There were 4 of us and we ended up taking a taxi from near the old city. It was about 43 sheckels. A bus would have been 26 sheckes, but we could not figure out where to find a direct bus. We took the bus 17 back, but the walk would have been easy too. We arrived around noon and we there until 4 pm and still did not see everything we would have liked. We took the free tours of the synagogues and the dead sea scrolls. Both were very informative and recommend that you schedule yourself around the tours. We missed some tours as they start in the morning. Amazing place - not to be missed. I am not sure about photographs. At the dead sea scrolls, they were very clear that you could not take photographs, but other places there were no signs and when I showed my camera to the guards, they indicated, no
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