Jerusalem Day Tour from Tel Aviv
Are you ready for an unforgettable journey through the historical and cultural heart of Jerusalem? Join us on a Jerusalem Day Tour from Tel-Aviv! We take you on a fascinating adventure full of sights, sounds, and flavors of one of the world’s most iconic cities. From the lively Machane Yehuda Market to the ancient streets of the Old City, you’ll discover the unique character of Jerusalem and gain insight into its rich and complex history. Get ready for a day of adventure, exploration, and discovery as we delve deep into the heart and soul of this remarkable city.
Leaving from Tel Aviv, we’ll head to Jerusalem Old City. We’ll walk through all four quarters of the Old City and discover what makes each unique, after which we’ll stroll along the remains of the Roman Cardo, the ancient heart of the city, before visiting the Hurva Synagogue and hearing the fascinating story behind this historic monument.
Ascending to a lookout point, you’ll get an inspiring view of some of the most important religious sites in the world, for all three monotheistic religions. Entering the Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque, we’ll delve into the rich and complex history of this inspiring city. You’ll catch a glimpse of the legendary Mount of Olives, home to the oldest Jewish cemetery in the world, before visiting the Western Wall, which stood here thousands of years ago. After venturing along the Via Dolorosa, we’ll visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, before having a chance to explore the colourful and chaotic Old City Bazaar, whilst discovering some of the exotic treasures on offer.
After a lunch break in the Old City, we’ll take the Light-Rail to visit the busy Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem. Walking through this sprawling labyrinth, you’ll have a chance to take in the local aromas and flavors, to stimulate curiosity, as well as appetite. Wandering through this lively market, you’ll find an assortment of bars, restaurants, and stalls, to discover all sorts of hidden gems. This bustling marketplace is widely viewed by locals as a symbol of Jerusalem, as a place that represents them and gives them a unique identity within a larger Israeli social context, as whilst retaining its authentic character, it simultaneously incorporates the new aspects of this remarkable city. We’ll also tell you about the history of the market and where you can grab local food and souvenirs.
So what are you waiting for? Join our Jerusalem Tour for a day of adventure and discovery!
- Walk through all four quarters of the Old City
- Visit the Western Wall, the holiest site for Jews and the last remnant of the Jewish Temple
- Overlook at the Temple Mount, venerated for thousands of years by Jews and Muslims
- View the Dome of the Rock & Al Aqsa Mosque, revered by Muslims as the site where Mohammed ascended to heaven
- Walk the same path as Jesus did to his crucifixion,by strolling along the Via Dolorosa
- Experience the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection
- Explore the Mehane Yehuda Market the contemporary heart of the new
- Day Tour
7:30 – Pickup from Abraham Tel Aviv. Meet your guide and walk (or use the light-rail) to the train station.
8:00 – Train to Jerusalem and light rail in Jeruslem to the Old City.
9:30- Strat the tour of the old city of Jerusalem
13:15- Lunch break in the muslim quarter
14:30- From the Old City to Machne Yehuda Market, using the Light-Rail
15:00- Arrival to Machne Yehuda Market
15:00-16:45- Free time at the market
17:00- Train back to Tel Aviv
18:0- Arrive back to Abraham Tel Aviv
*We highly recommend downloading the HopOn app or purchasing a Rav-Kav card in advance. It will be necessary for the train ride from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and for the Light-Rail ride from Old City to Mahne Yehuda Market.
NB: All times are approximate
Good to Know
- Things to bring: Hat and sunscreen, Water and snacks, Rav-Kav, Modest Clothing (scarf/shawl for women. No shorts or bare shoulders)
- Note: The Temple Mount/Dome of the Rock/Al Aqsa Mosque is closed for visitors on Fridays & Saturdays, and also during Ramadan and various Muslim and Jewish Holidays. Instead, the tour will include a visit of a view point overlooking the Temple Mount.
- The rides on this tour are based on public transportation. Please make sure to download the HopOn app or purchase a Rav-Kav card in advance.
- To download the HopOn app for using public transportaion in Israel, you can use the following links: Appstore / Googleplay
- Guided tour in Jerusalem
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
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Does the Jerusalem Day Tour from Tel-Aviv include the Mt. of Olives?
No, this tour focuses on the Old City, within the walls. The Mt. of Olives has a separate tour.
What is the Jerusalem tour about?
The Jerusalem tour from Tel-Aviv is a fascinating journey through the historical and cultural heart of the city, providing insights into its rich and complex history, unique character, and diverse flavors.
Where does the tour begin?
The tour departs from Abraham Tel Aviv and heads towards Jerusalem, where the first stop is at the Machane Yehuda Market.
What is Machane Yehuda Market?
Machane Yehuda Market is a lively and sprawling marketplace in Jerusalem, where visitors can explore and discover hidden gems, local aromas, and flavors, and get recommendations for breakfast.
What are the important religious sites visited during the tour?
The tour provides an opportunity to explore some of the world’s most important religious sites, including the Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque, the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Are entrance fees included in the Jerusalem tour price?
Yes, entrance fees are included in the tour price. The cost of one light train ride from the Machane Yehuda Market to the Old City is not included.
What should I wear on the Jerusalem tour?
It’s recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for protection against the sun. Visitors should also dress modestly when visiting religious sites and landmarks, covering their shoulders and knees.