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 6 villages located nowadays in Ramallah and Nablus districts.

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

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

Depends on the number of visitors:
Taxi
Van

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

I cannot guide in Israel, including Jerusalem.

Private tour guide Bassam

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