Jerusalem Old City Private Guided Tour

from Tel Aviv

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private Guided Walking Tour of Jerusalem Old City
  • Reach all four quarters of the Old City – Armenian, Jewish, Christian & Muslim
  • “Make a wish” at the Western Wall (Kotel)
  • Follow the stations of the Cross – the Via Dolorosa on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Visit Mt. Zion, the Room of the Last Supper and King David’s Tomb
  • Complete your day with some local sweets in the Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market

DESCRIPTION

Begin your day at the Hahagana train station in Tel Aviv and receive your travel itinerary packet from our IsraelRail representative. Ride along Highway 1 speeding past the morning traffic arriving in Jerusalem in just 34 minutes at the Itzhak Navon Station. After a short ride on the local Light Rail, you will be steps away from the famous Jerusalem Old City walls.

The Jerusalem Old City Private Guided Tour is a 5-hour in-depth dive into Jerusalem’s vast history. Explore and discover the highlights of the Old City. From stuffing a wish or prayer into the Western Wall to walking the stations of the cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem is endless and vibrant in culture. Visit Mount Zion, the Room of the Last Supper as well as King David’s Tomb. Reaching all four quarters of the Old City, meander through the alleyways and have a bite to eat in the Arab shuk that spans across the Muslim and Christian quarters. This tour can be tailor-made to your specific interests and can go beyond the highlights mentioned, giving you a full and well-rounded experience.

After touring and learning the history of Jerusalem, head to the famous Mahane Yehuda Market to smell and taste some local sweets. From here your say goodbye or Shalom in Hebrew to your guide and continue independently.

What’s included

train

Train

Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv – Jerusalem
Valid until the last train of the booked day

Guide

Guided Private Tour

A 5-hour tour in the Old City of Jerusalem
with your private tour guide

local-transportation

Local transportation

The IsraelRail Rav Kav Card is valid for local buses, trains and the Light Rail in Jerusalem

Mahane Yehuda Market

Taste three local sweets in the famous Jerusalem Market and listen to the audio guide

Travel Itinerary Packet

Itinerary and map of Jerusalem

8-10 hours
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Availability

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The train back to Tel Aviv runs every half hour between Sunday and Thursday.
The last trains are at 21:00 and 21:30. No trains are available on Friday, Shabbat, and holidays evenings.

Tip

Use the train’s WIFI to download the audio guide to the Mahane Yehuda market by scanning the QR code on the Market Tastings Card.

Meeting Point

Take the train from the Hahagana train station and meet your guide outside of the Jerusalem Itshak Navon Station.

Dropoff Point

Your guide will bring you to the Mahane Yehuda Market by Light Rail and after a short introduction to the market, you will be able to explore and taste on your own.

Itinerary

Tel Aviv Train Station
Start at the Tel-Aviv Hahagana Train Station

Meet a local representative of IsraelRail and collect your travel itinerary packet which includes your itinerary, the IsraelRail card and a map

Itzhak Navon Station Jerusalem
Arrive at Itzhak Navon Jerusalem Station

Arrive at the Jerusalem Itzhak Navon station after a short 34 minute ride. Exit the station and take the Light Rail towards Heil Ha’avir station

Light Rail - City Hall
Get off at City Hall Station (5th stop)

Exit at the City Hall station and walk along the Old City walls for – 450m (5 min walk), to Jaffa Gate

Private Tour Guide
Private Walking Tour of Jerusalem Old City

Walk to the Jaffa Gate with your guide and begin touring the Old City. 

Shuk Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market
Mahane Yehuda Market Tasting

Your guide will bring you to the Mahane Yehuda Market and tell a bit about the history. Then you will be on your own to try the local sweets using the tasting card. Please bring headphones to listen to the audio guide from your mobile phone.

Tel Aviv Allenby
Heading back to Tel Aviv

The last train leaves from Jerusalem Itzhak Navon Station at 21:30. We recommend leaving arriving 20 minutes early, not to miss the last train!

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.

Visiting the Holy Sites
The dress code when visiting the holy sites in Jerusalem is full-length pants or a skirt that covers the ankles and sleeves covering your shoulders. 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!


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 in accordance with 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 (6:00am-9:00am and 15:00-19:00), so it is important that you arrive sometime prior to your train’s departure.

LOCKERS IN NAVON TRAIN STATION

Heading to Jerusalem for the day before your flight from Ben Gurion International Airport? Take the train from Tel Aviv and leave your luggage in the lockers at the Itzhak Navon station in Jerusalem.

In cooperation with:
Israel Railways