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Great little film that explains the history of this area.

The film is nicely done. It explains the history of the area. The theater is actually in the... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
jld1116
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Interesting

Great little explanatory film regarding the history of the tunnels. Quite an accomplishment to... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
ilanastone
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Jordan Valley
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

One of the railway tunnels hewn out of the solid stone is currently used as a theater for a 15 minute film which orients tourists to this attraction, but which used to carry trains from Beirut to Jerusalem. The tracks are still in place, but...More

3  Thank LWL3333
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Down at the caves is a railway line, dug into the mountain, which allowed trains to travel from Cairo (Egypt), through Israel to Beirut (Lebanon). Of course this train line is no longer operated. Walk into the disused tunnels, but not exit to where they...More

5  Thank NeilC2607
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

When you go down to the Rosh Hanikra grottoes, you can also walk through the former railway tunnels. Not that exciting really, but worth the stroll. In the one past the grottoes, there is a short video.

1  Thank TravelingFamilyTrip
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Our tour guide took us through this tunnels. They were okay. Like I said a tunnel is a tunnel. Not worth it.

Thank bilasi
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The film is nicely done. It explains the history of the area. The theater is actually in the railroad tunnel.

Thank jld1116
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Great little explanatory film regarding the history of the tunnels. Quite an accomplishment to build the railway.

Thank ilanastone
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The railway tunnels at Rosh Hanikra are part of a coastal railway system that ran from Cairo to Istanbul in the past. After the Israeli state was proclaimed in 1948, the tunnels were blocked off with stone steel and concrete. While the rails still exist...More

Thank Marf13669
Reviewed 20 August 2017

These were railway tunnels of the planned railway from Haifa to Beirut. walk through (everyone does) and look for remnants of the train tracks. Learn about the history. Have fun (we did)!

Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Down at the caves is a railway line, dug into the mountain, which allowed trains to travel from Cairo (Egypt), through Israel to Beirut (Lebanon). Of course this train line is no longer operated. Walk into the disused tunnels, but not exit to where they...More

5  Thank NeilC2607
Reviewed 23 November 2016

if getting into the grottoes, visit the tunnels, part of the experience. it complete the double experience of nature and history.

Thank castroeid
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Walk through the tunnel, over the railway tracks, and check out the film clip of how the British carved a tunnel through the limestone cliffs during the second world war and how the Israelis blew it up as the infant nation was born, to fend...More

1  Thank ShifraToronto
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I hadn't originally intended to visit this part of Israel on my trip, but the Cruise company had pulled the scheduled trips to Jerusalem and Bethlehem after a terrorist attack the day before and so we ended up here. As is usually the case these...More

Thank TortMad
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