In the nighttime hours during the holy month of Ramadan, Jerusalem buzzes with renewed energy as the Muslim community goes from the exhaustion that comes with abstaining from food and drink during the day to the joy and revelry of the celebratory evenings when families and friends gather for the evening festivities and iftar meal.
We will finish the evening with an up-close, exclusive look at the old city’s Muslim Quarter during a nighttime tour with Husam Jubran, our good friend and an expert, Palestinian tour-guide who will introduce us to some of the rich cultures that define this unique neighborhood, and the stories told in its alleyways.
For the better part of 1300 years, various Muslim empires – from the Ummayads to the Ottomans – controlled Jerusalem and the surrounding region. Now, we will have the special opportunity to enrich our understanding of the city’s rich Islamic past through the festivities of this important holy month for many of Jerusalem’s residents.
So, whats the schedule?
17:00 – departure from Tel Aviv (Savidor Central Train Station)
18:00 – pickup in Jerusalem at French Hill
18:15 – arrival in El Azariya and prepare for iftar meal
- beautiful sunset views from the rooftop
19:45 – Iftar meal and celebrations: taste the traditional dishes of Jerusalem, including the famous Qetaif sweet- the star of the Iftar!
20:45 – Depart for Old City
21:15 – Muslim Quarter (Old City) tour:
Learn about the Ramadan “Traweeh” prayer
Sip coffee with local residents in the Cotton Market
Enjoy the holiday energy
22:45 – return to Tel Aviv
*** Please note: we will be picking-up and dropping-off from different points in Jerusalem (French Hill on the way, the chords bridge on the way back)
Part of this trip will take place in Area B of the West Bank. Finjan and Mejdi are not responsible for those who may not be allowed to enter the area.
Trip Fees: 250 NIS total
- 150 NIS paid online via the payment link provided
- 100 NIS cash to be paid to our host family on the evening of the event
- Full transport from Tel Aviv with pickup in Jerusalem
- Licensed Israeli guide
- Licensed Palestinian guide and expert in Muslim Quarter
- Dinner (100 NIS cash payment)
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.
* Part of this trip will take place in Area B of the West Bank. Finjan is not responsible for those may not be allowed to enter the area.
REFUND, CANCELATION & TRIP-ADJUSTMENT POLICY
*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit fee. This fee is 70 NIS
*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.
*** Between seven and three days prior to the trip, participants can cancel their ticket and get a full refund less the deposit fee
*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip
*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).
*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.
*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfil the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.
Departure time is at 17:00 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov). Return to the same point by 23:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time! There will be a pickup in Jerusalem at French Hill.
This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/