Feel the spiritual glow radiate within the great stone walls
Visiting the Old City of Jerusalem is like travelling to a mystical, magical new world. Long considered one of the world’s holiest and most visited locations and home to structures and ruins significant to the three significant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a walk through its hallowed passages is an exciting and life-changing source of historic, cultural and spiritual uplift that one simply must not miss out on.
A spiritually enlightening environment
Join the masses of tourists who visit Jerusalem’s Old City on a daily basis and allow yourself to be transported back in time. Witness how Jews, Muslims, Christians and Armenians live and interact as you visit the many awe inspiring and spiritually uplifting local sites, tucked away in the Old City’s winding alleyways and camouflaged by the uniformity of the cool, Jerusalem stone. Walk down the Way of the Cross and visit the many ornate local churches, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, pay your respects at the Garden Tomb, whisper a prayer at the Western Wall (Kotel), take a tour of the underground Kotel Tunnels or step into the very-busy Arab marketplace. The structures are sensational, forming within you lasting connections to a bygone era.
A modern-day walk through ancient history
Enter the Old City through any of its large, magnificent gates and you will be instantly transported to an ancient era, complete with authentic smells and traditionally dressed locals. Here, narrow donkey carts, bicycles and specially-sized vehicles dominate the narrow streets and alleyways, giving off a rustic, old-world feel. Vibrant personalities, run the bustling local shops, stands and eateries, each hawking their wares with great energy.
While in the Old City, be sure to walk along the ancient stone walls, encountering breathtakingly beautiful and historically rich views of the surrounding sites, local attractions and enthralling everyday occurrences. Taking a walk along the Old City Walls or visiting the adjacent Tower of David Museum, where history comes alive through sound and light, will only magnify the sheer beauty and significance of the cobblestones you tread upon.
Sensational sites of Ancient Times
No other place offers as many attractions and emotionally inspiring sites in a single square kilometer. A tour of the Old City of Jerusalem is an opportunity to get lost among the magical walkways and connect with the city’s resplendent past, history, culture and spirituality.
The Western Wall
Thousands of years old, the Western Wall is the last remaining relic of the Second Jewish Temple and the most important Jewish prayer site in the world, where millions of visitors from around the world place notes with requests and prayers into its cracks.
Western Wall Tunnels
Located beneath the Western Wall, the tunnels provide a glimpse of the various periods in the history of Jerusalem and are as close as you'll probably get to travelling back in time.
City of David
Discover the story of Jerusalem during the reigns of Kings David, Solomon and Hezekiah in this captivating archeological site, where many treasures have been unearthed. A visit to the site will enable you to take a flashlight and wade through the flowing water of the Siloam Tunnel, which was carved during the reign of King Hezekiah.
The Old City Market
A must-see attraction made up of a series of alleyways, with numerous stalls offering a staggering variety of products of every imaginable kind. This lively bustling market (or shuk) is a perfect place to pick up a unique souvenir (haggling is a must) or try one of the many local delicacies.