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Historical Jerusalem | 5.5 hours

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Jerusalem. One of the most fascinating, most beautiful ancient cities in the world. No matter which season or time of year you visit Jerusalem, touring the Old City always gives a feeling of majesty and holiness. The bustling markets, the Western Wall prayers, the abundant variety of churches, mosques and museums – all of these make this new-old city a place you can’t get enough of.

The trip route

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drive Walk from Ammunition Hill parking lot 1 minutes
drive Light Rail to City Hall 9 minutes
drive Walk to Damascus Gate 14 minutes
drive Light Rail to Ammunition Hill 15 minutes
drive Walk to Ammunition Hill parking lot 1 minutes

3 Sites Around Station | 5.5 hours

The Jaffa gate was built by the Sultan Suleiman the Great in 1538, along with the rest of the Old City wall that is standing today. Jaffa Gate is considered one of the most historically important gates in the wall because through it passed all the main transportation paths to and from Jerusalem. In the read more

past it was called the Jaffa gate because the road led from Jaffa gate to Jaffa port, and from there to far-off provinces overseas. Other points of interest: Tower of David and The Kishla – the city’s prison during Ottoman rule. Close

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Along the Metropolitan Line | 7 hours

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The Metropolitan Line runs the original 7km-long borderline that intersected Jerusalem from 1948 until the 6 Day War in 1967. It was the battle line that passed between the eastern and western parts of Jerusalem. The area is usually referenced in the negative context of conflicts and tense moments, but only a few people know the hidden beauty to be found in the mixed areas of Jerusalem.

The trip route

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drive Walk from Ammunition Hill parking lot 1 minutes
drive Light Rail 3 minutes
drive Walk 9 minutes
drive Light Rail 5 minutes
drive Light Rail 5 minutes
drive Walk to Ammunition Hill parking lot 1 minutes

1 Site Around Station | 1 hour

.“I don’t know why I received a citation, I just wanted to return home safely.” – David Shalom “Around 14:00-14:30, they entered through the rocks toward the field of fire and mines in Ammunition Hill”. – Yoram Tehar-Lev This song was written about the 100 young men who were sent read more

to fight at Ammunition Hill. The battle lasted four hours and 24 young men lost their lives, while 16 received citations. Inside the Ammunition Hill trenches, we learned about sacrifice, courage, and everlasting camaraderie. There are only few battles in the history of the IDF that are noted as the Battle of Ammunition hill on June 6, 1967. In a bloody, courageous battle on the first night of the 6 Day War, the paratroopers managed to take over the Jordanian’s fortified target on their way to the once divided Mount Scopus. Later on, this battle was retold in a movie and was depicted in a song by Yoram Tehar-Lev. Generations of soldiers have been taught for dozens of years about the heritage of the paratroopers fighting, and on Jerusalem Unification Day an official ceremony is held in this place. The site preserves some of the trenches and buildings as they were during the war on the Hill, which exist alongside new buildings. Explanatory signage depicting the battle process as well as a memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers of Regiment 66 are located on the Hill. A museum is located at the center of the hill, underground, which commemorates the 183 soldiers who fell in Jerusalem during the war, along with detailed descriptions of the battles that took place throughout the city. The museum also shows the moving documentary called “The Battle for Jerusalem”. Close

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  • Sunday-Thursday, 09:00-17:00 Fridays, 09:00-13:00. Admission is free
  • 02-5829393
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2 Sites Around Station | 2 hour

The American Colony hotel in Eastern Jerusalem is famous world-wide. This is possibly due to the Middle Eastern atmosphere, that the hotel was frequented by dignitaries and celebrities, including Tony Blair, Winston Churchill, Bob Dylan, Giorgio Armani, and other distinguished guests, or the feeling read more

of being in another land while still standing in Jerusalem. The hotel is beautiful and intimate. The charming building has served as a luxury hotel since 1902. A romantic visit to the hotel is a treat reserved only for special occasions. Upon entering the hotel, guests and visitors feel as if they have been transported to a different reality, which is so different from the bustling life of the Old City’s surroundings. The magical garden, the silent wait staff, the decorative water features, all provide a unique atmosphere that makes the hotel a marvelous island of peace and tranquility amidst the noisy city that awaits outdoors. The American Colony hotel’s phone number is 02- 6279777 Close

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  • The American Colony hotel’s address is 1 Louis Vincent Street, Jerusalem
  • The hotel is open 24 hours a day
  • 02-6279777
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2 Sites Around Station | 4 hours

The Notre Dame center is located near the New Gate and Tzahal Square and is one of the most beautiful and fascinating places in the city. It has a church, restaurants, magical views, and a museum. When the large compound was completed in 1889, the Ottomans obliged the French request to create a new gate read more

across from the Notre Dame – a gate known as the New Gate until today. The purpose of creating the Gate was to create an ease of passage for the French pilgrims on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in the nearby Christian Quarter, instead of going through the Jaffa Gate. The Center was the biggest building in Jerusalem in that time. The two high towers, fashioned in the Baroque style, are impressive and include the Statue of Maria, The Madonna, holding the infant Jesus in her arms, which can be viewed from a distance. Arduous battles took place in this area between the Hagana and the Jordanian Legion during the War of Independence in 1948, as the building overlooks the Old City and serves as a strategic lookout on the area. Despite the partial destruction of the compound during the battles, the southern wing became the IDF’s front-most battle position battling Jordanian Jerusalem. During the 19 years in which Jerusalem was divided, an event occurred that can only happen in Jerusalem, known as “The Nun and the Teeth”. One of the nuns at the Notre Dame was looking out the window towards the Old City, then located in Jordanian territory, when her dentures fell out into the road below.. Since the road that separates the Old City and Notre Dame was at the time an international border right at the heart of the city, the nun’s dentures fell to the other side of the wire fence (between the two countries). In order to retrieve the teeth, UN forces, along with Jordanian and Israeli officers holding a white flag, entered the no-mans-land, searched for the teeth together, then took a picture – smiling broadly – with the nun holding her dentures in her hand. Don’t miss the view from the Center’s rooftop, accessed through the exit of the Cheese Restaurant on the top floor. It’s spectacular! The Notre Dame center’s phone number is 02-6279111. Close

  • Notre Dame, Hatzanhanim 3, Jerusalem
  • The Center’s hours are 09:00-21:00, daily
  • 02-627-9111
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Tasting Jerusalem | 5 hours

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Food tours in Jerusalem are a wonderful and tasty method to become acquainted with Jerusalem in a special way. In Jerusalem, there is an endless variety of cuisines, flavours, and cultures that provide numerous points of interest and taste through unique dishes, the best comfort foods of all-time, and long-forgotten fragrances. During this tour, visitors taste Jerusalem’s edges: citron juice and gat, kubeh, traditional kugel and herring, unforgettable healthful soup, unique humus, and Middle Eastern desert delicacies.

The trip route

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drive Walk from Mount Herzl parking lot 1 minutes
drive Light Rail 15 minutes
drive Light Rail 10 minutes
drive Light Rail 22 minutes
drive Walk to Mount Herzl parking lot 1 minutes

3 Sites Around Station | 3 hours

Some people request healthy juices to reach a state of calmness, others are looking for something thrilling; the “Citrus Man” Uzi-Eli makes his wonder beverage for all. Uzi-Eli’s stall in Mahane Yehuda market is certainly one of the most colorful and fascinating stalls in the market in particular, read more

and in Jerusalem in general. Uzi-Eli sells various juices here, mainly from citron citrus and occasionally from gat. Our recommendation is the try the winning combination: citrus gat juice. Close

  • Uzi-Eli’s hours are 09:00-20:00
  • 02-5003075
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2 Sites Around Station | 2 hour

A well-kept secret recipe and high-quality olive oil are seemingly the root of Akramawi’s success. This veteran humus eatery, situated across from Damascus Gate, is believed by many to be the best in Jerusalem. Muhammad, the owner, says that the place was established in 1952 and that he brought the read more

recipe over with him from his homeland Syria. The humus eatery is one of the last locations which use an old-fashioned pestle and mortar to grind chickpeas into a recognizable humus paste. For many years, Akramawi was patronized solely by locals and operated in the early morning hours only. Through time, the working hours extended into noon – but humus itself hasn’t changed. Our recommendation is the Masabha, which has a unique texture and makes a delicious and filling beauty of a meal. Close

  • 07:00-12:00
  • 02-626-1658
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Through the Market's Alleys | 4 hours

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Jerusalem’s market scene is made up of more than simple stalls, it has become a culinary and nightlife hotspot and main gathering destination for Jerusalemites over the last few years. The markets are filled with colors, fragrances, and flavors that make visits a mesmerizing experience for all five senses. The shops and stalls are always filled with the best products to be found: artisan creations, souvenirs, breads, cheeses, oils, spices, fish, meats, fruits and vegetables.

 

This tour includes two of Jerusalem’s most well-known markets: Mahane Yehuda market and the main Old City market, the Bazaar.

The trip route

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drive Walking from the Mount Herzl parking lot 1 minutes
drive Traveling the Light Rail 15 minutes
drive Traveling the Light Rail 7 minutes
drive Traveling the Light Rail 20 minutes
drive Walking to the Mount Herzl parking lot 1 minutes

1 Site Around Station | 2 hour

A trip to Jerusalem is never complete without a visit to the Mahane Yehuda market. The market is closely tied to the city’s culture and mythology and it would not be an exaggeration to say the market is connected to the soul of the city. There are many markets and shopping areas throughout Jerusalem, read more

but Mahane Yehuda is the most famous and popular of all. It’s a special experience to get lost in the alley’s rhythm and atmosphere. You wouldn’t find a designated sales location for items like vegetables or spices, as the market is a mix of products, colors, and smells. Veteran Jerusalemites know exactly where to buy and how much to spend at the best stalls. We recommend beginning with the Iraqi market to take in the smell of the paraffin stoves of the Azura restaurant while watching a backgammon tournament of retirees nearby. Later, continue to the Georgian market to find special purveyors and stalls specializing in fresh vegetables. Etz Haim Street, known to Jerusalemites as “The Closed Market” is the beating heart of the market – it holds traditional stalls and new and trendy businesses that appear to have arrived to Israeli directly from Europe. Every Jerusalemite knows that every visit to the market requires a visit to the “Market Doctor”, Uzi-Eli, who does wonders by combining, joy, citrus, Yemenite tradition, and Maimonidian medicine – it’s certainly an unforgettable experience. At the end of the visit, return to the Light Rail on Yafo Street through Mahane Yehuda street – known as “The Open Market”. Close

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1 Site Around Station | 2 hour

Jerusalem’s Old City is the most holy, interesting, and toured location in Israel. Besides the city’s fascinating 3000-year history, and its holy places for all religions, Jerusalem offers countless restaurants, hostels, a market filled with stores, and a colorful atmosphere found nowhere else except read more

within the city’s walls. Visitors are greeted by Jerusalem’s pretzel vendors in the Jaffa Gate plaza. Pedestrian movement flows into the market’s opening on David Street, where the Old City’s beautiful Bazaar market begins. The Old City has two main streets: David Street, which runs from West to East and Beit Habad Street, which runs from North to South. These streets have always served Jerusalem’s main market. Walk down David Street and enter a feast for the senses with its colors, sounds, and smells. The market has a lot of merchandise to offer, including colored materials, jewelry, rugs, and souvenirs of many sorts. This is a classic Middle Eastern market. Feel welcome to bargain politely and with good spirits. A piece of advice: shoppers can pay for many products at half of what was initially requested. Going down David Street toward the Cardo, on the left (northbound) are three narrow, crowed and bustling, arched streets. The westernmost is called “The Butcher’s Market” (Souk al-Lakhamin), the central street is known as “The Perfume Market” (Souk al-Attarine), and the easternmost is called “The Jewelry Market” (Souk al-Khawajat). The Butcher’s Market still provides all kinds of meat, while the Jewelry Market currently provides merchants with various types of fabrics and textile materials (in the past, the market had goldsmiths – some of whom were Jewish). After visiting the colorful markets, return to David Street and walk towards Jaffa Gate and to the Light Rail Station at City Hall to make the return journey to the Mount Herzl parking lot. Close

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