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From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old & New City Bus Tour

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old & New City Bus Tour

From US$ 94 per person

Explore the biblical city of Jerusalem on a full day tour to the Mount of Olives, Jewish, Christian and Armenian Quarters, Cardo and more. Continue along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulcher, ascend Mt. Zion and visit the Holocaust Museum

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from main hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, and Netanya Pick-up times: From Tel Aviv: 07:15 From Herzliya: 07:00 From Netanya: 06:30 If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an Airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pick-up point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the old and new city of Jerusalem
  • Wander through the colorful quarters of the Old City
  • Visit Holy Land sites, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Western Wall
  • Discover the heartrending documentation at the Holocaust Museum -"Yad Vashem"
  • From the Mount of Olives panoramic views of Old & New city
Full description
This full-day tour explores the holiest of holy cities, spiritual sanctuary to the 3 great religions of the Western world; Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dating back over 4 millennia the Old City is so packed with sites that it draws visitors, whatever their spiritual leanings. You will leave with a comprehensive overview of the city, having walked in the quarters of the Old City, continue to the poignant, Holocaust Museum for the later part of the day. Start at the Mount of Olives to take in a panoramic view of the dusty city below. Then enter the Old City and tour the main attractions, such as the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. Walk through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and the recently restored Roman road of The Cardo, visible on Jewish Quarter Street. Visit the bazaar and the Western Wall, or Kotel, and proceed along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher, also known as Church of the Resurrection and said to be the place where Jesus is buried and was resurrected. Ascend to Mt. Zion. On Saturdays you can visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David's Tomb. Continue to the new city by car and spend some time at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. The sprawling complex contains several sections, but it is the Museum that draws thousands of visitors ever since it opened in 2005. The beautiful building stands in contrast to the horrific story told within. You will also want to see the Hall of Remembrance and the Hall of Names before your return journey to Tel Aviv.
Includes
  • Entry fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Children under 10 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Modest dress is required for holy sites
  • On Fridays, Saturdays, and Jewish Holidays, the Holocaust Museum is closed. The tour will visit King David's Tomb, the Hall of Last Supper, and the Church of all Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane instead.
  • A Russian-speaking guide is not available at Yad Vashem; audio guiding and headphones are provided instead.
  • Children under 10 years old are not permitted to enter the Holocaust Museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 576 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Really liked this tour, our guide was knowledgeable, the group was a comfortable size and we all got on. There was lots of bus changing and trying to find out which bus you were on first thing - the pick up buses meet up and from then on we had to work out which bus was doing the tour we are on by going to each guide in turn to see if they had us listed. It was really off putting and on another tour with the same company our pick up bus guide just told us who our tour guide was for the day,described them and said what bus number to look for. SO much simpler. Why couldn't this have been done on this trip? Ridiculous and stressful first thing. And its the only reason I've not scored 5 and only 4 because apart from this the trip was great and I would recommend. It finished about 3 which I wasn't expecting (I think something wasn't open which was out of the guides control), but I was surprised how tired I was when we got back. If you overlook the bus faffing it was a really good day.

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March 26, 2022

Good tour

Nice tour, little bit hectic due to a lot things to see, but still very enjoyable. We had 2 different guides and we clearly could see the difference that one was more knowledgeable and telling the story fluently while the other was all in a mess with overall data and jumping from one story to another without any order.

October 7, 2019

Great trip

This tour was the best trip we did in Israel. The guide used to teach in a university, so he was extremely competent, sociable and was telling a lot of additional interesting things, that normally is out of scope in tours. The organisation was good, it was hustle free and it was a big plus that we were picked up nearby our hotel and did have to walk for half an hour to the meeting point, linke in other tours. The only ting that I would change is to get indiviatual time to explore Jerusalem, to have a chance to hang around or to explore the basar and eat lunch in a more outhentic place, rather than in the restaurant, where all the tourists are taken (though the panorama was great from the restaurant).

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October 6, 2019

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