David vs. Goliath

Giants and Heros in the Judean Lowlands (Shefelah)

From $675/day
Must See History and Nature Family Friendly

David vs. Goliath

In the footsteps of giants and biblical heros in the Judean Lowlands (Shefelah)

The Judean Lowlands (Shefelah) lie above Tel Aviv and below Jerusalem in the ancient borderlands between Judan and the Philistines. Here is where Sampson lived and fought, where David defeated Goliath, the Bar Kochva revels dug their secret hideouts into the hillsides, and the IDF created a secret “Burma Road” in the battle for Jerusalem in 1948.

This tour includes a stunning view of the Elah Valley, where David defeated Goliath, a crawl in Bar-Kochva rebel caves, and a visit to the magnificent bell-caves of Beit Guvrin, with an option to join an active archeological dig at ‘Dig for a Day.’ We can also drive along the “Burma Road,” and visit the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh.

 

Why THIS Tour?

Torah

Your guide is an Orthodox rabbi, with a wide and deep familiarity with the story of the area, the Jewish people, and the modern state. His expertise is connecting the story of the place, to the story of the Jewish people, and to you.

Flexibility

Since this is a private tour, you're the boss! You can change around any details to suit your preferences, stop in a park for an hour for the baby to take a nap if you like, extend or shorten the tour, and more. It's all up to you, and changes can even be made on the fly.

Adventure

This day offers fun, meaningful adventures for families and groups of all ages and backgrounds. From a fun and kid friendly museum visit to rappelling, digging and caving for the adventurous. There is something for everyone.

'American' Service

Starting with native spoken English, we will do everything we can to make sure you have a great experience. From planning, pick up and drop off, personal attention and flexibility, our top priority is to make sure you have a great day.

Pricing Chart

Our pricing is transparent and simple. These prices are per/vehicle. They include transportation and guiding for the number of people specified. They do not include activity/entrance fees, food or lunch. Those fees can be done 'pay as you go,' or we can bill you for them before or after the tour. Don't worry, we'll be in touch when you book to work out the details.

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TRIP ITINERARY

Starting time will depend on the specifics of your day, some time between 8 and 9am. Be sure to bring a hat, good shoes for walking, water and sunscreen!

Morning

We will drive about one hour to Beit Guvrin, where we will see the bell-caves and have the option (booked in advance) of joining an active archeological dig! Then we will drive back in the direction of Beit Shemesh and visit Bar Kochva rebel caves and Tel Azeka, where we can overlook the site where David fought Goliath.

Lunch

In the Beit Shemesh area there are many options for lunch, from full meat meals, to cafes, to falafel. Your choice.

Afternoon

After lunch we will visit the Biblical Museum of Natural History where we will see the animals of the land of the Bible up close and learn all about them, including how to identify the teeth of a kosher animal! We will then drive part of the “Burma Road” built by the IDF in 1948 to relieve the siege of Jerusalem, on our way back to where we began the day.

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