This tour begins at Jaffa Gate, where you’ll meet a guide and go over your route through the Old City. Begin by walking to the Tower of David, also called the Jerusalem Citadel, a landmark that dates to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods. Tour the citadel (entrance fees 40 NIS/person) to see archeological ruins and exhibits that illustrate 4,000 years of Jerusalem history.
Continue through the well-preserved Armenian Quarter to Mount Zion, where you can visit the traditional site of King David’s tomb. Walk back down the hill into the Jewish Quarter, passing through narrow, stone lanes arched over with buttresses. See the ruined synagogue (entrance fees roughly 20 NIS/person), or Hurva Synagogue: once the only Ashkenazi synagogue in Jerusalem, it was destroyed by the Arab Legion in 1948, and has become a symbol of Israeli resilience.
Follow the Roman Cardo road, then descend to the Western Wall, or Kotel, where Jews from around the world slip written prayers between the stones. Tour the Western Wall Tunnel (entrance fees 30 NIS/person), which goes underground along the full length of the buried wall, now considered the closest place to the ancient Holy of Holies.
Make your way back towards the Jaffa Gate through the Christian and Muslim Quarters, getting tips from your guide on local restaurants for lunch. This tour concludes at Jaffa Gate, or at the restaurant of your choice.