Tours & activities in Jerusalem

Free Tour of Jerusalem

The original FREE walking tour of Jerusalem’s most visited attractions with a local guide

ABOUT THE Free Tour of Jerusalem

Taking in views of once-in-a-lifetime major landmarks like the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Dome of the Rock, your licensed local guide will show you all of Jerusalem’s major sites. You will see incredible rooftop views and narrow twisted streets. You will trace Jerusalem’s Roman high street and soak up the smells and sounds of the Old City market.


Your 2-hour free Jerusalem walking tour starts every day just outside the famous Jaffa Gate and finishes close to the meeting point.


No other city means so much to so many

The FREE tour of Jerusalem takes in all four of the Old City’s quarters – Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian. No matter what you believe, you can’t help but be moved by world-famous sites like David’s Citadel, the Hurva (ruined) Synagogue, and unbelievable views of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Dome of the Rock, the Mount of Olives and the Western Wall (see our Holy City tour to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Dome of the Rock, our Mount of Olives tour to visit that unmissable site, and our Shabbat Experience to see the Western Wall on a holy Friday night).

Rooftop views and narrow streets

With so many of Jerusalem’s major landmarks on show, it can be easy to forget that life goes on as usual in this bustling city. As you take in the sites that have changed the course of world history, you’ll also love exploring the city’s narrow twisted streets, seeing out over the incredible rooftop views, and soaking up the smells and sounds of the Suq market.

FREE Tour concept

The tips-based model of the FREE Tour allows guests to support and reward only the highest quality tours, and to ensure that the tour fits within their expectations, and within their budget.

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Your Free Tour of Jerusalem starts just outside the Jaffa Gate

  • Discover the Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian quarters
  • Be moved by views of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and the Mount of Olives
  • See the worshipers at the Western (Wailing) Wall
  • Uncover the excavations of ancient Jerusalem
  • Visit David’s Citadel


11:00 AM2:00 PM
Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local licensed English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Outside Jaffa Gate Open in Google Maps
Tour start Tour starts here
End start Tour usually ends here
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The original free tour of Jerusalem, every day of the year


Rain or shine, all of our tours run as scheduled. Book your place online to guarantee your spot!

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Jerusalem's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

The independent guides who employ us to market their tours conduct the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis, thereby guaranteeing that you receive a tour of the highest quality. They'll never pressure you to tip; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.

Why join the SANDEMANs FREE Tour?

  • Many major landmarks covered
  • Central meeting points
  • Guaranteed to fit within your budget
  • High quality guides, incentivized to perform every time!
  • Tips-based tours running every day


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Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


What is a Free Tour?

The FREE TOUR is the best introduction to the city! A general overview tour including many of the highlights of the city, the FREE TOUR is provided by a local freelance guide in partnership with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, tour content and duration of the tour can vary depending on your guide’s particular area of interest and expertise.

The FREE TOUR is a walking tour with no need for public transport and is designed for independent travellers, not groups.

You can book your spot in advance online or simply show up at the start point on the day.

There is no payment necessary at the start of the tour but you are welcome to tip your guide at the end!

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