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.