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 strongly suggest taking at least one day with a guided tour to discover some of Jerusalem's hidden secrets. Choose from our handpicked list of nine private Jerusalem tours with our wonderful guide Levi.
You may prefer private Jerusalem walking tours to discover the city up close and personal, at your own pace.
Click on the Jerusalem Tour link below that interests you, or browse down and read through all the tours to select your favorite Jerusalem sightseeing option.
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 Jaffa Gate. You'll cross the lovely Armenian and Jewish Quarters on the way to Dung Gate.
From there, you'll ascend to the Temple Mount, so called because it was the location where the Jewish Temples of Jerusalem were built and then rebuilt by King Solomon, the prophets, by King Herod and finally destroyed by the Romans.
You'll walk between several sites exceptional beauty, viewing them from the outside (since they are open only to people of the Muslim faith):
You'll visit the Shrine of the Chain which is believed to have been built by King Solomon.
You'll enjoy the amazing view of the Mount of Olives from the Temple Mount.
Next, you’ll proceed to 'the Kotel' - the Western Wall of the Jewish Temple. The Romans incorrectly called it the 'Wailing Wall' but in reality it's a place of hope for Jews and non-Jews alike.
You'll continue to explore the Muslim and Christian Quarters of the Old City, culminating at the Via Dolorosa and the Holy Sepulcher Church.
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.
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.
This is the ultimate, see-it-all tour for guests who have just a single day, and want to visit all the most important Christian sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, as well as the Dead Sea.
Arriving in Bethlehem, you'll start at the Church of the Nativity at Manger Square, including the Grotto of the Nativity, the manger where Jesus was born and the Altar with the inscribed star.
On the short, fifteen minute drive back to Jerusalem, you'll stop at the Observation Point for an amazing, panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem.
In Jerusalem, you'll explore the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem, as you make your way to the Holy Sepulcher Church. There you will see the Cavalry, Golgotha, the tomb of Jesus and numerous internal shrines.
Driving down from the hills of Jerusalem to the Judean desert, you'll visit Qasr El Yahud Baptism Site at the Jordan River.
Last stop will be the Dead Sea Resort at the Dead Sea, enjoying the sights and if you choose, floating in the salty waters of the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea.
On this tour you'll visit the two most sacred places in Christianity, from 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. We'll walk along the last five stations of the Way of the Cross, and also visit Golgotha.
After a short, fifteen minute ride to Bethlehem, you'll visit the Church of the Nativity, erected above the cave where Jesus was born. You'll explore this stunning, 1,700 year old church, the only one in the entire region that has never been destroyed.
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 crucifixion on Golgotha.
The first eight stations are in the streets of the Old City, while the last five 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.
This Protestant tour of Jerusalem starts with a breathtaking view from the Mount of Olives. It continues with a visit to Dominus Flevit church, 'the Lord's Cry' - where Jesus is believed to have wept over the destruction of Jerusalem forty years later.
Here we shall see the oldest Judeo-Christian tombs from the 2nd Century AD.
Driving across Resurrection Valley, we'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 continues to the Old City of Jerusalem.
On our way, we'll visit the two most important Protestant Churches of the Old City - Savior's Lutheran Church and the Messianic Church of Emmanuel.
At Mount Zion, we'll visit the Last Supper room where Jesus had his Last Supper with his disciples and just below, the tomb of King David.
We will visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and resurrection. Here we shall climb to Golgotha, where Jesus is believed to be crucified. We'll also see the Aedicule, the place many Christians believe is the burial place of Jesus Christ. The Sepulcher Church contains the five last stations of the Way of the Cross, known as the Via Dolorosa.
Outside Damascus Gate, we will visit Garden Tomb, a place
which many Protestants consider is the real location of the Crucifixion
The last leg of the tour is Yad Vashem, the Jewish Holocaust Museum. The museum presents the unbelievable history of the Holocaust and its atrocities, progressing to the Jewish armed resistance and their desperate fight for freedom, which ultimately led to the creation of the Modern State of Israel. The museum culminates in an amazing view of modern Jerusalem.
On this tour, we’ll visit three absolutely unique Jerusalem monasteries, two Catholic and one Greek Orthodox with active monastic communities.
We'll start at the Monastery of the Cross in Jerusalem, a few hundred meters from the Israel Museum and the Knesset.
Initially built in the 5th century, the monastery is hidden by high medieval walls haven been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centures.
Considered the exact spot where the Holy Tree grew that was used to make Jesus's crucifixion cross. The monastery church contains beautiful, original frescoes from the the thirteenth century.
We'll continue to the Pater Noster Carmelite Monastery located on the Mount of Olives. The monastery complex is built over a cave where Jesus taught the world 'The Lord's Prayer.'
Last monastery is the Visitation Church and Franciscan Monastery located in the picturesque village of Ein Karem in the hills outside Jerusalem.
The monastery name refers to the visit that the pregnant Mary made to Elizabeth, also pregnant with John the Baptist.
The beautiful Church complex was initially built during Byzantine times and rebuilt by the Crusaders. The Upper Church on the second is richly decorated by spectacular wall paintings.
From atop, you can see a breathtaking view of the Jerusalem Mmountains.
The tour starts at the ancient Bab Al Khalil Gate, also known as Jaffa Gate.
First step is the Old City of Jerusalem is Haram Ash Sharif الحرم الشريف, also known as the Temple Mount. We will visit the 4 main Islamic sites in Haram Ash Sharif:
After exploring the Temple Mount area, you will descend to the Muslim Quarter of the Old City to visit:
The shuk is a good place to buy sweets, souvenirs, or stop for a meal. Just don't forget to haggle.
If you are looking for an organized group tour of Jerusalem, read here about Organized Jerusalem Tours.
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