Church of the Holy Sepulchre Tours

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Set within the Christian Quarter of the old walled city of Jerusalem – which it itself the larger World Heritage Site -- this church is considered by many Christians to be the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection. A popular stop on the pilgrimage trail since the 4th century, the church itself is now the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Commissioned between 325-6 by Emperor Constantine I, and his mother, Saint Helena, the church was built on the former site of a temple dedicated to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and war; initial excavations for this construction, according to Helena, revealed the Holy Sepulchre, or the tomb of Jesus.

During a Muslim uprising in 1009, the church was razed to the ground, an act that provoked Europe to begin the Crusades. It was eventually rebuilt via collaboration between the Muslims and Byzantines, and additions were later made by Crusaders, Franciscan monks, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic elders. Fire damaged the church’s dome and other features in 1808, and archeological excavations throughout the 1970s revealed that the church’s site had, even before the temple of Aphrodite, been a limestone quarry.

The main features of the church include a stairway that climbs to the Golgotha, or rumored site of Jesus’ crucifixion; a rotunda containing the Holy Sepulchre; and the Greek Orthodox catholicon, the church’s main altar.
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Address: Between Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Rd, Jerusalem, Israel
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Hours: Open daily from 5am - 8pm in the summer (April to September) and from 5am - 7pm from October to March.
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

Explore the religious highlights of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day, small-group tour from Jerusalem. Take in views of the ancient city from the Mount of Olives, then visit King David’s tomb and the site of the Last Supper atop Mount Zion. See the folded prayers at the Wailing Wall, and follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave the city for Bethlehem’s holy sites, then visit an ancient shepherds’ field, the manger square, and the 4th-century Church of the Nativity.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$109.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Private Christian Tour from Jerusalem

Learn about Christian history with a guide on this private tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Depart from your hotel and make your way the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit the Chapel of Saint Helena and learn about its significance. Continue on to Bethlehem and stop at the Church of the Nativity at Manger Square. On the way back to Jerusalem, enjoy a break at a lookout point and snap photos.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$565.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Tour Jerusalem Old City

Explore Jerusalem with a personal guide, just for your sole group. The private tour is available for groups of up to six people, and it showcases the sights and surprises of the city, using a personalized approach. Learn about the Jaffa Gate and the Tower of David, and hear biblical tales at Mt. Zion. Other highlights include a visit to the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa crucifixion route, and the history-rich Dormition Abbey. Entrance fees are at your own expense.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$295.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour: Old City of Jerusalem Christianity Tour

Visit Jerusalem’s key biblical sites on a private 6-hour walking tour of the Old City. As you wander through the ancient lanes, hear about their pivotal role in Christianity as the backdrop to Jesus’ life and death. Walk part of the poignant Via Dolorosa, the path he took to his crucifixion; and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Pool of Bethesda and other landmarks. Along the way, see the ancient Cardo, the sacred Jewish and Islamic sites of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, and more.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full Day Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Explore Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a flexible, private, full-day tour. See Manger Square, Bethlehem’s Old City and tour the Church of the Nativity with a local guide. Then take a scenic walking out of Jerusalem and see panoramic views form various roof-tops in the city. See major sights like the Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit and Getsemaneh churches, and Jerusalem’s Old City including the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, and the Holy Sepulcher.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$675.00 USD
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Jerusalem, Dead Sea, and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

Israel’s religious highlights are dazzling yet dispersed. Travel between attractions with ease from Tel Aviv on a 12.5-hour sightseeing tour that covers Jericho, Qasr al Yehud, the Dead Sea, and the Old City of Jerusalem. See highlights of ancient Jericho, bathe buoyantly in the Dead Sea, take a sightseeing tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, divided into distinctive Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Armenian quarters, and visit the Church of the Nativity, heralded by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world. Take this guided all-day tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year-old history and visit its important sites. See what are widely considered the holiest places in the world: the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Finish the day with time at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum in New Jerusalem. Round-trip hotel transport included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$73.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Highlights of Israel Day Trip: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

Enjoy the highlights of Israel in Jerusalem and the Dead Sea on this full-day guided adventure. From atop the Mount of Olives, look down on the city, with a view of the Dome of the Rock. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and more. Then at the Dead Sea, float or swim in the ultra-salty lake water for an unforgettable experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$104.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Jerusalem Three Religions Holy City Walking Tour

Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world for Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. Take this guided, 4-hour walking tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year history and visit the important sites that make up its past. See Temple Mount, one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located on the hill of Calvary, where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Explore the fascinating history of this holy city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Jerusalem Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

Immerse yourself in the spiritual sights and stories of Jerusalem on a full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Travel with an expert driver-guide to Israel’s capital, one of the world’s oldest and holiest cities. Experience the sweeping Old City views from the Mount of Olives; visit the Last Supper Room and King David’s Tomb; absorb the atmosphere in the different quarters and markets, and view the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Finish with a visit to the poignant Yad Vashem memorial to Holocaust victims.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$93.00 USD
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Christmas Eve in Israel: Jerusalem Sightseeing Tour with Dinner and Midnight Mass Viewing in Bethlehem

Experience the ultimate Christmas Eve celebration with this full-day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, including dinner and the celebration of midnight mass. Visit the Church of the Nativity, the very site where Jesus was born in Bethlehem. See where Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane; where he was crucified on the Hill of Calvary; and where he ascended into heaven on the Mount of Olives. Then enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and midnight mass at Manger Square in Bethlehem.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$125.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Jerusalem Full Day Tour

See the highlights of 3,000-year-old Jerusalem on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Stand on the Mount of Olives to admire the iconic views of the walled, Old City. Head to Mt Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper and King David’s Tomb, and wander through Old Jerusalem, taking in the Roman Cardo and Armenian and Jewish quarters on route to the Via Dolorosa, Church of Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall (Wailing Wall). Lastly, visit Yad Veshem, where memorials and exhibits pay tribute to the Holocaust’s victims.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Jerusalem and Dead Sea Tour from Tel Aviv

Combine ancient history with a desert landscape on a tour from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Visiting Mount Zion, the Old City, Western Wall, and Via Dolorosa, you’ll cover key Jerusalem highlights with a climate-controlled coach to whisk you between sites. Since a morning of sightseeing means plenty of time on your feet, finishing the day at the Dead Sea is a spectacular way to recharge.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, the holy lands of Jerusalem and Bethlehem are the spiritual centers of the world. On this full-day guided tour, discover the history of the different religions that make up these regions and witness the mix of cultures currently living here. See the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark; the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born; the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; and many more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$106.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

Get a panoramic look at the city of Jerusalem and visit some of its most well-known sites on this half-day tour. Look down on the city from atop the Mount of Olives, with a view of the Dome of the Rock, one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture and Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified; and more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$49.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world. Take this all-day guided tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year-old history and visit its important sites. See what are widely considered the holiest places in the world: the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; Temple Mount, one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$73.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Jerusalem Super Saver: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Day Tour plus In the Footsteps of Jesus Walking Tour

Explore Jerusalem, retrace the steps of Jesus and visit the Dead Sea on a Super Saver package that includes two full-day tours for one discounted price. See the main sites of Jerusalem and travel to the Dead Sea for a rejuvenating respite. Then, return to Old City Jerusalem, following in Jesus’ footsteps along the Via Dolorosa to the Hill of Calvary. Save 12 percent by scheduling both tours at the same time. Hotel transport is included on both days.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$173.70 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Bethlehem from Jerusalem

Visit Jericho, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem’s Old City, and Bethlehem on a full-day, guided tour that includes transport from a centrally-located point in Jerusalem. Explore Israel’s Biblical heritage and diverse history, with time to swim and sunbathe on a private beach by the Dead Sea.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$79.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Jerusalem Super Saver: Day Tours of Jerusalem and Bethlehem and City of David and Underground Jerusalem

Save by booking two popular day tours and experience the best of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the City of David. See the top sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem on the first day, recounting Jesus’ life from birth to death, plus so much more. On the other day tour, discover the archaeological finds and underground tunnels in the City of David. Hotel transport is available for both days.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$173.70 USD
$193.00 USD  $19.30 USD savings
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea

Enjoy the highlights of Israel in Jerusalem and at the Dead Sea on this full-day tour with your own private guide. Look down on Jerusalem from atop the Mount of Olives, with a view of the Dome of the Rock. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, to name a few. Then at the Dead Sea, float or swim in the rejuvenating waters for a unique and unforgettable experience. Hotel transport by private vehicle is included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Jerusalem Classic Private Day Tour

Explore Jerusalem highlights with a private guide on a full-day tour that can be tailored to your interests, from ancient sites to colorful markets. Flat-rate pricing for up to six people make this a convenient, money-saving option for groups, and with a driver to whisk you between sightseeing stops, you’ll have plenty of time to discover each destination at your own pace.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$850.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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8-Night Israel, Jordan and Egypt Tour from Tel Aviv

Cover highlights of three countries on a 8-night tour of Israel, Jordan, and Egypt that takes care of travel logistics so you can focus on exploring fascinating ancient sites. Destinations include Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Petra, Wadi Rum, Cairo, and more, and the tour includes two internal flights to cut down on long drive times and save time for sightseeing.
  • Duration: 9 days
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$2,429.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 days
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem: In the Steps of Christianity Private Day Tour

Explore the Christian sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day, private tour that follows Jesus’ life from birth to crucifixion, soaking up plenty of ancient history along the way. Flat-rate pricing for up to six people make this a convenient, money-saving option for groups, and you’ll have the flexibility to experience each destination at your own pace, whether you’re walking the Via Dolorosa or browsing colorful markets.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$850.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Bethlehem and Jerusalem Small Group Tour

Visiting Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv is tricky without a car. Travel to both with ease on this full-day tour in an air-conditioned minivan. Accompanied by a guide, head from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and learn about Jaffa Gate, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Via Dolorosa, the Western Wall, and more. Cross into Bethlehem and explore Manger Square and the Nativity Church.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$180.00 USD
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