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Samaritan Experience (Traditions, History and Food) provided by Samaritan Experience

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Samaritan Experience (Traditions, History and Food)

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Overview
The Samaritans are a small, ancient tribe living on Mount Gerizim in the middle of the Holy Land, many people know the expression “Good Samaritan” that comes from the Bible story, but most people don't know that the Samaritans were actually once a nation, they trace back themselves to ancient Israelites over 3650 years ago. Thousands of tourists from all over the world come to meet the Samaritans and learn about their history, and traditions on Mount Gerizim. We offer you an experience you will never forget, this is the closest you can get to touch the heart of the holy land, not many people know about the Samaritan culture, and we want to change that, because we believe it is a unique story here in the middle east, since the Samaritans are the only holders of both Israeli and Palestinian Nationalities, Our tour guide Abdallah Cohen is one of the Samaritans who live on the sacred mountain he is very passionate about his work and will happily share the Samaritan traditions with you.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jabal at Tur
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Mount Gerizim Site (Mount of Blessing)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Albader Soap Factory
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Jabal at Tur
    Jabal at Tur, Har Brakha
    You can search in Waze or Moovit apps: Samaritan Museum, Mount Gerizim
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Important Information
Departure Point
Jabal at Tur, Har Brakha
Duration
6–8 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Tour guide is also the driver.
  • Entry/Admission - The Samaritan Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Gerizim Site (Mount of Blessing)
  • Entry/Admission - Jacob's Well
Exclusions
  • Pick up and return from/to any hotel in Tel Aviv-Yafo/Jerusalem/Betlehem (40$ fee for one group)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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David Ha'ivri 🇮🇱 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Israel191 contributions49 helpful votes
I have brought many guests to visit with the Samaritans on Mount Gerizim. Their story, history and culture is fascinating. Abood Cohen is a great host. He is very knowledgeable and has an excellent command of the English language. The special standing of the Samaritan people in
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Response from aboodcohens, Owner at Samaritan Experience (Traditions, History and Food)
Responded Jan. 28, 2020
Thank you very much for the review, David! we are always happy to see you here :)
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Brian K wrote a review Dec. 2019
NYC3 contributions10 helpful votes
The Samaritans are both Palestinians and Israelis, an ancient people that transcend the categories of the conflict. They were once one of the most populous nations in the region, now there less than a thousand people. Anyone interested in the history of Judaism, Christianity,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from aboodcohens, Owner at Samaritan Experience (Traditions, History and Food)
Responded Jan. 25, 2020
Thank you so much for your time to review the tour, it inspires us to continue to work harder to make it even better! had the pleasure to show you guys around <3
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Joseph A wrote a review Nov. 2019
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution3 helpful votes
The day in Samaria (Mt. Gerizim and Nablus (West Bank) was the high point of our Israeli trip. We were able to encounter OT Biblical times through the ongoing traditions practiced even today by the Samaritan community. We saw a very nice museum and worship center on top of
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from aboodcohens, Owner at Samaritan Experience (Traditions, History and Food)
Responded Jan. 25, 2020
Thank you for your positive review! we had the joy to show you guys around! hope to meet you in future tours :)
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Lynn Walker wrote a review Oct. 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve been to Israel on six different occasions, and didn’t realize until this last visit, that there’s one area that I totally missed out on by not visiting. On my recent visit, I went on the “Samarian Experience”, and was totally amazed by what I learned and felt. Like most
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from aboodcohens, Manager at Samaritan Experience (Traditions, History and Food)
Responded Dec. 21, 2019
Thank you for joining our tours! we are very glad you enjoyed the experience, hope to see you in future tours :)
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Mrs Ma wrote a review Sep. 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I had a great time with Abood and his friend Breeto who took us to Jacob's well, the Holy Mount Gerizim and met with his grandpa who is the High priest and enjoyed delicious Samaritan snack prepared by grandma. They made us feel at home. The view from the top of Mount Gerizim
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from aboodcohens, Owner at Samaritan Experience (Traditions, History and Food)
Responded Sep. 17, 2019
Thank you for coming we surely had a pleasure showing you around, thanks for the wishes <3
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Vibrant and moving between the two mountains this is a fun town. Don’t miss the market. It’s incredible.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic
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