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Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Delve into the storied past of Old Jerusalem on this full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Travel to the captivating city and witness the sites held most sacred by the Jewish and Christian religions as your guide explains their secrets and symbolism. Absorb the views from the Mount of Olives, see the Garden of Gethsemane, Hall of the Last Supper and Tomb of King David, and explore the Old City to view the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), step out on the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Full-day coach and walking tour of Old Jerusalem from Tel Aviv
  • View the revered sites of this 3,000-year-old city, including the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa (no. 5-14) and Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • See the Last Supper Room and Tomb of King David on Mount Zion
  • Stop at the Mount of Olives for views over the Old City
  • View the Stone of Anointment, where Jesus’ body is said to have lain, in the Holy Church of the Sepulchre
  • Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop off
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:15 AM
Depart your central Tel Aviv hotel by air-conditioned coach and set out on your day trip to Jerusalem, one of the world’s oldest cities. 

During your journey, hear tales of Jerusalem’s 3,000-year-old past and how the city has been held sacred by the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths since biblical times.

Visit the Mount of Olives, a ridge famous for its sweeping panoramas of the Old City. Take photos from here and admire the key landmarks, including the Dome of the Rock rising from the rooftops. Then, drive along the Kidron Valley to see sites such as the Garden of Gethsemane, the ancient Jewish cemetery and Dormition Abbey.

Continue to Mount Zion and visit the Hall of the Last Supper, a chamber believed to stand where Jesus shared his last meal with his disciples. Then, head downstairs to visit the Tomb of King David before continuing into the walled Old City.

Enter through the Zion Gate and walk to the Byzantine Cardo, the  main thoroughfare during Byzantine times. Next, delve into the Jewish Quarter to see the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), a pilgrimage site for thousands of Jewish worshippers.

Work your way into the Christian Quarter and walk part of the Via Dolorosa, the route taken by Jesus to his crucifixion, to see some of the Stations of the Cross (no. 5-14). Pass through souks and courtyards, and visit the hallowed Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to stand where Jesus died. See the stone where his body was prepared for burial and where he was laid in a tomb.

Lastly, stroll through the bustling Old City Market and perhaps buy souvenirs (own expense) before your tour ends with a drop-off at your Tel Aviv hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Monte das Oliveiras
View the Old City from the Mount of Olives
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Garden of Gethsemane
Pass the Garden of Gethsemane
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Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony)
See the Church of All Nations
Pass By:  
Kidron Valley
Pass through the Kidron Valley
Pass By:  
Dormition Abbey
Pass by the Dormition Church
Stop At:  
The Cenacle
Visit the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
King David's Tomb
Visit King David's tomb
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Zion Gate
Pass through the Zion Gate and enter the Old City
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old City of Jerusalem
Explore the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Armenian Quarter
Visit the Armenian Quarter
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jewish Quarter
Visit the Jewish quarter and walk in the Byzantine Cardo
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Western Wall
Visit the Western (Wailing) wall
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Christian Quarter
Visit the Christian Quarter
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
Visit some of the Stations of the cross (Via Dolorosa)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
Visit Church of Holy Sepulchre
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Muslim Quarter
Visit the Muslim Quarter and explore the Bazaar
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bein Harim Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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Great tour!
Kim M
, Nov 2019
Hava was awesome! We had a great time and got to see everything we wanted. Pick up and drop off were seamless. We leaned a lot about the history and faith of Jerusalem. Highlight of our trip!
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Great trip
Andres P
, Oct 2019
Our guide Hava was amazing. She took us through the entire old city and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend it
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great tour
Wander51542007284
, Dec 2018
very nice, great stories, a lot of history, everything or ganised. I really enjoyed and I strongly recomended. Thanks to our best guide , Ami!
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An absolute amazing tour!! The tour...
Martín U
, Jun 2018
An absolute amazing tour!! The tour guide was awesome!!! I would go again!!
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Great day in Jerusalem and could not...
Joao P
, Feb 2018
Great day in Jerusalem and could not have a better guide. Amir Call Our was the best guide we had in Israel. Very interesting and historical trip but no moment of sleepiness at any moment. The only thing is that the lunch is not so good, very standard but you can go anywhere else since you can meet the trip later, so make a little research and try another place than the one they take you to.
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This trip really isn't good value. I...
Paul
, Dec 2017
This trip really isn't good value. I saw everything on the Jerusalem and Bethlehem tour. My main complaint here was the guide Ithamar. He took us to one shop where we seemed to spend an eternity. We then left the shop and had a very long lunch. Later on we went to one of his friend's stall and waited yet again. All this meant that we only had 15 minutes per location. On the other tour the guide gave us 30 mins per location - and the same locations on a half day tour! Frankly I'd recommend getting transport to Jerusalem, a map and walking round the city yourself. You'd actually see more and have more time to see the sights.
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MUST SEE! Great guide, good lunch, very...
Steven G
, Nov 2017
MUST SEE! Great guide, good lunch, very valuable and insightful.
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star-4
A long day, but very informative...
Gary D
, Nov 2017
A long day, but very informative. Amir the tour guide was brilliant, lots maybe too much !! information and history. I would highly recommend the tour
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I did the Jerusalem day trip. The...
CHRISTINA K
, Nov 2017
I did the Jerusalem day trip. The organization was very good. The website was accurate and received prompt answers to my questions.
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The guide was excellent. The bus...
THOMAS L
, Oct 2017
The guide was excellent. The bus was comfortable and clean. The logistics were efficient. My small complaint was that I was less than thrilled with the lunch at the designated lunch spot. I wish we would have agreed upon a time for lunch, and been allowed to choose staying at the designated restaurant, or eating on our own. While I also recognize the efficiency of trying to keep the group together, I would have much more enjoyed ability to explore the food choices available on my own.
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