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Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located hotel in Jerusalem or our alternative pickup location is at Dan Hotel in Jerusalem
    Your location 8:30am
    Dan Hotel 08:45am
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Concludes at the Jewish Quarter of the Old City at approximately 1pm
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup
    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great guide Dan , very knowledgeable and interesting tour. Must do when exploring the Jerusalem.
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    Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall
    Responded 9 Oct 2019
    Thanks for sharing 5 star ranking of your guide and Bein Harim tour. Dan P sure desrves such feedback for the excellent job he does with his travelers and it seems you came away inmensely satisfied with your tour . For this we are very happy to read of. Hope to see you again some time.
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    My husband and I very much enjoyed the Old City of Jerusalem's tour led by Yoav. We visited some of the main holy Christian places and the wailing wall. There was a gift shop/restroom stop and lunch (not included in the half-day tour, but that we joined and paid for on the
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    Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall
    Responded 17 Sep 2019
    Thanks very much for this rave review of your tour and your guide Yoav.He sure deserves such praise and compliments for the great tour he manages with humor and in an entertaining manner. His informative commentary is obviously and tactfully woven into his desriptions, to suit all, at locations visited. The "family together" feeling is what is so important on a group tour,and when people from all over the world come together for the day.You have someone who takes care of you providing a safe and organised feeling. Look forward to seeing you again soon
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    The sights that the tour covered were beautiful and moving, but unfortunately the guide detracted from the experience. It could have started better - they were late (and unapologetic). We paid more for this tour because it was advertised as smaller groups but we were around
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    Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall
    Responded 15 Aug 2019
    Bein Harim is regretful that this was the nature of your tour experience.We will have to investigate it fully. Kindly pass this to our customer service dept in an email, Such feeback is essentiall for us to hold all guides accountable, which we do, !The shabby map is not acceptable but his humor is... Obviously this is not the norm! kind of behaviour, as the 94 % 5 star reviews on this platform indicate. Our guides are 5 star standard! One can indeed get very easily lost in the the alleys of the Old City. Fact, especially not being familiar.That would be a standard answer, as he did offer to show you out, after the lunch . He was not being out of manner.but honest, maybe too much so,... Lunch is not mandatory but this is a group tour and shedule and the guide manages this accordingly.
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    To start with, the tour itself is an excellent way to see the important sites. Our guide did a good job and we left feeling that once it started, the tour was very well organised and efficient. The transfer from the hotel to the start of the tour took well over an hour when
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    Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall
    Responded 5 Jul 2019
    Thank you for this honest account of your tour.We are happy our guide was professional and informative. Our pick up system in Jerusalem, has to suit all the tours that embark, and yes it takes time, there are delays.Over 24 years and we have yet to find a less time consuming, and economical pickup procedure to the satisfcation of all the travelers going on the various tours.Super complex logisitics.Cant have all the vehicles going around the town collecting passengers for just their own specific tour! We certaiinly donot have any store or restaurant affililiation as you harmfully hint at!!! . But we certainly do eat at a designated restaurant because we cannot let travelers wander off alone. Esp, the half day tour, you are free to depart when you wish, once the lunch stop begins normally close to 12.30 -1300. !100s of travelers eat there daily, they cater for groups, and the food served cannot be deemed rubbish!! Why would we risk our reputation for such??sorry.
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    Great trip! it was our pleasure to have someone like Yoav Malachi as a guide, the best we could have. Funny, interesting, educative and very emotional.
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    Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall
    Responded 29 Apr 2019
    Thanks for this 5 star review on your tour guided by Yoiav. He is worthy of your praise and feedback for his professionalism. You have accurately described him snd his manner. Bein Harim looks forward to seeing you again soon.
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    • Duration: 4h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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