Tour Type: Private Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Every Day
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German

Tour Overview

This private tour starts with a drive to the Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve. The reserve is set in a natural woodland area in the Judean Hills. Walk through the Stalactite Cave to see the strange shapes of stalactites and stalagmites formed over thousands of years. The tour continues to Beit Guvrin. On route, stop to see the remains of a Roman road and pass through El...

Highlights - Stalactite Cave and Beit Guvrin Private Tour

Walk through Avshalom Cave, Israel’s largest and most beautiful stalactite cave.
Explore the excavated sites of Beit Guvrin and the stunning limestone caves.
Take in the view of Elah Valley from Tel Azekah archaeological mound.
Visit a local winery in the Judean Lowlands.
See places in the Judean Hills and Israel’s Lowlands that tourists usually miss

Availability

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English
French
Spanish
Russian
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Jerusalem
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Herzliya
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Netanya
Up to 3 persons: $792
Up to 6 persons: $859
Up to 10 persons: $952

What To Expect - Stalactite Cave and Beit Guvrin Private Tour

Start the day with a drive through the Judean Hills, an area known for its Biblical cities, and thousands of caves. We reach the Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve that is home to Israel’s largest stalactite cave, also known as Avshalom Cave or Soreq Cave. Walk into the cave to see stunning stalactites hanging from the ceiling and stalagmites rising from the cave floor. The Stalactite Cave has been lit to highlight the different rock formations in the cavernous space.

The tour continues to Beit Guvrin. On route, we see the remains of a Roman road that once stretched from Gaza to Jerusalem. We drive through Elah Valley, known for its many archaeological sites and fields of wildflowers in the spring. We reach Beit Guvrin National Park that encompasses an archaeological mound identified as the Biblical city of Maresha. See the impressive remains of the Maresha caves including columbarium caves, underground cisterns, and cavernous bell caves. Take a look at the remains of a Roman amphitheater before we continue to our next stop.

Tel Azekah is an archaeological mound identified as the site of a Biblical settlement, named in Joshua 15:35. The settlement would have been encircled by a defensive wall, with a fortress, and water cisterns. From the Tel Azekah observation point, we can look out over Elah Valley, and see where David is believed to have fought Goliath (Samuel I 17). The last stop on this private tour is at a winery in Israel’s Lowlands between the Judean Hills and the coastal plain. End the day in this idyllic setting surrounded by vineyards and rolling green hills, before being returned to your hotel.

Additional Options in the Area:

1. Park Canada

2. Beit Jamal Monastery (Monastery of the Silent)

3. Abu Ghosh

4. Mitzpe Massua Lookout Point Park Britannia

5. Walking wildflower trail in the area, January to April

Additional Information - Stalactite Cave and Beit Guvrin Private Tour

The tour includes: 

  • Transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • The chance to discuss your itinerary and make adjustments before the tour date.
  • 10 hour guided tour led by a fully qualified and licensed tour guide ($40 applies for each additional hour)
  • Pick-up and drop-off services at your hotel or private address

The tour does not include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Parking and toll roads
  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $135 applies
  • Recommended comfortable walking shoes and water
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 3 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less then 1 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

Our private tours are the most exclusive way to travel in Israel. You get a private car and a tour guide that will customize the tour to your interest and your schedule.

The price includes a private car and attached tour guide which will pick you up from wherever you are staying (hotel or apartment) and return you to the same location. The trip is limited to 10 hours ($40 for every extra hour). Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

The price of a Private Tour does not include entrance fees, food and drinks, parking or toll roads. Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

Yes, the mentioned itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish. Please note that if, due to the changes, the trip’s length increases to over 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour.

Nearly all languages. However, it is advisable to book in advance tours in languages that aren’t English, Spanish, Russian, German or French. Plus, in certain instances, a tour guide in a language not mentioned above may incur an additional fee ($30-100 – depending on the language and the tour).

You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by the tour guide as a sign of your satisfaction for the services he has provided. 

As this is tailor-made for you only, we can pick you up from any point in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv district, Netanya and Herzliya.

Sorry but no :(

Sure, just ask the guide.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

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