Free tour

Jerusalem from Old to New - a hidden corner of the city

Duration: 2h
Guru: Daniella
Quality Verified Registered on November 16, 2022

Hi! My name is Daniella, and I would love to show you around Jerusalem! I grew up in the US, but moved to Israel 6 years ago and became a licensed tour guide. I have travelled all over the world, many times solo, so I know what kinds of experiences other travelers are looking for. I love to show people the incredible history of Jerusalem, while also combining modern culture and society into my tours. I have both a BA and an MA in Middle East History and Politics, and I have a background in informal education as well. I became a tour guide so that I could combine my passions for travel, education, and Israel all in one, and I would love to share that with all of you!

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Tour description

Are you looking to discover more of Jerusalem than the Old City? Interested in learning about how the Old City turned into modern day Jerusalem? On this tour, we will see a lesser known corner of Jerusalem, and we will learn about the transition from Old Jerusalem to New Jerusalem, see one of the most important archaeological sites in the country (that most people don't even know exists!), and hear about the 19 years that Jerusalem was divided between 1948 and 1967.

We will see the following places:

Mt. Zion: the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb
Walk through the Mt. Zion tunnel used during the War of Independence in 1948.
The old Jerusalem Cable Car
A beautiful view of the valley with the Old City walls on one side, and New Jerusalem on the other.
the Ketef Hinnom archaeological site
Mishkenot Sha'ananim - the first neighborhood outside the city walls
The picturesque alleyways of Yemin Moshe
Yemin Moshe windmill

The tour will end on David Remez street, in walking distance of the center of town, and easy access public transportation.

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    I will be outside Zion Gate with a purple Osprey backpack!

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).

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Sue Rosenfield 14 Dec 2022

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
Daniella is a wealth of information and presented a unique itinerary, especially for those who have visited many of the traditional sites of the Old City. She wove the history of Old City Jerusalem with the development of “new” Jerusalem, with the focus on the Mt Zion corner of the city. The geopolitical intersection of the Mt Zion area at the time of the War of Independence was woven into the narrative. Danellia ended with an important archeological site, an ancient burial cave with its important find. She wove ancient Jerusalem into modern times. Excellent tour for those who have visited Jerusalem many times as well as first time tourists.
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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.
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