Al-Aqsa Mosque

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From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Day Tour with Guide

1. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Day Tour with Guide

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

2. 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.

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What people are saying about Al-Aqsa Mosque

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4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Excellent tour

Looking for a day trip from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it was slim pickings on ones with good reviews. Others do multiple pick ups, takes 3 hours to arrive and has you in Jerusalem during the busiest period of the day. We were one of the first groups in early (the central pick up point means you get to Jerusalem way quicker) and they don’t waste time trying to take you to stores to buy trinkets with kick backs like so many others complain of. When you leave the old town around 1pm, everyone else is just getting into the swing of things and it is packed. Chris was an informative and courteous guide, and feel very lucky to stumble across this gem.

This tour was exactly what we needed! As we only had a day to see Jerusalem, the tour gave us a great flavour of the incredible culture, history and uniqueness of Jerusalem. I just wish we had more time to spend in Jerusalem, a few days at least is needed to properly appreciate it!

the guide told very well and in a nice way about the different sights. I expected we would have more time in the souk in the old town. We went to the new market instead. I found that less interesting and too short a time there. Also very nice with a small group of people.

everything was in order and the mini bus on time .our tour guide Liran was very nice and friendly but also had a lot of knowledge about the places and their history. Really a tour to remember !