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  • Walk through the history of Jerusalem, from the 19th century to today
  • Learn about the people who dared to build communities beyond the city walls
  • Sample local foods at the most famous market in Jerusalem
  • Visit multicultural sites such as the Russian Compound and the Ethiopian Church
The Beyond the Walls tour starts and ends in Jerusalem. The Beyond the Walls is a food tour that takes 3 hours.

Get out of the old quarter and walk in the footsteps of those who defied danger and dared to build a life beyond the city walls. Find out how cultures from around the globe came together and created the modern face of Jerusalem.
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“We highly recommend this excursion!”
Mr. Christine's review for another Urban Adventures tour
4 - Very Good
“Linda (Huong) was great! Very knowledgeable, friendly and her English was surprisingly pretty good too. She grew up in Mekong Delta so she knew the place, culture and people really well. She treated us like her family - very thoughtful (she had ponchos ready for all of us when it started pouring). Overall, a fun experience! Thanks Linda !”
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“Absolutely fab - highly recommended”
Itinerary
It took guts for people to build outside the Old City back in the 19th century, and those who did were considered brave souls. At sundown, all seven gates would close, offering extra security for those inside — but leaving those beyond the walls on their own. But the original inhabitants of Jerusalem — Jews, Christians, and Muslims — were growing in numbers, and space was limited, so they had to look beyond the walls while staying close to the Old City.  

Then you have all those who came with the Crusaders for the Holy Grail, and the Arabs who came with Salah Eddin, many of whom stayed and grew the communities even further. Jerusalem became a hub for British, French, Italians, Russians, Germans, Spaniards, Ethiopians, and so many others. For a brief moment in history, everyone was living together with a certain degree of peace and harmony. 

This is where your Jerusalem tour will take you: to see how communities grew beyond the city walls, and cultures and religions collided. As we explore the edges of the city, you’ll see great monuments built to withstand earthquakes, bullets, and bombs; a Russian compound housing a church, police station, and prison; an Ethiopian church and community next to a building erected by a German protestant architect; and much more. 

We’ll head to the famous Machane Yehuda market, which began back in the 19th century as a place for peasants to sell their produce. Today, it’s a major market selling fish, poultry, meat, fruits, and vegetables, along with spices, nuts, and even household appliances.  You’ll get to taste of mix sweet and savoury delights from different vendors all over the market.  
what’s included
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  • Local English-speaking guide
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  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : New Gate, HaTsanhanim Road. Your guide will be wearing an Urban Adventures t-shirt or cap.    Meeting end point : Machane Yehuda Market
CancellationCancellation for this Beyond the Walls tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
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    Good walking shoes required.  You will not be going into any religious sites on this tour, so shorts are acceptable.

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    If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip — though not compulsory — is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

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