Tours & activities in Jerusalem

Free Tour of Jerusalem

Book the original Jerusalem free walking tour and visit many of the city's highlights with a local guide

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Due to the unusual tourism situation currently developing, we have temporarily suspended this tour.

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 Jerusalem Free 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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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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The Jerusalem Free Tour 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
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TOUR SCHEDULES

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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local licensed English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • Our business is connecting great guides and smart travelers, and we're proud that so many local guides employ us to welcome travelers like you on their journey through some of the world's best cities. No two tours are alike, and the sites, stories, and length of the tour will vary depending on what your freelance guide decides is best. That's why the tours we promote never get stale or feel scripted, and why both independent guides and savvy travelers prefer SANDEMANs
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
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The Free Tour starts just outside Jaffa Gate Open in Google Maps
Western (Wailing) Wall in Jerusalem
Western Wall
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Hurva Synagogue
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Tower of David
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Muslim Quarter
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Christian Quarter
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Armenian Quarter
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What is a Free Tour?

 

The Free Tour is the best introduction to Jerusalem! A general overview tour including many of the highlights of the city, the Free Tour usually lasts around 2 hours and is provided by a local freelance guide in partnership with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, so tour content 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!

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. 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?

  • The route covers many of the Old City of Jerusalem major landmarks
  • The meeting point is centrally located outside Jaffa Gate
  • The Free Tour is guaranteed to fit within your budget
  • The guides performing tips-based Free Tours are incentivized to perform every time
  • The SANDEMANs Free Tour runs every day, all year round

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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.

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