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Yalla Basta, the leading market-tourism company in Israel, is an innovative tourism project which offers new, savory ways to get acquainted with the wonders of the Israeli markets. Yalla Basta's Shuk Bites cards and guided tours enable you to meet...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Jerusalem, Israel
+972 76-539-8000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moran was very friendly, informative and knows her way around the Market. The Tour was fun and divers , we tasted all sorts of foods and met wonderful sellers with great quality produce and foods. This was our second tour with Yalla Basta and definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Efrat K
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We bought delicious teas, spices and Chanukah donuts- everything was fresh and it is a fun place to go

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Patty K
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing informative and tasty tour of the Machane Yehuda shuk thanks to our fantastic tour guide Orit Highly recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Ruth was our tour guide and she was funny, interesting and captivating. She showed us places we would have never seen and we tasted them most amazing food! During the tour, the Bata owners told us their story and the story of their food. A...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Always a great bit of excitement at the market just before Shabbat. Very busy, colorful and a treat to all the senses.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Isabel E
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We booked a private tour of the Machane Yehuda. Maria was very delightful and accommodating to work with us when as we were booking last minute (the day of the requested tour). The tour was wonderful! Our tour guide, Moran, was fabulous! She is energetic,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Amit our guide gave us a fascinating insight into the way in which the Market’s history and function evolved as the times changed. We were taken to several stalls and shops at which all the samples we were given were excellent and in several cases...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dontbreakaleg
Yalla B, Manager at Yalla Basta, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed it You are absolutely right that a good tour depends on the excellent tour guide, and we work only with the best. You are invited to visit us in other markets and experience other culinary experiences

Reviewed October 12, 2018

I went on a tour with Amit, it was excellent ! Very interesting explanations, the good was awesome... We were 3 french friends and we appreciated a lot :)) Toda raba !!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnG2455
Yalla B, Manager at Yalla Basta, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear John, Thank you very much for your feedback. We hope to host you on one of our tours again!

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Tour of the machane yehuda shuk w Rei was terrific. He is knowledgeable and engaging. He knows how to sustain everyone’s interest. The food choices were good (not everything was vegan- friendly). Highly recommend the tour and the specific guide

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dhcdmd
Yalla B, Manager at Yalla Basta, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear Dorit, Thank you very much for your nice feedback. Roye is great guide indeed. We shall take into account the "Vegan-friendly" comment for the future. Hope to host you again at the Israeli markets. BR, Maria

Reviewed August 19, 2018

We enjoyed the tour a whole lot, Uri was very flexible and took the tour where we wanted it to go. He was great at listening to what we want and going with the group vibe. The tastings were delicious and it was a great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emanuell H
Yalla B, Manager at Yalla Basta, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear Emanuell, Thank you very much for this feedback. Uri will deffinatelly be very glad as well. The whole process of communication with you was so pleasant. And we hope to host you again!

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Response from Michaelweiss | Property representative |
Hi, and thanks for reaching out to us! This is a great question that is being asked by people all the time :) You can definitely do it this way (2 cards + buying on the go), the only disadvantage with this direction is that... More