The Jewish Shabbat introduced the world to the idea of the weekend - learn all about the origins, history and curiosities of the holy day on this walking tour of Jerusalem's historic centre.
From sunset on Friday until the first three stars appear in the night sky on Saturday: this is the official duration of Shabbat, the Jewish holy day of rest. Learn all about this sacred tradition and experience the first few hours of the holiday on our guided walking tour, starting at Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate.
This walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem will take you to the sites of greatest significance to the Jewish people during the Shabbat. You'll stop firstly at the impressive Hurva Synagogue. Learn all about the symbolism and tumultuous history of the temple, including the many times it has been destroyed throughout history: 'Hurva' meaning ruins in Hebrew.
Continue your exploration of Jerusalem's Jewish neighbourhoods to the complex of temples known as the Four Sephardic Synagogues. Admire the architecture of this group of sacred buildings as you hear about their history, and learn how Sephardic Jews, a community originating from the Iberian peninsula, celebrate their Shabbat.
To finish your tour, you'll head to the Western Wall, one of the most sacred sites in Judaism. Get to know its history and the practices of those who pray there, including the tradition of placing notes in the wall.
This tour does not include entrance to the interior of any monuments, remaining outside to observe architectural details.
|Adults||Students with valid student card||Children under 13 years old|
Students with valid student cardUS$ 26
Children under 13 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Jerusalem history.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Jerusalem local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).