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3-Day Culture Trip Of Israel Exploring Forts, Villages & Synagogues
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Trekking, Culture, History

  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, Hebrew

Description

Sign up for the beautiful weekend in Israel and experience nature treks up in the mountain of Arbel and down at the Grottos of Rosh Hanikra. Visit major attractions of Napolean Hill, where Napoleon's army once stood and fired at the old city. Explore Pillar's Inn, El-Jazar's Mosque", see Yehiam Fortress, the Crusaders who built the fortress and ride a cable car to the Rosh Hanikra Grottos.

Highlights
  • Hike up in the mountain of Arbel and down at the Grottos of Rosh Hanikra
  • Visit major attractions of Napolean Hill, where Napoleon's army once stood
  • Explore El-Jazar's Mosque" and shop at the Turkish Bazaar 
  • Enjoy a journey through Yehiam Fortress, the Crusaders who built the fortress
  • Go for a cable car ride at the Rosh Hanikra Grottos
  • Day 1: Old city of Akko - Tiberias expand_more
    • Upon arrival, meet your tour guide.
    • Visit the following attractions on your tour: 
      • Napoleon Hill: We will start our tour overlooking the old city from the hill on which the Napoleon army once stood and fired at the ancient city. We will get the big picture of how and when the city of Acre became so prominent in Israel's history.
      • Visitor Center - Knight's Halls: Beneath our feet still lies the old Crusader capital of Acre. We will hear about the different orders of the Crusader army, walk through their streets and experience their fantastic architecture.
      • Walls of the old city: Do walk on the city walls that will help unfold the story of the great defeat of the Napoleon army in Acre.
      • "El-Jazar's Mosque" and Turkish Bazaar: Jumping to the Ottoman period, we will hear about the ancient relic still lying in the most prominent mosque of Acre. In a walk through the Turkish bazaar, we will see some local artists and bond with the locals.
      • The Marketplace: Amazing colours, scents and tastes will lead us to the marketplace. There, we would learn how to bargain, trade, and look for the best goods. It's also the time for the famous Hummus meal during our lunch break.
      • Pillars' Inn: The beautiful seamen Inn lies right by the port and holds one of six unique clock towers in Israel. The mark of the Sultan tells the story of the whole Ottoman empire. The great granite pillars hold a hidden bond to the Crusaders who once ruled the city.
      • Crusader's Tunnel: Know about the contingency plan formed by the mighty Knights Templars in Acre. They had built a secret underground escape tunnel to their private port from the keep. We will tread in their wake, exploring the secrets of the tunnels.
      • Merchants Inn: We will finish our tour at the beautiful Merchants Inn. Now flourishing with restaurants, in its walls lie the secret plan of the one Jewish advisor who came up with the means to defeat Napoleon's army and change Israel's history forever. 

    (End at about 17:00)

  • Day 2: Tiberias - Trek through Arbel Mount. expand_more

    (Start at 9:00 after breakfast)

    • Visit the following attractions on your tour: 
      • Understand Judaism through Hamat Tiberias 4th century synagogue. 
      • Tour through Magdala roman city depicting an epic battle between Jews and Romans.
      • Enjoy lunch in the Magdala open mall.
      • Drive to Ginosar.
      • See the 2000-year-old boat of Ginosar. A unique archaeological finding in the Sea of Galilee - a boat that survived two millennia.
      • Trek through Arbel mount, a nature reserve. A short trek through the ancient battleground of Herod and renegade Jews.
      • Tour through the old Ottoman city of Tiberias - Walls, a port, and local legends unfold in the ancient town.
      • End our day with a beautiful view of the city.

    (End at about 17:00)

  • Day 3: Yehiam Fortress - Rosh ha'Nikra Grottos expand_more

    (Start at 9:30 after breakfast and drive)

    • Visit the following attractions on your tour:
      • Journey through Yehiam Fortress. We will unfold stories from the Crusaders who built the fortress, through the Ottoman renegade rulers of the north, to the Israeli settlers fighting for their lives during the Israeli war of independence.
      • Go for a short trek through Yehiam Valley to eco-friendly Klil village.
      • Optional: Visit a Buddhist retreat (Where I practice and learn).
      • Have lunch in a Galilean boutique restaurant (By tourist's choice).
      • Visit the Rosh Hanikra Grottos (Includes a cable car ride and a short walk).
      • Finish on a lookout on the coast of western Galilea. 

    (End the tour at 16:00)

What's Included
  • English speaking (Israeli) tour guide (Native-speaker level) throughout the tour

  • Marketplace group activity (Scavenger hunt)

  • Booking for the sites and restaurants

What's Excluded
  • Entries to all sites on the itinerary (with entrance fees)

  • Transportation

  • Payment for meals

Know before you go
  • The itinerary is flexible to meet the needs and interests of the group. Feel free to make any changes or ask for special requests. 

  • A beautiful weekend in northern Israel. We will experience nature in treks up in the mountain of Arbel and down at the Grottos of Rosh Hanikra. We'll run through history from biblical time, through the reign of the crusaders, the rule of the British mandate until we arrive at the state of Israel. We will taste, smell and feel one of the essential parts of the Israeli culture - the food! We will spend time visiting the old city of Akko and the important sites around the Sea of Galilee.
  • The price may change to 90 USD per adult for group of 10+
Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
The group size and price
1 To 10USD 370 Per Group

This is a group tour

Tour Reviews
  • Olga

    Excellent tour of Tzfat with Shaked. Shaked has great knowledge of history and excellent English! 

    We truly enjoyed the experience !

  • David

    I had to choose a rating so I picked 3/5 - not due to the late cancelation (illness) but due to the poor communication prior to our travel and with the tour guide replacement. We were suppose to visit Safed, Galilee and Kinneret, which was agreed upon prior to us arriving in Israel, however, Shaked did not remember any of this when we finally connected two days before our scheduled tour.  We  hit all the originally planned places, however, Shaked told the guide replacement we wanted to see the Safed Citadel, which was never in my plans.  This resulted in us wasting close to an hour getting to and spend unnecessary time up in the Citadel (there's really nothing there anymore) and only having 30 minutes to spend in the town of Safed, where I wanted to walk the streets and learn about Kaballah and the area.

  • Andreas

    Shaked is a lovely and amicable young man and a most knowledgable and well reflected expert on all aspects of Israeli history and culture.  He is one of the best tour guides I ever had and for sure we will be using his expertise when back in Israel again. 

  • Jeana

    Our family of four had a wonderful day with Shaked.  He was very attuned to our requests, and he went above and beyond to answer all of our questions.  He provided a wealth of information on a variety of topics--religion, politics,  history, and culture.  We look forward to using him again on a future tour!

  • James

    Shaked was exactly what I needed for my first time in Jerusalem.   He was very patient and answered all of my questions.   We started our tour on the Mount of Olives and made our way to the old city.   His insights in to the Christian-oriented tour were insightful and full of interesting tidbits.    I would highly recommend his services. 

  • Michelle

    Shaked was really wonderful - we had a great 4 hour tour of the old city. 

    We were able to personalize the tour with what we wanted. He offered us many suggestions a few days leading up to our tour, and was very flexible with meeting spot and time.

    He was very helpful learning about the culture and history - he even had some print outs and other helpful material

    He showed us really cool off the beaten path spots

    And treated us to phenomenal hummus of course! 

    Felt safe the entire time. Really enjoyed his company. What a kind guy! Highly recommend!

  • karen

    Shaked is a mindfull, proffessional, sensitve guide with lots of knoledge and ability to "deliver"- content, sense of togetherness, feeling of a plase, logistics ect. 

    we had a ball!

  • Thomas

    Shaked had the mountainous task of guiding 16 young adventurers (19-24) through Jerusalem. His day was about 12hrs long and included Yad Vashem, The Old City walkthrough ( to include Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall), Friends of Zion Museum, and an awesome food tour. While most of our group just wanted selfies and to move on, Shaked was able to capture our groups' attention to teach a little about Israel and its history. He was able to find what areas the group was interested in and touch more on those topics while giving a brief rundown of other areas. This being my 2nd time in Israel, I found his method effective in catering to the needs and expectations of the group. Doing this, those that didn't care about the history got their selfies and those that loved history got their explanations and questions answered. There was not a time where we regretted having Shaked as our guide. In parting, Shaked gave great suggestions for places to visit so our group could experience the awesome night life in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Our group spent 4 days in Israel, but everyone remembers the good fun nature when we were under Shaked care. Truly one of the best guides I've meet.

  • Avi

    Shaked is an awesome tour guide. He knows a lot about history and told stories very well. Thank you!!

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