Completion Time: 16:00
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Join Finjan for a unique experience in Jerusalem as we delve into the politics, theology and messianic attachment surrounding the Temple Mount / Al Aqsa.
Our day will include an early morning visit to the Holy Esplanade (Temple Mount – Al Aqsa), the Rockefeller Museum, Lion’s Gate, Saladin Street, Suq al Qattanin, and a visit to the Temple Institute in the Jewish Quarter.
We will explore some of the secret corners of the city while getting a more nuanced understanding of daily life inside the walls of the Old City. Along the way, we will show you our favourite places that you won’t find in the guide books that go beyond the frequented tourist sites.
So, whats the plan?
We will meet at the Jaffa Gate and head directly to the Temple Mount – Al Aqsa to start the morning. From there, we will relax in Old Jerusalem’s most authentic market over something to drink before continuing through the Muslim Quarter towards Lion’s Gate.
Our next stop will be at the Rockefeller Museum in the heart of East Jerusalem. The Rockefeller Museum was built in the 1930s by the British to house all of their archeological findings that weren’t pilfered and taken back to London. It is also the seat of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
From here, we will head back into the Old City and wend our way towards the Temple Institute for a guided tour through the ages of Jewish messianism and never-ending connection to a site that was destroyed 2000 years ago!
The total cost is 189.50 NIS for regular priced tickets.
Early discounted tickets will be sold at a premium of 169.50 NIS
IMPORTANT REGULATIONS FOR TEMPLE MOUNT – AL AQSA VISIT:
Participants cannot ascend the Temple Mount with any of the following items:
If you have any questions – please ask us. You must have modest clothing in order to go up to the site.
Licensed tour guide from Finjan
Fully guided tour of the Temple Institute
All necessary entrance fees throughout the day
Anything not mentioned above
Anything not mentioned above
Meet at Jaffa Gate at 07:00 outside of Jerusalem’s Old City
Ascend Temple Mount
Tour of Muslim Quarter
Continuation of tour inside the Old City
Visit at the Temple Institute in the Jewish Quarter.
Estimated finishing time at 16:00
Water for the day
Modest clothing for visiting holy sites
Cash for lunch
Comfortable walking shoes
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
* This trip requires suitable shoes for a day of walking and proper clothes for entering holy sites
* 1.5 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen
* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.
REFUND, CANCELATION & TRIP-ADJUSTMENT POLICY
*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit fee. This fee is 50 NIS
*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.
*** This trip is based on a minimum number of participants. Trip can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the start date.
*** Partial refunds will be issued no later than 3 days prior to the trip (50 NIS fee not refunded)
*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip
*** Should a participant cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.
*** Should a participant request a refund within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time, a full refund can be specially issued if that ticket will be purchased by another participant or someone on the Finjan waiting list.
*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).
*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.
*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfil the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.
Arrival to Jerusalem is done individually. We will meet at the Jaffa Gate at 07:00 sharp!
This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/