The Old City Walls fortifications

The Old City Walls fortifications

The walls surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem serve as fortifications which, in the Hebrew term, make it impenetrable and inaccessible. But Jerusalem didn't always have walls since fortifications are often built in cities near bodies of water. 

When the city was rebuilt, Jerusalem came with a moat and rampart. The walls were built as the next form of defense. They are equipped with towers, ladders and storage rooms. 

The wall system is made up of a higher inner wall and a lower outer wall with a dry moat in between. The inner walls were equipped with towers, followed by the gates. 

The Old City had many gates, some of which have been sealed, broken open, and then resealed. Today, there are a total of 8 gates that open to the city—Damascus Gate, Zion Gate, Jaffa Gate, Golden Gate, Lions Gate, New Gate, Flower Gate, and the Dung Gate. 

All these you can see when you book a tour of the Old City with La Vacanza. As a prominent feature in most sightseeing activities in Jerusalem, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the ancient city and all its fortifications and gates in one day.

Depending on the tour you book, you will meet your tour guide in one of the gates. Contact La Vacanza today for more information.

All Inclusive Walking Tour Old City Jerusalem

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Experience Jerusalem’s Old City from its most fascinating angles with an extremely knowledgeable and passionate guide. Visit the Holy City’s sacred sites and discover some of the most amazing views of

Duration:6 hours

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Jerusalem Old City from Tel Aviv

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Immerse yourself in the hallowed sites of Old Jerusalem on this day tour of the Old City. Rewind 2,000 years and more and see some of the world’s holiest places close-up, from the Western Wall (Wailin

Duration:9 hours

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Akko Day Tour plus Old City Market Tasting

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Begin your day at one of the Tel Aviv Train Stations! Ride like the locals along the Mediterranean coast to one of the most ancient cities in Israel: the Old City of Akko. The train ride is a total of

Duration:8 to 12 hours

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Jerusalem Old City

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This tour is geared towards those who want to sleep in and start their day of sightseeing a little later than regular tours.

Duration:7 hours

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9 Languages Audio Guide For Jerusalem Old City

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Enjoy more of Jerusalem33 main sites of the Old CityYour own paceVia Dolorosa, Church of Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall and many other sites

Duration:1 to 5 hours

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Jerusalem Old City & Mount Zion from Tel Aviv

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This new tour is geared towards those who want to sleep in and start their day of sightseeing a little later than regular tours and still visit Jerusalem Highlights attractions. Start you journey

Duration:8 to 10 hours

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Private tour : Jerusalem Old city day trip from Jerusalem

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Explore the holy city with your own driver-guide and customize the tour according to your wish.Enjoy the view of the Old City of Jerusalem from Mount Olives and after, descend to the Church of

Duration:10 hours

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Jerusalem Old City & Mount Zion from Jerusalem

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This new tour is geared towards those who want to sleep in and start their day of sightseeing a little later than regular tours and still visit Jerusalem Highlights attractions. Start you journey

Duration:7 to 8 hours

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9 Gates of the Jerusalem Old City

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One-day excursion to the holy city of Jerusalem, our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Tel Aviv 07:20 am.We will see the 9 gates of the old city every gate has its own history and significanc

Duration:8 hours

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Jerusalem Old City Biblical Tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

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This unforgettable tour takes you from ancient historical sites in Jerusalem. After an overview of Jerusalem and visit to the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane proceed to Mount Zion to

Duration:10 hours

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Private Tour: Old City of Jerusalem Christianity Tour

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Explore Christianity in Jerusalem with this private 6-hour tour. Travel through the Old City of Jerusalem and tour the quarters of the ancient walled city by foot. See all of the major sites, includin

Duration:6 to 7 hours

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jerusalem old city and mount of olive

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Tour DescriptionMTT’s one day VIP tour of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives is ideal for families and small groups up to six people looking for an exclusive and private tour of the city in one of

Duration:7 to 8 hours

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Private Tour Jerusalem Old City

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A highly motivated guide, because we work with a guide network, not for a company. Your guide will contact you after your booking, you can customize the tour with him/her.Embark on this privat

Duration:5 hours

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Private Tour : Tower of David and Jerusalem Old City Quarters

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A comprehensive guided tour,including panoramic views of Jerusalem from the Citadel’s towers, an exploration of the history of the city from the Canaanite period until the establishment of the State o

Duration:6 hours

 

A full day tour of the Old city of Jerusalem and the City of David

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We will meet at Mamila center in Jerusalem, and after a few minutes of chatting, we will customize the tour to suite your interest. A visit to Jerusalem can be overwhelming. I will connect the dots fo

Duration:6 to 9 hours

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Jerusalem Old City Private Tour, from Tel Aviv

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Experience Private day Tour from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem Old City. Your will have a private transfer from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. First see a panoramic view from Mount of Olives over the Old City of Jeru

Duration:9 hours

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Explore Jerusalem's Old City

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Get to know Jerusalem's Old City: its historical and cultural highlights. Meet a rich variety of cultures, religions, and people. Gain new knowledge, have a moving experience, and a lasting im

Duration:4 to 8 hours

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Half-Day Private Old City Tour in Jerusalem

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During the Half-Day Private Old City Tour in Jerusalem, you will Explore the heart of the ancient Jerusalem, the city of kings and prophets, where books of the Bible were written. Touring the Old City

Duration:4 to 6 hours

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Day trip to the old the old City in Jerusalem

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We will Visit the Old City of Jerusalem with a history of over 3,000 years.We will visit all the importend holy sites in the Old City and beyond,The trip can be tailored to customer preference

Duration:8 hours

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Jerusalem Old City Tour – Jewish Heritage

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Step back in time and explore the ancient city of kings and prophets, where the pages of the Bible literally come to life. Exploring the Old City is possible during all seasons and fills you with a se

Duration:4 to 8 hours

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Jerusalem Old City -private tour

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Flexibility ! Privacy ! Comfort ! The tour itinerary we offer is including the most highlights of the Old City , when choosing a private tour you can decide the times , you set your own pace , you

Duration:8 to 9 hours

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Full-Day Private and Guided Tour of the Jerusalem's Old City

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This tour is a comprehensive tour of the Jerusalem's Old City and it's major sites. Uri Goldflam, a licensed tour guide, with his formal and informal educational background hold a wealth of knowledge

Duration:2 to 8 hours

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Old City Jerusalem Adventure with Private Guide Ed Snitkoff

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Enjoy a day-long walking tour in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, exploring the tapestry of traditions and beliefs that make this place so compelling. We will explore the Old City with an eye tow

Duration:7 hours

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Soul Archeology: Jerusalem's Old City Tour

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Here is where it all began. The foundation of the world, prepared before the world was created. The beating heart of the Jewish people for over three thousand years. Words alone cannot do her justice,

Duration:4 to 8 hours

 

Classic Jerusalem Old City Tour - Dguide Self Guiding App

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This is a unique self-guided tour. Your guide is in the palm of your hand. The DGuide platform allows travelers to tour at their own pace taking in as much or as little information as they like. Users

Duration:2 to 4 hours

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Jerusalem Old City - Tiny group tour from Tel Aviv

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*Tiny group 3-10 participants , like having a private tour and enjoy the intimacy of the small group . *More tour time-without spending long time for pick-up and drop-off*Late pick up

Duration:7 to 9 hours

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Three Hour Walking Tour - Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem

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Your guide will make sure that you have such an educational as well as entertaining experienceYour guide is the only tour guide in Israel that is a Harvard graduate, a stand-up comedian that p

Duration:2 hours 30 minutes

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Private tour : Jerusalem Old city day trip from Tel Aviv

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Leave Tel Aviv and explore the holy city with your own driver-guide.Enjoy the view of the Old City of Jerusalem from Mount Olives and after, descend to the Church of Agony and the Garden of Gethse

Duration:10 hours

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Jerusalem Old City & Mt. Zion Biblical Day Tour from Jerusalem

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Explore Holy Jerusalem with late pick-up.This tour is for those who want to take their time getting up in the morning and make a leisurely start. You will start the tour with pick-up from Gran

Duration:8 hours

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Three Hour Walking Tour: Christian & Muslim Quarters - Old City of Jerusalem

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I am a graduate of Harvard University and a stand-up comic that has appeared on the Tonight Show. I speak English (mother tongue), Hebrew and Arabic. I have lived in Israel for more than 30 years

Duration:3 hours

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