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3 Days Culture tour itinerary for israel: Explore Forts, Villages & Synagogues

Acre, Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Upper Galilee

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Experience a beautiful weekend in Israel. We will experience nature treks up in the mountain of Arbel, and down at the Grottos of Rosh Hanikra. Visit major attractions of Napolear Hill, Pillar's Inn, Merchants Inn, Crusader's Tunnel, El-Jazar Mosque etc.

DAY 01

Old city of akko (Half day) , Drive to tiberias (8 hours)

(Start - at arrival time)

  • 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 old city. We will get the big picture of how and when did the city of Acre become so prominent in the history of Israel.

  • 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 amazing 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 colors, scents and tastes will lead us the marketplace. There, we would get to know the way 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 amazing granite pillars hold a hidden bond to the Crusaders who once ruled the city.

  • Crusader's Tunnel:  Know about the contingency plan that was formed by the mighty Knights Templars in Acre. They had built a secret underground escape tunnel from the keep to their private port. 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 02

Tiberias and trek through arbel mount. (8 hours)

(Start at 9:00 after breakfast)

  • Understand Judaism through Hamat Tiberias 4th century synagogue. 

  • Tour through Magdala roman city depicting an epic battle between Jews and Romans.

  • Enjoy lunch in 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 2 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 old city.

  • End our day with a beautiful view of the city. 

(End at about 17:00)


DAY 03

Yehiam Fortress , Rosh ha'Nikra Grottos

(Start at 9:30 after breakfast and drive)

  • Journey through Yehiam Fortress, and there 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 in a Buddhist retreat (Where I practice and learn).

  • Have lunch in a Galilean boutique restaurant (By tourist's choice).

  • Visit in the Rosh Hanikra Grottos (Includes a cable car ride and a short walk).

  • Finish in a lookout on the coast of western Galilea. 

(End the tour at 16:00)

  • 90 USD Per Adult (* For Groups of 10+)
  • 370 USD Per Group (* For Small Groups (Less than 10))
  • English speaking (Israeli) tour guide (Native-speaker level) throughout the tour.

  • Marketplace group activity (Scavenger hunt).

  • Booking for the sites and restaurants.  

  • Entries to all sites on the itinerary (with entrance fees).

  • Transportation.

  • Payment for meals.

  • 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 most important 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.

Acre, Sea of Galilee, Tiberias, Upper Galilee

Trekking
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Culture
Culture Tour
History
History Tour
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Shaked Mordechay

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