There is a magical quality about the Old City of Jerusalem
that does not exist anywhere else in the world.
Masada – Ein Gedi – Qumran - Dead Sea
Trip to the Dead Sea area. including visits to Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran and the beach.
The tour can be organized as day trip, leaving in the morning, or as sunrise
tour, leaving at night to climb Masada for the sunrise.
Western Wall of Jerusalem. It is a spiritually important site of worldwide
significance for three religions—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
Our Political Tours
Jerusalem Political Tour
Tour to one of the Refugee camps
Jerusalem Political Tour & Ramallah
Our Touristic Tours
Masada Qumran Dead Sea
Old city of Jerusalem
Tour to Bethlehem City & Surroundings
“Beautiful Palestinian History”
This hotel is an absolute gem. The garden restaurant is a lovely place to sit and relax after a hectic day or trip in from elsewhere. The gentleman who runs the hotel is accomodating, kind, and very attentive. The rooms are magical- gives you a sense of the old, stone, traditional Palestinian homes that would have been there for hundreds of years. We didn't know abotu the Political tours that are posted in the restaurant in time to enjoy one, but it is a good alternative way to see the city and even locations farther afield. My father has been living in the West Bank for a year, and this is his favorite place in the city. Stay here, you'll be happy you did.
We went on a political tour of Jerusalem with Abu Hassan - it was exceptional and therefore highly recommended. His tour company - Alternative Tours organises tours which leave from the hotel.
It is easy to come to Jerusalem and just see the usual touristed places. However it is great to hear the other side of the story and visit towns in the West Bank like Ramallah. Abu Hassan was very informative and his tour was great value.
Full marks to the hotel for being so accommodating AND the tour made our stay in Jerusalem special.
“A must to do: alternative tours to see the reality!”
"Alternative tours" propose political and cultural tours in Jerusalem and Palestinian territories (affordable price compared to others/small groups). Abuhassan is fully aware of the situation.
They provide clear explanations of the situation and will open your eyes and your mind on the situation and real life of people living there. You will see how the "separation wall" is an excuse to separate palestinian areas and take more lands from Palestinian.
You can visit Israel only without seeing anything from this crual reality. That is why everyone who go there must do this tour, at least to see both sides...
operates since 1997 from the Jerusalem Hotel (Nablus Road, a three-minute walk from Damascus Gate or the American Colony Hotel respectively). It offers the interested traveler a unique experience to get to know Palestinian people and places and gain a better understanding of the politics and hardships Palestinians are exposed to in their daily lives.
Alternative Tours & Transportation
Alternative Tours & Transportation
Our political tours safely take you to sites in and around Jerusalem as well as further into the West Bank (e.g., Hebron, Jericho, Nablus, and Qalqilya). The tours provide information about the situation on the ground and facilitate encounters with local people and institutions.
Other, more touristic tours we offer include: Bethlehem, Dead Sea (Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea, and Nazareth-Tiberias-Sea of Galilee).
Abu Hasan - thank you for the great tour. It was way beyond our expectations. You are definitely - as you said - not a tour guide but a great advocate for Palestine. May your wish come true one day ! ...