4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Get inspired by Jerusalem and combine ancient history with spiritual sanctity in this half-day tour. Discover the quarters of the Old City by exploring Holy Land attractions such as the Western Wall and the site of Jesus' Crucifixion, enjoying panoramic views along the way.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour of Jerusalem
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Mount of Olives
  • Enjoy views of the Dome of the Rock - an iconic Jerusalem landmark
  • See popular Holy Land places such as the Garden of Gethsemane, the Western Wall and the site of the Crucifixion
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

Jerusalem Half Day Tour

Departing from Jerusalem in your air-conditioned coach, your first stop is the Mount of Olives for scenic views over Jerusalem. From this vantage point you can see the Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount Esplanade, where heaven is said to meet earth.

Traveling via the Kidron Valley, you will pass the Garden of Gethsemane (where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion) before continuing to the walls of the Old City. Entering through the Armenian Quarter, you will visit the famous Western Wall (Wailing Wall), the holiest of Jewish sites which functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshipers.

Your half-day tour then crosses over to the Christian quarter, where you can follow the route of the Via Dolorosa - an important pilgrimage for many Christian visitors. Look out for the 14 Stations of the Cross as you trace Jesus' steps to the site of his Crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

After a short walk back along the ancient Byzantine main street, your overview of Jerusalem concludes in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, where your air-conditioned coach will be waiting to drive you the hours journey back to Jerusalem.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was great. Amir gives a presentation that anyone can easily understand. Exceptional presentation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Amir is probably the best tour guide ive ever had. It you go with this tour or any other tours with this company I would find out what days he does that tour and book it. Absolutely fascinating!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great tour and guide. I would recommend this on your first day to get acclimated to the old city!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Very moving and impactful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable and friendly

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

I did not go on this tour. I paid for a ticket, but didn't coordinate the hotel pick up. I was traveling alone with my 2 1/2 year old and decided to head back to our cruise ship in Ashdod. Leading up to the tour, the company was good about getting in touch with me in order to inform me that I would need to buy as seat for my son due to car seat laws in Israel.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

It was a pretty good tour, hitting both the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. You can only see the Dome of the Rock at a distance. (I don't think they let too many people in.) However, it didn't feel like there was a lack of things to visit, and the half-day went by pretty fast.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2014

Guide was pretty good. You get picked up and dropped off by bus, but it is very much a walking tour up/down and over old steps, so not suitable for everyone.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2014

What a wonderful time I had on this tour. It was excellent and the guide really knew his subject and history. I will certainly use this company again when I go back to Israel.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

The half day tour was excellent. The tour guide was knowledgable and very interesting. We were not taken to the Dome of the Rock, and the tour guide did not explain why or even talk about it. That was an omission.

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