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Jerusalem City of Myth provided by Alex Stein Israeli Tour Guide

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Overview
Our tour of the Old City takes in all four quarters and key sites including the Western Wall, the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Jaffa Gate. Throughout, our focus will be on understanding why this small area of land on the edge of the desert has been so fiercely claimed by Jews, Christians and Muslims, and why today it is so fiercely contested by Israelis and Palestinians. What can we see today that might help us explain how it came to be this way? Why are its holy sites so important? How did its four quarters come into being and how do its different groups interact? And what is its relationship with the new city which surrounds it? Along the way we'll take the time to experience the immense beauty of the Old City and its buildings, viewpoints, coffee-houses, and hummus joints.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jaffa Gate
    Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem
    We will meet on the plaza outside the Jaffa Gate.
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  • 1
    Temple Mount
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    City of David National Park
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    Western Wall
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Muslim Quarter
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 5
    The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
    Stop: 50 minutes
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  • 6
    Coptic Church of St. Helen
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 8
    Jewish Quarter
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 9
    Mount Zion
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 10
    Jaffa Gate
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Jaffa Gate
    Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem
    We will meet on the plaza outside the Jaffa Gate.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Jaffa Gate, Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Coffee, tea, or freshly squeezed juice.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Coptic Church of St. Helen
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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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Susan F wrote a review Mar 2020
Milford, Ohio22 contributions6 helpful votes
Alex is your guy to experience and begin to understand the complex history/culture and politics of The Old City of Jerusalem and Israel as a whole. His depth and breadth of knowledge is amazing yet presented in a very relevant and understandable way. He is well versed in all
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Rob wrote a review Jan 2020
West Sussex, United Kingdom1 contribution
Alex led a group of us around the Old City of Jerusalem on a chilly Sunday morning in January 2020. The weather didn't matter. Alex warmly welcomed us outside the Jaffa Gate and had us in good spirits throughout with his engaging manner, clear voice and ready wit. He's a
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Date of experience: January 2020
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coolmuel wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom22 contributions12 helpful votes
Alex has a clear passion for the history, people and culture of Israel and this shows in his highly energetic and engaging guided tours. We did a morning tour of the Old City, taking in not only the well-known landmarks but also many others with interesting histories that we
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Date of experience: January 2020
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John H wrote a review Dec 2019
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Alex is a very good guide. He quickly worked out what we wanted and then over the next 6 or 7 hours gave us a wonderful introduction to this extraordinary city. With a deep knowledge of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, he was able to put the history in the context of art,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Pam G wrote a review Nov 2019
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I had an amazing two days with Alex. We walked for miles all over the old city and new city of Jerusalem, tasted it’s food, learned history and culture. Alex is a skilled guide.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Fantastic communicator and very informative - Jan 2020
My wife, our son and I did a family tour of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with Alex. This was our first trip to Israel and
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Jerusalem Nov, 2019
What a great experience for myself and my Son. We greatly enjoyed Alex and his knowledge of Jerusalem. I have a mu
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5 amazing days with Alex
Spent 5 days with Alex touring around Israel. Alex was exceptionally knowledgeable, offering great historical, geog
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Day tour of the old city in Jerusalem
Alex is a very family friendly tour guide. He is great with all ages. He really knows his historical facts and ha
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First Class Tour Guide
Alex is a knowledgable, enthusiastic and imaginative tour guide. He read the nature of our family and tailored our
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND GUIDE, GREAT PERSON.
Can’t have asked for any more from our few days with Alesx (sic) in Israel. Experiencing Jerusalem, Masada and the
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I highly recommend Alex!!!
Alex guided our family of four for a week from Tel Aviv to the Golan to the Negev with many stops in between. From
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Alex Stein Exceeded Our High Expectations As Our Spectacular Private Guide For Our Young Teen Granddaughter’s Gift Trip
Alex Stein Exceeded Our High Expectations As Our Spectacular Private Guide For Our Young Teen Granddaughter’s Gift
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Tailored tour of Israel
For our first trip to Israel, the four of us - two mid-60s couples - chose Alex Stein on the basis of several recom
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Tour of the City of David with Alex Stein
I have always been cautious of tour guides until Alex took my wife and I for a tour of the Old City of David in Jer
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Unique in his use of original source material
When we initially reached out to Alex from the U.S., based on a recommendation from an associate, Alex arranged to
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An excellent addition to your Israel plans
Alex is an excellent guide. He is quite knowledgeable on religion, history and also the socio-political issues of I
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Alex Stein was my Tour Guide
Alex Stein was my tour guide in Israel. It was my first time to the Promised Land. He accompanied us everywhere a
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Israel Tour - Go with Alex!
Israel was amazing, and so was our guide Alex! He is passionate, unbelievably knowledgeable, energetic, and funny.
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Fantastic trip
I brought a group of US Tour Directors to visit in Israel and Alex was our Israeli National Guide. I couldn’t have
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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