6 Fascinating Jerusalem Tours
with Your Own Private Tour Guide


Jerusalem is a city like no other in this world! You can explore for weeks and still have more Jerusalem to discover.

That's why we suggest taking at least one day with a guided tour to discover some of Jerusaslem's hidden secrets. Choose from our handpicked list of six private Jerusalem tours with our wonderful guide Levi

Vista of Lovely Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

 

Read about our six Jerusalem tours below. 

You may prefer private Jerusalem walking tours to discover the city up close and personal, at your own pace.

In case you prefer an organized group tour of Jerusalem, visit our page on Organized Jerusalem Tours.


A Variety of Jerusalem Tours
Discover the City from Different Perspectives

Click on the Jerusalem Tour link below that interests you, or browse down and read about all the tours in detail before selecting your favorite Jerusalem sightseeing option. 

  • Jerusalem Highlights Tour - This is the perfect Jerusalem tour if you have just one day (or even just half a day) to see as much as you can of this magical city.
  • Underground, Ancient Jerusalem Tour - just below the surface of the city, you can discover a fascinating maze of Jerusalem's ancient paths going back 3,000 years.  It's my favorite!
  • Jewish Heritage Tour of Jerusalem - an inspirational tour covering the important Jewish sites of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, the Jewish Quarter and Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • Catholic Pilgrimage Tour of Jerusalem - follow the 14 stations of the Via Dolorosa, explore the Holy Sepulchre Church, the site of the Last Supper and other churches commemorating early events of Christianity.



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Jerusalem Highlights Tour

Jerusalem the Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock Mosque

This is the tour if you want to get an overview of the only city in the world considered holy by three world religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. 

After a breathtaking view from the Mount of Olives, you'll cross the Valley of Kidron. This is where all three religions talk about the Resurrection when the Messiah will descend from the Mt. of Olives and the bones of the deceased will gather for the Last Judgement.

The walking part of the tour explores the walled Old City, beginning at Dung Gate, climbing the Dome of the Rock which is sacred to Muslims and Jews. This is the site of the:

  • Foundation Stone where the world was founded
  • Temple Mount built, destroyed and rebuilt by King Solomon, the prophets and King Herod
  • Al-Aqsa Mosque where Mohammed rode on his miraculous horse to meet Allah face to face.  

You’ll proceed to the Western Wall of the Temple, the Kotel, which the Romans wrongly called the  the Wailing Wall, in reality, a place of hope for Jews and non-Jews alike.

You'll continue to explore the Jewish, Armenian,and Christian Quarters of the Old City, culminating at the Holy Sepulcher Church, and the Via Dolorosa

  • Full Day Tour
  • Pickup / Dropoff at your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel 
  • Prices do not include entrance fees 
  • Three Tour Options:
  • Walking Tour only (no pickup / dropoff) $ 350 up to 3 people, $100 each additional person
  • Tourist Class Car with Guide / Driver  $ 470 
  • Comfort Class Car / Minibus with Guide + Driver $ 650

Book Your Tour HERE


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Underground, Ancient Jerusalem Tour

descending Hezekiah's Tunnel (Siloam Tunnel) betwee Gihon Spring and the Pool of Siloam

This is a unique tour that explores Jerusalem as it was in ancient times.

You'll start at the Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center, climbing the original, 2,000 year old steps of Hulda Gate leading to the Temple Mount. There is a captivating virtual reality reconstruction of the temple as it stood before the Romans destroyed it.

Just below are the ruins of a Roman street built by Herod’s son, Antipas. Its storefronts are littered with enormous stones thrown off the Temple Mount when the Romans destroyed the Temple. 

You'll explore the City of David which includes some of the most exciting archeological finds of the ancient Jewish world, including remnants of a building believed to be King David's palace, and the surrounding nobles' villas from 3000 years ago!

You'll walk along Hezekiah's Tunnel leading from Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam to the Temple Mount.

And you'll tour the underground Western Wall Tunnel that includes gigantic stone walls and huge arches from the time the Second Temple was constructed.  

  • Full Day Tour
  • Pickup / Dropoff at your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel 
  • Prices do not include entrance fees
  • Three Tour Options:
  • Walking Tour only (no pickup / dropoff) $ 350 up to 3 people, $100 each additional person
  • Tourist Class Car with Guide / Driver  $ 470 
  • Comfort Class Car / Minibus with Guide + Driver $ 650

Book Your Tour HERE


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Jerusalem Jewish Heritage Tour

the kotel wailing wall western wall jerusalem

This inspirational tour covers the Jewish heritage of Jerusalem, starting in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City which includes the  Wall, in Hebrew - the Kotel, and ending at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum.

You'll start at the Kotel, the holiest place on earth for Jews, the only remnant of the Western Wall of the great Jewish Temple before it was destroyed by the Romans.

You'll continue walking in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, past the Cardo, Jerusalem's main street 1,500 years ago, the newly rebuilt 'Hurva,' the Destroyed Synagogue, and four restored Sephardic synagogues which operating for hundreds of years, all destroyed in the War of Independence.

The tour continues to the Broad Wall, built by King Hezekiah to protect the western hill of Jerusalem from a Babylonian invasion. You will descend to the Herodian Quarter, which provide a view into the life of wealthy Jewish community living in mansions during the days of the 2nd Temple 2000 years ago

The last leg of the tour is at Yad Vashem, progressing from the rooms displaying the Holocaust and its atrocities, continuing to the armed resistance of the Jews, culminating in an amazing view of modern Jerusalem.

  • Full Day Tour
  • Pickup / Dropoff at your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel 
  • Tourist Class Car with Guide / Driver  $ 470 
  • Comfort Class Car / Minibus with Guide + Driver $ 650
  • Prices do not include entrance fees

Book Your Tour HERE


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Christian Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour

holy sepulchre church in Jerusalem

This tour takes you from the most sacred place in Christianity where Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem,  to his birthplace in Bethlehem.

You’ll start at the Holy Sepulcher Church where Christians believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead.  The Church itself bears thousands of years of scars from fires, wars and earthquakes, but attracts thousands of pilgrims every day.

After a short, fifteen minute ride to Bethlehem, you'll visit the Church of the Nativity, erected  above the cave where Jesus was born.  The tour continues to the Shepherds' Fields and Rachel's Tomb,  the second most important historical site for Christians in Bethlehem, a site holy to Jews and Muslims as well.

  • Full Day Tour
  • Pickup / Dropoff at your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel 
  • Tourist Class Car with Guide / Driver  $ 470 
  • Comfort Class Car / Minibus with Guide + Driver $ 650
  • Prices do not include entrance fees
  • Bring your passport for the (5 minute) border crossing to the Palestinian territories.

Book Your Tour HERE


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Catholic Pilgrimage Tour of Jerusalem

via dolorosa jerusalem

On this Catholic pilgrimage tour of Jerusalem, you will walk along the 14 stations of the Cross of the Via Dolorosa, the Way of Grief, the path where Jesus was led in agony until the crucifixtion on Golgotha.  

The first eight stations are in the streets of the Old City, while the last six stations are located in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After praying and exploring the church, we will visit the Last Supper room on Mount Zion where Jesus had his Last Supper with his disciples.

You will visit the beautiful Dormition Church and descend into the crypt where Mary fell into 'eternal sleep'.  Nearby is the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested.  This garden's ancient olive trees might have been saplings when Jesus was here. The last stop is the Church of All Nations or the Basilica of the Agony, where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest.

  • Full Day Tour 
  • Pickup / Dropoff at your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel 
  • Tourist Class Car with Guide / Driver  $ 470 
  • Comfort Class Car / Minibus with Guide + Driver $ 650
  • Prices do not include entrance fees

Book Your Tour HERE


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Protestant Tour of Jerusalem

Old City of Jerusalem dome holy sepulchre church

This Protestant tour of Jerusalem starts with a breathtaking view from the Mount of Olives and a visit to Dominus Flevit church, 'the Lord's Cry' - where Jesus wept over the destruction of Jerusalem forty years later. 

Walking along Palm Sunday Way, you'll descend to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested. This garden's ancient olive trees might have been saplings when Jesus was here.  Next stop is the Church of All Nations or the Basilica of the Agony, where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest.

The tour continue along the Via Dolorosa, the 'Way of Suffering' where Jesus carried the cross on the way to his crucifixion.  On our way are the two most important Protestant Churches of the Old City - Savior's Lutheran Church and the Messianic Church of Emmanuel, leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and resurrection. 

Proceeding to Mount Zion, you'll visit the Last Supper room where Jesus had his Last Supper with his disciples and just below, the tomb of King David.  Across the street is the Protestant cemetery where Horatio G. Spafford who wrote the hymn "It Is Well with My Soul," is buried, and  the Garden Tomb, the burial garden of Joseph as well as what many consider the real location of the crucifixion and resurrection.

The last leg of the tour is Yad Vashem, progressing from the rooms displaying the Holocaust and its atrocities, continuing to the armed resistance of the Jews and their fight for freedom, culminating in an amazing view of modern Jerusalem.

  • Full Day Tour
  • Pickup / Dropoff at your Tel Aviv or Jerusalem hotel 
  • Tourist Class Car with Guide / Driver  $ 470 
  • Comfort Class Car / Minibus with Guide + Driver $ 650
  • Prices do not include entrance fees 

Book Your Tour HERE


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