Welcome to Hebron

Sadly, the common thread of belief has done little to improve relations between Muslims and Jews in Hebron (Al Khalil in Arabic), and the city has frequently been marred by religious violence.

Today, Hebron is unique in the West Bank in that Israeli settlers live in the very heart of the city, rather than on its outskirts, metres away from Palestinian homes and behind blast walls, barbed wire and thousands of heavily armed Israeli soldiers.

Hebron has been famous since antiquity for the leather, blown glass and hand-painted pottery made by its craftsmen.

Most visitors come to Hebron on a guided tour, but travellers wanting to explore on their own will find it an easy day trip from Bethlehem.

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$82 Day Trips & Excursions

Hebron Day Trip from Jerusalem with Israeli-Palestinian Sites

From the Abraham Hostel in central Jerusalem, take public transport two hours southwest to the city of Hebron, the second-largest Palestinian city after Gaza, nestled in the Judaean mountains. Since the early 20th century, Jewish and Arabic national movements have struggled to attain sovereignty for their people in this region of the Middle East. Hebron's population is split between Palestinians and Israelis living in two divided sectors: H1, controlled by Palestine, and the much smaller H2, administered by Israel.Your visit begins on the Israeli side of Hebron, onboard a bullet-proof bus, with your expert guide — an Israeli Jew — who provides a narrative of the cultural, religious and political tension from his people’s perspective.Arrive at the Jewish side of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, home to the symbolic tombs of Abraham and other biblical figures, all said to be buried in the cave beneath. Then tour Jewish settlements of the city to see important landmarks such as the Avraham Avinu synagogue, the hilltop Tel Rumeida archaeological site, the Shavei Hevron Yeshiva community center, and the Beit Hadassah museum.After you part with your Israeli guide, cross over into H1 to meet your Palestinian guide for the second portion of your tour. Opt for lunch on your own, or in a friendly Palestinian family’s house. Enjoy rooftop views of the city as the home-cooked meal is prepared. Reconvene to tour the bustling city center. With the help of your guide, speak with locals to learn about the difficult conditions of Palestinians living near Jewish settlements. You'll also visit the Muslim side of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, known as the Ibrahimi Mosque (Abraham Mosque).Relax on the drive back to Jerusalem in the evening.

$31 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hebron Walking Tour

Whether you're already in Hebron or you arrive by car, bus, or service (shared taxi), we will arrange to pick you up at a time and location of your convenience and bring you to our center, where we start our walking tour with an introduction to the history and current situation in Hebron (45 mins-1 hour). Then we head off to visit some local centers, including a recreational center and a youth organization, and continue our journey to Al-Shuhada Street to see the Israeli controlled area H2 (1-1.5 hour). Crossing into the Palestinian controlled area H1 to see the bustling New City of Hebron and wander through the souq and alleys of the Old City, you'll have the opportunity to speak to Palestinian shopkeepers and families, shop, eat the local delicacies, and visit a traditional glass factory and sesame press (1 hour). We end our tour with a visit to a ceramic factory and the burial site of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah, where you can enter and visit both the Palestinian side (the Ibrahimi Mosque) and the Israeli side (the Cave of the Machpelah) (30-45 mins).Our tour provides a historical and cultural overview of Hebron, and an insight into the reality of life here. We invite to you to learn more about Palestine in general and Hebron in particular, with the guidance of an experienced and qualified local guide who is eager to share his knowledge and answer any questions you may have. We specialize in small, intimate tours catered to each group's interests, so each walking tour is unique and ranges between 3-5 hours. Whether you're flying solo or with a group, we invite you to come discover Hebron with us!We can also arrange to visit a local refugee camp by request.*Please note that the above itinerary order is subject to change depending on guest arrival location.

$78 Cultural & Theme Tours

Palestine Experience

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank.Duration: 1 dayStop At: Cave of the Patriarchs, Hebron, West Bank.Duration: 1 day

$400 Private & Custom Tours

Hebron and Bethlehem Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Discover Palestine, Bethlehem, West BankMeet your guide at Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint from Bethlehem side.Stop At: Cave of the Patriarchs, Hebron, West BankDrive to Hebron and walk in the Old City of Hebron (UNESCO Heritage Site). Visit the Abraham Mosque, known as the Tomb of the Patriarchs.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hebron Glass & Ceramics, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictVisit a local handicraft glass and pottery workshop to learn how it is made. Hebron Glass and Pottery is a traditional handicraft very well known in Hebron.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Shepherd's Sanctuary, Beit Sahour, West BankVisit the Shepherd's Field Chapel, the place where the angel Gabriel first announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Church of NativityDrive back to Bethlehem. Time for optional traditional Humus and Falafel lunch in a local restaurant (Lunch not included). Visit the Nativity Church, Birthplace of Jesus (UNESCO Site), visit Saint Catherine Church. Saint Jerome Cave, Milk Grotto Church.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory, Bethlehem, West BankVisit a local olive wood workshop to learn about the olive wood production in Bethlehem which the most famous handicraft in Bethlehem.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Walled Off HotelSee the separation wall and the graffiti of Banksy. Witness how the wall affects the lives of the locals. Visit The Walled Off Hotel "Banksy Official Hotel in Bethlehem".End of the tour at Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint or your hotel in Bethlehem.Duration: 40 minutes