This day tour is devoted to sites in the region between the coastal plain and the Judean Mountains – The Shfela (שפלה). We start the day with a visit of Tel Lachish .
Lachish was the second most important city in the Judean kingdom. It was conquered by the Assyrians in 701 BCE, and dramatic remains of the battle can be seen to this day!
Next we head to the “Elah valley” known mostly as the Battle site of David and Goliath . From Tel Azekah we will review the battle site and the battle, and continue to the intriguing site Khirbet Qeiyafa .
If time and will permits, we can stop, Khirbet Midras , Luzit Caves , David Gerstein Studio , Stalactite cave (Soreq cave) , Emmaus-Nicopolis , Beit Jimal , Bar Kokhba caves , The “Philistine Street” , Deir Rafat , Anne Frank Monument , or the impressive Holocaust monument– “Scroll of Fire” Monument .