Tours & activities in Jerusalem

Shabbat Experience

Experience a genuine Shabbat in Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter

ABOUT THE Shabbat Experience

The Jewish people invented the concept of the weekend, and the day of rest, and for that, we can all be grateful. Join the 2-hour Shabbat Experience on Friday nights at the Jaffa Gate as your expert local guide introduces you to one of the most important aspects of traditional Judaism.


Powerful prayers at the Western Wall

Chances are you will have seen the Western Wall on either the FREE Tour or the Holy City Tour, but you haven't really grasped its power until you have seen it in the golden hours before Shabbat begins. As people begin to arrive at the Wailing Wall and offer their sincere and powerful Shabbat prayers, you will understand that you are witnessing one of the most important elements of the traditional Jewish faith.

Inside the Old City's Jewish Quarter

Focused on the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, your local and licensed guide will take you to some of Jerusalem's most important Jewish sites. Discover the Hurva (ruined) Synagogue and the four Sepharadic synagogues as your tour guide explains some of the different aspects and movements of Judaism, and talks you through the external characteristics of the Jewish Orthodox.


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Next departure in English : Friday 18th Oct 20195:00 PM
Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local Licensed English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • This tour usually finishes at the Wailing Wall, but you can also walk back to Jaffa Gate with the guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Your Shabbat Experience starts just outside the Jaffa Gate


  • Explore Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter
  • Discover the Hurva (ruined) Synagogue
  • Learn about the different aspects and movements of Judaism
  • Visit the four sephardic synagogues
  • Be moved by the prayers at the Wailing Wall
  • Understand the external characteristics of the Jewish Orthodox
  • Be grateful for the day of rest and ask, "whose great idea was that?"
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Where the famous FREE Tour gives you a good overview of the city, the themed select tours give you a more in-depth look at some of the most fascinating periods or neighbourhoods of Jerusalem.

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