Jerusalem Half Day Tour

From $49 Per
Person
Tour Type
Daily Tour
Duration
One-day
Departure days
Every Day
Languages
English, French, Spanish, German

Tour Schedule

Tour on Map

From the Mt. Scopus Jerusalem is spread out beneath you. We see the domes, minarets, steeples and the Dome of the Rock beyond the walls of the Old City. We descend the Mt. Scopus passing the Church of All Nations, Garden of Gethsemane and Kidron Valley. In the Jewish Quarter, we see the excavated Byzantine-era Cardo and visit the famous Western Wall, the greatest Jewish landmark in the world. The tour takes you along a section of the Via Dolorosa where Christ walked towards his crucifixion. Today the site of Christ’s crucifixion at Calvary and his burial tomb are within the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. At the Sepulchre we see beautiful chapels and Biblical sites. Visit the Old City bazaar where you can buy unique souvenirs. End the tour approx. 13:00 at the Old City. There is no return back to your hotel

Sites During the Tour

Highlights

Choose your tour language: English, Spanish, French or German
Join the tour directly from your hotel and enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
Enjoy a fully guided tour with a local professional guide
Visit world famous religious and historic landmarks of the City of Gold
Tour ends approx. 13:00 in the Old City of Jerusalem

Language Schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
English
French
Spanish
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From
Tel Aviv
Pick up time
07:15
Large Group
$59
Small Group
$75
From
Jerusalem
Pick up time
08:30
Large Group
$49
Small Group
$65
From
Herzliya
Pick up time
07:00
Large Group
$59
Small Group
$75
From
Netanya
Pick up time
06:30
Large Group
$59
Small Group
$75

Travelers Reviews

What To Expect

This Jerusalem half day tour begins on the Mt. Scopus where we enjoy breathtaking views of the Jerusalem skyline. From this elevated position we see across the walls of the Old City to Temple Mount, site of the sacred Temple until its destruction in 70 AD. On the slopes of the Mt. Scopus we pass a 3,000 year old Jewish cemetery; Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. We drive past large ancient Jewish tombs of the Biblical Kidron Valley.
The tour takes you through the Zion Gate, one of several gates in the Ottoman-era Old City walls. We reach the picturesque Jewish Quarter where a 1,500 year old Byzantine street, the Cardo has been excavated. The tour stops at the iconic Western Wall, the most sacred Jewish landmark in the world. This section of wall is only a small part of the outer retaining walls that once surrounded the Second Holy Jewish Temple on Temple Mount. In 70 AD the Romans destroyed the Temple and only this section (and its continuation below ground) has survived. You’ll have time to place a prayer note in the crevices of the wall.
We continue on our tour and join up with the Via Dolorosa at the 5th Station of the Cross. We retrace the path Jesus took bearing his cross from his judgment to his crucifixion at Calvary. The Way of Sorrow culminates at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which encompasses the final Stations of the Cross where Jesus died on the cross and was placed in a burial tomb. Today the ornate 4th century church is shared by several Christian denominations and holds more than 30 chapels. To end this Jerusalem half day tour we walk through the traditional Old City bazaar where you can enjoy the colorful character of a Middle Eastern market.

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Hotel pick-up
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees

The tour does not include:

  • Food and drinks
  • Drop off at your hotel

Notes:

  • Tour ends approx. 13:00 in the Old City of Jerusalem. There is no return back to your hotel
  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders

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

FAQ

A day tour is a regular tour that we operate on specific weekdays. Tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. You have the option to upgrade your tour and ensure for yourself a place in a small group (up to 19 people). The tour duration from pickup time is approximately 10 hours. You will be picked up from your hotel, and after the tour, you will be returned to your hotel.

Almost all of our daily tours are operated primarily in English, in addition to a second language:  Or Spanish, or Russian, or German and or French. You can choose the preferred language of the tour when booking. You can view the tour schedule, as well as the second language schedule in order to make your best suited choice.

When booking your tour, you will need to mark which language you’d like the tour to be in. Note that for certain tours in certain languages, the price may be higher.

A regular group travels in a coach that comfortably transports up to 45 people. A small group travels in a minivan that seats 19 people. Other than that, the tours are identical.

Our tours leave from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya and Herzliya. We pick up our travelers from most of the hotels in these cities. If you are staying at a private residence address, please choose the closest pick up hotel to your apartment or contact our office to be advised where to wait.

Children under 12 and students (with a valid student card) receive a 10% discount. 

You can bring your luggage with you and we’ll store it in the trunk of the vehicle during the tour. However, please be aware that we don’t take any responsibility for any damage or loss. Recommended to advise us that you are travelling with luggage.

Yes, but not too much. We definitely recommend bringing some local currency with you to pay for lunch and anything you may wish to; purchase along the way.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

From $49 Per
Person

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