Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

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Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall information and booking

from
$56
Duration
6 hours
Departs from
Tel Aviv Hotels
Returns to
Returns to the Old City, Jerusalem at approximately 1:00pm
Time of departure
7:15am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Get inspired by Jerusalem and combine ancient history with spiritual sanctity in this half-day tour from Tel Aviv.  Discover the quarters of the Old City by exploring Holy Land attractions such as the Western Wall and the site of Jesus' Crucifixion, enjoying panoramic views along the way.

Departing from Tel Aviv in your air-conditioned coach, your first stop is the Mount of Olives for scenic views over Jerusalem. From this vantage point you can see the Dome of the Rock at theTemple Mount Esplanade, where heaven is said to meet earth.

Traveling via the Kidron Valley, you will pass the Garden of Gethsemane (where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion) before continuing to the walls of the Old City. Entering through the Armenian Quarter, you will visit the famous Western Wall (Wailing Wall), the holiest of Jewish sites which functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshippers.

Your half-day tour then crosses over to the Christian quarter, where you can follow the route of the Via Dolorosa - an important pilgrimage for many Christian visitors. Look out for the 14 Stations of the Cross as you trace Jesus' steps to the site of his Crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

After a short walk back along the ancient Byzantine main street, your overview of Jerusalem concludes in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop off