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Samson Land (The Shfela)

Tel LachishThis 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  .

Tel Azeqah

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!

Battle site of David and Goliath

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 .

wine tasting tour israelAfter a lunch break we can explore the underground city of Maresha  and the Roman hippodrome at Beit Guvrin , and end the day with an ATV in the Sfelah  or some wine tasting in a local winery!.

On the way back we can pass by sites related to the biography of Samson wikipedia s, such as Tel Tzora , and Beth Shemesh , or drive along the historical “Burma Road”  .


sorek stalactite caveIf 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 .

Alternatively we can drive up to Khirbet Hanot / Goliath’s Burial Place and nearby experience a Vegan Cooking Workshop .

Jeep tour Judean HillsAnother option is a Jeep tour to less known sites such as  Tel Goded Tel Yarmuth Timnah / Tel Batash Tel Tsafit / Biblical Gath  and Ekron / Tel Miqne .

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