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Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Get a panoramic look at the city of Jerusalem and visit some of its most well-known sites on this half-day tour. Look down on the city from atop the Mount of Olives, with a view of the Dome of the Rock, one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture and Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified; and more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Half-day tour of Jerusalem
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Mount of Olives
  • Enjoy views of the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark
  • See popular Holy Land places such as the Garden of Gethsemane, the Western Wall and the site of the Crucifixion
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
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Hotel pickup
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees
Food and drinks
Gratuities
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7:50 AM
Please wait at the entrance to the hotel
This half-day tour begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach.

Kick off your sightseeing at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City of Jerusalem and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. According to the gospels, a number of important events in the life of Jesus took place here, including where he ascended into heaven. The Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and continues to be a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers.

From atop the mount, there is also a view of arguably Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark: the Dome of the Rock, a shrine located on the Temple Mount and one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture.

The tour then passes through the Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, known as the place where Jesus prayed, and also where his disciples slept, the night before his crucifixion. Then it’s off to the Walls of Jerusalem that surround the Old City. The walls were built in the 1530s, when Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire, to protect its borders from intruders.

Further along through the Armenian Quarter, visit the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites, then to the Christian Quarter along the Via Dolorosa, the street that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Here, look for the 14 stations of the cross while retracing Jesus’ steps to the Hill of Calvary, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

The tour concludes at the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, where the coach awaits for a return trip to Jerusalem hotels.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mount Scopus National Botanical Garden
View the Old City from Mount Scopus
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Garden of Gethsemane
See the garden of Gethsemane
Pass By:  
Kidron Valley
See the Kidron valley
Pass By:  
Dome of the Rock
See the Dome of Rock
Stop At:  
Old City of Jerusalem
Walking tour in the Old city
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jewish Quarter
walk through the Jewish quarter
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Western Wall
Visit the Wailing (western) wall
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Temple Mount
View of the Temple mount
Stop At:  
Christian Quarter
Walk through the Christian Quarter
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
Visit some of the Station of the cross ( Via Dolorosa )
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
Visit the Holy Sepulchre church
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Muslim Quarter
Walk through the Muslim quarter
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour ends approx. 13:00 in the Old City of Jerusalem. There is no return back to your hotel
  • The tour includes a reasonable amount of walking - comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bein Harim Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-2
Uninformative and not that great
Melissa_D
, May 2022
If you wander around Jerusalem and read on google, you will likely enjoy your experience more than this tour. Tour guide was a bit gruff, not loud enough, and didn’t wait for the group to be together before offering explanations. Go visit the via dolarosa and western wall and holy Sepulchre with your guide book and save your money.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We are regretful that this was the nature of your tour experience with one of our guides.this doesnot sound like the quality we strive for, (5*As listed in all our reviews on this site) Guided tours are not always suited to every traveler.There are constraints.
star-2
disappointing & annoying
maik_n
, Apr 2022
we got picked up at 7.50am as planned from a hotel nearby. 20min later we were standing somewhere in the middle of nowhere with other 100 people being allocated to different busses. After waiting for 20min for a big bus to arrive, we had to wait for another 20min together with around 25 people in the bus for 2 ladies who did bot show up. So around 9am (75min later) we started in the bus. the bus tour led to the university campus with a quick view over jerusalem and ended 15min later at zion’s gate. at 09.45am we arrived there. …when you book a half day tour, any delay is stealing valuable time. long story short: we rushed through the city with very little explanation of sights but 2 toilet breaks and ended up in front of the holy sepulchre which closed right in front of our eyes. then the tour guide pointed out th at 12pm is a bit late to enter the church indeed and blamed the group that it was our fault since we were always late and since some did not show us. So we did not see the church from the inside and ended up in a souvenir shop. Overall, terrible time management. one third we spent waiting. explanations were rather short. questions were not appreciated. And we did not visit the highlight of the tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Maik this doesnot soulnd a pleasant experience. Indeed the pickup arrangements re to meet at a central spot. is the only way to overcome driving in a bus around the city to fetch all particpants.Latecomers mess up things! Logisitics are complicated and as you can see by 95 % of reviews we operate smoothly most days without delay. The closure of the CHurch is most unfortunate , we apologise for this . BUtdue to high Holiday season these weeks they donot relay infomration to tour companies so that we can rearrange shedule .Our professional guides receive continual positive reviews here , so surprising you claim , answers were short and insufficient. We do fully regret that this was your experience with us.
star-5
Old Jerusalem City tour
Linda_M
, Feb 2020
Omri our tour Guide did cover every thing.He is excellent in what he does. The rain did not prevent him from doing all the stations . We are satisfied.
star-5
Excellent Tour
nadiasm2001
, Jan 2020
This was a great tour is a very comfortable bus. We stayed with the guide who was very knowledgeable about the city and it’s history. He was very helpful in guiding us to the Places where we wanted to go after this half day tour. It is a good tour and I would definitely recommend it.
star-3
Lots of wasted time
LasseDuhn_C
, Apr 2019
Overall a good experience but too much wasted time in arranged souvenir shop with horrible overpricing on the souvenirs!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
We took this tour which we really...
Lydia_H
, Apr 2018
We took this tour which we really enjoyed. Our tour guide was Yehudi, I believe. We really loved going to the Western Wall and was able to touch it. The walk through old Jerusalem was interesting. Going to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The tour did not take us to the Garden of Gethsemane, which really saddened me as that was one of the most interesting places I wanted to visit. We saw it from a distance but that was all this tour did. Our tour guide was amazing and allowed us to be dropped off at the end of our tour after having lunch with the others that were going on to other places with this guide. He dropped us close enough for us to walk down a hill and to visit the Garden of Gethsemane. That was amazing. The only thing was an uphill walk back into the old city through the different quarters to get back to our hotel. Overall really enjoyed the tour and an excellent gude.
star-4
I chose this trip for our extended...
gillians
, Jan 2018
I chose this trip for our extended family for two reasons - 1. the fact that it started with a panoramic view of Jerusalem and the old city from outside, and 2. the fact that it allowed us an overview of the different quarters of the Old City. We did not realize that this meant almost nothing of the Jewish Quarter would be formally toured - but the fact that we got to see a large part of the Christian Quarter, and parts of the Moslem quarter - that we would not have seen - or understood - had we explored ourselves - made this tour worthwhile. The inevitable shop visit was - well I guess inevitable but we find it uncomfortable to be compelled into a single store and would prefer to be chaperoned to an area and left for perhaps 20 or 30 minutes to look around / have a drink etc.
star-5
Ami was a great tour guide! We saw...
Mike G
, Dec 2017
Ami was a great tour guide! We saw the Western Wall and went throughout the city of Jerusalem and we saw all the stations of the cross. Ami was very detailed in his descriptions. We only saw the Dome of the Rock from above the city, I would have liked to visit the mosque.
star-1
This half-day tour is not conducted...
Sarah Marie F
, Sep 2017
This half-day tour is not conducted as advertised. The sub-contractor that worked the tour did not fulfill as advertised. We were never 'at the Mount of Olives', we were never 'atop the Mount to view the Temple Mount or Dome of the Rock', which is a great view and vantage by the way...but not something we got to see from this or any other Viator tour that advertises that your tour starts from the Mount of Olives. We were first greeted with this revelation from the top of Mount Scorpus on the Old and New City Jerusalem tour which is farther away and next to the Mount of Olives. The guides even point to the Mount of Olives but don't like it when you question why the tour doesn't actually go there. We did not Kick off your sightseeing at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City of Jerusalem and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. According to the gospels, a number of important events in the life of Jesus took place here, including where he ascended into heaven. The Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and continues to be a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers.From ATOP the mount, there is also a view of arguably Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark: the Dome of the Rock, a shrine located on the Temple Mount and one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture. We also did not do the following from the description of 'what you can expect': The tour then passes through the Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, known as the place where Jesus prayed, and also where his disciples slept, the night before his crucifixion. So, two of the biggest sites to see you don't get to see except from afar off when you're on the road the runs around the Old City. They point to it from the bus windows where you can't take great pictures, not to mention that it's from the wrong vantage. You're supposed to be looking at the Old City from the Mount of Olives and Gethsemane Church, not from the roads on the opposite side. This was essentially the Old City tour which was part of an earlier tour we'd taken. I didn't appreciate the manipulation of words the guides used to say that 'all of the mounts' are part of the same chain that make up the mountains of olives so technically they're fulfilling the tour description. That's just not honest. Don't take any tours that state they start from the Mount of Olives. You have to take a taxi and negotiate your own tour to visit these sites on the actual Mount of Olives. I saw tour coaches on top of the Mount of Olives every day but evidently not the ones contracted by Viator. This is also the second time my review was submitted because it was deleted previously.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
It is a good overview of Jerusalem...
James L
, Oct 2016
It is a good overview of Jerusalem. The guide took us to Mount of Olive and showed some sites and then stop by the good spot overlooking the dome of the rock and other domes to explain each of the structures. Then to the old city with all the important sites. Good introduction of Jerusalem and recommended.
star-3
The tour guide was great however we...
Scott_S
, Oct 2016
The tour guide was great however we didn't get to cover nearly as much ground as hoped for and it was rather a clustered mess in the beginning as the guides were trying to figure out who was on what tour with who - overall a pleasant experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
You have to do this tour before you...
Marcus_H
, Jul 2016
You have to do this tour before you start your tour of Israel. The guide is very knowledgeable and he is able to give a brief history of Israel.
star-5
Very organized for transportation...
Elizabeth A
, May 2016
Very organized for transportation. Great Tour guide and amazing tour. worth much more than what I paid.
star-5
Excellent tour and tour guide...
Bruce_M
, May 2016
Excellent tour and tour guide - unfortunately I don't remember his name. Very informative and a great introduction to Jerusalem - I highly recommend this as a first tour when you arrive in the city.
star-5
The tour was great. Amir gives a...
jerry p
, Mar 2015
The tour was great. Amir gives a presentation that anyone can easily understand. Exceptional presentation.
star-4
I did not go on this tour. I paid...
Bridget B
, Oct 2014
I did not go on this tour. I paid for a ticket, but didn't coordinate the hotel pick up. I was traveling alone with my 2 1/2 year old and decided to head back to our cruise ship in Ashdod. Leading up to the tour, the company was good about getting in touch with me in order to inform me that I would need to buy as seat for my son due to car seat laws in Israel.
star-5
Amir is probably the best tour guide...
Karolyn_B
, Jun 2014
Amir is probably the best tour guide ive ever had. It you go with this tour or any other tours with this company I would find out what days he does that tour and book it. Absolutely fascinating!
star-5
Great tour and guide. I would...
Nat K
, Jun 2014
Great tour and guide. I would recommend this on your first day to get acclimated to the old city!
star-4
It was a pretty good tour, hitting...
Dennis L
, May 2014
It was a pretty good tour, hitting both the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. You can only see the Dome of the Rock at a distance. (I don't think they let too many people in.) However, it didn't feel like there was a lack of things to visit, and the half-day went by pretty fast.
star-4
Guide was pretty good. You get...
Joe_S
, Mar 2014
Guide was pretty good. You get picked up and dropped off by bus, but it is very much a walking tour up/down and over old steps, so not suitable for everyone.

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