Rediscovering Jenin

Tour Number

Activity Level

567062


Categories

City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

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

Historical cultural tour of Jenin


Jenin, the northern city of the West Bank, has a lot to tell.
Jesus passed through, the Mongols were defeated nearby, and the land is always green. Located about 120 km north of Jerusalem and 5 km south of the 1967 border, it is the northernmost city of the West Bank and the southern tip of the fertile Marj Ibn Amer triangle. It is known for its springs and produces: wheat, olives, dates, carobs, vegetables, watermelon and figs.
Built at the site of the Canaanite City Ein Ganeem (garden spring) or Tel Jenin. It is also a holy site for Christians because Jesus passed through on his way from Nazareth to Jerusalem on several occasions.
Join us to rediscover the city, its culture, history, people and more.
We will meet a prominent historian who will tell us all about the city, and then take a tour around its distinctive sites: Balamah tunnel, Fatima Khatoun Mosque, Hittin School, German Pilots Memorial, Iraqi Army Graveyard, Ottoman buildings and more.

Itinerary

Start with the visitor centre, which is fairly modern and extremely informative.
Visit the market with all its smells, sounds and colour, and the quieter and charming streets of the Old City.
Tell Jenin is the hill which hosted the oldest settlement in Jenin, although little is visible today barring some extremely old and weathered stone houses.
Visit to Jenin camp and the shining light of the camp is undoubtedly the Freedom Theatre, which has risen from the ashes to become a powerful, unifying force.
Visit to German Pilot Mermorial
Visit to the Balama tunnel and then outside the city centre, Burqin's pretty Christian church atop a hill.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Qalandia Checkpoint north of Jerusalem

End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Qalandia Checkpoint north of Jerusalem

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Taxi

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

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

Restrictions

I cannot guide in Israel, including Jerusalem.

Private tour guide Bassam

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