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Ancient City of Akko Museum and Culinary Experience from Tel Aviv by Train

Highlights
  • Local Israelrail Train - along the Mediterranean Coast
  • Old Akko Market Tasting Card
  • Museum Pass
  • Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls)
  • Turkish Bath
  • Templars’ Tunnel
  • Okashi Museum
  • Treasures in the Walls Museum
  • Taste some local sweets with the Market Tasting Card
Description
Visiting Akko is a journey to a glorious past and a one-of-a-kind experience. The city's fascinating historical heritage, a rare blend of East and West, authentic glimpses from the past, and unique mix of religious beliefs and remnants from different cultures, have all turned Akko into one of the most vital Ancient World cities. 

On this tour, you will get to ride like the locals from the Savidor train station in Tel Aviv, along the Mediterranean coast to one of the most ancient cities in Israel: the Old City of Akko. 

While using the train, enjoy the scenery and pass by the morning traffic jam. The train ride is in total 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Bus #13 takes you into the Old city in about 5-7 minutes and is free with your Israelrail Card. 
Alternatively a taxi is about 20 NIS and if you are feeling up for it, the Old City of Akko is a 20 minute walk from the train station. 

The Akko Visitor Center reception desk is where you can collect your Museum Pass + the Market Tasting Card.
Open from 8:30am - 18:30pm


                               MARKET TASTING CARD

                   
A self-guided tour in the market you can take at your own time
and pace. The cards include 4 different tastings in the market and are
accompanied by an audio guide you can play on your smartphone (data
service required).
           
Old Acre Market
09: 00-16:00 PM
*Closed according to Muslim holidays and festivals, please check in advance

The
Market Tasting Card allows for 4 tastings in the vibrant market:
Choose between
1.
Hummus or Shawarma
2.Traditional local baked pita or fresh falafel balls with tahini
3. Fresh
coffee/mint tea or freshly squeezed juice
4. A taste of
knafeh or 3 Baklavas from Kashash Sweets

The Market Tasting Card is included in each purchased ticket.
Children 5 and under are free to ride on the train and receive free entrance at all museums in Akko but will not receive a Market Tasting Card.



                               AKKO SUMMER HOURS

                              
The Museum Pass grants access to 5 of Akko's most interesting historical museums:

The Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls)
8:30am – 19:00pm
Free audio guide
As part of the service, individuals are provided with an audio guide in their language of choice. (Hebrew, Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese) To this end, the visitor is requested to leave an identifying document, which will be returned at the end of the visit.
45-60 minutes


Turkish Bath
9:00am – 19:30pm
Free audio guide
As part of the service, individuals are provided with an audio guide in their language of choice. (Hebrew, Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese) To this end, the visitor is requested to leave an identifying document, which will be returned at the end of the visit.

25 minutes


Templars’ Tunnel
9:30am – 19:30pm
10-25 minutes


Okashi Art Museum
9:30am – 19:00pm
Featuring rotating exhibitions of Israeli art alongside a permanent exhibit of the works of the late artist, Avshalom Okashi (1916-1980)


Treasures in the Walls
10:00am – 17:00 PM
The hundreds of items displayed in the museum enable its visitors to get acquainted with the traditional craftsmen who worked in the markets, the spectacular furniture of the city’s well-to-do and the fabric of life in a city that was a unique meeting place of art and religion.



Suggestions of other places to visit:

Ramchal Synagogue
9:30am – 18:00pm
Free entrance
The Ramchal Synagogue named after the Rabbi known as the Ramchal who lived in Acre from 1743 to 1747


El-Jazzar Mosque
Opening hours change according to prayer times
10 NIS entrance fee
This is Israel’s largest mosque outside of Jerusalem and the largest one among the mosques built in Israel during the Turkish period



In cooperation with

OLD AKKO – ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCE
Included
  • Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv – Akko and back. Valid until the last train of the booked day
  • Combined Ticket Old City Akko - including the Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls), the Templars’ Tunnel, the Turkish Bath, the Okashi Museum, & the Treasures in the Walls Museum and some of the museums provide a free audio guide
  • Map of Akko
  • Market Tasting Card
Not included
  • Transportation to the Tel-Aviv Savidor train station
Meeting Point
Tel-Aviv Savidor train station to exchange your voucher for your travel itinerary packet
Dropoff Point
The last train leaves from the Akko station to Tel Aviv at 21:30
Additional Info
Our IsraRail local representative will be at the Savidor station from 07:30 AM to 09:30
Arrival to Tel-Aviv Savidor station in order to exchange your voucher should be at least 45 minutes before train departure time

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring a hat to protect against the sun & drink lots of water in the summer months

Traveling back to Tel-Aviv:
The train leaves from the Akko station every 30 minutes
The last train time changes from day to day - please check here: https://www.rail.co.il/en

CANCELLATION POLICY
Any cancellation prior to 48 hours advance of travel date will incur a fee of $10 USD for the refund procedure.
Upon notice 48 hours advance of departure - the trip is non-refundable!

In cooperation with:
Israel Railways, Old Akko & Nazareth Development Company Ltd., and Yalla Basta