Modern Jerusalem

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Jacob
Quality Verified Registered on February 01, 2023

My name is Jacob and I really love Jerusalem. I was born in America and grew up in New York. Come along for a tour of the New City of Jerusalem. We will explore the city’s history from the past to present, see the different cultures, and visit the Machane Yehuda Market. Join me to discover Jerusalem together!

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

Tour description

Jerusalem is much more than what's inside the Old City walls. 

  • When did people move from the walled city of Jerusalem to the surrounding area that eventually turned into greater Modern Jerusalem? 
  • Who are the current people of Jerusalem? Where do their cultures meet and where do they clash?  

Come along with me for an exciting unforgettable tour of the New City of Jerusalem. We will explore the city’s history from the past to its present and see the different cultures

Regardless of whether your visit is casual in nature, spiritual or religiously oriented, the story of the land and its people will impart deep insight and bring alive the desire in nations over the ages to rule this land.  

Join me in discovering Jerusalem together on the only tour of the New City. 

Starting from Jaffa Gate we will explore: 

  • Jerusalem municipality 
  • The Russian compound 
  • Bezalel Academy of Art and Design 
  • Skim the outskirts of the ultra-orthodox community 
  • Ben Yehuda Street 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    שער יפו, ירושלים
    שער יפו, ירושלים
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    I will be standing by Jaffa Gate. I will be holding a red notebook.

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    Outside visit
    jaffa gate

    We will explore the events that led to settlement outside the old city walls.

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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Otto 16 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
The Guru canceled the booking, just some hours ahead.
Oby and Andrew 13 Jul 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2023
Jacob was a great guru who showed us parts of Jerusalem that are off the beaten path for tourists… city hall, Ethiopian church, ultra-orthodox neighborhoods to name a few. He was always willing to share his perspective and answer our many questions.
Deby 01 Jul 2023
New York

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Travelled in family - Jun 2023
Amazing tour guide who explained everything in a very detailed and entertaining manner. One of the best, if not the best, walking tours we have taken (and we take a lot all over the world). If you can include Jacob’s tour as part of your trip, do it!
Natalia 24 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
I had a great time at this tour. Jacob was very detailed and gave very interesting facts about Israel. I loved the route he walked us though - many nice places in the modern center. It was very nice of Jacob to take some coffee and arrange a coffee break for us (well, we were a small group). I definitely recommend to take this tour to learn about Jerusalem outside of the old city walls.
Abhilash 12 May 2023

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Travelled in group - May 2023
I can only recommend this tour with Jacob. If you want to know about cultural, historical and society-related facts besides the touristy old two, this tour will give a lot of interesting insights into the past and present life in Jerusalem. Jacob is very well informed and provides you with facts, that you won’t get in any textbook.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Suitable for carrying 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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