Akko Old City Day Tour plus Market Tasting

From Tel Aviv

Plus
Per person$79

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take the IsraelRail train along the Mediterranean Coast
  • Visit the famous Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls)
  • Listen to the stories inside the Turkish Bath – Hamam
  • Follow the 150 meters through the Templars’ Tunnel
  • Stroll around the Old Akko market
  • See the art in the Okashi Museum
  • Treasures in the Walls Museum
  • Old Akko Market Tastings

DESCRIPTION

Begin your day at the Tel Aviv Hahagana train station and receive your travel itinerary packet from our IsraelRail representative. From here you are ready to go!
Ride like the locals from Tel Aviv along the Mediterranean coast to one of the most ancient cities in Israel: the Old City of Akko. The train ride is a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

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. You will find the traces of a great many nations and religious movements ranging from the Canaanites, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Mamluks, the Turks and the British.

The Old Akko Market is authentic and holds some of the oldest secrets in Akko. We prepared for you a map and 4 local foods to taste, just follow the map through the market and taste some of the local cuisines. Exchange the part of the card for the specific dish of your choice.

What’s included

train

Train

Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv – Akko
Valid until the last train of the booked day

local-transportation

Public Transportation

Valid in Akko
This IsraelRail card is valid for the local Akko buses and train

Combined Ticket Old City Akko

Including the Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls), the Turkish Bath, the Templars’ Tunnel, the Okashi Museum, & the Treasures in the Walls Museum. Some of the museums provide a free audio guide

Old Akko Market

Taste four unique dishes in the Old Akko Market

Travel Itinerary Packet

Itinerary and map of Akko

10 hours
1-99
Availability

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Bus #13, departing every 15 minutes 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.

Tip

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

Meeting Point

Take the train from the Hahagana train station to the Akko station and continue to the Akko Visitor Center reception desk where you can collect your Museum Pass. Visitors Center is open from 8:30 – 18:30 at Weizman St 1, Old City Akko

Dropoff Point

Bus #3, departing every 15 minutes takes you from the Old City to the Akko train station and is free with your IsraelRail Card.

Itinerary

Hahagana Train Station
Start at the Tel-Aviv Hahagana Train Station

Meet a local representative of IsraelRail and collect your travel itinerary packet which includes your itinerary, the IsraelRail card and a map

Akko
Take the train to Akko Station

Ride like the locals from Tel-Aviv and enjoy the Mediterranean coastal view

Arrive at the Akko Station

Exit the station and walk left to the nearby bus stop #13

Bus in akko
Take Bus #13 to Old City Akko

The bus departs every 15 minutes and is a short 5-7 minute ride to the Old City of Akko

Visitor Center Akko
Arrive at the Akko Visitor Center

Exchange your voucher for the Combined Museum Ticket

Akko Signs
Visit the Museums at your own pace

We suggest the following order  (1) Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls), (2) Turkish Bath, (3) Time at the market, (4) Templar Tunnels, (5) + (6) If time allows visit the Okashi Museum and the Treasures in the Walls Museum

Food Tastings in the Old Akko Market

Stroll through the market and taste the authentic Akko cuisine, and leave time for tea or coffee!

Tel Aviv City
Heading back to Tel Aviv

The train leaves Akko station to Tel Aviv approximately every 20 minutes, late into the evening

ADDITIONAL INFO

The Akko Visitor Center reception desk is where you collect your Museum Combination Ticket.
Open from 8:30 – 18:30 (Summer from 1.4) 08:30 – 17:00 (Winter from 1.11)

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

The Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls)
8:30 – 19:00 (Summer)
08:30a – 17:30 (Winter)
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, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.) Each visitor is requested to leave an identifying document, which will be returned at the end of the visit.
45-60 minutes

Turkish Bath
9:00 – 19:30 (Summer)
09:00 – 18:00 (Winter)
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, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian.) Each visitor is requested to leave an identifying document, which will be returned at the end of the visit.
25 minutes

Templars’ Tunnel
9:30 – 19:30 (Summer)
09:30 – 18:00 (Winter)
10-25 minutes

Okashi Art Museum
9:30 – 19:00 (Summer)
09:30 – 17:30 (Winter)
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
10:00 – 17:00 (Summer)
10:00 – 17:00 (Winter)
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 for other places to visit:

Ramchal Synagogue
9:30 – 18:00 (Summer)
09:30 – 17:00 (Winter)
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.

The Underground Prisoners Museum
8:30 – 16:30
Free entrance
During the British Mandate, the citadel served as the main prison for the north of Israel.


Old Acre Market – TASTING CARD

A self-guided tour in the market can be done at your own time
and pace. Each card includes 4 different tastings in the Old Akko market.

Hours of the Market: 09: 00-16:00

*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.

Cancellation Policy
Any cancellation prior to 48 hours 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!


Train Station Security Checks

Entry to all train stations is subject to a personal baggage check.

Every station entrance is manned by security guards who operate in accordance with Israel Police guidelines and are committed to upholding your dignity and safety during the security check.

Please be aware that lines may develop at the security check stations during peak hours in the morning and afternoon/evening (6:00-9:00 and 15:00-19:00), so it is important that you arrive sometime prior to your train’s departure.

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