Tour Info & Photos

Galilee Today Alternative Tours offers half- day, one day, or multiple day tours. You can choose one of our set tour programs, but you can just as easily design your own tour. To give you some impression of a two day tour program, see our lower Galilee and upper Galilee tour below. Please do not hesitate to contact us about adjustments to these tours, or for information about the possibilities to design your own tour.

 LOWER GALILEE TOUR (2 day tour)

Day 1

On your day of arrival you will be introduced to the history of Palestine and to the contemporary Palestinian life in the Galilee. After lunch, you will be taken on a tour in and around Sakhnin. We’ll end the first day with a home cooked Palestinian meal and cultural performances in the culture and freedom tent. You will spend the night with a home stay in Sakhnin.

Day 2

After Breakfast we’ll take you on a day tour to the destroyed villages of Lubya, Shajara and Saffuriya. We’ll end the tour in Nazareth where we visit the old market and the Church of the Annunciation. We have a home cooked  dinner in Sakhnin.

 Prices available upon request

UPPER GALILEE TOUR (2 day tour)

Day 1 (similar to the lower Galilee tour)

On your day of arrival you will be introduced to the history of Palestine and to the contemporary Palestinian life in the Galilee. After lunch, you will be taken on a tour in and around Sakhnin. We’ll end the first day with a home cooked Palestinian meal and cultural performances in the culture and freedom tent. You will spend the night with a home stay in Sakhnin.

Day 2:

After Breakfast we’ll take you on a day tour to the destroyed villages of Biráam and Iqrit. We also visit Ras al Nakura at the Lebanese border. We’ll end the tour in Akka, where we visit the old city and harbor. We have  a home cooked dinner in Sakhnin.

Prices available upon request

DESIGN YOUR OWN TOUR

What do our alternative tours offer?

  • Hike through the beautiful landscapes, including traditional Arab villages surrounded by deep valleys, winding streams and high mountains, some with views of the Mediterranean Sea or the Sea of Galilee.
  • Visit archeological sites dating from the Canaanite era through the Roman, Islamic, Ottoman and Crusader periods. Tours may include the holy places of the three monotheistic religions: Nazareth, Qana, Tiberia, Safad, Akka, Sakhnin, Deir Hanna to mention a few.
  • Visit the destroyed villages of 1948 to illustrate the contrast between these sites and exclusive Jewish settlements built on the ruins of former Arab-Palestinian homes.
  • Visit the unrecognized Bedouin villages that the state of Israel deprives of basic necessities such as electricity, water and education.
  • Visits within Sakhnin for example a visit to the market, school, municipality, church or mosque
  • Delicious Palestinian Fare – home cooked meals are available at the Culture and Freedom Tent in Sakhnin (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Good, inexpensive restaurants with home-style Palestinian-Arab cooking are another option
  • Local Accommodations – Galilee Today Alternative Tours offers home stays with the Zbidat family, or other host families. Experience the hospitable Palestinian culture first hand. Visitors stay in clean private rooms with a shared bathroom.
  • All tours are offered in Arabic, English, Dutch and Hebrew. These tours are particularly beneficial to foreign TV crews and journalists and study/research groups, but they are also perfect for the conscientious and curious-minded alike.

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