Palestine Revealed: 2-Day Private Tour from Jerusalem

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Journey through the Palestinian Territories and the Gush Etzion Settlement Block.  Explore the complexities of Bethlehem and Hebron. Have lunch with a Palestinian family in Hebron, and have the option to spend the night with a middle class Palestinian family in Bethlehem. The tour combines the historical and religious highlights of the area, and explores the history and politics of Israel’s Occupation of the West Bank.  You’ll visit Abraham’s Tomb, the Church of Nativity, Israel’s ‘Separation Barrier’, a refugee Camp, view the ‘settlements’, and walk the ghetto neighbourhoods of Hebron.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Green Olive Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Hebron

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En route from Jerusalem through the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, the guide will explain the history and current status of these Israeli communities.

Duration: 30 minutes

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On entering Hebron you'll first visit the Israeli suburb of Kiryat Arba, and exclusive Jewish enclave at the edge of the city and the subject of much controversy. The visit will include Baruch Goldstein's tomb

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cave of the Patriarchs

Visit Abraham’s Tomb (Me'arat Hamachpela / Al-haram Al-Ibrahimi), and have the opportunity to enter both the Mosque on the Muslim side, and the synagogue on the Jewish side. Make sure you have your passport.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hebron

Walk down Shuhada Street and through the Old City. See the settlers' compounds and the military base and checkpoints along the route connecting them. Lunch in the Old City

Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hebron Glass & Ceramics

Visit a local Glass Factory, a common industry in Hebron.

Duration: 30 minutes

Day 2 Bethlehem

Stop At: Mar Saba Monastery

Start the morning with a visit to Mar Saba - that offers spectacular views of the Judean desert and Monastery.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Nativity

From there we will head to Manger Square, where we will visit the Church of Nativity and walk through the Old City.

Duration: 2 hour

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Enjoy a traditional Palestinian Lunch at a local restaurant. Next, the guide will then take you for an up-close walk along the Separation Barrier that surrounds the city. Learn about the impact of the Wall on local Palestinians and how it has been used for art/graffiti by various artists, including Banksy. Visit the Walled Off Hotel, developed to attract tourists to this once abandoned area in Bethlehem - and to provide the history of the occupation through art at the museum inside, as well as to help local artists display their works in the Gallery. ADMISSION TO WALLED OFF HOTEL: 20NIS

Duration: 2 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Aida Camp

You'll visit the Aida Refugee Camp, and have the opportunity to meet with locals in the Camp and hear their stories.

Duration: 1 hour
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