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Temple Mount (al-Haram al-Sharif) Tours

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Temple Mount (al-Haram al-Sharif)
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City is a raised stone plateau that’s 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 Temple Mount covers a 35-acre area known as al-Haram al-Sharif, and is considered to be a sacred place in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.

The Basics
While East Jerusalem is controlled by Israel, the Temple Mount is controlled by the Islamic Trust, making the area a very contested location. The compound is open to anyone who wishes to enter, and can be entered near the gate near the Western Wall. Visitors can admire the exteriors of the Dome of The Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque, and other sights.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Non-Muslim visitors are allowed to enter outside of Muslim prayer times.
  • The Temple Mount is closed on all major religious holidays and on days deemed “sensitive” by authorities.
  • Visitors are expected to dress appropriately with covered arms and legs.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there are many steps and hills to climb.
  • Tours can help visitors visit religious sites in East Jerusalem in a respectful, culturally sensitive way.

How to Get There
The Temple Mount is in Jerusalem’s Old City, and visitors can gain entrance through the Mughrabi gate near the Western Wall. Private cars are not allowed inside the Old City during the day, but there are a number of public parking lots outside the various entry gates. Taxis are relatively easy to find near Jaffa gate and can take passengers inside. Public busses and the light rail stop within a 10 minute walk from the Temple Mount, and there’s also a free shuttle to the Old City every 20 minutes from The First Station in Jerusalem.

When to Get There
Sundays can be especially busy, but arriving in the early morning as soon as it opens and 7:30 (8:30 in the winter) is your best bet for avoiding crowds. Allow at least an hour to see the site, and be prepared to wait in long lines to enter. 

The Western Wall
Part of an ancient, limestone retaining wall along the western side of the Temple Mount, the Western Wall is one of the most famous landmarks in Jerusalem. (It’s also known as the Wailing Wall; Kotel in Judaism; and the Buraq Wall in Islam.) For Jews, the wall is considered the holiest prayer site; for Muslims, it’s believed to be the place where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.
Address: Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

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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.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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Jerusalem Trip Mount of Olives & the Temple mount from Jerusalem

Jerusalem Trip Mount of Olives & the Temple mount from Jerusalem

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Explore the Mount of Olives and Temple Mount with Professional Guide. The tour starts from Tel Aviv proceed to the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view across Jerusalem. Descending the Mount of Olives to Kidron Valley we see ancient monumental Jewish tombs and reach the Old City where we enter via the Dung Gate. We visit Temple Mount where Solomon’s Temple and the Second Temple once stood. Today Temple Mount is home to the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. In the event that Temple Mount is closed to visitors, we will visit the Tower of David instead. We continue on to the Davidson Center, an archaeological park flanking Temple Mount where we can see excavated architectural elements from the First and Second Temple periods as well as exhibits in the Davidson Center Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.00
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New Jerusalem: Holy City Tour

New Jerusalem: Holy City Tour

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Discover in a 4-hour walking tour of Jerusalem what makes of this city the world's spiritual centre for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Along the way, your tour guide will show you the the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem, while you learn about the the city’s 4,000-year fascinating history. 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.41
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Jerusalem Boutique Tour from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Boutique Tour from Tel Aviv

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Explore the Old City of Jerusalem and learn about the important historical and religious sites along the way on a guided day trip from Tel Aviv. Traveling on this small-group tour ensures an intimate experience not found on the common 40-person tours of Jerusalem. Plus, this tour allows you to bring your luggage along, so the tour can double as a transfer from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.00
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US$95.00
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Jerusalem Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock

Jerusalem Temple Mount & Dome of the Rock

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The tour starts with a view across Jerusalem from Mount of Olives. We descend the mount passing Jerusalem’s oldest Jewish cemetery dating back 3,000 years. We walk through the Kidron Valley where there are Jewish tombs dating back to the 1st century AD and enter the Old City via the Dung Gate. We continue to Temple Mount, a sacred site once home to the ancient Jewish Temple and today home to the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. At times entrance to Temple Mount is limited by the authorities and under those circumstances we will visit the Tower of David instead. Next we visit the Davidson Center, an archaeological park adjacent to Temple Mount with excavated First and Second Temple Period structures. We tour the excavated site and see ancient remains from various historic periods. At the end of the tour you are returned to your hotel.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75.00
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Jerusalem Trip Mount of Olives & the Temple mount from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Trip Mount of Olives & the Temple mount from Tel Aviv

Explore the Mount of Olives and Temple Mount with Professional Guide. The tour starts from Tel Aviv proceed to the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view across Jerusalem. Descending the Mount of Olives to Kidron Valley we see ancient monumental Jewish tombs and reach the Old City where we enter via the Dung Gate. We visit Temple Mount where Solomon’s Temple and the Second Temple once stood. Today Temple Mount is home to the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. In the event that Temple Mount is closed to visitors, we will visit the Tower of David instead. We continue on to the Davidson Center, an archaeological park flanking Temple Mount where we can see excavated architectural elements from the First and Second Temple periods as well as exhibits in the Davidson Center Museum.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.00
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Jerusalem Walking Tour

Jerusalem Walking Tour

Join our Jerusalem Walking Tour for the least demanding, generally extensive, and best worth approach to finding this otherworldly city. Our tour visits the sights inside the dividers of the Old City, including the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and more. At long last, you'll visit the clamoring, scene acclaimed Old city Arab market, where local people and travelers all meet up to absorb the flavors and fragrances of everything this well-known market brings to the table.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Jerusalem: The Center of the Universe - Walk the

Jerusalem: The Center of the Universe - Walk the "Holy City" with GaryTheGuide

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This tour allows you to see Jerusalem from the perspective of multiple cultures and religions. We can traverse the city at your pace, seeing the sites that interest you most. I would be happy to personalize this tour for you based on your needs. The Old City of Jerusalem is filled with culture, sounds and tastes, people, and meaning. Wandering this city with an open mind can lead you to discover things you never knew, about the city and about yourself.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$471.80
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Authentic privet trips in Israel on luxury vehicles

Authentic privet trips in Israel on luxury vehicles

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We consider it a great honor to share our knowledge and love to this unique piece of land, Holy Land. Israel despite its humble size has much to offer. Our aim is to understand what are your interests and to make to fall in love with Israel and it's a very diverse culture.
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  • 2 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$769.24
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Jerusalem World Heritage Private Tour

Jerusalem World Heritage Private Tour

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Since Jerusalem’s most sacred sites are hidden in the Old City's maze of streets, simply finding the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim landmarks can be a challenge. Join a private guide for a personalized tour of Old City Jerusalem to discover the treasures within the historic walls; you’ll cover key sites at your own pace, with time to take in the places that interest you most.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$706.00
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Jerusalem Islamic Heritage Private Tour

Jerusalem Islamic Heritage Private Tour

Discover Jerusalem’s rich Islamic heritage on this specially themed, history-packed tour of “Al Quds,” as the mixed-faith city is known in Arabic. Highlights include a guided visit through Temple Mount, with stops at Al Aqsa Mosque and the iconic, gold-roofed Dome of the Rock, plus a stroll through the souks and cafes of the walled Muslim Quarter.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$795.00
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Jerusalem City of Myth

Jerusalem City of Myth

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Our tour of the Old City takes in all four quarters and key sites including the Western Wall, the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Jaffa Gate. Throughout, our focus will be on understanding why this small area of land on the edge of the desert has been so fiercely claimed by Jews, Christians and Muslims, and why today it is so fiercely contested by Israelis and Palestinians. What can we see today that might help us explain how it came to be this way? Why are its holy sites so important? How did its four quarters come into being and how do its different groups interact? And what is its relationship with the new city which surrounds it? Along the way we'll take the time to experience the immense beauty of the Old City and its buildings, viewpoints, coffee-houses, and hummus joints.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$420.00
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Israel Tour Guide

Israel Tour Guide

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Tailor-made tour through the amazing cities of Israel. See the ancient walls and temples of Jerusalem, enjoy the vibrant scene in modern Tel Aviv.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Boutique Walking Tour of Jerusalem

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The Tour first of all is customized for the clients needs. We will encounter Jerusalem from the perspective of multiple cultures and religions We also will introduce to locals from each of the 4 Quarters. The Old City of Jerusalem is filled with culture, sounds and tastes, people, and meaning. Wandering this city with an open mind can lead you to discover things you never knew, about the city and about yourself.
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  • 8 hours
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Jerusalem Dual Narrative Tour

Jerusalem Dual Narrative Tour

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In this multi-narrative experience, see Jerusalem presented by one Jewish Israeli and one Palestinian guide in tandem. Visit the Temple Mount or “Al-Haram A-Sharif” (meaning “The Noble Sanctuary”), the complex ascribed special meaning in biblical tradition, and holy for both Judaism and Islam. Move to a viewpoint overlooking Old City rooftops and the valleys beyond its walls – which points are emphasized in each guides’ narrative? Do the two relate differently to the city’s thousands of years of history? Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, a window into the diversity of Christian faith and living example of a tenuous truce. Pass through the Old City’s main arteries and small pathways. Who lived here hundreds of years ago? In 1929? 1967? How is it changing today? Understand deep religious and national ties to Jerusalem, consider recent tensions, and ponder the city’s future.
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.54
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Boutique Group Tour - Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter(Lunch Included)

Boutique Group Tour - Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter(Lunch Included)

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**Attractive low price offered for first 3 Tours** Out of the four quarters, the Muslim section is by far the most vibrant and colorful one. We will try to understand the Islamic religion, taste the cuisine and reach out to the people. 1. 'Haram esh-Sharif' (Temple Mount ) - third most holiest place in the world to Muslims. 2. Cuisine in the old city - The holy trinity of food Lunch will include the best places to eat in the Muslim quarter - if the local Hummus and pastries wont be enough, more surprises will remind you that there is a separate stomach for deserts. 3. People of the quarter - getting to know the Muslim quarter through unique Gems. Meeting local's for an opportunity of questions and listening how it is to live in one of the most important cities in the world. **The goal of this tour is to run weekly. As a Trial run,The Fee for the Tour is low. Join an alternative Tour with a small group (up to 10) that can engage and walk easier around the Old City.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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Holy City Tour

Holy City Tour

Why Jerusalem is the Holiest, most important city in the world? join me on a wonderful tour to find out the answer.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$400.00
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Jerusalem day Tour - History, Religion & Goepolitics

Jerusalem day Tour - History, Religion & Goepolitics

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Jerusalem is not only one of the oldest cities in the world, and not just the holy city of the three monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity & Islam - it's also the focal point of one of the longest lasting conflicts in modern history - the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Join me for a unique journey to the most important sites for the three religions, together with a deep understanding of the conflict.
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  • 4 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Full-Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Private Full-Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Walk the atmospheric streets of Jerusalem’s Old City, then visit Bethlehem’s most important sites with a full-day, private tour from Jerusalem. Customize your morning walking tour to your interests, and hear stories about Jerusalem's diverse communities as you explore each of the city’s four historic quarters. Enjoy a mid-day break to have lunch on your own, then travel to Bethlehem in a pre-booked car. Meet your Palestinian-Christian guide and discover the biblical shepherds’ field, Solomon’s Pools and the 4th-century Church of the Nativity before returning to Jerusalem.
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  • 8 hours
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Private day tour to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv

Private day tour to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv

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This is a completely customisable Jerusalem experience which will include the core highlights and then everything else that you may find of interest around them. Once you make your booking we can discuss how to customise your experience and make it just right for you, from the start/finish time to the specific sites that we visit. Some additional sites may incur an additional cost. Sales tax of 17% is not included in the price but tourists can be exempted on receipt of a copy of a non-Israeli passport.
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  • 1 to 10 hours
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US$571.63
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Temple Mount Virtual Tour

Temple Mount Virtual Tour

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A standard visit to the Temple Mount only allows for non-Muslim tourists to appreciate the most important and impressive buildings from the outside. This virtual tour explores the inside of both the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque. And in addition, it zooms in and provides context to most of the holy and interesting sites on the Temple Mount
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Virtual Guided Cultural Tour of Jerusalem Highlights

Virtual Guided Cultural Tour of Jerusalem Highlights

Discover the historic city of Jerusalem on a guided virtual tour through the city’s ancient streets, religious sites, and impressive architecture. Whether you’ve always wanted to visit Jerusalem or are looking for something new to do while stuck at home, this virtual tour is the perfect opportunity to see the city without leaving your home.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.00
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Virtual Tour - Temple Mount

Virtual Tour - Temple Mount

This is the only Virtual Tour of Temple Mount at this time. We will learn about the different traditions associated with the holiest place on earth. We will understand the similarities and differences between the Abrahamic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With pictures and 360 degrees videos, we will experience the Temple Mount and connect to the cradle of Monotheism. With Covid-19 hitting all over the world, we wanted to provide you with an opportunity to visit the holiest places in Jerusalem in comfort and safety without ever leaving your living rooms :)
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Virtual Guided Historical Tour of the Holy Week in Jerusalem

Virtual Guided Historical Tour of the Holy Week in Jerusalem

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This is the only Virtual Tour of Jerusalem at this time. With Covid-19 hitting all over the world, we wanted to provide you with an opportunity to visit the holiest places in Jerusalem in comfort and safety without ever leaving your living rooms :) This is a tour in the footsteps of Jesus in the last week of his life: we want to invite you to tour with us in Jerusalem online and to learn about the places were Jesus walked, prayed and dined with his disciples. We will walk from the mount of Olives, where Jesus entered on Palm Sunday, walk to the Temple Mount where he expelled the money changers, continue to the room of the last supper on mount Zion and the Garden of Gethsemane and finish with the Night trial at Caiaphas house
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.00
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US$20.00
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