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Old City of Jerusalem
The ancient winding streets of Jerusalem’s Old City house some of the world’s most sacred religious sites for Jews, Muslims, and Christians, including the Temple Mount, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa, Dome of the Rock, and the Western Wall. Plus, each of the district’s four quarters has a unique character well worth experiencing.

The Basics
Getting lost in the narrow streets and distinct quarters of the Old City is an essential Jerusalem experience, and feels like walking into a different time. Orthodox Jews pray at the Western Wall, priests and pilgrims stroll in the Christian Quarter, ancient homes dot the Armenian Quarter, and the Muslim Quarter pulsates with busy markets comprising a maze of tiny shops selling everything from falafel and fresh-fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice to head scarves and jewelry.

Many Jerusalem tours offer inclusive ways to see all of the top sights in one day with a variety of walking tours of the Old City tailored to different interests. An expert guide can help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the area, and to avoid cultural faux pas when visiting sacred religious sites.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Old City is an absolute must for all first-time visitors to Jerusalem.
  • Visitors are expected to dress respectfully, with covered legs and arms.
  • The Dome of the Rock is a sacred religious site, and non-Muslims are not permitted to enter the shrine.
  • There are many steps and hills to get to the area, so good walking shoes are important.
  • Despite cobblestones, many areas of the Old City are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Franciscans lead a weekly procession along the Via Dolorosa every Friday at 3pm.

How to Get There
The Old City of Jerusalem is accessible via the eight entry gates built into the walls around its perimeter. Many consider the Jaffa Gate to be the main entrance to the Old City. Private cars are not allowed inside the Old City, but taxis (found by Jaffa Gate) can take passengers inside. Public buses and the light rail stop within a 10-minute walk from the Old City, and there’s also a free shuttle to the Old City every 20 minutes from Jerusalem’s First Station.

When to Get There
The Old City is a year-round destination, with the quietest streets and mildest weather in May through October. Jerusalem in general can be very crowded and hot in the summer months; winter is chilly but crowds are thinner.

The Temple Mount
The raised stone plateau in Jerusalem’s Old City known as the Temple Mount is home to some of the most significant religious structures in the world, including the Dome of the Rock, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Western Wall (the western support wall of the Temple Mount). The complex, which covers a 35-acre (14-hectare) area known as Al-Haram Al-Sharif, is a sacred place in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, though it is controlled by the Islamic Trust, making the area a very contested location. The compound is open to visitors outside of prayer times, which change seasonally; check the schedule in advance. Entry is via the Moroccan Gate, near the Western Wall.
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Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

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For Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world. Take this all-day guided tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year-old history and visit its important sites. See what are widely considered the holiest places in the world: the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; Temple Mount, one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00
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$73.00
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Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

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For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world. Take this guided all-day tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year-old history and visit its important sites. See what are widely considered the holiest places in the world: the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Finish the day with time at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum in New Jerusalem. Round-trip hotel transport included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.00
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$73.00
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Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

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Visit Bethlehem highlights on a tour that combines transport and a guided walking tour to maximize your sightseeing time. From Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity, Milk Grotto, and the Shepherds’ Field, you’ll cover important Biblical sites with a guide who can help unlock the history behind each destination; pickup at a central location in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv gets you on the road with no fuss.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$51.29
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$51.29
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Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

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Get a panoramic look at the city of Jerusalem and visit some of its most well-known sites on this half-day tour. Look down on the city from atop the Mount of Olives, with a view of the Dome of the Rock, one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture and Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified; and more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Jerusalem Boutique Tour from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Boutique Tour from Tel Aviv

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Explore the Old City of Jerusalem and learn about the important historical and religious sites along the way on a guided day trip from Tel Aviv. Traveling on this small-group tour ensures an intimate experience not found on the common 40-person tours of Jerusalem. Plus, this tour allows you to bring your luggage along, so the tour can double as a transfer from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Jerusalem Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of Jesus

Jerusalem Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of Jesus

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Retrace the footsteps of Jesus on this full-day guided walking tour of Jerusalem. Travel along the Via Dolorosa, the street Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Walk down the Mount of Olives and see other prominent sites in Old City Jerusalem, like the Pool of Bethesda, St Anne’s Church, the Convent of the Sisters of Zion and more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up and Drop Off from Tel Aviv & Jerusalem

Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up and Drop Off from Tel Aviv & Jerusalem

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On this half-day, private tour, you’ll get an in-depth introduction to historic Bethlehem, known as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Head from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem into the heart of the West Bank, with door-to-door hotel transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, enjoy guided tours of the city’s standout sights, from the Church of the Nativity to Shepherd’s Field. Please bring your passport with you for this tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$122.06
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Jerusalem Full Day Tour

Jerusalem Full Day Tour

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See the highlights of 3,000-year-old Jerusalem on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Stand on the Mount of Olives to admire the iconic views of the walled, Old City. Head to Mt Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper and King David’s Tomb, and wander through Old Jerusalem, taking in the Roman Cardo and Armenian and Jewish quarters on route to the Via Dolorosa, Church of Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall (Wailing Wall). Lastly, visit Yad Veshem, where memorials and exhibits pay tribute to the Holocaust’s victims.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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$74.00

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

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Discover the City of David on this full-day tour of Jerusalem. Now an archaeological park, this region is home to ongoing excavations and artifacts that bring light to Bible stories. Get to see some of the archaeological activity firsthand after stops at the top the Mount of Olives, David’s Tomb and the Last Supper Room, and the Jewish Quarter, which you enter through Zion’s Gate (also known as David’s Gate). Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Jerusalem Private Guide Half Day Tour

Jerusalem Private Guide Half Day Tour

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Explore Jerusalem with a private guide on a 4-hour walking tour and experience the city’s most compelling sights. Choose your personal highlights and work with a guide to create the perfect route through the Old City’s narrow lanes and diverse neighborhoods, or step outside the ancient walls into the New City’s bustling streets. Take a stroll through Jerusalem’s café culture and climb the Temple Mount; absorbed the hushed atmosphere in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and chink a note into the pale face of the Western Wall.
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  • 4 hours
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$384.62
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Bethlehem and Jerusalem Day Biblical Tour from Tel Aviv

Bethlehem and Jerusalem Day Biblical Tour from Tel Aviv

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Experience the Holy Land’s two most sacred locations, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in just one day on this convenient guided door-to-door tour. Start in Jerusalem, taking in views from the Mount of Olives, following the way of Christ down the Via Dolorosa, and paying our respects at the Wailing Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem, with visits to the Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Field.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.00
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$121.00
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Petra day tour from Jerusalem (include lunch)

Petra day tour from Jerusalem (include lunch)

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* Arrive to Petra, and enjoy a tour of the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Petra led by an experienced local Jordanian English speaking guide. * Enter the amazing historical site the lost city of Petra( fully led by our expert guide ) including the Siq,Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy,Treasury and the Theater.o the city of Petra and embark upon a tour of the site as 1 of the 7 Wonders Of The World. * Eat authentic lunch at a local restaurant after the visit at Petra Site * Panoramic city tour of Aqaba (If time permits) . Transfer back to the point of departure at Jerusalem.
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  • 19 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea

Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea

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Enjoy the highlights of Israel in Jerusalem and at the Dead Sea on this full-day tour with your own private guide. Look down on Jerusalem from atop the Mount of Olives, with a view of the Dome of the Rock. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, to name a few. Then at the Dead Sea, float or swim in the rejuvenating waters for a unique and unforgettable experience. Hotel transport by private vehicle is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$353.00
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

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Explore the religious highlights of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day, small-group tour from Jerusalem. Take in views of the ancient city from the Mount of Olives, then visit King David’s tomb and the site of the Last Supper atop Mount Zion. See the folded prayers at the Wailing Wall, and follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave the city for Bethlehem’s holy sites, then visit an ancient shepherds’ field, the manger square, and the 4th-century Church of the Nativity.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.00
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$112.00

Old City Jerusalem Adventure with Private Guide Ed Snitkoff

Old City Jerusalem Adventure with Private Guide Ed Snitkoff

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Enjoy a day-long walking tour in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, exploring the tapestry of traditions and beliefs that make this place so compelling. We will explore the Old City with an eye towards understanding the different (often conflicting) narratives that define Jerusalem. We will visit all four quarters of the city, including a walk along the top of the city walls. Join your licensed, professional guide for a day to be remembered.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$297.44
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Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

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For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, the holy lands of the Jerusalem region are the spiritual centers of the world. On this full-day guided tour, discover the history of the different religions that make up these regions and witness the mix of cultures currently living here. See the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark; the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where Jesus was born; the famous Western Wall, important in Jewish and Muslim history, and many more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.00
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$106.00
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2-Day Best of Israel Tour: Old Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada and the Dead Sea

2-Day Best of Israel Tour: Old Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada and the Dead Sea

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Indulge the mind, body and spirit on this memorable 2-day adventure through Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada and the Dead Sea. Visit the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark; the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed and the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites. See where Jesus was born and where he was crucified. Experience the incredible view from the top of Masada and bask in the rejuvenating waters of the Dead Sea. Overnight accommodation plus hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 2 days
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$337.00
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Qumran, Bethlehem,Jericho and Dead Sea tour from Jerusalem

Qumran, Bethlehem,Jericho and Dead Sea tour from Jerusalem

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Tour Bethlehem,Dead Sea, Jericho, and Qumran is available twice every week starting from Jerusalem, visiting 4 of the region’s exclusive destinations. In Bethlehem the city where Jesus was born, enjoy a guided tour of the main sites, including the Church of the Nativity. Leaving Bethlehem, we’ll descend to the lowest region on Earth, touring Jericho, the lowest city and oldest city on Earth with its famous Biblical history, you will enjoy sightings Jericho, offering one of the most memorable views. Next, the site of Qumran, where there will be time to explore the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, or enjoy free time for lunch. Finally, visit the Dead Sea, where you’ll enjoy the facilities of the beach and have the opportunity to float in the waters, immerse in the muds, and enjoy the climate that makes this journey so special.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

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Tour to Bethlehem the city where Jesus Christ was born including the Church of Nativity Drive through north of the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Bathing at the Dead Sea. Immerse in the muds and float in the salty waters. Start heading back towards Jerusalem Drop off in Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel Drop off in Tel Aviv for Tel Aviv Pick up option only *Please bring your passport because it's required sometimes when passing the checkpoint
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54
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Highlight of the Jerusalem and Bethlehem Biblical Trip from Tel Aviv

Highlight of the Jerusalem and Bethlehem Biblical Trip from Tel Aviv

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This tour is Combine of two holy cities on this full-day sightseeing tour: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Starting from the view of the Mount Scopus , the itinerary follows biblical sites from Mt. Zion to the Old City, including a walking tour through the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian quarters. In the Jewish Quarter, we visit the Byzantine Cardo and the Western Wall. Following on the Christian quarters the Via Dolorosa where Jesus walked bearing his cross, we reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born and Jesus was born and see the original excavated mosaic. If possible, we will visit chapel caves beneath the Church of Saint Catherine. • Full-day tour of the biblical sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. • See world famous classical landmarks of Jerusalem, the City of Gold • Follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa and Holy Land. • Explore Bethlehem's Christian landmarks. • Pickup and drop-off included
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.00
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$122.00
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Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Jerusalem

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Jerusalem

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Combine visits to two holy cities on this full-day sightseeing tour: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Starting from the Mount of Olives, the itinerary follows biblical sites from Mt. Zion to the Old City, including a walking tour through the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian quarters. Continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity among other religious sites like the Via Dolorosa. With coach transport it’s easy to get to each destination.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.00
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$106.00
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Jerusalem Old & New Unforgettable Tour from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Old & New Unforgettable Tour from Tel Aviv

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See the old and new side of Jerusalem in just a day on this tour from Tel Aviv. Visit important holy sites such as the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, plus modern sites of interest including the Holocaust Museum or the Church of All Nations—all without having to plan a thing.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.00
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$94.00
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Highlights of Israel Day Trip: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

Highlights of Israel Day Trip: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

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Enjoy the highlights of Israel in Jerusalem and the Dead Sea on this full-day guided adventure. From atop the Mount of Olives, look down on the city, with a view of the Dome of the Rock. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and more. Then at the Dead Sea, float or swim in the ultra-salty lake water for an unforgettable experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.00
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$106.00
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Holy Jerusalem Private Tour

Holy Jerusalem Private Tour

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The best way to experience the holy city of Jerusalem is with a private tour, which will allow you to understand its complexity, learn about its rich history, experience the archeology and feel the culture. I love guiding, I love Jerusalem and the land of Israel and nothing makes me happier than to share this love with others. I present very rich and informative guidance while presenting the information in a very vivid manner.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$800.00
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$800.00
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