crafts, cheese workshop, bread workshop! Must sign up for workshops in advance via whatsapp 052-5992737.

Price: 20 nis/child | 10 nis/adult | 100 nis/family

Location: Gevaot Waze: click here

Hours: 22-23/9 10:00-18:00, 24/9 10:00-15:00

Cheese workshop: 10:00, 12:30, 15:00 | Bread workshop: 11:00, 13:30, 16:00 Must select workshop prior to arriving and book directly with Tchiya.

Phone:  Tchiya 052-5992737


Neve Ori Farm

Come and enjoy the great atmosphere at Neve Ori Farm! A game suitable for the entire family as well as quizzes, activities and lots of fun!

Enjoy all of this fun all while showing your  support for watching over the precious land.

Price: 20 nis/person or 100 nis/family

Location: near the Tunnels Checkpoint. Waze-  click here

Hours: Requires prior coordination

Phone: Racheli 0556640441


Caliber 3

Caliber 3,Israeli Counter terror &  Security Academy- combining zionism, fighting and Jewish heroism with exciting, extreme experiences for people of all ages.

Sukkah available for visitors. Lunch can be arranged for an additional cost with advance notice.

Location: Gush Etzion Industrial Park Waze: click here

Hours: 08:00-17:30, Holiday and Sabbath Eve. 08:00-13:00 – Must book in advance.

Phone: 02-6734334


Biyar Aqueduct 

The Biyar Aqueduct was built by King Herod during the Second Temple Period to supply water to Jerusalem.

A watery, enjoyable hike awaits you in the underground tunnel. The Aqueduct is part of the water system 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.

(Make sure you equip yourself with a flashlight, a change of clothes, and water shoes).

Price: 20 nis a person ages 3 and up

Location: On Route 60 South, just after Elazar Waze: click here

Hours: 09:00-17:00

Phone: 02-9935133


Havayot Center

The therapeutic center is home to over 1000 different animals. The Center is built on two levels. The animals have their homes on the upper level. You are invited to enter their cages and interact with them. On the  grassy area you can enjoy watching the animals against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery.

During Hol Hamoed the center invites you for an exciting day/night tour to see and meet the center’s animals. The tour is suitable for all ages.

Due to Covid limitations, must reserve spots in advance.

Price: 40 nis/person

Location: Elazar Waze: click here

Hours: 22-23/9 & 26/9 10:30 and 18:30 tours | 24/9 & 27/9 10:30 tour. *Group tours can be booked at other times but must be coordinated in advance.

Phone: 050-4944003


Gush Etzion Winery- Visitors Center

How does fine wine with an excellent dairy meal, overlooking vineyards, under the sukkah sound to you? Gush Etzion Wineries invites you to enjoy a tasting tour. Come and enjoy a variety of wines as well as the Sukkot menu at the  winery’s restaurant.

Location: Tzomet Gush Etzion (Gush Etzion Junction) Waze: click here

Hours:

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Friday 09:00-14:00

Holiday Evenings: 09:00-14:00 Visitor’s Center and Wine store only.

Phone: 02-9309220 | Book a tour: Stav  050-8911136


Gush Etzion Heritage Center – Sound and Light Show

The Gush Etzion Heritage Center tells the story of the establishment of Gush Etzion, from its early beginnings to the fall of the Gush during the War of Independence and its rebirth.

The site includes a sound and light show and a memorial to the heroic defenders of Gush Etzion. In the words of David Ben-Gurion when he declared the establishment of the State of Israel:

“If Jewish Jerusalem exists… it is first and foremost due to the fighters and settlers of Gush Etzion.

Location: Kibbutz Kfar Etzion Waze: click here

Price: 35 nis/person. For the full price list click here

Hours: Hol Hamoed 09:00-18:00. Due to covid limitations, must reserve a seat ahead of time.

Phone: 02-9935160


Lior Jeep Tours

Jeep tours in Gush Etzion and the Judean desert. Lior also offers other extreme activities including: cliff rappelling, dune buggy rides, learning to bake pita in a taboun. We arrange ODT (Outdoor Training) events, management workshops, integration games, and a rope park.

Price: 8 people per jeep. 2 hour trip- 900 nis, 4 hour trip- 1200

Hours: Must book in advance.

Phone:  054-8006920


ReGush Thrills! ATVs and Jeeps in Gush Etzion

ReGush ATV and Jeep company specializes in amazing and unique experience tours in the Gush Etzion region, the Jerusalem Mountains and the Judean Desert. On company outings you can enjoy state-of-the-art, fast-moving Razor ATVs believed to be the best in the world.

With ReGush, you can choose guided field trips for 60, 90 or 120 minutes, on a variety of routes, including a stop for explanations and observations. Our hiking trails pass through magical paths and coveted corners, with spectacular scenery and unique vantage points in Gush Etzion.

Location: Alon Shvut Waze: click here

Hours:Must book in advance.

Phone: 050-4651888 | 052-8348099


Havaya Bagiva

The horseback riding academy and stables are located in the center of Gush Etzion, located on the “Yellow Hill” over looking out to a gorgeous view of the area, parts of Jerusalem and the coastal plains.

We offer horseback riding for couples, or parents and children, or just for fun and experience. We specialize in therapeutic riding lessons and regular riding lessons. In addition, we also have a petting farm and other attractions for our guests…

Price: 30 min- 130 nis/rider, 45 min-160 nis/rider. *Riders ages 10 and up.

Location: Givah Hatzehuba, on the way to Rosh Tzurim Waze: click here

Hours: 10:00-18:00  Must book in advance.

Phone: 051-2288370


Herodion Horse Ranch

The farm is located in Sde-Bar, near Mount Herodion in eastern Gush Etzion and overlooks the Dead Sea.

The farm was established to assist children with disabilities and engaged in therapeutic riding and sport riding.

You can come, by appointment, and enjoy a variety of activities that take place on the farm.

Hours: Must book in advance.

Location: Sde Bar Farm

Phone: 02-5020188 x5 | 054-8004524 Talya


Shokoladshik Chocolate Workshops

A memorable experience of taste, colors, and lots of creativity.

The workshop lasts an hour and a half. In the workshop, we will learn all the different ways to temper and produce chocolate, as well as all the different types of chocolate. Afterwards, we will make different chocolate products such as chocolate sheets, truffles, and chocolate bars, each of which is individually packaged and personalized.

Price: Starting at 55 nis. For the full price list click here

Location: Kfar Etzion, “Lulim” area Waze – click here

Hours: Must book in advance.

Phone: 054-4792611


Iris’ Chocolate Workshops

When chocolate, art, and love meet, a sweet experience results!
Chocolate workshops for the whole family, suitable from age 4 to 120, and for any occasion- couple’s or family workshops, Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations, birthdays, bachelorette parties, and more.
Workshops available in my Neve Daniel studio, or in your own home!
In addition to the price agreed upon in advance, high-quality chocolate pralines with surprising flavors
and family chocolate at-home workshop kits are available for sale.
Let’s create sweet moments together!

Price: Variety of workshops available starting at 90 nis a person.

Location: Harei Yehuda 6, Neve Daniel

Public transportation: From Jerusalem CBS 361,364 Egged bus lines to Neve Daniel Waze: Click here

Hours: Must book in advance.

Phone: 054-3377513


Sheva Bakfar

The center, founded due to the 5782 Shmita year,  teaches the halachot of the shmitah year.

During your visit you’ll find more than 200 meters of 3d displays throughout four different exhibits: kitchen, supermarket, garden and home. The tour includes videos, guide book, quizzes and a notebook with pen, Throughout the tour you will have quizzes and when you pass the quiz you’ll gain access to move on to the next exhibit.

Price: Individual visit: 25 nis | Immediate family visit- 95 nis/family | Group visit (30 people)- 350 nis

Location: Kfar Etzion

Hours: 9:00-19:00 Must book in advance.

Phone: 02-5322393  053-5218931 


Herodium National Park

This desert fortress is both the palace and the gravesite of King Herod.

Take a fascinating archaeological tour of the site. Start your tour by viewing a short film about Herod.

During Chol Hamoed: Guided tours every hour and enjoy the latest discoveries including a stairway, a decorative hallway. Enjoy an excavating experience, various workshops, fencing battles and musical performances.

Price: 29 nis adult | 15 nis child | 25 nis student | 15 nis senior citizen

Location: Eastern Gush Etzion Waze: click here

Hours: 22-24/9 & 26/9 10:00-15:00. Tours start at the top of every hour from the entrance.

Phone: 02-5953591


Wadi Fukin Springs

The 11 springs will be open and secured by the IDF in honor of Sukkot! Great fun for the entire family.

Important to know: Cars are not permitted. Takes approximately one hour to walk to the springs. It is not stroller accessible.

Location: Entrance is from Ha Rav Kaduri St., Beitar Ilit

When: 22-26/9/21 between 10:00-18:00


Oz VeGaon

The Oz VeGaon nature reserve is located in the heart of Gush Etzion, just off of the Gush Etzion Junction. The reserve has playground equipment, picnic spots, restrooms and more!

There will be sukkahs available for visitors and events.

On Thursday, 23/9, there will be a Happening event inlcuding workshops, quizzes and surprises!

Location: Just above the Gush Etzion Junction (Tzomet Gush Etzion) Waze: click here

Phone: For more information contact Nadia- 050-5500834

 

 

 

Kosher Restaurants Open Sukkot 2021

Greg Cafe 

Greg Cafe offers a rich and diverse dairy menu, including a large array of various fish, pastas and plenty of vegan options.

The cafe overlooks the breathtaking view of Emek Bracha (Valley of Blessings).

Sukkah available for guests.

Location: Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction Wazeclick here

Hours: 08:00-23:00, Friday 08:00-14:00

Phone: 02-6642223


Roza Smokehouse

This venerable meat restaurant has opened in Gush Etzion, offering a wide variety of dishes suited to every event – an evening out with friends, a romantic date, or simply a craving for meat.

Small sukkah available for guests.

Location: The restaurant is located in the building known as the Mickey Mouse Fortress, at the Gush Etzion junction. Waze: click here

Hours: 12:30-22:30, On Saturday it opens one hour after the Sabbath ends until 00:00

Phone: 02-6504483 | Delivery: 02-6504486


Japan Japan

The “Japan Japan” Asian/Japanese restaurant chain boasts a Gush Etzion branch located in the Harim Mall at the Gush Etzion Junction.

Enjoy a delicious Asian meal with a breath-taking view of the Judean Mountains.

Location: Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction. Waze: click here

Hours: 11:00-23:00, Holiday evenings 11:00-15:00, After a holiday- one hour after until 00:00.

Phone: 02-9707700


Lehemoshe

A new cafe in the heart of Tekoa, overlooking the breathtaking view of the Judean Desert. Come enjoy freshly baked sourdough bread and a variety of meals including breakfasts, salads, pastas, chef sandwiches, kids meals and an Italian oven!

Sukkah available for guests.

Location: Tekoa Shopping Center Wazeclick here

Hours: 07:00-22:00, Holiday Eve 07:00-14:00

Phone: 054-8883554


Hummus Eliyahu

Forget the cold hummus you know from the supermarket and neighborhood hummus joints, and get ready for a fresh and warm hummus experience from the moment you order: the hummus dishes are served hot with various toppings of your choice and a side of Yeminite pitas and, of course… a warm, loving smile.

Equipped with an extra floor available for events up to 40 people!

Location: Gush Etzion Junction Waze– click here

Hours: 10:00-21:00, Holiday eve and Friday 08:00 until 2 hours before the holiday/Sabbath starts.

Phone:  02-5821655


Hummus Haaretz

A small and homey hummus restaurant in the fast growing shopping center of Kibbutz Kfar Etzion.

Features a beautiful veranda which overlooks Gush Etzion’s splendid view.

The restaurant offers both traditional and unique hummus options with various side dishes.

Air conditioned sukkah available.

Location: Kfar Etzion’s shopping center Waze: click here

Hours: 10:00-20:00, Holiday and Sabbath Eve 08:30-14:00

Phone:  054-7966563 02-9935366


Pat Bamelach

Overlooking the Judean Hills, Pat BaMelach is a unique artisan bread bakery and cafe in the heart of Gush Etzion.

Delivers to: Elazar, Neve Daniel, Rosh Tzurim, Kfar Etzion, Alon Shvut, Efrat

Sukkah available for guests.

Location: 3 Boaz St, Efrat

Hours: 07:00-16:00, Holiday and Sabbath eve 07:00-13:30

Phone: 02-9953948 | Whatsapp 058-499-5394


Juha Coffee

A dairy restauraunt and cafe, with a breathtaking view at the top of Har Gilo.

The restaraunt shares a space with the “Derech HaGan” plant nursery operated by the “Beit David Association,” giving it a unique and quaint feel.

The cafe has a trampoline for kids to enjoy!

Location: Har Gilo, in front of the field school. Waze– click here

Hours: Hol Hamoed 11:00-23:00, Holiday and Fri Eve. 08:00-14:00

Phone: 054-5830579


Hamama (The Greenhouse)

Hamama is a dairy coffee house adjacent to a unique plant nursery.

The menu includes delicious breakfasts, a variety of refreshing salads, pastas, sandwiches and pizzas. The desserts are baked at the Hamama Bakery.

Sukkah available for guests to enjoy

Location: Kfar Etzion shopping center Waze: click here

Hours: Hol hamoed 09:00-22:00, Holiday and Fri Eve. 08:30-13:00

Phone: 02-623-0465 | 052-3321005


Bayekev (The Winery)

How does fine wine with an excellent dairy meal, overlooking vineyards, under the sukkah sound to you? Gush Etzion Wineries invites you to enjoy a tasting tour. Come and enjoy a variety of wines as well as the Sukkot menu at the  winery’s restaurant.

Location: Tzomet Gush Etzion (Gush Etzion Junction) Waze: click here

Hours:

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Friday 09:00-14:00

Holiday Evenings: 09:00-14:00 Visitor’s Center and Wine store only.

Phone: 02-9309220 | Book a tour: Stav  050-8911136


Nino’s Pizza

Welcome to the only Italian pizza bar in Gush Etzion! Enjoy a variety of dishes and desserts, such as chef crafted pizzas with unique toppings, family-sized pizzas, calzones, fresh salads and several kinds of Kanafe, all made from high quality, fresh materials.
More features include a variety of beers and beers on tap, and several gluten-free pizza and Kanafe options.

Sukkah available for guests to enjoy.

Location: Kfar Etzion Commercial Center Waze- click here

Hours: Hol Hamoed 11:00-23:00, Holiday and Fri Eve. 09:30-15:00, After Shabbat and Chag open until 00:00.

Phone: 02-9935159


Hagiga Nodedet

Cafe Bar at Tekoa’s Art Center. Good chance there will be spontaneous shows and jams, worth following to see what’s going on!

Location: מרכז אומנים תקוע, Tekoas Art Center

Hours: 20/9 Monday Erev Chag 08:00-14:00

21/9 Tuesday- Closed

22/9 Wednesday: 08:00-18:00

23/9 Thursday 08:00-midnight

24/9 Friday: 08:00-16:00

25/9 Saturday night: 20:30 until the last customer

26/9 Sunday: 08:00-18:00

Second Erev Chag Monday, 27/9: 08:00-14:00

Phone: 054-6446223


 

Isru Chag Shavuot in Gush Etzion

Below is a list of sites that will operate differently specifically over Isru Chag, the day after the holiday of Shavuot. Come celebrate in Gush Etzion!

For restaurants in Gush Etzion, click here!

For trails in Gush Etzion, click here!

For attractions in Gush Etzion, click here!

For natural springs in Gush Etzion, click here!


Biyar Aqueduct

The Biyar Aqueduct was built by King Herod during the Second Temple period to supply water to Jerusalem.
An enjoyable water hike in an underground tunnel. The aqueduct is part of the water system that Herod built to carry water to Jerusalem and the Temple. The route includes an experiential walk through a cave whose flowing waters reach waist height.

(Make sure you equip yourself with a flashlight, a change of clothes, and water shoes).

On Isru Chag: Open from 9:00-16:30

Phone: 02-9935133

Website: אמת הביאר


ReGush Thrills

ReGush is undoubtedly the best attraction in Gush Etzion, the Judean Desert and the Jerusalem area! It was founded out of the love of the Land of Judea and its landscapes, and passion for advanced off-roading. The combination of these two passions created ReGush, a stunning boutique experience of space, greenery, and history – a fun and surprising experience in the area.

Contact us and customize your experience today! Must coordinate in advance.

Phone: 050-4651888 | 052-8348099

Website: “ריגוש- ReGush”: טרקטורונים וג’יפים בגוש עציון


Gush Etzion ATV’s offers 1-2 hour long off-road ATV tours through one of Israel’s most historic and beautiful landscapes.

Every ATV has a speaker so you can hear your personal guide share the rich story of Gush Etzion and experience it live. This makes Gush Etzion ATV’s the most adventurous and most inspiring tour in Israel.

All Gush Etzion ATV tours are insured and are led by Gush Etzion ATV’s professionally trained guides. Gush Etzion ATV tours are both fun and safe and are designed for all ages.

Gush Etzion ATV’s is located in the exciting Deer Land Park, where you can enjoy the Middle East’s longest zip-line and more before departing or upon returning from your unique ATV excursion.

Must coordinate in advance.

Phone: 054-318-3333

Website: טרקטורוני גוש עציון


Shlomo’s Animals

When was that last time you held a two meter long lizard?! A four meter snake?! Huge tarantula? Pet rabbits and chicks…feed a camel…ride a donkey?

Shlomo’s Animals is an exotic animal farm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. At the farm you will enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!!

On Isru Chag: Open from 10:00-19:00

Phone: 055-6660897

Must coordinate in advance.

Website: החיות של שלמה


Caliber 3

We offer a variety of extreme sports activities combining fighting, Zionism, and combat, suitable for all ages. 

On Isru Chag: Open with prior coordination only from 8:00-17:30

Phone: 02-6734334 

Website: www.caliber3range.com

Explore the Heritage – Free Tours of Gush Etzion

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority invites you to join a tour of Gush Etzion’s most historic sites – free of charge!


Tour from The Lone Oak to the Biyar Aqueduct

We will start our tour with The Lone Oak – a 700-year-old oak tree, the symbol of Gush Etzion. In the oak complex one can find a three-dimensional model of Gush Etzion and more exciting features.
We will continue on foot to the Boys’ Prominade, where we will observe Beitar – the last stronghold of Bar Kochba and his warriors during the revolt.
From there, we will drive in our private vehicles to the Oz Ve’Gaon  Reserve – an amazing nature reserve that was erected in memory of the three boys who were murdered by terrorists in 2014.
We will then visit the Biyar Aqueduct, where we will see a spectacular light show, enjoy a water hike in a cool tunnel and hear the unique story of Gush Etzion, which supplied water to Jerusalem in ancient times due to its unique topographic conditions.

The tour is perfect for the entire family, from the age of 5. The tour is not wheelchair accessable.

When? Tuesdays in August: 10/8, 17/8, 24/8, 31/8, from 10:00-13:00

Starting point: The Lone Oak. Waze- click here

To register, click here!


East Gush Etzion – Herodion National Park

Join us for a fascinating tour of Herodium, where new complexes have recently opened to visit. During the tour we will go through the theater, and go up the magnificent staircase to the monumental arch corridor, stop at the bathhouse and the ancient synagogue and go down to watch the new exhibition displayed in the water cistern system.

Meeting point: Herodium National Park Fund

Date and Time:

Thursdays in July and August- 8/7, 15/7, 22/7, 29/7, 5/8, 12/8, 19/8, 26/8, from 17:00 – 19:00.

Wednesdays in August- 11/8, 18/8, 25/8, from 17:00 – 19:00.

Fridays and Saturdays in August- 6/8, 7/8, 13/8, 14/8, 20/8, 21/8, 27/8, 28/8, in two waves at 11:00, 14:00.

Duration of the activity: about an hour and a half

Tours are suitable for all ages. The route is not wheelchair accessible and tourists should bring water, hiking boots, and a hat.

To register, click here!

Summer 5781 In Gush Etzion

This summer- come travel across Gush Etzion!

 

Attractions – click here!
Nature sites – click here!
Restauraunts – click here
Accomodations – click here!

Begin to plan your perfect summer break. Here, in Gush Etzion.

 


Herodium National Park

This desert fortress is both the palace and the gravesite of King Herod.

Take a fascinating archaeological tour of the site. Start your tour by viewing a short film about Herod.

On Fridays you can join a guided tour at no additional fee. Detailed instructions on how to get there can be found on the Parks and Nature Authority site.

Waze: click here

Summer Hours: Sunday-Thursday, and

 Saturday- 08:00-17:00 | Friday and Holiday Eve- 08:00-16:00

Phone: 02-5953591 | 02-5953592


Biyar Aqueduct

The Biyar Aqueduct was built by King

 Herod during the Second Temple Period to supply water to Jerusalem.

A watery, enjoyable hike awaits you in the underground tunnel. The Aqueduct is part of the water system 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.

(Make sure you equip yourself with a flashlight, a change of clothes, and water shoes).

Hours: Sun-Thurs 9:00-16:30 | Friday- 9:00-14:00

Waze: click here

Phone: 02-9935133


Kfar Etzion Field School

The Kfar Etzion Field School arranges tours, and guides groups of youth, adults, soldiers, teac

hers, tourists, and students throughout Gush Etzion, the Judean Hills, Jerusalem, the Judean Desert, and the Judean plain.

At the Field School you can rent bicycles, join organized tours, and learn to drive a jeep.

Phone: 02-9935133

 


Gush Etzion ATVs

Gush Etzion ATV’s offers 1-2 hour long off-road ATV tours through one of Israel’s most historic and beautiful landscapes.

Every ATV has a speaker so you can hear your personal guide share the rich story of Gush Etzion and experience it live. This makes Gush Etzion ATV’s the most adventurous and most inspiring tour in Israel.

You can choose to experience the Gus

h’s one of a kind breathtaking views while driving the vehicle yourself or by being driven by one of our trained guides.

Hours: Must coordinate in advance.

Phone: 054-318-3333


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.

Summer HoursSunday-Thursday 9:30-16:00 | Fridays 9:30-13:30

Phone: 02-5709768


Shlomo’s Animals

When was that last time you held a two meter long lizard?! A four meter snake?! Huge tarantula? Pet rabbits and chicks…feed a camel…ride a donkey?

Shlomo’s Animals is an exotic animal fa

rm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. At the farm you will enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!

Hours: Must coordinate in advance.

Sunday-Thursday 10:00-19:00 | Friday 10:00-16:00

Phone: 055-6660897


Gush Etzion Heritage Center

The Gush Etzion Heritage Center tells the story of the establishment of Gush Etzion, from its early beginnings to the fall of the Gush during the War of Independence and its rebirth. The site includes a sound and light show and a memorial to the heroic defenders of Gush Etzion. In the words of David Ben-Gurion when he declared the establishment of the State of Israel: “If Jewish Jerusalem exists… it is first and foremost due to the fighters and settlers of Gush Etzion.”

Hours: Sunday-Thursday- 9:00-17:00 (last showing at 16:00) | Friday and Holiday Eves- 9:00-12:30 (last showing at 12:15) | Must book in advance.

Phone: 02-9935160


The Lone Oak

The cluster of Israeli communities known as Gush Etzion is often symbolized by “The Lone Tree,” a centuries old oak that you can visit at a strategic Judean road junction. Located in between Alon Shvut and Rosh Tzurim, the site includes a three-dimensional topographic model of the entire Gush Etzion, playgrounds for children, public toilets, and an explanatory voice recording telling the story of the tree.

Waze- click here

Phone: 02-9933863


Herodium Horse Ranch

The farm is located in Sde-Bar, near Mount Herodion in eastern Gush Etzion and overlooks the Dead Sea.

The farm was established to assist children with disabilities and engaged in therapeutic riding and sport riding.

You can come, by appointment, and enjoy a variety of activities that take place on the farm.

Phone: Talia: 054-8004524  |  02-5020188 (שלוחה 5)


Tekoa Horse Ranch

Horseback riding in Tekoa. Imagine breathtaking views, the quiet and a lot of horses…

Hours: Sun-Thurs 8:00-19:00 | Fri 8:00-13:00. Requires prior coordination.

Phone:  052-6636125 


Gush Etzion Winery

Gush Etzion Winery is situated in the heart of the Etzion Bloc, surrounded by vineyards. The scene, so typical of the areas of Bordeaux and Provence, is now typical of Gush Etzion as well. As in other wineries, most of our activity is focused on production. Bringing grapes to the winery, crushing them, fermenting, straining, aging – all the fascinating processes that must take place before the wine reaches the bottle and the goblet. We also operate a visitors center where our activities are no less fascinating. Since the wine is kosher lemehadrin, no contact is permitted between the visiting public and the wine-making process.

 Here you are offered the choicest of our wine selection, and so your sense of taste comes into play. During the grape harvest, the winery and the winegrowers invite the wine-loving public, including children, to join in harvesting the grapes at dawn. A tour of the winery and breakfast are included.

Visitors Center Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00-16:00, Friday: 9:00-13:30 | Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 02-9309220

 


Re-Gush

ReGush is undoubtedly the best attraction in Gush Etzion, the Judean Desert and the Jerusalem area! It was founded out of the love of the Land of Judea and its landscapes, and passion for advanced off-roading. The combination of these two passions created ReGush, a stunning boutique experience of space, greenery, and history – a fun and surprising experience in the area.

Only 15 minutes from Jerusalem you can find amazing scenic routes that pass through streams and springs, climbing mountains and hills in an amazing area and overlooking spectacular views.

Contact us and customize your experience today !

Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 050-4651888 | 052-8348099

Website: “ריגוש- ReGush”: טרקטורונים וג’יפים בגוש עציון


Caliber 3

Caliber 3,Israeli Counter terror &  Security Academy- combining zionism, fighting and Jewish heroism with exciting, extreme experiences for people of all ages.

The activities are suitable for families, schools, youth group activities, employee fun-days and guests from abroad.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday- 08:00-18:00 | Friday- 08:00-13:00. | Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 02-6734334

Website: www.caliber3range.com


Kashuela Farm

Surrounded by enchanting eucalyptus and pine trees in the heart of the forest is the Kashuela Farm, an agricultural farm with many tourist activities!

Various workshops include: Cheese making, O.D.T., traditional building, pita baking, natural arts & crafts, nature skills, zionist workshop and a tour of the farm.

In addition, Kashuela Farm offers a variety of camping options including a huge tent that’s suitable for up to 150 people, teepees, family sized tents and a guest house.

The large tent is also available for events.

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 052-5992737


The Zomet Experience

Learn how halacha and technology are integrated in our modern lives.

Topics include:
– Security equipment
– Methods of cooking on Shabbat
– Using solar energy
– Mobile equipment for the handicapped
– And much more!

Hours: Guided tours require prior coordination.

Phone: 02-9932111 | 052-3121097


Lior Ben Yashar

Jeep tours in Gush Etzion and the Judean desert.

Lior Jeep Tours specializes in challenging activities for tourists:

  • A wide range of jeep tours of varying duration (2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, even several days).
  • Each jeep seats eight.
  • Sites include the Gush Etzion springs, battle sites, the Jerusalem hills, the Judean plain, and the Elah Valley (Burma Road).
  • We offer a variety of routes through the Judean desert. Discover the desert’s secrets, visit a Beduin tent,  stop at a lookout point for a breathtaking view of the Dead Sea. Or you can spend several days touring the Judean desert and the Negev.
  • The tours are suited to large and small groups.

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 054-8006920


Shokoladshik

Welcome to a memorable experience of taste, colors, and lots of creativity.

Celebrate a special occasion or just treat yourself any weekday!

The workshop lasts an hour and a half. In the workshop, we will learn all the different ways to temper and produce chocolate, as well as all the different types of chocolate.

Afterwards, we will make different chocolate products such as chocolate sheets, truffles, and chocolate bars, each of which is individually packaged and personalized.

Raise a L’Chaim of liquer made in the Gush. Music and good atmosphere.

Requires prior coordination.

Price: Depends on number of participants.

Phone: Shachar- 054-4792611


Iris’ Chocolate Workshops

When chocolate, art, and love meet, a sweet experience results!
Chocolate workshops for the whole family, suitable from age 4 to 120, and for any occasion- couple’s or family workshops, Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations, birthdays, bachelorette parties, and more.
Workshops available in my Neve Daniel studio, or in your own home!
In addition to the price agreed upon in advance, high-quality chocolate pralines with surprising flavors and family chocolate at-home workshop kits are available for sale.
Let’s create sweet moments together!
Requires prior coordination.
Phone: 054-3377513
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook:  שוקולד של איריס
Waze- click here

Hiking Trails in Gush Etzion

Path of the Patriarchs (Derech Haavot)

The trail begins at the Lone Oak, the central symbol of Jewish existance in modern day Gush Etzion. From there, walk on the Path of the Patriarchs beginning at an ancient Roman millstone. Along the path, discover an ancient Mikve (ritual bath) dating back to the Second Temple Era and breathtaking views of Gush Etzion. The route concludes in Neve Daniel.

Route length: 2.5 km

Directions: Start point: The Lone Oak, the site of a three-dimensional, topegraphic model of Gush Etzion, children’s playgrounds, and an explanatory voice recording telling the story of the site.
From the oak, continue north on the path for about 200 meters, until an appearance of a dirt road that turns right to “Derech HaAvot”.

Note- This route is not circular.


The Lone Oak

Visit the Lone Oak tree, the modern day symbol of Gush Etzion.

The Lone Oalk existed as the crossroads between the original settlements of Gush Etzion, and is called the Lone Oak after the period of solitude that existed in the regions between the War of Independence and the Six Day War, in which there existed no Jewish settlements in Gush Etzion. Around the site are several large schools of Gush Etzion, a community center, the  regional council building and more, cementing the site as an epicenter of Jewish life in Gush Etzion even today.

In recent months, the site has undergone upgrades, and visitors can now enjoy a three-dimensional topographic model of Gush Etzion, childrens playgrounds, a grass lawn, and more.


Nahal Tekoa

Nahal Tekoa holds the Haritoun cave, the largest karst cave in Israel.

Park near the Tekoa Horse Ranch, and descend to Nahal Tekoa according to the signeage. Enjoy natural, breathtaking desert views surrounding a river that empties into the Dead Sea.

Note- the Haritoun Cave is accessable ONLY by a tour guide!

 


Gush Etzion Natural Springs

Breathtaking views, refreshing springs and blooming spring mountains- all found at the Natural Spring Trail through Wadi Eden.

Park at the Ein Hubela spring at the entrance to Bat Ayin, and discover ancient sites along the trail including a Mikveh (ritual bath) from the Second Temple period and a winepress from the Byzantine period. From there continue according to the signeage leading to the next natural springs in the region. Descend to Ein Livneh, a shaded pool in the shadow of the Mediterranean grove trees surrounded by green trails. Ascend to the Jumjum ruin, which contains fascinating archeological stories. Continue along the blue marked trail to Ein Sajma, also named Ein Yitzhak after Yitzhak Weinstock. Then, descend to the Dubek Pool, which was renovated by the youth of Gush Etzion.
From there, ascend to the old Massuot Yitzhak forest, the end point of the route.

Route Length: 5 km

Note- route is not circular.


Nahal HaPirim

A linear route- park in the Efrat Dagan neighborhood (north Efrat).

Descend from Givat HaDagan along the trail marked in black to Nahal HaPirim, named for the hills that carved the ancient aqueduct during the Second Temple period by Herod the Great. Enjoy the agricultural scenery of the multitude of vineyards and irrigated farming. Conclude the route at the Biyar Aqueduct park and enter the aqueduct, equipped for cool, halfway deep water with flashlights and a change of clothes. (Entrance to the Biyar Aqueduct available for a fee)

Route Length: 3.5 km

Natural Springs in Gush Etzion

Come enjoy the refreshing springs across Gush Etzion!


Ein Sajma – Ein Yitzhak 

The Ein Sajma natural spring is located inside the Old Massuot Yitzhak forest, just a small drive away from Bat Ayin and Kfar Etzion. The spring fills from the slope of the Sajma River, also known as the “Garden of Eden Wadi”. Descend the stairs until reaching a refreshing and gorgeous pool of water. The water stays full all seasons of the year and is surrounded by picnic tables and sitting areas. The spring was refurbished in memory of Yitzhak Weinstock, may his memory be for a blessing.

Location: Old Massuot Yitzhak Forest. The spring is accessible by car. Waze- click here

Depth of water: approximately 1.5 meters

Directions: Head in the direction of Bat Ayin, turn right towards Old Massuot Yitzhak and follow the marked roads until you reach the spring.


Dubek’s Pool

The Dubek Pool is located inside the Old Massuot Yitzhak forest, right below the Ein Sajma spring. The site was built in memory of Dov Weinstock. Dubek was one of the fearless and heroic residents of Gush Etzion after the Sixth Day War.

Location: Old Massuot Yitzhak. Park next to Ein Sajma and descend the stairs to Dubek Pool. Waze – click here.

Depth of water: approximately 1.5 meters

Directions: Drive in the direction of Bat Ayin, turn right towards Old Massuot Yitzhak. Follow the road marked in blue until you reach the spring.


Ein Hubela 

At the site, visitors can discover ancient archeological finds, a Shiek’s gravesite, and a burial cave from the Second Temple Period. The importance of this place was realized hundreds of years ago, and in the days of the founding of the state of Israel, it was located in Kibbutz Massuot Yitzhak. 

Location: Bat Ayin. The spring is accessible by car. Waze- click here

Depth of Water: approximately 2 meters

Directions: Once reaching Bat Ayin, take the first right turn. Along this road, the road changes to a dirt road, continue on it to reach the spring. 

Additional notes: The spring also serves as a local ritual bath. (Mikveh)


Ein Abu Caleb

A spring, fig tree, and picnic table- all you need for a beautiful and refreshing day in the outdoors! The spring is also called ‘Ein Masala’ after Garin Masala of Hashomer Hatzair, who established the Revadim community in Gush Etzion before the establishment of the state of Israel.

The spring is maintained by students of the Sadnat Shiluv school for individuals with special needs. 

Location: Park in the Deer Land Farm forest and from there, the spring is a 30-minute walk or a short trip in a 4*4 vehicle. Waze- click here

Depth of Water: approximately one meter

Directions: Drive from the Gush Etzion Junction in the direction of Kfar Etzion, and turn right on a dirt path approximately 50 meters before the roundabout, towards Deer Land Farm.

 


Ein Tzurim Pools 

Two natural pools in a quaint corner of nature. A perfect spot for individuals and families to discover themselves in nature, or just to relax.  

Location: Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim. Waze- click here

Depth of water: 40 and 60 centimeters

Directions: before the gate into Rosh Tzurim, turn left. Descend on the road until reaching the area of the Rosh Tzurim chicken coops. Turn right in the direction of the pools, and from there, only a 2 minute walk. The pools are on the left-hand side of the road.


Ein Livne

A gorgeous natural spring, and the source of the Nahal Livne river that runs across Gush Etzion and spills out into the Judean plains. The spring is shaded in by many trees and guarantees a refreshing experience.

Locaton: Bat Ayin Bet. Waze – click here The spring is approximately a 15-minute walk from the parking.

Depth of the water: Approximately one meter

Directions: From the entrance to Bat Ayin, continue straight. At the roundabout, turn right, and then another right, in a U-turn. Park the car next to the left turn alongside the Wadi and walk along the trail marked in green until reaching the spring. 

Attractions and Activity This Passover

Herodium National Park

You are invited to celebrate at King Herod’s palace with street performers, actors and musicians!

Visit new complexes opened to visitors, including: the magnificent staircase and monumental arch corridor.

Do not miss the exhibition on ancient cisterns! The site’s conservation team will invite the children to experience archeological conservation, and guides from the Ministry of Tourism’s project will be available at  the site’s points of interest.

Hours: Sunday-Tuesday- 8:00-18:00 | Friday and Holiday Eve- 8:00-16:00.

Phone: 02-5953591 | 02-5953592


Biyar Aqueduct

The Biyar Aqueduct was built by King Herod during the Second Temple period to supply water to Jerusalem.
An enjoyable water hike in an underground tunnel. The aqueduct is part of the water system that Herod built to carry water to Jerusalem and the Temple. The route includes an experiential walk through a cave whose flowing waters reach waist height.

Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 9:00-17:30 | Fri. 9:00-14:00

Phone: 02-9935133


Kfar Etzion Field School

Kfar Etzion Field School offers a variety of tours and activities, including this Passover.

Trips available for families to Herodium, through the Path of the Patriarchs, and more. Excursions for hikers in Solomon’s Pools, and much more ..

Treasure hunts and navigation games are available and suitable for the whole family.

Registration:  www.k-etzion.co.il

Phone: 02-9935133


Gush Etzion ATVs

Gush Etzion ATV’s offers 1-2 hour long off-road ATV tours through one of Israel’s most historic and beautiful landscapes.

Every ATV has a speaker so you can hear your personal guide share the rich story of Gush Etzion and experience it live. This makes Gush Etzion ATV’s the most adventurous and most inspiring tour in Israel.

All Gush Etzion ATV tours are insured and are led by Gush Etzion ATV’s professionally trained guides. Gush Etzion ATV tours are both fun and safe and are designed for all ages.

Gush Etzion ATV’s is located in the exciting Deer Land Park, where you can enjoy the Middle East’s longest zip-line and more before departing or upon returning from your unique ATV excursion.

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 054-318-3333


ReGush Thrills

ReGush is undoubtedly the best attraction in Gush Etzion, the Judean Desert and the Jerusalem area! It was founded out of the love of the Land of Judea and its landscapes, and passion for advanced off-roading. The combination of these two passions created ReGush, a stunning boutique experience of space, greenery, and history – a fun and surprising experience in the area.

Contact us and customize your experience today!

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 050-4651888 | 052-8348099


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.

Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 9:30-17:30 | Fri.- 09:30-13:30.

Phone: 02-5709768


Shlomo’s Animals

When was that last time you held a two meter long lizard?! A four meter snake?! Huge tarantula? Pet rabbits and chicks…feed a camel…ride a donkey?

Shlomo’s Animals is an exotic animal farm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. At the farm you will enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!!

Hours: Sun.-Thurs.- 10:00-19:00 | Fri.- 10:00-13:00

Phone: 055-6660897


Gush Etzion Heritage Center

The Gush Etzion Heritage Center tells the story of the establishment of Gush Etzion, from its early beginnings to the fall of the Gush during the War of Independence and its rebirth. The site includes a sound and light show and a memorial to the heroic defenders of Gush Etzion. In the words of David Ben-Gurion when he declared the establishment of the State of Israel: “If Jewish Jerusalem exists… it is first and foremost due to the fighters and settlers of Gush Etzion.”

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 02-9935160


The Zomet Experience

Learn how halacha and technology are integrated in our modern lives.

Topics include:
– Security equipment
– Methods of cooking on Shabbat
– Using solar energy
– Mobile equipment for the handicapped
– And much more!

Hours: Guided tours available with prior coordination.

Phone: 02-9932111 | 052-3121097


Lior Jeep Tours

Jeep tours in Gush Etzion and the Judean Desert. The company specializes in the field of challenging tourism in a variety of activities:

Jeep tours in a variety of routes and of varying lengths (two hours four eight hours and even several days).

In each jeep up to eight places, the variety of places where you can travel is great, starting from the springs of Gush Etzion, the history of battle heritage, the Jerusalem mountains, the Judean lowlands and the Ella Valley (via Burma).

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 054-8006920


The Lone Oak

The lone oak, a 700-year-old oak tree, serves as the symbol of Gush Etzion.
The lone oak is next to Alon Shvut and Rosh Tzurim and boasts a number of features – a three-dimensional model of the entire Gush Etzion, playgrounds for children, sitting areas, public toilets, and a voice recording that tells the tree’s story.

Location: Yellow Hill, alongside Alon Shvut. Waze- click here

Phone: 02-9933863


Herodion Horse Ranch

The farm is located in Sde-Bar, near Mount Herodion in eastern Gush Etzion and overlooks the Dead Sea.

Individual horse ride for all ages: 30 ₪ per person
Family tour (one hour): 180 ₪ per person
You can come by prior arrangement to a variety of activities that take place on the farm.

Hours: By prior arrangement only, from 9.30 until 19.00 every day of Chol Hamoed!

Phone: Devora: 054-9059376  | Talia: 054-8004524  |  02-5020188 (שלוחה 5)


Tekoa Horse Ranch

Horseback riding in Tekoa. Imagine breathtaking views, the quiet and a lot of horses…

Hours: requires prior coordination.

Phone: 052-6636125


Caliber 3

We offer a variety of extreme sports activities combining fighting, Zionism, and combat, suitable for all ages. 

Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 8:00–17:30 | Fri. 7:30–13:00, Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 02-6734334 

Website: www.caliber3range.com


Gush Etzion Winery

Gush Etzion Winery is situated in the heart of the Etzion Bloc, surrounded by vineyards. The scene, so typical of the areas of Bordeaux and Provence, is now typical of Gush Etzion as well. As in other wineries, most of our activity is focused on production. Bringing grapes to the winery, crushing them, fermenting, straining, aging – all the fascinating processes that must take place before the wine reaches the bottle and the goblet. We also operate a visitors center where our activities are no less fascinating.

During Passover, Gush Etzion Winery offers tours of the visitors center.

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 02-9309220


Kashuela Farm

Surrounded by enchanting eucalyptus and pine trees in the heart of the forest is the Kashuela Farm, an agricultural farm with many tourist activities!

Various workshops: Cheesemaking, O.D.T., traditional building, pita baking, natural arts & crafts, nature skills, zionist workshop and a tour of the farm.

In addition, Kashuela Farm offers a variety of camping options including a huge tent that’s suitable for up to 150 people, teepees, family sized tents and a guest house.

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 052-5992737


Neve Ori Farm

This year, come adventure, play, and connect to our roots! A pleasant, agricultural experience for the whole family! Games, Tanach, nature, and lots of fun are all waiting for you.

All of this at the Neve Ori Farm, only minutes away from the Tunnels Checkpoint!

Neve Uri Farm was founded in the blessed memory of Ori Ansbacher and connects Gush Etzion to Jerusalem.

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: Racheli- 0556640441


Tekoa Forest 

Stories of the Forest Festival- natural art workshops, music, and plays for the whole family within the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.

Date: Monday-Tuesday of the Passover holiday | 16th-17th of Nissan | 29-30/03/21 | 10:00-13:00, 15:00-18:00 

Phone: 02-9933863

Camping in Gush Etzion

Rediscover yourself in nature at a Gush Etzion campsite!

Kfar Etzion Field School

In front of a magical view of Emek Habracha surrounded by Judean mountains rests the Kfar Etzion Field School’s campsite.

The camp ground is spacious and features clean toilets, hot showers, picnic/barbecue areas, kitchen appliances for cooking, central power, and more. Hot meals may be ordered in advance for organized groups (private/soldiers/more). The campsite is an ideal accommodation for hiking and is suitable for all: single hikers, couples, families, youth groups and adults.

Pricing: Weekdays- 40 NIS/person

Location: Kfar Etzion. Waze – click here

Phone: 02-9935233 | E-mail: [email protected]


Kashuela Farm

In Gvaot forest, inside wonderful views, is a magical farm, Kashuela!

Are you looking for a special and quiet vacation? Kashuela Farm is the perfect place for you!

Camping in teepees, large tents or under thousands of stars- Sounds cool, right?

Pricing:

  • Bring your own tent 45 nis/person
  • Large group tents: Includes mattresses, sitting areas, tea, coffee and more 65/nis a person
  • Teepees: Camp in an Indian teepee with lots of seating areas surrounding you and hammocks. 95 nis/person, minimum of 4 people in a teepee. Each additional person 65 nis.

Location: Kashuela Farm in the Lamed Heh Forest. Just outside of Gvaot. Waze: click here

Phone: 052-5992737 | 052-5456020

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: חוות קשואלה

Gush Etzion Wine and Music Festival

Enjoy a wine festival this Monday night with tastings from various wineries, food stalls, and a performance by the Abramson Brothers of their greatest hits.

When? This coming Monday, 22.03.21 | 9th of Nisan 5781 | from 20:00

Where? Gush Etzion Winery. Waze- click here

Price: 50 NIS in advance | 65 NIS on the day of the event | NIS 20 refund available for each ticketholder who also purchases wine from the Gush Etzion Winery!

Participating wineries: Gush Etzion Winery, Har Bracha Winery, Gevaot Winery, Bakush Winery, Shiran Winery, Tzovner Winery.

To order your tickets, click here!

Plan a Day of Travel in East Gush Etzion

Come plan a special day to discover all the art, desert atmosphere, and magic in east Gush Etzion!

Where to visit?

Herodium National Park 

This desert fortress is both the palace and the gravesite of King Herod. Take a fascinating archaeological tour of the site. Start your tour by viewing a short film about Herod. On Fridays, you can join a guided tour at no additional fee. Detailed instructions on how to get there can be found on the Parks and Nature Authority site.
Location: Eastern Gush Etzion. Waze: click here
Phone: 02-5953591
Website: גן לאומי הרודיון


Haritoun Cave

Starting point: Tekoa | End point: Tekoa
In 1969 a group of volunteers from the Jerusalem branch of the Society for the Protection of Nature, headed by Gideon Mann, set out to comprehensively map this cave. They produced an accurate and detailed map that included every traversable cavern and tunnel. It turned out that the cave is far larger and more complex than they originally assumed. Here are some statistics: The depth of the cave (in other words, the distance from the entrance to its furthest point) is some 400 meters. The combined length of the tunnels is approximately 4 kilometers. There are 55 caverns and rooms. The cave is on 4 levels, but the differences in height are not uniform. In some places there is a  difference of up to 3 meters between the first and second levels, up to 7 meters between the second and third levels, and up to 12 meters between the third and fourth levels. As previously mentioned, the aim of the volunteers was to draw a detailed and accurate map of the cave, not to study it. Now that the map exists,  we hope scientists and researchers will utilize it in order to examine its geology, the remnants of past history to be found here, the living creatures that populate it, and more.
Entrance to the cave is only permitted with experienced guides. Book a guide through the Kfar Etzion Field School: 02-9935133


Shlomo’s Animals

When was that last time you held a two meter long lizard?! A four meter snake?! Huge tarantula? Pet rabbits and chicks…feed a camel…ride a donkey? Shlomo’s Animals is an exotic animal farm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. At the farm you will enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations, and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!! New at Shlomo’s Animals– Camel riding for 20 nis! Shlomo’s Pets is also available to travel to you for birthday parties, school activities and other occasions for all ages.
Located at Sde Bar Farm. Waze- click here
Phone: Shlomo- 055-6660897 | 0525709464 | 0527170962 | 02-5020188
Email: [email protected]
Website: Shlomo’s animals


Sfar Hamidbar Farm

An agricultural farm, traditional building, ancient crafts, and music in the spirit of Sfar Hamidbar! The farm is located in the crease of the Judean Hills and the Judean Desert, a unique area that invokes interpersonal connections. Sfar HaMidbar offers a hospitality tent for group stays and small events, including new bathrooms and showers. In addition, the farm offers a wide range of ancient crafts and traditional building workshops as well as music workshops. A wide range of activities for lovers of Middle Eastern culture, traditional arts and music.
Location: Tekoa Daled. Waze- click here
Phone: Noam- 054-6446223 | Amichai- 052-2355416
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: חוות ספר המדבר


Tekoa Horse Ranch

Horseback riding in Tekoa. Imagine breathtaking views, the quiet and a lot of horses…
Location: Tekoa. Waze- click here
Phone: 052-6636125
Hours: Sun-Thurs 8:00-19:00 | Fri 8:00-13:00

 

 


Jean-Pierre Weill

Jean-Pierre Weill is a French-American artist who moved to Israel a few years ago. He paints on multiple levels of glass, creating a three-dimensional image in a technique that is both simple and unique. The results are stunning. Since moving to Israel, his two daughters, Davida and Safira, have joined him and today, they work together in their studio in Tekoa. Jean-Pierre Weill Studios artwork is exhibited in prime locations in Israel: In Mamilla Boulevard in Jerusalem, Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv, and the Artist’s Colony in Safed. We are always happy to receive visitors and are open every day from Sunday – Thursday 9:00-16:00, except Wednesdays. If you are planning a visit, call in advance. Groups are welcome. Special discounts on the artwork are available to studio visitors. We look forward to meeting you!
Location: Tekoa. Waze- click here
Phone: 054-2649499
Email: [email protected]
Website: ז’אן-פייר ווייל


Where to eat?

Lehemoshe

A new cafe in the heart of Tekoa, overlooking the breathtaking view of the Judean Desert. Come enjoy freshly baked sourdough bread and a variety of meals including breakfasts, salads, pastas, chef sandwiches, kids meals and an Italian oven!
Location: Tekoa Shopping Center. Wazeclick here
Phone: 054-8883554
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 9:00-22:00 | Friday 8:30-13:00
Email:
 [email protected]
Kashrut: Mehadrin Gush Etzion


Where to sleep?

Villa Herodion

Enjoy the luxuries and VIP treatment in a gorgeous, private villa and have your celebration at one of the most unique event venues – less than 30 minutes from Jerusalem’s center.  Villa Herodion now also offers overnight sleeping so you can more fully enjoy the beautiful accommodations and breathtaking views.Villa Herodion features spectacular Judean mountain and Herodion views, a beautifully landscaped backyard, swimming pool, large grass play area, and bonfire pit.  All combined with an exquisite indoor Mediterranean-inspired colorful decor, Jerusalem stone arches & artistic finishings.  The perfect ambiance for an unforgettable, first-class experience of Israel – making this villa a special place you will want to come back to again and again.
Location: Tekoa. Waze – click here
Price: between 3500-4500 shekels depending on season, 2 night minimum.Sleeps 10-15 guests depending on age of children. Contact for more details.
Phone: 052-2210399
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: וילה הרודיון


On a hilltop overlooking the vast and magnificent Judean Desert, within the small community of Tekoa Dalet and on the grounds of our small eco-farm, we’ve transformed an antique bus into a cozy vacation cabin. Outdoors it’s all rugged and pristine, but inside the bus it’s as comfortable and convenient as can be. And only a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem!
Location:
Tekoa
Weekdays: 450 NIS/night | Weekends: 550 NIS/night
Phone: 0546940193 | 0506980007
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: האוטובוס שלנו גדול וירוק


Finjan Han

A unique caravanserai for small events and overnight stays in Tekoa Daled. The caravanserai was hand-built  with love, using all natural and local materials overlooking the breathtaking view of the Judean Desert and Tekoa River. Overnight stays for up to 40 people on weekdays or weekends. Option to order a workshop and learn how to weave baskets or another hand craft.
Location: Tekoa Daled. Waze – click here
Phone: Eliyahu-  052-6698857 | Sara- 052-3825200
Email: [email protected]


Swim with a View @ Ranel

The Swim with a View @ Ranel is a private ground floor space in a stone villa in the Yehuda hills, with a secluded private heated pool, popular with visitors and locals alike for its cool temperatures in the summer evenings, clean air, and splendid views of the desert and the Dead Sea.  Guests can relax in our indoor heated pool and enjoy a panoramic view from the large private outdoor terrace. There is one large double bedroom with a bathroom and a shower. Our spacious terrace is perfect for sun-bathing and relaxing during the warmer summer months. Breakfast can be ordered with advance notice.  The space is wheelchair accessible.
Location: Pnei Kedem. Waze- click here
350 nis for two hours of swimming | 700 nis for private pool and tzimmer
Phone: Ranel-  052-8591491


Nof Herodion Zimmer

A magical and pampering tzimmer for a couple in Tekoa. Suitable for couples only.
Location: Tekoa. Waze – click here
Weekdays:700 nis | Weekends: 750 nis
Phone:
 050-6736452
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: צימר נוף הרודיון

Spend Shushan Purim in Gush Etzion!

Happy Purim! On your day off this Sunday, look no further than Gush Etzion for adventure and fun. Businesses and attractions open this Sunday are listed below.

Shlomo’s Animals

Shlomo’s Animals is an exotic animal farm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. At the farm you will enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations, and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!!
Sunday 28/2, Shushan Purim: open from 10:00-18:00
Must coordinate in advance. All who come on Sunday will be entered for a chance to win a 10-entry ticket to the farm!
Phone:
055-6660897 | 0525709464 | 052-7170962 | 02-5020188 x3
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Shlomo’s Pets
Location: Sde Bar Farm
Waze: click here


Hummus Haaretz

A small and homely hummus restaurant in the fast-growing shopping center of Kibbutz Kfar Etzion. Features a beautiful veranda that overlooks Gush Etzion’s splendid view. The restaurant offers both traditional and unique hummus options with various side dishes.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday- 10:00-20:00
Phone: 02-9935366 | 054-7966563
Facebook: Click here
Kashrut: Mehadrin Gush Etzion
Location: Kfar Etzion’s shopping center
Waze: click here


Caliber 3

Caliber 3, Israeli Counter-terror &  Security Academy- combining Zionism, fighting, and Jewish heroism with exciting, extreme experiences for people of all ages, including; paintball, clay pot shooting, free-range shooting, combat displays.
Sunday 28/2, Shushan Purim: Open by appointment only from 8:00-17:00
Phone:  02-6734334
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.caliber3range.com
Location: Gush Etzion Industrial Park
Waze: click here


Hummus Eliyahu

Warm Hummus, warm atmosphere. Forget the cold hummus you know from the supermarket and neighborhood hummus joints, and get ready for a fresh and warm hummus experience from the moment you order: the hummus dishes are served hot with various toppings of your choice and a side of Yemenite pitas and, of course… a warm, loving smile.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00-21:00
Phone: 025821655
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Hummus Eliyahu
Facebook: חומוס אליהו – Hummus Eliyahu
Location: Gush Etzion Junction
Waze– click here


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.

This Sunday – “Purim and Flowers” activities for children and families hosted by the Kfar Etzion Field School!

Phone: 02-9935133
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Kfar Etzion Field School
Location: Kfar Etzion
Waze: click here


The Zomet Experience

Learn how halacha and technology are integrated into our modern lives.
Topics include: security equipment, methods of cooking on Shabbat, using solar energy, mobile equipment for the handicapped, and much more!
Hours: Requires advance coordination
Phone: 02-9932111 | 052-3121097
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Tzomet Experience
Location: Alon Shvut
Waze: click here


Iris Chocolate Workshops

When chocolate, art, and love meet, a sweet experience results!
Chocolate workshops for the whole family, suitable from age 4 to 120, and for any occasion- couple’s or family workshops, Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations, birthdays, bachelorette parties, and more.
Workshops available in my Neve Daniel studio, or in your own home!
In addition to the price agreed upon in advance, high-quality chocolate pralines with surprising flavors
and family chocolate at-home workshop kits are available for sale.
Let’s create sweet moments together!
Must coordinate in advance.
Phone: 054-3377513
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook:  Iris’ Chocolate
Location: Harei Yehuda 6, Neve Daniel
Waze: Click here

Order Mishloach Manot Now!

Purim is right around the corner- order fabulous Mishloach Manot from across Gush Etzion today!

Hamama Cafe

The Hamama Cafe in Kfar Etzion is arranging packages including a meal for two + wine + hamantaschen cookies.

Order by phone- 02-623-0465 or WhatsApp- 0504011311 today.

 

 

 

 


Pat Bamelach

Update: orders for Purim are already closed, but customers are welcome to visit the store and purchase goodies for their Mishloach Manot. Happy Purim!

Craving fresh Hamantaschen, bread, and more? Look no further than Pat BaMelach in Efrat for the tastiest baked goods to have at your Seuda.

Order now through Pat Bamelach’s website! Orders will be delivered the week of Purim.

 

 

 

 


Gush Etzion Winery

This Purim, add a delicious bottle of Gush Etzion wine to your Seuda table. 3 packages are available for order now – a small package, medium, and large, all including a bottle of signature wine and other treats.

Order by phone at either of these numbers: 02-9309220 | 0508911136

 

 

 

 


Sadnat Shiluv

The special needs education school in Gevaot is selling products for special Mishloach Manot, including granola, cookies, cheeses, donation cards, and more. Complete your Mishloach Manot and support a great cause!

Main sale – Coffee in the Grove in Gevaot: Tuesday, 11 Adar 23.2.21 between 14:00-18:00
Additional sales – Beit Geffen in Rosh Tzurim, and Beit Avshalom in Kfar Etzion: Monday, 10 Adar 22.2.21 between 16:00-18:00

Don’t miss it!

 

 


Iris’ Chocolate Workshops

From Iris Kaufman’s Chocolate Workshop, order a variety of praline packages or even a family chocolate game set for Purim this year.

To order and for more details: 054-3377513

 

 

 


 

Vernissage Gallery

Orders for Mishloach Manot on Tuesday, 2.23 to 17.00, as well as on Tuesday after 20:00, customers are invited to choose a unique Mishloach Manot dish at the gallery.

For more details:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=459232161871827
Website- www.tekoartgallery.com
Phone- 0506209462

This Weekend: Travel in a Winter Wonderland!

Living in one of the coldest climates in central Israel, residents of Gush Etzion wish for the snow every year — and the forecast this week does not seem to disappoint! As a cold front sweeps across the region, high chances of snowfall (over 50%) are being predicted for Wednesday 17.2 and Thursday 18.2.

Follow our Instagram and Facebook for updates, and look forward to seeing Gush Etzion covered in white!

Photo credit: Gershon Alinson

Plan a Post-Lockdown Adventure in Gush Etzion

Below is a list of various sites across Gush Etzion that are now open and operating under the “Tav Hasagol” guidelines outlined by the Ministry of Health.

Visitors are now welcome to travel through nature and heritage sites, to visit exciting attractions and tzimmers, and enjoy food from a variety of wineries and restaurants.

Explore nature sites across the Gush here.
The government recently approved the opening of tzimmers to nuclear families! Click here for a list of Gush Etzion tzimmers.
Click here for a list of restaurants in Gush Etzion operating through take-away/delivery.


Gush Etzion Heritage Center

The Gush Etzion Heritage Center tells the story of the establishment of Gush Etzion, from its early beginnings to the fall of the Gush during the War of Independence and its rebirth.
The site includes a sound and light show and a memorial to the heroic defenders of Gush Etzion.
The heritage center is open by prior arrangement only.
Phone: 02-9935160
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Kfar Etzion Visitors Center
Location: Kibbutz Kfar Etzion
Waze- click here


Shokoladshik

Welcome to a memorable experience of taste, colors, and lots of creativity. Celebrate a special occasion or just treat yourself any weekday!
The workshop lasts an hour and a half. In the workshop, we will learn all the different ways to temper and produce chocolate, as well as all the different types of chocolate. Afterwards, we will make different chocolate products such as chocolate sheets, truffles, and chocolate bars, each of which is individually packaged and personalized.
Raise a L’Chaim of liqueur made in the Gush. Music and good atmosphere.
The workshops are open only to nuclear families with prior coordination.
Phone: Shahar- 054-4792611
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Shokoladshik
Location: Kfar Etzion Commercial Center
Waze – click here


Shlomo’s Pets

When was that last time you held a two-meter long lizard?!
A four-meter snake?!
Huge tarantula?
Pet rabbits and chicks…feed a camel…ride a donkey?
Shlomo’s Pets is an exotic animal farm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. At the farm you will enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!!
New at Shlomo’s Pets– Camel riding for 20 nis!
Must coordinate in advance.
Phone: Shlomo- 055-6660897 | 0525709464 | 0527170962 | 02-5020188
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Shlomo’s Pets
Address: Sde Bar Farm
Waze-  click here


Kashuela Farm

Surrounded by enchanting eucalyptus and pine trees in the heart of the forest is the Kashuela Farm, an agricultural farm with many tourist activities!
Various workshops: Cheesemaking, O.D.T., traditional building, pita baking, natural arts & crafts, nature skills, zionist workshop and a tour of the farm. In addition, Kashuela Farm offers a variety of camping options including a huge tent that’s suitable for up to 150 people, teepees, family sized tents and a guest house.
Must coordinate in advance.
Come join us under the shade of enchanting eucalyptus and pine trees in the heart of the forest.
Phone: 052-5992737
Website: Kashuela
E-mail: [email protected]
Location: Gevaot
Waze- click here


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.
At the Field School you can rent bicycles, join organized tours, and learn to drive a jeep.
Phone: 02-9935133
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Kfar Etzion Field School
Location: Kibbutz Kfar Etzion
Waze – click here


The Zomet Experience

Learn how Halacha and technology are integrated in our modern lives.
Topics include:
– Security equipment
– Methods of cooking on Shabbat
– Using solar energy
– Mobile equipment for the handicapped
– And much more!
Opening hours: requires prior coordination
Phone: 02-9932111 | 052-3121097
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Visitzomet
Location: Alon Shvut
Waze- click here


ReGush Thrills!

ReGush ATV and Jeep company specializes in amazing and unique experience tours in the Gush Etzion region, the Jerusalem Mountains and the Judean Desert. Enjoy state-of-the-art, fast-moving Razor ATVs believed to be the best in the world.
ReGush offers individual tours, couples, families and large groups (ages 2 to 120). With us, you can choose guided field trips for 60, 90 or 120 minutes, on a variety of routes, including a stop for explanations and observations. Our hiking trails pass through magical paths and coveted corners, with spectacular scenery and unique vantage points in Gush Etzion.
Contact us and customize your experience today!

Phone: 050-4651888 | 052-8348099
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: “ריגוש- ReGush”
Location: Alon Shvut
Waze- click here


Gush Etzion ATV’s offers 1-2 hour long off-road ATV tours through one of Israel’s most historic and beautiful landscapes.
Every ATV has a speaker so you can hear your personal guide share the rich story of Gush Etzion and experience it live. This makes Gush Etzion ATV’s the most adventurous and most inspiring tour in Israel.
You can choose to experience the Gush’s one of a kind breathtaking views while driving the vehicle yourself or by being driven by one of our trained guides.
All Gush Etzion ATV tours are insured and are led by Gush Etzion ATV’s professionally trained guides. Gush Etzion ATV tours are both fun and safe and are designed for all ages.
Gush Etzion ATV’s is located in the exciting Deer Land Park where you can enjoy the Middle East’s longest zip-line and more before departing or upon returning from your unique ATV excursion.
Opening hours: requires prior coordination.
Phone: 054-318-3333
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: טרקטורוני גוש עציון
Location: Deer Land Farm
Waze – click here


Caliber 3

Caliber 3,Israeli Counter-terror &  Security Academy- combining Zionism, fighting, and Jewish heroism with exciting, extreme experiences for people of all ages.
The activities are suitable for families, schools, youth group activities, employee fun-days and guests from abroad.
All the programs must be reserved with advanced coordination.
Phone: 02-6734334
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.caliber3range.com
Location: Etzion Industrial Park
Waze- click here


Iris’s Chocolate Workshops

When chocolate, art, and love meet, a sweet experience results! Chocolate workshops for the whole family, suitable from age 4 to 120, and for any occasion- couple’s or family workshops, Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations, birthdays, bachelorette parties, and more. Workshops available in my Neve Daniel studio, or in your own home! In addition to the price agreed upon in advance, high-quality chocolate pralines with surprising flavors and family chocolate at-home workshop kits are available for sale.
Let’s create sweet moments together! – Iris
Opening hours: requires prior coordination.
Phone: 054-3377513
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: Iris Kaufman
Facebook: השוקולד של איריס


Herodion Horse Ranch

The farm is located in Sde-Bar, near Mount Herodion in eastern Gush Etzion and overlooks the Dead Sea.
The farm was established to assist children with disabilities and engage in therapeutic riding and sport riding.
You can come, by appointment, and enjoy a variety of activities that take place on the farm.
Phone: Devorah: 054-9059376  | Yohonatan: ן: 054-2376651  | Talia: 054-8004524  |  02-5020188
Website: Herodion Horse Ranch
Location: Sde Bar Farm

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat In Gush Etzion!

Find Celebratory Tu B’Shevat Events Around Gush Etzion Below:


Sfar Hamidbar March

Date: Friday, 30th of Shevat (12.2) between the hours of 10:00-14:30
Start and Finish
at Sfar Hamidbar Farm
Come celebrate the impending spring in the desert with us on hikes for the whole family through mountains turning green. We will mark two years since the founding of the Sfar Hamidbar Farm and follow in the footsteps of Amos the Prophet throughout the Tekoa desert.
Registration: click here!

 


On the Path to the Gush

Come enjoy a morning of activities in memory of the fallen Convoy of 35 (Lamed Heh) who fell 73 years ago, and in honor of the Tu B’Shevat holiday!

When? Friday morning, February 19, 2021, 7th of Adar 5781.
What? A variety of tours for all ages,  including each participant taking part in planting 35 trees in honor of the fallen in the Lamed Heh Convoy.

Registration: click here!

Sfar Hamidbar March

Date: Friday, 30th of Shevat (12.2) between the hours of 10:00-14:30
Start and Finish at Sfar Hamidbar Farm
Come celebrate the impending spring in the desert with us on hikes for the whole family through mountains turning green. We will mark two years since the founding of the Sfar Hamidbar Farm and follow in the footsteps of Amos the Prophet throughout the Tekoa desert.
Two routes will leave the site:

7 km: exit to the Umm al-Amad route, where we’ll find a huge pit in the heart of the desert and a unique Byzantine monastery.

3 km light route: from Sfar Hamidbar farm to the cistern and the Nahal Tekoa observatory to the Sfar Hamidbar observatory and back.

The march will take place in accordance with Tav Hasagol guidelines outlined by the Ministry of Health.

To register, click here.

If the weather is rainy, the march will be postponed for a week to Friday, 7 Adar (19.2).
For more information: contact Halva 0526071216
Participation in the march and activities- 10 NIS per participant or 50 NIS per family (4 participants or more)

In collaboration with: Gush Etzion Community Center, Kfar Etzion Field School, Tekoa Settlement, Sfar Hamidbar Farm, JNF, Gush Etzion Tourism, Gush Etzion Development Company and Sports Director.

Remembering the Lamed Heh: Where to Visit

“Here between Hebron, City of the Patriarchs, and Jerusalem, capital of the House of David, the Hebrew nation was cradled.” – Dov Knohl, author of Siege in the Hills of Hebron

As we approach the anniversary of the fall of the Lamed Heh, a convoy of 35 courageous fighters of Gush Etzion massacred on January 16, 1948, we honor them this coming week by telling their stories and illustrate the legacy they left behind. Heritage sites and attractions connected to the story of Gush Etzion can be found below!

Gush Etzion Heritage Center

The Gush Etzion Heritage Center tells the story of the establishment of Gush Etzion, from its early beginnings to the fall of the Gush during the War of Independence and its rebirth. The site includes a sound and light show and a memorial to the heroic defenders of Gush Etzion.

In the words of David Ben-Gurion when he declared the establishment of the State of Israel: “If Jewish Jerusalem exists… it is first and foremost due to the fighters and settlers of Gush Etzion.”


The Lone Oak Tree (Alon HaBoded)

Gush Etzion is often symbolized by the Lone Oak, a centuries-old tree in between Alon Shvut and Rosh Tzurim.

The site includes a three-dimensional topographic model of the entire Gush Etzion, playgrounds for children, and a voice recording describing the story of the tree. The ancient tree signifies Jewish resilience and existence in the region, despite destruction or terror as faced by the Lamed Heh Convoy. The total population in Gush Etzion is now over 70,000, and the Lone Oak sits alone no more.


Lamed Heh Lookout Point

The Lamed Heh Lookout Point is a great stopping point on the way to the many tourist attractions in Gush Etzion, overlooking the beautiful Elah Valley and the site of the Lamed Heh’s final battle.

The two lookout points on-site both have shaded and sitting areas, and includes a recording that tells the story of the battle and struggles faced by the Lamed Heh Convoy.

 

 



Roza Steakhouse

The Gush Etzion ancient fortress, a preserved building preceding the 20th century, is now the site of the delicious Roza steakhouse! Structures such as these previously served settlers such as the Lamed Heh (Convoy of 35), and today does the same for their dear descendants.

On the Path to the Gush – Tours In Memory of the Lamed Heh and In Honor of Tu B’Shvat!

Come enjoy a morning of activities in memory of the fallen Convoy of 35 (Lamed Heh) who fell 73 years ago, and in honor of the Tu BShevat holiday!

When? Friday morning, February 19, 2021, 7th of Adar 5781.
What? A variety of tours, including:
– Private drive-by tours,
– Off-road vehicle tours,
– Walking tours,
– Activities for all ages- including each participant taking part in planting 35 trees in honor of the fallen in the Lamed Heh Convoy

To register, click here!

Please note: Spaces are limited, in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines that will come into effect after the shutdown- reserve your spots now!

Event hosted by the Harel Association in cooperation with the Kfar Etzion Field School, the Gush Etzion Regional Council and Gush Etzion Tourism

Hanukkah Attractions

Shlomo’s Pets

Shlomo’s Pets is an exotic animal farm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. Guests may enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!

Hours of operation: (Must coordinate in advance) 10:00-18:00

Location: Sde Bar Farm

Waze: click here

Phone 055-6660897 | 0525709464 | 0527170962 | 02-5020188

Website: Shlomo’s Pets


Gush Etzion Winery

Gush Etzion Winery is situated in the heart of the Etzion Bloc, surrounded by vineyards. The scenery, so typical of the areas of Bordeaux and Provence, is now typical of Gush Etzion as well.

Open during Hanukkah for tours and wine tastings with prior coordination.

Location: Tzomet Gush Etzion (Gush Etzion Junction)

Waze: click here

Phone: 02-9309220

Website: click here


The Zomet Experience

Learn how halacha and technology are integrated in our modern lives.

Open during Hanukkah for tours with prior coordination.

Location: Alon Shvut

Waze: click here

Phone: 02-9932111 | 052-3121097

Website: Tzomet Experience


Caliber 3

Caliber 3, Israeli Counter-Terrorism & Security Academy- combining Zionism, fighting and Jewish heroism with exciting, extreme experiences for people of all ages.

Open during Hanukkah as usual, with prior coordination.

Location: Gush Etzion Industrial Park

Waze: click here

Phone: 02-6734334

Website: www.caliber3range.com


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 extreme sports facilities in Israel.

Open during Hanukkah: zip line, rope park, and rock-climbing wall, from 9:30-16:00 with prior coordination.

Location: Deer Land Farm (located next to Kfar Etzion)

Waze: click here

Phone: 02-5709768

Website: Deer Land Farm

Hanukkah 5781 Events in Gush Etzion

Maccabim Family Race

This Hanukkah, come run along Derech HaAvot with the whole family in the Maccabim Race – 2 km, 4 km, or 8 km!

Pre-registration is required. All events will be held per the “Tav Hasagol” (purple mark) guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and will depend on the weather.

When? Wednesday, Rosh Chodesh Tevet, 16.12.20, from 8:00 to 16:00

Where? Starting from the entrance to Derech HaAvot (near Neve Daniel)

Cost: 15 NIS per participant | 60 NIS per group (four or more participants)

Families and groups who earn first-place medals: WIN a T-Shirt for each participant, a magnet picture, and more!

Registration: click here!

 


Hanukkah Heritage Site Celebration

Enjoy a variety of virtual online tours and activities exploring heritage sites and major events relating to Hanukkah from all across the country, including Gush Etzion!

The virtual event highlighting Gush Etzion will take place on Monday, 14.12 on the battle of Beit Zechariah, connecting the ancient battle to modern day settlement in Gush Etzion.

For more details, click here!



Return to Beit Tzur! – Candle Lighting

Hanukkah candle lighting in the site of biblical Beit Tzur with the Kfar Etzion Field School!

Return to the place where the last battle for the cleansing of the Temple began

Lighting candles, songs and joy…

In collaboration with the Karmei Tzur community, Brigadier General Etzion, Gush Etzion Regional Council and Kfar Etzion School

Date: Tuesday, 29 Kislev (15.12), from 21:15-23:15

Meeting point: Karmei Tzur Center, from there a bus ride to and from Beit Tzur.
End point: Karmei Tzur Center.

For more information, click here!


Herodium Theater Inauguration – Zoom Ceremony

A series of lectures and a zoom ceremony hosted by Amichai Lifshitz, to inaugurate the new theater excavated at Herodium.

For more information, click here!

Gush Etzion Helmoniyot Festival – Shine Bright!

We invite you to the Helmoniyot (Sternbergia) Festival on Friday, 11 Kislev (27/11) between 9:00-14:00.

The festival will include live local music, arts and crafts inspired by the Helmoniyot, and tours for the whole family.

Please note: Guidelines set by the Ministry of Health will be enacted throughout the event.

Admission is FREE, pre-registration is REQUIRED. Spots are limited!

Those registered will receive a final notice before the event of any changes, according to updated guidelines as well as weather.

Family tours will depart from the festival information stand at:

10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00 12:30, 13:00, 13:30

9: 30-12: 30- Tour for hikers + Youth tour, including break spots.

10: 00-13: 00 – Tours to Herodium and Haritoun Cave guided by Kfar Etzion Field School tour guides. (Free admission at the entrance to Herodium + free scavenger hunt starting at 10:00 exactly in the Herodion parking lot)

Light family tours of the flowers last about an hour (not suitable for strollers)

Just ten minutes from Jerusalem and an hour from Tel Aviv, to show a spectacular yellow autumn bloom of Helmoniyot (Sternbergia).

With each autumn breeze, the largest concentration of Helmoniyot in the country paints the slopes of Sfar HaMidbar in eastern Gush Etzion in a magic golden glow, spanning across nearly 20,000 flowers. Helmoniyot appear after the first rains of the season, but only for a short period of about a month.

Admire the Helmoniyot and enjoy a variety of activities, in association with Kfar Etzion Field School, the Gush Etzion Community Center (Matnas), and Gush Etzion Regional Council.

For details and registration, click here!

* Sale for the entire Helmoniyot season! NIS 500 for a day of guided group tours to East Gush Etzion and surrounding sites.

* Festival goers will be given a 15% discount on weekday accommodations at the Kfar Etzion Field School. 

Notice- the festival is located a ten minute walk from the parking lot. Make sure to bring a bottle of water, a hat, and shoes.

The Gush Etzion Heritage Center is Back!

We are excited to inform you that the Gush Etzion Heritage Center has returned to activity!
The site is currently open to visitors by prior reservation only while maintaining the MInistry of Health guidelines.
Come and watch the story of Gush Etzion in an engaging presentation illustrating the immigration of settlers to the land, the fall of Gush Etzion, the return of the children, and the re-establishment of Gush Etzion in modern times!

For reservations and more details:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02-9935160

The Maayanot Single Bike Trail – Renovated and Improved

The red/Gush Etzion “Maayanot” natural springs single bicycle trail is ready for riders! In the heart of Gush Etzion, between magical landscapes and refreshing springs, exists the Gush Etzion natural springs single bike route. Each week, hundreds of riders come from all over the country. It’s waiting for you!

For more information, click here!

New! Hiking Trails on the Cliff of the Patriarchs

The cliff on the Path of the Patriarchs in Gush Etzion is located between Elazar and Neve Daniel. The cliff opened for climbers in July of 2020, with the support of the Israel Climber’s Association, and funded by the Gush Etzion Tourism Council.

A number of climbing routes have been erected on the cliff by Yehoshua Roth, Shimon Ben-Zaken, and additional members. Some of the routes had various boulder problems and have since been relisted, many more climbing routes having additionally been created. Today, there stand 46 prominent climbing routes all along the cliff.

To the Walla article on the various routes, click here.

For more information, click here

Image credit: GGholds

Treat Yourself to Take-Away and Delivery!

Information on which restaurants continue to deliver throughout Gush Etzion can be found below:


Greg Cafe

Greg Coffee has opened a new cafe in the “Harim Mall” located in Tzomet HaGush (Gush Etzion Junction). The cafe offers a rich and diverse dairy menu, including a large array of various fish, pastas and plenty of vegan options. 

Deliveries around Gush Etzion now available.

Menu: click here

Order online: click here

Phone: 02-6642223 | Deliveries: 055-5573172

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12:00-21:00 | Fridays 9:00-14:00

Location: Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction

Kashrut:  Mehadrin Gush Etzion


Japan Japan Gush Etzion

We invite you to enjoy a variety of Asian food of the highest quality. Japan Japan Gush Etzion prepares all its own products, from noodles to unique sauces. High quality meals.

Click here for their menu

Phone: 02-9707700

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11:00-23:00 | Friday: 10:30-14:30 | Saturday: an hour after Shabbat until midnight

Kashrut:Badatz Beit Yosef

Location: Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction, Floor 2


The Greenhouse (HaHamama)

HaHamama is a dairy coffee house adjacent to a unique plant nursery.

The menu includes delicious breakfasts, a variety of refreshing salads, pastas, sandwiches and pizzas. The desserts are baked at the hamama bakery.

Currently open for take-away orders only. Take away menu: click here

Phone: 0523321005

Whatsapp: 0504011311

Hours: Sunday-Thursday from 10:00-17:00

Kashrut: Mehadrin dairy

Location: Kfar Etzion Commercial Center


Hummus Haarets

A small, homely hummus restraunt. The hummus is served with much happiness and love, and helps people come alive.

Menu: click here

Phone: 02-9935336

Hours: Sunday-Thursday- 10:00-20:00 | Friday- 8:30-14:00

Kashrut: Mehadrin Gush Etzion.

Location: Kfar Etzion Commercial Center


Pizza V Alon Shvut

Pizza made with unique ingredients and 100% mozzarella. Delicious taste that leaves you craving more…

Operating in the form of deliveries and “take-away” only and according to the guidelines from the Ministry of Health, with extreme precautions being taken regarding cleanliness and hygiene of the store and our products

Menu: click here

Phone: 02-9934244

Hours: 14:00-23:00

Location: New Commercial Center, Alon Shvut


Roza Smokehouse

This venerable meat restaurant has opened in Gush Etzion, offering a wide variety of dishes suited to every event – an evening with friends, a romantic date, or simply a craving for meat.

Available for deliveries.

Menu: click here

Kashrut: Mehadrin Meat Gush Etzion.

Location: Etzion Tower, Gush Etzion Junction

Phone for deliveries/take-away: 026504486/3

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 15:00-22:00


Lehemoshe

During these times, we will only operate through pizza deliveries. Free delivery within Tekoa. Minimum order cost to surrounding settlements – 100 NIS. To west Gush Etzion – minimum order 400 NIS.

Phone: 054-8883554

Location: Tekoa Commercial Center.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday- 12:00-22:00

Kashrut: Mehadrin Gush Etzion.


Pat Bamelach

Pat BaMelach is a unique artisan bread bakery that first opened in the heart of Gush Etzion, on Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim. We have also opened a second location in Efrat, overlooking the Judaean hills, which is home to our factory, retail store and café.

Menu: click here

Phone: 02-5020262 Deliveries:02-995-3948

Hours: Sunday-Thursday- 7:00-16:00 | Friday- 7:00-13:30 | Deliveries- 10:00-15:00

Location: 3 Boaz St.Efrat 9043500

Kashrut: Mehadrin Gush Etzion


Rafi’s- Israeli Food

Hummus. Skewers. Shawarma. Falafel.

Menu: click here

Phone: 02-6500144 | 058-6688800

Hours: Sunday-Thursday- 10:00-20:00 | Friday- 9:30-13:30

Location: Gush Etzion Junction


Nino’s – Pizza Bar

Quality chef prepared pizza with 100% mozzarella and only quality ingredients! 

Deliveries available around Gush Etzion

Menu: click here

Order online: click here

Hours: 11:00-23:00

Phone: 02-9935159

Location: Kfar Etzion Commercial Center

 


Hummus Eliyahu

Warm Hummus, warm atmosphere.

Choose from a variety of additions to your order such as grains, beans, Shakshuka, eggplant, mushrooms, vegan shawarma, and more.

You can also choose from a variety of entree dishes.

When receiving your creamy hummus, you will understand why our hummus has pleased so many customers over the years.

Menu: click here

Order online: click here

Phone: 025821655
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00-21:00 | Friday and Holiday Eves 8:00 until 2 hours before the start of Shabbat or holiday

Location: Gush Etzion Junction


Pizza Hashikma Shiloni

A small, quaint pizzaria located at the Gush Etzion Junction, near the Harim Mall.

Quality pizza at comfortable prices. *100% mozzarella cheese*

Phone: 02-6535832 | 0544741617

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00-23:00 | Friday 10:00-14:00 | Saturday night until 23:00

Facebook: Click here

Location: Gush Etzion Junction

Attractions & Restaurants with Tav Hasagol Approval

We invite you to visit the various attractions and restaurants in Gush Etzion!

The following sites/restaurants have reopened:


Attractions

Shlomo’s Pets

Shlomo’s Pets is an exotic animal farm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. At the farm you will enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!!

Hours: Sun-Thurs 10:00-18:00 | Fri 10:00-16:00

Price: 25 nis/person

Location: Sde Bar Farm

Phone: 02-5020188 x3 | 055-6660897


Herodium National Park

King Herod’s palace and fortress.

Price: 29 nis/adult | 15 nis/child

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12:00-21:00 | Fridays 5:00-14:00 | Saturday 8:00-17:00 

Location: On waze: גן לאומי הרודיון

Phone: 02-5953592


Havayot Center

More than one thousand animals, including some very exotic species, await you at the Havayot Center. Enjoy a guided tour with the Center’s professional staff.

Hours: Must schedule visit in advance

Location: Elazar

Phone: 050-5244505 | 050-7847068


Gush Etzion Heritage Center- Sound & Light Show

The story of the establishment of Gush Etzion, from its early beginnings to the fall of the Gush during the War of Independence and its rebirth.

The site includes a sound and light show and a memorial to the heroic defenders of Gush Etzion.

In the words of David Ben-Gurion when he declared the establishment of the State of Israel:

“If Jewish Jerusalem exists… it is first and foremost due to the fighters and settlers of Gush Etzion.”

60 minute film.

Hours: Must schedule in advance.

Phone: 02-9935160

Location: Kfar Etzion


Deer Land Farm

An extreme sports park which offers 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.

Hours: 9:30-18:00

Location: Deer Land Farm

Phone: 02-5709768


 

Havaya Bagiva

A horseback riding academy that offers horseback trips through vineyards and fresh water springs in the area or on the Avot trail [the ancient trail taken by our forefathers].

Phone: 052-8790787

Location: Givaa Hatzehuba (Yellow Hill)

Hours: Must book in advance


Kashuela Farm

Surrounded by enchanting eucalyptus and pine trees in the heart of the forest is the Kashuela Farm, an agricultural farm with many tourist activities! Kashuela Farm offers a variety of workshops and camping options.

Phone: 052-5992737

Location: Kashuela Farm, just outside of Gevaot


Gush Etzion ATVs

Gush Etzion ATV’s offers 1-2 hour long off-road ATV tours through one of Israel’s most historic and beautiful landscapes. Suitable for ages 2-120!

Location: Deer Land Farm

Hours: Must book in advance

Phone: 054-3183333


Re-Gush ATVs and Jeeps in Gush Etzion

ReGush ATV and Jeep company specializes in tours in Gush Etzion, the Jerusalem Mountains and the Judean Desert. Tours are suitable for ages 2-120!

Location: Alon Shvut

Hours: Must book in advance

Phone: 052-8348099 | 050-4651888


Zomet Experience

Zomet Institutes visitor’s center. Learn how halacha and technology are integrated in our modern lives

Location: Alon Shvut

Hours: Must book in advance

Phone: 02-9932111 | 052-3121097


Shokoladshik Chocolate Workshops

Creative and delicious chocolate workshops for all ages!
Location: Kfar Etzion

Hours: Must book in advance

Phone: 054-4792611


Lior Jeep Tours & Rappelling

Jeep tours, rappelling, ODT, events and more!

Phone: 054-8006920

Hours: Requires prior coordination


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

Hours: Requires prior coordination

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


 

Restaurants

Roza Meat Smokehouse

Meat Smokehouse!

Phone: 02-6504483/6

Location: Etzion Citadel, Gush Etzion Junction

Hours: Sun-Thurs 13:00-23:00 The restaurant will be closed during the nine days.


Gush Etzion Winery

Gush Etzion Winery is a regional winery that produces quality wines from grapes grown in Gush Etzion. The Gush Etzion Winery’s Visitor’s Center offers tours and wine tasting. In the Visitor’s Center is a dairy and fish restaurant.

Phone: 02-9309220

Location: Gush Etzion Junction

Hours: Sun-Thurs 12:00-22:00, Fri 9:00-14:00


Hummus Haaretz

Delicious hummus restaurant!

Phone: 02-9935366

Location: Kfar Etzion

Hours: Sun-Thurs 10:00-18:00 | Fri 8:00-14:00


Lehemoshe

Dairy cafe and bakery in Tekoa.

Free delivery within Tekoa. Delivery to surrounding yishuvim with a minimum order of 100 nis. Western Gush Etzion requires a 400 nis minimum delivery. 

Phone: 054-8883554

Location: Tekoa

Hours: Sun-Thurs 12:00-22:00 (Only pizza served from 12:00-16:00, from 16:00-22:00 full menu available) | Fri 10:00-13:00 Pizza & Challah only


Japan Japan Gush Etzion

Asian/Japanese restaurant that overlooks a beautiful view of Emek Brachot.

Click here to browse through the menu

Phone: 02-9707700

Location: 2nd floor Harim Mall, Gush Etzion Junction

Hours: Sun-Thurs 11:00-23:00 | Fri 10:30-15:00 | Sat night, one hour after the Sabbath ends until 23:30


 

Hamama Cafe

Dairy cafe next door to a greenhouse. The cafe is decorated with plants and offers a unique menu.

Also available for catering and events.

Phone: 02-6230465

Location: Kfar Etzion

Hours: Sun-Thurs 9:00-22:00 | Fri 8:30-13:00


Pat Bamelach

Dairy cafe and bakery in Efrat.

Phone: 02-9953948

Location: Boaz 3, Efrat


Rafi’s- Israeli Food

Hummus, Falafel, Skewers, Salads..

Phone: 02-6500144 |  058-6688800

Location: Gush Etzion Junction

Hours: Sun-Thurs 10:00-20:00 | Friday 9:30-13:30


Pizza V Alon Shvut

Delicious pizzeria located in Alon Shvut. Pizzas are made with 100% mozzarella cheese.

Phone: 02-9934244

Location: Alon Shvut

Hours: 14:00-23:00

Facebook: Click here

Staying at a Gush Etzion Tzimmer? Enjoy These FREE Perks On Us!

After staying at home for so long, now is the time to plan your next vacation!

Pamper yourself with a stay at one of the luxurious tzimmers that Gush Etzion has to offer! Surround yourself with nature and experience Gush Etzion like never before.

Will you be staying in a Gush Etzion Tzimmer? Take advantage of the following deals:

  • A FREE couple’s tour and wine tasting at the Gush Etzion Winery – valid until the end of January 2021

All tzimmers listed below operate in accordance with the “Tav HaSagol” guidelines of the Ministry of Health.


Tzimmer Livne

Unique elegant room for couples. The lodge is located above Wadi Livne, facing a dramatic view of pine forest and a deep kanyon. Feel Europe in the heart of the Judean Mountains. The Zimmer is comfortable cosy and clean with a lot of privacy. There you will find among other things, a pampering hot tub, an espresso machine and other surprises to provide a relaxing and empowering experience.  The combination of quality and natural materials, comfort and design, at the edge of the mountain But with a convenient approach, gives our guests a perfect hosting experience.

Phone: 054-6468132 | 052-4619937

Location: Bat Ayin

Price: Weekday 600 nis/night | Weekend 800 nis/night


 Tzimmer Nof Herodion

A pampering boutique zimmer overlooking King Herod’s “Herodium” Palace.

Guests will enjoy a 10% discount at the Lechemoshe bakery cafe.

Phone: 050-6736452

Location: Tekoa

Price: Weekday 700 nis/night | Weekend 750 nis/night

*prices differ during holidays and peak vacation


Tzimmer Lazug

A couples zimmer in Bat Ayin. Give yourself the opportunity to relax and be pampered.

Phone: 052-6613361 | 054-3982313

Location: Bat Ayin


Ruth’s Home

Boutique couples zimmer filled with handcrafted woodwork  and a spa- An experience like you’ve never experienced before!

Phone: 052-4317074

Location: Sde Boaz


Kashuela Farm’s Tzimmer

In the Gevaot Forest is the magical Kashuela Farm – an Agricultural Tourism Farm. Kashuela Farm offers a variety of workshops and camping options. In addition, they have a guesthouse that will surely spoil you. Includes a bedroom, living room, kitchen, shower, bathroom, an additional room, balcony and plenty of parking!

Phone: 052-5992737

Location: Kashuela Farm, just outside of Gevaot


Kfar Etzion Tzimmers

20 Tzimmers located in the heart of Gush Etzion in Kibbutz Kfar Etzion. The tzimmers are surrounded by lawns, overlooking the breathtaking Hebron Hills. Experience the peace and quiet of this serene kibbutz.

Each tzimmer includes a private yard, jacuzzi, mini fridge, TV, hot water urn, and coffee corner.

Phone: 02-9935133

Location: Kfar Etzion


Swim With a View at Ranels

Enjoy a pampering zimmer with a private heated indoor pool, jacuzzi and a spectacular view of the Judean Desert and Dead Sea. Private pool also available for rent at an hourly rate.

Phone: 02-9933963 | 052-8591491

Location: Pnei Kedem, 35 min drive from Jerusalem

Price: 2 hour family swim 350 nis | Private pool and zimmer stay 650 nis/night *Breakfast can be included at an additional cost.


Tal Bakfar Tzimmer

Three delightful zimmers located between hills and vineyards, olive groves and springs.

Ideal if you are looking for something different, colorful, spiritual and artistic.

Zimmers available: Couples zimmer, Family unit and Suite.

Phone: 02-9931722 | 052-7203720

Location: Bat Ayin


Atnachta Boutique Cabins

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

Phone: 052-8109471

Location: Bat Ayin


Finjan Han

A Han built with natural materials which overlooks the Judean Desert and Nahal Tekoa. Suitable to host families and groups up to 40 people.

Phone: 052-3825200 | 052-6698857

Location: Tekoa


Tzimmer Merrero

Intimate and romantic couples zimmer in Bat Ayin.

Phone: 02-9938870 | 054-7489015

Location: Bat Ayin


Ginat Egoz

Pampering boutique zimmer in Bat Ayin!

Phone: 052-8753745

Location: Bat Ayin


Efrat Tzimmer

Zimmer for a couple with up to two kids in Efrat’s Rimon neighborhood. Private garden and entrance.

Phone: 054-5581584

Location: Efrat