Damascus (Shechem) Gate Tours

Damascus (Shechem) Gate, considered the largest and most beautiful entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City, has served in this capacity since Agrippa ruled during the first century BCE. As it stands today, the gate dates back to 1537. Crusaders referred to it as St. Stephen’s Gate, as it’s located not far from the site of Saint Stephen’s martyrdom.

Flanked by two towers, the gate serves as the main access point to the Old City from East Jerusalem, and once inside, visitors find themselves amid an authentic market in the Muslim Quarter where locals shop for clothing, crafts, spices, baked goods and other food items.

Practical Info

The Damascus Gate is located on the north side of the Old City. The area gets really crowded, so if you’re more than a little claustrophobic, consider entering the Old City through one of the other gates.
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Jerusalem Private Guide Half Day Tour

Explore Jerusalem with a private guide on a 4-hour walking tour and experience the city’s most compelling sights. Choose your personal highlights and work with a guide to create the perfect route through the Old City’s narrow lanes and diverse neighborhoods, or step outside the ancient walls into the New City’s bustling streets. Take a stroll through Jerusalem’s café culture and climb the Temple Mount; absorbed the hushed atmosphere in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and chink a note into the pale face of the Western Wall.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$325.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Day Tour of Jerusalem

Visit the holy sites of Jerusalem’s three great religions on a full-day tour with a private guide. Take in atmospheric neighborhoods in each of the city’s four historic quarters, and browse vibrant displays and local markets. Join crowds of worshipers at the foot of the Western Wall, see the golden Dome of the Rock atop the Temple Mount, and trace Jesus’ footsteps to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Get insider tips on how to explore the city like a local, and enjoy the personal experience of a private tour.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$375.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Guide: 2-Day Walking Tour of Old City and New City Jerusalem

Experience Jerusalem’s ancient streets and historic sights on a 2-day, guided walking tour that takes in the best of the Old and New City. Navigate the narrow lanes of the Old City’s four quarters, traditionally home to Muslims, Armenians, Christians and Jews; climb the Temple Mount to stand beside the Western Wall, and step beneath the soaring dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Take time to discover the city on your own then rejoin the group to explore the diverse communities that lie outside the Old City walls.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$750.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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