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Our tours are custom designed to create a special day for you and your group in Jerusalem. Whether it's your first visit or you have been here many times, we guarantee you will understand Jerusalem more deeply and have an inspiring experience on our tours. As King David wrote,"Walk about Zion and go around her; Count her towers. Consider her ramparts; go through her palaces..." (Tehillim 48:13).

 

We offer: 

  • Special tours for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs or other special occasions.

  • Options of 2, 4, 6, and 8 hour tours in Jerusalem.

  • Tours throughout all areas of the Old City, the City of David, Modern Jerusalem. Tours of new excavations, behind-the-scenes information, and off-the-beaten path sites. 

  • Tours for all ages and backgrounds (including special tours for young children)

Tours offered below are general outlines. Each tour is custom designed for you. Any special needs, sensitivities, requests? Let us know so we can create just the right itinerary for you.

 

Western Wall Tunnel Entrance

2 Hour Tour

Jerusalem is such a fascinating city that visitors of all ages agree that two hours is definitely not enough! However, we do offer this shorter tour for a glimpse of the Old City on the day you arrive to Israel, special evening Chanukah Lights tours, or a private tour of the Western Wall Tunnels - perfect for a bar mitzvah day.

790 NIS* (approx. $240 USD)

City of David

4 Hour Tour

A 4 hour tour is just perfect to focus on a few places in Jerusalem and get the most out of them. A 4 hour tour gives you a lot of content, and still allows plenty of down time to enjoy the restaurants, markets and atmosphere of Jerusalem.

Popular sites include: The City of David (ages 5 and up) with its ancient water system for those who like adventure, a private tour of the Western Wall Tunnels, the rebuilt Hurva Synagogue, the Temple Institute, Herodian Quarter 2,000 year old Jewish homes, highlights of the 4 Quarters, Ramparts (ages 9 and up) or the Western Wall Plaza. 4 hours is also wonderful for a special bat mitzvah tour. A 4 hour tour begins in the Old City at the first site, and includes a 15 minute snack break and other breaks as needed by the group.

990 NIS* (approx. $300 USD)

Golden Menorah

6 Hour Tour

Most people, particularly if it's the first time in Jerusalem, find that one or two 6 hour tours is the best way to maximize touring time without it being "too much" walking and learning for one day. In a 6 hour tour, it's possible to meet at Jaffa Gate or other location you prefer near the Old City, and/or to see more of the sites. A 6 hour tour includes a short lunch break and other breaks as needed by the group.

Most guides consider a 6 hour tour to be the same price as a full day tour, because it essentially fills the day. I am happy to offer this option because most people find 6 hours to be just the perfect length of time for a Jerusalem walking tour.

1330 NIS* (approx. $390 USD)

Modern Jerusalem

8 Hour Tour

An 8 hour tour is great for anyone with only one day to tour in Jerusalem, for adults with a lot of energy for walking and learning about Jerusalem, or for those who would like to combine sites in the Old City with places in Modern Jerusalem. I do not recommend an 8 hour walking tour of the Old City for families with children or teens. A popular itinerary includes the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Mahane Yehuda Market for lunch, and sites in the Old City. An 8 hour tour includes a short lunch break and two 10 minute breaks or as needed by the group. In general, an 8 hour walking tour of Jerusalem is too much walking and learning for most families with children or teens.

1540 NIS* (approx. $450 USD)

Every tour day, you'll want to be ready to go with the following:

comfortable walking shoes with good treads, a backpack, water, snacks just-in-case, sunhat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Tissues and hand sanitizer can always be useful for under-stocked bathrooms. There's so much to learn in Israel! Some like to carry a journal or notepad. You'll want to make sure your phone is fully charged to take pictures of all the amazing sites. An extra battery pack to charge devices can help ensure you won't miss out on any moments you would like to capture. If you will be visiting holy sites, you will want modest clothes that cover shoulders and knees or a scarf put on over whatever you are wearing.

 

*Fees for tours booked as of March 12, 2022. Guiding fees do not include entrance fees, transportation or meals, if any. All fees are detailed in advance. There is an additional fee for groups larger than 10 adults or more than one family 150 shekels per additional family with children under age 12 per tour or for groups over 10 adults. There's an additional fee of 150 shekels per tour during high season (such as  holiday weeks and summer). Guiding fees are quoted in shekels (NIS) and can be paid in cash or by credit card. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to hold the date. If you prefer to pay in USD cash, I will let you know the exact rate at the time of the tour and there is a 3 percent additional fee for paying in non-Israeli currency. Please see our FAQ page for all terms and conditions. Tours include games, prizes and surprises for kids of all ages. Guiding fees include a 15 minute phone consultation, developing a customized itinerary and making any necessary reservations for the tour day, as well as guiding the tour.