Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
23-23 November 2020
Location
Jerusalem, Old City
Starting at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa
Ending at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa
Blurb right here
Old City of Jerusalem with all its mystery, beauty, diversity and unique atmosphere.

Highlights

Design the tour to your liking and choose the sites you are intersted in.
Walk in the different quarters and feel the special atmosphere.
Panoramic view of the Jerusalem Old City.
Gallery of Trip
Explore and learn the history of this ancient, magical, multi-cultural city. Visit important religious sites and monuments as well as archaeological sites in the four quarters of the Old City.

Activities:

  • Explore and learn the history of this ancient, magical, multi-cultural city. Visit important religious sites and monuments as well as archaeological sites in the four quarters of the Old City.

  • Panoramic Lookout - The tour will begin with a panoramic view of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. You choose if you want to see Jerusalem and the Judean desert from Mount Scopus or the Haas Promenade – OR - to appreciate Jerusalem’s splendor from the Mount of Olives, home to many biblical events. All of these lookouts offer an unrivalled vista of the Old City and its environs.

  • King David's Tomb - Start on the border of the Armenian Quarter at Mount Zion which houses the tomb of King David. This tomb is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims. On the ground level has several Jewish synagogues. The upper level has the Cenacle room where two of the most important events to Christianity transpired: the Last Supper and the Holy Spirit alighted upon the eleven apostles after Easter.

  • Jewish Quarter - Explore the Jewish Quarter including synagogues, alleys and small shops of the Byzantine Cardo. You will see the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations that confirm two thousand years of Jewish presence in the Old City. Tour the Davidson Center, the Southern Wall Archaeological Gardens and Southern Kotel excavation.

  • Western Wall - Proceed to the Kotel, (The Western Wall), sacred because it is the last remnant of the Second Temple that was destroyed by the Romans. Feel the stones that have witnessed so much in the history of the Jews. Place your special and personal prayer in the cracks of the stones.

  • Arab Market - Browse in the famous Arab shuk (market) in the Muslim quarter. Check out the local humus and sweet, its many stalls sell spices, pastries, pottery, sheepskin, embroidered clothes and so much more. Meet store-owners whose stores have been in their family for generations.

  • Via Dolorosa - You will seamlessly enter the Christian Quarter and walk the Via Dolorosa, believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. This is one of the most celebrated places on a Christian pilgrimage. Continue to the Holy Sepulcher, situated on the hill called Golgotha or Calvary. The Church contains the last five Stations of the cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.

  • Attractions on the tour: (Please choose 5 locations from this list)

    • Panoramic view of the Old City from Mount of Olives –OR-
    • Lookout of Jerusalem and the Judea Desert from Mount Scopus or Haas Promenade
    • King David’s tomb on Mount Zion
    • Jewish Quarter and the Cardo
    • The Kotel (Western Wall)
    • Davidson center
    • Southern Wall Archaeological Gardens
    • Arab Market
    • Via Dolorosa
    • Church of the Holy Sepulcher

FAQ

What clothes should I bring?

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Israel is a very informal country and the most formal you'll have to be is "business casual". Religious sites require long pants for the men and clothing that covers the knees and shoulders for the women. Men and women may be requested to cover their heads at Jewish and Muslim religious sites, while at Christian sites men are usually required to remove their hats. It's important to have comfortable walking shoes for the touring days. Summer in Israel is hot and during the peak months of July - September, it is very humid. Natural fibered clothes are best. We recommend bringing layered clothing as the night and day temperatures can vary greatly, regardless of season. The winter can be cold and wet, in particular in Jerusalem and the Northern part of the country. Bring long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, a warm coat / raincoat, as well as T-shirts - we do have lovely sunny days as well, even in the winter. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen is highly recommended for all seasons. Check out our article about Israeli clothing here (link) Also - check out how you can support others by donating your coat at the end of your trip (link)

What documents do I need?

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US and Canadian citizens are not required to obtain a visa for travel to Israel. Citizens from all other countries will need to check with their respective embassies / consulates or visa agency to determine if a visa is required. You can also check here. Your passport needs to be valid for 6 months from the date you leave Israel after your trip.

What's the weather like in Israel?

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It is always best to check the weather forecast beforehand as the weather during Spring and Fall seasons can be unexpectedly warm or cold.

Spring (late March – May): Daytime temperatures are generally very pleasant - around 65-70°F, though it can still be hot in some areas (such as the Dead Sea and Eilat). There is a slight chance of rain, but it doesn't happen often. It can be cooler in the evenings in the North and Jerusalem - approximately 45°F.

Summer (late May - late September): Temperatures are usually in the high 80s-90s. At this time of year, humidity will be highest in Tel Aviv and Tiberias. Other areas such as Jerusalem are drier and cooler, particularly at night. The desert, Masada and Eilat are extremely hot, but dry. It will almost never rain in the summer in Israel!

Fall (late September – November): Same as Spring, but the rain can begin towards the end of the season.

Winter (December - early March): Winter can be mild and sunny, or severe and overcast. There's often heavy rain and, in January and February, even snow at times! Temperatures will be in the 50s-60s most places, but in the 40s in Jerusalem and the Galilee hills, and cold at night. Pack layers and be prepared for anything!

Weekly weather forecast

Is it safe to travel in Israel?

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Yes! It is safe for you and your family to travel in Israel. The Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have a vested interest in encouraging tourism. As a registered tour operator we receive security updates from the Home Front office and on rare occasions adjust our itineraries on their recommendations

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 45 days prior to first day of trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours, with a full refund.

Full refunds or changes will be possible for cancellations made as a result of force majeure circumstances, or due to Israel-imposed governmental or air flight restrictions related to COVID-19.

Cancellations up to 45 days prior to departure, the deposit per person will be charged (non-refundable).
Cancellations between 45 to 30 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour cost per person.
Cancellations between 29 to 8 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 75% of the tour cost per person.
For 7 to 0 days prior to departure entail a cancellation fee of 100% of the cost of the trip

Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

Starting at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa
Ending at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa
Old City of Jerusalem with all its mystery, beauty, diversity and unique atmosphere.
What’s Included
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Testimonials
“My mother and I always wanted to go to Israel, but she has mobilty issues and needs either a walker or a scooter to get around. I couldn't believe it when I located Israel4all on TripAdvisor. This was truly a trip of a lifetime and fabulous in every way. The excursions we went on not only hit all of the high notes of Israel, but included some out-of-the-way places as well. Our tour guide, Ronnie, was extremely knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Even our bus driver had a great personality. I would recommend this trip to anyone!”
Laney A
Oct 2019
“This was our third trip with via sabra and it was outstanding. We went with Aliza Green who is a cook and cookbook writer who provided us with lots of insights. Orit Levi our tour guide (third time) was excellent. Via Sabra makes every trip different so we did not feel as if we were repeating anything. We took our seven year old grandson who was well received and loved the trip. Via Sabra is caring and strives to accommodate any requests. We cannot recommend Via Sabra enough and we are looking forward to our next trip.”
Naomi S
2016, 2018, 2020
“An Experience which was Perfection! Via Sabra is an incredible company which we both recommend highly. They created an extraordinary trip for my husband and me. They spent a great deal of time developing a good sense of who we are and our interests. They then planned a trip which was perfectly geared to us. They surpassed all expectations which we had and no request was too much for them. We explored history, culture, religion, politics and Israel’s splendid food and wine all highlighted by exceptional guiding. ”
Debbie
2020

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