Nablus is one of the oldest cities in the World. The original name of Nablus “Shechem” was given by the Canaanites 9000 years ago. Later the city was recalled “Neapolis” by the Roman Emperor Titus. Today, Nablus is the largest city in the West Bank and has a rich and long history. It has many significance sites for the three monotheistic faiths, as well as for the Samaritans, whose religion is based on the Torah.

Click on a program below to view details.

PACE logo 
TimeActivity
9:00 Beginning of tour at the PACE office - Ramallah: Literature distribution and introduction.
9:00 – 10:00Drive to Nablus, with a short stop at the village of Luban and settlement of Maale Lavona to discuss modes of settling the hill country of Palestine in the past and present.
10:15 - 11:00Jacob’s Well: The Greek Orthodox Church was first built in AD 380 (Byzantine period). The water of the well inside the church is believed to have supernatural healing qualities.
11:00-11:30Joseph’s tomb: Like Jacob's Well, this historic site has in recent years been the subject of fierce conflict between the people of the village and camp of Balata and the Jewish settlers in the region.
11:30 -12:00Tell Balata (Shechem): Tell Balata is the ancient Canaanite city of Shechem, whose ruins from the Middle Bronze Age and later periods are the best preserved city from this period today.
12:00 – 01:00Tour of The Old City of Nablus: Highlights: The Muftaheen Soap Factory (Mideval Khan "Caravan Sarai), Souk’ Al-Qasabah (Oriental Market).
01:00 – 2.00Lunch: Zait O Zatar Restaurant (Al Yasmin) in the Old City.
2:00 – 2:30Continue tour of Old Nablus: Grand Mosque “jami’ al-Kabir”, An-Nasr Mosque, Clock tower, Kunafah workshop, Turkish Bath.
2:45 – 4:00Visit the Samaritan Community compound at Mount Gerizim, and if time permits visit the Samaritan museum, temple, sacrificial ground.
4:00 – 5:00Return to Ramallah.
5:00 P.M. End of tour at PACE office.
5:00 P.M.End of tour at PACE office.

 

PACE logo 
TimeActivity
8:00 - 9:00 Beginning of the tour Al-Bireh:
Literature distribution and introduction. Drive to Nablus via Surda, Abu Qash, Birzeit, Uyun al-Haramieh, Sinjil, Turmus Aia, Shilo, Luban, Zatara Junction, Hiwara and Balata.
9:00 - 10:00 Jacob’s Well:
The Greek Orthodox Church was first built in AD 380 (Byzantine period).
The water of the well inside the church is believed to have supernatural healing qualities.
10:00 - 10:30 Joseph’s tomb: Like Jacob's Well, this historic site has in recent years been the subject of fierce conflict between the people of the village and camp of Balata and the Jewish settlers in the region.
10:30 - 11:30 Tell Balata (Shechem):
Tell Balata is the ancient Canaanite city of Shechem, whose ruins from the Middle Bronze Age and later periods are the best preserved city from this period today.
11:30 - 13:00 Tour The Old City of Nablus:
Highlights: The Muftaheen Soap Factory (Mideval Khan "Caravan Sarai"), Souk’ Al-Qasabah (Oriental Market), Grand Mosque “jami’ al- Kabir”, An-Nasr Mosque, Ottoman Clock Tower, al-Aqsa Kunafa workshop, Turkish Bath.
13:00 - 13:45 Light lunch at Zait U Zatar Restaurant in the old city.
14:00 - 15:00 Tour Mount Gerizim and the Samaritan Community:
Visit the Samaritan Musum and listen to a presentation by priest Husni al-Kahen. About 300 Samaritans live in Nablus on the holy Mountain of Gerizim. The present synagogue of the Samaritans treasure the world’s oldest Torah scroll ‘the Pentateuch’.
15:00 - 16:00Drive back & end of tour.

Jacob's Well, Joseph's tomb, Tell Balata (shechem), The Old City of Nablus, Mount Gerizim, Samaritan Community.

 

back to Sunday Tours' page

soap

For questions and further information please contact PACE:

Tel:   +970 2240 7611 / +972 2240 7611  | Mobile: 059-2370080 / 056-9648221  |    E-mail: info@pace.ps