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From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Day Tour

1. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Day Tour

Start with a pickup from a centrally located pickup point in Tel Aviv and drive to Jerusalem. Your trip starts with a guided tour of the Old City, the heart and soul of ancient Jerusalem. Visit the Armenian, Christian, Arab, and Jewish neighborhoods and take in the unique atmosphere of a city holy to Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike. Visit the Western Wall and see the Temple Mount, explore the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and walk part of Via Dolorosa as your guide shares the stories and the history of Jerusalem of old. After your Old City tour, you will have a short break to muse over your impressions before continuing to the modern city outside of the walls. Explore famous landmarks such as the Montefiore Windmill, The YMCA building, and secret garden, the majestic King David Hotel, and the Russian Compound. Walk down the pedestrian boulevard Nachalat Shiva and get a glimpse of Jerusalem of today and rub shoulders with the locals at the bustling Machane Yehuda market, the one place where past and present, secular and religious, local and traveler all come together. After a full day, walk back to your meeting point with your guide and end your tour with a return transfer to Tel Aviv having made some unforgettable memories.

Jerusalem: Full-Day Highlights Tour

2. Jerusalem: Full-Day Highlights Tour

Start your day with a guided tour of the Old City, the heart and soul of ancient Jerusalem. Visit the Armenian, Christian, Arab, and Jewish neighborhoods and take in the unique atmosphere of a city holy to Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike. Visit the Western Wall and see the Temple Mount and explore the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Walk part of Via Dolorosa as your guide shares the stories and the history of Jerusalem of old. After your Old City tour, you will have a short break to muse over your impressions before continuing to the modern city outside of the walls. Explore famous landmarks such as the Montefiore Windmill, The YMCA building, and secret garden, the majestic King David Hotel, and the Russian Compound. Walk down the pedestrian boulevard Nachalat Shiva and get a glimpse of Jerusalem of today and rub shoulders with the locals at the bustling Machane Yehuda market, the one place where past and present, secular and religious, local and traveler all come together. After a full day, walk back to your meeting point with your guide and end your tour having made some unforgettable memories.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Day Tour with Guide

3. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Day Tour with Guide

Join this guided tour in Jerusalem, known as the Holy Land. Stroll around the Old town and discover hidden gems that appear around every corner. Visit the Western Wall, Temple Mount, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Start your trip with a pickup, sit back, and relax as you drive to Jaffa Gate. Your guide will tell interesting facts as you drive by. Pass the remains of the Roman Cardo in the ancient heart of the city and see the Hurva Synagogue. Enjoy scenic views from the viewpoint and see some of the world’s most important religious sites. Overlook Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque, and the famous Mount of Olives in the background. From here, head onwards to the thousands of years old Western Wall, walk along the Via Dolorosa and pay a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before discovering the exotic smells and treasures of the vibrant Old City Bazaar. Your last stop of the day is at Mahane Yehuda market, which is filled with colorful vendors selling food, clothes, vegetables, and fruit. You have some time to grab lunch if you like. Be sure to take photos of this colorful market which is full of murals and cool street art. Finish your trip with a transfer back to Tel Aviv in the afternoon.

Jerusalem: Guided Culinary Tour of Mahane Yehuda Market

4. 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: Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting Card

5. 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. 

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What people are saying about Mahane Yehuda

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Excellent tour

Looking for a day trip from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it was slim pickings on ones with good reviews. Others do multiple pick ups, takes 3 hours to arrive and has you in Jerusalem during the busiest period of the day. We were one of the first groups in early (the central pick up point means you get to Jerusalem way quicker) and they don’t waste time trying to take you to stores to buy trinkets with kick backs like so many others complain of. When you leave the old town around 1pm, everyone else is just getting into the swing of things and it is packed. Chris was an informative and courteous guide, and feel very lucky to stumble across this gem.

This tour was exactly what we needed! As we only had a day to see Jerusalem, the tour gave us a great flavour of the incredible culture, history and uniqueness of Jerusalem. I just wish we had more time to spend in Jerusalem, a few days at least is needed to properly appreciate it!

the guide told very well and in a nice way about the different sights. I expected we would have more time in the souk in the old town. We went to the new market instead. I found that less interesting and too short a time there. Also very nice with a small group of people.

Very good idea! We liked it. Not all the dishes were good for us, but in general it’s great! Although it was very hard to find the office of yalla basta, nobody knows where it is and the address in the application is not correct

everything was in order and the mini bus on time .our tour guide Liran was very nice and friendly but also had a lot of knowledge about the places and their history. Really a tour to remember !