Tour of Akko (Acre) and Nazareth (hometown of Jesus Christ) - (Israel)
This excursion is included in the programs of the following field schools and it is covered by the reimbursement payment:
- The Neolithic of the Holy Land: Excavations at the Neolithic site of Sha’ar Hagolan
Akko (Acre) represents tumultuous the history of the Land of Israel possibly better than any other city in the country. Akko is a city that has been shaped by the Romans, Ottomans, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Byzantines, and British. Today it is home to a brilliantly coexistent mixed population of Jews, Christians and Muslims. The Old City of Akko is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest ports in the world. The city is also home to part of the Bahai World Center. The other part being in Haifa, just down the road, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are regular tours to Akko from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
World renowned as the childhood home of Jesus, Nazareth is the largest Arab city in Israel, and an important site for pilgrims and tourists, coming to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation. bustling mini-metropolis, Nazareth offers shop-lined thoroughfares, stone-paved alleys lined with Ottoman-era mansions, and in recent years, has been reinventing itself as a sophisticated cultural and culinary destination. Everything in Nazareth is open for business on Shabbat (Friday night and Saturday) and its friendly vibe and stunning location, right in the middle of the Lower Galilee (about 15 miles West of the Sea of Galilee), makes it a beloved stop on many tourists’ routes. An ancient city blending rich history, fascinating archeology, modern culture and Middle Eastern charm.
The tour/price includes:
- An English speaking guide & travel assistant
- Round trip transportation
- All expenses of the guide & travel assistant and the driver
- Travel insurance
Walking tour exploring the old city market, Knights’ Halls, and the Templar's Tunnel
Walking tour which will include visiting the ancient caves at the center of old Nazareth, exploring the Basilica of the Annunciation, and finishing at the open-air bazaar