Hot Spot - Temple Mount: Where Religion, History and Geopolitics Overlap

Duration: 1h 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

The Temple Mount - Haram a Sharif, Holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians. International Flashpoint. 
The most contested piece of real-estate
in Jerusalem and maybe in the world.

* Please make sure to contact the guide directly to confirm and get precise coordinates for the meeting place and time *

Limited hours to non-Muslim visitors via designated entrance only. * Please see bottom of this description for important details on rules for non Muslim visitors. 

Holy to Jews as the site of the First and Second Jewish Temples
Holy to Islam in connection to the Night Journey of Muhamad as described in the Koran.

See artifacts from the ancient history dating back to King Herod and before and see the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock earliest Islamic shrines dating back to the 7th century in the early Islamic period.   

Important details on rules for non Muslim visitors to.
Religious items and books of other faiths are not allowed through the security check leading to the Temple Mount. If you are carrying this type of item in your bags you might be turned away at the security gate. 

Many Rabbis rule that it is forbidden to enter the Temple Mount because of the holiness of the site. Those who do ascend first prepare themselves by immerging in ritual bath and do not wear leather shoes. Jewish visitors should look into this and make their own decision pre arrival. 

Please send a direct message to the guide of this tour to let me know if you are an observant Jew and plan to come on this tour as I can plan the path appropriately.

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  • Meeting point:
    Tif'eret Israel St 16, Jerusalem
    Tif'eret Israel St 16, Jerusalem
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    The meeting place will be near the Golden Menorah in the Jewish Quarter square https://maps.app.goo.gl/BXPfPomYnYS3AZHd6

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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Martino 22 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Speaks very well...easygoing
ehren 02 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Great tour, lots of pertinent info and excellent English! Todah.
Lin W 02 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
This tour was quite different to our expectations. 1h into the tour, we had not moved 50m within the starting point. The guide held us in the same area, standing in just 3 spots in 1h (nowhere near Temple Mount) and gave us bits of information about Jerusalem during various periods eg independence, and not particularly related to the Temple Mount. He made us watch a video about the capture of Jerusalem by Jordan which took 15mins. He then made us watch another video, at which point we left to go to the western wall and then Temple Mount ourselves. We later saw the group, stationary on the bridge to the Temple Mount, listening to another (perhaps long) explanation about some photos on the bridge. This might be the right tour for those among us who enjoy seminars and general Israel-related information, but if you’re looking for an active, varied “walking” tour specifically about the Temple Mount then you might be disappointed, like we were.
Benedict 01 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Schöne Informative Tour rund um das Thema Tempelberg. Hat Spaß gemacht!
Cameron 27 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Jan 2023
We decided to join David's tour at the last minute and we were so glad we did. David is an extremely pleasant guy, with a warm and welcoming personality. We learnt so much whilst with him and would definitely recommend him. Our time with him flew by which is clearly a sign that we had discovered a 5* star guide. Thank you David!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 11 people.
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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