4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Be swept away by the ancient and religious sites of Jerusalem on this compelling full-day coach and walking tour from Tel Aviv. With an expert guide to explain everything you see, witness this stunning city’s main Christian and Jewish shrines, including the Mount of Olives, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa (no. 5-14) and exquisite Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said to stand on the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. Time at the powerful Holocaust Museum in New Jerusalem to chart the terrible treatment of the Jews in World War II wraps up this evocative tour.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Old and New Jerusalem from Tel Aviv
  • View key Christian and Jewish sites of Old Jerusalem such as the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa (no. 5-14) and Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Absorb spectacular views over the Old City from the Mount of Olives
  • See the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations in the Kidron Valle
  • Learn about the suffering of Jews during WWII at the Holocaust Museum in New Jerusalem
  • Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off by coach

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What You Can Expect

Old and New Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Walk through one of Jerusalem's ancient marketplaces on your full-day tour

Leave your centrally located Tel Aviv hotel in an air-conditioned coach for an approximate 90-minute journey to Jerusalem, the world’s holiest city. On arrival, visit the Mount of Olives for stunning views over Old Jerusalem and the Temple of the Mount, where Solomon’s Temple, destroyed in 586 BC, and the Second Temple, which was ruined by the Romans in 70 AD, once stood.

Next, pass the Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations, and the ancient Jewish cemetery on a drive through the Kidron Valley to Old Jerusalem. Enter the Old City on foot through the Zion Gate and walk through the Armenian Quarter to the Jewish Quarter. Here, see the well-preserved Byzantine Cardo, the city’s ancient main street said to date from the 6th century AD.

View the Western Wall, known as the Wailing Wall, where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Second Temple, and see the cracks in its stones where thousand of pilgrims push their hand-written prayers.

From here, cross into the Christian quarter and walk along the Via Dolorosa (no. 5-14), the path Jesus is said to have taken to his crucifixion. See the Stations of the Cross and admire the beautiful Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to mark his crucifixion site.

After leaving the Old City via the Jewish Marketplace and Jaffa Gate, your final stop is at the Holocaust Museum in New Jerusalem. Head inside to view its moving displays on the suffering of Jews during WWII — a deeply moving experience.

Lastly, return to your coach and head back to Tel Aviv for a drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Typical touristy tour, overall good experience. You get to see a lot in one day!
Due to several hotel pickups and a bus change the time from pickup in Tel Aviv to first stop in Jerusalem was about 2 hours and vice versa. Bus was fine 19 seats, 17 passengers.
Tour guide and bus driver were both very professional. We got lots of information while on the bus and visited all the sites mentioned in the tour description.
Mandatory stop at gift shop. No pressure to buy anything and you could just wait outside, but the precious time could have been spent better. Lunch break at the roof terrace of a restaurant all guests were tour groups. Great view, but food was mediocre as expected falafel sandwich was 35 NIS including can of soda iirc.
Visit to Yad Vashem was the last stop and self-guided which I found very appropriate. We had about 90 minutes there which is sufficient to get a first impression.
Before hotel drop-offs the guide kindly asked to tip the bus driver, but no pressure to do so and I think not many did.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

Nice walking tour around the old city, didn't care too much for the lunch. Did get stuck at wailing wall while someone completed their prayers. Holocast museum interesting could use a little more time to go through. We had 1 1/2 hrs.

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