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Tour company for half day tour of Jerusalem

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Tour company for half day tour of Jerusalem

Hello,

I am becoming overwhelmed by the number of tour companies offering half day Jerusalem tours. Which companies are reputable with a good reputation? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help!

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1. Re: Tour company for half day tour of Jerusalem

Sandeman's does free 2-3 hour walking tours of the Four Quarters, but you should plan to tip the guide at least NIS 50. Zion Walking Tours also offers Four Quarters walking tours, somewhat long (3-4 hours), at about $35 USD per person. Both are very good.

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2. Re: Tour company for half day tour of Jerusalem

Hello,

Thank you for the recommendations. Are there any good tours you know of that also take care of transportation from Tel Aviv? (I am trying to keep it logistically simple for myself) :-)

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3. Re: Tour company for half day tour of Jerusalem

No. It's easy. Take a bus to Jerusalem, a cab to the Jaffa Gate, and go from there. That will likely be cheaper than paying a tour to take you to the city.

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4. Re: Tour company for half day tour of Jerusalem

If all you are interested in is a half day tour you will have to get to Jerusalem on your own - and as already noted it is very easy.

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5. Re: Tour company for half day tour of Jerusalem

Even cheaper and certainly quicker: a bus to Jerusalem and the light rail (tram) to within five minutes' walk of the Jaffa Gate. Cost of bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem NIS 19. Cost of light rail NIS 6.90.

When you come out of the Jerusalem central bus station, walk out of the station the way the bus went in. Continue walking for a couple of minutes, then turn left (you will walk past stalls selling bags, scarves etc. on your right), and walk down the steps. You will be on Jaffa Road. Cross Jaffa Road, and slightly to the left you'll see the light rail station. You want a tram going towards Heyl Ha'avir. Buy your ticket in the machine on the station and validate it in the machine inside the tram as soon as you get on. Get off the tram at City Hall. Continue walking in the same direction, and within two minutes you will see the Old City walls. Continue straight, and lo and behold, you'll be at the Jaffa Gate.

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6. Re: Tour company for half day tour of Jerusalem

Half day tours never provide transportation. But why only half a day? I agree that Sandemans is a good option at 11 giving you time to get to the starting point at Jaffa Gate. Note that you can only do this tour on Sunday- Thursday due to the contraints of public transportation.(or Friday in summer months)

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