1. Israel
  2. Jerusalem
  3. Old City, Jerusalem

New Jerusalem: Holy City Tour

Product ID: 5053
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Discover what makes Jerusalem the spiritual center of the world for Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike on a guided 4-hour walking tour. Learn Jerusalem’s 5,000-year-old history, and visit the sites caught in the story.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the holy sites of the most holy of cities
  • Walk along the Via Dolorosa, in the footsteps of history
  • Discover why Jerusalem is so central to the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths
  • Explore the hidden sections of the Wailing Wall
  • Go to the Temple Mount, Mount Zion, Dome of the Rock, and much more
Full description
Take this 4-hour walking tour of old Jerusalem to understand why it is the spiritual center of the world for Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike. Expert guides will tell you some of Jerusalem’s 5,000-year history, as you visit the sites caught in the story that has included centuries of peace and worship, as well as controversy, bloodshed, and war.

You will be led through security to this holiest of sites and hear of the beginnings of Israel once you are beyond old Jaffa Gate. During the tour you will see the sites of Temple Mount, as well as Al-Aqsa Mosque, the 5 Pillars of Islam, Dome of the Chain, Mount Zion and Zion Gate, St. Alexander’s Russian Orthodox Church, Dormition Abbey, Room of the Last Supper, Via Dolorosa, The Western (Wailing) Wall – including the hidden sections – and much more.

Visit the site of Abraham’s sacrifice, and where King Solomon’s famous first temple was raised. Go to the golden Dome of the Rock, marking the site where the prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven. And enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where for over 1,500 years, a church has stood on the rocky hill of Calvary, site of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial.

The tour is not political, and you are asked to leave your prejudices behind. As you explore the amazing history of the Holy City and its earthly sights, you will discover why it has inspired 3 of the most practiced religions in the world today.
Includes
  • Tour of Jerusalem's Old Quarters
What’s Not Included
  • The tour does not enter any museum or specific site, as this would lengthen the tour and disrupt the flow of information. The price of the tour does not include any entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tours depart from just outside the Jaffa Gate. Look for the local tour operator's team, who will be wearing red t-shirts and holding red umbrellas.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that the Temple Mount is closed to the public on Fridays and Saturdays
• There is a strict dress code on the Temple Mount. All visitors must either wear full length pants or a skirt that covers the ankles and have sleeves up to the elbows
• The following items are prohibited on the Temple Mount: religious objects or political items of any kind, weapons, alcohol, iPads, tablets, eReaders, laptops, selfie-sticks and tripods
• Temple Mount sometimes closes to visitors without prior notice due to security concerns. In such a case the tour will run an alternative route and customers will be informed before purchasing a ticket
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. The local tour operator reserves the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining the tours