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Akko Opera in the Knights' Halls plus Museums

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 Savidor 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...

Included
  • Train - Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv – Akko and back. Valid until the last train of the booked day
  • This IsraelRail card is valid for the local Akko buses and train
  • 5 Museum Combined Ticket Old City Akko
  • Map of Old City Akko
  • Night at the Opera - Enjoy an Operatic Musical Journey at the Knights’ Halls
Not included
  • Meals
Meeting Point
Take the train from the Savidor Center 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 8:30am – 18:30pm 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.
Additional Info
Opera in the Knights' Halls Concert Dates
December 3 & 10
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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.

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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