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Cultural Tour

8 Day Cultural Tour in Palestine

Cultural Tour

$1001 per person
8 Days 7 Nights
14+ Age

An 8-day, 7-night cultural tour on a path of discovery of Palestinian history, heritage, folklore, handicrafts, cuisine and performance art.

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    Guide
    Meals
    Transport

Tour Plan

1
Arrival
Arrival at Tel Aviv International Airport. Transfer to hotel in Bethlehem. Introduction and welcome by our representative.  Overnight in Bethlehem.
2
Bethlehem
Guided tours of the Church of the Nativity, Milk Grotto, Bethlehem University.  Meet with the Arab Women Union and learn about their activities.  Visit to Solomon’s Pools and Artas village and learn about traditional Palestinian agricultural methods.  Return to Bethlehem for overnight stay.
3
Jerusalem
Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem (traditional Oriental markets (souq), Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Western Wall).  Meet with local historians and learn about the history of Jerusalem.  Return to Bethlehem for overnight stay.
4
Hebron
Tour of the Old City of Hebron, Tomb of the Patriarchs and the Ibrahimi Mosque. Meet with Hebron Old City Rehabilitation Committee and hear about their role in Cultural preservation.  Tour the Old City souq and converse with locals.  Dinner with local families.  Back to Bethlehem for overnight stay.
5
Ramallah
Visit Riwaq Center for Cultural Preservation for an explanation of organizational work, followed by a guided tour the Old City of Ramallah with Riwaq staff.  Visit to local Palestinian theatres and music centers in Ramallah and learn more about current cultural movements in the city and across Palestine. Dinner and overnight stay in Bethlehem (prepare for departure).  
6
Nablus
Check out of Bethlehem hotel.  Visit to Al Najah University in Nablus.    Tour of historic and cultural sites including Jacob’s Well, Tel Balata and the ancient Samaritan community on Mount Gerazim.  Evening visit to the Old City of Nablus for a visit to the Turkish bathhouse (hammam) and the taste of local Nablus delicacy, a cheese-based sweet (kenafeh). Overnight in the Old City of Nablus.
7
Jericho
Check out of Nablus hotel.  Visit Mount of Temptation via teleferique, Tel Sultan (the ruins of ancient Jericho ), the ruins of Hisham’s Palace.  Afternoon swim in the Dead Sea.  Return to Bethlehem for final overnight stay. Farewell dinner with Palestinian cultural dancing troupe (dabkeh).  
8
Departure.
Transfer to Tel Aviv International Airport for departure.
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