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From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Guided Day Tour

1. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Guided Day Tour

Explore the ancient and holy city of Jerusalem on a full-day guided tour from Tel Aviv. Discover the fascinating history and diverse cultures that have shaped this city for thousands of years. With a knowledgeable guide to lead you through the winding streets and ancient landmarks, this tour is the perfect way to experience the best of Jerusalem in a single day. Your day begins with a visit to the vibrant Mahane Yehuda Market, where you can explore the stalls and taste the flavors of Israel's rich culinary scene. Afterward, you'll head to Jaffa Gate, the main entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem. From there, you'll explore the ancient walls and make your way to the Tower of David, a fortress that has stood for nearly 2,000 years and now houses a museum dedicated to the history of Jerusalem. Continuing through the winding streets of the Old City, you'll discover the Cardo, the ancient Roman road that once linked Jerusalem to the Mediterranean. You'll also visit the Hurva Synagogue, which has been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries. Then, you'll make your way to the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, where you can witness the fervent prayers of worshipers from all over the world. Next, you'll visit Temple Mount, the site of some of the most important religious landmarks in the world. You'll see the stunning Dome of the Rock, a Muslim shrine that dates back to the 7th century, and the nearby Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the oldest and most revered mosques in the world. Continuing on, you'll follow the Via Dolorosa, the path that Jesus is believed to have taken on his way to the crucifixion. Along the way, you'll see the Stations of the Cross and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus is said to have been buried and resurrected. Finally, you'll wander through the winding alleys of the Old City Bazaar, where you can haggle for souvenirs and local handicrafts. With an experienced guide to lead you every step of the way, this full-day tour of Jerusalem from Tel Aviv is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the history, culture, and spiritual significance of one of the world's most fascinating cities.

Jerusalem: 3–Hour Old City Tour in French

2. Jerusalem: 3–Hour Old City Tour in French

Start your 3-hours tour from the Jaffa Gate. Evoke the creation of the State of Israel and get to know the Neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Begin our journey in time with the Armenians Quarter. Then, head on to the Jewish Quarter, continue to the Roman period borrowing the Cardo, continue tour journey in time thanks to the Bible and the story of Hezekiah, a pious king whose technical prowess never ceases to amaze. Rediscover the temple of Jerusalem, the Western Wall, and the Islamic era of Jerusalem. Finally, end your tour at the church of St Sepulcher and the story of passion.

Jerusalem: Old City Shabbat Experience and Walking Tour

3. Jerusalem: Old City Shabbat Experience and Walking Tour

Explore the vibrant and historic Old City of Jerusalem before the start of Shabbat in this immersive tour. During this time, witness the preparations for the day of rest and immerse yourself in the rich cultural and religious heritage of one of the world's oldest cities. Begin at Jaffa Gate, one of the main entrances to the Old City. Just near is the Tower of David, an ancient fortress, and today, a museum that provides a unique perspective on the history of Jerusalem. From there, wander through the bustling Jewish Quarter and experience the excitement of the city as it prepares for Shabbat. Next, continue to the Hurva Synagogue, a beautiful and historic synagogue that has been rebuilt multiple times over the centuries. Learn about its significance in the Jewish community and marvel at its stunning architecture. As the sun prepares to set, you will arrive at the Western Wall, one of the most sacred sites in Judaism, and learn about its significance throughout history. From there, wander through the bustling markets of the Jewish Quarter and experience the excitement of the city as it prepares for Shabbat. Finally, return to Jaffa Gate, where you can continue to explore on your own or return to your hotel. This tour provides a truly special and unforgettable experience that combines the excitement of preparation with the peaceful atmosphere of the day of rest. Book now and experience the rich cultural and religious heritage of the Old City of Jerusalem before Shabbat.

Jerusalem: Old City All Inclusive Walking Tour

4. Jerusalem: Old City All Inclusive Walking Tour

More than any other neighborhood, the Old City of Jerusalem embodies the colorful spirit of Jerusalem. Experience the four quarters of the Old City with their winding alleys, bazars, different religions, smells and tastes. Ascend the site which Jews refer to as Temple Mount (not on Fridays) and which Muslims call the Noble Sanctuary/Haram esh-Sharif. Touch the stones of the Western Wall and understand why Jews call this the holiest place on earth. You will climb to the rooftop and go underground under the beautiful Hurva synagogue in Jerusalem. Experience the power of belief on the Via Dolorosa and in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was bullied, crucified, buried and resurrected. The Holy City of Jerusalem is one of the most unique places on earth. Where else can you see people of different religions, nationalities, cultures and ethnicities live side by side in an area of less than one square kilometer? Which other place in the world can capture the interest and imagination of so many different peoples? Where else can you experience so many layers of history piled on top of each other? Where else will every stone and every corner tell its own story? Where can you experience all of this? Only in Jerusalem! Only a qualified local guide will be able to uncover all of Jerusalem’s secret spots for you. Our guides are not only trained to explain the history of each site to you, but they will also create a connection between each of these sites, allowing you to get the whole picture. If you really want to achieve an in-depth understanding into the soul of this amazing city, you should book your tour now. They are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their profession, guaranteeing you the best possible value for your money.

Visite privée de la Vieille Ville de Jérusalem

5. Visite privée de la Vieille Ville de Jérusalem

Heart of humanity, center of the World, mother of monotheism, city of 1000 secrets, the city of Gold and Lights... how to address the incredible Jerusalem? Destroyed and rebuilt 14 times in History, coveted by the greatest Kings, Sultans, Emperors, and European Powers, what could be better than a guided tour, on foot to miss nothing of the charm of its alleys, with a passionate guide and fascinating, in French! You don't just get to the Old City of Jerusalem...This is why you will start your Tour at the Town Hall of the modern city, for an introduction just a few meters from the walls. You will then walk with your guide towards the Jaffa Gate, one of the 8 gates surrounding the Old City, to discover its 4 districts (Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian), and its essentials: the Market (the local bazaar) and its rooftops, the Roman Cardo, The Wailing Wall, Jesus' Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) and the Holy Sepulcher (site of the crucifixion), the Muslim Quarter and the Temple Mount / Esplanade of the Mosques. Impossible to remain indifferent to the beauty of its stones and the power of its history, you will come out of the walls of Jerusalem changed! The guided tour lasts 6 hours, outdoors.Possibility to stop for lunch and/or drink breaks (at your expense) Please note: access to the Temple Mount / Esplanade of the Mosques is prohibited to non-Muslims on Fridays, Saturdays, and during Muslim religious holidays. Access is allowed to non-Muslims through the Mughrabi Gate only (your guide will be with you), during 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. in winter, and 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in summer. Your guide cannot be held responsible for the closure of the site in exceptional cases.

Amazing Family Tour in Jerusalem

6. Amazing Family Tour in Jerusalem

Did you know Jerusalem is considered to be one of the holiest places in the world? Experience the most rewarding adventure with your family on our exclusive family walking tour. Our family-friendly local professional guide will make sure the kids have as much fun sightseeing as adults. The well-informed guide will take you on a 2-hour long walking tour. The tour has an easy pace and includes a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural sites. The whole family will have fun learning about Jerusalem’s fascinating sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide a few giggles as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city.

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What people are saying about Hurva Synagogue

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Very strenuous walk with high temperatures in summer and with long clothes, but highly recommended for history and religion. An absolute must.