City, First Time Visitor, Religious Heritage
Kid Friendly: No. Tots in a pushchair or in a back carrier are fine. Teenagers are fine, although some kids find historical and religious sites as well as details of architecture extremely boring. This is not designed as a kids' tour but sites really fun for kids can be included in itinerary if booked well in advance, and includes additional entrance fees for additional or alternative sites.
The Old city is not exhausting but constructed on hills with narrow medieval and earlier streets full of bazaars and crowds. There are a great number of steps and no alternative accesses to many of the sites, however, my route can be virtually all downhill. I suggest that you should bring with you comfortable walking shoes.
Maximum travelers: 3
Hebrew (fluent), German (advanced), French (fluent), English (fluent), Dutch (fluent)
One day Jerusalem tour, pick and drop off in Tel Aviv
Join a Jerusalem expert and experience an unforgettable journey, understanding the landmarks of the three Abrahamic faiths. This tour develops profound ideas and takes you to scattered hidden treasures.
On Mount Olives we start with an overview on Jerusalem's history and a panoramic view of the holy city (keep your camera ready).
Next we venture into the Gethsemane, retracing the steps of Jesus christ following him on the Via Dolorosa passing through diverse pittoresque quarters of the old city.
Entering the Holy Sepulchre we search for the rocky hill been called calvary who has disappeared and you're assigned to find him back.
Some relaxing moments are requested after this reflective and spiritual stage and we do that at the souk (market) and local restaurant. Please exercise your bargaining abilities they feel offended if you don't.
Ohhh we have an audience with King David waiting for us close to his tomb and the last supper room, with all respect there is no need to bow only when he resurrect.
Mount of Olives
View on the Dome of the Rock and temple mount
Walk through the Garden of Gethsemane
Via Dolorosa, visiting some of the Stations of the Cross
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Hill of the Golgotha
Christian, Jewish, Armenian and Muslim quarters
Arab market (souk)
King David's Tomb
Last supper room
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet you at your hotel or other fixed place in and around Tel Aviv
End location: Your hotel or other fixed place in and around Tel Aviv
Duration: 8 hours
Modern air conditioned car.
My services as a professional, humoristic and knowledgeable tour guide. The use of scenes, graphics, and costumes in order to bring history alive. According to your desires and expectations we can design a tailor made visit. Last but not least, friendship for life if you don't mind. Look forward to see you!
Restaurants - you can buy a tasty Falafel already from 50 Shekels or a cozy restaurant a la carte where you can pay by cash and credit cards but some do also accept slaves, camels, wheat, oil, bronze ingots, and gunpowder.
- Entrance fees (only for museums on request)
Souvenirs - at the market you will get quickly familiar with bargaining for a few 100 shekels you're able to feed all your family and friends with souvenirs from the Holy Land (made in China, keep that secret please)
- Buy your way to heaven with tipping, appreciations or bakshish (in arabic) it is highly appreciated!