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Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

1. Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

See the most important sights in Jerusalem on a full-day tour of the city. Begin with a drive to the Mount of Olives for panoramic views over the City of Peace. Then stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo; the Roman Road. See the Jewish Western Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City to visit Yad Vashem; the Jewish memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque village stopping by Mary's spring before continuing to visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist.

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Jerusalem & Bethlehem Sightseeing Tour

2. Jerusalem & Bethlehem Sightseeing Tour

Spend a full day exploring the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a tour that takes you to sites of religious and historical importance, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow your tour guide to learn about the importance and significance of these places. Departing from Jerusalem, drive first to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey. Then enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish wailing wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue on to Bethlehem for an overview of Shepherds' Field .Then visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger's Square. Then, after a full day of sightseeing, you will return to your starting point in Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem: Small Group Full-Day Tour

3. Jerusalem: Small Group Full-Day Tour

Experience the important sites of Jerusalem on a full-day tour that covers all the bases of this ancient and holy city. After morning pick-up from your hotel, drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper, and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, also known as the Roman Road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City to visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque neighborhood, stopping by Mary's spring and continue to visit the remarkable Church of Saint John the Baptist. As you are escorted, your tour guide will explain the religious, cultural, and historical significance of the places you are seeing, providing you with a comprehensive introduction to Jerusalem. Please note that on April 9, 15, 20,29; May 29; September 19, 20, and 27, 2020, the visit to Yad Vashem will be replaced by a visit to Ein Karem.

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Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv

4. Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv

This half-day tour takes you to the holiest of holy cities, spiritual sanctuary to the 3 great religions of the Western world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dating back over 4 millennia the Old City is so packed with sites that it draws visitors from around the world, whatever their spiritual leanings. You will be traveling with a government licensed tour guide in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, although there will be some walking, so come prepared. Stop at the Mount of Olives to take in a panoramic view of the dusty city below. You'll also stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of The Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and tour the major attractions, such as the Wailing Wall. Walk through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and the recently restored Roman road of The Cardo, visible on Jewish Quarter Street. Head through the bazaar towards the Western Wall, or Kotel, and proceed along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher, also known as Church of the Resurrection and said to be the place where Jesus is buried and was resurrected. An essential place of pilgrimage for Christians since at least the 4th-Century, whatever your beliefs the atmosphere is mesmerizing and will lift your spirits. This tour ends in Old City where you must make your own way back to your accommodation.

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Jerusalem & Dead Sea: Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

5. Jerusalem & Dead Sea: Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

Visit Jerusalem 's holy and cultural sights on this full-day tour, then head to the desert to float in the Dead Sea. Head to Jerusalem's Mount of Olives to see Jerusalem's beautiful church spires and golden minarets glimmer from up high. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper, and visit the imposing Dormition Abbey.  Explore the Armenian and Jewish quarters in Jerusalem's Old City, and visit the recently excavated and restored Cardo; the old Roman road. See the Wailing Wall then continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried his cross to his crucifixion site, which is where the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre now stands. Head deep into the Judean desert to the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. Float effortlessly in the unique mineral-rich waters. After getting your natural spa treatment in the Dead Sea, it's time to head back to Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem: Day Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv

6. Jerusalem: Day Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv

Your full-day Business-Class Tour begins when we pick you up at your hotel in Tel Aviv for the drive to the Mount of Olives. From the Mount of Olives you’ll have spectacular views of the city of Jerusalem. You will then stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper and the Dormition Abbey. Once we’ve arrived, we’ll first enter the Old City. Your guide will take you on a walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the Cardo, the recently reconstructed main street of Byzantine Jerusalem dating from the 6th century. This was also known as the Roman Road. You’ll see the Wailing Wall or Kotel, part of the ancient wall that once surrounded the Jewish Temple, and then continue on to the Christian Quarter. We’ll walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Our next stop is the New City. Your guide will take you to visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque neighborhood, stopping by Mary's spring and continue to visit the remarkable Church of Saint John the Baptist. Personalized attention sets this tour apart from the rest on your small-group Business-Class Tour. On April 9, 15, 20, 29; May 29; September 19, 20, and 27, 2020, the visit to Yad Vashem will be replaced by a visit to Ein Karem.

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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Small Group Tour

7. Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Small Group Tour

Enjoy a 10-hour business class tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, traveling in small groups of no more than 18 passengers for a more personalized experience. Discover the holiest of holy cities, spiritual sanctuary to 3 great religions, with a history that dates back over 4 millennia. You will start by driving to the Mount of Olives to get panoramic views of the Old City of Jerusalem. Stop at Mount Zion to see King David's Tomb, the room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey. Then explore the main monuments of the Old City including the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, and the Dome of the Rock. Stroll through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters with your government-licensed guide, and wander down the beautifully restored Roman Cardo. Continue along Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, which is said to be where Jesus was buried and resurrected. Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world, and the site of where Jesus is said to have been born. Visit the Shepherds' Field, and soak up the spiritual atmosphere of Manger's Square.

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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Tour From Jerusalem

8. Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Tour From Jerusalem

Enjoy a full-day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem and discover the holiest of holy cities and the spiritual sanctuary to 3 great religions with a history that dates back over 4 millennia. Start by driving to the Mount of Olives for panoramic views of Jerusalem's Old City. Stop at Mount Zion to see King David's tomb, the room of the last supper, and the Dormition Abbey. Then tour the main attractions of the Old City such as the Wailing Wall. Stroll through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters with your government-licensed guide, and see the restored Roman road of The Cardo. Continue along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was buried and resurrected. Drive to Bethlehem to get an overview of the Shepherds' Field, and visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world and site of Jesus's birth. Soak up the lively atmosphere at Manger's Square before heading back to your hotel.

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Jerusalem: Customizable City Highlights Private Guided Tour

9. Jerusalem: Customizable City Highlights Private Guided Tour

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and a meet and greet with your guide for the day. Enjoy the luxury and freedom to create or edit the itinerary according to your desires, within the time limit of 9 hours. There’s so much to explore in Jerusalem in both the old parts of the city and the new. On the tour, drive to the Mount of Olives, and admire stunning panoramic views across the city. Visit Mount Zion, the site of King David’s Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and the Dormition Abbey. From your guide, learn about the fascinating religious history of these locations and listen to tales that have been passed down over the centuries. Explore the Old City and walk through the culturally rich Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Roman road of Cardo. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and then discover the monuments and ruins in the Christian quarter. Decide to talk a walk along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of Holy Sephulchre, or wander through the New City and its memorial to the holocaust.

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Jerusalem Old and New City Tour from Tel Aviv/Netanya/Herz

10. Jerusalem Old and New City Tour from Tel Aviv/Netanya/Herz

Delve deep into the complex history of Jerusalem and learn about its religious and cultural significance, on this stimulating tour led by a professional guide. After being collected from your hotel in Tel Aviv, drive to Mount of Olives to enjoy a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Here your guide will introduce to you some of the facts and stories behind the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and roam the winding Armenian and Jewish Quarters, reaching the recently excavated Cardo–the Roman Road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall and hear stories and myths connected to this landmark. Visit the Kotel, and continue on to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This is a great chance to visit such a famous work of architecture. Afterwards proceed to the New City and visit Yad Vashem–the memorial to the Holocaust. Pay your respects here and spend some time reflecting. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Enjoy a stroll in the picturesque village, stopping by Mary's spring and continue to visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist.

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What people are saying about Dormition Abbey

Overall rating

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based on 385 reviews

Guide was very well known. She would even be recognized by a lot of the tour guides along the way whom she either worked or trained before. She really is a very experienced guide and has a lot of stories but best part about her is that she doesn't tell them in a way that it feels like your in a class and it gets boring. She tells the important details and some extra info and gives you enough time to be on your own and have the experience of being in the Holy Land not just to take pictures but to just to enjoy the city of peace. She treats everyone like adults which I like and not baby anyone, and gives direct and simple instructions as to where to meet up after.

Ofir is an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide. The tour covers mainly Jewish and Christian sites although we did walk through the Muslim quarter. As the tour needs a lot of time to cover all the stops you don’t have time to stop and shop.

The tour was very well organized, our guide Giora Sarid was very helpful and we enjoyed his detailed explanations of the many wonderful places and things he presented to us. We also appreciated his patience in answering our many questions.

Very well organized excursion with a brilliant guide. Thanks to our guide, we were even lucky enough to get into the birth grotto in Bethlehem, which is usually very difficult. Lunch was also good value for money.

good pace of visit .... excellent and very cordial guide .... I recommend the visit in a small group so as not to get lost, or to miss the comments, as there is a crowd ... THANK YOU