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- I recently did the tour of Old Jerusalem and was amazed by the experience. The highlight for me was walking in the narrow Hizkiyho cave, walking in the shallow water (can easily be bypassed). Overall, I highly recommend this tour to travelers of all ages interested in learning more about the history of this amazing city.
While it's possible to do it on your own, I would recommend going with a guide for an enhanced experience.Written 15 December 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Our group arrived to the sifting facility amidst cold temperatures, wind, and rain. Though we had been to the old site a number of years ago, we were not sure what to expect at this new site. In short, we enjoyed a wonderful, unique experience in this beautiful Jerusalem panoramic setting. We started out with a movie about the dig and toured artifacts in the warmth of a floor beneath the sifting area. Then we went up to the sifting location where we received a tutorial of how to sift and what to look for in the process. After our actual sifting work, one of the lead staff gave a historical review of the importance of our work, what has been found by others, and what treasures we found. This is not a prepared set-up so that you will find artifacts. It is the real thing—the participant is actually sifting dirt that does offer important archeological finds from thousands of years ago. It is exciting for all ages. And happily, it is under cover with protection from the rain. There was some discussion that the program may only continue through part of 2023. Check before going to sign-up and hopefully you will be able to participate as we did.Written 30 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Excellent free tour given by Gabriella. As expected, this Library is a wealth of history and important documents, but it is also so much more. Its new home will be in a new building, but some special components will not be moved from the current library. Take advantage of the free Thursday tours to see the stain glass wall by Mordechai Ardon; it will not transfer to the new building.Written 30 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Our tour group booked a private tour and dinner at Yvel. Yes, the pearls are stunning, but the story of taking in and educating Immigrants will stir your soul (which opens your pocketbook!). The enormous vibrant blister pearls were absolutely gorgeous. Photo of a ring below. The Levys are as beautiful people as are their jewels.Written 6 March 2020
- It can be hard to picture what things looked like in the Biblical Temple just by reading the accounts in Scriptures, but this place brings the Bible to life. An incredible amount of research has gone into finding out exactly what the original articles in the Temple looked like, and here they have been replicated down to the last detail.
This was my third visit to the Temple Institute site, but the first time I had a guided tour there. Sadly, although the place is fascinating, the guide on this occasion wasn't as good as I hoped.Written 10 November 2014
- What a great intro to gin and vodka. Once you try Thinkers gin and vodka, you may be spoiled for life. They are great - enjoyable even for non-gin drinkers. The tasting gives an overview of their history and process plus other distilling background before trying their 3 products, but you have an excellent gin and tonic to sip the whole time. Well worth a visit.Written 1 August 2022
Frequently Asked Questions about Jerusalem
- These are the best places for budget-friendly visitor centres in Jerusalem:
- Temple Mount Sifting Project- HaMasu'ot Lookout
- City of David National Park
- National Library Of Israel