A tantalising taste experience in Israel's historic food markets. Embark on a culinary journey with a professional chef through the colourful and diverse food culture of Israel. Choose from Israel's historic markets in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and learn about the essential local ingredients, savour delicious flavour from the market and learn about the history of the people who have been trading there for years and years.
Join our Jerusalem Day Tour for the easiest, most comprehensive, and best value way to discover this magical city. You will explore ancient Jerusalem’s Old City, as well as the modern, vibrant, metropolis of today. Our Jerusalem Day Tour visits the highlights within the walls of the Old City, including the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It also takes you to the hot spots of modern Jerusalem such as the scenic lookout point on the Haas Promenade, where you’ll be able to see all of Jerusalem’s iconic skyline, The Knesset’s (Israeli Parliament) Rose Gardens, the First Station cultural complex, and much more. Finally, you’ll visit the bustling, world-famous Machane Yehuda Market, where locals and tourists all come together to soak up the flavors and scents of everything this famous market has to offer. - Description and images by Tourist Israel
A private day tour of the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel is a popular tourist activity. The tour includes a visit to the Western Wall, the holiest site for Jews, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest site for Christians. The tour also takes visitors through the Muslim and Armenian Quarters. Tourists can see the narrow alleyways, ancient buildings, and beautiful architecture of the Old City. Throughout the tour, the guide provides commentary and answers any questions the tourists may have. The tour starts with a pick-up from the hotel and ends with a drop-off back at the hotel. A private day tour of the Old City is a great way to explore the rich history and culture of Israel. Most of the trip is a walking tour inside the old city.
Jerusalem's famous Machane Yehuda Shuk open market is bustling with activity day and night. During the day this is a popular site for shopping for fresh produce, vegetables, fish, meat, and dairy products as well as multiple options for Israeli street food, Falafel, shwarma, and others. In the evening the Shuk takes on an additional "personality" and becomes one of Jerusalem's most exciting nightlife locations with endless choices of restaurants and bars filling the place of the fruit stands that have closed down for the night. You have to see it to understand. After hours of work by street artists who have painted the doors of the shops with hundreds of graffiti murals including portraits of many Israeli and international historical figures. On this tour, we will hear the stories and learn the unique history of the Shuk and enjoy the special culture of this place. Food tasting available for additional cost.
The Temple Mount - Haram a Sharif, Holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians. International Flashpoint. The most contested piece of real-estate in Jerusalem and maybe in the world. * Please make sure to contact the guide directly to confirm and get precise coordinates for the meeting place and time * Limited hours to non-Muslim visitors via designated entrance only. * Please see bottom of this description for important details on rules for non Muslim visitors. Holy to Jews as the site of the First and Second Jewish Temples Holy to Islam in connection to the Night Journey of Muhamad as described in the Koran. See artifacts from the ancient history dating back to King Herod and before and see the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock earliest Islamic shrines dating back to the 7th century in the early Islamic period. Important details on rules for non Muslim visitors to. Religious items and books of other faiths are not allowed through the security check leading to the Temple Mount. If you are carrying this type of item in your bags you might be turned away at the security gate. Many Rabbis rule that it is forbidden to enter the Temple Mount because of the holiness of the site. Those who do ascend first prepare themselves by immerging in ritual bath and do not wear leather shoes. Jewish visitors should look into this and make their own decision pre arrival. Please send a direct message to the guide of this tour to let me know if you are an observant Jew and plan to come on this tour as I can plan the path appropriately.
WELCOME TO EASY ISRAEL TOURS Our niche tours are especially designed for slow walkers or seniors at a relaxed and sensible pace. The comprehensive itinerary has minimal standing, steps, slopes or rough ground. You won't have to worry about struggling to keep up with a regular fast-paced tour. We run our exclusive tours in spring and fall, the most comfortable seasons to visit Israel. The temperature is around 70F. Our aim is to provide you with a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime vacation and experience in the most special place on earth. It would be an honor for us if you joined us on tour! The hotels rooms have air con, TV and ensuite bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Hotels we use are frequented by locals for their own vacations, family celebrations and business meetings. If these hotels don’t give good service and food, it will be around Israel on social media within days and give them a bad name. We all want quality as well as comfort, don’t we? Not the big soul-less tourist hotels. Huge buffet breakfasts and evening meals are included in the tour price. Fresh from the kibbutzim, there are plenty of delicious choices for everyone’s dietary requirements. Top, licensed, Jewish guides inform, inspire and lead us to authentic, interesting and often less-known sites as well the most desired places to visit. Legends Tours & Travel, our agent in Jerusalem, book the hotels, transportation, entrances to sites, etc. Between the guide, Trish and Legends we have over 100 years of experience. Starting in Tel Aviv with drinks, dinner and a good night’s sleep, we travel up to Caesarea and beyond for three nights in the Galilee/ Golan Heights, two nights over Shabbat at Ein Bokek on the Dead Sea and of course the jewel in the crown, Jerusalem for four nights. The full itinerary can be viewed on the ‘Jewish Tours’ page on EasyIsraelTours.com Keep scrolling down here for a summary…. While you are on the website, please check the ‘Reviews’ page to see what past guests have to say. For more information contact Trish Duke, Founder and Tour Director on [email protected] Cell phone: +61 414 543 843 (Our head office for EasyIsraelTours.com is in Australia, 12 hours ahead of EST) Many guests like to arrive a day early to wander around Tel Aviv, enjoy the Mediterranean beaches and get over the jetlag. Adding one day in Jerusalem at the end of the tour is popular. You won’t want to go home anyway! Visit the shuk, explore parts of the Old City not included in the tour, have lunch at the King David hotel… Possibly with new tour friends. We can book the pre and post hotel nights for you to save another hotel change. Talking of changing hotels… There are only 3 hotel changes on our tours and a full porterage service, so you don’t have to move luggage from your room to the bus. The luxury bus has air con, Wi-Fi and speakers so you can hear the guide. Instead of giving us the information at each site while we stand for 15 minutes or so, our guide give us most of their information while we are traveling in-between places. Saves time…and our bodies! There are more seats on the bus than we need so you can move around. Seniors sometimes bring an adult son or daughter. The slower pace is not frustrating as they also enjoy the relaxed itinerary. There are opportunities for the more active guests to walk further in some places or have a swim or walk before the evening meals. It would be an honor for you to join us! For more information contact Trish Duke, Founder and Tour Director on [email protected] Cell phone: +61 414 543 843 (Our head office for EasyIsraelTours.com is in Australia, 12 hours ahead of EST)