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Open Tour at the Machane Yehuda Market and Nahlaot

Price: 150
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The Open Machane Yehuda Tour draws from the abundance of the shuk, allowing participants a taste of the lively atmosphere. The tour winds through the colorful streets of the market and through its history, as the story of the neighborhood and its famed marketplace unfolds up until its modern incarnation. Learn about important Jerusalem families that have lived in the neighborhood throughout the years; of the development of the Machane Yehuda market; and the positive contemporary transformations within it.

During the tour, you will have the chance to stop and taste some of the offerings of the most interesting stands of the market. Speak with the merchants and hear some of the fascinating and fun stories that have become, with time, a part of the unique history of the Machane Yehuda community.

The tour will also include a short excursion to the nearby Nachlaot neighborhood, to tell the story of the neighborhood's furnace and its water pits. A short break will be held under the famous, and still fruitful, “berry tree” from mentioned in Yossi Banai's song (Banai was a top Israeli musician and singer-songwriter).

The tour stops for explanations and tastings at some of the following types of surveyors:
  • Spices
  • Traditional Baked goods
  • Jerusalem-style tahini and halva
  • Health drinks and natural healing products
  • Famous Jerusalem sweet Rogalach
  • Authentic Jerusalem  humus

More details about the tour:
  • The tours will be accompanied by certified Jerusalem guides with passion to culinary experience 
  • The tastings at the tour are Kosher Rabanut, accept for one of the dairy tastings that does not hold certificate (can be replaced if requested)
  • The tours also visit the beautiful old Nachalaot neighborhood.
  • The duration of the tour is approximately 3 hours

Further information, terms and restrictions:

  1. The tour cost includes third party insurance policy coverage.
  2. We accept credit card or cash transfer through bank acounts.
  3. Cancellation terms:
  • up to 7 days before the tour date – no cancellation fees shall apply
  • 4-7 days before the tour date – cancellation fees at the rate of 50% of the total order shall apply
  • up to 4 days before the date of tour – full payment of the total order will be charged.
There is a minimum number of participants for the tour to take place.

In case there is not enough signees for the tour there are 3 possible options for you to choose:

1. We shall either offer you another date for the tour
2. Change the order to the bite card  or BITEMOJO tour (for the self guided tour) and refund the balance of the payment
3. Perform the full  refund 

For further details and information, or to book a tour, please contact us.

If you intend to arrive by yourself, as a couple, or in a smaller group and the available time slots do not suit you, we recommend that you purchase a Market Bites tasting ticket, to allow you to taste of the market’s finest foods independently, at your own pace, and without being bound to a specific group. For the Market Bites tasting ticket page, click here.

Have fun at the market!