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Hebron Day Trip from Jerusalem: Israeli-Palestinian Sites

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

Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, כיכר הדווידקה, Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cave of the Patriarchs
You’ll visit the divided Tomb of the Patriarchs, home to the symbolic tombs of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah – even Adam and Eve –, all said to be buried in the cave beneath, before touring the Jewish ‘settler’ neighborhoods of the city, visiting the Avraham Avinu Quarter and restored synagogue, the Beit Hadassah museum about Jewish life in Hebron before the riots of 1929, and the ‘Shavei Hevron Yeshiva’ in Beit Romano.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tel Rumeida
We’ll also visit the hilltop Tel Rumeida, site of a Bronze Age archaeological site, army base, and the tomb of Ruth and Jesse from the Bible.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hebron
Visit this special city, one of the four holy cities in Judaism and a sacred place in Islam. Our Hebron tour splits the day in two – you’ll spend the morning with Jewish ‘settlers’ in the city, and the afternoon in the Palestinian part of the city. By hearing from both sides, this tour will give you a balanced insight on life in Hebron, the city of Abraham, and the site of the burial place of the Biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs.
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
West Bank
Leaving Jerusalem, we’ll head south into the hills of Judea, arriving in ‘H2′, the Israeli controlled area of Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Abraham Tours

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What is the maximum group size during Hebron Day Trip from Jerusalem: Israeli-Palestinian Sites?
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This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This was a fascinating day tour but you really should be in good physical shape for it as there was walking up a very long steep hill and downhill rocky uneven steps." See review
  • "This was a really enlightening tour and one well worth taking." See review

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Hebron Day Trip from Jerusalem
pdrouet
, Feb 2020
This was a fascinating day tour but you really should be in good physical shape for it as there was walking up a very long steep hill and downhill rocky uneven steps. We met at the Abraham hostel, took a tram to the bus station, and then took a comfortable bus with bulletproof windows to Hebron. We first crossed into the Palestine section of Hebron and had two Palestinians tell us their side of the story of Hebron. We had good lunch at a private house there. Then, we went back to the Israel side of Hebron and heard from a resident there their side of the story. All very illuminating. Both of our guides were very good, especially our Israeli guide.
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Elizabeth W
, Nov 2019
This was a really enlightening tour and one well worth taking. You get to hear both sides of the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Fascinating but too long!
Destination316993
, Nov 2019
It would have been more helpful if the Palestinian guide had given some more historical information about her people instead of dealing only with issues that happened in her life-time. The day was also too long and difficult at the end for elderly people to walk down a rocky path in the dark. Otherwise a fascinating glimpse of the duality of Jews and Palestinians.
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a great informative day full with fun
artutn2018
, 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
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Best tour we did in Israel. Very...
David M
, Jun 2018
Best tour we did in Israel. Very interesting concept.
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the best of all the trips.i felt...
polly l
, 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.
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A brilliant and thought provoking...
sallyannethomas
, 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.
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