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Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

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    This half-day tour begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach.

    Kick off your sightseeing at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City of Jerusalem and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. According to the gospels, a number of important events in the life of Jesus took place here, including where he ascended into heaven. The Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and continues to be a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers.

    From atop the mount, there is also a view of arguably Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark: the Dome of the Rock, a shrine located on the Temple Mount and one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture.

    The tour then passes through the Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, known as the place where Jesus prayed, and also where his disciples slept, the night before his crucifixion. Then it’s off to the Walls of Jerusalem that surround the Old City. The walls were built in the 1530s, when Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire, to protect its borders from intruders.

    Further along through the Armenian Quarter, visit the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites, then to the Christian Quarter along the Via Dolorosa, the street that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Here, look for the 14 stations of the cross while retracing Jesus’ steps to the Hill of Calvary, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

    The tour concludes at the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, where the coach awaits for a return trip to Jerusalem hotels.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located hotel in Jerusalem or our alternative pickup location is at Dan Hotel in Jerusalem
    Departure Time
    Your location 8:30am
    Dan Hotel 08:45am
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Concludes at the Jewish Quarter of the Old City at approximately 1pm
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup
    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • 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 this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed June 25, 2018

    I had a fantastic time on this walking tour of Old Jerusalem. Our guide, Itamar Buk, was fantastic. His English is excellent, and he has a wonderful way of pacing and delivering religious, historical, and geographic information so that the entire group was engaged. The...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank Giuseppe d
    Reviewed June 19, 2018

    Lorne our tour guide of course knew his facts but he also knew the best way to help us see as much of the old city of Jerusalem as possible in our short time there. Even better still though were the authentic stories he told...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank VinceH273
    Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

    Joined this tour on our first day in Jerusalem. Pick up from our hotel was on time and easy. We went to a central point to transfer all the pick up people to their tours. Our half day guide was Zahi- he was absolutely fantastic...More

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    Response from rebecca j | Reviewed this property |
    It was not possible through this tour to get closer look. That would have to be something planned separately if you plan to do this tour.
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