Old and New Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Israel, Tel Aviv District, Tel Aviv
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  • 10 hours
  • Tel Aviv
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Be swept away by the ancient and religious sites of Jerusalem on this compelling full-day coach and walking tour from Tel Aviv. With an expert guide to explain everything you see, witness this stunning city’s main Christian and Jewish shrines, including the Mount of Olives, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa (no. 10-14) and exquisite Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said to stand on the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. Time at the powerful Holocaust Museum in New Jerusalem to chart the terrible treatment of the Jews in World War II wraps up this evocative tour.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Western Wall Plaza Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500 Israel

Western Wall

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Via Dolorosa Old Town, Jerusalem Israel

Visit some of the stations along Via Dolorosa

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel

Walk in the Old City of Jerusalem

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, Christian Quarter, Jerusalem Israel

Visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Monte das Oliveiras, Mount of Olives Road, Jerusalem Israel

View of Mount of Olives

Pass By: Kidron Valley, Behind Old City Walls, Jerusalem Israel

View of the Kidron Valley

Stop At: Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, Mount Herzl Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, Entrance to the site is via the Holland Junction, situated on Herzl Boulevard, Jerusalem 91034 Israel

Visit Yad Vashem

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem Israel

Jewish Quarter

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: The Jewish Cemetery, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel

View of the Jewish cemetery on Mount of Olives

Stop At: Christian Quarter Road, Jerusalem Israel

Christian Quarter

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem Israel

Roman- Byzantine cardo

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Muslim Quarter, Jerusalem Israel

Muslim Quarter

Duration: 40 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Cardo

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Please note that on Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish holidays the Holocaust museum is closed. A visit to Mt. Zion (King David's tomb and hall of the last supper) will take place instead.
  • The entrance to Yad vashem is not permitted for children under 10 years old
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
Departure Point

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Traveler pickup is offered


Departure Time

7:15 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

10 hours

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

User's Reviews

Michael B

21 Nov, 2019

Our tour guide was excellent in describing the location and events of Jerusalem. I would definitely recommend doing this tour.

Colette D

28 Oct, 2019

I loved this trip, I’ve always wanted to see Jerusalem and it was amazing to do so. The morning was walking all around old Jerusalem including seeing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. I was disappointed about how short a time we had in the church - only 20 minutes. There are huge queues for the rock of Golgotha and Jesus’ tomb. The tour didn’t give us enough time to see everything or to queue for one of those and it would have been good to have some time to walk round Jerusalem on your own.

The tour guide, Itamar, was full of interesting information but unfortunately I didn’t hear most of it. He repeatedly started talking before half of the tour group had caught up. He seemed to have little patience with those with restricted mobility issues who walked a bit slower - and it is quite difficult to walk round Jerusalem as there are lots of little steps up and down and uneven ground. Several times we were left well behind the group and missed all of the talk. In addition, he sometimes asked me to wait partway along the route for the last people while he gave information to the quicker members which meant I missed it all as well. He was very quiet when speaking so even if you were there when he talked, you had to get quite close to hear and with a group of about 50, that was almost impossible.

However, even without the tour information, everything we saw was fascinating. You got time to spend on your own at the Wailing Wall which was lovely and an amazing experience. I was upset that the choice of lunch location was so inconsiderate - up about 60 steps to a rooftop bar which was just not feasible for those of us with walking difficulties. We ended up going somewhere else on our own.

The afternoon session of this tour was entirely in Yad Vashem, the world holocaust museum. You are given quite a lot of time to look round this although you could spend days there without seeing and reading everything. It is a fascinating but hard experience and the guide was considerate in making sure people understood upfront that if they found it too much nobody would judge them and they could wait in the coffee shop or book shop if they preferred.

We spent the whole time looking round the museum and it was a chilling experience but I’m so glad I did it. I was expecting more from the ‘new Jerusalem’ section of the tour than just the museum so that was a bit of a shame but the museum itself is a great experience.

Overall an amazing tour and I’m so glad I did it.

Karen K

03 Jul, 2019

Very comfortable large bus, if you tend to be chilly bring a wrap for the bus. Our guide,Itamar, was very informative and did a good job of answering our questions and keeping all 32 of us on track yet I didn't feel rushed at all. There are lots of tour groups in Jerusalem so you kind of have to stick with your group otherwise you'd get lost. This tour is not a shopping tour but we did stop at one "authorized" dealer where the prices were a little high and a little too much pressure to buy (I just said no thank you) but they did have clean restrooms and offered cold drinks while we were there. You actually finish up in Jerusalem about 3:30 and it takes about an hour and a half to get back to Tel Aviv depending on traffic and the bus drops people off at their hotels according to location. along the way. The place we stopped to eat lunch offered two types of sandwhiches: falafel or shwarma and they were pretty good for about $10 and included a beverage. We didn't actually get to eat lunch til after 1 so if you tend to get hungry bring some snacks of your own. Bring your own water bottle otherwise you'd have to buy one (except at lunch) and it's ok to drink a lot because we did have enough bathroom stops and the places had toilets that flushed and sinks with soap and water. It was a full day and well worth it in my opinion . Since my tour was on a Friday we skipped the Holocaust Museum and went to Garden of Gethsemane and Last Supper instead and I'm glad I did this This option is only available on Fri and Sat when the Holocaust Museum is closed. This particular tour operator (Bein Harim) seemed very organized, punctual, professional and deliver what they promise.

Bielka A

13 May, 2019

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and the trip was very well organized. I very much enjoyed the tour.

Alice M

21 Jan, 2019

The tour was excellent! Our guide, Itamar, was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had on the tour. It was well organized with plenty of time to wander areas on your own.

User's Picture Gallery

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Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in New Jerusalem

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Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was stripped of his clothes

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Wailing Wall in Old Jerusalem

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View of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock

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Our guide Itamar and his timeline

Our guide Itamar and his post card timeline at our first stop going into the city. Lots of p[eople wanted one of these but apparently they are only available to guides, which is a shame

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