Best Adventurous Things to Do in Jerusalem

THE 10 BEST Adventurous Things to Do in Jerusalem

Best Adventurous Things to Do in Jerusalem

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  • SRBARRAL
    State of Sao Paulo1,323 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What to say of this place? you have to come and to visit and fell the air.
    Its so good to walk on the alleys.
    First time here and i want to be back to Jerusalem.
    “the hole land”.
    Written April 30, 2024
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  • R B
    United States2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking through history but watch your step. Prepare for the spring water to be cold. Bring a waterproof flashlight. Do not wear flip-flop or shoes that will come off while walking as you are walking through water from ankle to thigh depth. There are potholes where you could twists an ankle, this isn’t for those who have difficulty walking. There are narrows and areas that require sidesteping, bending and stooping. We will do it again.
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • hubscubs
    Israel86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    my kids ages 10-19 all enjoyed. some of the 'ladders' and climbing bars were a bit challenging for kids younger than that. beautiful views and not difficult. we went in October - i think it would be too hot during the summer
    Written October 19, 2022
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  • rohitmarathe
    Mumbai, India39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was part of multiple day tours with them starting with the Jaffa walking tour, Mount of Olives Tour, Holy City Tour, Gaza Reality Tour, Hebron Dual Narrative Tour, Best of West Bank Tour & Masada, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea - Sunrise Tour ... all from Jerusalem. Few more were planned, but, unfortunately, were cancelled in wake of the current scenario. They promptly refunded the amount for the cancelled tours!

    All tours were professionally conducted & they have great tour guides. Special mention of Shakhav (hope am spelling the name right) & Eliyahu McLean (passionate & insightful tours of Gaza & Hebron).

    Would love to cover the balance itinerary with them albeit at a more peaceful time. Lovely, helpful team. Wishing them courage & safety in the current times!
    Written October 16, 2023
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  • Laureen B
    Cleveland25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an awesome time in Greece. We visited Athens, Mykonos, Patmos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Rhodes, Crete, and Santorini. America Israel Tours did an outstanding job with our itinerary. The accommodations, food, and guides were great. We are looking forward to our next venture.
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • Dennis P
    St. George, UT6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We started to plan a trip from Southern Utah to the Holyland around February 2024 with plans to visit in late May 2024. A few years ago our family cut the cord and decided most of what is on TV is intended to stir reactions and fear. We knew about the situation in Israel, but I placed more reliability on actual conversations I had with several people on the ground.

    I talked to Daniel extensively on the phone, I talked to the front-desk people at the New Imperial Hotel which is where we stayed in the Old City. I also talked to the Abbot of a monastery we planned to visit in LOD/Lydda Israel. The Abbot has no commercial interest in our family visit or reasons to mislead us. If anything he would advise against visiting if there were safety concerns, especially with my wife, 10 year old son and 8 year old daughter who has severe autism.

    My overall impression from all of my conversations I had, spanning over several months, was that day to day life in Jerusalem is very safe and hasn't changed with the exception of the lack of tourists and pilgrims.

    This lack of tourists and pilgrims provided what I feel is a window of opportunity to experience the Holy Land in a stress-free, peaceful manner that overwhelms the spirit in ways I can't describe. Imagine being able to spend an hour at the birthplace of Jesus Christ at the Church of the Nativity with no wait and no one behind you agitated that you are taking too long. My daughter went in and out of the Holy Sepluchre, probably 7 times. One of the 7 times, she was escorted into Christ's Tomb by this tiny elder nun that was shining with the Grace and Humility that is not of this earth. A true angel that also took my daughter to receive a special blessing from the Bishop after Sunday Liturgy. This all coinciding on the same day as the feast of the Paralytic.

    Daniel took us to Bethlehem in a very nice luxurious limo van with great air conditioning. Because Daniel speaks fluent Hebrew and Arabic, and the vehicle has the white Isreali license plates, we had zero delays at the checkpoints. I believe there were only 2 cars ahead of us exiting out of the West Bank. I think it only took us 10 minutes to get past the checkpoint.

    The church of the nativity was empty, however there was a service taking place by an Armenian Orthodox Bishop and 9 priests in the underground cove of Jesus Christ's birth. Daniel knew one of the preists and we were able to attend part of the service. That in itself was amazing. We left to visit some other sites e.g. Shephards Cave and came back an hour later after the service was over and we had private time inside the cove. I think we spent maybe 30 minutes alone inside. The priest who has served at that church for over 50+ years was there and he gave our family a blessing.

    Daniel knew many people in and around the nativity church. We also visited a wood carving store in Bethlehem where Daniel knew the owners. We had a nice coffee and purchased a few items to bring back with us.

    We wanted to go to Mary Magdalene ROCOR church so Daniel took us there. Its always locked but my wife ringed the door bell and a nun let us in. Proper dress including head covering for women is important in some places. This was one of them. This church during normal times is almost impossible to visit and we were blessed to see it from the inside. The church was built in the late 1800s. They have the bodies of two of the new martyrs of Russia Saint Elizabeth and Saint Barbara in glass caskets along with relics of Mary Magdalene.

    We visited Mount of Olives, we visited the Garden of Gethsemene and the Catholic Church containing the rock where Jesus prayed before he was arrested.

    We went to the room of the last supper, we went to the church of Dormition. It was completely empty. We did all this one day because of excellent planning.

    If I had to do it all over again I probably would do a two day tour vs. the one day tour we did, because during these times you can visit many sites in a day. This allows you want to maximize the unique circumstances in Israel and see as many sites as possible.

    We stayed inside the Old City at the New Jerusalem Hotel. I would highly recommend it because you can walk to many holy sites inside the Old City including the Holy Sepluchre.

    I would also recommend walking over to Saint Mark's which is in the Jewish Quarter. They have what might be the oldest icon of Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus which was painted by Saint Luke. This is a Syriac Orthodox Church and we just happened to visit while they had a visit from a loal tour group. We spent maybe an hour with the Deacon assigned to the church, he gave our family blessings and holy oil. During the tour we visited downstairs which is Saint Mark's Mother's home which is where Jesus and Apostles met several times. The deacon sang the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic.

    As a family we feel blessed that our Lord Jesus Christ as well as his Mother "Theotokos" invited us to visit his home and then delivered us safely back to our home in southern Utah. The holy land is full of angels walking the streets of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. We experienced it first hand.

    Don't be afraid to go. Stay inside the Old City if you can, dress appropriately, chart out the sites you want to see and for sites too far to walk coordinate with Daniel for a one or multi-day tour.

    Our overall trip was 6 days which was the perfect amount for us. I think the hardest part was the flights to get there. Originally we had a non-stop flight from Montreal to Tel-Aviv and then Air Canada stopped flying direct so we had to make an extra stop in Zurich.
    Written May 30, 2024
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  • mais
    Syria21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    impressive ..... great service..!
    and scary as hell ..!!
    I think that this place is the scariest of its kind .. recomended ..
    Written February 15, 2022
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  • Freedom14574023794
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friends and I did the half-day tour of Jaffa with Itimar, and it was excellent. Itimar possesses a wealth of information about the history of Jaffa and Tel Aviv, including the history of the Nakba. He was willing to be flexible with time and found excellent shady spots to rest under! I would highly recommend this tour.
    Written June 1, 2024
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  • Philip-Stern
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elchi is incredibly knowledgeable and funny! He makes your experience in Israel truly incredible! Wish I could give more that 5 stars
    Written July 19, 2024
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  • Suzanne G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really unique experience. Amazing customer service. Well worth visiting - FYI, store is now located in Tel Aviv on Dizengoff Street.
    Written October 12, 2022
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  • רחלי ת
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are a group of employees who went on a work trip and arrived in Tel Aviv based on warm recommendations we received.
    Aviv helped us in creating and customizing the itinerary to suit the diverse needs of our group, and he managed to create the perfect route for us.
    Throughout the tour and even during the planning stage, we discovered flexibility, willingness to assist, and a variety of options, and the result was amazing.

    The tour started at Jaffa Gate and included an amazing view from the rooftop of David's Tower.
    We passed through the Christian Quarter, the Armenian Quarter, and the Jewish Quarter until we reached the Western Wall.
    The tour was delightful in every aspect - Aviv's guidance and the pleasant atmosphere he brought to the group,
    the small surprises that awaited us along the way, such as Jerusalem bagels, tasty and refreshing fruit shakes, snacks, and samples of halva, and more…

    Aviv is an experienced guide, knowledgeable, and attentive. He demonstrated extensive knowledge in various areas, especially in history and intriguing stories about Jerusalem.
    We are grateful to Aviv for the tour and his care in ensuring the success of our enjoyable day, and we highly recommend his services to everyone.
    Written June 25, 2024
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  • Craig D
    NY1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shai is the absolute best. Fun, informative, relaxed, professional. I would recommend him to anyone visiting Israel for the first time, or for the 100th!
    Written June 26, 2024
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  • mom4boyz
    Lehighton, PA18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun for everyone! We were a group of all ages 9-22 (plus parents). Everyone enjoyed the ride, terrain, history and scenery. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Made everone feel included.
    Written August 9, 2023
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  • Tova K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I joined Gila’s tour of the Tel Aviv central bus station and it was fantastic. It’s a truly strange, layered space and Gila showed us the hidden gems, context, and history to really appreciate it. Would definitely recommend!
    Written July 8, 2024
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  • Dreamer32861297415
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went on a trip from Hungry to Austria to Prague and Josh was my tour guide throughout, he was very kind and helpful the entire trip. I would highly recommend him for any trip you would like to go on
    Written July 12, 2024
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