Jerusalem: Half-Day Small-Group Old City Sightseeing Tour

3.3 / 5

7 Reviews

Jerusalem: Half-Day Small-Group Old City Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 67 per person

A half-day tour in the Old City of Jerusalem in a small and intimate group. Together with a guide, you will encounter many prominent Jerusalem sites, including the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German
Pickup included
From a list of certain hotels, addresses, airports, or other pickup points.

Experience

Highlights
  • Start with an overview of Jerusalem from Mount Scopus
  • Visit the Western (Wailing) Wall
  • View the Holy Sepulchre Church
  • Encounter some of the stations of the cross (Via Dolorosa)
Full description
Your tour will start with breathtaking views over Jerusalem from Mount Olives, above the ancient Jewish cemetery. As if in the palm of your hand, you will be able to see the Old City and the Temple Mount area spread before you. As you drive along the Kidron Valley, you will have excellent views of the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of all Nations, as well as of the monumental ancient Jewish burial tombs. You will then enter the Old City through the Zion Gate, passing the Armenian Quarter to the excavated Byzantine Cardo. Although this 1500-year-old main street of Jerusalem was partially destroyed and unused during the Muslim conquest, it had a brief new lease of life during the Crusader period, with the excavated Crusader shops now modern stores. Continuing through the Jewish Quarter, you will proceed to the Kotel, the Western Wall. This 2000-year-old wall is part of the encircling and supporting wall built by King Herod when the Temple Mount area was enlarged. As you walk along the Via Dolorosa you will join the many pilgrims who are following the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (the church built over the place of the crucifixion of Jesus and the burial tomb). Originally built in the Byzantine period, it was partially destroyed during the Persians and Moslem conquests and then rebuilt and slightly altered by the Crusaders. At the conclusion of your tour, your experience ends in the Old City.
Includes
  • Pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.6 / 5
  • Transportation
    2.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    2.5 / 5
  • Safety
    2 / 5
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Very good guide, and nice, planned visit in French, finally double translation with English, small group (15 people) and visit at short notice very little downtime to really visit but a lot of sites, so we went back in the afternoon to enjoy it

1 November 2019

Expect at least 1 hour of logistics to get all tourists to a gathering place to start their respective tours. Bought "small group" and we were 18 people. Highly recommend hiring a private guide instead! Much more rewarding!

29 October 2019

31 December 2019

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