Discover the religious legacy of one of the world's oldest cities, and learn what makes it the spiritual centre of the world for Christians, Muslims and Jews on this guided walking tour of the Holy City of Jerusalem.
Holy City of Jerusalem Walking Tour
Start your walking tour of Jerusalem's sacred sites from the meeting point next to Jaffa Gate. From here, you'll make your way over to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. As you explore the church, your expert guide will remind you of the Bible passages that name this site as the exact place where Jesus was resurrected after his crucifixion.
According to scripture, Jesus was made to carry his own cross towards Golgotha, the place of his execution. You'll follow the route he took, known as the Via Dolorosa, or Way of Grief, as your guide reveals the significance of each of the different Stations of the Cross.
After getting to know these sites of great importance to Christianity, you'll head over to one of the main Jewish symbols of Jerusalem: the Western Wall. This small segment of ancient wall is the only remains of the Holy Temple that was destroyed by the Romans. Learn all about the history of this sacred site, said to be the place of birth of Adam, the father of all humans according to the Abrahamic religions.
Only a few steps away from the Wall, you'll visit a monument of huge significance to the Islamic faith: the Qubbat al-Sakhrah or Dome of the Rock Mosque. According to belief, this holy shrine was built on the exact site where Mohammed ascended to heaven.
Admire the stunning colours and elaborate tilework of the mosque's mosaics, before finishing your tour returning to the original meeting point in the Old City of Jerusalem.
- This is a 4-hour long walking tour, therefore we recommend wearing comfortable shoes that are appropriate for walking.
- There is a strict dress code at holy sites: all visitors, men and women, must wear clothing that covers the shoulders, elbows, knees and ankles at all times.
- Inside sacred spaces along the tour, it is forbidden to take photos with tablets, tripods and selfie sticks.
- The Temple Mount, the location of the Dome of the Rock Mosque, is closed to visitors during Ramadan (23 April to 23 May 2020), and on Fridays and Saturdays. It may also be closed during the week for security reasons or public holidays. On these days, your tour will visit alternative sacred sites including Mount Zion, King David's Tomb and The Room of the Last Supper.
|Adults||Students with valid student card||Children under 13 years old|
Students with valid student cardUS$ 37.40
Children under 13 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Jerusalem history.
Entry to monuments visited on the tour.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Jerusalem local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).