Thousands of years ago, the first Jews to come to Jerusalem created a thriving marketplace and vibrant community under the reign of King David. Although the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City as we know it today was built many years later, these same alleyways and walls bear witness to centuries of historical highs and lows, right up to its general renovation following the 1967 war.
Our Jewish Quarter Tour brings these ancient streets and scenes to life, through an experiential tour covering centuries of Jewish and Israeli historical figures and moments. Walking along with our professional tour guide, you’ll practically hear the screeching wheels of Moses Montefiore’s carriage passing by, the military banter of Jordanian soldiers on patrol, or the spiritual calling of a shofar blowing at the Western Wall centuries ago.
Among the mysteries and histories you’ll discover on this eye-opening Jewish Quarter Tour:
Why the ancient Karaite Synagogue - the oldest in the Old City - was built underground.
What ruins and struggles destroyed the Hurva Synagogue over the past three centuries.
What is hiding behind the Cardo’s ancient columns.
How and where the 1967 battle for Jerusalem took place across the Old City.
General tour information:
- Tours are led by professional guides with specialized expertise in Jerusalem history in general and the Old City in particular.
- Tours are designed for groups with a minimum of 15 participants and maximum of 25 participants per tour.
- Larger groups can be accommodated and will be divided into smaller groups, each led by a professional tour guide.
- Tours are 3 hours long.
Further information, terms and restrictions:
For further details and information, or to book a tour, please contact us.Read reviews from past participants of our Old City Tours here.