This tour is recommended for first-timers coming to Acre (aka Akko). It covers the crusader (underground) sites, today's (overground) city and some off-the-beaten-path gems! This tour offers a general overview of the different historical, cultural and social aspects of the city!
Feel free to personalize this offer with Andrew.
At the city's gate, we have a short into to the city's history, tour progression & discuss the city's fortifications
Outside this hotel, we discuss conservation & how it became popular in the city
We further discuss the city's fortifications, architecture, Al-Jazzar's regime, Napoleon's campaign in the Middle East & Al-Jazzar Mosque
A beautiful garden, where we talk about the importance of the city in the Ottoman Period, cover the story of the prison, and talk about the garden's huge trees
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the citadel is part of the Medieval city (approx. 1000 years old), when Acre was the capital city of the second Kingdom of Jerusalem. The site is underground, it's huge(!) and beautiful. Here we discuss archaeology, crafts, history, economy, politics, daily life & more!
One of the Markets of the city, going through lots of conservation & renovation, and it has a unique vibe to it
Covering the story of the Jewish Neighborhood & the Ramhal Synagogue, its architecture, importance and history
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!
The Templar Tunnel is yet another underground site, most likely Medieval, crossing the city from east to west. Its true purpose is still a mystery to this day!
The lighthouse neighborhood is at the tip of the peninsula, here we discuss the Templar fortress, the recent history of the neighborhood, and conclude our tour!
Guide fee & hotel pick-up if it's in the old city
Food & drink, Entrance to sites: 47 ILS per person (combined ticket) - paid by the customers at the ticket office
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
- The underground sites are NOT claustrophobic, except for two segments which we can walk around
- Most of the city is wheelchair accessible
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.