Jerusalem City Break Highlights Train Package – 2 Day

from Tel Aviv

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Per person$189

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Take the Tel Aviv – Jerusalem Express Train – 34min
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem on the guided walking tour
  • Experience the Tower of David Light show
  • Visit one of the 2 most famous Museums in Jerusalem
  • Taste delicious Israeli food in the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem
  • Overnight in a beautiful Jerusalem Hostel or Hotel
  • 2-day Public Transportation Pass

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Old City Jerusalem on this 2-day tour! Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the old city center, walk along the Via Dolorosa and discover Jerusalem’s historic and cultural heritage. This tour is a great City Break from the hustle and bustle of Tel Aviv to the 3000-year-old history of Jerusalem and everything hidden within its walls.

Day 1
Check in to your hotel in Jerusalem and leave your luggage at the reception desk.
Join the Jerusalem Old City Tour starting at the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City at 11:00. This 4-hour tour includes the Western Wall (Kotel), Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the grave of Adam, and the Hill of Golgotha. Also, explore the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In the afternoon keep exploring the city at your own pace. After sun-set enjoy the Tower of David Night Spectacular Light Show.
Overnight at a Jerusalem Hostel or Hotel

Day 2
Enjoy a typical Israeli breakfast
Start the day exploring parts of the NEW Jerusalem that you haven’t seen yet!

Option 1:
The Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum including an Audio Guide.

An Audio Guide is available for visitors to the Holocaust History Museum in the following languages: Hebrew, English, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, and Chinese.

Option 2:

Visit the famous Israel Museum, including the Shrine of the book and the 2nd temple outdoor model, combined with some modern fine arts exhibitions.

Afterward, head to the Mahane Yehuda Market for a lunch-tasting experience. Use the bite card to taste from 6 of the best vendors in the market and follow the included Audio – Guide to get some inside stories about this local market.

It is already time to say goodbye and head back to Tel Aviv or Ben Gurion Airport.

What’s included

train

Train

Round-trip train ticket for Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

local-transportation

Public Transportation

The IsraelRail Rav Kav Card is valid for local buses in all both cities as well as the Light Rail in Jerusalem

Guide

Jerusalem Old City Guided Group Tour

Begin your journey through the incredible history of Jerusalem with a 4-hour guided group tour of the Old City

Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting & Audio Guide in English

Taste six local dishes in the famous Jerusalem Market + audio guide

Ticket

Entrance to Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum or the Israel Museum

Choose one of the offered Museums.

Ticket

Entrance to the Night Spectacular Light Show

Overnight in Hotel

Overnight at the Jerusalem Hostel or Hotel

Based on 4-people in Dorm room  = 189 USD p.P

1 Double room Hostel (min. 2 joinings) = 209 USD p. P

*Breakfast is always included

Hotel and room upgrades are available – please feel free to contact us!

2 Days
Overnight in Hotel 1 Night
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If you would like to upgrade your room, not a problem! Ask us and we will check and suggest different hotel options and availability.

Tip

Feel free to continue exploring on your own at the end of each day!

Meeting Point

Take the train from any Tel Aviv train station and meet your guide at the Jaffa Gate outside of the Jerusalem Old City walls.

Sandemans-meeting-pointAim to arrive at Jaffa Gate at 10:50 AM. Your Sandemans tour guide will be holding a red umbrella and the tour will begin at 11:00 AM.

Dropoff Point

Check out from your hotel and continue to explore Jerusalem, or head back to Tel Aviv

Itinerary

Tel Aviv Train Station
Tel-Aviv Hahagana Train Station

Take the Express Train from Tel Aviv station to Itzhak Navon Station in Jerusalem, just 34 minutes!

Light Rail - City Hall
Exit the Light Rail at City Hall Station (5th stop)

Drop off your luggage at your Jerusalem Hostel – Hotel and get ready to explore the city.

Jerusalem Old City Guide
Jerusalem Guided Group Tour

Meet your tour guide at the Jaffa Gate – who will be holding a red umbrella, at 11:00 AM. The Jerusalem Old City Tour lasts upto 4 hours

The Post Hostel
Check-in to your Jerusalem Hostel - Hotel

After a busy day in Jerusalem head over to your Hostel – Hotel to check-in and rest before the start of the Tower of David Light Show

Festival of Lights TOD Night Show
Tower of David Light Show

The walls of the citadel serve as a backdrop for the night performances and present a celebration of sights and sounds.  Screened among the archeological remains in the Citadel courtyard and to the sounds of original music, the story of the city of Jerusalem – in the Night Spectacular, and the story of King David in the King David show, come to life with breathtaking giant images.

Israeli Breakfast
Breakfast at the Hostel

Enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast before checking out of the Jerusalem Hostel – Hotel.

Leave your luggage at the reception desk if needed for this touring day.

Jerusalem Old City - I love Jerusalem
Discover Jerusalem on own

Enjoy your Jerusalem Day in the NEW part of the city.

Israel Museum Jerusalem
Visit the Yad Vashem OR Israel Museum

Choose between the two museums to start your morning: 

Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Museum or the famous Israel Museum
Mahane Yehuda Jerusalem
Mahane Yehuda Market Food Tastings

Discover the market and fill up on delicious Israeli food and drink. To listen to the Audio Guide on your mobile phone remember to bring a set of headphones with you.  

Inside IsraelRail Train
Return train ticket to Tel-Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

Head back to Tel-Aviv or to the Ben Gurion Airport at the end of the day utilizing the return train ticket  

ADDITIONAL INFO

Departure Time
We suggest taking the 09:01 AM train arriving in Jerusalem Itzhak Navon train station at about 09:55 AM
Exit the train station and switch to the Jerusalem Light Rail, which runs every 6 minutes.
If you prefer you can also take an earlier train, starting from 08:01 AM. Trains leave the Hahagana train station every 30 minutes.

What to Bring
Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat to protect against the sun and drink plenty of water in the summer months.
When visiting holy sites you will be asked to cover your shoulders and knees.

Visiting the Temple Mount
There is a strict dress code on the Temple Mount; all visitors must either wear full-length pants or a skirt that covers the ankles and have sleeves up to the elbows. The following items are prohibited on the Temple Mount: Religious objects or political items of any kind, weapons, alcohol, iPads/tablets/eReaders, laptops, selfie-sticks, and tripods.

Cancellation Policy
Any cancellation prior to 48 hours of travel date will incur a fee of $10 USD for the refund procedure.
Upon notice 48 hours advance of departure – the trip is non-refundable!

Unfortunately, the guided tour inside the Old City is not wheelchair accessible.


Important Details about the Mahane Yehuda Card:


1. Operating hours: Sun-Thurs 09:00-18:00
2. The vendors on the card all have Jerusalem Rabbanut kosher certificates except for the Georgian Baked goods (Dairy kitchen with no Certificate) and Hummus tasting that has a private Hashgaha Certificate.
3. The tasting details and the locations of some of the shops are subject to change, according to the current situation at the market, and the daily inventory.
4. Some of the tastings may contain gluten, nuts, sesame, different spices, and other food products that should not be eaten by those who are allergic to these products. If you have a doubt that there is a certain food that you are allergic to in one of the tastings, we recommend that you do not purchase the ticket.
5. Please note: Each Shuk Bites ticket is to be used by one person only.
6. The Shuk Bites card is valid for a period of 6 months from the day of purchase.


TRAIN STATION SECURITY CHECKS

Entry to all train stations is subject to a personal baggage check.

Every station entrance is manned by security guards who operate by Israel Police guidelines and are committed to upholding your dignity and safety during the security check.

Please be aware that lines may develop at the security check stations during peak hours in the morning and afternoon/evening (6:00 am-9:00 am and 15:00-19:00), so you must arrive sometime before your train’s departure.

In cooperation with:
Israel Railways and SANDEMANs NEW Europe