Jerusalem Walking tours

Our most recommended Jerusalem Walking tours

Jerusalem: Customized Tour with a Local Guide

1. 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: Meet the Ultra-Orthodox Jews Tour

2. 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: 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: Old City Private Walking Tour of Religious Sites

4. 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.

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: Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting Card

7. 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: 4–Hour Old City Tour in French

8. Jerusalem: 4–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: Magic Christmas Tour

9. Jerusalem: Magic Christmas Tour

This exclusive tour is only available during the Christmas period! This special time of the year brings magic to Jerusalem. Together with your professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places in the city. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will learn all of this and hear miraculous Christmas legends about Jerusalem. Visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market in the city and fill your heart with joy as you experience magic of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem: 2-Hour Family-Friendly Guided Walked Tour

10. Jerusalem: 2-Hour Family-Friendly Guided Walked Tour

Get an insider's view of Jerusalem's most interesting landmarks and architecture on a walking tour both in the city center and off the beaten path. Learn the fascinating history of Jerusalem and discover hidden gems alongside a local guide. Enjoy learning and discovering culture and history on this family-friendly tour. Listen as you walk to your knowledgeable and entertaining professional guide who will make sure both kids and adults have a blast. Stroll along at an easy pace and see famous cultural and architectural sites. Learn fun facts about Jerusalem's guard towers and city gates, and discover the city's secrets as your guide takes you off the main roads.

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based on 808 reviews

We had Nadia as our guide for the old city tour. She suprise us with her nowledge. She is very pasionate about her work. We learn a lot with her... things we would never had know. Time just passed so quickly with her because she is so interesting to listent to! She show us most part of the old city of Jerusalem. We would have never discover the old city as she show us! Thank you Nadia for those wondeful hours. PS we hope you found your hat❤

We had a very knowledgeable, smart and dedicated guide. We learned an incredible amount and got to know a wide variety of perspectives. Highly recommended!

Great tour, Moti the guide was great. Knowledgeable, interesting, approachable.. I learnt many things I didn’t know. Highly recommended

A great experience with a guide who had lived as a jew and spoke from the heart.

Very informative and sensitive. A real glimpse of the faith and traditions.