- Full-day coach and walking tour of Old Jerusalem
- View sacred sites, including the Via Dolorosa (no. 5-14), Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
- Witness sweeping views over the Old City from the Mount of Olives
- Visit the Last Supper Room and Tomb of King David on Mount Zion
- See the Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations and other sites in the Kidron Valley
- Head inside the Holy Church of the Sepulchre, said to stand on the place of Jesus’ crucifixion
- Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
What You Can Expect
Begin on a high note at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. East of the Old City of Jerusalem, this mountain ridge is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. According to the gospels, a number of important events in the life of Jesus occurred 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.
Next, visit the Last Supper Room, where Jesus shared the Last Supper with his disciples, and see David’s tomb, the burial place of David, the King of Israel.
Continue into the Old City to Jerusalem’s Cardo, the main thoroughfare of Byzantine Jerusalem, then past St James Cathedral, or the Church of St James, one of the most ornately decorated places of worship in the Holy Land. In the Jewish Quarter, visit the Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites.
Further along in the Christian Quarter, walk 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. Also, see the Stone of the Anointing, where Jesus was believed to have been placed before his burial.
Finally, spend some time in the Old City’s marketplace shopping for mementos and gifts from this remarkable adventure. Then, board the coach for a return trip to the Jerusalem hotels.
great tour guide
My family booked several tours through VIATOR for our trip to Israel -- and unequivocally -- this was our favorite. On its own, Jerusalem is an awe-inspiring and magical place, yet our experience would not have been the same without our ace tour guide Ron a.k.a. Lev. Often, tours such as this can be a bit, well, touristy and cookie cutter. Yet Ron really enhanced the experience, providing more than a scripted spiel, but extremely engaging anecdotes, off the cuff humor, and candid Q and A. In terms of value time, money, quality, this tour is well worth it, and we hope to take it again.
very good indeed...guide was informative and intelligent..very good on comparative religion. got to see a lot which we would otherwise have missed.Just the right length too.
Very insightful tour. Our guide, Norbert, was very nice and knowledgeable. The trip was very well organized. Highly recommended.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and wanted to ensure we had the best experience possible. Five stars for a five star tour.
If I am able to visit Jerusalem again, I would do this tour a second time! Very thorough tour of Jerusalem and gives the full experience. Recommended!
The tour is only a few hours, but you get a good preview of the holy sites, particularly the Chrisian ones as you walk backward down the allies where Jesus walked with the cross starting with the crucifixion spot.
Tour guide was brilliant!! Very enjoyable day! Improvements can be made on timings of hotel pick ups as we were unsure what time we would be picked up so had to get up early and sit in the lobby
The tour was ok, but it didn't include Temple Mount which is one of the highlights of the Old City. Temple Mount was actually mentioned in the description of the tour, but we weren't taken there. The tour guide was also ok about providing information, but there were some inappropriate comments from his part.