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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2017
HELP IN SELECTION WALKING TOURS  (5 Answers)

We plan to spend 6 days in Jerusalem. On two days we plan to take day tours: one to Masada, Ein Gadi and the Dead Sea; the second to Jerico, Bethlehem and Ramala. The balance of four days we intend spending as under:-
Day 1. Sandeman’s free walking Tour.
Day 2, 3 and 4 use the Jerusalem old city audio guide and walk around Jerusalem. Our aim is to experience the rich history of the city. However the challenge is to select such tours which optimize the experience and we get to see the maximum. In view of the time available (3 full days), we could easily take 4 or 5 such tours. Need guidance on which ones to select out of the following:-
1. Via Dolorosa Tour (5 h 17 mins)
2. In the footsteps of Christian Sects (5 hours 19 mins)
3. The Temple Mount Compound (5 hours 19 mins)
4. From Mount Zion to Jaffa Gate (3hours 10 mins)
5. The Jewish Quarter (3 hours 12 mins)
6. Marketplaces in the Old City (3 hours 13 mins)
7. Ramparts Walk, Northern Section (3 hours 13 mins)
8. Mount of Olives Tour of Churches (3 hours 12 mins)
9. Ramparts Walk, Southern Section (3hours 13 mins)
10. Jerusalem in the First and Second Temple Period (5hours 21 mins)
11. Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem (2 hours 35 mins).
12. The King’s Valley (3 hours 11 mins)
13. The Herodian Quarter (1 hour 12 mins)
Thanks



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2016
holiday hours  (1 Answer)

today is Shavuot. So, we are wanting to go to dinner. Will any restaurants be open in the mamilla after sunset?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2016
Jerusalem at Easter  (3 Answers)

Just wondering if Jerusalem is manageable on Easter day(and a few days after) or is it too crowded?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2015
via dolorosa  (2 Answers)

does the Christian Friday 3pm procession still going on? If "yes", where does it start? thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2015
transport to east Jerusalem  (11 Answers)

I read that sherut fr the airport, will/can't drop people at the east Jerusalem, we will be staying near Damascus Gate, any advise/suggestion how to get to our hostel?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2015
trip to Jerusalem, Israel doable by ourselves?  (17 Answers)

We're US citizens (no visa required, am I correct?) in our late 70s, healthy but not athletic; and we are frugal travelers. We want to visit Bethlehem, Jerusalem and nearby tourist areas for 7 days. Want to see Wailing Wall, the church, via dolorosa, etc. Can we do these ourselves? Are there too much restrictions to go to these places? Do we need permit to go to these places? Is taxi expensive fr airport to hotel? Went to local tour site, $700 for 6 hrs tours, a bit expensive to our budget. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2015
Help with an important decision.  (3 Answers)

As part of me and my wife's trip to the lovely Israel, we've started our trip visiting the northern side of the country, kept on our way to Tel Aviv for couple days and finally stayed in Jerusalem for almost 1 week and we've got our room checked until tomorrow morning. Now, we're planning on returning to the center of Tel Aviv before heading back our home in LA.
I'm looking to surprise my wife with a mini-trip to Tel Aviv, exploring the city from up close visiting the best sites out there and stay at the most luxurious boutique hotel there.
Since the early morning hours I've been looking for a couple boutique hotel as a comparison to what I need.

I came up with these to boutique hotels, offering great luxurious suits, classic authentic decoration and won an award for best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv:

The Norman >>
Leonardo Boutique Hotel >>

Would like to get some help from somebody on deciding between these too, ASAP!

Sincerely,
Josh Bernstein.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2015
Passover seder in Jerusalem  (9 Answers)

As I do every year, I am inviting any VTers who are so inclined to participate in our traditional Passover seder in Jerusalem on April 3, Friday night. If you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2015
Going to Massada with an Israeli rented car?  (12 Answers)

As far as I found out, the best way to go to Massada national park from Jerusalem will lead through Westbank by taking route nr. 1 to the dead sea and follow its bank via route nr. 90 to Massada....

Is it allowed to go this route with a car rented from an Israeli company? When I get it right, I will not leave Israeli controlled area (Zone C), so the car should be still insured?

Will I have to pass check-points/border stations on this route? Or are they only between the zones A and B and Isreali controlled areas?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2015
Best area to stay  (9 Answers)

Hi! I'm going to Jerusalem with my wife and 2yr old son at the end of April. I've never been there so I'm a bit lost regarding location.

What is a good area to stay at? What is the "difference" between the West and East Jerusalem? Would you stay in/near the old city?

Thanks for the help!
Matías


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 04, 2015
Annoyances and limitations due to Shavuot?  (8 Answers)

I'm thinking about a journey to Israel at Pentecost. Will there be annoyances and limitations due to Shavuot? Are there any sights, which should be avoided due to this feast?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2015
taxi availability on shabbat for saturday morning flight?  (3 Answers)

my research on this issue is conflicting--i have seen references that it is nearly impossible to get a cab to the airport on saturday mornings and other references show its no big deal that cabs are available, possibly for a higher fee. I am researching a possible future trip, but is it easy to catch a cab in jerusalem on saturday mornings? I think we would stay in the christian quarter. We dont mind paying a higher fee and/or making a specific reservation, we would just need to be able to get to the airport! this would be in march of next year. thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 25, 2014
special ticket fees  (12 Answers)

Would special fees be available for students, teachers, elderlies, handicaps etc for entrance ticket in Jerusalem ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 23, 2014
US or EURO  (8 Answers)

Which one is better for exchange of ILS? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 23, 2014
A child story/picture book  (7 Answers)

I want to buy one from Israel. I will be in Jerusalem, not yet confirm which area to stay thought. Could people living there give me an idea where to get one? I wish to do a quick shop only. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2014
From Netanya to the Kotel ? How to get there by Public Transport  (7 Answers)

please advise us of the Public Transport available from Netanya to The Kotel ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2014
Jenin back to Jerusalem

I am travelling to Jenin on Friday for the annual olive harvest festival. I am travelling from Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. I understand how to get to the festival (bus 18 to ramallah, shared taxi to Jenin, and then a private taxi to the site). However, my question is, how do I get back to Jerusalem after the festival (it ends at 8pm)? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2014
Safety in Jerusalem  (5 Answers)

Hi,
me and my girlfriedn are coming to Jerusalem at 15th July after spending some days in Istanbul, but we are worried about the safety: the launch of rockets and the fear of a terrorist attack.
Somebody who lives there or who is there for a travel can explain me how is the situation? The hostel guy tell me that's all ok, but that's his job...
Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 02, 2014
Clothing to pack  (3 Answers)

Do I need dress pants to see the religous sites and dress shoes?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2014
trip in november  (4 Answers)

hi..i a planning a trip in november first week...kindy let me know how will be weather and do i need to carry any special clothes....also i am from india and do i need for any special persmissions...i will be alone and thus also pls help with some cheap hotel/stay in options with prices if possible...I have travelled to dubai once for business and will it cause any issues for arrival and security...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 10, 2014
Buying a Tallit  (4 Answers)

Funny question, but can anyone tell me where you think the best place is to purchase a Tallit? Every other store seems to sell them, but we'd like a good quality, simple Tallit, actually 2, one large and one smaller (the ones that look like shawls). Mea Shearim, perhaps, but what store? Or the Old City? Same question.

Thanks much.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2014
Safety and Cost of Living  (7 Answers)

Hi, I'm a young, blond girl with blue eyes who would like to travel to Jerusalem on her own for couple of months. I would like to know if there is any danger for a girl to be visiting the city by herself?
Also I would be grateful if someone with previous experience of living in Israel knows how much on average does it cost to feed yourself and pay for the cosmetics, health insurance, mobile phone credit etc. a month?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2014
What to do in 5 days  (3 Answers)

Hi

I am travelling to Jerusalem in July/August for 7 days.

Any advice for t5 of hose days?

Views, what to visit, places to eat...

Many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2014
Best tour company for guided tours in Jerusalem  (4 Answers)

Hi guys, I'm planning a trip to Jerusalem this summer, but I'm not sure which tour company is the best. So far I've found Egged Tours which offers a Jeruslaem tour that I'm interested in, but does anyone have experience with them?

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2014
ashdod -jerusalem taxi  (12 Answers)

we want to from ashdod to jerusalem. what is the price of taxi? and Who knows a taxi company.

thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2014
recharge electronics  (11 Answers)

Will I be able to recharge my Iphone and Ipad in a hotel room in Jerusalem?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2014
Passover seder 2014  (4 Answers)

We will be in jerusalem for passover seder, so I am wondering where we could spend the evening - either private or public. What is the best thing to do?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 04, 2014
going to israel in July  (9 Answers)

We are thinking of going to Jerusalem in July, Is there any warning for over there right now? What do you wear around that season? Also other than a passport do I need anything else Visa?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 03, 2014
weather in april  (5 Answers)

how is the weather in israel the first two weeks of april?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2014
petra from jerusalem  (7 Answers)

I am coming to Jerusalem in July and would like to go to Petra for a day trip on a budget is this possible?



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