Recommendations for a 1-day tour of Old Acre

Recommendations for a 1-day tour of Old Acre

 

9am   - Arrival to the Visitors Center in the Festival Gardens
9am-9:15am   - Screening of a short film (8 min) on Acre
9:15am-12pm   
- Electronic guided tour of the following sites:
 
  1. The Crusader Fortress in the Hospitaller Quarter (Knights' Halls), one of the largest fortresses to be discovered in the world
  2. The Turkish Bath – The Story of the Last Bath Attendant. This is a multimedia show that brings to life the hamam experience through the eyes of the bath attendant and describes the Ottoman history of the City of Acre.
  3. The Avshalom Okashi Museum of Modern Art
  4. The Ramchal Synagogue (a small ancient synagogue in the Old City)
  5. The Templars' Tunnel – an underground tour of Acre from East to West with a wooden walkway over flowing water and a multimedia display screened on the walls
 
12pm-12:45pm   - Tour of the breathtaking, colorful oriental market selling spices, fish, gifts and an array of exotic surprises. 
12:45pm-1:30pm   - Lunch
1:30pm-2:30pm   - Visit to the "Treasures in the Wall" Ethnography Museum 
2:30pm-4pm   - Visit to the Museum of the Underground Prisoners
4pm-5pm   - Visit to the "Or Torah" Synagogue, an elegant synagogue featuring 4 floors covered with mosaics from top to bottom and unique stained-glass windows telling the story of the Jewish people. 

                                                   


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