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  • Explore four different quarters of Jerusalem and see how each has its own cultural flavour
  • Get a local perspective on life in the city with your own personal tour guide
  • Sample sweet and savoury local delights such as falafel, hummus, ka’ek, knafeh, and Armenian lahmajoun
  • Learn about the different ethnic groups who inhabit the city today
The Private Jerusalem: Tastes of Old Town tour starts and ends in Jerusalem. The Private Jerusalem: Tastes of Old Town is a food tour that takes 4 hours.

This private Jerusalem tour serves up a little bit of everything, and all of it is far off the tourist trail! With your own private guide, you'll see the Old City with new eyes as you explore the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Armenian quarters that define Jerusalem today — with plenty of food stops along the way.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 
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Itinerary
The Old City of Jerusalem is chock-full of surprises!  With four different quarters “assigned” to the Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Armenians, the city is a mix of cultures and traditions from all around the world.  

No tourist comes to Jerusalem without going to the Old City at least once.  For many who have extra time, they go over and over again, but many don’t venture through the alleyways that lead to the various communities that make the Old City what it is today.  That’s what we’re going to do on this private tour just for you! 

Your private Jerusalem tour will go through all four quarters, exploring local life. We’ll learn about their cultures and traditions, and try a mix of sweet and savoury delights inspired by the different cultures. 

In the Muslim Quarter, we’ll visit the Small Western Wall, where you can pray privately without the crowds of the larger and more famous Western Wall. We’ll also visit a Sa’aleek coffee shop for a nice breakfast of hummus, ka’ek and tea. (Sa’aleek were basically tramps who wandered from city to city, and were mostly poets and authors.) From there, we’ll head to the market and try a traditional Arabic dessert, washed down, of course, with strong Arabic coffee. 

Next up, our private Jerusalem tour will lead you to the Christian Quarter, going through the Coptic community and down to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where you’ll get a glimpse of the various protocols governing the Church by the different Christian sects.  

In the Jewish Quarter, we’ll walk through archways, passing through residential areas housing Christian Assyrians and Armenians.  If we’re lucky on a Monday or Thursday, we might even witness a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and visit the Four Sephardic Synagogues.  

And just when you thought you won’t be able to eat any more, we’ll head to the Armenian Quarter and sit in a restaurant for a well-deserved rest, and dig into authentic Armenian pizza, called lahmajoun. 

Lastly, with a trip through the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, your tour will end at the New Gate.

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Tastes of Old Town group tour.)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 
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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 : In front of Herod’s Gate, on Sultan Suleiman Street, before entering the gate into the Old City. Your guide will be wearing an Urban Adventures t-shirt or cap. Meeting end point : New Gate.
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