Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

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Overview

Immerse yourself in the hallowed sites of Old Jerusalem on this full-day tour of the Old City. Rewind 2,000 years and more and see some of the worlds holiest places close-up, from the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), to the Via Dolorosa (no. 5-14) and magical Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said to stand on the spot of Jesus crucifixion. Your sightseeing net also takes in the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane and the Last Supper Room on Mount Zion. Time to trawl the stalls at the Old City marketplace provides the finishing touch.

Highlights

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

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Leave your centrally located Jerusalem hotel in an air-conditioned coach and head for the Mount of Olives. Here, witness the panoramic views over the 3,000-year-old Old City before driving 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, believed to mark where the Virgin Mary ascended to heaven.
Next, visit the Last Supper Room, on the upper story of a building on Mount Zion, and held by Christians to stand on the site of Jesus’ Last Supper. Then, visit the ground floor to view the Tomb of King David, where a velvet-draped cenotaph honors Israel’s famous king.
Continue into the Old City through the Zion Gate, and walk to the Byzantine Cardo, the main street during Roman times, now restored and partially occupied by modern shops. As you walk, pass the Armenian Church of St James and afterwards, head for the Jewish Quarter. Here, view the Western Wall, known as the Wailing Wall, site of the ancient temple where Jewish pilgrims press prayer notes between the stones.
Enter the Christian Quarter and follow the Via Dolorosa (no. 5-14), the ‘Way of the Cross.’ See the Stations of the Cross and look inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said to mark the place of Jesus’ crucifixion. Gaze at the spectacular dome and Stone of Anointment, where Jesus’ body is said to have laid before burial.
To finish, enjoy some time to browse and buy souvenirs at the Old City’s colorful marketplace. Your tour then ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions for Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

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

Exclusions for Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

  • 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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  • I was not impressed with this tour. The guide was not very friendly and provided only shallow explanations. The Muslim part of Jerusalem was completely blanked out although the tour was supposed to cover three religions.

  • Very good experience with our guide and he was flexible to allow a few extra minutes at several sites. There is so much packed in one day but overall, it was great! I wish they could provide more explanation on how the via dolorosa was determined as there are other accounts of a different path and different Crucifixion sit. It helps to put things in perspective!

  • It was not the tour that we paid for so we were not satisfied at all. We ended up leaving early because it was a repeat of a tour we didn and #39;t done the day before with a different company

  • excellent!

  • great tour guide

  • My family booked several tours through VIATOR for our trip to Israel -- and unequivocally -- this was our favorite. On its own, Jerusalem is an awe-inspiring and magical place, yet our experience would not have been the same without our ace tour guide Ron a.k.a. Lev. Often, tours such as this can be a bit, well, touristy and cookie cutter. Yet Ron really enhanced the experience, providing more than a scripted spiel, but extremely engaging anecdotes, off the cuff humor, and candid Q and A. In terms of value time, money, quality, this tour is well worth it, and we hope to take it again.

  • The tour is only a few hours, but you get a good preview of the holy sites, particularly the Chrisian ones as you walk backward down the allies where Jesus walked with the cross starting with the crucifixion spot.

  • very good indeed...guide was informative and intelligent..very good on comparative religion. got to see a lot which we would otherwise have missed.Just the right length too.

  • The tour was ok, but it didn't include Temple Mount which is one of the highlights of the Old City. Temple Mount was actually mentioned in the description of the tour, but we weren't taken there. The tour guide was also ok about providing information, but there were some inappropriate comments from his part.

  • Very insightful tour. Our guide, Norbert, was very nice and knowledgeable. The trip was very well organized. Highly recommended.

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