Tour Type: Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Wed
Languages: English

Tour Schedule

The tour starts with a complimentary hotel pick-up then we proceed to the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view across Jerusalem. Descending the Mount of Olives to Kidron Valley we see ancient monumental Jewish tombs and reach the Old City where we enter via the Dung Gate. We visit Temple Mount where Solomon’s Temple and the Second Temple once stood. Today...

Highlights

Pick-up and drop-off directly at your hotel and services of a professional guide for the entire tour
Panoramic view across Jerusalem, the Old City and Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives
Walk through Kidron Valley site of ancient Jewish tombs dating back to the Second Temple Period
Enter the Old City at the Dung Gate
Visit Temple Mount, the former site of the Holy Jewish Temple and today home to the Dome of the Rock and Aqsa Mosque
If Temple Mount is closed visit the Tower of David instead
At the Davidson Center see excavated structures from the First and Second Temple Periods plus museum displays

Language Schedule

M T W T F S S
English

Pickup Places and Prices

From Jerusalem
Pick up time 08:30
Price per person:
Price: $89
From Tel Aviv
Pick up time 07:15
Price per person:
Price: $99
From Netanya
Pick up time 06:30
Price per person:
Price: $99
From Herzliya
Pick up time 07:00
Price per person:
Price: $99

What To Expect

After being picked up from your hotel you’ll be taken to the Mount of Olives where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Jerusalem’s steeples, domes and towers as well as the Old City walls and Temple Mount. Pass by many beautiful churches on the mount on route to Kidron Valley that lies between the Mount of Olives and Old City walls. In Kidron Valley see the magnificent Tomb of Absalom; Tomb of Benei Hezir and the Tomb of Zechariah all dating back to the 1st century.
Continue on to the 16th century Dung Gate where the tour enters the Old City and takes you to Temple Mount, a site held sacred by Christians, Muslims and Jews. It was here that Solomon built the First Temple which was destroyed in 587BC. The Second Temple stood on Temple Mount from 516BC to 70AD. The Temple held the Ark of the Covenant where the ten commandments were kept. Today the mount is home to the magnificent Dome of the Rock built in 687AD; the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam and the Dome of Chains. You can see these impressive structures and learn about Temple Mount’s incredible history. On occasion Temple Mount is closed to visitors, if so the tour will visit the Tower of David instead of Temple Mount.
Next, we visit the Davidson Center an archaeological site alongside Temple Mount. Here you can see excavated artifacts and architectural structures from various historic periods including the First and Second Temple Periods, Byzantine, Muslim and Crusader eras. Among the archeological finds at the Davidson Center are walls from the First Temple Period; steps leading up to Temple Mount; a Second Temple era street; ritual baths and more. The tour comes to an end when you are returned to your hotel.

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

The tour does not include:

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees

Notes:

  • In the event that Temple Mount is closed to visitors, we will tour the Tower of David
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • This tour operates with a minimum number of participants
  • Entrance to Temple Mount is subject to strict security measures
  • Security checks are conducted at the entrance to Temple Mount.
  • Please note that no religious objects (including Bible) or weapons of any kind are permitted on Temple Mount
  • The tour proceeds on foot through the Kidron Valley and Old City; a minimum level of physical fitness is required
  • Entrance to Dome of the Rock is allowed for Muslims only
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

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.

It is possible to have pick ups/ drop offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations. The expenses to get from the drop off location to your final destination won't be covered by Bein Harim.

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