Stories of The Market: Famous Machane Yehuda Shuk Tour

Duration: 1h
Languages: English
Guru: David
Quality Verified Registered on September 07, 2022

Very passionate about showing guests around Jerusalem, a city rich with culture, heritage, faith and conflict. I am fascinated with the history of the region, with its many cultures and religions, and feel pillaged to meet guests from all over the world. I love exchanging knowledge and experiences with my guests while walking and visiting the sites of the beautiful holy city. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the tour and Jerusalem.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Jaffa St 123, Jerusalem, Israel
    Jaffa St 123, Jerusalem, Israel
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    Meeting at Jaffa Street number 123, on the corner of Jaffa and Beit Yaakov street. Near the light rail station. I am a tall guy wearing a hat and holding a yellow umbrella. See second photo I am pointing at the meeting place corner of Meuchas and Jaffa streets right across from the market.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Costantino 22 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
This tour exceeded our expectations! So much fun and interesting facts about the culture of the city, inbuilt in the narrow alleys of the market. Highly suggested!
Walkative! Tours 09 Feb 2023

Very nice, interactive walk with a tasting :)
Marco 09 Feb 2023

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Travelled in family - Feb 2023
Great and nice guru... Thanks David
Ana Clara 25 Jan 2023
São Paulo

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
The tour was great! David is very knowledgeable and kind, I'd highly recommend both the Machane Yehuda and the Temple Mount tour!
Eva ROS 09 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
It’s a different way to know the place and it’s history. A nice walk!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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