19 August 2017, Saturday. Discover Sebastia, Donkey Tour

An extraordinary way to explore Sebastia, this hike and donkey ride along the Ottoman Hijaz trail allows visitors to explore the ruins of ancient Sebastia. The old city of Sebastia is situated on a hilltop, and is home to several important archaeological sites dating back to the Canaanite, Hellenistic, Herodian, Roman and Byzantine periods.

A light traditional Palestinian meal will be offered before reaching the Old Sebastia.


Length: 7 km
Duration: 2 hours
Category: Easy


  • Lightweight walking boots
  • At least 3-4 liters of water and snacks for the walk
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Your camera

Rate: 250 NIS (70$)


  • An experienced local hiking guide
  • Donkey ride
  • Traditional light meal
  • Transportation from Beit Sahour to Sebastia and back


Meeting point: in front of Beit Sahour Municipality

Meeting time:   13:30

Approximate returning time:  21:00



Ride a donkey

Visit the old city of Sebastia 

Explore archaeological ruins


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