Hiking/Walking tour experience
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Ottomans built the Hijaz Railway. The Ottoman Empire needed to supply its forces holding the border of Palestine against British and Empire forces in Egypt during WWI. The planned railway from Nablus through hilly country to Jerusalem could not be completed in time, so from 1915 the German railway engineer Heinrich August Meißner oversaw the building of a line westwards from Massoudieh (near Sebastia) to Tulkarm and Jenin to connect with the Hijaz Railway to Haifa Port.
Our walking tour will start at the northern entrance of the only train tunnel in the West Bank, with a 220 meters, until the Massoudieh Train Station near Sebastia.
Walking Track Distance: 12 km
Difficulty: simple flat track
7:00 Depart Ramallah
9:00 arrive to the entrance of the train tunnel
start with a walk in the 220 meter long tunnel
keep walking along the old train track until Ramin village, 2 hours walking
coffee and snack break at Ramin
Continue walking until the 1914 Masoudiya Train Station near Sebastia
Lunch at the old Train Station.
3:00 depart to Ramallah
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Ramallah Al Manarah Square or Qalandia Checkpoint
Duration: 8 hours
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - food and drinks
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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