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Jerusalem City of Myth provided by Alex Stein Israeli Tour Guide

Jerusalem City of Myth
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Our tour of the Old City takes in all four quarters and key sites including the Western Wall, the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Jaffa Gate. Throughout, our focus will be on understanding why this small area of land on the edge of the desert has been so fiercely claimed by Jews, Christians and Muslims, and why today it is so fiercely contested by Israelis and Palestinians. What can we see today that might help us explain how it came to be this way? Why are its holy sites so important? How did its four quarters come into being and how do its different groups interact? And what is its relationship with the new city which surrounds it? Along the way we'll take the time to experience the immense beauty of the Old City and its buildings, viewpoints, coffee-houses, and hummus joints.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 217946P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Coffee, tea, or freshly squeezed juice.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Coptic Church of St. Helen
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Mosque of Omar ibn Al-Khattab (2nd Caliph of Islam), Jerusalem We will meet on the plaza outside the Jaffa Gate.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Coffee, tea, or freshly squeezed juice.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Coptic Church of St. Helen
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Mosque of Omar ibn Al-Khattab (2nd Caliph of Islam), Jerusalem We will meet on the plaza outside the Jaffa Gate.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mosque of Omar ibn Al-Khattab (2nd Caliph of Islam)
    Jerusalem
    We will meet on the plaza outside the Jaffa Gate.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Temple Mount
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    City of David National Park
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Western Wall
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Muslim Quarter
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Coptic Church of St. Helen
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Jewish Quarter
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Mount Zion
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    Jaffa Gate
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Susan F
Milford, OH22 contributions
Mar 2020
Alex is your guy to experience and begin to understand the complex history/culture and politics of The Old City of Jerusalem and Israel as a whole. His depth and breadth of knowledge is amazing yet presented in a very relevant and understandable way. He is well versed in all three Abrahamic faiths. Alex is light-hearted, with a quick wit and a song readily to his lips (luckily, with a great voice). Walking through the Old City, you must have good footwear and be of pretty good mobility (lots of steps and unevenness). My husband and I were with Alex for a weeklong tour, throughout much of Israel, and he was knowledgable in all regions. Each day, I looked forward to being with Alex for another day's journey. He's also very attentive to the details of the needs of a tourist and recognizes how important sampling local food and drink, music, etc. is to the quality of a tour. Alex, cheer!
Written March 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rob
West Sussex, UK1 contribution
Jan 2020
Alex led a group of us around the Old City of Jerusalem on a chilly Sunday morning in January 2020. The weather didn't matter. Alex warmly welcomed us outside the Jaffa Gate and had us in good spirits throughout with his engaging manner, clear voice and ready wit. He's a natural. This was my first visit to Israel and my first time being professionally guided around such an historic place, so I'm grateful to Alex for putting things crisply into context, inviting questions from the group, pausing at opportune moments and generally ensuring that we all had a thoroughly positive experience. I recommend a tour with Alex very highly indeed.
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

coolmuel
London, UK22 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Alex has a clear passion for the history, people and culture of Israel and this shows in his highly energetic and engaging guided tours.

We did a morning tour of the Old City, taking in not only the well-known landmarks but also many others with interesting histories that we wouldn’t have found without Alex.

Around every corner he points out something interesting, thought-provoking or just plain amusing. His depth of knowledge adds so much to the experience.

I’ve done tours of Jerusalem before, but I got so much more out of this tour with Alex. A most memorable experience.

Highly recommend you look him up and book a tour when you visit Israel!
Written January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John H
5 contributions
Dec 2019
Alex is a very good guide. He quickly worked out what we wanted and then over the next 6 or 7 hours gave us a wonderful introduction to this extraordinary city. With a deep knowledge of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, he was able to put the history in the context of art, architecture and religion. He did so with great erudition, clarity, humanity and where appropriate, levity.
He also introduced us to the best hummus stall in the city!
He left us burning with desire for a return to get another dose of Jerusalem, hummus and Alex!
Written December 9, 2019
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Pam G
2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I had an amazing two days with Alex. We walked for miles all over the old city and new city of Jerusalem, tasted it’s food, learned history and culture. Alex is a skilled guide.
Written November 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CazRam
London, UK3 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I have just spent a fantastic half day with Alex in Jerusalem having a personalized and hugely informative tour with him... and more importantly a lot of fun! He made a huge effort to put the city's origins into context which helped in my understanding of the rest of the day. He also has a few hidden gems to show you and given that I didn’t have much time, it is the best way to see the city at it’s full potential. As well as being so informative. Alex is also very well connected and organized a fantastic driver for me who could take me on to Bethlehem via some other stops I wanted to make. I felt very safe and comfortable with his recommendations as a solo traveler and would recommend using him to really maximize your stay. I look forward to more tours on my next trip!
Written October 11, 2019
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Rob G
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Family
Had a great 4 hours with Alex in the old city, he gave us a really unique tour and has a wealth of historical knowledge at his fingertips.. Highly recommended!
Written September 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Alex Stein Israeli Tour Guide
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Fantastic communicator and very informative - Jan 2020
My wife, our son and I did a family tour of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with Alex. This was our first trip to Israel and
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Jerusalem Nov, 2019
What a great experience for myself and my Son. We greatly enjoyed Alex and his knowledge of Jerusalem. I have a mu
Dan L
Dan L
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5 amazing days with Alex
Spent 5 days with Alex touring around Israel. Alex was exceptionally knowledgeable, offering great historical, geog
David W
David W
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Day tour of the old city in Jerusalem
Alex is a very family friendly tour guide. He is great with all ages. He really knows his historical facts and ha
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First Class Tour Guide
Alex is a knowledgable, enthusiastic and imaginative tour guide. He read the nature of our family and tailored our
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND GUIDE, GREAT PERSON.
Can’t have asked for any more from our few days with Alesx (sic) in Israel. Experiencing Jerusalem, Masada and the
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I highly recommend Alex!!!
Alex guided our family of four for a week from Tel Aviv to the Golan to the Negev with many stops in between. From
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Alex Stein Exceeded Our High Expectations As Our Spectacular Private Guide For Our Young Teen Granddaughter’s Gift Trip
Alex Stein Exceeded Our High Expectations As Our Spectacular Private Guide For Our Young Teen Granddaughter’s Gift
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Tailored tour of Israel
For our first trip to Israel, the four of us - two mid-60s couples - chose Alex Stein on the basis of several recom
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Tour of the City of David with Alex Stein
I have always been cautious of tour guides until Alex took my wife and I for a tour of the Old City of David in Jer
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Unique in his use of original source material
When we initially reached out to Alex from the U.S., based on a recommendation from an associate, Alex arranged to
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An excellent addition to your Israel plans
Alex is an excellent guide. He is quite knowledgeable on religion, history and also the socio-political issues of I
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Alex Stein was my Tour Guide
Alex Stein was my tour guide in Israel. It was my first time to the Promised Land. He accompanied us everywhere a
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Israel Tour - Go with Alex!
Israel was amazing, and so was our guide Alex! He is passionate, unbelievably knowledgeable, energetic, and funny.
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Fantastic trip
I brought a group of US Tour Directors to visit in Israel and Alex was our Israeli National Guide. I couldn’t have
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