Jerusalem has some sights that are very much its own and some experiences that take a little more effort to discover. Culture Trip’s curated list of the city’s best tours and experiences take you to the very heart of Jerusalem.
With such a diverse culture at the centre of the city, Jerusalem has a number of unique things to do that you can’t find anywhere else. Foodies can taste some of the finest dishes in the world, while art lovers can dive head first into the vibrant culture of the city. Here’s our pick of the best experiences to try in Jerusalem.
*The tour is subject to a minimum of participants to take place. If tour is cancelled because the minimum of participants is not met, we will contact you. Through the writing on the wall we will feel Israel today through the tensions between secular Jews and ultra-Orthodox Jews, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the complex Christian-Muslim relationships and so on. We will see Jerusalem behind the scenes, young and kicking. This is a rare opportunity to join an artistic adventure of another kind.
See Old Jerusalem’s holiest sites through Jewish, Christian and Muslim eyes on this revealing four-hour walking tour. Accompanied by an impartial guide, walk up to the Temple Mount to see its Islamic shrines and learn about its significance to Muslims and Jews. Then, check out landmarks revered in both Judaism and Christianity. See the Western Wall and King David’s Tomb, and visit the Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Hall of the Last Supper, as your guide recounts the potent religious beliefs that swirl around each of them.
Experience the full religious force of Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives on this enlightening three-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the hallowed sites of this legendary mountain ridge east of Old Jerusalem, and uncover the religious beliefs, stories and events that give it such spiritual importance to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. Admire the spectacular views of the old city from the slopes; visit the atmospheric Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations; take in the ancient Jewish cemetery; and discover other treasures and noteworthy sites along the way.
Make your own healthy, tasty hummus in this fun cooking class! Join a relaxed evening with friends and other travellers, and immerse into the delicious local cuisine.
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