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Jerusalem: Guided Walking Tour of the Old City

1. 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 and Yad Vashem

2. Jerusalem: Old city and Yad Vashem

On this Jerusalem and Yad Vashem day tour explore the best that the city has to offer. No trip to Israel could be complete without a tour of Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world. There is no better way to understand this unique place than with an experienced local guides, on this tour with pickup from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In its thousands of years of history, Jerusalem, a place of major importance to three main religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam, has seen countless conquests and destruction, triumphs and disasters. An experienced guide will give you a taste of some of the most important places. Discover sites such as 'The Western Wall', the holiest site in Judaism; The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified, and see a view of the impressive Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. These places are located in the 'Old City', an extraordinary walled city, filled with unique buildings, narrow passageways, bustling markets, and a mix of cultures and languages. Outside the walls of the Old City lies modern-day Jerusalem, a vibrant and dynamic place filled with bustling restaurants, cafés, and cultural life. See the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), Rose Garden, and continue to Yad Vashem. Explore the Yad Vashem campus, the Israeli National Holocaust Memorial with its iconic museum and moving atmosphere.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Guided Day Tour

3. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Guided Day Tour

Join this guided tour in Jerusalem, known as the Holy Land. Stroll around the Old town and discover hidden gems that appear around every corner. Visit the Western Wall, Temple Mount, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Start your trip with a pickup, sit back, and relax as you drive to Jaffa Gate. Your guide will tell interesting facts as you drive by. Pass the remains of the Roman Cardo in the ancient heart of the city and see the Hurva Synagogue. Enjoy scenic views from the viewpoint and see some of the world’s most important religious sites. Overlook Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque, and the famous Mount of Olives in the background. From here, head onwards to the thousands of years old Western Wall, walk along the Via Dolorosa and pay a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before discovering the exotic smells and treasures of the vibrant Old City Bazaar. Your last stop of the day is at Mahane Yehuda market, which is filled with colorful vendors selling food, clothes, vegetables, and fruit. You have some time to grab lunch if you like. Be sure to take photos of this colorful market which is full of murals and cool street art. Finish your trip with a transfer back to Tel Aviv in the afternoon.

Jerusalem: Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock Guided Day Tour

4. Jerusalem: Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock Guided Day Tour

Visit some of Jerusalem's most sacred sites and look out over the holy city from the Mount of Olives on this day tour. Walk through Kidron Valley, tour the Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Davidson Center. Visit the Tower of David in case the Temple Mount is closed. Start with a hotel pickup and be driven to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the Jerusalem skyline. Observe the Old City, the Temple Mount, and look across the city's oldest Jewish cemetery which houses between 70,000-300,000 graves. Venturing into the Kidron Valley, see the monumental tombs of Avshalom, the Tomb of Zechariah, and the Tomb of Benei Hezir. The valley features in the Torah several times, including when King David fled from Avshalom. Then, enter Jerusalem’s Old City via the Dung Gate as you head towards the Temple Mount, the site of the first holy temple or Solomon’s Temple. Get to know the events behind the destruction of the First Temple and the Second Temple's fate from your guide. Today, the Temple Mount is home to the Islamic shrine of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Learn why it is revered by Jews, Muslims and Christians and marvel at the golden dome. The Al-Aqsa Mosque played a significant role in the life of Prophet Muhammad and is mentioned in the Koran. Occasionally, the Temple Mount is closed to visitors for security reasons. In such an event, this part of the tour will be modified with a visit to the Tower of David instead. Also known as the Jerusalem Citadel, this ancient symbol of the city stands at Jaffa Gate. Learn about the site’s history going back thousands of years. In the citadel, see important archaeological findings and enjoy brilliant views from the lookout point. After the Temple Mount (or the Tower of David) tour, continue to your next stop, the Davidson Center. At the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, explore excavations that uncovered the city walls from the First Temple Period, steps that led up to Temple Mount, grand arches, Second Temple period streets, and ritual baths. See where Jerusalem’s main shopping street once stood and enjoy displays in the museum. After a day filled with history and wonder, be taken back to your hotel.

Jerusalem: Old City Walking Tour with Private Option

5. Jerusalem: Old City Walking Tour with Private Option

Discover the most exciting and holy places of Jerusalem in private walking tour. Welcome to Jerusalem - the holy land native to all three abrahamic religions! My name is tali I was born and raised in Jerusalem, I am more than happy to take you on a tour through my beautiful city. Explore the oldest part of Jerusalem, built and settled in the fourth millennium bce where you will feel the spirituality and deep rooted history that Jerusalem has to offer. Jerusalem offers a common ground between all three Abrahamic religions, each equally acknowledging Jerusalem as a sacred place. for christians, it's where Jesus was crucified and resurrected. For muslims, it's where muhammad journeyed on his voyage to heaven. For Jews, it's the holy place where the temple of Solomon was built and upheld. As you join me on this tour, we will visit each historical landmark based in Jerusalem, delving deep into its history and culture. Itinerary : Jaffa gate christian quarter church of the Sepulcher, the site of the crucifixion - Golgotha muslim market armenian quarter a visit to a gallery for traditional Armenian art view of the mount of olives the Jewish quarter cardo Street - an ancient Roman street preserved from 2000 years ago synagogues Square western wall view of the temple mount: dome of the rock and al Aksa Mosque since this is a private tour, you can omit some of the sites and focus on the sites that are more important to you. You can also manage the pace of the trip as you wish and stop for authentic local food, enjoy a slow walk through the market, buy souvenirs ect.

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What people are saying about Al-Aqsa Mosque

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Great tour, gives a good overview of the old town of Jerusalem and its main monuments. All 4 quarters are covered with a good mix of visits and free time.

Our guide, Bar, was great and provided a comprehensive, both modern and historically accurate guidance through the magnificent old city of Jerusalem.

Very interesting and varied designed tour. Linguistically excellent!

Wonderful overview of the old city, with great guide, Hagar.

Our guide Tania was highly competent and friendly!