Jerusalem tours and excursions

Jerusalem tours

Segway tours

Segway tours are an excellent and low-energy way of seeing large parts of Jerusalem. There are several companies offering tours outside of the Old City in areas such as the Armon Hanatziv Promenade and the area around the Knesset (government buildings), along with night-time tours through the Jaffa Gate and into the Old City.

Telephone: +972 2 561 8056; +972 58 48 0334.
Walking tours

There are dozens of walking tours, and some of the most worthwhile are around the Old City. Leaflets and information on the many government and private tours can be found at the Tourist Information Center, Jaffa Gate, Old City. Recommended tour companies include Zion Walking Tours and Sandeman’s free New Jerusalem Tour. The tourist office also hires out audio guides for self-guided walks.

Telephone: +972 2 627 7588;

Excursions from Jerusalem

Ein Gedi, Dead Sea

A high spot, or to be technically correct low point, of any trip to Israel is floating in the Dead Sea. The lowest point on earth at 400m (1,200ft) below sea level, the salty, mineral-rich waters make it impossible to sink. There are public beaches, but it’s easiest to go to take an excursion Ein Gedi Sea of Spa resort with its sulphur pools, private access to the sea and changing facilities.

Telephone: +972 8 620 1030

A guided dawn trek to watch the sunrise over Masada, King Herod’s mighty mountaintop fortress, overlooking the Dead Sea, is an unforgettable experience. Walking up the winding ‘snake path’, followed by the cable car back down, is a good way to see the extensive ruins that include Herod's Palace, the synagogue, the fortress and an elaborate bathhouse.

Telephone: +972 8 658 4207/8.
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