Jerusalem Old City Highlights of the Ancient Walled City

Duration: 2h and 30min
Guru: David
Quality Verified Registered on September 07, 2022

Very passionate about showing guests around Jerusalem, a city rich with culture, heritage, faith and conflict. I am fascinated with the history of the region, with its many cultures and religions, and feel pillaged to meet guests from all over the world. I love exchanging knowledge and experiences with my guests while walking and visiting the sites of the beautiful holy city. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the tour and Jerusalem.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Meet outside of Jaffa Gate. Learn about the iconic walls of the Old City and the Tower of David. Who built these monumental structures and in what era?

When did the walled city become known as the Old City? When did they start building outside of the walls?

Walk through three of the four quarters, the Christian Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Jewish Quarter. Get a feel for the unique atmosphere and culter of the different neighborhoods within the walls.

Walk through the colorful markets and see some of the key sites, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.

How does Herod the Great fit in to this story.

What is the Temple Mount sifting project? Can we take part?

Have you heard of the Jerusalem Fever that has magnetized peoples from many nations throughout the ages to come to this city and express their religious devotion.

From Biblical times the city has been overrun. conquered, destroyed and rebuilt again and again.

King David,  Sennachrib, Greeks, Yehuda haMacabee, Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Crusaders, Saladin, Ottomans, British, Jordan and Israel.

Who built what, when and why? 

For thousands of years, Jerusalem has been a city of interest for people from around the world. Jews, Christians, and Muslims pilgrimage to the city's many holy places to pray and people from all backgrounds come to learn the history of this beautiful city.

In this tour, we will get a glimpse of the four Quarters, Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian.

We will see some of the holy places of each of the religions including:

  • The Temple Mount
  • The Western Wall
  • The Chruch of the Holy Sepulchre

We will also walk through the the narrow maze-like streets of the open market Bazaar and see highlights of the Old City.
And much more.

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  • Meeting point:
    Tzahal Square, Jerusalem
    Tzahal Square, Jerusalem
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    Meeting at the I❤️JLM sign at Tzahal square. I will be carrying a Yellow umbrella.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Maya 17 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
David is very nice and knowledgable person. I did 2 tours with him and it was great. He answered all my questions and gave me a lot of insights about the Israeli culture.
Steven 27 Mar 2023
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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Superb. Highly recommended tour by David. I loved every minute of it
Julie 21 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
The tour with David was a great experience and I learned a lot. He took us to a lot of cool places and overall tailored the route to take into account his audience. A very enjoyable experience, David was a really nice guide.
Julia 11 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Super friendly and professional guide! Respected very well the heterogenity of the group and made it interesting for everybody. Super interesting insights but also framed as just one perspective on the story of Jerusalem. Perfect for a first glimpse into the old city!
Anna 10 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
This tour was a very good introduction to the main sites and history of the old city. David is very approachable and friendly, and obviously loves to share his extensive knowledge of Jerusalem. I highly recommend his tour !
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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