Guided tour

Holy Jerusalem Half-Day Tour From Jerusalem

3.8 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Israel Click Tours

Holy Jerusalem Half-Day Tour From Jerusalem

Activity provider: Israel Click Tours

From US$ 65.72 per person

Explore Old Jerusalem on this half-day tour from Jerusalem with a professional guide. Visit the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Jewish Quarter, the Armenian Quarter, Mount Scopus, and more.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, French, English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from main hotels in Jerusalem. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Mount Scopus
  • See popular Holy Land places such as the Garden of Gethsemane and the Western Wall
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Visit the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Full description
Your tour begins on the  Mount Scopus where you have a panoramic view across the holy city of Jerusalem. From this elevated point you will have the ancient Jewish cemetery beneath you and, beyond that, the Old City with the shining Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount. As you look down on the Old City, it is easy to imagine the Second Temple which once stood on Temple Mount and the bustling ancient city as it would have been almost 2000 years ago. Then you will take the winding road down to the Kidron Valley, with a view of the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. In the Valley you can see the ancient burial tombs of Absalom and Jehoshapat, BeneiHezir, and the tomb of Zechariah. You enter the Old City through the Zion Gate into the Armenian Quarter and continue on to the Byzantine Cardo. Today, after extensive excavations, specialty stores are open here where Crusader stores once stood. Going through the Jewish Quarter, you will reach the most holy site in the Jewish faith, the Western Wall. Here Jews from around the world come to pray and put prayer notes between the Wall's stones. This 2,000 year old wall was part of the outer supporting walls of the holy Second Temple which was destroyed in AD70. Continue on to the Via Dolorosa or the Way of Sorrows. Along the way you will pause at several Stations of the Cross and finally you will reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The basilica is constructed on the site where Jesus is believed to have been crucified and within the church is his burial tomb. The Byzantine church has been renovated, rebuilt, and expanded over the years; today it is a vast and ornate place of worship. To end your tour, take a walk through the busy markets of the Old City where you can buy unique souvenirs from the City of Gold.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Insurance

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The tour ends in the Old City at 1:00PM (approximately)
  • Modest dress is required
  • Holders of diplomatic or foreign passports and 3-month entry permits are exempt from VAT payment per Israeli law. You will be required to provide valid passport details to avoid being charged VAT.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    3.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The visit went well although some explanations were not given, on the other hand the times of visit in the souvenir shops and restaurant are times that one does not spend in visit. Moreover, while the David tower is in the old city of Jerusalem, it is not part of the visit, which is surprising.

October 22, 2022

Tour started hours after the pick up time. Was in French and English so didn’t get much information. Very large group, about 40 people. Everyone who works in the office at the company was rude, and gave little to no specifics on how to find my guide/bus at the meet point. The first 30 minutes of the tour we were shown into a souvenir shop. Felt like assembly line tourism. Also lunch after was mediocre at best.

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November 28, 2022

Pick up process needs much better organization and communication when happening. Too many other tour operators, very confusing. Need a sign, flag, or something to identify rather than scrambling from bus to bus.

November 22, 2022

Product ID: 242012