Yuval De-Joannes
Tour Guide (Cicerone), 
deyuval@gmail.com, +972-509-152-210

Walking Tours of Jerusalem

The tours suggested here are 2-10 hours, and do not include transportation.

The Old city tour
Meeting point: Jaffa Gate (tour starts between 8:00 and 14:00)
The tour ends at: Jaffa Gate, no later than 18:00.

This is a short tour of the Old City (2-5 Hours), for those of you who don't have much time in hand, or would like to have a relaxed tour and not walk too much.

We will start the day at Jaffa Gate, and walk through the Christian Quarter to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – The most important church in the world' through some of the Stations of the Cross, we'll go down to the Muslim Quarter. We'll head over to the "Wailing Wall" – "the Kotel" and come back to Jaffa Gate, through the Jewish and the Armenian Quarter passing by the restored Cardo (Ancient Street from the 6th Century) and the restored Hurva Synagoge,
If time permits, on the way to Jaffa Gate, we'll exit the old city to visit Mount Zion and explore its Holy sites - the Room of the Last Supper, David's Tomb and the Dormition Abbey.

   


 

In the Footsteps of Jesus
Meeting point: 8:00 at the observation point on Mount of Olives, near the "Seven Arches Hotel".
The tour ends at: Jaffa Gate, no later than 18:00.

We'll start the day on Mount of Olives with a panoramic view of the old city and an introduction to the amazing history of Jerusalem making it a holy city for all three monotheistic religions.
We'll walk down towards the Kidron Valley, visiting Dominus Flevit – Where Jesus predicted the destruction of Jerusalem, and continue to the Church of All Nations, known also as the Church of the Agony, or the Church of Gethsemane – where Judah Iscariot betrayed Jesus. There you'll be able to see the some of the most ancient olive trees in Israel.
Then, Passing the Church of Mary's Tomb and Gethsemane Grotto, we'll walk across the Kidron Valley, and enter the Old city, through Lions Gate. We'll visit the birthplace of Mary in a church named after her mother - Saint Anne's Church, and the Bethesda pools –where Jesus made a man walk again after 38 years…
We'll walk along the Stations of the Cross, all the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – The most important church in the world.
Before entering you'll have a chance to try some of the local cuisine - like Humus, Tabule, Baba Ganush, Falafel or Shawarma, or else, one of the finest restaurants of Jerusalem (It's up to you), you'll also have some free time to browse the Bazaars of the old city, if you wish.
If time permits, we can walk over to Mount Zion and visit its Holy sites - the Room of the Last Supper, David's Tomb and the Dormition Abbey. We can also visit the church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu - where Jesus was imprisoned.

 


The Underground City
Meeting point: 8:00, Outside Dung Gate.
The tour ends at: Jaffa Gate, no later than 18:00.

This fascinating tour, includes a fair bit of walking, please be prepared accordingly. Please make sure you have:Sandals for walking in the water if you wish, short pants for walking in water, flashlight (can be bought locally), modest dressing for the old city, comfortable walking shoes. Entrance fees and lunch not included.
To follow through the Itinerary, an early start is necessary!

We'll start the day exploring the City of David – the real old city, where it all began. We'll see what's believed to be David's Palace, see the Siloam Pool and walk through underground tunnels - Hezekiah's Tunnel and another tunnel that will take all the way to Davidson Center, by the Wailing wall.
We'll visit the Davidson Center, see Robinson's Arch, and the debris that was left in place since Vespasian and Titus have destroyed Jerusalem.
We'll walk on the exact same staircase that was used by so many pilgrims to the Temple some 2,000 years ago.
Leaving the Davidson Center, we'll head to the "Kotel" – the "Wailing wall" (prepare a note to put in the wall, if you want your wishes to be considered by God).
From the Wailing Wall, we'll enter the underground tunnel – the "Kotel Tunnel" along the western retaining wall of the Temple, see the Herodian Street and get a better understanding of the construction of the temple by King Herod, and the development of the Temple Mount since that time. You'll even see the foundations of the Antonia Fort (where Jesus was tried by Pontius Pilate).
Exiting the Tunnel we'll see the birthplace of Mary in a church named after her mother Anne- Saint Anne's Church, and the Bethesda pools –where Jesus made a man walk again after 38 years…
We'll Walk along the Stations of the Cross, all the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – The most important church in the world.
Before entering you'll have a chance to try some of the local cuisine - like Humus, Tabule, Baba Ganush, Falafel or Shawarma, or else, one of the finest restaurants of Jerusalem (It's up to you), you'll also have some free time to browse the Bazaars of the old city, if you wish.
If you’re not too tired yet, and time permits, we can walk over to Mount Zion and visit its Holy sites - the Room of the Last Supper, David's Tomb and the Dormition Abbey.


All tours can be modified, according to your fields of interest, your walking ability, and the time you wish to spend in each site.

 


 
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