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Things to do in Jerusalem

ABOUT JERUSALEM

One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem is cultural and spiritual center of the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

King David built the first Jewish capital here, Jesus spent his last days in the city – commemorated today by many important churches and pilgrimage sites, and Muhammad ascended to heaven to meet with Allah here.

It is a truly unique and intense place where you can find anyone from pilgrims to liberal protesters, curious travelers, and everyday locals coexisting.

Ready to experience Jerusalem? Start with our Free Tour of Jerusalem, which gives you an overview of the city’s history and main attractions.

 

GOOD TO KNOW

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Airport transfer

Flying into Tel Aviv is your best option to get to Jerusalem. There is a direct shuttle bus (number 485) that will take you from the arrivals terminal in Tel Aviv to the central bus station for 16 NIS.

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Tipping

Tipping between 10-15% is the general practice in restaurants. Waiters will prefer this in cash so make sure you have some small change with you!

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Safety

Jerusalem is generally safe for tourists, do keep an eye out for pickpockets in the Old City and Mount of Olives, though.  

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Public transportation

The Lite Rail Tram is the most convenient mode of transportation to travel to most areas of Jerusalem. With stops at the Central Bus Station, the Old City, and Yad Vashem, traveling around Jerusalem is quite simple. Buses are another convenient way to get around the city. On Friday evenings and Saturdays (Shabbat), taxis are your best bet for traveling in the city. Always ask for the driver to run the meter. If you need to get to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem, there are two buses which run during the week from the Central Bus Station. There is a shared taxi service (monit sheirut) which runs 24/7 from Monbaz and Ha-Nevi’im in Jerusalem to the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv.

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Currency

The currency in Israel is NIS (New Israeli Shekels). There are money changers and ATMs both at the airport and scattered across the city.

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Emergency number

Police: 100
Medical emergency services: 101

THINGS TO DO IN JERUSALEM

We offer an array of different walking tours and activities in Jerusalem; from the original free walking tour to the Holy City, City of David or Mount of Olives tours  – all led by expert, local guides. If you are looking for a fun, informative and unique way to discover Jerusalem and all its secrets, you can join us on any of the tours below.

TOURS & ACTIVITIES IN JERUSALEM

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