Hebron Day Trip From Jerusalem: Israeli-Palestinian Sites

Overview

This unique dual-narrative tour takes you to the heart of one of the most complex cities in the world for an in-depth look at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From Jerusalem, head to the holy city of Hebron in the West Bank for a tour of both the Israeli and Palestinian sectors, known as H1 and H2, first with an Israeli Jewish guide and then with a Palestinian guide. Hear both sides of the struggle for a balanced insight into life in this volatile Middle Eastern city. Visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs, explore Jewish neighborhoods, and enjoy an (optional) home-cooked lunch at a local Palestinian familys home.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Get inside tips from a local

Details about this tour

From Davidka Square in central Jerusalem, take public transport two hours southwest to the city of Hebron, the second-largest Palestinian city after Gaza, nestled in the Judaean mountains.

Since the early 20th century, Jewish and Arabic national movements have struggled to attain sovereignty for their people in this region of the Middle East. Hebron's population is split between Palestinians and Israelis living in two divided sectors: H1, controlled by Palestine, and the much smaller H2, administered by Israel.

Your visit begins on the Israeli side of Hebron, onboard a bullet-proof bus, with your expert guide an Israeli Jew who provides a narrative of the cultural, religious and political tension from his peoples perspective.

Arrive at the Jewish side of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, home to the symbolic tombs of Abraham and other biblical figures, all said to be buried in the cave beneath. Then tour Jewish settlements of the city to see important landmarks such as the Avraham Avinu synagogue, the hilltop Tel Rumeida archaeological site, the Shavei Hevron Yeshiva community center, and the Beit Hadassah museum.

After you part with your Israeli guide, cross over into H1 to meet your Palestinian guide for the second portion of your tour. Opt for lunch on your own, or in a friendly Palestinian familys house. Enjoy rooftop views of the city as the home-cooked meal is prepared.

Reconvene to tour the bustling city center. With the help of your guide, speak with locals to learn about the difficult conditions of Palestinians living near Jewish settlements. You'll also visit the Muslim side of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, known as the Ibrahimi Mosque (Abraham Mosque).

Relax on the drive back to Jerusalem in the evening.

Inclusions

  • Local guide

Exclusions

  • Transport to/from Jerusalem (16 NIS each way)
  • Optional lunch in local family's home (30 NIS)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A dress code is required for this tour. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

The tour visits an area which is subject to political unrest and the itinerary may change or cancelled at last minute

Minimum age is 12 years

Please note: Israeli & Palestinian Passport holders are unable to join this tour due to local restrictions

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • art
    28-Sep-2018

    was a good experience on both sides the isrealie guide was great full of knowledge and informations we went to different places and had time to make photos also the arab side was nice to see the real situation of plasestinians and thier way of living and their views of the situation...a good trip different from all other trips you might do but gives you a real test of the modern isreal

  • David M
    19-Jun-2018

    Best tour we did in Israel. Very interesting concept.

  • polly l
    27-Oct-2017

    the best of all the trips.i felt very save and happy to visited the graves of our forefathers.the best guide well informed and best teacher ever.

  • sallyannethomas
    31-Aug-2017

    A brilliant and thought provoking day in a totally divided city.
    I had heard a lot about Hebron, mainly a bias view on how badly the Israeli's are treating the Palestinian's so I wanted to hear both sides of the story and find out the truth of the situation. So this 'duel narrative tour' was ideal.

    We met Gabriel, our Jewish guide, he gave us a brilliant insight into the conflict and how this the people of Hebron were trying to deal with it. So we got on a bullet proof bus to make the journey from Jerusalem. When we reached Hebron, Gabe intoduced us to Mohammed our Muslim Palestinian guide who took us through the check point. Here we walked through a beautiful old part of the city and talked to several people who said how much the Jewish people had persecuted them and were ruining their lives.

    We then came back, through the check point, to the Jewish part of the city. Gabriel showed us where the Palestinians had murdered Jewish people, including a baby and 6 students and where a teddy bear had been stuffed with explosives and placed in a playground!! We were introduced to a Jewish lady who told her own story and gave her views on how this situation could be resolved. What a day! So interesting hearing both sides. One side will not accept a resolution, the other side want nothing but peace and a way to live together as one nation.

    Could not fault the day.

  • Philip
    28-Aug-2017

    Excellent tour with experienced Tour Guide.

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