Excursions in Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Price, mini group by car

Excursion to Jerusalem, Holy City, Mecca for Christians, Jews and Muslims around the world, can be made from Tel Aviv. This is usually a day excursion. The city, which occupies the area just 0.9 square meters. KM, old Jerusalem (Rushalimum) for the first time mentioned in the Egyptian spells of hostile cities in the XIX-XVIII centuries. BC.

Before the conquest of his Israelis, the city was called Shale (in Hebrew denotes "single, solid"). Under this name, the city is mentioned in the Book of Genesis and in Psalms. A trip to Jerusalem, an introduction to its shrines, for some people becomes the main event in life, turning the worldview.

Recreation Features

A trip to Israel will allow combining the beach, a serene rest on the Red and Mediterranean seas with the ability to touch the greatest shrines of three religions, to go through the stones where the Savior's foot went down.

Weather when you'd better visit

Excursion to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv is organized in high season: in the fall, from September to the end of November, or in the spring, from the beginning of March to mid-May. In the summer, in Israel is so hot that even a beach holiday becomes not joy. If Hamsin is flown (hot wind from the desert), it becomes completely unbearable. Excursions can only postpone very healthy and strong people.

In winter, the air temperature in the central and northern regions of Israel, in particular, in Jerusalem, an average of +10 degrees. Often it rains, blowing wind blowing, freezing.

The velvet season comes in Israel in Israel. There is no longer exhausting heat, and rains have not yet begun. But it is best to go to Israel in early spring. Excursions to Jerusalem at a time when the Gethsemane and Bahai gardens are in bloom, the khamsin from the Nabeli desert do not burn, will allow you to see and remember everything to the smallest detail.

Population

The Israelites are an amazing, incomprehensible people, industrious, persistent and patient.

Distinctive qualities are:

  • perseverance bordering on impudence. They are very stubborn in achieving their goal;
  • responsiveness and indifference. If a person on the street becomes ill, a crowd immediately gathers around, there will immediately be a doctor or someone who wants to take him to the doctor. Heavy bags will help to convey, a passing car will stop if the driver sees a lone pedestrian voting;
  • loudness, violent gestures are characteristic of Israelis of Arab origin. Europeans and their descendants are more restrained in expressing their feelings;
  • goodwill, openness to communication. There is no snobbery and servility in them. They feel equal, regardless of status and level of wealth. On the street, strangers address each other as old acquaintances.

Crime

The level of corruption in the country is traditionally low. According to this indicator, as of January 2019, Israel is on the 34th line in the list of 180 countries. Giving a bribe is subject to harsh criminal penalties.

Street crime is very low. The Israelis are extremely responsible and scrupulous about security issues. Any shopping center, store, restaurant is required to have a security officer on staff - a security guard. Each incoming person passes a metal detector, in addition, he is obliged to present luggage and personal belongings for inspection.

In Israel, it is forbidden to photograph airports, railway stations, seaports, military and strategic facilities. On Saturday, you can not use video cameras, cameras, according to the rules of Judaism. Do not leave things unattended even for a short time. Things left unattended are regarded as a threat of a terrorist attack, as explosives may be planted there.

The police may detain any person who appears suspicious, including a tourist, for identity checks and search of personal belongings. Verification can take from several minutes to several hours. The tourist should be aware that a detention lasting more than 20 minutes is already considered an arrest.

The tourist has the right to subsequently apply to the court with a claim for the recovery of moral damages from the police. The basis for the claim will be the act of detention, with an explanation of the reasons for such, which the policeman is obliged to provide.

Rules to ensure the safety of tourists:

  • leave money and valuables only in the safe;
  • do not keep money and documents in outer pockets;
  • carefully check the change in the markets;
  • do not leave things unattended on the beach;
  • do not wander alone through deserted streets, especially in dangerous Arab neighborhoods;
  • do not accept free gifts and offerings from strangers;
  • to refuse the intrusive services of strangers offering to take a tour of the city for a small fee. As a result, there is a risk of paying several times more.

Gambling is prohibited in Israel. Entrepreneurial Israelis set up a casino on pleasure boats that leave for the night in neutral waters. Since 2010, it has been illegal in Israel to drink alcohol in public places. The ban on the sale of alcohol is valid from 23.00 to 6.00.

Currency

In Israel, the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) is in circulation. Banknotes are issued in denominations of 20, 50, 100 and 200 shekels.

Shekel exchange rate against world currencies:

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It is better to take American dollars with you on a trip, they are most likely to be taken for exchange. You can exchange currency at any bank, exchange office, at the airport. Almost everywhere, Visa, American Express, Master Card are accepted for payment. In the market you have to pay in cash.

Meals

Israel has a very peculiar cuisine, the principle of kosher food is applied here. Of the 613 commandments of the Torah, about 50 are devoted to nutrition. The laws of kashrut prescribe when and what to eat, what products can be combined. Thus, the attitude to food among the Jews is truly sacred. Kosher food does not depend on the usefulness of the products. And the product will not become kosher if it is “consecrated”.

Only the desire of the Almighty, expressed through the laws of kashrut, establishes the list of permitted products and the method of their preparation. In particular, meat and dairy products cannot be consumed together. Therefore, in Israel they will not serve meat borscht with sour cream. Pork, seafood are prohibited (Jews believe that everything that does not have scales and fins is not kosher).

Israeli delicacies worth trying:

  • lamb shawarma;
  • shakshuka (scrambled eggs with tomatoes);
  • falafel (deep-fried bean balls);
  • hummus mashed chickpeas with tahini (sesame paste);
  • knafe (baklava from Kadaif vermicelli with goat cheese);
  • krembo (sponge biscuits with whipped egg whites).

Top 10 best excursions

Excursion to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv is available for a small group (up to 16 people), medium (up to 50 people) and large (from 50 people) pers.).

A small group has a number of advantages:

  • a small group is more mobile, you can do more in the allotted time;
  • the tour takes place on one bus, without transfers from mini-vans at collection points;
  • less time is spent on the road, picking up tourists from hotels, you can get enough sleep, even have time to have breakfast;
  • you can hear the guide better, there is an opportunity to ask him about something in more detail;
  • At the request of tourists, stops are made at souvenir shops and cafes.

Israel2Go has been operating in the tourism market since 1995. A team of experienced, creative and enthusiastic professionals develops the most interesting tours in Israel. The tour program is developed taking into account the interests, age, physical capabilities and preferences of the participants. There are Russian speaking guides.

Travel agency contact details:

  • address : Allenby St 19, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • contact phone : +972-50-4600472
  • Skype (name): Israel2go

Excursions organized by Israel2Go travel agency.

Evening Jerusalem walking tour

Every day, except Friday and Saturday from 19.00 to 22.00, a walk along the ancient streets of New Jerusalem is organized. The tour starts from the Jaffa (Hebron) gate. From them there is access to the lively Mamilla shopping street, where there are many shops, cafes and sculptures by famous Israeli masters.

Then the path passes through the first quarters of New Jerusalem:

  • Mishkenot Shaananim (The Abode of the Serene). Today venerable painters, musicians, lawyers, doctors live here;
  • Nahalat Shiva embankment, along which there are many restaurants, cafes, pubs.

The journey continues with a walk along the pedestrian, very cozy, Ben-Yehuda Street (Midrekhov Street), which is called the local Arbat here. The "Father of Modern Hebrew", after whom the street is named, revived ancient Hebrew as the main spoken language of the Israelis. The route leads to the preserved from the XIX century. Chevalier Moshe Montefiore Mill.

The last points of the trip are iconic buildings from the time of Mandatory Palestine:

  • the complex of the Union of Young Christians on Melech Street David ;
  • King David International Hotel, very expensive, VIP stays here.

At the end of the tour, you can admire the unforgettable sight of Jerusalem at night. The cost of the tour is 70 USD (4457.6 rubles) per adult.

New Jerusalem and the flavors of the Eastern Market

4-hour walking tour, daily except Saturday. Pick-up point and start of the tour from the City Hall building: City Hall tram stop, next to the Coffix cafe, at ul. Yaffo, d.17.

Walking route in Jerusalem:

  • the longest Jaffa street in the city (part of the ancient pilgrimage trail from Joppa (now Jaffa) to Yerushalayim). Today it is the longest street in Jerusalem.
  • Russian Compound (Trinity Cathedral, Representative Office of the Russian Orthodox Church, Elizabethan and Sergius inns). Once the Jerusalem Russian Compound belonged to Russia. N. S. Khrushchev gave it to Israel, for which he received an established supply of high-quality textiles and citrus fruits.
  • Jerusalem Arbat, as Ben-Yehuda is called here.
  • Jewish Quarter (Harat al-Yahud): Street of the Prophets, where religious and secular life of the city are fancifully mixed, Ethiopia Street.
  • world-famous Shuk mahane yehuda, where you can breathe in the aromas and admire the magnificence of a real oriental bazaar. There are many small shops, expensive boutiques, pharmacies, souvenir stalls. In inexpensive market cafes (gourmet) you can have a good bite to eat.

The whole excursion is accompanied by a fascinating story of the guide about the formation of Orthodoxy, about the life and prophecies of the wise, righteous King Solomon. The Ethiopian legend of the famous, mysterious Queen of Sheba, whose name is not even mentioned in the Bible, is fascinating. The price of the tour is 70 USD (4457.6 rubles).

Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Touching the origins

Excursion to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv by a small group to relic sites associated with the name of the Savior, held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This one-day excursion is perhaps the most impressive.

Route followed by tourists:

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  • Bethlehem. Visit to the Church of the Nativity, erected over the cave where the immaculate Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus. The Temple complex also includes the miraculous icon of God Metari "Bethlehem" (Smiling Mother of God), the cave of St. Jerome of Stridon.

    Excursion to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv allows you to visit the historical place - Bethlehem.

  • The Church of the Ascension (IMVOMON) of Christ at the top of the Eleon (oilseed) mountain.
  • Church of Franciscans Dominus Fleuts (tear of the Lord), where Christ the prophetically mourned the tragic and great future of Jerusalem;
  • Church Pater Noster (translated as "Father our") at that place, where Jesus said the prayer "Our Father" and punished the apostles to remember her as the main Christian chanting.
  • Gefsemic Garden - small, area of ​​47 x 50 m, oil-made garden at the oil (Eleon) mountain. Here is the tomb of the Most Holy Mother of God.
  • Ancient Jerusalem : In the Christian quarter, excursions will be held along the cross path (the path of grief), where Jesus fell under the severity of the cross 14 times. Inside the temple of the Holy Sepulcher marked places where the last 5 stops were made;
  • Jewish Quarter. Passion on Cardo Street (ancient, little changed from those times when the Jew was the Roman province) to the Wall Wall. In the cracks and creams between the stones, pilgrims leave notes with a prayer to the Savior;
  • Muslim Quarter. Panoramic tract of the temple mountain, where the main attractions are the El Masjid Mosques of El Aksa and the dome over the rock (it is believed that under the dome lies the stone of the universe).

Excursion to a visit to the Arab market ends. Here, tourists are given 1-1.5 hours. Free time so that they can wander in the market, make purchases. The cost of the tour is 95 USD (6048.65 rubles) for an adult.

Jerusalem Underground

Regular, one-day, unusual excursion, in places of archaeological excavations, will be particularly interesting to lovers of ancient artifacts.

Each Tuesday is offered a route:

  • Archaeological ensemble "Davidson Center", part of which are the ruins of the second temple in the southern slope of the Temple Mountain. View the movie "Pilgrims in the Temple".
  • Ancient Jerusalem (David's city) is the ancient district of the period of Jeiewsseev, the capital of the Israeli kingdom.
  • Pass over dry tunnels, providing water supply ancient Jerusalem.
  • Siliam Fike from the source of Ozekia. In the Gospel of John, he is told, as a blind, having been abluted in it on the advice of Jesus, immediately hesitated.
  • Crying wall (ha-boiler Ha-Maararavi) in ancient Jerusalem, age more than 2 thousand years, where pilgrims from around the world are striving to leave a note.
  • Panorama of the Kidron (Josaphat) valley, where the Last Judgment will be performed, to the sound of the archangel's trumpet. On the slopes of the valley there are centuries-old burial places of Jews, Christians and Muslims, layered on top of each other.

The cost of the tour is 70 USD (4456.90 rubles). The route belongs to the category of medium severity. Be sure to bring water, comfortable shoes, a hat / scarf from the sun.

Excursion “Jerusalem - the city of 3 religions

A one-day tour is held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Itinerary.

Christian Quarter (Harat al-Nasara):

  • view of the panorama of Jerusalem, from one of the observation decks of the Temple Mount;
  • Path of Sorrow (of the Cross, Tragic), the 5 most recent of the 14 "stations", those places where Jesus fell exhausted, crushed by the weight of the Cross;
  • the sacred Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the cornerstone sanctuary of Christianity.

Jewish Quarter (Harova HaYehudi):

  • the depository of the Ark of the Covenant - Mount Zion. There he was placed by King David, according to the Old Testament. David is called the prophet of three religions: Jewish, Islamic and Christian. On the mountain you can visit the Upper Room, where the famous Last Supper took place. On the first floor of the same house is the sarcophagus of King David;
  • Jewish synagogue Hurva, several times destroyed and rebuilt;
  • Wailing Wall - here you can leave a note with your prayers to the Savior.

Muslim Quarter (Harat al-Muslimin):

  • mesmerizing perspective Temple Mount;
  • the third shrine of Islam, simultaneously accommodating up to 5 thousand people - the Al-Aqsa Mosque;
  • the vault of the Ark of the Covenant - the Dome over the Rock (Masjid Kubbat as-Sahra).

The tour ends at the entrance to the Arab market. Tourists are given 1 hour of free time to wander around the market, make memorable purchases. The ticket price is 60 USD (3820.20 rubles) for an adult excursionist.

Christian Jerusalem

On Tuesdays and Saturdays there is a one-day tour "Jerusalem Christian". It begins with an overview of the magnificent panorama of the city.

Then the route passes through the most iconic places of Christian Jerusalem, keeping the memory of the earthly life and death of the Savior:

  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Church of the Resurrection), erected on the site where the Son of God was buried and resurrected on the third day. The tomb is located in Kuvuklia, where tourists are usually not allowed access.
  • Calvary - the greatest shrine of Christianity, which keeps the terrible memory of the crucifixion of Jesus. From the central entrance to the chief of the Mernel of the Lord, 28 steps lead up, to Calvary. Looking for a hand in a niche inside a silver rim under the altar of the Orthodox avenue, it can be touched upon the place where the crucifixion cross (the life-giving tree).
  • The tragic path (the crusst way of grief), passed the Messiah along the way from the Roman Pretorium to Calvary. The procession stopped 14 times, the forces left the Son of God, he fell under the severity of the cross. The last 5 stations are inside the Sunday Temple.
  • Oilseed (Eleonskaya) Mountain, on the western slope of which is the Gefsema Garden. It was in this garden, according to the new covenant, Jesus prayed that night when he was devoted to Juda.
  • Assumption Temple.
  • Church of the Passions of the Lord (Basilica of the Agony of the Lord). At this place Jesus prayed the father to carry the bowl of suffering by him.
  • The sadly famous hill, where the Last Supper was held. On Thursday, on the eve of the Great Easter, Jesus gathered his disciples at the evening and predicted the betrayal of one of them and his death.
  • Crying wall (Western wall), miraculously preserved from the destroyed first and second Jewish temples. Millions of pilgrims are rushing to this wall every year to pray and leave a note with intimate requests and prayers to the Almighty.

The cost of the excursion is 60 USD (3820.20 rubles).

Jerusalem's Old Town - Weaving Times and Religions

Excursion to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv Day is carried out on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Perhaps the most saturated in the number of covered historical periods and sign religious shrines.

Excursion program:

  • Oilseed mountain, the resurrection of Christ occurred here. Overview of the city panorama.
  • Marie-Magdalinsky Russian Women's Monastery.
  • Eleon Ascension Monastery (Russian, Female).
  • Monastery "Pater Noster" carmelite missionaries. At this place, Jesus was taught by his students and followers of the Prayer "Our Father".
  • Gethsemane Garden, where you can knelt before the sarcophagus of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Kedron (Iosafatova) Valley, where a terrible court will be neglected.
  • Christian Quarter in Old Jerusalem (Overview).
  • The Cross Way (Via Doloros) with the 5th stops in those places where the Son of God fell on the execution of the Cross, carrying him to the place of terrible execution.
  • Temple of the Resurrection (anointing stone, Golgotha, cracked column, witness to the reality of the descent of the Holy Fire).
  • Senacle (Zion's room), where the last, sad meal (Last Supper) of the God-man with his 12 disciples took place.
  • A small Armenian quarter, usually closed to tourists.
  • The Jewish Quarter (overview), a walk along the colorful Cardo Street, the main street of the city, preserved from the time of the Roman occupation.
  • The Wailing Wall, a place where all tourists and pilgrims without exception rush to leave a written appeal to the Almighty with the most secret request.
  • Muslim quarter (bypassing the Temple Mount, visiting the Arab market).
  • Church of the Franciscan Mendicant Order Dominus Flevit (Lamentations of the Lord) on the very spot where the Son of God yearned for the tragic fate awaiting Jerusalem.

The cost of the tour is 95 USD (6048.65 rubles) per person.

Excursion “Jerusalem by tram”

The author's tour of Jerusalem by tram is conducted by the guide Julia Khovich. Acquaintance with New Jerusalem along the route of the Jerusalem tram - the symbol of the New City, is very unusual.

The tram line, with a total length of 13.8 km, makes 23 stops. The trip is especially interesting because it introduces you to dozens of interesting places that are usually not listed in guidebooks. The journey starts from the central bus station.

Stops along the route:

  • Mahane Yehuda Market is the largest and most crowded market in Israel. It sells the famous local burekas, rare varieties of cheese, organic tahina.
  • Jaffa Street, one of the main streets of New Jerusalem, is the longest. Once upon a time, thousands of pilgrims drove up and approached Jerusalem along this street.
  • Russian Compound, founded in 1860 by decree of Emperor Alexander 2, to receive Russian Orthodox pilgrims. This is the oldest district of the New City.
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Jerusalem - French presence in Jerusalem. It was founded by the monks of the Assumptionist Order at the end of the 19th century to receive French pilgrims.
  • The New Gate that was broken through the wall of the Old City in 1889, opposite the Cathedral of Our Lady of Jerusalem. Nearby is a reminder of the era of the Crusades - the dilapidated tower of Tancred.
  • Shechem (Damascus) gate leads to the Muslim quarter. This is the most beautiful gate in the Old City.
  • Cave of Hezekiah, with which the legend about the famous mines of King Solomon is connected. The area of ​​the huge cave, which is also called Masonic, is about 9 thousand m2.

The cost of the tour is 80 USD (5093.6 rubles). You can contact Julia Khovich through the Israel2Go tour desk.

A Night Trip That Changed History

The Temple Mount Signature Walking Tour runs on Sundays and Wednesdays. The duration of the tour is 3 hours. The minimum number in a group is 2 people. The holiest place for every Muslim, the Temple Mount, is strongly associated by Muslims with the night pilgrimage of the Prophet Muhammad (Mohammed) to Jerusalem from Holy Mecca.

In Arabic, the Temple Mount is called Al Haram a Sharif (Noble Sanctuary). It is also believed that Solomon's Palace stood here. Today, the mountain is the subject of the most severe theological disputes; interest in it attracts pilgrims, followers of Islam and Christianity, like a magnet. Inside the shrines on the mountain, the entrance is not allowed, you can only look outside.

The main shrines on the mountain:

  • Far Mosque (Al-Aqsa Mosque, El -Masjid el-Aqsa), the third of the most important shrines of Muslims;
  • Ark of the Covenant vault - Dome over rock.

Gold and lead Domes dominate all the buildings and historical complexes on the mountain. The ruins of buildings from the eras of the Umayyads, Fatimids, Abbasids, crusaders, Mamluks, Ayyubids have been preserved here. Burials of the great leaders of the Arab world of the XX century. are also on this mountain.

The 3-hour guided tour will provide an opportunity to take a closer look at the great past and the fragile present of the Sanctuary. It is very interesting to trace the historical era in which Jerusalem became the holy city of Islam. After going around the mountain, along the perimeter, tired tourists can enjoy aromatic Arabic coffee in a cozy cafe in the Mamluk market. Here they trade mainly in cotton.

The tour is designed and conducted by Ruslan Levin, a guide-explorer of Jerusalem. Ruslan specializes in Arabic history of Jerusalem. Meeting point and start of the tour at the police checkpoint for tourists (before reaching the Wailing Wall, from the Old City, from the side of the Garbage Gate). The cost of the tour is 80 USD (5093.6 rubles).

Tour “Two Seas and Jerusalem”

It is easy to combine an excursion to Jerusalem with a beach holiday by going from Tel Aviv on a special 8-day excursion tour 8_46_DSENET.

Travel schedule by day, meals included:

  • arrival in Tel Aviv. Check in hotel;
  • A visit to the clinic, if necessary, a consultation is proposed (free);
  • free leisure, rest according to preferences;
  • Transfer through the arid, lifeless desert of Arava (Wadi El Arab) in Eilat. Night at the hotel Eilat;
  • Panoramic tour of the city, Voyage in Peter (Jordan);
  • Moving to Jerusalem, visiting the most significant places of the sacred city;
  • Return to Tel Aviv;
  • departure.

The procedure and rules for conducting excursions:

  • The collection of people on excursions is made from Tel Aviv hotels, Jerusalem, Netanya. Perhaps you have to expect a transfer of 20-25 minutes;
  • Children's age should be specified. Applications for excursions for children under 5 years are not accepted;
  • A ticket for a child up to 12 years old with a 10% discount;
  • Be sure to have comfortable shoes, a headdress and clothing that protects from solar burns, drinking water;
  • to have a copy of the passport and an individual insurance policy;
  • The tour operator is not responsible for the safety of valuable things and documents;
  • Entrance to women in holy places and on the territory of religious quarters is permitted with a head-covered, closed shoulders and knees;
  • The entrance to Kuvuklia is likely to be closed;
  • Places on the bus in the ticket are not specified;
  • Nutrition \ Drinks for excursions are not included;
  • Payment of the transfer from the hotel to the place of payment for payment is not included;
  • With the failure of \ delay on a tour of the money paid for it, money is not returned;
  • If less than 2 days is refused, only 50% of the cost of the ticket is returned;
  • If less than a day, money for a ticket is not returned.

Excursion to Jerusalem in the most significant places of biblical Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, which has more than 3000 years, introduces the main events in the history of the development of Christianity, Judaism, Islam.

These events determined the vector of human, interethnic and interfaith relations for the millennium ahead. Those incomprehensible it seems that the state of Israel is completely young, he is a little more than 70 years old.

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