Ottoman Train Tunnel Walking Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

714612


Categories

Local Experience, Hiking and Walking

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), Hebrew (basic)

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
Child-friendly

Itinerary

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

Transportation

Private Vehicle

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 USD - food and drinks

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

I cannot guide in Israel, including Jerusalem.

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    425 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 8 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    714612


    Categories

    Local Experience, Hiking and Walking

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), Hebrew (basic)

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