Explore the Orthodox Jewish quarter of Jerusalem, on a 4-hour walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable guide, the tour offers a fascinating insight into the life and culture of the city's Haredi Jews. Meet a local family in their home, and visit the places integral to their way of life such as an active synagogue, bakery and community center. Sample traditional Jewish pastries and bread, admire ancient artifacts in a local library, and learn all about the role of the religious community in modern Israeli society.
Meet your guide at Davidka Square in Jerusalem, and walk the short distance to a Jewish neighborhoods around the city. Visit a community of strictly Orthodox Jews who have, in most senses, rejected modern culture.
Stroll around and enjoy several stops to see a working synagogue, charity and community center, girls school and even a soup kitchen. Learn about the Haredi Jews as you walk, from their beliefs to their lifestyles and culture, which is evident around you. Visit a bakery to sample traditional Jewish pastries such as rugelach and challah, bread made for Shabbat, and see a famous Jewish tomb where two rabbis from the Hasidic group of Gur are buried.
Midway through the tour, head inside a local family home to get an insight into home life for members of the religious community. To help understand their culture further, your next stop is at a large library, which holds an impressive collection of ancient Jewish artifacts. After four hours exploring the district, return to the start point where your tour ends.
Please note: This tour does not include a'Mea She'arim walking tour.