Typical private guided city-day tour
(All tours can be altered to fit customer’s interest or needs)
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and the focus of the three monotheistic world religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Therefore there are endless options as to how to approach a visit of this meaningful city. We bring here a few possible options and remain flexible to change and alter the itinerary according to customers interests, time frame and needs.
We bring here a few possible options and remain flexible to change and alter the itinerary according to customers' interests, time frame and needs.
An ideal One Day City Tour of Jerusalem should include a panoramic view of Jerusalem from Mt. of Olives and a stroll through the Old City. On a walk all the way through Via Dolorosa reach the Church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was crucified. The Western Wall is where the Jewish people gather for prayers. Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount is holy to Moslems and stands where once the Jewish Temple stood. That is why the Temple Mount is holy to Jews, Christians and Moslems. The Last Supper took place on Mt. Zion. The markets are colorful and the smell of spices is overwhelming. At the Israel Museum the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls and the famous Modell of ancient Jerusalem remind visitors what the city looked like two thousand years ago and during the time of Jesus.
A two-day City Tour of Jerusalem should include sites mentioned in the One Day City Tour of Jerusalem plus allow for more time in the Israel Museum with a guided tour through the Jewish and Christian sections with several Synagogues and a Church. A visit to Ein Karem to the Church marking the place of birth of John the Baptist and The Church of Visitation. A visit of Bethlehem with the Church of Nativity and back in Jerusalem a visit to the Garden Gethsemane and Eleona Church. Or - a drive to the Dead Sea in the desert with options for a hiking tour through a desert oasis, a dip in the Dead Sea, and a visit of Masada and Qumran.
A One Day City Tour of Jerusalem is often the choice of visitors arriving with cruise ships at the port of Ashdod or the port of Haifa. In case of visitors on a tight schedule (because of early departure sail of cruise ship) a priority choice of meaningful sites in Jerusalem will be offered.
For visitors arriving on a cruise ship either in Haifa or in Ashdod we recommend - if you have the option - to stay one night in Jerusalem. This will allow for more time of touring without the need to rush back to your ship. For example, if your ship docks in Haifa for two days you might want to do a Two Day Private Car Tour to Jerusalem, enjoy two days of touring, stay a night in Jerusalem and get back to your ship in time for sail the next day.
Sometimes your ship stays only one day in Haifa and docks the next day in Ashdod. Once again an overnight stay in Jerusalem is recommended and you will be brought back to your ship the next day to Ashdod for time to sail.