Holy City walking tour $30 pp

This tour in the Old City of Jerusalem includes all the places and stories you shouldn’t miss when visiting this fascinating city. One of our professional guides will walk you through the different neighborhoods, take you to the Holy City’s sacred sites and show you some of the most amazing views of Jerusalem.

View from Mount of Olive off the Old City of Jerusalem

Without a doubt, Jerusalem, a sacred city for Jews, Christians and Muslims, will be the highlight of your journey through Israel. The Old City expresses perfectly the colorful spirit of Jerusalem. Experience the four quarters of the Old City with their winding alleys, bazaars, different religions, smells and tastes. Touch the stones of the Western Wall and understand why Jews call this the holiest place on earth. Experience the power of belief in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.

Only in Jerusalem!

The Holy City of Jerusalem is one of the most unique places on earth. Where else can you see people of different religions, nationalities, cultures and ethnicities live side by side in an area of less than one square kilometer? Which other place in the world can capture the interest and imagination of so many different peoples? Where else can you experience so many layers of history piled on top of each other? Where else will every stone and every corner tell its own story? Where can you experience all of this? Only in Jerusalem!
Only a qualified local guide will be able to uncover all of Jerusalem’s secret spots for you. Our guides are not only trained to explain the history of each site to you, but they will also create a connection between each of these sites, allowing you to get the whole picture. If you really want to achieve an in-depth understanding into the soul of this amazing city, you should book your tour now.
Please note that our tours are limited to 15 participants in order to allow each visitor to have a personalized experience. It is the small size of our groups that allows us to take you on top of the Old City's walls, to secret rooftops and through mysterious alleys that are hard to access with larger groups.

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This tour will include, among other things, a visit to the following sites:

JAFFA GATE
We start our day at the Jaffa Gate, connecting the history of the Old and New Jerusalem. Once we officially enter the Old City, we will pass the Tower of David, one of the emblematic buildings of Jerusalem. After crossing the Armenian Quarter, with it typical and colorful shops, we will enter to the Jewish Quarter.
THE CARDO
In the heart of the Jewish Quarter is hidden one of the pearls of Jerusalem, the Roman Cardo, used for centuries as the main street of the city where most of the commercial and social activities were taking place. We will continue through the modern shopping area, where we will learn about ritual objects used in Judaism from centuries until today and we will see the beautiful examples of Jewish modern art.
THE BROAD WALL
A few steps from the commercial area we will go back in time, with the help of archaeology and the Old Testament, to the days of Hezekiah when a miraculous event took place and Jerusalem was saved from destruction.
PLAZA
In The central Plaza of the Jewish Quarter we will be see how the quarter developed in the last 60 years since the establishment of modern Israel and how daily life is for the locals.
WESTERN WALL
we will visit the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people, the Western Wall, where they had prayed for centuries.
VIA DOLOROSA
Following the painful path of Jesus on his way to his crucifixion. We will join at the 3rd station after a breathtaking rooftop view at Mount of Olives from the Austrian Hospice.
HOLY SEPULCHER
After Jesus was condemned to death, he was crucified on Mount Golgotha and was buried in a nearby tomb. According Christian tradition after three days he rose from dead. From this moment the Tomb of Resurrection became the central place of faith for all Christians in the world. This is going to be the end of our tour.

During the tour we will see and pass but not enter the Hurva Synagogue, The Temple Mount with the  Al Aksa Mosque and The Dome of The Rock.

Details:

  • Guaranteed departure.
  • Start and finish: Jaffa Gate (click for map).
  • The price per person is $30, children under the age of 12 pay only $20.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 8.
  • Language: English
  • Duration 3 hours, from 9 am until 12 noon and 1 pm until 4 pm.
  • All of tour guides are officially licensed by the Ministry of Tourism of Israel.
  • Transportation not included, click here in order to find out how to reach the meeting point in Jerusalem by public transportation from Tel Aviv.
  • Please note that modest attire (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) is required for visiting the city’s holy sites.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 10 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is 100% refund minus transaction costs. If you cancel between 4 and 10 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% refund. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is no refund.

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