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Top Holy Sites in Jerusalem

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More than 5,000 years old, Jerusalem is an epicenter of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The city is rich with holy sites, including the biblical locations of Bethlehem, Nazareth, and the Sea of Galilee. To make the most of your visit, see below for some of Jerusalem’s most sacred destinations.

The Temple Mount
Sacred to three religions and also known as Haram Al-Sharif, the Temple Mount is an ancient elevated platform in the southeastern corner of the Old City. For Muslims, the site’s principal draws are the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, which is said to house the rock from which the prophet Mohammed took his night journey into heaven. For the Jewish community, the Temple Mount marks the location of the First Temple, while for Christians, it’s known as the spot where Jesus challenged authorities, partly leading to his crucifixion.

Western Wall
The Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall or the Buraq Wall) forms part of the Temple Mount’s western flank and is one of Judaism's most holy sites. The wall is a remnant of Jerusalem's Second Temple, which the Romans destroyed in AD 70. Today, Jews come from around the world to worship at the wall and place prayer notes in its crevices.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Located at the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City, this church is one of the holiest places on earth for Christians, marking the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. From the church, the sacred route of Via Dolorosa (the road Jesus is said to have walked to his crucifixion site) leads to the Mount of Olives, where Mary's Tomb, the Church of Maria Magdalene, the Tomb of Zechariah, the Church of All Nations, and the Garden of Gethsemane are located. 

Mount Zion
The Zion Gate, which connects the Old City to Mount Zion, is an important site for the Jewish and Christian faiths. Here you can find the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper, where Jesus is said to have had his final meal. Other important Mount Zion locations include Dormition Abbey, where Catholics believe the Virgin Mary fell into eternal sleep, and the Tombs of the Prophets, which Judaism identifies as the tombs of the prophets Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

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Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour, Jerusalem, null
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Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Witness first-hand the ancient and religious sites of Jerusalem on this thought-provoking full-day coach and walking tour. With an expert guide beside you to ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.00
Jerusalem Three Religions Holy City Walking Tour, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Jerusalem Three Religions Holy City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 88 Reviews

See Old Jerusalem’s holiest sites through Jewish, Christian and Muslim eyes on this revealing 4-hour walking tour. Accompanied by an impartial guide, walk up ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.32
Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Half-day Tours
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Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

4 star rating: Recommended 82 Reviews

Discover the roots of different religions and cultures on this inspiring day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. These ancient Holy Land towns will provide you ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.00
Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour, Jerusalem, Cultural Tours
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Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

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Immerse yourself in the hallowed sites of Old Jerusalem on this full-day tour of the Old City. Rewind 2,000 years and more and see some of the world’s holiest ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.00
Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv Including Old Jerusalem, ... 
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Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea

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Discover Old Jerusalem’s top sights and float in the Dead Sea on this private day trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. With a private driver-guide, visit the Mount ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Highlights of Israel Day Trip: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Highlights of Israel Day Trip: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

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See the highlights of Israel in one day on an evocative sightseeing trip from Jerusalem. You will discover the ancient city of Jerusalem, a holy site for many ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.00
Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Experience the full religious force of Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives on this enlightening 3-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the hallowed sites of ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.70
Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Half-day Tours
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Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Marvel at the natural and historical splendors of Israel’s Dead Sea region on this private day trip from Jerusalem. Traveling in a private vehicle, drive south ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall, Jerusalem, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Get inspired by Jerusalem and combine ancient history with spiritual sanctity in this half-day tour. Discover the quarters of the Old City by exploring Holy ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Private Tour: Nazareth, Tiberias and Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Nazareth, Tiberias and Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem

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See the revered Christian highlights of Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee, including the miracle sites, on this private full-day trip from Jerusalem. ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.56

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