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From Tel Aviv/Jerusalem: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea

1. From Tel Aviv/Jerusalem: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea

Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Bethlehem tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is unique in the way it combines many highlights in one day . Start the day in Jerusalem, the holiest city, for to Jews, to Christians, and to Muslims. Our expert guide will take you through the four quarters and tell you about this fascinating city. Then, we will visit Bethlehem, the city where Jesus Christ was born. You will visit the Church of the Nativity. You will later continue to the Dead Sea for time to relax in the muds and float in these special waters which have baffled mankind for thousands of years. This tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is available with guaranteed departures. Here you can see the Itinerary of this interesting tour:- 06:30 - Pick up from Tel Aviv (Textile Building 2 Kaufmann Street). 07:45 - Pick up from Jerusalem (David Citadel Hotel) 08:00 - A Guided tour in Jerusalem 11:30 - Depart to Bethlehem 12:00 - Tour in Bethlehem City & Church of Nativity 15:30 - Free time relaxing in the Dead Sea - (Please bring your sunscreen, hat, Walking shoes, Bathing suit and towel). 16:30 - Depart from the Dead Sea 18:00 - Drop off in Jerusalem 19:00 - Drop off in Tel Aviv NB - all timings on Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Bethlehem Tour are approximate

Jerusalem: Guided Walking Tour of the Old City

2. Jerusalem: Guided Walking Tour of the Old City

Starting from Jaffa Gate of the Old City, we’ll step back into time and walk through the different Quarters of the Old City. Taking in the indescribable energy that every corner presents, we’ll visit the sites most holy to all three religions. To Jews, King David’s Tomb and the Western (Wailing) Wall, the last remains of the Jewish Temple which stood here thousands of year ago. To Muslims, the site where the Prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven, the Dome of the Rock, as well as the beautiful Al Aqsa Mosque. And to Christians, the Via Dolorosa along which Christ walked with his own cross to his crucifixion, and the room of the last supper, as well as venturing inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre! Biblical stories will be put into context as you stand in the place where they took place whilst learning about the 5 Pillars of Islam, the foundation of the Jewish nation and the discovery of the True Cross, to name a few.

Jerusalem: Old City Private Walking Tour of Religious Sites

3. 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 Guided Day Tour

4. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Guided Day Tour

Join this guided tour in Jerusalem, known as the Holy Land. Stroll around the Old town and discover hidden gems that appear around every corner. Visit the Western Wall, Temple Mount, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Start your trip with a pickup, sit back, and relax as you drive to Jaffa Gate. Your guide will tell interesting facts as you drive by. Pass the remains of the Roman Cardo in the ancient heart of the city and see the Hurva Synagogue. Enjoy scenic views from the viewpoint and see some of the world’s most important religious sites. Overlook Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque, and the famous Mount of Olives in the background. From here, head onwards to the thousands of years old Western Wall, walk along the Via Dolorosa and pay a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before discovering the exotic smells and treasures of the vibrant Old City Bazaar. Your last stop of the day is at Mahane Yehuda market, which is filled with colorful vendors selling food, clothes, vegetables, and fruit. You have some time to grab lunch if you like. Be sure to take photos of this colorful market which is full of murals and cool street art. Finish your trip with a transfer back to Tel Aviv in the afternoon.

Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Guided Tour

5. Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Guided Tour

Overlooking the city of Jerusalem, immerse yourself in the vast religious history of the Mount of Olives. Join a guided tour and travel through the ancient sites and temples of this special region as you hear thousand-year-old stories about its origins. Depart from a meeting point in the city of Jerusalem and drive toward its outskirts to reach the famous Mount of Olives. Explore the site of the oldest Jewish burial ground in the world, with tens of thousands of graves dating back to the Canaanite era. Learn about the importance of this sacred site to both Jewish and Christian people. Discover why it's known as a site of pilgrimage to lament the destruction of the First Temple, as well as the location of the Gates of Heaven that will open on Judgement Day. Visit many important churches and the Mosque of Ascension, to piece together the history of this beautiful area before finishing the tour at Mary’s Tomb. From here, take the short walk back to the Lion’s Gate of the Old City, or ride the bus to the Wailing Wall.

Jerusalem: World Heritage Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

6. Jerusalem: World Heritage Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem at 9:00 AM and heads to the first stop of the day. Arrive at the Mount of Olives and admire breathtaking views of the Old City. From there, drive to Jaffa Gate and start your guided walking tour through the four neighborhoods of the Old City. On the tour, stroll through the colorful Arab markets and soak up the sights and scents of this bustling hub. Continue to Via Dolorosa and follow Jesus’ path as you listen to stories and anecdotes about the importance of religion in Jerusalem. Arrive at the Western Wall next, one of the most important religious landmarks for Jewish people. Later, discover the fascinating history of the Sepulcher Church. The tour also includes a visit to Mount Zion, where you can climb to the room where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, then see King David’s tomb. You also have the opportunity to climb Golgotha to view the tomb of Jesus’. At the end of an insightful tour, walk back through the narrow streets of the Christian neighborhood to Jaffa Gate then sit back and relax on the return journey to your accommodation.

From Tel Aviv: Private Jerusalem Highlights Van Tour

7. From Tel Aviv: Private Jerusalem Highlights Van Tour

Visit a number of holy and significant sites for both Christianity and Judaism on a private tour of Jerusalem. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan between locations, learning about each site from your local guide. Best of all, customize your tour to fit your preferences. Start with a pickup from your hotel in Tel Aviv. Then head to your first stop: the Mount of Olives. Marvel at the sweeping views of earth-colored houses and sparse green trees below you before descending to the Church of Agony and the Gardens of Gethsemane. Next, enter the Old City through the famous Dung Gate, which represents the need for cleansing physically and spiritually. Then stop at the Western Wall, the most sacred place to Jews today before visiting the Crusader Church of St. Anne and the ruins of the Pool of Bethesda. Walk the famous Via Dolorosa following Jesus' path to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where he was crucified. Continue your tour to spend some time in the markets and along the Byzantine Cardo, the main street in Ancient Roman cities, before leaving the Old City via the Zion Gate. Walk around Mount Zion and the tomb of King David, as well as the Room of the Last Supper. Time permitting, visit the Church of Peter Gallicantu and the Garden Tomb before heading back to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea Private Tour

8. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem & Dead Sea Private Tour

Meet your private guide at your hotel in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Then, drive across the Palestinian border to visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Visit the ancient Nativity Church and explore the Nativity and Manger grottoes. Make your way to the Old City of Jerusalem. Enter the Old City at the Jaffa Gate and enjoy the views of King David's Citadel. Walk through the colorful Christian Quarter of the Old City. Visit the Holy Sepulcher Church to see the Golgotha and Jesus' Tomb. Enjoy some time for lunch at one of the local restaurants in the Old City. Then, continue the tour by a scenic drive across the Judea Desert to the Dead Sea. Visit the famous Dead Sea Resort at Qalia to enjoy a swim in the salty Dead Sea. Afterwards, be returned to your hotel in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip

9. From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip

The journey begins at the Mount of Olives. As you stand above the Jewish cemetery and look out over the Old City, you'll see the Temple Mount where Solomon’s Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, once stood, as well as the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. Additionally, you'll see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the Kidron Valley with its ancient Jewish burial tombs. Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate, pass through the Armenian Quarter on route to the Jewish Quarter and the 1500-year-old Byzantine Cardo. The excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores. Stop at the Kotel, the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE.  The Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, is the route many pilgrims follow on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the church built on the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial tomb. Although the Byzantine church was partially destroyed during the Persian and Muslim conquests, the rebuilt and redesigned Crusader Church preserved much of the earlier church. Exit the Old City via the market and the Jaffa Gate for a short tour of the new city. A visit to Yad VaShem, the Holocaust Museum, reveals artifacts and photographs documenting the discrimination, persecution, and, finally, the annihilation of Jewish communities across Europe. It also honors the righteous among the nations who risked their lives while trying to save Jews.

Jerusalem: Highlights of Jerusalem Exploration Game

10. Jerusalem: Highlights of Jerusalem Exploration Game

Discover Jerusalem by following clues and solving puzzles on your phone, leading you to new places and amazing stories of the city. Visit Jaffa Gate, Hurva Synagogue, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and more, on this engaging phone exploration game. Starting at Jaffa Gate, the game will take you through many of the famous sights of the historic city. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location.  It will take you between 1-1,5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups before meeting at the final stop of the game. The game concludes at the Western Wall Plaza.

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What people are saying about Jaffa Gate

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3.6 / 5

based on 43 reviews

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.

It was very nice. The guide had a lot of knowledge. It was my first experience and I did not face any issue.

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

Amazing sites, extremely knowledgeable and engaging tour guides, well worth the trip!