Private, Kid-Friendly Tour of Jerusalem
From April - October:
We’ll kick things off with a hands-on archeological visit to the City of David’s ancient water tunnel. As the kids splash their feet through the ancient streams, we’ll explore the water tunnels and learn about King Hezekiah’s water protection system. From there, we’ll move on to see one of Jerusalem’s most iconic sites: the Western Wall. We’ll discuss how people have journeyed over the years to this site, following in the footsteps of former pilgrims from thousands of years prior. As we travel through time, we’ll learn about various battles and uprisings that have taken place within the City Walls, weaving tales of the heroes and villains associated with these events.
From November - March:
The Western Wall stretches along almost half a kilometer, but today, the part visible to all at the Western Wall Plaza is a mere 70 meters of it. The tour of the Western Wall Tunnels led by an internal guide allows visitors to reach the segments of the Wall hidden from view, and to touch the original and special western wall stones that tell the story of the Jewish nation. Visitors to the Western Wall Tunnels walk through ancient and fascinating subterranean spaces with exquisite archeological findings, such as large stone arches, water pits, an ancient water aqueduct that ends at the Strouthion Pool, and more.
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Ronen always loved traveling and the outdoors as he was growing up in Israel. After graduating high school, he volunteered on a kibbutz in the south of the country for a year. Once drafted into the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), he served in an airborne infantry unit; Ronen is still active in the reserves. A native-born Israeli, Ronen has always been passionate about the rich, complex history the country has to offer. He focused his education on Israel studies at Haifa University. Ronen has been working as a guide since 2006, with the exception of a six-month break for a solo backpacking trip across Southeast Asia. When he returned from his adventures, he realized that traveling and guiding were his true passions and decided to turn his hobbies into a career. To further his passion, he guides in eastern Europe as well. His primary interests, shaped by the region in which he grew up, are religion, geopolitics, history, agro-tech, and business. In his free time, he enjoys playing drums, cycling, and hiking.
Reut has been guiding for over ten years, leading tours and educational programs for all age groups. After military service, she went on two volunteer trips overseas. She first spent a year in Melbourne, where she led activities and seminars at a school in a local Jewish community, serving students from first grade through university. When she came back to Israel, she participated in Ein Prat Midrasha, a program focused on Israeli and Jewish studies. She also graduated with a degree in Middle Eastern studies from Hebre University. Alongside her university studies, she completed tour guide courses and began guiding groups across the country. She specializes in Israel’s archaeological sites and enjoys working with groups of all backgrounds to find individual connection points with Israel’s religion, history, art, technology, or food.
Orit was born and raised in Jerusalem. After spending years in different cities, she returned to her home. Orit earned her MA in Philosophy from Hebrew University in Philosophy, a background she brings into her guiding. After 15 years in the restaurant business as a manager and culinary consultant, Orit became a certified tour guide and now works to combine both of her loves: food and travel. Orit uses food to tell the story of Israel, past and present.
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