“Jerusalem took nine (of the ten measures of beauty) and the whole world took one. There is no beauty like the beauty of Jerusalem,” according to the Babylonian Talmud. Jerusalem is one of the world’s oldest cities, with an enthralling variety of cultures, religions, landscapes and opportunities. Jerusalem’s stormy history unfolds before the visitor’s eyes at each step he takes, from the ancient sites, through displays in various museums, the breathtaking views at every turn, and the enthralling human mosaic.
A private day tour in Jerusalem is an excellent way to experience the city’s beauty and to make the most of your time. Every hour is planned, the route is designed in advance taking account of your choices, and your personal guide takes you from place to place with interesting explanations. Visitors often choose this option as part of a longer visit to Israel, whether on family trips to Israel, trips with friends, or business trips. A private day tour in Jerusalem is also a preferred option in the framework of Bar & Bat Mitzvah tours in Israel, since in many cases the ceremony takes place at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem’s Fascinating Sites
Jerusalem offers a range of interesting sites all over the city. The Old City on the eastern side is unique. Its charming alleyways, the colors and the enormous variety make it one of the world’s most important tourist destinations. It consists of four neighborhoods: the Jewish quarter, the Muslim quarter, the Christian quarter and the Armenian quarter, each with its own religious heritage and sites, such as the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and many more.
In the middle of the 19th century, the Jewish residents of Jerusalem began to build outside the Old City walls, for reasons of hygiene, space and so on. Gradually new neighborhoods arose in the west of the city, some still retaining their interesting character. In this part of the city we find government offices, the Knesset, Israel’s most important courts, fascinating museums, and the homes of most of Jerusalem’s citizens.
Benefits of a customized private day tours in Jerusalem
Jerusalem is a complex city, with a whole tapestry of sites and interesting items. It is impossible to see everything the city has to offer in one day, so it is best to focus on specific aspects that interest you and see them in depth.
At Dekel Tours we specialize in private tours in Israel, and offer all-inclusive custom tour packages as well as personally tailored private day tours built around your wishes and areas of interest. For example, we can plan a private day tour in Jerusalem that focuses on art, with visits to museums and galleries. If you are food lovers, we can plan visits to colorful markets and restaurants. Other options include day tours in Jerusalem with the focus on the city’s rich history and visits to sites of historical interest; day tours that focus on Judaism, with visits to religious Jewish heritage sites; day tours with the focus on important Christian sites, and so on. The possibilities are endless. Tell us what interests you and we will plan the perfect tour .
The benefits of a customized private day tour are many. For example:
- Your personal guide who takes care of all the details and provides fascinating explanations.
- Transportation arrangements that free you from having to find your way around the city’s streets and look for parking.
- Optimum utilization of your time, as everything is arranged in advance; you can see many of the most important sites in one day.
- Flexibility: on a private day tour you can stop for a rest whenever you want, and even change your plans. No need to be dependent on a large group.
Combining a private day trip with a Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony in Jerusalem
As we said, many families choose to mark a Bar or Bat Mitzvah of their children with a visit to Israel. Being called up to the Torah at the Western Wall is a central part of the celebration, for both Jews who live in Israel and Jews who come on a Bar Mitzvah tour in Israel. Many families who come to celebrate their daughter’s Bat Mitzvah also choose to have a ceremony at the Western Wall. A private day tour in Jerusalem following the ceremony, with the focus on Judaism and its holy sites, will reinforce the experience and the connection with Jewish roots.