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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

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Address: Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
Phone Number: +972 8-681-2957
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This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological...

This 1,250 acre national park is filled with 2,000 year old archaeological sites that visitors can explore.

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9-Hour Israel Heritage Tour from Tel Aviv
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very nice historic site

clean and well maintained very big cave complex nice to drive from site to site and to go underground not recommended in hot days. a must site for history lovers

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

clean and well maintained very big cave complex nice to drive from site to site and to go underground not recommended in hot days. a must site for history lovers

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We visited and enjoyed the Beit Guvrin National Park between Beit Shemesh and Kiryat Gat. The kids (of all ages) and grandkids will love exploring the huge bell caves and columbarium (pigeon-raising) caves. There are lots of hiking trails and picnic groves. If you are a nature lover and have kids and/or grandkids that need to be entertained, this is... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't really know what was in store for us and obviously it blew all of our expectations out the window! We were alone in the park which made everything super quiet and magical! The caves take you to a completely different place, a longs way from reality. Easy to get to by car. There's a 30 shekel fee you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our 3-generational family joined a Dig for a Day, sponsored by Archeological Seminars, at the caves in Bet Guvrin. This was an amazing three-hour long experience, led by an extremely competent and engaging guide named Missy. The twenty participants ranging in age from 4 to 68, were given an historical overview and led down into caves where we were taught... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We went here 2 families with kids (8-2) we did both the car route and the walking route with the older kids. Very interesting and not a difficult trip - bring hats, water and sunscreen as you are in the sun of you are walking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Go on the Archeologic Seminars dig of the caves! Lots of fun, educational, and active, all at the same time. A highlight of ours and many others trips!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very nice park. So much history! Beautifully preserved. The caves are incredible. Plan to stay here for several hours - bring plenty of water and food. I highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We took the 3 hour tour, my kids ranged in age from 3-9. It was a wonderful educational experience and they had so much fun! They really enjoyed all the parts of the program from the digging, the sifting, the cave "crawl" and seeing pics of actual findings. Thank you!

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience on a live dig. Paul, our guide was attentive and informative. Wonderful experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Fun way to get an idea of how archeologists work. I didn't find much besides broken pottery pieces, but it was fun. The guide was entertaining and engaging.

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