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Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

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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: Tour with Private Guide

2. Jerusalem: Tour with Private Guide

Experience the captivating wonders of Jerusalem on a remarkable private walking tour. Listen to your guide as you visit and learn about some of the city's most historically significant landmarks. Begin your adventure as your knowledgeable guide awaits you in the lobby of your centrally located hotel, ensuring a convenient start to your exploration of this remarkable city. Embark on a journey that encompasses the essence of Jerusalem, offering a comprehensive view of its iconic landmarks and a glimpse into its rich history. Traverse the ancient streets as your guide paints a vivid picture of Jerusalem's past, sharing concise yet fascinating narratives that bring the city to life. Uncover hidden gems and intriguing secrets within the Old City, starting with your entrance through the Zion Gate, passing the enigmatic Armenian Quarter, and making your way to the captivating Jewish Quarter and the ancient Byzantine Cardo. A highlight of your tour awaits at the world-renowned Western Wall, an awe-inspiring segment of the Temple Mount's western retaining wall. Erected by the legendary Herod the Great during his ambitious Temple expansion in 20 BCE, this monumental wall serves as an open-air sanctuary, with heartfelt prayers discreetly placed in the crevices between its imposing stones. Continuing your expedition, you will follow in the footsteps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa, known as the Way of the Cross. This sacred route traces the path from His condemnation to the site of His crucifixion, attracting countless pilgrims who choose to retrace His steps and pause at significant stations along the way. Concluding this memorable journey, you will arrive at the revered Church of the Holy Sepulcher, a site of immense spiritual significance for Christians worldwide. This hallowed sanctuary stands upon the very location where Jesus was crucified, buried, and triumphantly rose from the dead, offering a profound experience of faith and reverence. Your tour culminates near the iconic Jaffa Gate, a gateway to further exploration and discovery within the enchanting city of Jerusalem. Take the opportunity to continue your leisurely stroll, absorbing the vibrant atmosphere and immersing yourself in the captivating blend of ancient traditions and modern allure. Embark on an unforgettable private walking tour of Jerusalem, where every step reveals a captivating tale, and the city's enduring beauty leaves an indelible mark on your soul.

Jerusalem: Hop-On Hop-Off Red Bus City Tour

3. Jerusalem: Hop-On Hop-Off Red Bus City Tour

Discover Jerusalem with a classic hop-on, hop-off bus tour and experience the ultimate way to see the city’s many sights. Journey through the city, from the narrow alleys of the Old City to the stunning vistas of Mount Scopus with 24, 48 and 72-hour ticket options. Whether you’re a history buff, a culture lover, or on a tight schedule, this is the perfect way to see what Jerusalem has to offer. Climb aboard, take a seat, and see Jerusalem from a whole new perspective. Busses stop at the following points of interest and the included estimated time: 1. Starting point (Independence Park, US embassy, Mamila Center) 10:00 AM 2. Shivtei Israel 12 (City Hall, Safra Square, Jaffa Gate, City Center) 10:10 AM 3. Agripas 96 (Machne Jehuda Market, Nachlaot, Shopping Area) 10:25 AM 4. Yoel Zusman (The High Court, Cinema City, Government Offices) 10:28 AM 5. The Knesset (Wohl Rose Garden, Knesset, National Library) 10:31 AM 6. Museum area – Weiz St. (Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum) 10:35 AM 7. Museum Area – Stadium (Science Museum, Stadion, National Library) 10:39 AM 8. Wolfson St., Hotel Area (Ramada Hotel, Prima Club Hotel, Jerusalem Gardens) 10:42 AM 9. Mount Herzl (Herzel Memorial, Museum) 10:55 AM 10. Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum, Jerusalem forest) 11:00 AM 11. Shaarei Zedek Hospital (Hospital, Yad Sara Center, Light Rail Station) 11:05 AM 12. Sderot Herzl, Hotel Area (Hotel Ramada, Prima Club Hotel, Jerusalem Gardens Hotel) 11:10 AM 13. Central Bus & Train Station (International Convention Center, Train to Airport, Tel Aviv, and Haifa) 11:15 AM 14. Gan Sacher Park (Sacher Park, Walking distance from Cinema City) 11:20 AM 15. Trumpeldor, Bezalel (Machaneh Yehudah Market area, Nachlaot, Theater Area, City Center) 11:25 AM 16. Agron 14 (Great Synagoge, YMCA, Old Train stop, City center) 11:35 AM

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Guided Day Tour

4. 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: Mount of Olives Guided Tour

5. Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Guided Tour

Overlooking the city of Jerusalem, immerse yourself in the vast religious history of the Mount of Olives. Join a guided tour and travel through the ancient sites and temples of this special region as you hear thousand-year-old stories about its origins. Depart from a meeting point in the city of Jerusalem and drive toward its outskirts to reach the famous Mount of Olives. Explore the site of the oldest Jewish burial ground in the world, with tens of thousands of graves dating back to the Canaanite era. Learn about the importance of this sacred site to both Jewish and Christian people. Discover why it's known as a site of pilgrimage to lament the destruction of the First Temple, as well as the location of the Gates of Heaven that will open on Judgement Day. Visit many important churches and the Mosque of Ascension, to piece together the history of this beautiful area before finishing the tour at Mary’s Tomb. From here, take the short walk back to the Lion’s Gate of the Old City, or ride the bus to the Wailing Wall.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea

6. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea

Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Bethlehem tour from Tel Aviv is unique in the way it combines many highlights in one day . Start the day in Jerusalem, the holiest city, for to Jews, to Christians, and to Muslims. Our expert guide will take you through the four quarters and tell you about this fascinating city. Then, we will visit Bethlehem, the city where Jesus Christ was born. You will visit the Church of the Nativity. You will later continue to the Dead Sea for time to relax in the muds and float in these special waters which have baffled mankind for thousands of years. This tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is available with guaranteed departures. Here you can see the Itinerary of this interesting tour:- 06:30 - Pick up from Tel Aviv (Textile Building 2 Kaufmann Street). 08:00 - A Guided tour in Jerusalem 11:30 - Depart to Bethlehem 12:00 - Tour in Bethlehem City & Church of Nativity 15:30 - Free time relaxing in the Dead Sea - (Please bring your sunscreen, hat, Walking shoes, Bathing suit and towel). 16:30 - Depart from the Dead Sea 19:00 - Drop off in Tel Aviv NB - all timings on Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Bethlehem Tour are approximate

Jerusalem: Old City Shabbat Experience and Walking Tour

7. 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.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, & Dead Sea Private Tour

8. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, & Dead Sea Private Tour

Meet your private guide at your hotel in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Then, drive across the Palestinian border to visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Visit the ancient Nativity Church and explore the Nativity and Manger grottoes. Make your way to the Old City of Jerusalem. Enter the Old City at the Jaffa Gate and enjoy the views of King David's Citadel. Walk through the colorful Christian Quarter of the Old City. Visit the Holy Sepulcher Church to see the Golgotha and Jesus' Tomb. Enjoy some time for lunch at one of the local restaurants in the Old City. Then, continue the tour by a scenic drive across the Judea Desert to the Dead Sea. Visit the famous Dead Sea Resort at Qalia to enjoy a swim in the salty Dead Sea. Afterwards, be returned to your hotel in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

Jerusalem: World Heritage Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

9. Jerusalem: World Heritage Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem at 9:00 AM and heads to the first stop of the day. Arrive at the Mount of Olives and admire breathtaking views of the Old City. From there, drive to Jaffa Gate and start your guided walking tour through the four neighborhoods of the Old City. Walk through the Jewish Neighborhood to hear the fascinating stories of this 800-yers old quarter. Arrive at the Western Wall next, one of the most important religious landmarks for Jewish people. Later, discover the fascinating history of the Sepulcher Church. On the tour, stroll through the colorful Arab markets and soak up the sights and scents of this bustling hub. Continue through the Muslim Quarter to see the best examples of the Mamluk architecture. Walk along the last stations of Via Dolorosa to hear the story of Jesus last day. The tour also includes a visit to Mount Zion, where you can climb to the room where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, then see King David’s tomb. You also have the opportunity to climb Golgotha to view the tomb of Jesus’. At the end of an insightful tour, walk back through the narrow streets of the Christian neighborhood to Jaffa Gate then sit back and relax on the return journey to your a

Jerusalem: Old City Walking Tour with Private Option

10. 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 Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Unforgettable experience, would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Jerusalem and Bethlehem highlights in one day. We were 4 people so we asked to skip the Dead Sea (as we already saw this) and personalize the tour for our needs, and they accommodated our request. Our guide Wassim Suliman even spoke perfect Italian and he was the absolute best - he provided super clear and detailed explanations of the history of the Holy Land, answered all our questions, made us skip the queues in the Holy Sepulcher and just made the whole day so enjoyable and memorable! We will never forget that day!

Shlomo was AMAZING! He gave such a good tour! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and let us pick his brain while we ate lunch. Highly recommend the tour itself because the Old City is tremendously interesting; but you should definitely get Shlomo to be your guide.

It was very nice. The guide had a lot of knowledge. It was my first experience and I did not face any issue.

very instructive, interesting and profound information from Gavriel Dov Barkai great experience!!!

Amazing sites, extremely knowledgeable and engaging tour guides, well worth the trip!