Jerusalem Travel Guide

Jerusalem, situated west of the Dead Sea, has been a destination of pilgrimage for Jews, Christians and Muslims since the Biblical times. Its Old City has important religious sites around the Temple Mount, including the Wester Wall (sacred Jewish site), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (sacred Christian site of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus' burial), and the Dome of the Rock (7th century Islamic shrine with a famed gold dome).

The walled Old City of Jerusalem is accessed by Jaffa Gate and Damascus Gate, nearby Tower of David, or Citadel. It's home to hundreds of holy sites including the Via Dolorosa, believed to be the path that Jesus walked carrying His cross. The Old City has narrow alleys and jumbled Arab Bazaars, sidewalk cafes and street carts selling traditional foods. Modern Jerusalem has the exhibiting archaeological finds and Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book, the Israel Museum; the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem; and the L.A. Mayer Memorial Museum of Islamic Art.

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Popular tours

  • Jerusalem Tour Package

    Jerusalem Day Tour

    1 Day│Touring day in Jerusalem; Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, King David's Tomb, Old City Jerusalem, Jewish Quarter, Cardo, Western Wall, Kotel, Christian Quarter, Via Dolorosa, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Yad Vashem or Mount Hertzel and Knesset on Saturdays.

  • Christian Holy Land Tour Package Including Jerusalem to Israel

    Footsteps of Christ Tour

    10 Days│Including 3 nights in Jerusalem; Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane, Western Wall, Western Wall Tunnels, Temple Mount, St. Anne Church, Pool of Bethesda, Stations of the Cross, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Flagellation, Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross, Mount zion, Upper room, Kind David Tomb, Jewish Quarter, Ein Karem, Church of the Visitation, and the Garden Tomb.

  • Israel Tour Package with Jerusalem

    General Israel Tour

    11 Days│ Including 5 nights in Jerusalem; Mount Zion, Tomb of King David, Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Temple Mount, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Mount Scopus, Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, Rache's Tomb, Hadassah Medican Center, Ein Karem, Chagall stained glass windows, Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Shrine of the Book, Knesset, Menorah, Givat Ram and Campus Hebrew University.

  • Holy Land tour to Egypt, Jordan, Israel Including Jerusalem

    Where it all Began Tour

    15 Days │Incuding 3 nights in Jerusalem; Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane, Western Wall, Western Wall Tunnels, Temple Mount, St. Anne Church, Pool of Bethesda, Stations of the Cross, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Flagellation, Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross, Mount zion, Upper room, Kind David Tomb, Jewish Quarter, Ein Karem, Church of the Visitation, and the Garden Tomb.

When to tour

Peak seasons include the hot, dry summer from Jun-Sep and main holidays such as Passover (Apr, dates vary) and the Jewish Holidays Days (Sep/Oct, dates vary). Events include the Israel Festival of performing arts (May/Jun), the open-air Wine Festival (Aug) and the Sacred Music Festival (Aug–Sep, dates vary), which includes an all-night concert in the Citadel. The Old City is illuminated May–Jun (dates vary).

Travelers from North America typically stay up to a week.


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Articles

No tour to the holy land is complete with out visiting Jerusalem, the city chosen by God, the Golden city of Jerusalem. Experience the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Walk along the ...
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, also known as the Church of the Resurrection to Eastern Orthodox Christians, is a Basilica in the Old City of Jerusalem that is the holiest Christian site in the worl...
Mount of OlivesThe Mount of Olives is a sacred place for Jews and Christians mentioned in the Holy Scriptures, first as King David’s escape route during the rebellion of his son Absalom (2 Sam 15:24-3...
Gethsemane is the name of the garden, as written in the New Testament, where Jesus prayed last before His arrest (Mark 14:32-42) From the Scriptures we read; Then Jesus went with his disciples to a pl...