Pre-BEX Tours March 19

Tour 19-01:  Old City tour


Number of participants: 90 per round (3 tour guides in each round)
Date & Time:  March 19th, 2017   9 am – 11:30 am, 10:30 am – 1 pm, 12 pm – 2:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 4 pm (2.5 hrs)
Meeting Location: Old City Jaffa Gate
Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable shoes for walking
Details: Light walking required. Children under 18 years of age are permitted on this tour.

Description: The Holy City of Jerusalem. The Eternal City. Such a unique place that means so much to so many people. You now have the opportunity to walk through 4000 years of history in the footsteps of kings, emperors and prophets. Join our expert guides and see stunning rooftop views, walk through narrow twisted streets, experience the special smells and sounds of the suq (market). This walk through the Old City will make your visit unforgettable!

This tour covers:
– All four quarters of the Old City – Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian
– View of the Western Wall
– Incredible views of: The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa mosque, the Mount of Olives.
– Hurva (the ruined synagogue)
– The Via Dolorosa
– Jaffa Gate
– David’s Citadel
– Roman Cardo Maximus

And MUCH more…



Tour 19-02: Hummus Cooking Workshop & Dinner


Number of participants: 15
Date & Time: March 19, 2017  7:30 pm – 9 pm (1.5 hr)
Meeting Location: The lounge on the 1st floor of Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, 67 Hanevi’im street

Important note : As a communal meal we unfortunately cannot cater specifically to those with dietary (ie: Gluten/Lactose intolerance) or religious restrictions (ie: Kosher/Halal).

Description: Join us on a relaxed evening of cooking, learning about the most famous local cuisine and tasting a delicious Israeli meal of hummus. Try something new, healthy and authentic as we introduce you to this tasty local vegetarian dish. We will finish this fun workshop off with a filling dinner of hummus and pita.



Tour 19-03: Markets and Craftsmen in the Old City


Number of participants: 30
Date & Time: March 19, 2017  10 am – 12:30 pm (2.5 hr tour)
Meeting Location: Old city Jaffa Gate
Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable shoes for walking.

Description: Hidden beneath the big stories, the holy places and traditions are fascinating little corners and special people. We’ll tour the Old City and visit a fascinating Armenian photography shop, the painting nuns of Via Dolorosa, a family-owned tahini factory that’s over 100 years old, a special fabrics merchant, and more. We’ll get a view of the Temple Moun, walk around the colorful markets and hear the stories of the craziest city in the world.




Tour 19-04: City of David – Tours of Biblical Jerusalem


Number of participants: 40 per tour (2 tour guides each round)
Date & Time: March 19, 2017  11 am – 2 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm (3 hr. tour)
Meeting Location: City of David Visitor Center
Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable shoes for walking. Optional – water shoes and change of clothes

Description: Pass through the underground tunnels through which the city was conquered and residents fled. Go down to the hidden spring where kings were coronated. Walk in illuminated darkness through the water of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, where water has flowed since the time of the prophets. Join the mysterious, magical journey between ancient shafts, walls and fortresses at the City of David, the place where Jerusalem was born




Tour 19-05: Bite the Old City of Jerusalem – self-guided food tours with the bitemojo app


Number of participants: 65
Date & Time: March 19, 2017 – self-guided
Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable shoes for walking

Description: Fun and delicious self-guided food tours in the heart of Jerusalem’s famous old city. Bitemojo is an innovative food travel app that allows travelers and locals to learn about destinations through their culinary cuisine. The Bitemojo app help you to easily navigate, discover and taste the best local dishes, where the following is included in the tour’s price: 6 delicious bites, 10 hidden gems, easy to navigate map, and lot’s of flexibility and fun!

Included in the tour:

– Finest food bites – from Hummus to sweets, taste the best dishes in the Old City
– Amazing points of interest – walk back in time to ancient Jerusalem
– Interaction with the locals – so start brushing up your Hebrew and Arabic!
– Complete flexibility – walk at your own time and pace, the way YOU like

Important information:

– The tour with the app requires 3G roaming package
– The tour will be available in English, German, Hebrew
– If you are allergic to any kind of food please contact us in advance to taking the tour
– By registering for this tour you are agreeing to Bitemojo’s terms and condition
– One week prior to your arrival to TBEX Jerusalem you will receive an email with information about your tour
– Click HERE for a video demonstration on how to use the Bitemojo app




Tour 19-06: Jerusalem Jubilee Scavenger Hunt


Number of participants: 50
Date & Time: March 19, 2017 3 pm – 4:30 pm (1.5 hr)
Meeting Location: Tachana Rishona, by the stage
Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable shoes for walking.

Description: Explore the story of the united Jerusalem at 50 on a scaventure that will take you from the new city to the old. Participants will match pictures in their picture packs, pose with a miller in front of the Montefiore Windmill, write a rap in a secret neighborhood, wear a disguise in the Mamilla Mall, create a unique “Jerusalem Jubilee ” pose under the Jaffa Gate and much, much more.


Tour 19-07: Segway Tour in Mishkenot Shaananim


Number of participants: 10
Date & Time: March 19, 5:30 pm -7 pm (1.5 hr)
Meeting Location: 6 Yitzhak Karev st, across from Karta parkinglot
Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable shoes
Details: Users have to be at least 16 years old and match the weight constraints – between 45 kg. and 120 kg. – and pregnant women are not allowed to use the machines, for insurance reasons.

Description:Mishkenot Shaananim and Yamin Moshe are very picturesque neighborhoods located southwest of the Old City, facing Mount Zion, close to the Begin Center and the King David Hotel. These neighborhoods were established as the first settlements outside the Jewish quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Our Segway Tour begins at the magnificent observation point located near the windmill of the Yamin Moshe quarter. From there we will move toward the Begin Center and will enter the Mishkenot Shaananim quarter. There we will visit the famous Sultan’s Pool and will stop in the Hutzot Hayotzer (the artist’s colony) to admire the work of the street artists. From there we will enter the King David Street and will ride along the prestigious Mamilla neighborhood and pass by the famous shopping alley. From there we will return to the initial point of our Segway Tour passing by the King David Hotel.



Tour 19-08: Inspiring Hope: Jerusalem Behind The Headlines

Number of participants: 30
Date & Time: March 19th, 2017 9 am – 12 pm (3 hrs)
Meeting Location: Damascus Gate
Attire: Casual clothes with comfortable shoes for walking
Details: Light walking required. Children under 18 years of age are permitted on this tour.

Description: Experience Jerusalem as you never have before with the Jerusalem Foundation, a 50-year community foundation in the city with more than 4000 projects that bear its name. Go behind the headlines and be inspired by the islands of coexistence that you don’t often see as we take to meet with Jews and Arabs who learn together, create together and work together. Meet with leaders of grassroots movements, a network of activists who promote tolerance, equality and shared living in a city where a plurality of perspectives are the founding principles for a “city of peace.” ​


The tour will cover:

An overview of Jerusalem’s diverse population groups at the Damascus Gate

Visit to Abna Al Quds: The only community center in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City that serves resident both in the Muslim Quarter and in east Jerusalem. At the community center you will meet with leaders in the Palestinian community who provide a wide range of enrichment activities for children, youth and adults and seniors and women’s empowerment programs, reaching tens of thousands of residents each year. The center is thought of as a unique refuge in the neighborhood, an island of serenity and open spaces amongst intense crowding and poverty and you will have an opportunity to meet with residents who benefit from the services provided.

Paley Center: The Paley Center is the only Municipal art center in east Jerusalem, but it is much more than art. The center provides computer classes, trains budding artists for acceptance to Israeli art schools and much more.

Jerusalem Intercultural Center on Mount Zion: Here is where hope has its roots. The JICC is one of the best kept Jerusalem secrets. You will meet with a group of amazing east Jerusalem women activists who were empowered to work within their communities and the Jerusalem municipality to improve conditions in their neighborhoods. You will meet Jewish and Arab high school students who learn together. You will meet with Jewish and Arab principals who work together to build bridges of hope in east and west Jerusalem.

And along the way, we will meet with different grassroots organizations who promote civil society in Jerusalem through art, culture, sports or music.




Tour 19-09: Yad Vashem

Number of participants: 35
Date & Time: March 19, 10 am – 2pm (3-4 hours)
Meeting Location: Yad Vashem Visitor Center

Description: We invite the TBEX participants to complimentary tour accompanied by one of Yad Vashem’s professional guides. By weaving personal stories into the historical sequence through diaries, photographs, artifacts and video testimony, the museum display allows the visitor to absorb the extensive information, thereby providing a window into the Jews’ day-to-day struggle both to survive and to preserve their human dignity during this dark period in history. After the tour of the Holocaust History Museum, the participants will see some of the highlights of the extensive Yad Vashem campus, including an overview of the different touring options available.



Tour 19-10: Picture Frozen in Time

Number of participants: 8
Date & Time: March 19 (women only)  5 pm – 7:30 pm (2.5 hours)
Meeting Location: Abraham Hostel

Description: During the “Picture Frozen in Time” Tour we’ll get to know more about the history of Mea She’arim and its various  inhabitants. We will concentrate on the Eastern-European Jewish cuisine, its variations and in the process taste the traditional foods in the busy streets and establishments around the neighborhood. At the entrance of the Mea She’arim it doesn’t take long to realize one has entered a very different reality. Most of the Mea She’arim inhabitants are Orthodox Jews. To an outside observer they all seem very similar to each other and represent a homogeneous community, but contrary to first appearances it is a vibrant and actually, very diverse community. Common to all these communities and groups is a deep devotion to religion, tradition and a constant effort in keeping the generation old customs and ways of life continuing. It is not surprising at all that the culinary scene in the neighborhood is in tune with the aforementioned customs and traditions.

Tour sign up is closed at this time as of March 9th, 2017.
Please contact our JDA hosts directly for any last minute tour sign up possibilities : Reut