The ancient city of Jerusalem is the holiest city in the world, and Jerusalem tours have been popular with pilgrims for thousands of years. Jerusalem is still of great spiritual significance to millions of religious followers today, including Christian, Jewish and Muslim visitors who still flock here to experience the many Jerusalem tours of the city.
Religious Jerusalem tours will take in the Via Dolorosa – the ‘Way of Sorrows’, as well as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The Mount of Olives is a Christian site which is popular with visitors, as well as Mary’s Tomb in the Kidron Valley below the mount. The Dome of the Rock and the Alaqsa mosque, built over a thousand years ago, receive many Muslim visitors and are sure to feature on Jerusalem tours, and the Western Wall -also known as the ‘wailing wall’ – is of great significance to Jewish people and sure to be part of their Jerusalem tour.
As well as a plethora of holy places to take in during Jerusalem tours there are many interesting tourist attractions. Jerusalem market invites visitors to sample the sounds, colors and flavors of an authentic vibrant market place - a true cultural experience and highly recommended inclusion on all Jerusalem tours. Here guests can find souvenirs, wool carpets, and glassware to take home. Some Jerusalem tours take visitors on a night-time walk along the promenade situated at the top of the Old City Walls – in order to take in the unforgettable sight of Old and New City lights below sparkling in the dark.
Jerusalem tours to keep the children amused include a trip to the Time Elevator – an interactive, 3D attraction telling the story of Jerusalem. The Biblical Zoo (Ein Ya’el) invites children to take part in biblical arts and crafts workshops and the Bloomfield Science Museum offers young and old alike the opportunity to interact with exhibits in a fun learning environment.
With so many different types of Jerusalem tours to choose from it can be difficult to find the right one. Jerusalem tours can be done from a double decker bus or on foot - there are many guided walking tours run by the department of tourism, as well as the many Jerusalem tours run by accredited bodies which run daily throughout the year – whatever the weather. Alternatively you could decide to take an audio Jerusalem tour - just choose an online Jerusalem tour to download onto your MP3 player and head off.
Many of the luxury hotels in Jerusalem offer concierge services to help guests choose Jerusalem tours. However - guests staying at the luxury Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem have the advantage of being assigned a ‘personal host’ – and it is certain that, with their in depth local knowledge, you will be able to come up with the perfect Jerusalem tour for your particular sightseeing needs.