Akko Opera in the Knights’ Halls plus Museums

From Tel Aviv

Plus
Per person$79

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take the IsraelRail train along the Mediterranean Coast
  • Enjoy a night of opera in the 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

DESCRIPTION

Start your day at the Tel Aviv Hahagana train station and receive your travel itinerary packet from our IsraelRail representative and you are set 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.

After having visited the highlights of the Old City, enjoy an operatic musical journey in the pampering acoustics of the Knights Halls in Old Akko. Unique adaptations to Baroque pearls, Opera Arias, folk songs and favorite songs by Bjork, the Modi Blues, The Beatles, Queen, Shlomo Gronich, Matti Caspi and more…

2020 DATES AVAILABLE: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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

Travel Itinerary Packet

Itinerary and map of Akko

Night at the Opera

Enjoy an Operatic Musical Journey at the Knights’ Halls

10 hours
1-45
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Save the visit to the Hospitaller Citadel Knights’ Halls for last, just before the opera! Open from 19:30 – 20:30 for reception cocktail and self-tour of the halls

Tip

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.

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
Open from 8:30 am – 18:30 pm 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

Akko Bus Stop 13
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

Templars' Tunnel Akko-Acre
Visit the Museums at your own pace

We suggest the following order  (1) Turkish Bath, (2) Time at the market, (3) Templar Tunnels, (4) + (5) If time allows visit the Okashi Museum and the Treasures in the Walls Museum.  Take some time to stroll around the Old City Akko Market.

Save the Hospitaller Citadel (Knights’ Halls) for last, just before the opera!

Dinner in the Old City

Here are a couple recommendations for dinner in Akko before the Opera:

Uri Buri – located at Ha-Hagana St, Acre, Israel
This is a upscale fish restaurant right on the Mediterranean Sea

Roots – located next to the visitor center at Weizman St 1, Acre, Israel
This is one of the only kosher restaurants in the Old City and a great option!

Opera Akko
Night at the Opera

Enjoy an Operatic Musical Journey at the Knights’ Halls in the Old City of Akko. 
19:30-20:30 Reception cocktail hour
and self-tour of the halls. 
20:30 Concert begins

Tel Aviv Allenby
Heading back to Tel Aviv

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

ADDITIONAL INFO

Opera 2020 in the Knights’ Halls Concert Dates
December 10
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Opera 2021 in the Knights’ Halls Concert Dates
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 22, 29
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

19:30-20:30 Reception Cocktail  and an evening self-tour of the Halls
20:30 Concert “From Baroque to Bjork”
Tal Ganor-Soprano, Anat Czarny-Mezzo Soprano,
Tali Ketzef-Soprano, Marina Fradin-Harp,
Ethan Schmeisser-Keyboards, Ben Shibolet-Cello

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

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

Turkish Bath
9:00am – 19:30pm (Summer)
09:00am – 18:00pm (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
9:30am – 19:30pm (Summer)
09:30am – 18:00pm (Winter)
10-25 minutes

Okashi Art Museum
9:30am – 19:00pm (Summer)
09:30am – 17:30pm (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
10:00am – 17:00 PM (Summer)
10:00 am – 17:00 pm(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
9:30am – 18:00pm (Summer)
09:30 am – 17:00 pm (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
8:30am – 16:30pm
Free entrance
During the British Mandate, the citadel served as the main prison for the north of Israel.

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 (6:00am-9:00am and 15:00-19:00), so it is important that you arrive sometime prior to your train’s departure.

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