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Holy Jerusalem Half-Day Tour From Jerusalem

Product ID: 242012
Explore Old Jerusalem on this half-day tour from Jerusalem with a professional guide. Visit the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Jewish Quarter, the Armenian Quarter, Mount Scopus, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French

Pickup included

Pickup from Jerusalem's main hotels at 8:30AM.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy panoramic views from Mount Scopus
  • See popular Holy Land places such as the Garden of Gethsemane and the Western Wall
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Visit the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Full description
Your tour begins on the  Mount Scopus where you have a panoramic view across the holy city of Jerusalem. From this elevated point you will have the ancient Jewish cemetery beneath you and, beyond that, the Old City with the shining Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount. As you look down on the Old City, it is easy to imagine the Second Temple which once stood on Temple Mount and the bustling ancient city as it would have been almost 2000 years ago. Then you will take the winding road down to the Kidron Valley, with a view of the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. In the Valley you can see the ancient burial tombs of Absalom and Jehoshapat, BeneiHezir, and the tomb of Zechariah.

You enter the Old City through the Zion Gate into the Armenian Quarter and continue on to the Byzantine Cardo. Today, after extensive excavations, specialty stores are open here where Crusader stores once stood. Going through the Jewish Quarter, you will reach the most holy site in the Jewish faith, the Western Wall. Here Jews from around the world come to pray and put prayer notes between the Wall's stones. This 2,000 year old wall was part of the outer supporting walls of the holy Second Temple which was destroyed in AD70.

Continue on to the Via Dolorosa or the Way of Sorrows. Along the way you will pause at several Stations of the Cross and finally you will reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The basilica is constructed on the site where Jesus is believed to have been crucified and within the church is his burial tomb. The Byzantine church has been renovated, rebuilt, and expanded over the years; today it is a vast and ornate place of worship. To end your tour, take a walk through the busy markets of the Old City where you can buy unique souvenirs from the City of Gold.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Insurance

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The tour ends in the Old City at 1:00PM (approximately)
• Modest dress is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Very long and dispersive transfer. We had to see the mount of olives but it was clearly skipped

January 9, 2020

The guide was really bad. The bus picked up very late.

December 30, 2019

When you book the tour it says nowhere it’s on a coach with 40 people. It asks for a central hotel for pickup, so chose the Sephardic House Hotel next to the main Carpark and very expensive, as we had no signal in Jordan there’s no way to contact them/check email. We were about 1hr late as the email sent at 7am sending us to another hotel wasn’t received. A taxi was sent to collect us to join the waiting coach of people which then took us basically back to the same place at the Old town overlook. It was quite rushed and couldn’t hear the guide, there’s not time to really enjoy things. When I booked tours in the past they have been private so can see what you want. £124 for half day 3 people suggests it’s a small group. The full day with Bethlehem was offers as an upgrade but it was way more than the price advertised via GYG. Buy a guidebook, read it on the plane, do your own thing.

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December 30, 2019

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Israel Click Tours

Product ID: 242012