Tour Type: Private Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Every Day
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German

Tour Overview

This private tour starts by taking in the view of Jerusalem across the rooftops, spires, and domes. After you’ve enjoyed the stunning photo-op take a walking tour of the Ophel Promenade that runs between the Old City Dung Gate, and Gihon Spring. On this route, there are remnants from the Canaanite period and the early Israelite period. Next, see the Mount of Olives an...

Highlights - Jerusalem Old City Private Jewish Tour

Private guide at your side for the entire day.
Complimentary pick-up and drop-off with transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
Discover the Old City of Jerusalem by visiting fascinating sites often overlooked by tourists.
The option of discussing your tour with your guide and adjusting the itinerary to suit your interests and travel style.

Availability

M T W T F S S
English
French
Spanish
Russian
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From Tel Aviv
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Jerusalem
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Herzliya
Up to 3 persons: $699
Up to 6 persons: $766
Up to 10 persons: $859
From Netanya
Up to 3 persons: $792
Up to 6 persons: $859
Up to 10 persons: $952

What To Expect - Jerusalem Old City Private Jewish Tour

The tour starts with a panoramic view across Jerusalem’s cityscape. Next, take a walk along the Ophel Promenade past the Ophel Archaeological Garden between the Old City Dung Gate and the Gihon Spring. The excavated ruins found at this site trace Jerusalem’s history back 2,500 years. The tour continues to the Mount of Olives, the site of a 3,000-year-old Jewish cemetery. At the foot of the mount is the Kidron Valley and several monumental rock-cut tombs including the tomb of Absalom, the rebellious son of King David.

Next, visit the excavated City of David, the site of King David’s palace, and several ancient water tunnels including the 3,000-year-old Hezekiah tunnel. Get a view of the southern wall excavations then continue to the Western Wall. Here you can take a moment to place a prayer note between the wall’s massive stones. Tour the Old City’s four Sephardic synagogues, built between the 16th-18th centuries. These synagogues once formed a complex of Sephardic sanctuaries. While in the Jewish Quarter take a look at the Cardo, an excavated Roman thoroughfare.

With prior arrangement, it is possible to visit the Hurva Synagogue, originally constructed in the 18th century and destroyed and rebuilt several times over the years. It retained the name “Ruined Synagogue” or Hurva as a reminder of the building’s history. The last stop on this private tour is at the Tower of David Museum, housed within an Ottoman-era citadel built on the site of a series of fortified structures dating back to the 2nd century BC. The museum covers the history of Jerusalem told through authentic archaeological findings displayed in the citadel chambers and courtyard.

Additional Options in the Area:

1.  Excavations of the Kotel (requires prior arrangement)

2.  Temple Mount, once the site of the Jewish Temple. 

3.  Davidson Center, excavation of the Southern Wall

4.  The Herodian Quarter (The Burnt House)

5.  Rooftop lookout point in the Old City

6.  A tasting tour of the Old City market: special humus, superior Arabian coffee, and more.

7.  King David’s Tomb, Mount Zion

8.  Church of the Holy Sepulcher

9.  Via Dolorosa

Additional Information - Jerusalem Old City Private Jewish Tour

The tour includes:

  • 10 hour guided tour led by a fully qualified and licensed tour guide ($40 applies for each additional hour)
  • Pick-up and drop-off services at your hotel or private address
  • Transport by new air-conditioned private car

The tour does not include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Parking and toll roads
  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $135 applies
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • Recommended comfortable walking shoes and water
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 3 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less then 1 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

Our private tours are the most exclusive way to travel in Israel. You get a private car and a tour guide that will customize the tour to your interest and your schedule.

The price includes a private car and attached tour guide which will pick you up from wherever you are staying (hotel or apartment) and return you to the same location. The trip is limited to 10 hours ($40 for every extra hour). Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

The price of a Private Tour does not include entrance fees, food and drinks, parking or toll roads. Find full information under the "Additional Information" area of each tour.

Yes, the mentioned itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish. Please note that if, due to the changes, the trip’s length increases to over 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour.

Nearly all languages. However, it is advisable to book in advance tours in languages that aren’t English, Spanish, Russian, German or French. Plus, in certain instances, a tour guide in a language not mentioned above may incur an additional fee ($30-100 – depending on the language and the tour).

You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by the tour guide as a sign of your satisfaction for the services he has provided. 

As this is tailor-made for you only, we can pick you up from any point in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv district, Netanya and Herzliya.

Sorry but no :(

Sure, just ask the guide.

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.

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