Jaffa Gate

We start here at Jaffa Gate. This is where most tours start. If you can, start early. Before 9am when the city fills up with tourists.


Jaffa Gate is the main gate through which tourists enter the Old City. So as you might expect, there are plenty of scammers around.

There are a few things to be aware of:

There are definitely much better places to change money…

I have heard a lot of complaints about the taxi drivers waiting at the gate.

There are men offering free private tours who will actually take you to their shops and pressure you to buy their wares.

But there are some legit free tours starting at Jaffa Gate. These are the tip-based tours.

Jaffa Gate

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