Regular Tours in National Parks and Nature Reserves

26.03.2019

Israel Nature and Parks Authority invites you to take part in our fascinating tours, where you can experience the enchanting sights and wonders of Israel's nature.

Masada. Photo Credit Manu Grinspan Masada, the last bastion of Jewish fighters against the Roman army. Photo Credit: Manu Grinspan

The Apollonia Story: An accessible tour of Apollonia National Park

We invite you to free guided tours of Apollonia on the kurkar cliff overlooking the sea north of Herzliya. Israel Nature and Parks Authority guides will take you along the cliff to the sea view and the Crusader fortress and regale you with the thrilling story of the site throughout history. The tour will be accessible for the mobility impaired and for wheelchair-users. Guides will have a special amplifier for the hearing impaired. Earphones for the hearing impaired will be available at no extra charge.

11:00 – Tour in Hebrew for persons with mobility or hearing impairments
13:00 – Tour in English for persons with mobility or hearing impairments

Where: Apollonia National Park
When: Friday, April 5, 12 and 26 at 11:00 and 13:00

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Apollonia National Park. Photo Credit: Avi Bahari

No charge over and above the entrance fee to the site, which is free for subscribers

The Stalactite Cave: Tours in English for individual visitors

The reserve encompasses a large natural woodland and the biggest and most beautiful cave in Israel. Enter the depths of the earth where you’ll find a wondrous world of statues carved by nature – stalactites and stalagmites in an endless variety of forms that will spark the imagination of visitors big and small, promising a spectacular experience.

Please arrive 20 minutes before the tour.

Where: The Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve
When: All week long, at 11:00 and 15:00. Fridays: 11:00 and 14:00

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The Stalactites Cave. Photo Credit: Tal Israel

No charge over and above the entrance fee to the site, which is free for subscribers

Audio tour at Qumran, Herodium and Good Samaritan Museum

An audio guide that will take you on a cultural journey back in time. Bring your friends and family to the site, and using our new audio guiding system, stop at points of interest and dive into the past.

Where: Qumran, Herodium and Good Samaritan Museum
When: All week long when the site is open.

For more information about Qumran
For more information about Herodium
For more information about Good Samaritan Museum

Herodium. Photo Credit: Manu Grinspan

No charge over and above the entrance fee, which is free for subscribers.

Tour and get your feet wet at Enot Tsukim

The big pool at the reserve is open! There are shady spots, picnic tables and wading pools. Take a tour of the Hidden Reserve! On the way, among the springs and the rich vegetation, you’ll meet the weaver ant and the Middle Eastern jewel beetle, which live on the edge of the lowest lake in the world and are facing the challenge of its retreat.

Where: Enot Tsukim Nature Reserve
When: Tours in English take place on Fridays and Sundays at 11:00 and 13:00, all year long except July and August.

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Enot Tzukim. Photo Credit: Amir Alon

No charge over and above entrance fees to the site, which is free for subscribers.

Masada: The earphone tour

Masada, the last bastion of Jewish fighters against the Roman army, symbolizes the final days of the Judean kingdom at the end of the Second Temple period and its violent destruction. On the plateau are remains of magnificent palaces from the time of King Herod and mute evidence of the Roman siege and its bitter end. It is a mountain that became a symbol. You’re invited to rent earphones from the cashier at a cost of NIS 20 for a personal tour in a variety of languages. The tour will lead you to the main points of interest marked in the site brochure.

Where: Masada National Park
When: All week long, from 8:00 to 16:00

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The cliff of Masada. Photo Credit: Manu Grinspan

In addition to entrance fees; free entrance to subscribers

 

Pan, Jesus and Titus meet for a conversation in English by the stream

This tour of the Banias Springs will take you back to Hellenistic times when people believed in idols and their power over the forces of nature. A walk along the swiftly flowing stream will bring you to the Roman period, to the magnificent palaces of the kings of those days, Jewish princesses and Roman emperors. The tranquil beauty of Banias has charmed visitors since the dawn of history: Jesus came here with his disciples and chose this place to grant the keys to heaven. Now it’s your turn to come to the ancient flour mills, bridges and huge trees of Banias to enjoy the quiet and the history.

Where: Banias Nature Reserve

When: Guided tours in English will depart on Saturday May 4, 2019 and on Sunday May 5, 2019 at 10 AM and 12:30 PM.

No charge other than the site entrance fee, which is free for Matmon Club subscribers.

The Bible Comes Alive in the Wilds of Nature at Tel Dan

On this tour you’ll walk the paths of the Dan Nature Reserve, along its streams and thick vegetation to the ancient city of Dan, which is mentioned in hair-raising stories in the Bible. You’ll enter the gate from the Israelite period, walk to the large and impressive remains of the ancient altar, and see the oldest mud-brick gate of its kind in the world and the border with Lebanon. We invite you to take a tranquil walk among biblical plant life and stories and the people who made history.

 

Where: Dan Nature Reserve

When: Guided tours in English will depart on Saturday May 25, 2019 and on Sunday May 26, 2019 at 10 AM and 12:30 PM.

No charge other than the site entrance fee, which is free for Matmon Club subscribers.

Bread, Circuses and the Good Life in Ancient Caesarea

This tour features highlights of history and archaeology from Caesarea’s glory days – from King Herod to the builders of the Crusader city. Tours will depart from the theater gate (the southern gate) and will include a visit to the magnificent theater and beautiful views of the sea, the impressive hippodrome and the harbor gate.

Where: Caesarea National Park

When: Guided tours in English will depart from the theater gate on Saturday May 18, 2019 and on Sunday May 19, 2019 at 10 AM and 1 PM.

Guided tours in Arabic will depart from the harbor gate on Saturday June 15, 2019 at 10 AM and 1 PM.

 

No charge other than the site entrance fee, which is free for Matmon Club subscribers.