Dual Narrative Tour - Jerusalem Old City - 1/2 Day - October 29

Jerusalem, Jaffa Gate

22 reviews
Oct 29 - 29, 2018
Group size: 1 - 25
Dual Narrative Tour - Jerusalem Old City - 1/2 Day - October 29
Jerusalem, Jaffa Gate

22 reviews

Oct 29 - 29, 2018
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip


NEXT TOUR: October 29, 2018

GUIDES: Aziz Abu Sarah (MEJDI Co-founder & CEO) and Karen Ben Yehuda

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Featured by National Geographic and TED, the Dual Narrative Tour (TM) is now open to the public! In this multi-narrative experience, see Jerusalem presented by one Jewish Israeli and one Palestinian guide in tandem. Visit the “Noble Sanctuary” or “Temple Mount,” the complex ascribed special meaning in biblical tradition, and holy for both Judaism and Islam. Move to a viewpoint overlooking Old City rooftops and the valleys beyond its walls – which points are emphasized in each guides’ narrative? Do the two relate differently to the city’s thousands of years of history? Visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre, a window into the diversity of Christian faith and living example of a tenuous truce. Pass through the Old City’s main arteries and small pathways. Who lived here hundreds of years ago? In 1929? 1967? How is it changing today? Understand deep religious and national ties to Jerusalem, consider recent tensions, and ponder the city’s future.

Half Day Tour - EVERY MONDAY

9:00 - 14:00

Meet at Jaffa Gate, conclude near Western Wall/Al Buraq inside Old City.

What’s included

  • Licensed Tour Guides
    One Jewish Israeli and one Palestinian tour guide
  • Entrances
    To Temple Mount/Noble Sanctuary, Church of Holy Sepulchre area, all 4 quarters
  • Food & Drink

Available options

"Food on the Seam" Mini-Tour


Dual Narrative Tour
Jerusalem - Half Day (9:00 - 14:00)

- Meet your two MEJDI tour guides at the Jaffa Gate  before beginning your tour beside the Tower of David 

- Discuss the Armenian quarter, and then walk down into the Roman Cardo en route to the Christian Quarter

- Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and stops along the Via Dolorosa

- Continue into the Muslim Quarter, passing spice, meat, candy, clothing markets

- Enjoy an introduction to Islamic heritage in Jerusalem and relate to current tensions t between Jerusalem's East and West

- Walk back in the direction of the Jewish quarter, passing various landmarks along the way

- Learn about about challenges of residence in the Old City

- Visit the Cotton Market

- Enter the Western Wall complex and learn about Jewish connection to Jerusalem

- See the Temple Mount/Noble Sanctuary complex (time permitting)

- Conclude with discussion in the shade about Jerusalem's future

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22 reviews
MEJDI Tours differentiates itself by providing exclusive access, authentic traveler experiences, and itineraries that inclusively capture a diversity of narratives animating complex terrain. Founded on the belief that tourism should be a vehicle for a more positive and interconnected world, MEJDI’s socially responsible business model honors both clients and host communities.


This is the most thoughtful and challenging tour I've ever been on, in Israel or otherwise. And with it being so challenging, the respect and mutual admiration between our two guides, Meirav and Nour, inspired hope and dialogue. This tour is a must if you want to get a better idea of just how complicated the conflict is here while understanding both sides just a bit better. I am American Israeli, and I've been living in Israel for the past 7 years, and I can say with a full heart, more people from both sides of this conflict need to take this tour, as well as tourists! Aside from being such a wonderful tour, the organization and the ordering was so smooth. We were running a bit late, and it was very easy to get in touch with the tour organizers, and they were extremely helpful and patient with us. I'm looking forward to joining more tours from Mejdi in the future!!!
The 2 guides were really knowledgeable and they interacted wonderfully together. I was disappointed that we didn’t go down into the Cardo for more explanation about it. The old city was very crowded and the guides did walk too fast. I know they wanted to get everything in but at times you were afraid you were going to lose the group.
Thos was an opportunity to learn from two well informed guides with different points of view, sometimes in conflict. Deep dove into 20th century history leading up to present and good question/answers. It has given me a more compassionate and open minded perspective on Israel and Palestine and their realities.
Visiting somewhere as historically and politically complex as Jeruselem it is essential to get a multi-facited view. The dual narrative tour is essential if you want to get a basic understanding of why Jeruselem today is the place it is. You may end the tour with more questions in your mind, but you will certainly be wiser and more sympathetic to both arab and jewish perspectives. And you will see the major christian, jewish and muslim sights in the Old City!
Great tour about the history, politics and religions surrounding the city of Jerusalem. If you want to hear the 2 different perspectives than this is the tour for you. It was truly a memorable morning
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