Haifa Jerusalem Old City Excursion Reviews

There is a magical quality about the Old City of Jerusalem from the history of the towering stone walls and ancient buildings, to the sacred atmosphere that surrounds the holy sites of Jewish, Christian, and Moslem religions.
Thought this was a good excursion but t a very long day.
Sail Date: January 2019
Thought this was a good excursion but t a very long day. Jerusalem was enormous and not what I was expecting. Garden of Gethsemane and Mount of Olives not what I imagined - far smaller. Questioned if the bible was fact or fiction ... Read More
Thought this was a good excursion but t a very long day. Jerusalem was enormous and not what I was expecting. Garden of Gethsemane and Mount of Olives not what I imagined - far smaller. Questioned if the bible was fact or fiction afterwards, still not sure Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
This incredible excursion included a stop to view the city from the Mt.
Sail Date: August 2018
This incredible excursion included a stop to view the city from the Mt. of Olives, then we walked from the Dung Gate to the Western Wall (with time to visit the Wall), then through the old city to the Via Dolorosa. We followed this path ... Read More
This incredible excursion included a stop to view the city from the Mt. of Olives, then we walked from the Dung Gate to the Western Wall (with time to visit the Wall), then through the old city to the Via Dolorosa. We followed this path upwards to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (incredible) and exited at the Jaffa Gate. We then had a delicious buffet lunch at a local hotel, then spent more time seeing the sites in Mt. Zion. Unforgettable day!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The guide was terrible—he didn’t know the material.
Sail Date: August 2018
The guide was terrible—he didn’t know the material. (For instance, he didn’t know about the Garden of Gethsemane, just about the church there). And, he was rude. But the city was great, very evocative. And, we were able to pick up ... Read More
The guide was terrible—he didn’t know the material. (For instance, he didn’t know about the Garden of Gethsemane, just about the church there). And, he was rude. But the city was great, very evocative. And, we were able to pick up the material from other guides along side us. I think he was new to Viking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We had a very long day that included the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the site where Jesus ...
Sail Date: May 2017
We had a very long day that included the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the site where Jesus was born, then to Jerusalem to see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (where Jesus was crucified and resurrected), the Church of all nations ... Read More
We had a very long day that included the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the site where Jesus was born, then to Jerusalem to see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (where Jesus was crucified and resurrected), the Church of all nations (built on the rock upon which Jesus prayed his last night), the Wailing or Western wall, and the overview of the city. It's a lot to cram into one day, with many crowds and lines and confusing jumble of history, religions and cultures. We were fascinating by the long drive, admiring the ingenious agriculture throughout the largely arid country. We hadn't realized that Bethlehem was contained within the Palestinian zone, which means it's partitioned off by barbed wire and walls and guarded at checkpoints by soldiers with serious guns. What would our Lord have thought of that? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Tour guide was very good - spoke english well - archaelogy major - PhD.
Sail Date: April 2017
Tour guide was very good - spoke english well - archaelogy major - PhD. covered items of interest for Christian and Jewish interests although more the former. We were all hearded into just one gift shop that seemed to specialize in ... Read More
Tour guide was very good - spoke english well - archaelogy major - PhD. covered items of interest for Christian and Jewish interests although more the former. We were all hearded into just one gift shop that seemed to specialize in Christian items - we did not have an opportunity to go to any other stores - that was disappointing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
A day tour into Jerusalem Old City is not enough.
Sail Date: April 2017
A day tour into Jerusalem Old City is not enough. You will get just a taste, so prepare. You won't see it all. Still, Jerusalem! Loved it. The day before, our tour did Nazareth, Caperneum, Sea of Galilee, Tagba, The River Jordan, ... Read More
A day tour into Jerusalem Old City is not enough. You will get just a taste, so prepare. You won't see it all. Still, Jerusalem! Loved it. The day before, our tour did Nazareth, Caperneum, Sea of Galilee, Tagba, The River Jordan, lunch. Quite a bit in one day. Worth it! Our guides were 2 separate Jewish Israeli girls. They did a great job. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour was excellent.
Sail Date: March 2017
Tour was excellent. Tour guide was very good, gave us good information about all locations we visited. We rushed to visit one location when guide was informed that church would be closed soon, we were one of last tours allowed in, as we ... Read More
Tour was excellent. Tour guide was very good, gave us good information about all locations we visited. We rushed to visit one location when guide was informed that church would be closed soon, we were one of last tours allowed in, as we left, people were arriving and were turned away. Went to western wall and drove through out city. Buffet lunch was at a nice hotel, lots of food, good waiter service. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Interesting but with traffic it took three hours to get there.
Sail Date: November 2016
Interesting but with traffic it took three hours to get there. Substandard buffet lunch at a local hotel
Interesting but with traffic it took three hours to get there. Substandard buffet lunch at a local hotel Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Shukie our guide was brilliant, he kept the group together and did a great job
Sail Date: November 2016
Shukie our guide was brilliant, he kept the group together and did a great job
Shukie our guide was brilliant, he kept the group together and did a great job Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The tour guide provided a lot of insight.
Sail Date: October 2016
The tour guide provided a lot of insight. The sights themselves are not much to look at. Religiously oriented tourists will be able to imbue the sights with personal meaning.
The tour guide provided a lot of insight. The sights themselves are not much to look at. Religiously oriented tourists will be able to imbue the sights with personal meaning. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing history!
Sail Date: September 2016
Amazing history! Loved Ciy of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel.
Amazing history! Loved Ciy of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent!
Sail Date: July 2016
Excellent!
Excellent! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
This was a long day.
Sail Date: April 2016
This was a long day. Our guide was fantastic and we saw a great deal. However, we were not given an opportunity to explore and barter the shops seen as we were rushed through the the streets. We did pause at several stations of the cross. ... Read More
This was a long day. Our guide was fantastic and we saw a great deal. However, we were not given an opportunity to explore and barter the shops seen as we were rushed through the the streets. We did pause at several stations of the cross. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is fascinating and well worth the visit. While I accept the "game" of the tour company to channel us to the stores that best benefit the guides, I do not care for the practice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
included bethleham vg
Sail Date: December 2015
included bethleham vg
included bethleham vg Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Well organised but it made for a long day - lunch on a kibbutz wasn't too great!
Sail Date: December 2015
Well organised but it made for a long day - lunch on a kibbutz wasn't too great!
Well organised but it made for a long day - lunch on a kibbutz wasn't too great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Overall very good.
Sail Date: June 2015
Overall very good. We saw all the sights described within the time scheduled about 12 hours. There was some time before hitting the 12th hour, and the guide used that time to ask the driver to drive us up to the hill in Haifa to get a ... Read More
Overall very good. We saw all the sights described within the time scheduled about 12 hours. There was some time before hitting the 12th hour, and the guide used that time to ask the driver to drive us up to the hill in Haifa to get a good view of the city and shore line. Buffet lunch was good. A bathroom break between Haifa and Old Jerusalem, bathroom break at lunch, and a bathroom break on the way back to the port of Haifa. Shopping time was short and it was a good thing. However, the guide only brought us to just one store. I wish he had brought us to an area with a few stores. A bit surprise that the guide asked for tip as the cruise line description does not indicate a tip would be asked. And the driver tried to sell us a book+DVD. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
City of David was a highlight and even though we visited on a Sunday when much was closed, this was ...
Sail Date: June 2015
City of David was a highlight and even though we visited on a Sunday when much was closed, this was a highlight of our cruise. Our guide, Udi, was terrific!
City of David was a highlight and even though we visited on a Sunday when much was closed, this was a highlight of our cruise. Our guide, Udi, was terrific! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Best personalized min-group tour with guide Micha we ever encountered.
Sail Date: June 2015
Best personalized min-group tour with guide Micha we ever encountered. A must to book and enjoy this experience!
Best personalized min-group tour with guide Micha we ever encountered. A must to book and enjoy this experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Tour guide very political; had to change to Palestinian guide as Israeli guide not allowed in some ...
Sail Date: May 2015
Tour guide very political; had to change to Palestinian guide as Israeli guide not allowed in some areas. Wailing wall hugely interesting but tour very tiring as visited Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane before going into Jerusalem. ... Read More
Tour guide very political; had to change to Palestinian guide as Israeli guide not allowed in some areas. Wailing wall hugely interesting but tour very tiring as visited Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane before going into Jerusalem. Good loo stop! So much to see and think about. Lots of photos. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
hired a taxi.
Sail Date: March 2013
hired a taxi. excellent driver stayed with us. took us to Yad VA shem first (Holocaust museum), Then wailing wall and old city
hired a taxi. excellent driver stayed with us. took us to Yad VA shem first (Holocaust museum), Then wailing wall and old city Read Less
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