Gamification makes everything more fun, including this interactive Jerusalem scavenger hunt tour. If you have any plans to visit Israel and tour Jerusalem, you need to order up this Experiential Guidebook to Jerusalem by Author and Adventuress, Tali Kaplinski Tarlow. It’s an off the bookshelf adventure that’s better than any of the typical off the rack tours you’ll find advertised on Trip Advisor and in your hotel lobby.
Disclosure: Tali is a friend and gifted me a copy of her book. I am thrilled to be able to share it with you, as she is one of the most amazing travel gurus for one of my favorite cities in the world, Jerusalem.
This self guided Jerusalem activity book will make touring a thrill and change everything about your trip.
I first wrote about our Jerusalem Scaventures experience in Mahane Yehuda a few years ago. Scaventures founder, Tali Kaplinski Tarlow delighted my family with an Amazing Race style scavenger hunt through the food market. The experience challenged us to talk to locals, taste new things and learn about the history of the market. We had a blast!
Tali has now taken that sort of experience and expanded upon it in a glorious activity & experience book that appeals to a wide audience.
Whether you are young or old, religious or not (and no matter what your religion, by the way) this book will make your trip!
Tali is especially adept at creating activities for multi-generational groups. No more whiny complaining kids on tour. The book takes you to key locations and introduces ancient and modern history mixed with the local color, photo ops and culinary experiences that make a trip truly memorable. You can do a little or a lot, saving some of the book for later. Choose your own adventures, and enjoy the flexibility of going at your pace and stopping for ice cream.
Here’s how the Experiential Guidebook’s Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt works:
The city is divided into 5 routes. Each self guided tour route has many missions to accomplish along the way. There’s advice about what to bring, what to wear, when to go and how long the tour will last. There’s also advice about whether there will be food along the way and how strenuous the walking is. That’s critical for families!
The best part – you don’t really need to hire a tour guide, or bring a journal along. This book serves as both and is all you need to have on hand tour the areas described. It is an incredible bargain for the price.
This book provides detailed info, instructions and activities for families and groups touring:
- The Old City
- Yemin Moshe & Mishkenot Sha’ananim
- The First Street Station
- Shuk Mahane Yehuda Market
- Har Herzl National Cemetery
I’ve been to Jerusalem a dozen times over the last decade or two but there are still so many experiences in here that I cannot wait to try. With over 100 missions, there is still so much to see and do. This book makes it easy for us to tour at our own pace, and I cannot wait to go back with my family and try some of these activities.
This book is a perfect gift for anyone who is traveling to Israel for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or on a group trip with a little extra time to spend in Jerusalem.