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Jerusalem: Old & New City Full-Day Bus Trip with Yad Vashem

1. Jerusalem: Old & New City Full-Day Bus Trip with Yad Vashem

On this Jerusalem and Yad Vashem day tour explore the best that the city has to offer. No trip to Israel could be complete without a tour of Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world. There is no better way to understand this unique place than with an experienced local guides, on this tour with pickup from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In its thousands of years of history, Jerusalem, a place of major importance to three main religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam, has seen countless conquests and destruction, triumphs and disasters. An experienced guide will give you a taste of some of the most important places. Discover sites such as 'The Western Wall', the holiest site in Judaism; The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified, and see a view of the impressive Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. These places are located in the 'Old City', an extraordinary walled city, filled with unique buildings, narrow passageways, bustling markets, and a mix of cultures and languages. Outside the walls of the Old City lies modern-day Jerusalem, a vibrant and dynamic place filled with bustling restaurants, cafés, and cultural life. See the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), Rose Garden, and continue to Yad Vashem. Explore the Yad Vashem campus, the Israeli National Holocaust Memorial with its iconic museum and moving atmosphere.

Jerusalem Boutique Tour from Tel Aviv

2. Jerusalem Boutique Tour from Tel Aviv

Depart from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and learn about the history of Israel and the Jewish people on the way. After about an hour of driving, arrive at the Mount of Olives from which you can admire the magnificent views of the Old City of Jerusalem and the very first city; the City of David. Walk down to the Dominus Flevit Church and see the hundred thousand Jewish graves towards Gethsemane, the place of the Judas kiss. Stop here for a refreshing tea, coffee, or juice.  From the valley, the bus will bring you back up to the Dung gate from where you will ascend to the Temple Mount. During lunch it is possible to visit a souvenir shop on your own, there is no group visit to a souvenir shop.  Next, continue to the Jewish quarter, to see the Wailing Wall, the Roman Cardo, part of the Via Dolorosa and Golgotha, the place of the crucifixion, and the Holy Sepulcher.

Jerusalem: Full-Day Small-Group Old City & Yad Vashem Tour

3. Jerusalem: Full-Day Small-Group Old City & Yad Vashem Tour

After pickup from your hotel, begin your tour with a breathtaking view of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, above the ancient Jewish cemetery. As if in the palm of your hand, see the Old City and the Temple Mount area spread before you, and imagine the Second Temple and Solomon’s Temple, destroyed in 70 A.D. and 586 B.C. respectively. Next, drive along the Kidron Valley and enjoy an excellent view of the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the monumental ancient Jewish burial tombs. Enter the Old City through the Zion Gate, passing the Armenian Quarter to the excavated Byzantine Cardo. On this 1,500-year-old main street, excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores. Continuing through the Jewish Quarter, proceed to the Kotel, the Western Wall. This 2,000-year-old wall is part of the encircling and supporting wall built by King Herod when the Temple Mount area was enlarged. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and join the many pilgrims following the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the church built over the site of Jesus' crucifixion and the burial tomb. After a short stroll through the market place, exit the Old City and continue to Yad VeShem, the Holocaust Museum commemorating both the annihilation of 6 million Jews and the righteous among the nations who risked their lives while trying to save Jews. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Jerusalem.

From Tel Aviv: Old & New Jerusalem Full-Day Small-Group Tour

4. From Tel Aviv: Old & New Jerusalem Full-Day Small-Group Tour

Choose to get picked up from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem if you are already staying there, then set off to explore the city.  Stand on Mount Scopus for views of Jerusalem’s old city and the Temple Mount at the start of this 10-hour tour. Enter the old city through the Zion Gate, passing the Armenian Quarter on your way to the Jewish Quarter. Stop at the Kotel, the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. Follow the Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Exit the old city by the Jaffa Gate and take a short tour of the new city. Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, and see the documentation of the discrimination, persecution and the annihilation of European Jewish communities.

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What people are saying about Jerusalem

It was really an excellent tour, we enjoyed it a LOT. All the details you included in the tour, from the detailed history of Israel, to the van infrastructure to the beer at the end, it was a memorable experience. Menno, our guide and manager at the company, was very professional, polite, and conducted the tour with excellence. Among 7 tours in Israel, this one was definitely the best one.

Ryan the tour guide was great! He knows every important person in Jerusalem and brings the history very close to everyone. He pursues the profession out of personal interest in the city and history, which is noticeable.

The Jerusalem tour was excellent! Chava Was organized, friendly and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed every aspect of the tour.

Our guide Yosef was excellent - his knowledge is impressive. Being in a small group was great.

A beautiful experience in Jerusalem, I thank our highly trained Amit guide.