Throne Villages Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

566873


Categories

Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

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

Governors during the Ottoman era


During the Ottoman rule in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the central highlands of Palestine were divided into 24 administrative domains (sheikdoms). These sheikdoms were ruled by sheiks who belonged to rich or "noble" families. It is where these sheiks and their families resided that we find "the throne villages".
The sheikh, who was endowed with both political and social status, was the tax collector on behalf of the Ottoman central government. As a result, sheiks gained tremendous power and wealth, which was reflected in their lifestyles and the architecture of their respective palaces and villages.

In this tour, we will visit 5 villages located nowadays in Ramallah district.

Itinerary

Visit four villages that were throne villages in Palestine during the 17-19th centuries:

1. Ras Karkar - Al Samhan Palace
2. Nilin - Al Khawaja Castle
3. Der Ghassaneh - Saleh Barghouthi Castle
4. Ebouin - Al Suhwail
5. Der Istya - Abu Hijleh Palace

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Qalandia Checkpoint North of Jerusalem

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Qalandia Checkpoint North of Jerusalem

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Private vehicle based on the number of travelers.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

150 ILS - lunch and snacks

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

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

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    566873


    Categories

    Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

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

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