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Old City of Jerusalem
The ancient winding streets of Jerusalem’s Old City house some of the world’s most sacred religious sites for Jews, Muslims, and Christians, including the Temple Mount, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa, Dome of the Rock, and the Western Wall. Plus, each of the district’s four quarters has a unique character well worth experiencing.

The Basics
Getting lost in the narrow streets and distinct quarters of the Old City is an essential Jerusalem experience, and feels like walking into a different time. Orthodox Jews pray at the Western Wall, priests and pilgrims stroll in the Christian Quarter, ancient homes dot the Armenian Quarter, and the Muslim Quarter pulsates with busy markets comprising a maze of tiny shops selling everything from falafel and fresh-fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice to head scarves and jewelry.

Many Jerusalem tours offer inclusive ways to see all of the top sights in one day with a variety of walking tours of the Old City tailored to different interests. An expert guide can help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the area, and to avoid cultural faux pas when visiting sacred religious sites.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Old City is an absolute must for all first-time visitors to Jerusalem.
  • Visitors are expected to dress respectfully, with covered legs and arms.
  • The Dome of the Rock is a sacred religious site, and non-Muslims are not permitted to enter the shrine.
  • There are many steps and hills to get to the area, so good walking shoes are important.
  • Despite cobblestones, many areas of the Old City are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Franciscans lead a weekly procession along the Via Dolorosa every Friday at 3pm.

How to Get There
The Old City of Jerusalem is accessible via the eight entry gates built into the walls around its perimeter. Many consider the Jaffa Gate to be the main entrance to the Old City. Private cars are not allowed inside the Old City, but taxis (found by Jaffa Gate) can take passengers inside. Public buses and the light rail stop within a 10-minute walk from the Old City, and there’s also a free shuttle to the Old City every 20 minutes from Jerusalem’s First Station.

When to Get There
The Old City is a year-round destination, with the quietest streets and mildest weather in May through October. Jerusalem in general can be very crowded and hot in the summer months; winter is chilly but crowds are thinner.

The Temple Mount
The raised stone plateau in Jerusalem’s Old City known as the Temple Mount is home to some of the most significant religious structures in the world, including the Dome of the Rock, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Western Wall (the western support wall of the Temple Mount). The complex, which covers a 35-acre (14-hectare) area known as Al-Haram Al-Sharif, is a sacred place in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, though it is controlled by the Islamic Trust, making the area a very contested location. The compound is open to visitors outside of prayer times, which change seasonally; check the schedule in advance. Entry is via the Moroccan Gate, near the Western Wall.
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5 day Islamic tour to PalestineAttraction Tickets

5 day Islamic tour to Palestine

This is an extension of your visit to Macca and the dream of every Muslim all of the world. The tour includes ALL the Islamic sites in Palestine.
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Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Netanya and Tel AvivDay Trips

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Netanya and Tel Aviv

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Combine visits to two holy cities on this full-day sightseeing tour: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Starting from the Mount of Olives, the itinerary follows biblical sites from Mt. Zion to the Old City, including a walking tour through the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian quarters. Continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity among other religious sites like the Via Dolorosa. With coach transport it’s easy to get to each destination. . • Full-day tour of the biblical sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. • See Israel's most important churches. • Follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa and Holy Land. • Explore Bethlehem's Christian landmarks. • Pickup and drop-off included
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Old City Jerusalem Adventure with Private Guide Ed SnitkoffPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Old City Jerusalem Adventure with Private Guide Ed Snitkoff

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Enjoy a day-long walking tour in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, exploring the tapestry of traditions and beliefs that make this place so compelling. We will explore the Old City with an eye towards understanding the different (often conflicting) narratives that define Jerusalem. We will visit all four quarters of the city, including a walk along the top of the city walls. Join your licensed, professional guide for a day to be remembered.
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Tour of the Jerusalem Archaeological Park by the Western WallLuxury Tours

Tour of the Jerusalem Archaeological Park by the Western Wall

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The Jewish Archeological Park and Davidson Center is a fascinating place to explore ongoing excavations, find traces of ancient Jerusalem, and see the remains of the Umayyad Palace; visiting with a guide helps uncover the stories amid the stones. Learn the history of the site as you walk a lesser-known part of the Western Wall, climb to Hulda’s Gates, and follow the virtual reconstruction in the Davidson Center.
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Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from JerusalemFull-day Tours

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Jerusalem

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Combine visits to two holy cities on this full-day sightseeing tour: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Starting from the Mount of Olives, the itinerary follows biblical sites from Mt. Zion to the Old City, including a walking tour through the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian quarters. Continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity among other religious sites like the Via Dolorosa. With coach transport it’s easy to get to each destination.
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a private tour of Jerusalem & BethlehemDay Trips

a private tour of Jerusalem & Bethlehem

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our tours are very flesables. we'll do things in the faze you want with maximum fridam which will show you the holy city in the magical way
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9 Gates of the Jerusalem Old CityDay Trips

9 Gates of the Jerusalem Old City

Discover each of the nine gates in Jerusalem’s Old City on a full-day tour from Tel Aviv that explores the stories behind each entranceway. You’ll see some of Jerusalem’s most popular sites, from Mount Zion to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but also go beyond the city’s highlights to visit lesser-known spots with fascinating history.
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Visit the Old City of Jerusalem : 3000 years of history, archeology and BibleHalf-day Tours

Visit the Old City of Jerusalem : 3000 years of history, archeology and Bible

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We invite you to visit the Old City of Jerusalem through a historical journey that includes the period of the First Temple, Second Temple, the Byzantine period, the Crusader and Islamic periods. We will end the day with the City of David (optional), the heart of ancient Jerusalem, and the last archaeological discoveries. A unique tour with a unique message: come and learn about Jerusalem, the Center of the World... Another option is to center our visits on the Christian places such as the Holy Sepulchre, the Via Dolorosa, St Ann Church, Gethsemane, Dominus Flavit where Jesus cried over Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives. From there, we'll have a wonderful view on Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount.  We'll start our tour at 9:00 AM at the Jaffa Gate, and will end around 3.00 PM at the same place.  Lunch will be taken in the Old City with typical local food such as falafels, shawarma and so on.  Contact us to customize your tour.
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Guided Tours Jerusalem with a Private Guide Leontine CohenHalf-day Tours

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The city of Jerusalem is the birthplace of the main monotheistic faiths, traditions and much history. This tour will trace back the origins of those faiths, and will connect them with the locals of Jerusalem and with the current events this city is experiencing.
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Walking Tour of Jerusalem

This tour's colorful stories and characters will make Jerusalem come alive and remind you why you came in the first place. ;)
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 Jerusalem of Gold

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Panoramic view of the old town from the Mount of Olives. Visit to the tomb of King David, Cenacle (place of last supper) and Abbey of Dormition. Visit the Armenian quarter, Jewish quarter, the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It follows the modern city. View of the Knesset (Parliament) and visit to the Holocaust Museum. * Saturdays and Holidays: The Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum is closed. Instead, we visited the neighborhood of Ein Karem, traditionally known as the birthplace of John the Baptist. Stroll through the narrow streets of the picturesque quarter, stopping by the Spring of Mary and continuing to visit the remarkable Church of St. John the Baptist. Return to starting point. ** Operated with bilingual guide in Spanish and English DEPARTURES: Hotels in Tel-Aviv: 07:20 - 07:50 Hotels in Jerusalem: from 09:00 to 09:30; Fridays and Saturdays: 08:45 to 09:15 CATEGORIES: Tourist: By bus for up to 50 people. Business Class: In minibuses for up to 19 people.
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Jerusalem Old City - Tiny group tour from JerusalemDay Trips

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Dead Sea Relaxation and Fun Day Tour from JerusalemFull-day Tours

Dead Sea Relaxation and Fun Day Tour from Jerusalem

Dead Sea Relaxation Time Full day by the Dead Sea, set in the scenic heart of the Judean Desert. Float in the hyper saline water, cover yourself in nutrient rich mud or simply soak up the sun on the beach. We spend some time relaxing on the Dead Sea beach and floating in the water while surrounded by the most magnificent views of the cobalt blue water and the Moab Mountains in the . • Full-day Dead Sea trip from Jerusalem. • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city • Relax on the beach • Use therapeutic mud • Informative, friendly and professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Religions - in the footsteps of King David, Jesus and MuhammadPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Religions - in the footsteps of King David, Jesus and Muhammad

I'll do my best that my costumers will fill the magic of this wonderful city, and will understand the long history of it.
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Full-Day Tour guide in Israel Full-day Tours

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An experienced guide with a references from a lot of people from all around the world. Our tour will include history, three religions, realities of this amazing place.
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Jerusalem half day tour - Tiny group from JerusalemBus Tours

Jerusalem half day tour - Tiny group from Jerusalem

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We will experience a mixture of thrilling emotions that will leave a vivid and profound memory. I will walk you through narrow streets, rooftops, and closed courtyards where people actually live. We will try to listen to the slow hart beat of the city and feel it's unique fragrance. We will discover that Jerusalem doesn't have four quarters, but an overwhelming abundance of closed communities and cultures that all share the same 1 square kilometer. I will show you not only the city made of white stone, but we will also travel through history, legend and faith. We will attempt to have a glimpse at Jerusalem as it is seen through the eyes of those who believe it is the center of the world. We will talk about God, revelation, afterlife, prophecy and Holiness; as here, in Jerusalem, they are not less lucid then the everyday life. I promise to blow you mind and show you the insanity and beauty of all that that make Jerusalem what it is.
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I offer you a personalized tour, keeping it fun, interesting, and educational. My tours are tailored-made so that your tour will be geared for your specific group. Whether the tour is based in Jerusalem or we travel to sites in the North or South of Israel, you will gain an appreciation, love, and deeper interest in the land, culture, and people of Israel. I am a licensed tour guide with a deluxe vehicle. I can pick you up from your hotel, your Cruise Ship, or any other location. Or we can do a walking tour. For tourists who have difficulties in walking, I offer specialized tours geared specifically tour your needs and abilities.
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full day tour Jerusalem price per van up to 6 people

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Tour Description MTT’s one day VIP tour of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives is ideal for families and small groups up to six people looking for an exclusive and private tour of the city in one of our luxury Mercedes vehicles. Starting our tour from the Mount of Olives where we will see the Old City and the Dome of the Rock situated on the Temple Mount. We will continue visiting the churches, Church of the Pater Noster, Church of the Ascension, Dominus Flevit, and a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Continue for a walk down the mount at the bottom of the steep hill, we approach the Garden of Gethsemane and tomb of the Virgin Mary, then on to the old city which includes Mount Zion, the Cardo, Via Dolorosa (the Stations of the Cross), the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Western (wailing) Wall.
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Jerusalem Old City - Tiny group tour from Tel Aviv Day Trips

Jerusalem Old City - Tiny group tour from Tel Aviv

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Walking tour in JerusalemPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Walking tour in Jerusalem

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There are so much to see in the beautiful city of Jerusalem, and if you want to see it all it could take you days. In our Jerusalem tour we focus in the must seen places that you shouldn't miss when exploring Jerusalem, but we also sampling some of the sites that were left off the beaten track. Our "Jerusalem exploration" trip will be guided by a knowledgeable, funny and outgoing tour guide.
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The best ways to experience Old City of Jerusalem are:
  • 5 day Islamic tour to Palestine
  • Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Netanya and Tel Aviv
  • Old City Jerusalem Adventure with Private Guide Ed Snitkoff
  • Tour of the Jerusalem Archaeological Park by the Western Wall
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