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Jerusalem’s Old City Secrets: Beyond the obvious



Meeting Time:08:30

Completion Time: 17:30


Our goal is to show you Jerusalem from a different angle. The city speaks to everyone in a different way, and for us, the best way to understand the Old City is through its back alleys and unique culinary flavors represented by the many cultural and ethnic groups populating the city today.

The day will include a visit to the Temple Mount / Harem el Sharif – the holiest site in Judaism and third holiest in Islam.

You will discover all the things you never knew existed in addition to the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque – including the famous Fountain of Qatbay, Palestinian Leaders’ Tombs and the Tomb of Sharif Hussein and much more.

Of course, we will also enjoy a ton of different Jerusalem treats along the way – including what we think is the best hummus across both Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Make sure you come hungry as we will temp your tastebuds throughout the day. We will also visit a 200+ year old Tehina factory tucked away in the Muslim Quarter

Jerusalem is a maze of markets and we will take you to the city’s oldest and most authentic Middle Eastern suq in the Cotton Merchant’s Market – a great place to enjoy some tea along the way before we head underground! Our goal is to capture Jerusalem from both above and below!

We believe that the key to any trip is the people you meet along the way. Bilal Abu Khalaf is one of them – and we will head to his fabric shop to hear his story as the finest fabric merchant in the region!

This will be a full day of walking, eating, drinking and meeting people across the city, trying to understand the complexities that go into the decision making process with regards to the future of the most holy city on earth!

ARRIVAL IN JERUSALEM: This trip is based on individual arrival and return to and from Jerusalem. We will meet at the Jaffa Gate at 08:30. From there, we will make our way down to the Mugrahbi Bridge and up to the Temple Mount.

COST: The price of the trip is 149.50 NIS for the Early Bird Discounted Ticket. 169.50 is the Standard Ticket Price. Space is limited to roughly half of the usual Finjan trips.

Included in the price

  • Local culinary delights (guide’s choice depending on time, schedule, etc)
  • Beverage
  • Paid site entrances
  • Guided Tour


This trip requires suitable shoes for a day of walking and proper clothes for entering holy sites

* 1.5 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen

* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health. 


*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit  fee. This fee is 50 NIS

*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.

*** Partial refunds will be issued no later than 3 days prior to the trip (50 NIS fee not refunded)

*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip

*** Should a participant cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.

*** Should a participant request a refund within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time, a full refund can be specially issued if that ticket will be purchased by another participant or someone on the Finjan waiting list.

*** 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.

Arrival to Jerusalem is done individually. We will meet at the Jaffa Gate at 08:30 sharp!

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.

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