7-Hour Jerusalem Political Guided Tour from Jerusalem

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Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This is our flagship tour, and can set the stage for further exploration of the country.

The experience is intended for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, to go a little beyond the 'Them and Us' discourse, and to learn from a guide who has in-depth knowledge of the issues as well as an alternative perspective.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Old City of Jerusalem
The first step of the tour brings us to the Old City where you will receive a detailed briefing, learning about one hundred years of history from the late Ottoman period to the present time. You will also get a brief introduction to Israeli occupation and settlement efforts in the Old City and the nearby Holy Basin.

The morning tour will focus on the centrality of the Old City of Jerusalem to the three monotheistic religions while we explore some of the visible icons of the Israeli Occupation including Jewish settlements in the Christian Quarter and Muslim Quarter, with discussion of their history and implications.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Western Wall
Then we'll take a walking tour of the Old City, entering at Damascus Gate through the bustling markets and learning about the division of the city while also visiting some of the sites. We visit the Western Wall Plaza in the core of the Old City which was created over the site of the destroyed Mugrabe neighborhood in the aftermath of the 1967 war. You will also learn about the Temple Mount's and Al Aqsa's holiness in Judaism and Islam, and it's centrality to the conflict.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

After lunch there will be another short briefing, followed by a ride to learn about the facts while driving through East Jerusalem settlements and Palestinian neighborhoods.

We will stop at various impressive lookout points which paint a clear picture of the distinct differences between East and West Jerusalem
including the modern office towers and highways in the West of the city and unsealed roads and donkeys being ridden in the East. You will have a chance to see the gorgeous panoramic views back to the old city of Jerusalem.

The next part of our tour takes us down the 'seam line' road that divides east and west Jerusalem, passing areas that were conquered by Jewish forces in the 1948 War and whose Palestinian residents were mostly given refugee status by the United Nations. You will see Israeli settlements both from that time period, as well as more modern colonies.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

West Bank
Next up, you will have an up-close look of the infamous West Bank Wall - sometimes called the Separation Barrier - which divides not only Arabs and Jews but in many places, Palestinian communities.
This is also an opportune time to learn about the reasons for the wall being built, how well it prevented terrorism and the surveillance of the Palestinian residents.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Ma'ale Adumim
The final stop gives visitors a chance to see the Palestinian village of Anata which is surrounded by the Wall. You will find out about Ma'aleh Adumim, one of the biggest settlements in the West Bank, and we may visit the outlying outposts of the town, and learn about the displacement of the local Jahalin Bedouin. Some of the lookout points include captivating views of the Judean Desert and the 'E1' planning zone that is set to be filled with new settlement neighborhoods and tourist hotels.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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