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Bet Guvrin-Maresha National Park

Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
+972 8-681-2957
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Got through jet lag

Went as part of group trio to Israel, first stop from airport. Great guide and experience doing... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
New York City, New York
via mobile
very nice historic site

clean and well maintained very big cave complex nice to drive from site to site and to go... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
Beersheba, Israel
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Bet Shemesh-Kiryat Gat road (no. 35) opposite Kibbutz Bet Guvrin, Israel
+972 8-681-2957

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went as part of group trio to Israel, first stop from airport. Great guide and experience doing archeological dig gave me energy to forget about jet lag. Highly recommended experience.

Thank larryhnyc
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

1  Thank lior2321
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...More

2  Thank Yitzchak M
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...More

1  Thank Fifi1292
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...More

3  Thank Susan S
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.

1  Thank Michisichi
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!

1  Thank 14jr44
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.

1  Thank Yoav T
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...More

2  Thank Michal P
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank AimeeB8
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Neal M
We will be in Israel last week of Jan and first week of Feb. Is this a good time of year to visit Beit Guvrin?
8 January 2017|
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Response from stanbroch | Reviewed this property |
Just checked Tel Aviv weather. Full sun shine predicted for first week of Feb. Great timeto visit.
1) Are thereplaygrounds for very young children? Age 3-4. 2) are there other activities for older children-- age 15-- besides the caves? ( on chol hamoed). 3) Is there a sukkah to eat in? (Not a restaurant). 4) how much does it cost and is there a group rate(15 people including 4 children under 5)
14 October 2016|
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How do I find a knowledgeable guide or a tour of the caves and the site?
17 August 2015|
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Response from wizardofnoz | Reviewed this property |
Andrey Yurin, A Russian Emigrant Jew is an excellent guide with vast knowledge and has been used by many groups. You can also find him on facebook. He is fluent in Russian, English and Hebrew. Mobile: +972-523221640