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Private Tour: Old City of Jerusalem Christianity Tour

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icon6 to 7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Visit Jerusalem’s key biblical sites on a private 6-hour walking tour of the Old City. As you wander through the ancient lanes, hear about their pivotal role in Christianity as the backdrop to Jesus’ life and death. Walk part of the poignant Via Dolorosa, the path he took to his crucifixion; and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Pool of Bethesda and other landmarks. Along the way, see the ancient Cardo, the sacred Jewish and Islamic sites of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, and more.
  • Private 6-hour walking tour of Old Jerusalem’s Christian sites
  • Learn about Jerusalem’s central role in Christianity from a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit top Christian sites such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Via Dolorosa
  • See the Church of St Anne and Pool of Bethesda, the believed site of one of Jesus’ miracles
  • View the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) and Dome of the Rock
  • Check out the Cardo, Jerusalem’s ancient main street, and browse a colorful bazaar
  • Enjoy undivided attention and personalized commentary from a private guide
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Private tour
Professional guide
Pickup from Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint or your hotel inside Bethlehem
Food and drinks
Public transportation to the meeting point
Gratuities
Latin Patriarchate St 33, Jerusalem

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at the start point outside Old Jerusalem. Then, set off into the age-old streets while learning about the city’s place at the heart of Christianity.

Follow your guide through one of the main gates into the walled city, and soak up the timeless atmosphere as you hear fascinating historical facts about the different streets and buildings.

Stop first to see the Dome of the Rock, the city’s most hallowed Islamic site, located on the Temple Mount. Admire the golden dome atop the shrine, and hear about its religious significance.

Continue to the poignant Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross. Believed to be the route taken by Jesus to his crucifixion, the path is punctuated by 14 stations marking the key stages of his journey. Soak up the palpable sense of history along the route, and follow the streets to the 12th-century Church of St Anne in the Muslim quarter, thought to stand on the site of the Virgin Mary’s birth.

Visit the nearby Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus is believed to have performed one of his miracles, and then continue along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site of Jesus’ crucifixion.

Stop to see the Calvary and Resurrection Tombs, and then make your way to the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), one of the holiest sites in the Jewish religion. Take in the sight of the worshippers here, before checking out Mount Zion and heading to the Cardo, the remains of Jerusalem’s ancient main street.

See how part of this 1,500-year-old, arcaded street has been brought back to life with modern shops, and then browse the stalls at the Muslim Quarter’s busiest bazaar for souvenirs of your visit.

Your tour ends when you say goodbye to your guide.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Jaffa Gate
Meet with your private guide at the entrance of Gloria Hotel next to Jaffa Gate to begin your tour of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Stop At:  
Ramparts Walk
Start the tour by walking on the wall of Jerusalem passing by 5 of the gates of the city and overlooking 3 of the quarters of the old city. As you walk, you will get a complete explanation about the city and it's history and you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view to the area around.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Church of Saint Anne
A stop to visit Saint Anne Church, the birthplace of Virgin Mary and one of the Crusader buildings still in use in the old city.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Pools of Bethesda
Next to it, we will visit the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus did a miracle there healing a paralyzed man.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
You will walk the Via Dolorosa, stopping by every station and your guide will explain its history and story. This path is thought to be the walkway that Jesus had taken on the way to his crucifixion.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dome of the Rock
We will get the chance to visit Al Aqsa Mosque, the third holy place in Islam and also for many for the Jews, it's where once the Temple stood and it's considered a holy site for Jews as well. The visit to this site is subject to the opening hours. Opening hours are very limited to visitors.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Western Wall
The Western Wall is the only remaining of the Temple from the Roman period and today it's considered the most sacred place in Judaism after the Temple that was destroyed in 70AD.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus, it's the holiest place in Christianity. You will get a complete explanation of the site starting from the Roman times until today.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Private Tours by Michael Jackaman
The tour will end at Jaffa Gate.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour will start from Jaffa Gate. You will be contacted to confirm the meeting point and time
  • The Dome of the Rock is closed on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Michael Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Old City of Jerusalem Christianity Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Old City of Jerusalem Christianity Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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williambilek
, Dec 2019
Michael was an excellent guide. We visited Jerusalem for a day, and wanted to see the historical and religious sites.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for your review. You are always welcome back again.
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