Free tour

The Birth of a Nation: Mount Herzl and the Story of Israel

Duration: 2h and 15min
Guru: Gil
Registered on August 04, 2023

Hi! I'm Gil, a 33-year-old high school history teacher. I have lived in Jerusalem for the past 5 years. With a degree in Jewish history from Bar Ilan University, I've developed a deep appreciation for the history of Israel and Jerusalem. Over time, I've led tours for families, friends, soldiers, and students, and I'm now excited to share my insights with you.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Do you want to discover the story of Israel in a unique and fascinating way?
Hi, my name is Gil, I live in Jerusalem and I want to invite you to join me on this walking tour of Mount Herzl, the site of Israel’s national cemetery, and many other important monuments that tell the story of Israel.

Mount Herzl is named after Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism, whose tomb lies at the top of the hill. He was a visionary leader who dreamed of a Jewish homeland in the land of Israel. On this tour, we will follow in his footsteps and those of other prominent figures and stories that shaped the history and identity of Israel.

We will visit the graves of prime ministers, presidents, Zionist leaders, and heroes, and hear their stories and contributions to the nation. We will also learn about the different wars that Israel has gone through and the sacrifices and achievements of the soldiers, who fought for the independence and security of the Jewish state. 

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience that will enrich your knowledge about Israel's history, don’t miss this opportunity. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Q5CJ+XPV Jerusalem, Israel
    Q5CJ+XPV Jerusalem, Israel
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    I'll be waiting at the entrance of Mount Herzl, directly across the street from the Mount Herzl light rail station. Keep an eye out for a tall guy wearing sunglasses and holding papers in his hand

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    Outside visit
    Mount Herzl

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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Dan Kejsefman 05 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Super insightful and fun, Gil made our trip so much better
Nathan 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
This tour is excellent! Excellent content and unique place to visit. Meet those who imagined, fought, and led the country of modern Israel. One of the best cemeteries of this kind i have visited in the world. Also, it is easy to get to this tour at the end of the tram line.
Marco 11 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Thanks a lot for Gil to open a new perspective to walking tour in Jerusalem. His approach fixed the puzzle missed by other tours, that focused on the events before modern Zionism appeared. Gil’s professional knowledge and deep emotional connection to the sites we visited added to the value of this tour, which saw the value of the Israeli state, as well as how it was designed, modified and self-reflective from the late 19th century til present day. Gil’s tour definitely have much more potential in the future, one thing that might let his tour be able to catch more attention from walkers, is to summarise the quotes and biblical prophecies, to avoid audiences from losing attention span. Great work and hope Gil can keep educate more people through the tour!
Christian 10 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Gil knows the place very well and linked many stories of individuals to show the history of the creation if Israel. Fun approach, entertaining and extremely nice interaction with us. Keep up the good work.
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.