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Jerusalem: Old City Private Walking Tour of Religious Sites

1. Jerusalem: Old City Private Walking Tour of Religious Sites

Discover over 3,000 years of history in Jerusalem's Old City on this private walking tour. Visit sites such as Golgotha and Mount Zion and learn about the people who shaped ancient history. Meet your guide at the Jaffa Gate and start your tour at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Discover more about the site and its poignance for Christians. Pilgrims from all over the world visit the church. Follow the Via Dolorosa on your way to the Western Wall. Marvel at what remains of the temple built by King Herod then walk up to the Temple Mount. Admire the exteriors of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Learn about the importance of these sites to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Walk to Mount Zion where the tomb of King David stands. Nearby, find the room where the Last Supper was supposed to have been held. Admire the Abbey of the Dormition and its towering architecture. The tour ends with a round-trip back to the Jaffa Gate.

Jerusalem & Bethlehem Sightseeing Tour

2. Jerusalem & Bethlehem Sightseeing Tour

Spend a full day exploring the cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a tour that takes you to sites of religious and historical importance, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Follow your tour guide to learn about the importance and significance of these places. Departing from Jerusalem, drive first to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey. Then enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish wailing wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue on to Bethlehem for an overview of Shepherds' Field .Then visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger's Square. Then, after a full day of sightseeing, you will return to your starting point in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Tour From Jerusalem

3. Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Tour From Jerusalem

Enjoy a full-day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem and discover the holiest of holy cities and the spiritual sanctuary to 3 great religions with a history that dates back over 4 millennia. Start by driving to the Mount of Olives for panoramic views of Jerusalem's Old City. Stop at Mount Zion to see King David's tomb, the room of the last supper, and the Dormition Abbey. Then tour the main attractions of the Old City such as the Wailing Wall. Stroll through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters with your government-licensed guide, and see the restored Roman road of The Cardo. Continue along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was buried and resurrected. Drive to Bethlehem to get an overview of the Shepherds' Field, and visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world and site of Jesus's birth. Soak up the lively atmosphere at Manger's Square before heading back to your hotel.

Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv

4. Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv

This half-day tour takes you to the holiest of holy cities, spiritual sanctuary to the 3 great religions of the Western world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dating back over 4 millennia the Old City is so packed with sites that it draws visitors from around the world, whatever their spiritual leanings. You will be traveling with a government licensed tour guide in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, although there will be some walking, so come prepared. Stop at the Mount of Olives to take in a panoramic view of the dusty city below. You'll also stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of The Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and tour the major attractions, such as the Wailing Wall. Walk through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and the recently restored Roman road of The Cardo, visible on Jewish Quarter Street. Head through the bazaar towards the Western Wall, or Kotel, and proceed along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher, also known as Church of the Resurrection and said to be the place where Jesus is buried and was resurrected. An essential place of pilgrimage for Christians since at least the 4th-Century, whatever your beliefs the atmosphere is mesmerizing and will lift your spirits. This tour ends in Old City where you must make your own way back to your accommodation.

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Small Group Tour

5. Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Small Group Tour

Enjoy a 10-hour business class tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, traveling in small groups of no more than 18 passengers for a more personalized experience. Discover the holiest of holy cities, spiritual sanctuary to 3 great religions, with a history that dates back over 4 millennia. You will start by driving to the Mount of Olives to get panoramic views of the Old City of Jerusalem. Stop at Mount Zion to see King David's Tomb, the room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey. Then explore the main monuments of the Old City including the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, and the Dome of the Rock. Stroll through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters with your government-licensed guide, and wander down the beautifully restored Roman Cardo. Continue along Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, which is said to be where Jesus was buried and resurrected. Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world, and the site of where Jesus is said to have been born. Visit the Shepherds' Field, and soak up the spiritual atmosphere of Manger's Square.

Jerusalem & Dead Sea: Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

6. Jerusalem & Dead Sea: Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

Visit Jerusalem 's holy and cultural sights on this full-day tour, then head to the desert to float in the Dead Sea. Head to Jerusalem's Mount of Olives to see Jerusalem's beautiful church spires and golden minarets glimmer from up high. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper, and visit the imposing Dormition Abbey.  Explore the Armenian and Jewish quarters in Jerusalem's Old City, and visit the recently excavated and restored Cardo; the old Roman road. See the Wailing Wall then continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried his cross to his crucifixion site, which is where the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre now stands. Head deep into the Judean desert to the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. Float effortlessly in the unique mineral-rich waters. After getting your natural spa treatment in the Dead Sea, it's time to head back to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Christian Private Tour

7. Jerusalem Christian Private Tour

Pick up at your hotel and drive up the Mount of Olives. Start at the at the Mount of Olives, where you can see all of Jerusalem. Drive to the Garden of Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations or the Basilica of the Agony. Drive along the Resurrection Valley to view the oldest cemeteries. Enter the Old City through the Jaffa gate. Head through the Armenian quarter to the Mount of Zion, to visit the Upper Room where Jesus is thought to have had his last supper with his disciples. View the most beautiful Dormation Church where Mary Mother of Jesus fall into an eternal sleep. Descend along the old city walls to enjoy breathtaking views. Visit the Western Wall the most important place for the Jewish Nation. Cross the Muslim neighborhood and proceed along the Via Dolorosa - the Cross Way of Jesus. At the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, climb up to Golgotha and descend to the quarry. Walk through the immense church with the resurrection story evolving before your eyes. View Jesus Tomb - a huge Edicule. Walk through the Christian quarter of the old city before ending the tour. Get back to the car and arrive to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Dormition Abbey

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based on 386 reviews

Guide was very well known. She would even be recognized by a lot of the tour guides along the way whom she either worked or trained before. She really is a very experienced guide and has a lot of stories but best part about her is that she doesn't tell them in a way that it feels like your in a class and it gets boring. She tells the important details and some extra info and gives you enough time to be on your own and have the experience of being in the Holy Land not just to take pictures but to just to enjoy the city of peace. She treats everyone like adults which I like and not baby anyone, and gives direct and simple instructions as to where to meet up after.

This tour was by minibus rather than coach. The driver was also the guide. The pick-ups took longer than we would have liked, but once we arrived, we had the benefit of small group flexibility. The guide was knowledgable and informative, his English was excellent. Overall, a really great introduction to Jerusalem.

The tour was very well organized, our guide Giora Sarid was very helpful and we enjoyed his detailed explanations of the many wonderful places and things he presented to us. We also appreciated his patience in answering our many questions.

good pace of visit .... excellent and very cordial guide .... I recommend the visit in a small group so as not to get lost, or to miss the comments, as there is a crowd ... THANK YOU

Very warm guide with wonderful knowledge. Everything great.