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Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amud), considered the largest and most beautiful entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City, has served in this capacity since Agrippa ruled during the first century BCE. As it stands today, the gate dates back to 1537. Crusaders referred to it as St. Stephen’s Gate, as it’s located not far from the site of Saint Stephen’s martyrdom, and some Israelis call it Shechem Gate.

Flanked by two towers, the gate serves as the main access point to the Old City from East Jerusalem, and once inside, visitors find themselves amid an authentic market in the Muslim Quarter where locals shop for clothing, crafts, spices, baked goods and other food items.

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Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv, Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall, and the Dead Sea

Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv, Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall, and the Dead Sea

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Explore Israel’s stunning landscape and rich heritage on a private, full-day tour from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Take in views of the ancient settlement from the Mount of Olives then enter Jerusalem’s Old City walls; slip a folded prayer into the Western Wall, walk Byzantine streets and visit the city’s Christian, Armenian, Muslim and Jewish quarters. Navigate the rugged Judean Desert to the salt-encrusted shores of the Dead Sea, take a bath in mineral-rich mud then float on top of the world’s deepest hypersaline lake. 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$399.50
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Jerusalem Private Guide Half Day Tour

Jerusalem Private Guide Half Day Tour

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Explore Jerusalem with a private guide on a 4-hour walking tour and experience the city’s most compelling sights. Choose your personal highlights and work with a guide to create the perfect route through the Old City’s narrow lanes and diverse neighborhoods, or step outside the ancient walls into the New City’s bustling streets. Take a stroll through Jerusalem’s café culture and climb the Temple Mount; absorbed the hushed atmosphere in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and chink a note into the pale face of the Western Wall.
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  • 4 hours
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$384.62
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Private Day Tour of Jerusalem

Private Day Tour of Jerusalem

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Visit the holy sites of Jerusalem’s three great religions on a full-day tour with a private guide. Take in atmospheric neighborhoods in each of the city’s four historic quarters, and browse vibrant displays and local markets. Join crowds of worshipers at the foot of the Western Wall, see the golden Dome of the Rock atop the Temple Mount, and trace Jesus’ footsteps to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Get insider tips on how to explore the city like a local, and enjoy the personal experience of a private tour.
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  • 6 hours
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$487.18
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Israel Cultural Gems - Jerusalem Private Day Trip

Lonely Planet Experiences: Israel Cultural Gems - Jerusalem Private Day Trip

Travel into the beating heart of Jerusalem by train and tram, and take in the sights of the locals while the world rushes by. Step off the tram into the bustling market of Mahane-Yehuda and get a feel for the local life with all the stalls that surround you.Make your way through the narrow passageways that lead you to Nachlaot, a neighborhood with a vast history, and find yourself at Jaffa Gate. Satisfy your hunger at a restaurant of your choice. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the place where Jesus has been crucified, buried, and resurrected. Head towards Damascus Gate, which has several names depending on the language that’s being spoken. Every Lonely Planet Experience also comes with six months' free access to Lonely Planet's Guides app, which includes over 8,000 destination guides, and unbeatable discounts in the Lonely Planet store. *Please note that while your transport fee is included, lunch costs are not covered.
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  • 8 hours
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$201.70
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RUN JLM running tour

RUN JLM running tour

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Our activity is unique for a few reasons, firstly we fuse a tour and a run.. So if your in town for business and have no time to tour and you need a run... walla! Secondly all our guides have 2 certifications: guiding and running. So you will be running with very interesting people ! Now that is special. Lastly running in Jerusalem is just something you must try out.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$80.00
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Private Guide: 2-Day Walking Tour of Old City and New City Jerusalem

Private Guide: 2-Day Walking Tour of Old City and New City Jerusalem

Experience Jerusalem’s ancient streets and historic sights on a 2-day, guided walking tour that takes in the best of the Old and New City. Navigate the narrow lanes of the Old City’s four quarters, traditionally home to Muslims, Armenians, Christians and Jews; climb the Temple Mount to stand beside the Western Wall, and step beneath the soaring dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Take time to discover the city on your own then rejoin the group to explore the diverse communities that lie outside the Old City walls.
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  • 2 days
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$974.36
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Jerusalem from One End to the Other- By Rail

Jerusalem from One End to the Other- By Rail

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The Jerusalem light rail spans the city, connecting history, conflict, people and differing narratives. It is a wonderful way to learn about the many facets of this city. We begin on Mount Herzl, the fist stop. We will visit the national cemetery and gain an understanding of the history of Israel. We continue on the light rail, pointing out the sites on the way, exiting at the the colorful Machane Yehuda market which we will tour and sample the street food. We continue on the rail, stopping at the center of town, Jaffa Street and King George Avenue, to get a sense of this historical and bustling area. We continue to the Damascus Gate Station, to visit both a Jewish Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood and the neighboring hub of the Arab section of the city at the Damascus Gate and Salah a Din Street. Here we will get a deep sense of the complexities of this multicultural city. We continue to the Arab and Jewish northern neighborhoods, asking the question: What unites us? What divides us?
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  • 8 hours
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$600.00
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Should I book Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amud) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amud) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amud) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amud) costs USD 80.00. Guided Damascus Gate (Bab al-Amud) tours start around USD 80.00 per person.
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