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Ramla: From the dawn of Islam to local Christmas vibes

139 NIS
Per person
139 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:09:00

Completion Time: 13:15

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Trip Type:Urban


Halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv is the city of Ramla. During the Middle Ages, Ramla was one of a handful of capital cities in the early years of Islam and became a major center of Levantine culture and trade. Today, it is definitely one of most exciting places you have yet to experience.

And the best part is that it’s situated halfway between the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It’s also a great way to get into the Christmas season with its Christmas market and holiday atmosphere!

Join us as we eat and drink our way through the city, discovering the city’s special role in the early days of Islam, its mix of vibrant cultures and wonderful flavours from across the globe. Our visit will include the White Tower / Mosque, Arched Pools, Franciscan Church, local Souq (Shuk) and other secrets along the way.

After the trip, you can explore the Christmas market and eat with us at one of our favorite local spots.

This is a Friday morning trip to Ramla in which we will explore the city’s special history and abundance of culinary delights. We will meet in the President’s Garden at 09:00. There are buses and sheruts from Tel Aviv that drop you off 5 minutes walking from the location point. You can also arrive by train from Tel Aviv (sometimes you must change briefly in Lod – beware of new train regulations due to COVID 19).

Buses also run frequently from Jerusalem (and in between). Make sure you check the timetables carefully since there is sometimes construction on the train tracks on Friday (as of this event being published the trains are running on Friday)

The trip includes the following:

-Culinary tastings

-Entrance fees

-Fully guided tour


  • Transportation NOT included – We will meet in the President’s Garden (see map included) next to the Souq.

Whats Included

Culinary tastings + Coffee

Guided visit of local historical sites and entrance to sites

White Tower

Arched Pools

White Mosque

Franciscan Church

Whats Not Included


Anything not listed above

Whats Not Included


Anything not listed above


We will meet at 09:00 at the President’s Garden.

The tour will be fully conducted on foot

The tour will end around 13:00 – Shabbat friendly

What To Bring

Comfortable shoes for walking

Modest dress for holy sites


Terms And Conditions


All participants are required to adhere to the guidelines regarding COVID 19 as set by the Israeli Ministry of Health during the the trip

This trip requires suitable footwear for walking

* 1.5 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen is required

* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health. 


*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit  fee. This fee is 50 NIS

*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.

*** Between seven and three days prior to the trip, participants can cancel their ticket and get a full refund less the deposit fee

*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip

*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).

*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.

*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfil the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.

*** Price includes tour guide, site entrances, culinary tasting ***

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.


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