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Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil) Tours and Activities

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During the sixteenth century the Ottoman Turkish sultan Suleiman rebuilt the Old City walls of Jerusalem and included six different gates into the Old City. Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil) is one of the originals, named after its orientation, pointing toward the harbor of Jaffa in Tel Aviv.

This gate on the western wall comprises the original dog-legged pedestrian tunnel leading into the Old City, as well as a car-friendly passage constructed in 1898 to allow German Kaiser Wilhelm II to ride into the city.

As the main entrance into the Old City, the gate makes a perfect starting point for modern-day explorations. Just inside the gate sits a lively souk which leads into the Christian and Jewish quarters.

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Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

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For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world. Take this guided all-day tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year-old history and visit its important sites. See what are widely considered the holiest places in the world: the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Finish the day with time at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum in New Jerusalem. Round-trip hotel transport included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.00
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$73.00
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360 Virtual Tour of Ancient Jerusalem

360 Virtual Tour of Ancient Jerusalem

The Jaffa Gate. A must-see in 360° amongst some of the most popular sites in and around the world. Step into the historically rich atmosphere that Jerusalem has to offer. Our expert world-class guide will highlight the significance of The Phasael Tower, the Herodian Pool, The Royal Stoa, The Second Temple, and more. Ever wondered what the Dome of the Rock looks like inside? Here is your chance to see the most amazing mosaics full of color and light that must be seen to be believed. Welcome to Jerusalem, a city full of wonder, mystery, and historical life waiting to be explored by you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.00
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$14.00
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Jerusalem World Heritage Private Tour

Jerusalem World Heritage Private Tour

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Since Jerusalem’s most sacred sites are hidden in the Old City's maze of streets, simply finding the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim landmarks can be a challenge. Join a private guide for a personalized tour of Old City Jerusalem to discover the treasures within the historic walls; you’ll cover key sites at your own pace, with time to take in the places that interest you most.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$699.99
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$699.99
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 RUN JLM running tour

RUN JLM running tour

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Our activity is unique for a few reasons, firstly we fuse a tour and a run.. So if your in town for business and have no time to tour and you need a run... walla! Secondly all our guides have 2 certifications: guiding and running. So you will be running with very interesting people ! Now that is special. Lastly running in Jerusalem is just something you must try out.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Ashdod Shore Excursion: Jerusalem and Dead Sea Day Trip

Ashdod Shore Excursion: Jerusalem and Dead Sea Day Trip

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Disembark at Ashdod for a full-day shore excursion to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, and experience Israel’s historic sites, religious landmarks and extraordinary landscape. Walk in Jesus’ footsteps at Gethsemane and say a prayer at the Western Wall; explore a bustling Arab bazaar then leave the city walls for the surreal shoreline of the Dead Sea. Walk salt-encrusted beaches, roll in mineral-rich, therapeutic mud and bob around in hyper-saline water before returning to your ship in Ashdod Port.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00

Private Tour: Old City of Jerusalem Christianity Tour

Private Tour: Old City of Jerusalem Christianity Tour

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Visit Jerusalem’s key biblical sites on a private 6-hour walking tour of the Old City. As you wander through the ancient lanes, hear about their pivotal role in Christianity as the backdrop to Jesus’ life and death. Walk part of the poignant Via Dolorosa, the path he took to his crucifixion; and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Pool of Bethesda and other landmarks. Along the way, see the ancient Cardo, the sacred Jewish and Islamic sites of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, and more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
per group
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$450.00
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Private Tour Jerusalem Old City

Private Tour Jerusalem Old City

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Explore Jerusalem with a personal guide, just for your group. The private tour is available for groups of up to six people, and it showcases the sights and surprises of the city, using a personalized approach. Learn about the Jaffa Gate and the Tower of David, and hear biblical tales at Mt. Zion. Other highlights include a visit to the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa crucifixion route, and the history-rich Dormition Abbey. Entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$325.00
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$325.00
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Jerusalem Private Guide Half Day Tour

Jerusalem Private Guide Half Day Tour

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Explore Jerusalem with a private guide on a 4-hour walking tour and experience the city’s most compelling sights. Choose your personal highlights and work with a guide to create the perfect route through the Old City’s narrow lanes and diverse neighborhoods, or step outside the ancient walls into the New City’s bustling streets. Take a stroll through Jerusalem’s café culture and climb the Temple Mount; absorbed the hushed atmosphere in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and chink a note into the pale face of the Western Wall.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$384.62
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$384.62
per group
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Ashdod Shore Excursion: ALL Jerusalem Highlights + visit to Bethlehem

Ashdod Shore Excursion: ALL Jerusalem Highlights + visit to Bethlehem

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When arriving in Israel at the Port of Ashdod, visit the holy sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem on this guided, full-day shore excursion. Discover the history of the different religions of this region and witness the mix of cultures. See the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark; the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born; the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; and many more. Port of Ashdod pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.29
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$101.29
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Jerusalem: Dual Narrative Tour

Jerusalem: Dual Narrative Tour

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Join a unique, inter-faith tour led by one Jewish and one Palestinian guide as you explore Jerusalem’s Old City. Highlights include stops at major religious and historical attractions, including Al Aqsa Mosque, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Go behind the sights to learn in-depth context about recent tensions as you ponder the fate of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

Jerusalem Tours

Jerusalem Tours

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I believe that the difference between an excellent tour and a regular tour is mainly the guide. I am very patient and courteous, professional in my knowledge and most importantly love what I do.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,015.39
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$1,015.39
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Private Guide: 2-Day Walking Tour of Old City and New City Jerusalem

Private Guide: 2-Day Walking Tour of Old City and New City Jerusalem

Experience Jerusalem’s ancient streets and historic sights on a 2-day, guided walking tour that takes in the best of the Old and New City. Navigate the narrow lanes of the Old City’s four quarters, traditionally home to Muslims, Armenians, Christians and Jews; climb the Temple Mount to stand beside the Western Wall, and step beneath the soaring dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Take time to discover the city on your own then rejoin the group to explore the diverse communities that lie outside the Old City walls.
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  • 2 days
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$974.36
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$974.36
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Bethlehem Half Day private Tour From Jerusalem

Bethlehem Half Day private Tour From Jerusalem

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Experience Bethlehem's religious landmarks with a half-day tour from Jerusalem, and enjoy a biblical and historic perspective on churches, chapels and shrines. Enter the 4th-century Church of the Nativity on the site that marks Jesus’ birthplace, then descend into the revered Milk Grotto, a pilgrimage place for believers from around the world. Finish your tour in the rolling shepherds’ fields, where shrines and a Greek Orthodox church celebrate the traditional area where local shepherds saw the star of nativity over two thousand years ago.
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  • 3 hours
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$287.18
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$287.18
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Jerusalem Guided Tour from Tel Aviv incl. Transportation

Jerusalem Guided Tour from Tel Aviv incl. Transportation

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Visit Jerusalem from Tel Aviv on a full-day tour that combines ancient history with modern-day neighborhoods, giving you a more nuanced look at one of the world’s oldest cities. A walking tour of the Old City covers all four quarters—Armenian, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim—and you’ll have free time to eat and explore at the vibrant Mahane Yehuda Market before returning to Tel Aviv.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Private Tour : Tower of David and Jerusalem Old City Quarters

Private Tour : Tower of David and Jerusalem Old City Quarters

Step back into Jerusalem’s ancient history on a 5-hour, private tour of the Tower of David Museum and the Old City. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour to see the sites that interest you most, at your own pace. Get sweeping views from the Jerusalem Citadel, and trace the history of the city through four millennia to modern times. Discover the traditional quarters of the Old City on foot then finish your tour near the Jaffa Gate with insider tips on places to eat, drink and explore.
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  • 6 hours
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$487.18
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$487.18
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Jerusalem Private Tour EXPLORE LIFE THEN & NOW

Jerusalem Private Tour EXPLORE LIFE THEN & NOW

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Jerusalem is a complex city, with many layers of history. With this private tour, avoid being part of the herd and explore at your own pace with a local guide. Visit major sights such as the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, as well as hidden courtyards, rooftops, and bustling markets, and get real insight into life here.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$430.77
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$430.77
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 Jerusalem Christian Protestant Private Tour

Jerusalem Christian Protestant Private Tour

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Explore the top historic and religious sites in Jerusalem on this Christian Protestant-focused private tour of the ancient city. Choosing this private tour ensures individual attention from your guide and means you don’t have to waste your precious time in Jerusalem waiting on other tourists. Plus, your guide can focus on the aspects of the tour that relate to your religious orientation.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$699.00
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$699.00
per group

A full day tour of the Old city of Jerusalem and the City of David

A full day tour of the Old city of Jerusalem and the City of David

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We will meet at Mamila center in Jerusalem, and after a few minutes of chatting, we will customize the tour to suite your interest. A visit to Jerusalem can be overwhelming. I will connect the dots for you and get you to have this wow! moment
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Israel Cultural Gems - Jerusalem Private Day Trip

Lonely Planet Experiences: Israel Cultural Gems - Jerusalem Private Day Trip

Travel into the beating heart of Jerusalem by train and tram, and take in the sights of the locals while the world rushes by. Step off the tram into the bustling market of Mahane-Yehuda and get a feel for the local life with all the stalls that surround you.Make your way through the narrow passageways that lead you to Nachlaot, a neighborhood with a vast history, and find yourself at Jaffa Gate. Satisfy your hunger at a restaurant of your choice. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the place where Jesus has been crucified, buried, and resurrected. Head towards Damascus Gate, which has several names depending on the language that’s being spoken. Every Lonely Planet Experience also comes with six months' free access to Lonely Planet's Guides app, which includes over 8,000 destination guides, and unbeatable discounts in the Lonely Planet store. *Please note that while your transport fee is included, lunch costs are not covered.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.77
Price varies by group size
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$215.77
Price varies by group size
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The Complete Jerusalem Highlights & Must-Sees Private Tour

The Complete Jerusalem Highlights & Must-Sees Private Tour

Check out the walls of the old town of Jerusalem, stand in awe of the historic Jaffa Gate, and marvel at King David’s tower. This bustling hub transforms into a hotspot at night, as bars and restaurants open, and young people hang out till late. Find a hidden passageway that snakes through a vibrant neighborhood, revealing local insights and ancient cisterns, showing how people used to live in the 19th century. Discover where Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected, and find out how the different churches work together, despite the tension to operate one of the holiest churches in the Christian world. Stop by the Western Wall, sacred to the Jewish people, and take part in a famous tradition. Then find a hidden Roman square where you can climb onto a wall for an amazing view of the city. After this complete Jerusalem tour, you can enjoy the rest of your stay going further, off the beaten path, and taking in the local culture.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$296.70
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$296.70
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Private Tour: Highlights of Jerusalem

Private Tour: Highlights of Jerusalem

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The highlights tour in Jerusalem is a good introduction for first-time visitors. We will explore the city of three religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. A sample itinerary includes: 1. Lookout from the Mount of Olives 2. Jaffa Gate - introduction to the Old City. 3. Walk on top of the city's walls and see the Old City from above. 4. Visit the Jewish Quarter and its sites: the Roman Cardo and Hezekiah's Wall 5. Visit the the Western Wall ("The Kotel") - the spiritual heart of the Jewish nation. 6. Follow the story of Jesus along the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Christian Quarter. 7. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which hosts the site where Jesus was crucified (Golgotha Hill) and the site of Jesus burial.
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  • 3 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.00
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$400.00
per group

Jerusalem City of Myth

Jerusalem City of Myth

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Our tour of the Old City takes in all four quarters and key sites including the Western Wall, the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Jaffa Gate. Throughout, our focus will be on understanding why this small area of land on the edge of the desert has been so fiercely claimed by Jews, Christians and Muslims, and why today it is so fiercely contested by Israelis and Palestinians. What can we see today that might help us explain how it came to be this way? Why are its holy sites so important? How did its four quarters come into being and how do its different groups interact? And what is its relationship with the new city which surrounds it? Along the way we'll take the time to experience the immense beauty of the Old City and its buildings, viewpoints, coffee-houses, and hummus joints.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$430.77
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$430.77
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Explore Jerusalem's Old City

Explore Jerusalem's Old City

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Get to know Jerusalem's Old City: its historical and cultural highlights. Meet a rich variety of cultures, religions, and people. Gain new knowledge, have a moving experience, and a lasting impression. Each trip can be tailor-made to your interests and needs. Jerusalem is a city with many steps in its streets and sidewalks, but we can make the tour wheelchair accessible with a little extra planning. Please let me know if you have any special requirements. The price is per group, not per person as indicated.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$579.49
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$579.49
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A Spiritual 'Kotel Tour' With Brunch in Jerusalem

A Spiritual 'Kotel Tour' With Brunch in Jerusalem

A Spiritual Kotel Tour with a Jerusalem Style Brunch! This event is made of two stages, 'A Spiritual Kotel Tour' with her husband, Rabbi Shaul, that will take the group into the spiritual and meditative dimension of the Holy Site together with the archaeology and the history. From the Western Wall, her husband will walk home with the group. A Jerusalem Style Dairy Brunch will be served including a discussion about the topics the group will choose, based on Jewish Spiritual Wisdom, Kabbalah, Hassidic teachings, Positive Thinking given by her husband. *Eatwith is the world's largest community for culinary experiences with locals. Enjoy local food and browse dinner parties, cooking classes, and more in beautiful homes and exclusive venues
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.66
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil) costs USD 14.00. Guided Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil) tours start around USD 14.00 per person. See all 27 Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil) tickets and tours on Viator.
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