The tour of Jerusalem Jewish Heritage is designed for the Jewish visitor wishing to connect with this Jewish history and heritage. Feel your Jewish heritage come to life as you wander through the streets of this holy city and visit the various milestones.
Tel Aviv Area
Service of a private government licensed English speaking driver/guide
A comfortable private government licensed tourist vehicle
Pick up/drop off at hotel.
Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route
Prices are quoted in USD per vehicle.
The Karaite center is closed on Friday.
Visit to the Wall tunnel is subject to a confirmation in advance.
Modest attire is required when visiting the holy sites (no shorts).
Head cover and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
This private tour is available daily except Saturday and Jewish holidays.
We recommend to book the tour at least 24 hours in advance.
07:30 – Pick up from the hotel.
We begin with a breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Promenade, overlooking the city from the south. We continue through East Jerusalem, driving around the Old City Walls passing Jaffa Gate, the New Gate and Nablus Gate, following the old 1967 Border line we ascend to Mt. Scopus overlooking the city from the north, enjoy the view of the city and the Wilderness of Judea.
Proceed to Mt. of Olives which borders the Old City of Jerusalem from the east, passing the Hadassah Hospital and the Hebrew University, enjoy a magnificent view of the Old City with the Temple Mt. and the Jewish cemetery of Mt.of Olives. Travel along the Ophel Road, view the Kidron Valley with its’ ancient Tombs dating from the period of the 2nd Temple, the South Wall Excavations and the City of David, stop at Mt. Zion, visit the traditional Tomb of King David.
Enter the Old City for a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, see the recent archaeological excavations, the Cardo, the Broad Wall, the recently restored Churva Synagogue, visit the renovated Sephardic Synagogues, the Karaite center and synagogue, learn about the Karaite community, (Closed on Friday) see the Burnt House a clear evidence of the fall of Jerusalem at the end of the great revolt against Rrome. Visit the Western Wall and the Wall Tunnel.
In the afternoon we’ll proceed to West Jerusalem the New City, view of the City Center, the Government City, the Parliament, the Menorah, the Supreme Court of Justice and the Israel Museum with the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls (view from the outside), passing Mt.Herzle, stop at Yad Vashem – Memorial to the Holocaust for a visit.
Our guides are all government licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, speak English or another language as ordered. We are proud of our team of guides, who are experienced, knowledgeable, interesting and service oriented, well-mannered and love guiding. On Trip Advisor you can find excellent reviews of our guided tours.
The vehicles used for the tours are government licensed tourist vehicles. They are designated for transporting tourists only, are comfortable, new and maintained by our in-house traffic officer. Families and small groups will enjoy travelling in a car driven by a suitably licensed driver-guide (two-in-one, no doubt a saving). Large groups will be transported in small or large luxury tourist buses.
In general for daily private tours is it better not to keep baggage in the car. If your tour is ending at the airport and therefore it is necessary to take your baggage, please let us know in advance so that we can provide a suitable vehicle. Please take into account that if you have a large number of suitcases that require a large vehicle, it may increase the tour price.
The most popular language is English, followed by Spanish, mandarin, French and German, however guiding is available in almost all foreign languages. For less popular languages it is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability of a guide speaking your desired language. The cost of guides that speak languages other than English is higher and that will affect the tour price.
The basic price of the tour includes a vehicle and guide. We can of course reserve and include meals, accommodation, entrance fees and special activities (such as ATV rides, winery and/or culinary tours, etc.), as you may require.
The tour price does not include VAT (tourists are exempt from paying VAT on touring services), and anything else that has been decided not to include – such as accommodation, meals and entrance fees. In general we can include or exclude anything in or from the tour price, as required.
During the Israeli summers the days are long and the departure hour in the mornings can be as late as 09:00 AM. In winter the days are short so it is recommended not to leave any later than 08:00 AM to ensure arriving at all the sites planned for visiting before closing.
A touring days is up to 10 hours, however tours to nearer distances will be shorter and those to further distances will be longer, so that in general touring days will range from 9 to 11 hours accordingly.
The quantity and variety of restaurants in Israel is enormous. We try to select restaurants that serve typical Israeli cuisine. If you prefer chef or other type of restaurants we will be happy to recommend some that suit your budget and tastes.
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