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Time11 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Gain a better understanding of the conflict between Israel and Palestine on this dual-guided, full-day tour of Hebron in the West Bank. The city is divided into two sectors: one is controlled by the Palestinian National Authority and the other by Israel. Explore both, first with an Israeli-Jewish guide, then with a Palestinian guide. Learn about the struggles in this Middle Eastern city. Visit the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the world's most ancient Jewish site, explore various neighborhoods, speak with locals and enjoy lunch at a Palestinian family’s home.
  • Full-day Hebron tour from Jerusalem
  • Tour the Israeli and Palestinian sectors of Hebron, a major holy city in the West Bank
  • Hear both sides of Israeli–Palestinian conflict from two guides, an Israeli Jew and a Palestinian
  • Visit the major Jewish and Islamic sites including the Tomb of the Patriarchs
  • Speak with local residents and shop owners living in this divided city

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

We are sensitive to the issues and concerns that surround this topic, and we understand that this tour may not be suitable for everyone. We strongly believe that the purpose of this tour is to educate people on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with firsthand knowledge from the local guides.
Jewish and Arabic national movements have struggled to gain authority for their people in this region of the Middle East for many years. Hebron's population is split between Palestinians and Israelis that live in two separate sectors: H1, which is controlled by the Palestine National Authority and H2, by Israel.

Your tour into this region begins with meeting your guide, who takes you on public transport for about two hours to the city of Hebron, located in the heart of the Judean mountains.

Start on the Israeli side of Hebron with an Israeli-Jewish guide who will speak of the variety of tensions that exist from his people’s perspective. Take a bulletproof bus to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the world's most ancient Jewish site and the second holiest place for the Jewish people, after Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Explore Jewish settlements and visit landmarks like Tel Rumeida, an agricultural and residential area believed to be the location of biblical Hebron and others.

Then, travel into the H1 sector to meet with a Palestinian guide for the second half of the tour. Enjoy an optional lunch at a Palestinian family’s home followed by a tour of the main part of the city. Talk with local residents about the difficulties of living in this volatile region and visit the Muslim side of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, also known as the Ibrahimi Mosque.

Your full-day (11 hour) tour concludes here with transportation back to Jerusalem.

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a
, 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

D
, Jun 2018

Best tour we did in Israel. Very interesting concept.

p
, 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.

s
, 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.

P
, Aug 2017

Excellent tour with experienced Tour Guide.


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