Planning your visit to Jerusalem?
Looking for tours to help you find your way around and see the top city attractions?
Following are the recommended travel tours available in Jerusalem, Israel.
City bus tour
There are many ways to see Jerusalem, a good way to get to know the city is with the city tour bus – line 99 – which travels through Jerusalem’s top attractions. With a special ticket you can get on and off at 29 stations. While on the bus, audio guide is provided in 8 languages using headsets (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic).
Ticket types and prices
Panoramic tour: a single journey (can’t get on/off). 60 NIS.
Day excursion: can get on/off within the time limits of 12/24/48 hours. 80/100/130 NIS.
*20% discount for children ages 2-12.
Sunday-Thursday: Departures from the central bus station at 9AM, 11AM, 1:30PM and 3:45PM
Fridays and Jewish holiday eves: 9AM, 11AM, 1:30PM
Saturdays and Jewish holidays: the city tour bus service is not operating.
Don’t miss out the discount coupons handed out at the city tour bus to the following places:
Time Elevator (15% off)
Bible Lands Museum (20%)
City of David (15%)
Tower of David (5 NIS off)
The Museum for Islamic Art (20%)
Menachem Begin Museum (20%)
Jerusalem city tour bus stops
Central Bus station ; Makhane Yehuda market ; Davidka square
Moria Classic Jerusalem Hotel ; Grand Court Hotel ; Ammunition Hill (Giv’at HaTachmoshet)
Regency Hotel ; Haddassa Medical Center ; Mount Scopus
Augusta Victoria hospital ; Lions Gate ; City of David
Dung Gate ; Mount Tsiyon ; Jaffa Gate
Safra square ; Museum of the Underground Prisoners ; King David (Eldan)
Ha-Khan Theatre ; Haas promenade ; Malkha Mall
Biblical Zoo ; Herzel Museum ; Yad VaShem (Holocaust museum)
Giv´at Ram University ; The Sciene Museum ; The Israel Museum
Bible Lands Museum ; The Knesset (The Israeli parliament) ; The Supreme Court
Additional info: website
Guided tours of Safra Square
Guided tours of the City Hall compound and the miniature Jerusalem city model.
Duration: 75 minutes
Languages: Hebrew, English
When & where: Mondays at 10:00am from the palm trees on Safra Square.
Address: 3 Yafo Street
Price: 10 NIS
Segway tours in Jerusalem
A nice way to see parts of the city by foot without the need to walk…
Note that a segway tour is usually limited to travelers that are at least 16 years old, pregnant women are not allowed, max weight 120 kilos (260 pounds).
Here are the Segway companies that offer tours in Jerusalem:
Zuzu offer a few tours:
1. Segway Tour from Mishkenot Shaananim to the Wailing Wall
2. Segway tour in Jerusalem Biblical Zoo
3. Segway Tour in Givat Ram (Governmental Campus in Jerusalem)
Prices: 55 / 69 USD
1. Mishkenot Shaananim, 180 NIS
2. The Knesset (day/night tours), 180-200 NIS.
3. The Botanical Gardens of Jerusalem, 180 NIS
4. Armon Hanatziv Promenades, 180 NIS
5. Armon Hanatziv Promenades and Yemin Moshe, 350NIS
They offer a segway tour at the promenades of Armon Hanatzive
City of David
City of David offers one tour that passes thought Haas, Sherover and Goldman Promenades, price 170 NIS for the 2-hour tour.
Jerusalem Tour Companies
Here is a list of recommended companies that offer daily tours in Jerusalem and the surrounding area.
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A private guide may be a good way for you to enjoy Jerusalem.
Some tourists take a private guide for their entire vacation in Israel, while others only use the service of a guide for a specific city or area, Jerusalem and its many sites and attractions is one of those places.
If you are looking for a private guide, check out our list of travel guides in Israel