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Jerusalem Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Rounding up Jerusalem’s must-sees in a day of independent sightseeing is challenging, especially with numerous sites located outside the walled Old City. This tour from Tel Aviv incorporates the must-sees into one day, eliminating the need to arrange travel between them and providing important guided insight. Call at Mount Zion and the Mount of Olives before an Old City walking tour and visit Yad Vashem before returning to Tel Aviv.
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  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See Old and New Jerusalem’s historical highlights in a day from Tel Aviv
Take in the Old City, Mt. Zion, and Yad Vashem without transport hassles
Uncover stories and details you might miss if going alone
Includes entry fees and an upgrade option to a small-group tour
What to expect
After leaving Tel Aviv by air-conditioned vehicle, admire Old Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and explore Mt. Zion, believed to be the location of Jesus’ Last Supper. See Dormition Abbey, reputedly where the Virgin Mary died, and visit what’s thought to be the Tomb of King David, the Old Testament warrior king. Enter Old Jerusalem, wander through the Armenian and Jewish quarters, and pass the Byzantine Cardo and old Roman road to the Western Wall (Wailing Wall). Follow part of the Christian Quarter’s Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust, in New Jerusalem. Alternatively, on Saturdays and Jewish holidays, go to Ein Karem, traditionally held to be John the Baptist’s birthplace, to see Mary’s spring and visit the Church of John the Baptist. Your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
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Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Small-group tour (if option selected) • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Driver/guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Dormition Abbey
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
11h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Small-group tour (if option selected) • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Driver/guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Entry/Admission - Dormition Abbey
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Modest dress and head covering are required for visiting holy sites
Children under 10 years old are not permitted at Yad Vashem
Tour commentary is provided in multiple languages
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Western Wall
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Monte das Oliveiras
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 4
    Dormition Abbey
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 6
    King David's Tomb
    Stop: 15 minutes
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Pizza1979
4 contributions
Beware
Mar 2020 • Family
I found the trip is good value for money however, I went with my 6 month old. I had no help putting the pushchair in the boot and had to do it myself while holding the infant, staff stood watching and didn’t offer to help even though the could see I was struggling. When we arrived in Jerusalem I was told I could not take the pushchair as there we to many steps and did I have a baby carrier. Lucky for me I had taken one. It was a long day, 6 hours of walking with a baby in a carrier and holding the changing bag. My watch measured I had walked just under 10000 steps. The last trip on the day was the Holocaust museum which on arrival I was told by the rep I was not allowed in with children so I would have to wait outside with for 1 hour 45 minutes. Before booking the need to advise u that u can’t take a pushchair, it’s not advisable to take young children and there is only one break for lunch, no time is given to but souvenirs, and no rest or drink breaks. The whole trip was very rushed I felt I missed out on a lot due to being exhausted. This trip is designed for young adults that are fit. There was a pregnant lady and a person who had a knee replacement on the trip no consideration was given and we all just had to get on with it. I was glad to get back to the hotel. Everything is free to see in Jerusalem so I would advise to go yourself and do a little each day. Everything is clearly explained in English so a rep isn’t needed.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michaela W
London, UK4 contributions
The 150 good reviews of Meni Tzabari speaks for itself!
Oct 2019
We were a group of 7 ladies that had an amazing private guided tour to Jerusalem with Meni Tzabari. In one day you only briefly get to experience all the fantastic history of Jerusalem but Meni added 100% to that by all his fantastic stories and passion for his country. No question asked was "stupid". We will most definitaly come back. Just read all his reviews, they speak for themselves.
Written 26 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ken D
Albany, NY45 contributions
Full day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv
Aug 2019
The tour started at our Hilton Hotel -Tel aviv pickup 7:30 am.An 8 passenger van also stopped at other Hotels picking up customers.Our tour guide Benny was like having a professor of ancient history of Israel,Jerusalem and Bethlehem guide us thru the sights.We stopped halfway to Jerusalem for a bathroom break at a gas terninnal with restaurant, Elvis Presley pictures ,statues and memorabilia.We continued to Jerusalem and drove and walked thru all Jerusalem sites;then got into another van with a Palestinian driver and new guide to visit Bethlehem and Palestine markets.Enjoyed entire experience and recommend to all visitors of Israel.It was just my wife and I on the tour ,I do not recommend small children on this tour as a lot of van driving,waiting in lines and walking.
Written 9 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jennspin
Bonaire, GA6 contributions
Scammed in Old City Jerusalem
Arrived in Tel Aviv on Friday afternoon and signed up for a all day tour of Jerusalem and the home of John the Baptist. I was there on business and Saturday was my only opportunity to sightsee. Others from my company had been to Israel before, so I signed up for a small group tour going by myself. There were 12 people in the group. My guide’s name was Yuval. The first part of the tour was devoted to Jerusalem. Yuval was a decent guy & provided a bit more information than what I already knew from Biblical stories. We were told not to stop at any of the trinket stands as it would take too much time away from the tour. The guide assured us that we would stop at the best shop with authentic items and not overpriced items. HA! I was practically mauled by an overzealous salesman. In retrospect, I realize I was targeted as a woman traveling alone. He kept putting his arm around me and asking if I was married, etc. The shop had air conditioning and offered free lemonade and water. I was just looking around when Michael, the handsy salesman came over and invited me to look at jewelry. When I replied that I wasn’t looking for jewelry, the tactic changed to “help us decide what women like”. 1st clue was there were no marked prices on anything. So, I tried on a pair of earrings and declined the purchase and walked around the store. I was headed to the counter with my magnets when Yuval announced that we needed to leave to continue the tour. He said the group would wait outside for me. That’s when the really high pressure tactics started, I told them I needed to leave to meet my group. “It’s okay, they said. We know where they’re going next and will take you to the next stop.” I should’ve left then. Curse my Southern politeness. Long story shorter, I paid hundreds more than a should have for a pair of Solomon Stone earrings and a bracelet. Supposedly these stones are no longer mined (a lie) and were set in white gold (another lie) Later at the hotel, I saw that my certificate of authenticity said the jewelry was sterling silver, not white gold as I was told. I was in such a rush and fearful of being left that I didn’t notice. And the stones are everywhere in Tel Aviv. Rent A Guide should vet their guides and put an end to the kickback games between the guides and their specially chosen shops. My advice is to not buy anything in this tourist trap situation. The tour itself was okay, a bit too fast of a pace, but getting scammed and abandoned by the guide ruined it for me. Lesson Learned! Shame on you, Rent A Guide!
Written 1 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rramoni
Boston, MA33 contributions
The tour was just OK, but the sites were wonderful
May 2019 • Solo
I’ll start out with the good: booking was very easy, and they responded to all of my questions very promptly. We covered a lot of ground and saw many wonderful sites. Now for the bad: it was 108 degrees F, and the air conditioning on the bus was just not doing the trick. And i’m one of those people who always is cold in air conditioning. The guide was so-so: he did not convey a ton of information, and he certainly did not go out of his way to be nice. Also, every other tour I’ve been on has offered water when it is so hot. (We did stop for water, but not often enough for everyone — you should bring your own water.). The tour I was on was in French and English, which meant that everything needed to be repeated. Oddly, there also were some people who did not speak English or French, so I really felt for them. Finally, our guide spent so much time counting to make sure that we all were there — I have seen companies with better strategies, like handing out cards that we give back when we reconvene. I, personally, would take a chance with another company before going back to RentaGuide.
Written 23 May 2019
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Paul Tomlinson
1 contribution
Full day guided tour to Jerusalem from Tel-Aviv
Jan 2019 • Couples
Tour guide Hilik Lavi had great knowledge and enthusiasm for the local history of Jerusalem. He made the history live by his command of all the religious sites. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family as a tour guide. Thanks again.
Written 15 January 2019
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Katharine W
London, UK25 contributions
Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv
The guides and bus drivers were good, but the organisation of the day was shocking! It was more about getting us to spend money in a shop outside Bethlehem than letting us explore! We were picked up late from Tel Aviv, driven about 20 minutes and then literally dumped in a car park where we had to ask every mini bus parked up what tour they were doing and find our tour, we then picked up more and more people from hotels on the way. The tour that we paid over £200 was over booked, more than double the maximum 19 people with over 40 people picked up in total in a huge coach. The guides complained the whole time that things will be difficult and that we can’t see this and that due to the large number of our group. Due to the large number we spent most of the day either running to keep up with or hear the guide and or waiting while the guide rounded up the other 39 people on the tour. Totally unacceptable. We were then told the order of the tour had changed and we had to go to Bethlehem first, which meant we saw most of Jerusalem in the dark! Spend your money elsewhere, this was nothing like we expected and we basically spent most of the day in a bus and or waiting around for the huge group to be pulled together! Well be complaining to our hotel who sold this tour to us, it was not what we paid for.
Written 31 December 2018
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Lien D
2 contributions
A lot of sights in one day, but not a lot of time to see them
Dec 2018 • Solo
Overall, the tour was well organized and the guide, Jerry, was very knowledgeable. I had booked the small size group, so we were only 11 people. However, within this small group, we had 2 languages (even though I booked the English tour), so all info had to be shared in both English and French. I think we could have seen a lot more had we only had 1 language in the group, and I don't think this multiple language thing was advertised online. After lunch, we "gave" some people away to the Bethlehem group, and got a few other people in exchange. From then on, all info was shared in English, French and German... Overall, you get to see a lot of the main sights on this tour, but you don't really spend enough time at each sight. We had a 3 hour walking tour in the Old city of Jerusalem (excluding lunch), and only 1.5 hours at Yad Vashem, which was not enough in my opinion. Take this tour if you want to see a lot of sights and get good information, but not if you would like to spend a bit more time at each sight.
Written 22 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marco Pas
110 contributions
Great tour, loved it
Really loved this tour, seeing Jeruzalem and experience the atmosphere. The tour guide was awesome and explained it very good. Without the guide the tour would be less interesting.
Written 4 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gabriel R
Atlanta, GA34 contributions
Worst tour I have ever taken
Oct 2018 • Solo
This tour was just all around bad. It was so bad that about half way through, I cancelled a tour to Masada and the Dead Sea that I had booked for later in the week. I just could not endure another tour with this group.

The day started bright and early. The driver was early, which is fine. I was picked up at my hotel at 7:15 and taken to the meeting point. Confusion ensued, but there is plenty written about that already so I will skip. We took off from the meeting point about 9 am and stopped at a couple more hotels in Tel Aviv. We arrived in Jerusalem about 10 am only to make more stops at hotels. The second stop had us waiting in the bus for about 25 mins. People were asking if they could use the restroom and were told no.

We finally take off and start the tour. After the first stop we are informed that we cannot see the Mount of Olives because we are running late and we need to get to the Palestinian boarder because those going to Bethlehem on the tour have someone waiting for them. We get to the boarder only to wait another 20 mins for someone to come gather the four people that are going to Bethlehem. The remaining 35 of us had to wait.

After they came, we were taken to the Holocaust Museum where we had two hours. We met back with the tour guide at 1 and had to go back to the border to pick up the four that went to Bethlehem. We were told that we needed to hurry because they were waiting at the border. When we got there, we had to wait in the bus for 45 mins for them to come out.

Once they finally arrive, the bus takes us to eat, well after 2 pm. The restaurant only had two options and they did not take credit cards. People had to buy lunch for their co-travelers that did not have cash. The lines were long, the food was bad and we were only given twenty minutes to eat.

We left the restaurant and made our way to Old City Jerusalem. We were rushed through the Tomb of David, the room of the Last Supper and the Church of the Holy Sepulture. We were told we could only have five mins in each even with massive crowds. Anyone that wanted to stop to buy a souvenir, food or use the bathroom was yelled at by the tour guide and threatened to be left behind.

We made our way to the Wailing Wall and then to the bus. Once on the bus, they decided not to take the passengers that we picked up in Jerusalem back to their hotels but rather get them taxis. That sounded great ion theory, but in reality we pulled over to the side of the road and waited until taxis showed up. It would have been faster to just take them. That added about another 20 mins.

We are finally making our way back to Tel Aviv. They drop off some of the passengers at their hotels and then about half way through they announce that some of us (myself included) will not be dropped at our hotel and will instead be dropped at a hostel and we need to get a taxi. The bus pulls over to the hostel and several of us are told to get our stuff and get off the bus. We wait about 15 mins for a taxi to finally show up. I do not get back to my hotel until after 8 pm. Thirteen hours after they picked me up. Note that we had 2 hours at the museum, 30 mins for lunch and 3 hours in the Old City. Five and a half hours of exploring on a 13 hour trip.

I get that there are crowds and the tour guide needs to keep people on schedule, but within the 13 hour day, we spent more time on the bus waiting for people than we did exploring. Add to the situation that there was absolutely no purchasing of anything or no unscheduled bathroom breaks and it was a difficult day. Also, know what you are booking. They clearly state that the big tours are conducted in two languages.

Do yourself a favor and book a smaller tour. Avoid this one at all costs!
Written 14 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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