Old Jerusalem Moonlight Guided Tour
- Tower of David: Bathed in city lights next to the Jaffa Gate, the tower and walls of this massive stone citadel, a key part of city defenses since 200 BCE, almost looks new again.
- Western Wall: See the most sacred spot in Judaism glowing in the spotlight of 2,500 years of history – the only remaining section of the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE.
- Dome of the Rock: Even at night, without the benefit of sunlight on its 67-foot-tall gold roof and the porcelain facade of the base, the gem of the Temple Mount radiates a special power.
About this Jerusalem Tour
Jerusalem takes on a whole different feeling when the sun goes down and the lights come on. The starkness of day gives way, and everything about the city seems to change. Everything except the Wall.
It doesn't matter what day or time it is, a visit to the Western Wall will find people praying there. They come from all over the world – not just to pray for themselves, but to insert the written prayers of others into the cracks of the wall. More than a million are collected and buried every year.
The Wall is the last remaining section of the Second Temple, which stood for six centuries before the Romans destroyed it in 70 CE. From practically the very moment that the rest of the Temple came down, Jews have been mourning the loss at the Wall. Over time, it also came to be known as the Wailing Wall, a reference to the open weeping there.
Jews believe that praying here is an immediate connection to the "ear of God."And God never sleeps. This wall of limestone blocks, 187 feet long and 62 feet high, is quite a sight at night, reflecting light that changes from bright white to a soft gold. But the Wall itself never changes.
Only the people whispering and wailing into God's ear do.
The Night Journey
The Dome of the Rock holds extra meaning at night. It was at night that the Prophet was taken from Mecca to Jerusalem on a winged horse, where he climbed on the Rock and ascended to Heaven. There he met other prophets, including Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, and received God's instructions. When Muhammad returned to Mecca, not all his followers could believe he'd traveled to Jerusalem, Heaven, and back in one night. But when asked to describe Jerusalem, he did so perfectly.
Please meet in the lobby reception area of your hotel (must be confirmed prior with tour purchase at check out or with the GoTo Crew). Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.
Inside the gates of the Old City the stone paths/steps have been polished after centuries of foot traffic. Rubber soled shoes are the suggested to avoid a slip or fall.
You will be walking for less than a mile and climbing steps. Some paths are up inclines and over cobblestones. If you have troubles walking you may find this tour is too challenging. It is not wheelchair accessible.
Bus Tour, Cultural, Scenic
46-seat Air-conditioned Motorcoach
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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