Israel is fully accessible by public transportation! Ride the Israel Railway to Jerusalem. Once in the city use the Light Rail to hop on and off, stopping first at the Mahane Yehuda Market. In the afternoon jump on the Light Rail to the City Hall stop and join the City of David group tour starting from the Jaffa Gate.
MAHANE YEHUDA MARKET – SELF GUIDED
The Mahane Yehuda market Bite card enables you to be a Jerusalem native for a day and get a taste from the best stands in the market. Moreover, the tour is accompanied by a fascinating audio tour, with all the stories and the legends behind the market. The Bite card is suitable for Kosher observers. The Bite Card is comprised of 6 slips curated in order to give you a chance to try a variety of products, flavors and the aromas of the market – without having to depend on an organized group, or tour.
Whether you are a couple, a small group, or exploring on your own, you no longer need to feel confined to organized tasting tours of the shuk. Here at Mahane, we’ve worked with top tour guides and the most beloved and colorful shuk vendors to create Shuk Bites – a single map and punchcard that allows you to enjoy the abundance of the market whenever is best for you, to walk around at your own pace, and to enjoy all the best of the best of Mahane Yehuda’s foods and beverages.
MOUNT OF OLIVES – GUIDED GROUP TOUR
The next part of the tour starts at the Jaffa Gate where you will meet your group to visit the Mount of Olives. You will see a Sandeman guide holding a red umbrella. The Mount of Olives is a sacred site for Christians, Muslims, and Jews alike. Both the Jews and Muslims believe this is where the gates of Heaven will open on Judgment Day.
This 3-hour walking tour leaves from the Jaffa Gate at 14:00 PM. Learn and discover from a licensed guide and visit the important sites such as the Chapel of Ascension, Mary’s tomb and take in the marvelous view of the Old City walls from the top of the Mount of Olives.