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  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
Get inspired by Jerusalem and combine ancient history with spiritual sanctity in this half-day tour from Tel Aviv.  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 from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Mount of Olives
  • 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 from Tel Aviv
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up

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What You Can Expect

Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

Old City Jerusalem, with Dome of the Rock

Departing from Tel Aviv 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 theTemple 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 worshippers.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Hya, the tour leader was excellent in terms of both knowledge and presentation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Very worthwhile tour. The tour guide was very friendly, informative and willing to answer any questions. The half day tour is good if you want to spend longer revisiting any of the areas shown in the tour or visiting parts not shown.

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