Mount of Olives Group Tour plus Mahane Yehuda Market

from Tel Aviv

Plus
Per person$79

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride the 34-minute express train to Jerusalem
  • Stroll along the famous Mahane Yehuda Market
  • Audio guide – Listen and learn the history of the market
  • Taste a variety of local culinary dishes
  • Enjoy the Mount of Olives Group Tour
  • Walkthrough the Garden of Gethsemane
  • Visit the Church of All Nations

DESCRIPTION

Israel is fully accessible by public transportation! Ride the express train and arrive in Jerusalem in just 34 minutes! Once in the city use the Light Rail to hop on and off, stopping first at the Mahane Yehuda Market. In the afternoon jump on the Light Rail to the City Hall stop and join the Mount of Olives group tour starting from the Jaffa Gate.


MAHANE YEHUDA MARKET – SELF GUIDED

The Mahane Yehuda market Bite card enables you to be a Jerusalem native for a day and get a taste from the best stands in the market.  Moreover, the tour is accompanied by a fascinating audio tour, with all the stories and the legends behind the market.  The Bite card is suitable for Kosher observers. The Bite Card is comprised of 6 slips curated in order to give you a chance to try a variety of products, flavors and the aromas of the market – without having to depend on an organized group, or tour.

Whether you are a couple, a small group, or exploring on your own, you no longer need to feel confined to organized tasting tours of the shuk. Here at Mahane, we’ve worked with top tour guides and the most beloved and colorful shuk vendors to create Shuk Bites – a single map and punchcard that allows you to enjoy the abundance of the market whenever is best for you, to walk around at your own pace, and to enjoy all the best of the best of Mahane Yehuda’s foods and beverages.


MOUNT OF OLIVES – GROUP TOUR

The next part of the tour starts at the Jaffa Gate where you will meet your group to visit the Mount of Olives. You will see a Sandeman guide holding a red umbrella. The Mount of Olives is a sacred site for Christians, Muslims, and Jews alike. Both the Jews and Muslims believe this is where the gates of Heaven will open on Judgment Day.
This 3-hour walking tour leaves from the Jaffa Gate at 14:00 PM. Learn and discover from a licensed guide and visit the important sites such as the Chapel of Ascension, Mary’s tomb and take in the marvelous view of the Old City walls from the top of the Mount of Olives.

What’s included

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Train

Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

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Local Transportation

The IsraelRail Rav Kav Card is valid for local buses, trains and the Light Rail in Jerusalem

Included in the Mahane Yehuda Bite Card

  • A taste of Georgian or Jerusalem traditional baked goods at Imaruly.
  • A taste of kubbeh soup or Moroccan stuffed vegetables.
  • Meat patty or mushroom a la plancha or a taste of hummus with pitsa bread.
  • A cup of fresh health juice.
  • A taste of Israeli boutique beer with popcorn or a plate of dim sum.
  • A taste of  fresh coffee or artisan ice cream.
Guide

Guided Group Tour

Mount of Olives 3-hour guided group tour

 

Itinerary

Map of Jerusalem

8-10 hours
1-30
Availability

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Meet a local IsraelRail representative at the Tel-Aviv Hahagana train station in order to receive your travel itinerary packet

Tip

Arrive to the Mahane Yehuda Market around 11:00 AM to start strolling and tasting!

Meeting Point

For Mahane Yehuda Market – Take the train from the Hahagana train station to the Itzhak Navon station in Jerusalem. Jump on the Light Rail just a few stops to the Mahane Yehuda Market.

For Mount of Olives – Aim to arrive at Jaffa Gate at 13:50 PM. Your Sandemans tour guide will be holding a red umbrella and the tour will begin at 14:00 PM. Sandemans-meeting-point

Dropoff Point

The tour finishes within a 15 minute walk from the Jaffa Gate at the Lion’s gate

Itinerary

Tel Aviv Train Station
Start at the Tel-Aviv Hahagana Train Station

Meet a local representative of IsraelRail and collect your travel itinerary packet which includes your itinerary, the IsraelRail card and a map

Itzhak Navon Station Jerusalem
Arrive at Itzhak Navon Jerusalem Station

Arrive at the Jerusalem Itzhak Navon station after a short 34 minute ride. Exit the station and take the Light Rail towards Heil Ha’avir station

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Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting

Get off the Light Rail at the Mahane Yehuda Market station.

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Taste, Explore and Discover the Market

The Mahane Yehuda market Bite card enables you to be a Jerusalem native for a day and get a taste from the best stands in the market.  Moreover, the tour is accompanied by a fascinating audio tour, with all the stories and the legends behind the market.  The Bite card is suitable for Kosher observers. The Bite Card is comprised of 6 slips curated in order to give you a chance to try a variety of products, flavors, and aromas of the market – without having to depend on an organized group or tour.

Whether you are a couple, a small group, or exploring on your own, you no longer need to feel confined to organized tasting tours of the shuk. Here at Mahane, we’ve worked with top tour guides and the most beloved and colorful shuk vendors to create Shuk Bites – a single map and punchcard that allows you to enjoy the abundance of the market whenever is best for you, to walk around at your own pace, and to enjoy all the best of the best of Mahane Yehuda’s foods and beverages.

Mount of Olives
Mount of Olives Group Tour

Meet your Sandemans tour guide at the Jaffa Gate – The guide will be holding a red umbrella. The tour starts at 14:00 PM. Your Jerusalem Mount of Olives Tour lasts for 3 hours.

Learn and discover from a licensed guide and visit the important sites such as the Chapel of Ascension, Mary’s tomb and take in the marvelous view of the Old City walls from the top of the Mount of Olives. The Mount of Olives is a sacred site for Christians, Muslims, and Jews alike. Both the Jews and Muslims believe this is where the gates of Heaven will open on Judgment Day.

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Continue exploring Jerusalem on your own

After the guided tour feel free to discover more of the Old City or other parts of Jerusalem

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Heading back to Tel Aviv

The last train leaves from Jerusalem Itzhak Navon Station at 21:30. We recommend leaving arriving 20 minutes early, not to miss the last train!
Arriving back in Tel-Aviv you can exit any station

ADDITIONAL INFO

Departure Time
We suggest taking the 09:01 AM train arriving in Jerusalem Itzhak Navon train station at about 09:55 AM
Exit the train station and take the Light Rail 2 stops to the Mahane Yehuda Market.
If you prefer you can also take an earlier train, starting from 08:01 AM. Trains leave the Savidor Center Station every 30 minutes. Check the updated train schedule here!

What to Bring
Remember to wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring a hat to protect against the sun & drink lots of water in the summer months.

Cancellation Policy
Any cancellation prior to 48 hours advance of travel date will incur a fee of $10 USD for the refund procedure.
Upon notice 48 hours advance of departure – the trip is non-refundable!

Unfortunately, these tours are not wheelchair accessible.


TRAIN STATION SECURITY CHECKS

Entry to all train stations is subject to a personal baggage check.

Every station entrance is manned by security guards who operate in accordance with Israel Police guidelines and are committed to upholding your dignity and safety during the security check.

Please be aware that lines may develop at the security check stations during peak hours in the morning and afternoon/evening (6:00am-9:00am and 15:00-19:00), so it is important that you arrive sometime prior to your train’s departure.

LOCKERS IN NAVON TRAIN STATION

Heading to Jerusalem for the day before your flight from Ben Gurion International Airport? Take the train from Tel Aviv and leave your luggage in the lockers at the Itzhak Navon station in Jerusalem.

In cooperation with:
Israel Railways, SANDEMANs NEW Europe and Yalla Basta