Private Full-Day Walking Tour of Jerusalem


7 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 9
Mobile ticket

Overview

The Old City of Jerusalem is a unique historical places with so many stories and places intertwined. I will decrypt them for you so that you can experience the unique feeling of visiting the birthplace of monotheism, a place full of history, drama, miracles even up to today.
And I will make sure the place resonates with your personal history. Indeed, Jerusalem Old City is not just a sight seeing tour; it connects everyone with his/her life history, whatever ones roots are.
Jerusalem is waiting for you :)

Inclusions

  • All Fees and Taxes

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Jaffa Gate, Omar Ben El-Hatab St., Jerusalem Israel

We decrypt this eventful place, from the construction of the ramparts in the 16th century to the breach in the wall 100 years ago and the current affair of the Jaffa Gate Hostels

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Western Wall Plaza Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500 Israel

From Jaffa Gate, we walk down to the "Kotel", the holiest place for Judaism, close to where the 2nd Temple used to stand before being destroyed by the Romans.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temple Mount, Jerusalem Israel

We walk up to the Temple Mount compound, which includes the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock. This is the most sacred place for Jews and the 3rd most sacred for Muslims.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Via Dolorosa Old Town, Jerusalem Israel

From the north of the Temple Mount, we walk the path followed by Jesus from his condemnation to his crucifixion, including the first 9 stations. Then we have a lunch break nearby.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

The place where, according to tradition, Jesus was crucified. It includes the last 5 stations of the Via Dolorosa, the Edicule, Stone of Onction, etc.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jewish Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem Israel

Coming to the Jewish Quarter, we time travel from the arrival of Ramban 900 years ago to the destruction and then the revival of the Jewish Quarter during the 20th century.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hurva Synagogue, 89 Ha-Yehudim, Jerusalem 9751909 Israel

A highlight of the Jewish Quarter with a beautiful viewpoint and archeological remains. Entry to the Hurva Synagogue is 14NIS for adults (when accompagnied by a guide). We will then discover the story and some secrets of the synagogue.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Zion Gate, Jerusalem Israel

We leave the Jewish Quarter through Zion gate, a memorial to the fights that took place here during the War of Independance in 1948. And then we follow the ramparts back to Jaffa Gate where the tour terminates.

Duration: 20 minutes

Meeting point

Yaacov Wilk - Tour Guide in Israel, שער יפו, העיר העתיקה, Jerusalem
Traveler pickup is offered
By default, we meet and finish at the Jaffa Gate, the west entrance to the Old City.
However, if all participants come from the same hotel or airbnb, I come to you and we start the tour there.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The Old City of Jerusalem is rugged; good shoes are a must. And the Middle East sun is unforgiving, so you will need a hat, and water (can be bought on the way).
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Entry to the Hurva Synagogue (adults 20NIS; children 10NIS)
  • Entry/Admission - Hurva Synagogue

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
bensaheld
March 2022

I did three different walks in Jerusalem this very last month in order to train for a trek in the Annapurnas in Nepal. Ups and downs discovering each and every part of the city. Shlomo is cool, calm and sure. Encyclopedic he lives the city and gives you the best of it at every occasion. Try him a...

benoitcV9784GB
November 2021

Shlomo has the ability to uncover the secrets hidden in the Old City and make one's experience unforgettable

patrick n
March 2022

Nous avons passé un excellent moment avec Shlomo. Shlomo a une grande connaissance de l'histoire de Jérusalem et des religions, et nous fait partager sa passion et son savoir avec des explications et des réponses très claires. Sa gentillesse et son humour ont rendu cette journée très agréable. No...

Sherpa32000790152
December 2021

Ce fût un privilège d’être guidé par Shlomo autour et à travers de la vieille ville, juive et chrétienne. Incollable sur nos nombreuses questions avec beaucoup d’humour. À recommander pour étrangers et israéliens.

1didierk
December 2021

Shlomo Cohen nous a guidés avec chaleur et enthousiasme à travers la riche histoire de la vieille ville de Jérusalem. Ses éclairantes mises en perspective historiques, son talent de conteur, son dynamisme et son amour de Jérusalem ont fait de la visite une expérience mémorable. Nous ne pouvons qu...

922nathanw
July 2022

Schlomo was an incredible tour guide through Old Jerusalem. He was knowledgeable, patient with our (many) questions, and took great photos. He was also very easy to work with when figuring out the planning of the trip. I would not be surprised if Schlomo and Old Jerusalem end up being the highl...

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