Another element of the World Heritage Site in old Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall (or, as Jews call it, the Western Wall) lies at the foot of the Temple Mount, a remnant of the stone wall that used to surround the Second Temple of Jerusalem. Babylonians destroyed this temple in 425 B.C., and since then it has been a sacred site for Jewish pilgrimage; the name “Wailing Wall” was coined by non-Jews who witnessed the weeping of devoted Jews who had come to mourn and daven (pray with a rocking motion).

Long a hotly-contested symbol for Jews, Muslims and Christians (all three groups have, over time, built houses of worship on this site), the Arab-Israeli Six Day War in 1967 was largely fought over claim to the Wailing Wall. Israel won both the war and the right to include the wall in the boundaries of the Jewish state. Within days, Israeli soldiers also bulldozed the surrounding Moroccan Quarter, an 800-year old Arab neighborhood, forcing the residents out of their homes; the resulting razed land was turned into a huge courtyard where Jews now come to pray.

The Wall today remains the dividing point between the Jewish, Muslim and Christian areas of Jerusalem.

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Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, null
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Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

4.5 star rating: Recommended 150 Reviews

Experience the ancient religious force of Old Jerusalem on this full-day tour from Tel Aviv. Travel by coach to the 3,000-year-old city to view its hallowed ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Small-Group Jewish Heritage Tour from Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Small-Group Jewish Heritage Tour from Jerusalem

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Engage in this 8-hour Jewish heritage tour and explore Jerusalem in its entirety. Start with a journey to Mount Scopus before heading towards the Old City. ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.00
Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall, Tel Aviv, Jewish Tours
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Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

4.5 star rating: Recommended 160 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00
Jerusalem Daily Half Day Tour from Herzliya, Herzliya, Day Trips
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Jerusalem Daily Half Day Tour from Herzliya

3 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Jerusalem daily tour for half day in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a city that promises a religious and spiritual experience, excitement and pleasure, interesting ...  Read more

Location: Herzliya, Israel
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Jerusalem Dead Sea and Bethlehem in One Day, Sharm el Sheikh, Half-day Tours
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Jerusalem Dead Sea and Bethlehem in One Day

Experience the remarkable culture, religion and history of Israel on this one day trip from Dahab. Take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of ...  Read more

Location: Dahab, Egypt
Duration: 1 day 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00
Day Tour Around Israel and Palestine, Tel Aviv, Cultural Tours
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Day Tour Around Israel and Palestine

Hire a Brazilian guide that knows all around Israel and Palestine.

Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Duration: Flexible

From USD $999.00
Day Trip to Jerusalem from Eilat, Eilat, Private Day Trips
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Day Trip to Jerusalem from Eilat

Take a day tour from Eilat to Jerusalem. Tour the holiest city of the 3 major religions in the world. See the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, ...  Read more

Location: Eilat, Israel
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $688.00
Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Day Trips
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Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1485 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Tel Aviv, and discover the roots of different religions on this inspiring day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.  These ancient ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Cultural Tours
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Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1487 Reviews

See the highlights of Israel in one day on an evocative sightseeing trip from Tel Aviv. You will discover the ancient city of Jerusalem, a holy site for many ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.00
Tel Aviv Super Saver: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour plus In the Footsteps of Jesus Day Tour, Tel ... 
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Tel Aviv Super Saver: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour plus In the Footsteps of Jesus Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Experience Jerusalem’s and Bethlehem’s holiest sites, and retrace Jesus’ steps, on a Super Saver from Tel Aviv that combines two popular, Christian-oriented ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $192.60
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