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Ottoman Acre - A Living History


Acre
3 Hours
up to 8 people
Arabic ( Native ), English ( Native ), Hebrew ( Native ), Japanese ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

This tour focuses on the latest version of the city, the Ottoman city. After the destruction of the Medieval city by the Mamluks in the late 13th century, Acre became a small port village until a wave of development began in the 17th century by Fakhr al-Din ibn Maan, followed by Dahir al-Umar al-Zidani & Ahmad Pasha al-Jazzar, the result of which is the current, living old city! culture, religion, architecture, conservation, culinary, recent history, art, politics, coexistence & more!

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Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Andrew.

  • 10:00 AM

    City Gate

    Historic intro to the city, discussing the fortifications of the city

  • 10:20 AM

    Akkotel

    The city's courthouse & the beginning of conservation in the city

  • 10:30 AM

    The Walls

    Resuming discussion of the city's fortifications, cannons, Napoleon's campaign to the Middle East

  • 11:00 AM

    Bustan al-Pasha

    Discussing the story of the garden, its trees & the Ottoman fortress

  • 11:20 AM

    Al-Jazzar mosque

    The 2nd most important mosque in Israel, its architecture, ceremonies, etc

  • 11:40 AM

    The Prison Break point

    The famous prison break of Acre, a turning point in Israel's history

  • 11:50 AM

    Turkish Bazaar

    The market's renovation, development & current issues

  • 12:00 PM

    The Jewish Neighborhood & Ramhal Synagogue

    The Jewish community, its bakeries & synagogue

  • 12:20 PM

    Arabesque Arts & Residency Center

    We go into Arabesque, discuss the history of the place, the story of the owner, the restoration that took place there and its connection to the local community!

  • 12:40 PM

    Khan al-Ifranj

    One of the city's Ottoman hotels, its history, current affairs & art

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel (if it's in the old city) or the entrance to
Ending Point Same as meeting point, or anywhere inside the old city

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee & hotel pick-up if it's in the old city

What‘s not included

Food & drink, Entrance to sites:
- Al-Jazzar Mosque 10 ILS per person - paid by the customers at the Mosque

Important

Working hours - 10:00am until 7:00pm

I also guide in different parts of the Galilee (like Nazareth & Sea of Galilee) and the Golan Heights - transportation fees apply. Contact me for details!

- Please be sure to wear comfy shoes, have water on you, sunblock, a hat and/or umbrella
- As we'll be visiting a religious site, please be sure to wear pants that cover the knee & shirts that cover the shoulders. Women are required to cover their hair - the mosque lends headscarves in case you don't have any
- Most of the city is wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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