Nativity Trail

Introduction to Palestine

4-day tour
5 Palestinian cities
Family hosting
Meet the people
Experience the Occupation
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Private tours for any of the published itineraries, or a custom tour, can be scheduled at any time with airport pick-up, flexible itineraries, hotel bookings, and personal service.
Custom itineraries can include visits with Palestinian NGOs, villagers, settlers, and activists. Private tour inquiries

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June 2009

New * Nativity Trail Walking Tour

lonely Planet The carefully researched route by the Siraj Center and the Alternative Tourism Group is an 11-day journey, and the first leg of the Palestine Trail. Walking the Nativity Trail offers opportunities to meet a diverse range of people:
Franciscan priests on Mount Tabor, Muslim clerics at village mosques, Greek Orthodox monks in desert monasteries, hillside farmers, small-town shopkeepers and craftspeople, Bedouin shepherds watering their flocks at ancient cisterns, and many more interesting people.
This trip enables you to learn about the situation in the West Bank while enjoying the hospitality of Palestinians and experiencing the full range of the landscape of Palestine. Reservations for individuals and groups are available for Autumn and Winter dates. more

Bethlehem (Beit Sahour) Home Stays

Palestine guest HouseWhether you are interested in one night, a few days or longer, staying with a Palestinian family is an enlightening experience.
Selected English-speaking families from the community offer warm hospitality and an opportunity to learn about their daily lives. You'll have a comfortable room, modern bathroom facilities, and some excellent home cooking.
Beit Sahour is a Christian village, now a suburb of Bethlehem and the location of Shepard's Field. You can easily walk into Bethlehem or take a short bus or taxi ride. If you are Christian and want to attend church services, there is a variety of denominations to choose from. more

A Tale of Two Cities
Jaffa/Tel Aviv Walking Tour

Old City Alternative TourEvery Sunday

This new tour is finally up and running. It is an exploration of the Old city and market of Jaffa while learning about the aftermath of 1948. The guide takes the group along the ‘seam’ areas of Jaffa and Tel Aviv, a city that had its beginnings as a neighborhood of Jaffa.
The tour extends into today’s Tel Aviv, and the Neve Zedek neighborhood, Jaffa's first Jewish neighborhood, and the former Palestinian Arab neighborhood of Manshie which was completely destroyed after 1948 in order to ensure that Tel Aviv would develop as an essentially all-Jewish city. . . . .More

Coming Soon

Tours of Israel for Palestinians

Acting on the advice of of a colleague in Ramallah, ToursinEnglish.com will soon announce trips aimed at the summer visitors in the West Bank.
Many Palestinians from the USA and other countries visit Palestine every summer to spend time with relatives. These families are able to travel into Israel without permits since they do not hold Palestinian ID cards. They will be offered the opportunity to leave the Occupation for a day, enabling them to visit a settlement, learn about Israeli society and spend a few hours on the beach.
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Message from the Director

One of my highlights during the Spring was hiking in the West Bank. A group of hikers was trekking the Nativity Trail from Nazareth to Bethlehem and I joined them for a day, beginning at the Huwara Checkpoint at Nablus to the hilltop village of Duma just a little North-east of Ramallah. It was about 20 kilometers of fairly easy hiking. The was even a 72 year-old woman in the group who kept up with us fairly well.
En-route we passed through several villages and saw some beautiful vistas to the east, all the way to the the mountains of Jordan. The terrain was hilly with only a few steep slopes. We carried light day-packs and plenty of water, and had lunch at a shepherd's hut perched on the side of a hill. The experience prompted me to coordinate organized hikes with my colleagues at the Siraj Center and the Alternative Tourism Group. See you on the trail.
All the best,

Fred Schlomka

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