Passover in Jerusalem (Pesach in Jerusalem) is one of the busiest times in the city with loads of special things to do for Passover and thousands of tourists coming to celebrate the significance of the words Jews say, “next year in Jerusalem”. School kids in Jerusalem are on holiday over Passover meaning that families are also out looking for things to do. The result is an amazing array of special events in Jerusalem for Passover for families: shows, museums events, festivals, and special tours. Also check Passover in Tel Aviv for Tel Aviv or our general guide to Passover in Israel.
Passover in Jerusalem Highlights
Free Museums over Passover
Every year Bank Hapoalim sponsors tens of Israeli museums to open for free over the Passover period. These include some of the biggest and best museums in Israel.
For more information or to see which museums are included, read about free museums in Jerusalem over Passover.
Special Museum events
Most of the major museums in Jerusalem are putting on special events for families – these include the Israel Museum, the Bloomfield Science Museum, the City of David, and the Tower of David.
visit the most beautiful neighborhoods in Jerusalem
Spring is officially here, a great opportunity to take advantage of the warm weather and head out to explore some of the cities beautiful and significant neighborhoods.
Yemin Moshe & Mishkenot Sha’ananim – is the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside of the old city walls and lies on a hill directly across from Mount Zion. It is one of the most unique and Pastoral neighborhoods in Jerusalem where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the old city walls as well as a visit to the historical Montefiore Windmill. More details about Yemin Moshe.
Ein Kerem is a picturesque village about a 20-minute drive from city center of Jerusalem, where you can enjoy a nice walk and the beautiful landscape surrounding the area. Visit impressive churches and find local cafes or restaurants scattered throughout the village. More details about Ein Kerem.
Visit Masada or the Dead Sea
Choose one of the best tours to Masada and you’ll have an amazing experience at this magnificent site or simply head to a beach at the Dead Sea for some chill time.
Jeep and ATV Tours
Head out of Jerusalem and explore the surrounding Judean Desert or Jerusalem Hills with a jeep tour or drive yourself through the Jerusalem Hills in an ATV
Tours are available every day. Jeep tours are from $250 per family/group, ATV tours from NIS 270 per couple.
Join a tour
Either take a private guide, or join a group, and explore parts of Jerusalem you might otherwise not have seen. From our Jerusalem, Dead Sea & Bethlehem tour to private tours of Jerusalem – great for a family or small group, there are loads of great tours of Jerusalem for you.
Pesach in Israel
There are loads of things to do for Passover in Israel if you leave Jerusalem for a while. Check out our separate article about things to do for Passover in Israel.