Tours in Jerusalem

There is nowhere on earth quite like Jerusalem – the heart of the Holy Land that is sacred to three religions. Filled with unique landmarks, historic monuments, and religious significance, taking tours in Jerusalem is on most people’s bucket lists, and it’s easy to see why.

If you are visiting Israel, Jerusalem should definitely be one of the top destinations on your itinerary! As you wander the cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways, you will see for yourself why this ancient city is significant to so many. No matter where you look, there is something different and exciting to discover. 

Main Sights in Jerusalem

The Western Wall

Also known as the Wailing Wall or Kotel, this is a place of prayer for Jews around the world and is the last remnant of their temple. Many have the custom of bringing notes to God and placing them between the ancient stones of the Wall. 

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City, this is the most sacred site in the world for millions of Christians. Known as the site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus, every corner of this special place is worth exploring. 

Mount of Olives 

One of the most breathtaking locations in Israel, the views from this location allow you to take in the breadth of the Old City and beyond. The area features the Church of the Holy Ascension, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of Mary Magdalene. 

City of David

The ancient history of this site is enough reason to visit on its own, but the biggest draw to this location is the tunnel water system. We recommend you take clothing that can get wet, as the water is thigh-deep! There is also a dry route if you prefer. 

Yad Vashem

With exhibits, monuments, sculptures, and memorial sites dedicated to remembrance, Yad Vashem explores the history of the Holocaust thematically and chronologically. Israel’s major Holocaust museum is deeply moving and a must-see in Jerusalem. 

Our Guided Tour Options 

Attractions such as the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the City of David are just the beginning of what there is to do. Add the bustling markets and enticing foods to the mix, and you won’t know where to look first! With limited time and so much to see, how do you prioritize what matters most to you? 

It can be challenging to get to all the must-see sights when you’re a new visitor. Organized tours in Jerusalem help you explore the city the way you want to while gaining a deep understanding of what you are seeing. Explore a combination of the sights you want to see without worrying that you are missing out. You are guaranteed to cover all the highlights. 

We offer wonderful options for guided Israel tours, some of our Jerusalem options are our 3-day Jerusalem tour: either classical Jerusalem or Christian Jerusalem. If you only have a day to explore the city, our popular Jerusalem Old City Tour, Jerusalem and City of David Tour, or Jerusalem Old and New will give you an unforgettable time. And those are just a few of the many tours in Jerusalem that we provide! Don’t forget we also offer private tours in Israel, meaning you can explore this beautiful country at your own pace, and enjoy the freedom and convenience of having your own private tour guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

One of the most visited places in Jerusalem is the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall or Kotel. This is the center of the Old City of Jerusalem and a must-see.

Here at Egged Tours, we provide a large selection of half-day, single day and multiple-day guided tours in Jerusalem. Other destinations include the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Masada tours, Galilee, and the Golan Heights. If you prefer to combine several destinations, we also offer Israel tour packages for your convenience.

April and May are the best months to visit Jerusalem. Spring is the ideal season for tours in Jerusalem because the weather is pleasant and fewer tourists come to visit. October through November are also mild months when crowds are thin. However, we recommend you check your calendar to make sure your visit does not coincide with major Jewish holidays. You don’t want to come all this way only to find that the site you most wanted to see is closed!

Yes! The Dead Sea is just an hour’s drive from Jerusalem, making these two locations the perfect combination for a day-trip. Our Jerusalem and Dead Sea tour highlights two of the world’s most breathtaking places with a qualified and licensed tour guide, all on the same day.

The best day trips from Jerusalem you can do are to Bethlehem or the Dead Sea: 
Bethlehem is a popular destination only 45 minutes from Jerusalem and gives you the opportunity to tour the holiest sites in one day. 
The Dead Sea, a UNESCO-listed wonder, is only an hour away from Jerusalem and is a unique natural phenomenon you won’t want to miss.

Although you could stay forever in Jerusalem without seeing it all, 3 days should be enough to see most of the main sites. And you will always have the chance to see much more the next time you visit!

Guided tours in Jerusalem enhance your trip in so many ways:

  1. They know a lot: Tour guides in Israel are required to have a license from the Ministry of Tourism and must renew it every two years. This means that you are sure to learn from a tour guide who is informed and knowledgeable. There are countless details and historical facts you will miss without the experience of a tour.


  2. They take care of all the planning: Tour guides plan all the logistics and details of a trip you might not have even thought about. They take care of all the hassle, from checking operating hours and booking tickets to handling any problems that might arise.


  3. They know the best routes: There is a lot to see and only so much time. Tour guides will plan the trip in the way that makes the most logical sense. Instead of taking circular routes to see all the sites you want to see (and then being disappointed when you miss something), tour guides make sure you see all the places that matter most to you.