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Jerusalem Tour for Kids

Your family’s essential primer to Jerusalem
From US$782 privately
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Tour Details
5 hours
Product Type
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Western Wall
  • City of David
  • Jerusalem Old City
Photos & Highlights
  • Short fun day tour of Jerusalem with a family-friendly local expert
  • Splash around in ancient water tunnels
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Tour Description
Led by a local expert with experience working with kids, this 5-hour introduction to the Holy City explores some of the city’s top sites and gives a glimpse into its history through family-friendly activities. This itinerary includes stops at buzzing markets, the Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall, and depending on the season the water tunnels in the City of David or the Western Wall Tunnels. This tour has been specifically designed to help you and your kids make sense of the layered historical and religious tapestry that is Jerusalem. 

Private, Kid-Friendly Tour of Jerusalem

Please note this tour has seasonal itineraries due to the colder winters that make the City of David water tunnel unsuitable for kids.

From April - October:
We’ll kick things off with a hands-on archeological visit to the City of David’s ancient water tunnel. As the kids splash their feet through the ancient streams, we’ll explore the water tunnels and learn about King Hezekiah’s water protection system. From there, we’ll move on to see one of Jerusalem’s most iconic sites: the Western Wall. We’ll discuss how people have journeyed over the years to this site, following in the footsteps of former pilgrims from thousands of years prior. As we travel through time, we’ll learn about various battles and uprisings that have taken place within the City Walls, weaving tales of the heroes and villains associated with these events.

From November - March:
Our tour of historical explorations begins in the Old City at Jaffa Gate, one of the city’s original gates from the Ottoman era, before you begin a deep dive into the incredible historic and holy sites found within, and finish with an archeological sifting experience. You'll traverse the Western Wall of the Temple Mount (also known as the “Jerusalem Wall”) which is one of the most magnificent and significant remnants in Jerusalem from the days of the Second Temple, destroyed approximately 2,000 years ago. 

The Western Wall stretches along almost half a kilometer, but today, the part visible to all at the Western Wall Plaza is a mere 70 meters of it. The tour of the Western Wall Tunnels led by an internal guide allows visitors to reach the segments of the Wall hidden from view, and to touch the original and special western wall stones that tell the story of the Jewish nation. Visitors to the Western Wall Tunnels walk through ancient and fascinating subterranean spaces with exquisite archeological findings, such as large stone arches, water pits, an ancient water aqueduct that ends at the Strouthion Pool, and more. 

Explore Jerusalem as a Family

After stopping for a local lunch, we may take some time to ogle (and sample) Israeli delicacies in the colorful souk, a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. From there, we’ll continue our route through the Jewish quarter as we discuss the city’s three intersecting religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, learning about the distinct histories and practices of each, from the meaning behind various religious garments to their important traditions and holidays.

At the end of our Jerusalem for Kids tour, you and your family will have gained a more comprehensive insight into the Israeli capital through kid-friendly views of Jerusalem’s fascinating archaeology, food, and history. 

FAQ for Jerusalem for Kids 


What is a private tour?

Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when the walk best fits your trip), the ability to tailor your itinerary (we'll work to match the itinerary to the interests and dynamics of your group), and more personalized time with your guide.

What happens if it's raining?

Our tours happen rain or shine. Our guides are great at adapting their route during changes of weather. Please bring an umbrella.

What’s included in the tour?

You are pre-paid for the entrance fees. Clients are expected to cover the cost of their own lunch.

Can you arrange a car service for the day?

No. We will be spending our time inside the Old City, which is mainly pedestrian.

Is this tour possible for reduced mobility?

The Old City is challenging for people with mobility issues. If you have mobility issues we suggest booking the Jewish Tour of Jerusalem or Jerusalem in a day 

Is it possible to add more tastings to the tour? 

Yes, a tasting budget can be added to the tour, please leave a note when you book if you want to add a tasting budget

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Best tour we’ve ever taken! Reut was phenomenal- we not only learned about the top sites in Jerusalem, we stopped to talk to several locals to learn more about the people of Israel. Incredibly unique and memorable experience.
Olga was especially great in the tunnels
Hilik was a great tour guide who engaged the kids, took us to the sites that we requested, and took breaks as needed. Took extra time to speak with us about military life.