- 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
Kick off your sightseeing at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City of Jerusalem and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. According to the gospels, a number of important events in the life of Jesus took place here, including where he ascended into heaven. The Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and continues to be a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers.
From atop the mount, there is also a view of arguably Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark: the Dome of the Rock, a shrine located on the Temple Mount and one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture.
The tour then passes through the Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, known as the place where Jesus prayed, and also where his disciples slept, the night before his crucifixion. Then it’s off to the Walls of Jerusalem that surround the Old City. The walls were built in the 1530s, when Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire, to protect its borders from intruders.
Further along through the Armenian Quarter, visit the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites, then to the Christian Quarter along the Via Dolorosa, the street that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Here, look for the 14 stations of the cross while retracing Jesus’ steps to the Hill of Calvary, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The tour concludes at the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, where the coach awaits for a return trip to Jerusalem hotels.
The tour was great. Amir gives a presentation that anyone can easily understand. Exceptional presentation.
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!
Great tour and guide. I would recommend this on your first day to get acclimated to the old city!
Very moving and impactful.
Excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable and friendly
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.