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Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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Overview

Delve into the storied past of Old Jerusalem on this full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Travel to the captivating city and witness the sites held most sacred by the Jewish and Christian religions as your guide explains their secrets and symbolism. Absorb the views from the Mount of Olives, see the Garden of Gethsemane, Hall of the Last Supper and Tomb of King David, and explore the Old City to view the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), step out on the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Full-day coach and walking tour of Old Jerusalem from Tel Aviv
  • View the revered sites of this 3,000-year-old city, including the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa (no. 5-14) and Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • See the Last Supper Room and Tomb of King David on Mount Zion
  • Stop at the Mount of Olives for views over the Old City
  • View the Stone of Anointment, where Jesus’ body is said to have lain, in the Holy Church of the Sepulchre
  • Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop off
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees
Food and drinks, unless specified
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6:40 AM
Depart your central Tel Aviv hotel by air-conditioned coach and set out on your day trip to Jerusalem, one of the world’s oldest cities. 

During your journey, hear tales of Jerusalem’s 3,000-year-old past and how the city has been held sacred by the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths since biblical times.

Visit the Mount of Olives, a ridge famous for its sweeping panoramas of the Old City. Take photos from here and admire the key landmarks, including the Dome of the Rock rising from the rooftops. Then, drive along the Kidron Valley to see sites such as the Garden of Gethsemane, the ancient Jewish cemetery and Dormition Abbey.

Continue to Mount Zion and visit the Hall of the Last Supper, a chamber believed to stand where Jesus shared his last meal with his disciples. Then, head downstairs to visit the Tomb of King David before continuing into the walled Old City.

Enter through the Zion Gate and walk to the Byzantine Cardo, the  main thoroughfare during Byzantine times. Next, delve into the Jewish Quarter to see the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), a pilgrimage site for thousands of Jewish worshippers.

Work your way into the Christian Quarter and walk part of the Via Dolorosa, the route taken by Jesus to his crucifixion, to see some of the Stations of the Cross (no. 5-14). Pass through souks and courtyards, and visit the hallowed Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to stand where Jesus died. See the stone where his body was prepared for burial and where he was laid in a tomb.

Lastly, stroll through the bustling Old City Market and perhaps buy souvenirs (own expense) before your tour ends with a drop-off at your Tel Aviv hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Monte das Oliveiras
View the Old City from the Mount of Olives
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Garden of Gethsemane
Pass the Garden of Gethsemane
Pass By:  
Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony)
See the Church of All Nations
Pass By:  
Kidron Valley
Pass through the Kidron Valley
Pass By:  
Dormition Abbey
Pass by the Dormition Church
Stop At:  
The Cenacle
Visit the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
King David's Tomb
Visit King David's tomb
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Zion Gate
Pass through the Zion Gate and enter the Old City
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old City of Jerusalem
Explore the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Armenian Quarter
Visit the Armenian Quarter
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jewish Quarter
Visit the Jewish quarter and walk in the Byzantine Cardo
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Western Wall
Visit the Western (Wailing) wall
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Christian Quarter
Visit the Christian Quarter
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
Visit some of the Stations of the cross (Via Dolorosa)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
Visit Church of Holy Sepulchre
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Muslim Quarter
Visit the Muslim Quarter and explore the Bazaar
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bein Harim Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv.

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star-5
The very good guide Eyal...
ingrid_d
, May 2022
The very good guide Eyal who did a lot of explaining and listened to his group. The lunch was perfect and didn’t take too much time
icon Response from Host , May 2022
THanks for mention of your satisfaction of our guide Eyal .We have you mention that the lunch stop was fine.We appreicate this comment , in light of other reviews on this subject!
star-1
Unsatisfied as the tour guide left me behind
Julia_K
, May 2022
Hello, I I just wanted to provide some feedback on my today’s trip. In the morning I was told that I only have half a day trip and I will have to find my own transportation back to Tel Aviv. When I showed my reservation saying pick up and drop off to the hotel is included they were looking for some explanations and finally told me that I will spend with this group time until lunch and then I will be with another group for another half of the day. After the launch I was added to the group which was half Spanish half English speaking and they successfully lost me in the first 10 minutes in the whole city, nobody was waiting for me and nobody explained they just left without me. Then I spent four hours trying to get out of the city on my own spend a Normas amount of time and effort and money to get back to Tel Aviv . This is not the experience I would want to recommend to anyone else and I would like to ask you to reimburse me for this trip. Best, Julia
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Julia, we are most regrettable that this was the nature of your experience. This matter needs to be under investigation so kindly forward it to info@beinharimtours.com Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused. Sincerely, Bein Harim Tourism Services team
star-5
Great tour!
Kimberly_M
, Nov 2019
Hava was awesome! We had a great time and got to see everything we wanted. Pick up and drop off were seamless. We leaned a lot about the history and faith of Jerusalem. Highlight of our trip!
star-5
Great trip
Andres P
, Oct 2019
Our guide Hava was amazing. She took us through the entire old city and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend it
star-5
great tour
Alexandra_L
, Dec 2018
very nice, great stories, a lot of history, everything or ganised. I really enjoyed and I strongly recomended. Thanks to our best guide , Ami!
star-5
An absolute amazing tour!! The tour...
Martn_U
, Jun 2018
An absolute amazing tour!! The tour guide was awesome!!! I would go again!!
star-5
Great day in Jerusalem and could not...
Zuzana_M
, Feb 2018
Great day in Jerusalem and could not have a better guide. Amir Call Our was the best guide we had in Israel. Very interesting and historical trip but no moment of sleepiness at any moment. The only thing is that the lunch is not so good, very standard but you can go anywhere else since you can meet the trip later, so make a little research and try another place than the one they take you to.
star-1
This trip really isn't good value. I...
Paul
, Dec 2017
This trip really isn't good value. I saw everything on the Jerusalem and Bethlehem tour. My main complaint here was the guide Ithamar. He took us to one shop where we seemed to spend an eternity. We then left the shop and had a very long lunch. Later on we went to one of his friend's stall and waited yet again. All this meant that we only had 15 minutes per location. On the other tour the guide gave us 30 mins per location - and the same locations on a half day tour! Frankly I'd recommend getting transport to Jerusalem, a map and walking round the city yourself. You'd actually see more and have more time to see the sights.
star-5
MUST SEE! Great guide, good lunch, very...
Steven G
, Nov 2017
MUST SEE! Great guide, good lunch, very valuable and insightful.
star-4
A long day, but very informative...
Gary D
, Nov 2017
A long day, but very informative. Amir the tour guide was brilliant, lots maybe too much !! information and history. I would highly recommend the tour
star-1
I did the Jerusalem day trip. The...
CHRISTINA K
, Nov 2017
I did the Jerusalem day trip. The organization was very good. The website was accurate and received prompt answers to my questions.
star-4
The guide was excellent. The bus...
THOMAS L
, Oct 2017
The guide was excellent. The bus was comfortable and clean. The logistics were efficient. My small complaint was that I was less than thrilled with the lunch at the designated lunch spot. I wish we would have agreed upon a time for lunch, and been allowed to choose staying at the designated restaurant, or eating on our own. While I also recognize the efficiency of trying to keep the group together, I would have much more enjoyed ability to explore the food choices available on my own.
star-5
Very well organized and well thought...
Kamila C
, Oct 2017
Very well organized and well thought out tour. Our guide was Itamar, not only extremely knowledgeable and helpful but also really nice and funny. It was our great pleasure to participate and we are really happy to recommend this tour!
star-5
Very nice tour! Very well organized...
Christoph S
, Oct 2017
Very nice tour! Very well organized. Excellent guide. No complains.
star-5
We had changed this tour for...
Duke H
, Sep 2017
We had changed this tour for Footsteps of Jesus - which was a 5.0 star rating. Tour guide Gill was exceptional and outstanding and managed very well the time, the tour, and the diverse group which at times, attempted to infuse issues of a political or social nature into the discussions along the tour. .
star-5
I booked a day trip tour from Tel...
Gerard T
, Aug 2017
I booked a day trip tour from Tel aviv to Jersualem, and our guide Yuval was simply awesome - knowledgeable and detailed in explanations of key attractions in aspects of history, context and relevance to old and new testament etc. Might I add we were there on the 'Day of Rage', yet at no point of time felt unsafe. Just remember to stick to your guide and make sure you obey tour group etiquette by regrouping at designated point on time. Highly recommended! - gerard from singapore.
star-2
The tour had too much wasted time...
Richard J
, Jun 2017
The tour had too much wasted time. Tour guide was very good, but he did the tour in both English and Spanish - Listening to the Spanish translation wasted at least an additional hour over the full day tour. Also, although the tour title says from Tel Aviv, we wasted more time picking up people in Jerusalem and dropping them off at their hotel at the end of the day, prior to return to Tel Aviv. The tour operators need to inform their clients of the additional time involved due to the dual language tour as well as dropping off people in Jerusalem.
star-5
This was my 4th visit to Jerusalem...
Gregory B
, Apr 2017
This was my 4th visit to Jerusalem. Each time it just keeps getting better! Our guide was AWESOME and provided us with more than just basic information. Jerusalem is a city full of spiritual experiences, if you want them....the media does not project accurate info on the state of being there...felt perfectly safe! If you need a rebirth or revitalization, take a trip to the HOLY CITY.....
star-3
This is standard good trip around...
Alina B
, Mar 2017
This is standard good trip around old and new city of Jerusalem, covering all main sights. The guide is no doubt knowledgeable and friendly. So in the end of the day, you'll be satisfied with the tour. However there are things that you will feel bad about. Of the things - as lunch is not included, they don't give you options actually, and bring you to not so good restaurant, that is also not cheap. So quality and price don't match. The second thing is that they bring you to so called authorized souvenir shop before going to church to bless things, and in this shop they just rip you off. They will tell about quality and will give you a big discount, but the truth is that the quality is the same as everywhere else and they just have higher starting price. So be cautious and don't buy anything there. I don't mind they do business, but ripping off that way is disgusting. Also have a lunch in another place, but only if you know it in advance, because that's not the only place in Jerusalem, I'm sure, where quality and price don't match. And the third thing, is that the guide tells about the places and a small piece of history, implying that you know everything and you came prepared to Jerusalem. Some people are, some are not at all. So adding more history about the place, the epoch, the people, would probably improve the tour. The 4th thing that was not good, is that the notification about pick-up time was not sent to us, as voucher says, so you may just guess when you'll be picked up and you may wait from time specified in the voucher as it happened, till actual pick-up time. Having said all that, I don't say I don't use this company, because they are probably all the same. I refer to Bein Herim company.
star-5
This was really a very nice tour...
Brunilda P
, Feb 2017
This was really a very nice tour. The company which offered the tour was well organized. Our guide was very well prepared and he explained and gave us a lot of information. The tour is long 10 hours and tiring but it is worth it. It gives you a 360 degree view of the city of Jerusalem and its main attractions and places. The guide gave us more information and insights on the main monuments and churches. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Israel.

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