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Tiberias modern history of a peripheral town - free driven tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Yael
Registered on September 27, 2022

Hi, I'm Yael and I live in Tiberias, Originally from Tel Aviv and born in the USA. I am 10th generation in Israel. My family came to the region in the late 18th century.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Follow the modern day history of Tiberias as it was shaped by waves of immigrants arriving following the establishment of the state of Israel. See how this little peripheral town grew from the shores of the Sea of Galilee, 200 meters below sea level, climbing up to the top of the ridge. You’ll hear of the challenges, successes and failures of settling newly arrived immigrants and refugees through the decades to present day and how this has shaped buildings and architecture as well as the social fabric. On the way we’ll enjoy the fabulous panoramic view of the lake and the Golan Heights. 

This is a driven tour in your own car. We’ll be stopping at various points and locations on our route. You’ll need to leave one place in the car for me as your guide.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Ha-Banim St 27, Tiberias, Israel
    Ha-Banim St 27, Tiberias, Israel
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    I will be sitting on a green metal public bench on Habanim street, near the corner of Hakishon street

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    Outside visit
    Ha-Banim Street 27

    Meeting point

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Sea level

    Panoramic view

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Gimel neighborhood

    Absorbing refugees in the early 50s

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Daled neighborhood absorbing refugees and immigrants from North Africa in the mid 1950s
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Shazar st

    The new ultra orthodox neighborhoods

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Mordot neighborhood, Shaked st.

    Absorption and expansion in the 80s & 90s

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Switzerland Forest

    Fabulous panoramic view of Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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