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Full Day City Tour of Jerusalem

1. Full Day City Tour of Jerusalem

Get to know the holy city of Jersualem. This full-day tour will take you through the city's major attractions, beautiful views and historical gems alike. Today's first stop is Mount Scopus. Here, be treated to a panoramic view of the city below. Next, enter the Old City to see the Western Wall, Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. Later, move on to the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and the tread the recently restored Roman road of the Cardo. You will visit the colorful city bazaar and the Western Wall, proceeding to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, rumored to be the place where Jesus is buried and was resurrected. If your tour is on a Saturday, at Mt. Zion you can visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David's Tomb. From here, you will continue to the New City and spend some time at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, a beautiful building that stands in contrast to the horrific story told between its walls. If you've got a bit of time to spare, visit the Hall of Remembrance and the Hall of Names before you return to your hotel.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old & New City Bus Tour

2. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old & New City Bus Tour

Embark on a full-day guided trip to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Visit highlights in the new and old cities, including the Wailing Wall, Via Dolorosa, Mt. Zion, and Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Hear the city's history from your guide. You will leave with a comprehensive overview of the city, having walked in the quarters of the Old City, continue to the poignant, Holocaust Museum for the later part of the day. Start at the Mount of Olives to take in a panoramic view of the dusty city below. Then enter the Old City and tour the main attractions, such as the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. Walk through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and the recently restored Roman road of The Cardo, visible on Jewish Quarter Street. Visit the bazaar and the Western Wall, or Kotel, and proceed along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher, also known as Church of the Resurrection and said to be the place where Jesus is buried and was resurrected. Ascend to Mt. Zion. On Saturdays you can visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David's Tomb. Continue to the new city by car and spend some time at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. The sprawling complex contains several sections, but it is the Museum that draws thousands of visitors ever since it opened in 2005. The beautiful building stands in contrast to the horrific story told within. You will also want to see the Hall of Remembrance and the Hall of Names before your return journey to Tel Aviv.

From Ashdod Port: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

3. From Ashdod Port: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

Your guide will be waiting for you when you disembark from your cruise ship in Ashdod and the tour will begin with a pleasant drive to Jerusalem in a comfortable vehicle with A/C. At Mt. Scopus, the tour stops for a panoramic view across the city rooftops. Then drive towards the Old City passing biblical sites like the Garden of Gethsemane that stands on the Mount of Olives alongside the Church of All Nations. Also, spot the ancient Jewish tombs in Kidron Valley, and the Ophel Promenade as we drive parallel to the Old City walls. We enter the Old City on foot through one of the massive gates in the 16th-century walls and pass the Western Wall excavations as we walk towards the Western Wall. This sacred Jewish site is all that remains from the 2,000-year-old holy Jewish Temple that once stood on Temple Mount. In the Jewish Quarter, we see the Byzantine Cardo lined with columns, then we walk along a section of the Via Dolorosa, as Jesus did bearing his cross. The Via Dolorosa culminates at the Holy Sepulcher Church which was built in the 4th century to encompass Christ’s tomb and the site of the crucifixion at Golgotha (Calvary). The tour stops for a lunch break in the Old City and you have time to meander through one of the traditional markets. Leaving the Old City we can see Mount Zion as we drive towards the town where Christ was born. In Bethlehem, we tour the Nativity Church and see the Holy Grotto where the nativity took place. The tour ends with a drive back to Ashdod port where you can rejoin your cruise ship and continue to your next port of call.

Jerusalem: Small Group Full-Day Tour

4. Jerusalem: Small Group Full-Day Tour

Experience the important sites of Jerusalem on a full-day tour that covers all the bases of this ancient and holy city. After morning pick-up from your hotel, drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper, and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, also known as the Roman Road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City to visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque neighborhood, stopping by Mary's spring and continue to visit the remarkable Church of Saint John the Baptist. As you are escorted, your tour guide will explain the religious, cultural, and historical significance of the places you are seeing, providing you with a comprehensive introduction to Jerusalem. Please note that on April 9, 15, 20,29; May 29; September 19, 20, and 27, 2020, the visit to Yad Vashem will be replaced by a visit to Ein Karem.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Biblical Full-Day Tour

5. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Biblical Full-Day Tour

Begin your tour of Biblical Jerusalem with a bird’s eye view across the city from the Mount of Olives. From here you can see beyond the Old City walls to Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. Then drive down the mount, passing an ancient Jewish cemetery, the Biblical Garden of Gethsemane, the stunning Church of All Nations and the Kidron Valley where monumental Jewish tombs have stood for centuries. As you approach the Old City, you'll pass the Dormition Church and arrive on Mount Zion. In Jerusalem, visit the Room of the Last Supper where Christ ate with his Apostles on the eve of his crucifixion. This room is also called the Upper Room as it is on a floor over the site of King David’s Tomb. Then enter the Old City Armenian Quarter via the Zion Gate and pass the Armenian Church of St. James. Your tour guide will tell you about the fascinating Armenian culture, before you move on to the Jewish Quarter. Here the tour pauses at the Byzantine-era Cardo. This excavated, 1,500-year-old street was once Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare. In the Jewish Quarter you'll stop to see the sacred Western Wall. As the last surviving part of the Second Jewish Temple, the Western Wall is the holiest Jewish landmark in the world. Here you'll join others who come to place a prayer note in the crevices of the ancient wall. Then, retrace the course Jesus took as he carried his cross to Calvary along the Via Dolorosa. You'll arrive at the sacred Holy Sepulchre. This 4th century church holds the last few Stations of the Cross including Calvary where Jesus was crucified and his burial tomb. The vast structure is shared by several Christian denominations and has more than 30 chapels. Then, conclude your tour with a little retail therapy in the traditional Old City bazaar before the trip back to your hotel.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old and New City Tour

6. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old and New City Tour

Delve deep into the complex history of Jerusalem and learn about its religious and cultural significance, on this stimulating tour led by a professional guide. After being collected from your hotel in Tel Aviv, drive to Mount of Olives to enjoy a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Here your guide will introduce to you some of the facts and stories behind the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and roam the winding Armenian and Jewish Quarters, reaching the recently excavated Cardo–the Roman Road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall and hear stories and myths connected to this landmark. Visit the Kotel, and continue on to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This is a great chance to visit such a famous work of architecture. Afterwards proceed to the New City and visit Yad Vashem–the memorial to the Holocaust. Pay your respects here and spend some time reflecting. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Enjoy a stroll in the picturesque village, stopping by Mary's spring and continue to visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist.

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Tour From Jerusalem

7. Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Tour From Jerusalem

Enjoy a full-day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem and discover the holiest of holy cities and the spiritual sanctuary to 3 great religions with a history that dates back over 4 millennia. Start by driving to the Mount of Olives for panoramic views of Jerusalem's Old City. Stop at Mount Zion to see King David's tomb, the room of the last supper, and the Dormition Abbey. Then tour the main attractions of the Old City such as the Wailing Wall. Stroll through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters with your government-licensed guide, and see the restored Roman road of The Cardo. Continue along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was buried and resurrected. Drive to Bethlehem to get an overview of the Shepherds' Field, and visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world and site of Jesus's birth. Soak up the lively atmosphere at Manger's Square before heading back to your hotel.

Jerusalem: Guided Walking Tour of the Old City

8. Jerusalem: Guided Walking Tour of the Old City

Starting from Jaffa Gate of the Old City, we’ll step back into time and walk through the different Quarters of the Old City. Taking in the indescribable energy that every corner presents, we’ll visit the sites most holy to all three religions. To Jews, King David’s Tomb and the Western (Wailing) Wall, the last remains of the Jewish Temple which stood here thousands of year ago. To Muslims, the site where the Prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven, the Dome of the Rock, as well as the beautiful Al Aqsa Mosque. And to Christians, the Via Dolorosa along which Christ walked with his own cross to his crucifixion, and the room of the last supper, as well as venturing inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre! Biblical stories will be put into context as you stand in the place where they took place whilst learning about the 5 Pillars of Islam, the foundation of the Jewish nation and the discovery of the True Cross, to name a few.

Jerusalem: Old City Private Walking Tour of Religious Sites

9. Jerusalem: Old City Private Walking Tour of Religious Sites

Discover over 3,000 years of history in Jerusalem's Old City on this private walking tour. Visit sites such as Golgotha and Mount Zion and learn about the people who shaped ancient history. Meet your guide at the Jaffa Gate and start your tour at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Discover more about the site and its poignance for Christians. Pilgrims from all over the world visit the church. Follow the Via Dolorosa on your way to the Western Wall. Marvel at what remains of the temple built by King Herod then walk up to the Temple Mount. Admire the exteriors of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Learn about the importance of these sites to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Walk to Mount Zion where the tomb of King David stands. Nearby, find the room where the Last Supper was supposed to have been held. Admire the Abbey of the Dormition and its towering architecture. The tour ends with a round-trip back to the Jaffa Gate.

Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

10. Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

See the most important sights in Jerusalem on a full-day tour of the city. Begin with a drive to the Mount of Olives for panoramic views over the City of Peace. Then stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo; the Roman Road. See the Jewish Western Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City to visit Yad Vashem; the Jewish memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque village stopping by Mary's spring before continuing to visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist.

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... what an experience! A great and demanding tour with a top guide who really knew everything (!) and was able to answer every question. It was a lot of fun and although it wasn't my first time, I learned a lot of new things. This tour was really great. Tight schedule but without hectic and always on topic.

Shlomo was AMAZING! He gave such a good tour! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and let us pick his brain while we ate lunch. Highly recommend the tour itself because the Old City is tremendously interesting; but you should definitely get Shlomo to be your guide.

Our tour guide was amazing. He made sure we didn’t miss a thing and was very knowledgeable and informative. Great tour.

Such a magical place to visit! We had an amazing guide with many interesting stories.

Saw so many wonderful historical places and learned so much about where we were!