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!
Feel free to personalize this offer with Andrew.
Historic intro to the city, discussing the fortifications of the city
The city's courthouse & the beginning of conservation in the city
Resuming discussion of the city's fortifications, cannons, Napoleon's campaign to the Middle East
Discussing the story of the garden, its trees & the Ottoman fortress
The 2nd most important mosque in Israel, its architecture, ceremonies, etc
The famous prison break of Acre, a turning point in Israel's history
The market's renovation, development & current issues
The Jewish community, its bakeries & synagogue
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!
One of the city's Ottoman hotels, its history, current affairs & art
Guide fee & hotel pick-up if it's in the old city
Food & drink, Entrance to sites:
- Al-Jazzar Mosque 10 ILS per person - paid by the customers at the Mosque
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
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.