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Jerusalem Old City walking tour
US$ 400 (excluding entry fees: NIS 20 for Hurva; NIS 35 for Tower of David Museum)
Please note that due to the nature of the sites visited and the walking involved (lots of steps to climb, rewarded by amazing views), this tour may not be suitable for individuals with limited mobility. However, alternative arrangements can be made upon request.
Discover the rich history and spiritual heart of Jerusalem on our immersive walking tour. This guided excursion will take you through a fascinating journey of time, religions, and cultures as we explore the ancient city's most iconic sites.
Highlights of the Jerusalem Old City Walking Tour include:
The Old City Walls: Begin your tour with an examination of the impressive walls surrounding the Old City, constructed in the 16th century, which protected the city for many centuries.
The Western Wall: Delve into the heart of Jewish heritage as we visit the last remaining wall of the former Jewish Temple, an important destination for pious pilgrimages and prayers.
The Via Dolorosa: Follow the path that Jesus took on his way to crucifixion, marked by the 14 Stations of the Cross, each with its own historical and religious significance.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre: Stand in awe at the location where Jesus is believed to have been crucified, buried, and resurrected, a central pilgrimage site for Christians worldwide.
The Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque: Admire models and images of the exquisite architecture of these sacred Islamic sites, which hold deep religious significance for Muslims around the world.
The Armenian Quarter: Explore the rich culture and history of the Armenian community in Jerusalem, from the beautiful St. James Cathedral to the vibrant ceramic artwork of the local craftsmen.
The Cardo and the Jewish Quarter: Step back in time as you walk along the ancient Roman Cardo, a once-busy marketplace, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Jewish Quarter with its winding streets, synagogues, and historical sites.
The Mount of Olives: Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of this revered mount, which holds significant religious importance for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
The Tower of David: Conclude your tour at the citadel, a historic fortress that has played a significant role in the defense and control of Jerusalem throughout different periods. Learn about the site's fascinating past and explore the wonderfully revamped museum, newly opened 1 June 2023 following a comprehensive renovation and renewal project costing over $50 million that took a decade in planning and three years of construction. Ten new high-tech galleries tell the story of the city's many communities and three main religious traditions, showcase fascinating artifacts and displays that recount the city's unique legacy.