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Jerusalem: Meet the Ultra-Orthodox Jews Tour

1. Jerusalem: Meet the Ultra-Orthodox Jews Tour

Visit a traditional neighborhood, which isn’t typically visited by tourists, giving you the opportunity to remove the veil of a culture that most people have only observed from the outside. The tour is guided by a member of the local ultra-Orthodox community, who will take you for a walk around the streets of a nearby ultra-Orthodox neighborhood. Along the way, your guide will point out many significant religious symbols, customs and sites. You will also be shown places such as a bookstore, music store, restaurant, typical bakery, clothes shop, synagogue, Yeshiva, and more to get an insight into the communities daily lives. Note that some of these places won’t be possible to enter as it’s forbidden by the local community, so you’ll get a glimpse from the outside with explanations from your guide. During the tour you are encouraged to have a discussion and ask your guide questions. You will discuss various issues related to this community’s life; such as marriage, the role of women in their society, media, charity, Kosher food and phones, Sabbath and holidays, as well as the current place this sector plays in modern Israeli society, demonstrating the very interesting narrative of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish people in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem: Customized Tour with a Local Guide

2. Jerusalem: Customized Tour with a Local Guide

Explore Jerusalem with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the information that will help you make the most of your trip. Get to know Jerusalem through the eyes of a Lokafyer on a 2 to 6-hour private tour. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out on the tour to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. During the walking tour there will be the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city. Please inform the tour operator if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

Jerusalem: Machane Yehuda Market Food Tour with 6 Tastings

3. Jerusalem: Machane Yehuda Market Food Tour with 6 Tastings

Visit the Machne Yahuda Market and immerse yourself in the culture and gastronomy of Israel. Enjoy customized stops along the way, sample typical food, and learn the local customs from your guide. With more than a million visitors each year, Machne Yehuda is the most toured market in Israel, and for a good reason. It represents the cultural and culinary variety of Israel in an authentic vibrancy, which creates a mosaic of scents, sounds, and flavors. The stalls and alleyways are interspersed with fascinating stories, which are the foundation of the abundance and grace which characterize the market. Visit hand-picked culinary stops which serve as a full course meal.

Jerusalem: Guided Walking Tour of the Old City

4. Jerusalem: Guided Walking Tour of the Old City

Starting from Jaffa Gate of the Old City, we’ll step back into time and walk through the different Quarters of the Old City. Taking in the indescribable energy that every corner presents, we’ll visit the sites most holy to all three religions. To Jews, King David’s Tomb and the Western (Wailing) Wall, the last remains of the Jewish Temple which stood here thousands of year ago. To Muslims, the site where the Prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven, the Dome of the Rock, as well as the beautiful Al Aqsa Mosque. And to Christians, the Via Dolorosa along which Christ walked with his own cross to his crucifixion, and the room of the last supper, as well as venturing inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre! Biblical stories will be put into context as you stand in the place where they took place whilst learning about the 5 Pillars of Islam, the foundation of the Jewish nation and the discovery of the True Cross, to name a few.

From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Jerusalem 3-Hour Walking Tour

5. From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Jerusalem 3-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the major attractions of the Old City of Jerusalem on this half-day walking tour. Offered every day, with guaranteed departures, this comprehensive tour will offer a memorable and insightful combination of the city’s highlights in one morning of touring. The walking tour will visit highlights including the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall. One of the holiest cities, important to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this highlights of Jerusalem walking tour is one of the best ways to see the four quarters of the city and major attractions with a knowledgeable and licensed guide. The tour ends in Jerusalem, but there is a pickup option for customers staying in Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem: Guided Culinary Tour of Mahane Yehuda Market

6. Jerusalem: Guided Culinary Tour of Mahane Yehuda Market

Experience the abundance of the "shuk", as you explore the open Mahane Yehuda Market while receiving good food and a lively atmosphere. The tour winds through the colorful streets of the market and the history that shaped it, as the story of the neighborhood and its famed marketplace unfolds.  Throughout your tour, you will have the chance to stop and taste some of the offerings of the most interesting stands of the market. You can speak with the merchants and hear some of the fascinating and fun stories that have become a part of the unique history of the Machane Yehuda community. The tour will also include a short excursion to the nearby Nachlaot neighborhood, where you will hear the unique story of the area. A short break will be held under the famous, and still fruitful, “berry tree”, which is mentioned in Yossi Banai's song. Some of the best bites along the way are: spices, traditional baked goods, Jerusalem-style tahini and halva, health drinks and natural healing products, famous Jerusalem Rogalach, and authentic Jerusalem humus.

Jerusalem: Old City Private Walking Tour of Religious Sites

7. Jerusalem: Old City Private Walking Tour of Religious Sites

Discover over 3,000 years of history in Jerusalem's Old City on this private walking tour. Visit sites such as Golgotha and Mount Zion and learn about the people who shaped ancient history. Meet your guide at the Jaffa Gate and start your tour at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Discover more about the site and its poignance for Christians. Pilgrims from all over the world visit the church. Follow the Via Dolorosa on your way to the Western Wall. Marvel at what remains of the temple built by King Herod then walk up to the Temple Mount. Admire the exteriors of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Learn about the importance of these sites to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Walk to Mount Zion where the tomb of King David stands. Nearby, find the room where the Last Supper was supposed to have been held. Admire the Abbey of the Dormition and its towering architecture. The tour ends with a round-trip back to the Jaffa Gate.

Jerusalem: Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting Card

8. Jerusalem: Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting Card

Whether you are a couple, a small group, or exploring on your own, you can enjoy the freedom of your own pace. This tasting tour of the Mahane Yehuda market will provide you with vouchers to eat at each destination of guaranteed flavor. Exploring the market independently, though with enough local knowledge to have a wonderful and culturally enriching day out.  The Mahane Yehuda Bite Card is a combination of top tour guides and the most beloved and colorful market vendors working together for you. A single map and punch card that allows you to enjoy the abundance of the market at your own pace.  The card includes: Georgian baked goods, imaruly (savory pastry stuffed with cheese or spinach) or sambusak with hummus/half a sabih (traditional baked goods); chili con carne and a beer chaser, or a choice of 3 dim-sums; a health drink, a cup of fresh health juice; an Angus patty or portobello mushroom a la plancha or a taste of hummus; kubbeh soup or stuffed vegetables (moroccan cigar, kubbeh and stuffed grape leaf or red kubbeh soup; a taste of unique ice-cream or cortado, espresso, or fresh mint tea. 

Jerusalem: 3–Hour Old City Tour in French

9. Jerusalem: 3–Hour Old City Tour in French

Start your 4-hour tour from the Gate of Mamilla. Evoke the creation of the State of Israel to go to the door of Jaffa, where you can get to know the Neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Begin our journey in time with the Armenians Quarter. Then, head on to the Jewish Quarter to visit the Hurva synagogue. Continue to the Roman period borrowing the Cardo, and after a brief stop, continue tour journey in time thanks to the Bible and the story of Hezekiah, a pious king whose technical prowess never ceases to amaze. Rediscover the temple of Jerusalem, the Western Wall, and the Islamic era of Jerusalem. Finally, end your tour at the church of St Sepulcher and the story of passion.

Jerusalem Pub Crawl

10. Jerusalem Pub Crawl

Explore the other side of the Holy City of Jerusalem on an evening tour of the lively bars and clubs, and hear great music, meet interesting people, and sup on loads of drinks! Throughout the night, you will pop in to some of the coolest venues, enjoying VIP entrance and free shots at each one. The tour is the only pub crawl in Jerusalem, and reveals the secret pubs, clubs, and nightlife scene known only to locals. Wander down hidden alleys and into secret markets, starting at the Abraham Hostel bar at 21:45. After a pint of beer or glass of wine to get you on your way, head off to discover the music and dancing scene in the city center. Meet travelers from around the world, and make friends for life. The exact route changes with every tour to make sure you visit the most exciting places, depending on what is currently hot. Free shots and special drink offers await at every bar.

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This peek behind the curtain of Orthodox Judaism provides wonderful insight into this normally private culture. It was quite interesting to learn how this community is adapting to a changing world from someone who was previously a part of this community. Our guide expertly juggled respect for the community with transparency while answering the many questions from the group. A highlight of my trip.

I am very glad to have had the chance to participate in one of these tours. Our guide Léa was extremely knowledgeable and open to answering any questions we might have had. If this is a topic/reality you are at all interested in, I highly recommend that you go and get as much out of it as possible!

Our guide Michael is a really great guide. We only had a short amount of time in Jerusalem so we opted for a private tour, which was just the ticket. We saw the most important points in the city and got interesting insights into cultural topics. Thank you Michael for making our stay so special.

Orna was a fantastic guide, a Tour that meant to be for 2 hours went to 6 hours. We visit every place it was promised and Orna took her time to explain all the details. She has so much knowledge of the history. Fantastic!!

The tour with a local was great! For the two of us it was much more pleasant not to travel in a group of people but to do a tour adapted to us. It was very personal and just relaxed. Would definitely book it again.