Hanukkah in Jerusalem Evening Tour

Hanukkah in Jerusalem Evening Tour

Starts in: Jerusalem Available: December 22 & 25
Guided Tour
2 hour tour
$49per person
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Hanukkah in Jerusalem Evening Tour Highlights


Enjoy the wintery atmosphere of Jerusalem at night as the picturesque city lights up to celebrate Hanukkah


Experience the history of the iconic Festival of Light in real time with an expert local tour guide


Tour the winding alleys of Nachlaot, one of Jerusalem’s oldest neighborhoods, with local residents’ Hanukkah candles lighting your way


Taste a piece of local culture: try authentic Hanukkah donuts, Sufganiyot and Sfenj, fresh from the famous outdoor market Machane Yehuda

Why we chose this tour

Our Hanukkah in Jerusalem Evening Tour is a unique opportunity to make memories on your upcoming trip to Israel while getting a glimpse of how locals celebrate this magical festival. You will experience the magic of Jerusalem in all its winter splendor. In 2022, Hanukkah overlaps with Christmas, and the Hanukkah in Jerusalem Evening Tour is available for two dates during the 8 day festival: on the evenings of the 22nd and 25th December in Jerusalem.

During the tour you will taste delicious traditional Hanukkah treats from Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem’s iconic outdoor shuk (marketplace). Then, take a journey through the charming alleyways of Jerusalem’s most interesting neighborhood, Nachlaot, with an expert guide, with local residents’ Hanukkah candles illuminating your way. End your tour by seeing Jerusalem’s biggest Christmas tree. This two hour tour is the perfect way to end a day in Jerusalem, which you can experience during this Jerusalem Highlights Day Tour. Make winter memories that last during your time in Israel and reserve your space now for this unforgettable cultural experience.

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Hanukkah in Jerusalem Evening Tour Itinerary

17:00 - Pick up from Jerusalem
  • Meet your guide at the Machane Yehuda Market
Guided Hanukkah Tour in Jerusalem
  • First, you will explore the famous Machane Yehuda outdoor food market as the sun sets.
  • You’ll get a taste of the local traditions by enjoying some Hanukkah donuts, Sufganiyot and Sfenj, which are baked fresh each day, from local vendors’ stalls in the marketplace.
  • See the communal Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony in the heart of the marketplace.
  • As it gets darker, your guide will take you on a journey through the winding alleyways of Nachlaot. A cross section of Orthodox Jews, young hipsters, and immigrants from all over the world, this is one of Jerusalem's oldest and most interesting neighborhoods.
  • Enjoy learning about this Jewish Festival of Light in the heart of the city. See how the locals celebrate Hanukkah.
  • Carry on through the picturesque Jerusalem city center and finish for a photo opportunity at the YMCA Christmas tree
19:30 - Drop off at Jerusalem
  • The tour will end at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem
NB - all timings on Hanukkah in Jerusalem Evening Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Hand-picked expert tour guide
Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony in Machane Yehuda
Buying snacks (Hanukkah donuts), approx. NIS 10-15 per donut
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes
Winter clothes
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