Tour Jerusalem's Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock

Tour Jerusalem's Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock

Approx. 10 Hours
Hotel Pickup
Certified Tour Guide
Spectacular Tour of Jerusalem's Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock

At the beginning of the tour, we'll travel to Mount of Olives to watch the impressive view of the ancient city with its domes, fascinating old structures and amazing mountains. Next, will tout the Kidron Valley with many of its churches and other impressive monuments scattered in the area that lies among the Mount of Olives and the Old City walls: Benei Hezie Tomb and Zechariah Tomb from the 1st century. 

Next, we enter the Old City through the Dung Gate that was built in the 16th century and going to the most sacred site acknowledged by all three major religions. The First Temple stood here before its demolition in 587 BC. The Second Temple stood on the same mountain during the period of 516BC-70AD. The then commandments were kept in the Ark of the Covenant within the temple. Nowadays it houses the Dome of the Rock, built in 687AD and the Al-Aqsa Mosque which is sacred for the Islam. While visiting, you'll hear various stories about the place through all of its transformations. In case the area is closed to visitation, the tour changes to include a visit to the Tower of David, a fascinating site in its own right. 

The last, but not least exciting stop is the Davidson Center, an archaeological site located next to Temple Mount, where old buildings' remains were later exposed, giving us a glimpse to many periods in history, including First and Second Temple, Muslim reign, Crusades periods and the Byzantine. The discoveries include walls, a whole street, steps that led to Temple Mount, ritual baths. After all these explorations, we go back to your respective hotel.

Available Languages: English.


First, we pick you from your hotel and take off to the Mount of Olives to enjoy a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Next, we'd go down on the Kidron Valley and explore impressive old Jewish tombs, on our way to the Old City (which we'll enter through the Dung Gate). The next stop is the Temple Mount. If the Temple Mount is not open for visitation, the schedule changes to visiting Tower of David. The last stop of the tour is Davidson Center Museum, with its impressive new excavations and exhibition. Afterward, we take you back to your hotel.

What to bring and wear

  • The tour requires 3-4 hours of just walking (from the Kidron Valley and through the Old City). Make sure you're fit for it.
  • The holy sites require proper dressing – closed shoes and clothes (no thin-strapped tops and shorts).

Departure times

  • Jerusalem: 8:30 am
  • Tel Aviv: 7:15 am
  • Herzliya: 7:00 am

Special notes

  • The tour does not include food and drinks
  • The tour does not include the fees for entering the sites
  • The tour would take place only if a minimum group of people booked it.
  • Temple Mount is heavily secured site and requires to pass specific checks.
  • No religious objects (Bible included) are allowed in the Temple Mount compound, as well as weapons of any kind.
  • Dome of the Rock is open for Muslim visitors only.
  • Age: 4+

Cancellation Policy

  • Two days in advance – 4% cancellation fee
  • One day in advance – 25% cancellation fee
  • Day of the tour – 100% charged.
  • Failure to show up on time for the pick-up - 100% charged
  • from $89