Jerusalem Old and New Tour

Highlights


We start at the top of the Mount of Scopus overlooking the whole of Jerusalem. The descent down the mountain is filled with so much history and story. On your way down, you will come across three prominent sites; the Biblical Garden of Gethsemane, the Kidron Valley which was famous for housing the prestigious Jewish tombs, and finally, the colossal Church of All Nations. We then make our way into the Jewish quarter to see the historic Cardo, which in its heyday was the major street of Jerusalem during the Byzantine-era. The Western Wall is our next destination, and we take a preemptive stop to drop a prayer inside the wall. Along the way, you would come across some places of high historical value such as aesthetic Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This place is a vital part of the tour as it is the place of Christ's crucifixion and tomb. There is a lunch break immediately after, and the tour winds down with a walk through the Old City bazaar, a trip to new Jerusalem, and finally the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. The museum’s exhibits include authentic artifacts, original documents, photos and video testimonials of Holocaust survivors.

  • Tour the city of Jerusalem Old and New. 
  • Learn about the city’s 4,000-year-old history.
  • See some of the world’s holiest sites.
  • Visit the Wailing Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Hotel pick-up from Tel Aviv, Netanya, Herzliya and Jerusalem.

Special:
10% Discount for Children age 4-12
Duration:
Approximately 10 hours
Languages:
English + Others. See below
Business:
Extra $16

Itinerary


This tour will start on Mount Scopus. We’ll see the view of Jerusalem and the stunning Skyline that Jerusalem has to offer. We can see into the distance, the Temple Mount and the Old City are visible. The large golden dome of the Dome of the Rock is visible and offers a great opportunity for a photo. Progressing down the Mount we’ll pass the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of all nations and Kidron Valley, the resting place of many Jewish followers from thousands of years ago. 

Reaching the bottom of the Mount we’ll arrive at the Jewish Quarter where we’ll see the Cardo, a street created over 1,500 years ago. Following its creation the Crusaders added various stores to the Cardo, where modern stores sit within the structures today. 

Continuing on, we’ll visit the Western Wall. This site is a sacred site to the Jewish community, as it is the only remaining part of the Second Holy Temple, a very important part of Jewish history. A tradition is to place a prayer on a note between the ancient stones of the wall, where you’ll be able to share this experience with many others from around the world. 

From here we’ll follow Jesus’ footsteps along part of the Via Dolorosa, the route that Jesus took as he dragged his cross from Jerusalem to the Calvary. When Jesus reached the end of his journey, he was then crucified on the cross at the place where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre now stands. This church holds both his execution place and the tomb in which he was buried. Alongside these two iconic offerings, the church also has many artifacts to see. 

We’ll have a lunch break before visiting the Old City Bazaar, allowing the opportunity to buy souvenirs and gifts from the Old City. Once we leave the Old City, we’ll make our way to our final stop at Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum. Travelling through the modern city to reach here, we’ll see the advancements that humanity has made over the years, from the Old City to the modern city. The Holocaust Museum holds many different documents, photographs, artifacts and more to talk you through the story of the Holocaust.


What's Included


Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Includes all entrance fees

 

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance of any kind

Additional Info


•  Choose your tour language: English, Spanish, French or German.
•  Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
•  Business class option is available for upgrade and offers a small group size  (maximum 19 people).
•  On Fridays, Saturdays & Jewish Holidays, when the Holocaust Museum is closed, the tour will include a visit to the Church of All Nations at the Garden Gethsemane, King David's Tomb and the Hall of the Last Supper on Mount Zion.
•  Children under 12 are not allowed inside the Holocaust museum.
•  Booking is subject to terms and conditions.


Availability


  Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  English
  Spanish        
  German            
  French  
   
   

 

Pickup Places and Prices

From Pick-up time Large Group Small Group
Jerusalem 08:30 $73 $89
Tel Aviv 07:15 $92 $108
Herzliya 07:00 $92 $108
Netanya 06:30 $92 $108

 

Business class tours offer a smaller group size (maximum 19 people).


Cancellation Policy


•  Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
•  Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 1 days in advance.
•  Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification on the day of the tour.
•  Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees.