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Archaeological Seminars Institute - Dig for a Day
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“beit guvrin”(10 reviews)
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A rare opportunity which allows you to touch your roots. Dig for a Day is a unique program designed for visitors of all ages. The activity includes: archaeological digging, sifting, pottery examination and touring the National Park of Beit Guvrin...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Jerusalem, Israel
+972 2-586-2011
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found a lot of pottery shards and even a piece of a stature. The digging was fun and then we toured an unexcavated cave which was great as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i didn't realize how much everyone would enjoy this. Yes we needed a car to get there and it was quite a drive from netanya but sooooo worth it. My husband and myself loved it and all of the kids loved it. Even the 3...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BklynLiving
Reviewed February 3, 2019

This was incredible! We went with our 2 boys, ages 8 & 10, and we all had a great time. Our guide was enthusiastic and inspiring. We each were able to find archeological artifacts, including pottery, animal bones, bricks and more. We then went on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eliasl987
Reviewed January 28, 2019

Our family of 4 went digging for artifacts and were surprised to find so many! It was so educational and fun. Going cave exploring was amazing as well! Definitely not so easy if your big (like my husband who is 6'5") as some of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LZadventures
Reviewed January 2, 2019

This was the highlight of our trip to Israel for my son. He loved spelunking in a cave with Missy. Missy was an energetic, engaged, spirited and fun guide to archaeology for us all. Those of us who didn't spelunk enjoyed a tour by Ian...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kili_Aztec
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Well done exposure to archeology. Great for all ages. One of the best experiences the kids had in Israel.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jonathanrZ8705BA
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Loved this visit. Missy was great and had all the family from 8 to 80 engaged in digging and sifting. Great way to really understand archaeology and a part of history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LucyK69
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We just came back from a trip to Dig for a Day. It was myself with 6 children ages 6-18. Everyone including myself had an amazing time and didn’t want it to end. They guide Ariella really made archeology come to life explaining the connection...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank katieg642
Reviewed November 2, 2018

A valuable and exciting experience, even for history-saturated Europeans who have seen 2,000 y/o stuff before. Good for any age, mainly 6+ to 60+, requires some agility for a steep ladder and getting up from the ground after digging. Optional cave-crawling for the more agile...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wonderer_new
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Went with our tour group. Missy was our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and interesting! Gave a history of the area and the site then lead us down to section #89. We broke up into 3 groups to dig...yes really dig! My husband and I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 17, 2018|
Response from Devorah D | Reviewed this property |
We met the guides at a gas station outside of Beit Guvrin. I don't think that they arrange transportation for the participants. Groups arrived by car or with their own tour buses. This dig is at Beit Guvrin all year round... More
Nomi P
March 8, 2018|
Response from jilld641 | Reviewed this property |
The staff spoke all English for our group.
Nomi P
March 8, 2018|
Response from EHS216 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Pesach week. Definitely in English.