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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.


  • Half-day tour of Jerusalem
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Mount of Olives
  • Enjoy views of the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark
  • See popular Holy Land places such as the Garden of Gethsemane, the Western Wall and the site of the Crucifixion
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

Jerusalem Half Day Tour

This half-day tour begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach.

Kick off your sightseeing at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City of Jerusalem and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. According to the gospels, a number of important events in the life of Jesus took place here, including where he ascended into heaven. The Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and continues to be a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers.

From atop the mount, there is also a view of arguably Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark: the Dome of the Rock, a shrine located on the Temple Mount and one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture.

The tour then passes through the Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, known as the place where Jesus prayed, and also where his disciples slept, the night before his crucifixion. Then it’s off to the Walls of Jerusalem that surround the Old City. The walls were built in the 1530s, when Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire, to protect its borders from intruders.

Further along through the Armenian Quarter, visit the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites, then to the Christian Quarter along the Via Dolorosa, the street that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Here, look for the 14 stations of the cross while retracing Jesus’ steps to the Hill of Calvary, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The tour concludes at the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, where the coach awaits for a return trip to Jerusalem hotels.

Customer Reviews

Elizabeth A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very organized for transportation. Great Tour guide and amazing tour. worth much more than what I paid.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour and tour guide - unfortunately I don't remember his name. Very informative and a great introduction to Jerusalem - I highly recommend this as a first tour when you arrive in the city.

Marvin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Norbert is your best tour guide

jerry p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was great. Amir gives a presentation that anyone can easily understand. Exceptional presentation.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Amir is probably the best tour guide ive ever had. It you go with this tour or any other tours with this company I would find out what days he does that tour and book it. Absolutely fascinating!

Nat K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great tour and guide. I would recommend this on your first day to get acclimated to the old city!

Shirley C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Very moving and impactful.

William S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Excellent tour guide. Knowledgeable and friendly

James L

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

It is a good overview of Jerusalem. The guide took us to Mount of Olive and showed some sites and then stop by the good spot overlooking the dome of the rock and other domes to explain each of the structures. Then to the old city with all the important sites. Good introduction of Jerusalem and recommended.

June Howe K

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

You have to do this tour before you start your tour of Israel. The guide is very knowledgeable and he is able to give a brief history of Israel.

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