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Private Tour to “Samson Land” (The Shefelah)

This day tour is devoted to sites in the region between the coastal plain and the Judean Mountains – The Shfela (שפלה). 

Battle site of David and GoliathWe 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 (!). Nearby we could also visit the site some suggest to be Biblical Ziklag , the site where David turned from a bandit to a King..

Next we head to the Battle site of David and Goliath  .  From Tel Azekah   we will review the battle site and the battle, and possibly visit the intriguing site Khirbet Qeiyafa   .  Alternatively we can explore the underground city of Maresha  and the Roman Ampitheatre at Beit Guvrin .

After a lunch break we continue to the exciting new discovery at Tell Beth Shemesh  – the possible site where the Ark of the covenant was kept after its return from Philistine captivity (!).

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Nearby we can review sites relating to the Biblical figure of Samson (Tel Tzora ), or drive along the 1948 war “Burma Road”  .

Alternatively we could also end the day with an ATV tour in the Sfelah , crawl in Bar Kokhba caves  at Khirbet Midras  or Tel Goded , visit the David Gerstein Studio , or go for some wine tasting in a local winery!.

sorek stalactite caveIf we have more then one day for touring this region we could also visit sites like Luzit Caves  Stalactite cave (Soreq cave) Emmaus-Nicopolis Beit Jimal , ,  The “Philistine Street” Khirbet Hanot / Goliath’s Burial PlaceDeir Rafat Anne Frank Monument , or the impressive Holocaust monument– “Scroll of Fire” Monument We could also combine it with a Vegan Cooking Workshop 

Jeep tour Judean HillsAnother option is a Jeep tour in the Shefelah  to less known sites such as Khirbet Beit Loya / Beit Lehi Tel Goded Tel Yarmuth Timnah / Tel Batash Tel Tsafit / Biblical Gath  and Ekron / Tel Miqne .

Book a Private tour to the Shefelah (“Samson Land”)

The cost of a private tour to the Shefelah + transportation starts at USD$700Contact me for more details and booking a tour:

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