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Jerusalem: The Center of the Universe - Walk the "Holy City" with GaryTheGuide provided by GaryTheGuide

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Jerusalem: The Center of the Universe - Walk the "Holy City" with GaryTheGuide

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This tour allows you to see Jerusalem from the perspective of multiple cultures and religions. We can traverse the city at your pace, seeing the sites that interest you most. I would be happy to personalize this tour for you based on your needs. The Old City of Jerusalem is filled with culture, sounds and tastes, people, and meaning. Wandering this city with an open mind can lead you to discover things you never knew, about the city and about yourself.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jaffa Gate
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Temple Mount
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Western Wall
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 4
    Mount Zion
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 5
    Zedekiah's Cave (Solomon's Quarries)
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    City of David National Park
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    Jaffa Gate
    Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem
    I will be waiting just outside Jaffa Gate.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Jaffa Gate, Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem
Duration
5–8 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guiding at all sites and along the paths of the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Food and shopping recommendations
  • Help in planning any other aspect of your stay in Israel
Exclusions
  • There are many restaurants and snacks along the way. I will be glad to help you find the best food that fits your needs. The cost is not included in the tour price.
  • Entry/Admission - Zedekiah's Cave (Solomon's Quarries)
  • Entry/Admission - City of David National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Holy sites require modest dress! You may dress comfortable while walking along the streets and markets. When entering the Holy sites, women must cover their legs down to their ankles, their arms past their elbows, and their front up to their neckline. Men must have their knees covered and wear a shirt with sleeves. (contact GaryTheGuide for details)
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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strangecranium wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York2 contributions
We booked Gary for a walking tour of the old city of Jerusalem. Gary spent the entire day with us showing us the sights and telling us about the history and religion of both Israel and Jerusalem. Gary was a wealth of information and his interest and excitement were infectious.
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JMDonthego36 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brookline, Massachusetts6 contributions2 helpful votes
We toured with Gary for two days in Jerusalem, and we had an amazing time! Gary is friendly, funny, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Israel which he presents in an interesting and accessible way. He tells great stories about each place we visited, which my
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Response from GaryTheGuideIsrael, Owner at Jerusalem: The Center of the Universe - Walk the "Holy City" with GaryTheGuide
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Thank you so much! I truly enjoyed the days I spent with you. Your kids are inspiring with what they both chose for their lives. I am very looking forward to touring with you all around Israel.
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kathy and mike wrote a review Dec 2019
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We just finished a full day tour of the Old City with Gary. His knowledge of several thousand years of history is encyclopedic and he thoroughly enjoys imparting it. He knows every nook and cranny of the Old City and stops frequently to tell an interesting historical tale at
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from GaryTheGuideIsrael, Owner at Jerusalem: The Center of the Universe - Walk the "Holy City" with GaryTheGuide
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Even rainy days in Jerusalem are special. Thanks so much for your kind words. It was a truly enjoyable day for me, too. I can't wait to see you all back in Israel again.
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Louis T wrote a review Nov 2019
Clinton, New Jersey3 contributions3 helpful votes
Gary was very thorough, he clearly loves his work and it pours out in the information he shares as part of his tours. If you are interested, ready to see many incredible places and take in plenty of interesting facts. Gary is a great tour guide for you.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Mit7 wrote a review Nov 2019
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Gary was AMAZING, one of the best guides I have ever had and I travel A LOT. He has a great personality, is very friendly, patient and flexible. His vast knowledge of the area’s history, religions and cultures, along with his un-biased point of view and his storytelling mastery
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from GaryTheGuideIsrael, Owner at Jerusalem: The Center of the Universe - Walk the "Holy City" with GaryTheGuide
Responded 24 Nov 2019
Thank you so much, Mitra. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you. I would love to show you around next time you come to Jerusalem.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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