All tours leave daily, depending on minimum number of participants
What is an Israeli dish? What is Israeli food? Is it Hummus? Or maybe Gefilte fish? Don't know what those two are - you should definitely join my culinary tour of the shuk! On the tour we will taste a variety of foods from the Israeli kitchen at stands and restaurants in the market. We'll talk about Israel through the lens of immigrants' kitchens and taste it too! The tour will include 6-8 tastings, plan on skipping lunch or dinner :) .
Duration: 2- 2.5 hours
Available Sunday - Thursday, at 10AM
Limited to 20 people
Tour starts at 125 Jaffa Rd, near the light rail station
Geopolitics in the Old City
Ever wonder why is Jerusalem such a big deal in the politics? Want to understand why the recognition of the city as the Capital of Israel by the USA in 2018 was such huge news? We start off early on Al-Aqsa/Temple Mount, and wind our way through alleys and markets of the Muslim, Christian, Armenian and Jewish quarters. We discuss the religious aspects of the city, the history under the British mandate and the state of Israel and the various peace plans. We conclude with many questions hanging just like the reality acts for many Israelis and Palestinians.
Duration: 3-4 hours
- Modest clothing/covering necessary
- No religious symbols or books are allowed on Temple Mt/Al-Aqsa and no bag check is available
Judaism and Christianity in the desert
For centuries the Judean desert has been a place that attracts only the bravest. This is where Jeremiah the prophet lived, where Elias ascended to heaven in flaming chariot, where Jesus Christ was tested by Satan and where the Good Samaritan saved the wayfarer. We'll visit an ancient Khan (road hotel) located on the way to Jerusalem and see where the first Hermitages were established. Why the desert? Where are those places and how they influenced each-other. On our tour we will also visit the beautiful springs of Ein Prat, the Good Samaritan Inn and a hidden monastery.
The tour leaves from Jerusalem
Duration: 4-5 hours
Tour includes entrances to the following sites: Wadi Kelt nature reserve, The Good Samaritan Inn.
Tel Aviv - food and history
In 1909 a new Hebrew city was established called 'Achuzat Bayit'. Since then it became the center of modern Israel, even mistakenly called the capital, the non-stop sin-city, the bubble, the silicon wadi. Immigrants started flowing to the city from everywhere and those from Greece and Turkey opened the Levinsky market- the first market of the new city. On our tour we will visit both the historical part of Tel Aviv (Little Tel Aviv) and also taste the Balkan cuisines that the Levinsky market offers.
The tour starts in Tel Aviv
Duration 3-4 hours
The tour includes 4-5 tastings and visiting Hall of Independence.