Jerusalem Tours
Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour
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Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

By Bein Harim Tourism Services
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Visit Jerusalem’s holy sites on a full-day tour that explores Jewish, Christian, and Muslim heritage. Winding streets in the Old City mean it can be hard to get your bearings, but this tour starts with a drive to the Mount of Olives for big views across the historic center. After that, a walking tour explores the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, Western Wall (Wailing Wall), and more.
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Ages 4-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Cover key Old City sites in a single day by coach and on foot
  • Stay cool during transfers by climate-controlled vehicle
  • Retrace Jesus’ route along the Via Dolorosa
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Jerusalem hotels

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Monte das Oliveiras


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please note that our pickup/drop-off is available from a few central hotels only. Please select the hotel closest to your address from the drop-down menu on the tour page. If you are not sure which of the listed hotels is a good fit, please choose the option “I don’t see my pickup location” and insert enter your accommodation address. After the booking is approved by the local tour operator, a confirmation email from Bein Harim will be sent to you mentioning the final pickup point closest to your address. Please read the email with the attached booking confirmation carefully to make sure you are waiting for the pickup at the correct location. Please make sure to wait for the pickup at the hotel entrance.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5209JER110

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
        • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5209JER110

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        About the operator
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        • Bein Harim Tourism Services
          10,589
          Tel Aviv, Israel
          Joined in November 2010
        • K3739KIangelar
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent
          Simply the best! The guide was very knowledgeable and informative about all the historical details. Transitions from each site were spot on!
          Written June 22, 2024
        • francotheexplorer
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Jerusalem &Betlehem Tour
          Great experience. Our tour guide is Itamar, and he is so knowledgeable about the whole place and adding some trivias. He is a great tour guide he truly connects with people and can communicate with different languages like english and spanish.
          Written June 18, 2024
        • U5755YDadrianam
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing
          The help they gave us for the process at the border is very supportive, they make it easier in Procedure and all the travel was amazing, or course we’ll return 😊
          Written June 4, 2024
        • F6783QFjimt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip of a lifetime!
          Avi was our driver and tour guide. Easy efficient pick up and drop off. This was a 'return' trip for me after 53 years. Avi made the trip live up to all my expectations and more. We covered the Sea Level pit stop on the way down to the rift valley from Jerusalem. The cable car ascent of Masada and Avi gave us just the right depth of insight without any stress or rush. Then our time at Kalil Beach for our float in the Dead Sea and our self-pasting with Dead Sea mud was the best! A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed. It was a humbling honour to be blazing the trail for the return of tourism to Israel after the devastation wrought on 7 October 2023.
          Written May 31, 2024
        • RLFCYCLE
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unreliable
          The operator cancelled the tour 12 hours beforehand and all the others were booked. Unacceptable and unprofessional. The guide then did not return text messages. Stay away from this.
          Written May 26, 2024
        • katlinw2024
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour and amazing tour guide
          This trip was the highlight of my time in Israel. Itamer was an amazing tour guide- his knowledge of history, Israel, and the Bible all fused to make this trip really memorable. All the sites we visited were amazing, there was ample time at each one but it didn’t feel like we were there for too long, and Itamer did a great job conducting the tour in multiple languages for different people. He truly cared about each person having a great experience. Visiting Jesus place where he grew up and did most of his ministry was truly incredible and the price for the tour was great. If you go, download what’s app because they will communicate with you that way for the pick up and drop off.
          Written May 21, 2024
        • shacharg2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          I'm an Israeli, love to travel different places in our beautiful little country. Masada is important from me historicall
          Amazing place! I will visit again for sure! The view is astounding, the history background is truly admiring. I loved it so much!
          Written March 26, 2024
        • blancahavila
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Horrible experience with Viator
          Horrible tour to Valle de Guadalupe We bought a tour to Valle de Guadalupe, from a supposed “Tour company.” They sent us 4 people plus the driver in a 4 persons sedan car, my daughter had to go in the middle for 6 hours. The driver was talking on the phone back and forth, when I told him that I thought it was dangerous for us to do it, he said that he had a lot of experience driving 8 wheelers, so he didn't stop. I don't think it's allowed to take tourists this way. So unprofessional, didn't know anything about the area, he just transported us to the destination in the most uncomfortable and dangerous way. At the last point, the vineyard where they gave us a cheese board, he sat at our table and loudly talked on her cell phone, taking away the only pleasant experience of the entire day. What he did share with us, was all the dangerous places in the area. Although the driver tried, this company is not a professional tour company. We brought a bigger and safer truck, if we had known how bad it would be, we would have left on our own.
          Written January 1, 2024
        • _saroshv
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Bad experience!
          This tour was badly organized .First we waited outside the hotel for an hour before we were picked up .No one knew where to go .We thought we were finally starting the trip .But we were taken to this hilly top where we waited another hour in a dingy cafe . The tour was rushed as it was getting late .For lunch everyone is taken to this awful resturant with chaos ,substandard food and fighting crowds . Before going into the resturant you have to go thru a shop and they push coupons to you to buy super expensive products . Guide did not have much knowledge or rather one sided knowledge .We were rushed thru Masada which was the main attraction .I asked him a couple of questions breaking his monologue. He did not like it and was very rude . Do not take this tour .If you do bring your own food . It was a waste of money .
          Written December 23, 2023
        • 619jeffry
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Natural beauty and historical sites in the Heights
          The Golan Heights is an area of outstanding natural beauty and intriguing historical sites It was captured from Syria during the Six Day War in 1967 and is now part of Israel. The Golan Heights is of great strategic importance, it has a commanding view of the northern Galilee. Apart from its military value, the Golan is a fertile agricultural region. The trip from Jerusalem to the Golan takes around two hours by car.
          Written November 3, 2023
        • 619jeffry
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Holy sites appeal deeply to believers
          The Western Wall, often called the Wailing Wall, is sacred to Jews; other denominations are also welcome. It is adjacent to the wall of the Second Temple, which is all that remains of the Temple. The 4th Century Church of the Sepulcher is the site where Christians traditionally gather to commemorate the site of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Holy Sepulcher is also an important destination on the Via Dolorosa, Christ's Way of Suffering. These sites appeal deeply to believers.
          Written November 2, 2023
        • sheri0915
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          This is a wonderful tour and I pray that Israel be able to offer this again in the near future.
          Note: We went on this tour on 10/5, 36 hours before the Hamas attack. We really enjoyed the drive from Jerusalem and the stops that we made. Masada was a very interesting sight to behold. My only suggestion is to cut the time spent in Masada by about 30 minutes so you can spend that extra time at the Dead Sea. We got less than 30 minutes there, which was not enough. We floated in the sea for about five minutes and then had to get out and shower off to leave.
          Written October 26, 2023
        • Roxanne B
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trip operator cancelled last minute and was not helpful
          This trip was cancelled haphazardly at the last minute, and the trip operator was not helpful. As such, we did not get to experience this trip. Getting 1 star because 0 stars was not an option.
          Written October 18, 2023
        • vaiciunas99
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          In the Footsteps of Jesus
          The tour was very well organized, the guide was knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Would highly recommend
          Written October 16, 2023
        • annamO2966LV
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dangerous and not reliable
          I was picked up 1 hour later from the hotel During the waiting hour I didn't receive any text or email saying if the tour is cancelled or I still will be picked up After one hour we where dropped off near Western wall and where regrouping again which took another hour During the drive the driver of the bus and the tour guide where discussing the current political citation in Israel (I think it was in Hebrew or Arabic ) and the driver while driving was showing YouTube clips to the guide It was in time of unrest in Israel before the terrorists attack by Hamas We were brought for lunch to overpriced cafeteria with horrible food where they had beef stew on display but served you meat balls The most horrible and unpleasant experience during my whole trip
          Written October 14, 2023
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        Just_Us_Dos
        Houston, TX41 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020
        Ari did a great job supporting both English and French tourists. He also got us to go through the Church of Holy Sepulcher before it got completely crowded. The only thing to keep in mind is the description included the Via Dolorosa but it's not the entire Via Dolorosa. We came back a few days later and did the entire Via Dolorosa on our own.
        Written March 16, 2020
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        Thanks very much for this rave review of 5 stars of our tour guided by Avi. We are so thrilled you came away with a memorable, enlightening and enjoyable experience. He deserves your acknowledgement for the great job he did. Indeed it is not possible to follow all the stations, and wisely so, you returned to do it fully at a later stage, but already had some orientation. Hope to see you again some time.
        Written March 17, 2020
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        DayTrip540310
        Ann Arbor, MI4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022
        This tour was excellent. It was recommended by an acquaintance that does private tours but was away when I was visiting. I only had a few days in Jerusalem, had a lot of things that I wanted to see; and this tour covered them all. Our guide, Liat, was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Also, I wasn’t sure what to expect since I was touring on a Saturday (Shabbat), but we really still had access to everything. It was excellent. Thank you.
        Written August 13, 2022
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        Thanks very much for sharing your immense satisfaction with our guide Liat. She is worthy of such feedback for her efforts and knowledge. Great to read such complimentary feeback.Much appreciated by us all at Bein Harim.
        Written August 16, 2022
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        Eric D
        Denver, CO2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2022
        Our tour was one of the best things we have ever done. Ami specifically was an amazing tour guide and we are extremely happy to have been on a tour with him. His insights and the cadence of the tour was absolutely amazing.

        5 Stars!!!
        Written April 13, 2022
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        WOW! Ami sure deserves your complements for his efforts and professionalism.Bein Harim tourism is very happy you came away with a memorable tour experience. Hope to seee you again some time.
        Written April 16, 2022
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        finlandadventures
        Oulunsalo, Finland135 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Couples
        The tour was actually very well organised, at least for us. The pick-up spot was local and very close, and we were fortunate to get one of the mini-bus tours (16 people) rather than the large bus. We were also very fortunate to have Norburt as our guide, as he was enthusiastic, funny, and very fluent!

        We booked our tour for a Saturday, which meant traffic was low, and he took us around to see a few 'extra' things on the way back, after completing what was considered the whole tour.

        Everything was done quite well, except for one complaint. I was interested in getting souvenirs, and would have liked a bit of time to shop in the marketplace. The tour company arranged for us to have about 10 minutes or so to shop in one of the "Ministry of Tourism Approved" places. I found them high-priced and pushy, and did not enjoy that part of my experience.

        However, I am rating the tour itself, not the shopping. The tour was amazing and informative, so that gets the five-star rating from me!

        Be aware, though...it is a lot of walking, including over uneven pavement and stones, up uneven stairs, and for June, it was also hot. Just keep that in mind.
        Written June 22, 2019
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        Thanks for this honest review of your satisfaction of the tour guided by Norbert. He sure is worthy of your praise and feedback. We are always happy to read when travelers come away with a memorable and enlightening tour experience. We do have a designated shop stop, as we cannot let travelers wander off on their own in the Old city. as inevitably always get lost,and cause delays todisrupt tour shedule. Yes it hot in June, and the Old CIty is crowded indeed.
        Written June 23, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Lee H
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Liat our tour guide was so well prepared to guide our group thru Old Jerusalem and educate on the holy sites. Her delivery is clean, it was like listening to an audio book. She speaks 5 languages fluently and said the same info in English and Spanish. What a wonderful way to spend a day being filled with history and blessings. I will request her to be my guide when I book another tour.
        Written May 10, 2019
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        Dear Lee Thanks so much for this 5 star account of your tour guided by Iat. She deserves your praise for the good job she does and this complimentary acknowledgement is owing to her. for her efforts,wealth of knowledge and tour management skills. We are always happy to read when travelers come away satisfied and gratified from traveling with us. Hope to see you again on one of our tours
        Written May 11, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Derek O
        Decatur, AL1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I went on this tour with a friend and had a fantastic time. Itamar was our tour guide and did a fantastic job guiding us through the old city. I feel like without Itamar this tour just wouldn’t have been the same. I’ve been on a tour of Jerusalem before, but this one was much better! Abraham was also our driver and did a great job getting us to and from Tel Aviv. Highly recommend this tour to anyone!
        Written August 17, 2018
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        mlhnyc
        New York City7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2018 • Business
        We were fortunate to have Shmil Afias as our guide to both Old Jerusalem and to the Sea of Galilee tour. He explained many, many interesting aspects of Israel to us, which enriched our experience a great deal. His knowledge and enthusiasm ensured that we had two wonderful days - days which our group will never forget. I highly recommend Shmil Afias as a Guide.
        Written May 21, 2018
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        crmsnprd
        Doha, Qatar98 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I booked a day tour to the old city of Jerusalem with Tourist Isreal and found myself on a Ben Harim tour with our incredibly charismatic and knowledgeable guide, Norbert. He is a talented story teller, weaving history in with anecdotes and humor, making for a really interesting and informative tour. Our bus driver, Avy, was also delightful, keeping us safe and on time. If I'm ever back in Israel, I'd definitely book directly with Ben Harim Tours.
        Written February 10, 2018
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        Renata C
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2017 • Friends
        We had a great time with Lorne Newman (our guide)! His archaeological and historical knowledge was essential for us to understand "Old Jerusalem". Since we asked for an English speaking tour, the fact that he is a native English speaking guide was super!!!!
        If we ever come to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, we surely will ask Lorne as a guide! And we will surely come back!
        Written January 4, 2018
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        Eliana Guic
        Santiago, Chile5 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Couples
        Very good the guide. I dont give a 5 because of the lunch, not well organized, bad food if you dont ask for the buffet and bad service.
        Written May 21, 2023
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        Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent tour experience with us. We appreciate your positive comment about our guide, and we're glad to hear that you had a very good experience with him. However, we're sorry to learn that the lunch portion of the tour did not meet your expectations.
        Written May 25, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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