1What makes Jerusalem the spiritual center of the world for Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike? Join an expert guide on this four-hour walking tour to understand Jerusalem’s 5000-year-old past and visit the sites caught in the story that has included centuries of peace and worship, as well as controversy, bloodshed and war.
Whereas other city tours and the SANDEMANs NEW Jerusalem FREE Tour discuss the Temple Mount from afar, on this tour you’ll be taken through security to this holiest of sites. We hear of the beginnings of Israel, the site where Abraham binds his son and where King Solomon’s famous first temple was raised. See the golden Dome of the Rock shrine, marking the site where the prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven, and enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where, for over 1500 years, a church has stood on the rocky hill of Calvary – the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial.
This tour experience is not political. It is appreciated that you leave your prejudices behind as you explore the amazing history of the Holy City and its earthly sights, which have inspired three of the most widely-practised religions in the world today.
1. The Temple Mount is closed to visitors on Friday and Saturday. The area may also be closed during the week due to security reasons or public holidays.
2. There is a strict dress code on the Temple Mount; all visitors must either wear full length pants or a skirt that covers the ankles and have sleeves up to the elbows.
3. 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.
*Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
Take advantage of our group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more!
- Jaffa Gate
This 4-hour* walking tour covers all the main sites and stories, including:
- Inside The Church of the Holy Sepulchre!
- Hill of Golgotha
- Grave of Adam
- Discovery of the True Cross
- The hidden sections of the Western (Wailing) Wall
- Follow the stations of the Cross - the Via Dolorosa
- Explore the Temple Mount
- Dome of the Rock
- Al-Aqsa Mosque
- Mount Zion
- The Room of the Last Supper
- The Tomb of King David
...and much more!