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Visit Parts of the Old City that Other Tours Don't Reach

posted Dec 8, 2011, 9:54 PM by Jack Cadranel
This week's tours take you into the Muslim and Christian Quarters to explore aspects of the Old City that most visitors don't see.
On Monday 12th December discover what life was like When Jews Lived in the Muslim Quarter. Over the centuries the boundaries of the "four quarters" of the Old City of Jerusalem have always been porous. In the mid-19th Century the Jewish Quarter of the Old City was a dirty, overcrowded and expensive place to live and the Jewish population was growing. One solution was to spread further afield. This tour takes you into the Muslim Quarter and tells the story of the many Jewish homes, businesses and institutions to be found there between 1850 and 1936.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the bus stop by the Jewish Quarter parking lot. (Bus No.38)
On Wednesday 14th December visit Eastern Churches in the Old City. Orthodox churches are amongst the oldest Christian institutions in Jerusalem. To most of the city's inhabitants they remain a mystery. On this tour you will explore historic and richly decorated buildings and learn something of their history as you visit churches from the Orthodox communities of Jerusalem. Modest dress is required on this tour.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Jaffa Gate.
Please note that the schedule is subject to change and that tours will only take place if a minimum of three people have registered. Registration in advance is required. Call 054-647-8955 or email tourwithjack@gmail.com . Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and to bring hats and water. Each tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 70 per person plus site entry fees. There are small site entry fees on Wednesday's tour.