Old Jerusalem Day Trip From Tel Aviv

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Overview

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 Christian and Jewish sites with an expert guide, and see the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane and Last Supper Room, where Jesus is said to have dined with his disciples. Then, enter the Old City to marvel at the Western Wall, walk the Via Dolorosa (no. 5-14) and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A bit of retail therapy at the Old Citys marketplace completes your day.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

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Leave your centrally located Tel Aviv hotel in an air-conditioned coach for the approximate 90-minute journey to Jerusalem, Israel's ancient capital and a spiritual center for Christians, Jews and Muslims.
On arrival, visit the Mount of Olives for panoramic views over Old Jerusalem. Then, drive along the Kidron Valley to see the Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Watch too for the Dormition Abbey, said to mark where the Virgin Mary died.
Next, visit the Last Supper Room on Mount Zion, traditionally considered by Christians to stand where Jesus held his last supper. Afterward, head down to the lower story to view the velvet-draped Tomb of King David, where Jews pray in homage to Israel’s famous king.
At the Old City, enter on foot through the Zion Gate, and pass the Armenian Church of St James en route to the Byzantine Cardo, the city’s main street during Roman times. Then, cross into the Jewish Quarter to see the Western Wall — aka the Wailing Wall — a holy site where Jewish pilgrims press prayer notes between the stones.
Continue to the Christian Quarter to walk the fabled crucifixion route, the Via Dolorosa (no. 5-14). See the Stations of the Cross and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to mark the place of Jesus’ crucifixion. Inside, admire the awe-inspiring dome and see the Stone of Anointment, where his body is said to have laid before burial.
End your tour at the Old City’s marketplace to snap up souvenirs of your day. Then, enjoy a drive back to Tel Aviv and a convenient drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions for Old Jerusalem Day Trip From Tel Aviv

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for Old Jerusalem Day Trip From Tel Aviv

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The guide was excellent. The bus was comfortable and clean. The logistics were efficient. My small complaint was that I was less than thrilled with the lunch at the designated lunch spot. I wish we would have agreed upon a time for lunch, and been allowed to choose staying at the designated restaurant, or eating on our own. While I also recognize the efficiency of trying to keep the group together, I would have much more enjoyed ability to explore the food choices available on my own.

  • Very well organized and well thought out tour. Our guide was Itamar, not only extremely knowledgeable and helpful but also really nice and funny. It was our great pleasure to participate and we are really happy to recommend this tour!

  • Very nice tour! Very well organized. Excellent guide. No complains.

  • We had changed this tour for Footsteps of Jesus - which was a 5.0 star rating. Tour guide Gill was exceptional and outstanding and managed very well the time, the tour, and the diverse group which at times, attempted to infuse issues of a political or social nature into the discussions along the tour. .

  • I booked a day trip tour from Tel aviv to Jersualem, and our guide Yuval was simply awesome - knowledgeable and detailed in explanations of key attractions in aspects of history, context and relevance to old and new testament etc. Might I add we were there on the 'Day of Rage', yet at no point of time felt unsafe. Just remember to stick to your guide and make sure you obey tour group etiquette by regrouping at designated point on time. Highly recommended! - gerard from singapore.

  • The tour had too much wasted time. Tour guide was very good, but he did the tour in both English and Spanish - Listening to the Spanish translation wasted at least an additional hour over the full day tour. Also, although the tour title says from Tel Aviv, we wasted more time picking up people in Jerusalem and dropping them off at their hotel at the end of the day, prior to return to Tel Aviv. The tour operators need to inform their clients of the additional time involved due to the dual language tour as well as dropping off people in Jerusalem.

  • This was my 4th visit to Jerusalem. Each time it just keeps getting better! Our guide was AWESOME and provided us with more than just basic information. Jerusalem is a city full of spiritual experiences, if you want them....the media does not project accurate info on the state of being there...felt perfectly safe! If you need a rebirth or revitalization, take a trip to the HOLY CITY.....

  • This is standard good trip around old and new city of Jerusalem, covering all main sights. The guide is no doubt knowledgeable and friendly. So in the end of the day, you'll be satisfied with the tour. However there are things that you will feel bad about. Of the things - as lunch is not included, they don't give you options actually, and bring you to not so good restaurant, that is also not cheap. So quality and price don't match. The second thing is that they bring you to so called authorized souvenir shop before going to church to bless things, and in this shop they just rip you off. They will tell about quality and will give you a big discount, but the truth is that the quality is the same as everywhere else and they just have higher starting price. So be cautious and don't buy anything there. I don't mind they do business, but ripping off that way is disgusting. Also have a lunch in another place, but only if you know it in advance, because that's not the only place in Jerusalem, I'm sure, where quality and price don't match. And the third thing, is that the guide tells about the places and a small piece of history, implying that you know everything and you came prepared to Jerusalem. Some people are, some are not at all. So adding more history about the place, the epoch, the people, would probably improve the tour. The 4th thing that was not good, is that the notification about pick-up time was not sent to us, as voucher says, so you may just guess when you'll be picked up and you may wait from time specified in the voucher as it happened, till actual pick-up time. Having said all that, I don't say I don't use this company, because they are probably all the same. I refer to Bein Herim company.

  • This was really a very nice tour. The company which offered the tour was well organized. Our guide was very well prepared and he explained and gave us a lot of information. The tour is long 10 hours and tiring but it is worth it. It gives you a 360 degree view of the city of Jerusalem and its main attractions and places. The guide gave us more information and insights on the main monuments and churches. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Israel.

  • An excellent tour. Yoav is very knowledgeable, well-spoken, and funny.

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USD 73.15