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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Tour From Jerusalem

1. 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.

Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

2. 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.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old and New City Tour

3. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old and New City Tour

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.

Jerusalem: Small Group Full-Day Tour

4. 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.

Jerusalem: Old City Private Walking Tour of Religious Sites

5. Jerusalem: Old City Private Walking Tour of Religious Sites

Discover over 3,000 years of history in Jerusalem's Old City on this private walking tour. Visit sites such as Golgotha and Mount Zion and learn about the people who shaped ancient history. Meet your guide at the Jaffa Gate and start your tour at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Discover more about the site and its poignance for Christians. Pilgrims from all over the world visit the church. Follow the Via Dolorosa on your way to the Western Wall. Marvel at what remains of the temple built by King Herod then walk up to the Temple Mount. Admire the exteriors of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Learn about the importance of these sites to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Walk to Mount Zion where the tomb of King David stands. Nearby, find the room where the Last Supper was supposed to have been held. Admire the Abbey of the Dormition and its towering architecture. The tour ends with a round-trip back to the Jaffa Gate.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Day Trip with Transfer

6. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Day Trip with Transfer

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.

Jerusalem Christian Private Tour

7. Jerusalem Christian Private Tour

Enjoy the views of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, take a walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Western Wall, and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on a private day trip. Discover all the key sites in Jerusalem with your guide, who specializes in Christianity. Drive to the Garden of Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations or the Basilica of the Agony. Drive along the Resurrection Valley to view the oldest cemeteries. Then, enter the Old City through the Jaffa gate and continue with a walking tour around the Old City. Head through the Armenian quarter to the Mount of Zion to visit the Upper Room, where Jesus is thought to have had his last supper with his disciples. View the Dormition Church. Next, walk along the old city walls to enjoy breathtaking views. Visit the Western Wall, the sacred Jewish site. Cross the Muslim neighborhood and proceed along the Via Dolorosa (the Cross Way of Jesus). At the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, climb up to Golgotha and descend to the quarry. Walk through the immense church with the resurrection story evolving before your eyes. View Jesus' Tomb - a huge Edicule. Walk through the Christian quarter of the old city before ending the tour. Get back in the car and arrive at your hotel.

Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

8. Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from 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.

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Small Group Tour

9. 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.

Jerusalem & Bethlehem Sightseeing Tour

10. 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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We had Nadia as our guide for the old city tour. She suprise us with her nowledge. She is very pasionate about her work. We learn a lot with her... things we would never had know. Time just passed so quickly with her because she is so interesting to listent to! She show us most part of the old city of Jerusalem. We would have never discover the old city as she show us! Thank you Nadia for those wondeful hours. PS we hope you found your hat❤

Shlomo was a perfect guide for our family of four. He has a vast knowledge about Israel's history and the different religions that try to live peacefully together in this wonderful country. He knew exactly when to be where best and didn't bother to add an additional hour to the tour for free so that we could see everything there was to see in our interest. Thank you very much.

Shlomo was AMAZING! He gave such a good tour! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and let us pick his brain while we ate lunch. Highly recommend the tour itself because the Old City is tremendously interesting; but you should definitely get Shlomo to be your guide.

Our tour guide was amazing. He made sure we didn’t miss a thing and was very knowledgeable and informative. Great tour.

very instructive, interesting and profound information from Gavriel Dov Barkai great experience!!!