Rosh Hashanah 2022: The fall travel season is just around the corner

We are ahead of a long weekend that will kick off the New Year’s festivities. Rosh Hashanah is an excellent starting point for the autumn travel season. Now that many of us have some free time, it’s worth enjoying all that nature has to offer. In general, leading up to the holiday, many sites offer unique activities for Rosh Hashanah, Salihot tours are held throughout the country, and the nature reserves offer guided tours. Here are some of our recommendations for a holiday full of light and nature.

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Forgiveness in Ein Kashetos
At the national heritage site Ein Keshtot they offer special selihat tours in a festive atmosphere. This is a great opportunity to visit the site, which was renewed in the last year, to hear fascinating stories about the daily life that took place in the ancient village and to listen to an acoustic performance among the ancient stones. The tour is a combination of singing and music that are unique to the days of forgiveness, and they are interwoven with short stories.

In Ein Keshtot you will also find a Jewish village from the Mishna and Talmud periods, with a synagogue in the center. On a tour of the site, you can pass through several points of interest, the main one of which is the magnificent synagogue with the preserved Ark of the Covenant. The tour is part of the training project of the Ministry of Tourism, and it includes a short video revealing the story of the Jews of the village.

The tours are suitable for all ages and will take place on Fridays, today (23.9) and 30.9, at 11.00. Duration of the tour: an hour and a half. Order tickets on the Ein Kashtot website

Salihot tour in Ein Keshetot (photo: Avishag Mironi)
Eye of the Arches (Photo: Amir Buchnik)Eye of the Arches (Photo: Amir Buchnik)

Apollonia National Park has the holy trinity: an open landscape, a great breeze and a fascinating history. On the occasion of Rosh Hashanah there will be an experiential activity for the whole family of flying kites. What a great way to send our wishes straight to the sky and on the way to visit the exciting site, which is tens of meters above the sea. This coming Monday, you can go back to childhood, build and fly kites (if you don’t feel like building, you can bring one from home or buy a ready-made kite) and add a prayer or a wish for the next year for us to be good. In the square near the ancient fort you will be helped by the cool breeze that comes from the sea and join the other visitors who will fly their kites together. After that there will be guided tours around the site.

The activity will take place on Monday, Rosh Hashanah (September 26), at 10:00-15:00

Apollonia (Photo: Doron Nissim)Apollonia (Photo: Doron Nissim)

Guru garden
In perfect coordination with the Rosh Hashanah celebrations, and after four months of renovation, the kangaroo yard at the Australian zoo, Goro Garden, reopens. For the benefit of the Australian garden residents, they planted about six acres of grass and planted over 40 new trees, to increase the shade spots for the kangaroos and the visitors who walk on two. In addition, waterfalls, rock formations and sitting areas were added. During the holiday it will be possible to come and enjoy the new complex which includes a variety of shaded seating areas, meet and feed the Australian animal.

Opening hours: Sunday, 25.9, New Year’s Eve – until 13:00; Monday-Tuesday, September 26-27 – until 5:00 p.m.
Price: NIS 60 for an adult and a child over the age of two.

Rosh Hashanah in Gan Guru (Photo: Reut Robinson)Rosh Hashanah in Gan Guru (Photo: Reut Robinson)

The Emek Museum, Kibbutz Yifat
The Valley Museum in Kibbutz Yifat will hold special tours of the Honey Pavilion for the holiday. The tours will include a variety of activities, including making a beehive, watching an active beehive, free activity in the space and an intuitive and creative game, where you will find recycled materials from which you can create anything your heart desires. In addition, you can independently visit the fascinating museum that allows a glimpse of the pioneer days, the early days of the kibbutz and the cooperative moshav.

Monday-Tuesday, 26.9-27.9, at 9:00-15:00.
Price: 30 shekels.
Details by phone: 04-6548974.

On the edge of the Sea of ​​Galilee
Many families choose to spend the holiday vacation on the shores of the beautiful Sea of ​​Galilee. Those who want to spice up their belly-back vacation with a bit of action, can choose a self-sailing activity accompanied by voice guidance and a live map in an advanced navigation application, offered by “Havima”. The app will lead you to the cute corners and the kept secrets of the lake. Sailing is done in small motorboats and does not require a sailing license. The boats are equipped with a tablet, where you will find a live navigation system and voice guidance. The cruise departs from Nof Ginosar Beach.

Hours of operation: New Year’s Eve: 9:00-12:00, Kippur Eve: 9:00-12:00. Saturdays and holidays – closed.
For details and to register, search Google for “Havima in Kinneret”.

The beehive in Beit Horon
Rosh Hashanah is an excellent opportunity to visit the Rosner Apiary visitor center and the cafe in Beit Horon settlement. The center offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of bees: a guided viewing of a transparent beehive, a meeting with a beekeeper, watching the beekeeping process, watching a video and participating in creative workshops for making madong candles and baking pita bread. During the activity you will learn about the pollination process, the importance of the bee as the main pollinator, the structure of the hive and the beekeeper’s clothing. Also, a show is held at the center with the participation of the visitors, and at the end of the activity a jar of honey is distributed to each participant.
Family tours are held during vacations and holidays. The activity is coordinated in advance.

Price: 40 shekels.
Details on the website
and by phone 052-4239010

fly in the Jordan star
If you happened to miss the good news, then know that the great bird migration from Europe has begun. Happily, on the long journey to Africa, a mass of birds will stop at key points throughout the country. If the world of migratory birds interests you, you can come during the holiday to the Star of the Jordan National Park and participate in a special activity following the migration of the birds. On the website you will find sessions and games about birds and migration. On Saturdays there will be trainings (at 10:30), and if you are lucky you will be able to watch the release of a bird of prey at 13:00, as part of the return to nature of birds that were injured and rehabilitated at the Safari Wildlife Hospital.

On Saturdays in the month of September at 10:00-15:00, and on Rosh Hashanah, Monday and Tuesday, September 26 and 27, at 10:30, 12:30.

Star of the Jordan (Photo: Yuval Moran, Nature and Parks Authority)Star of the Jordan (Photo: Yuval Moran, Nature and Parks Authority)

Masada mountain peak
When was the last time you got to climb to the top of the fortress? On Rosh Hashanah you can join a trip to one of the beautiful peaks that have become a symbol of heroism. On a guided tour that is part of the training project of the Ministry of Tourism designed to help the guides in the country, you will travel among the remains of magnificent palaces from the time of King Herod, the remains of the Roman siege, cisterns, huge warehouses and a comprehensive observation of the Dead Sea area and the Judean Desert.
You can go up to the top by the battery path in a route that takes about 20 minutes. Coming from the west, through Arad or along the Serpent’s path (about an hour to an hour plus). For those coming from the east, from the Dead Sea road or by cable car.

Where: Masada National Park. On the mountain, in the shed next to those entering the mountain from the cable car and the snake trail.
In September every Saturday, and on Rosh Hashanah on September 26-27 at 6:30.

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