Free Day Tours in Israel

When I look into the Internet for free day tours in Israel, I receive indeed some content. Except that the last time it’s updated is in 2014. Some of them are sponsored by the city, like Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, but when I want to have that free tour, nobody is there. So I’ve decided to publish free day tours for you.

Day Tours
Day Tours

Are the day tours really free?

Yes, they are really free. You can access one of the many day tours from this site, print them (or at least the maps) and/or use your mobile device, and go for it. Normally the structure of the page is a small introduction, the map(s) and it will be followed by the detailed explanation of each point on the map(s).

Do day tours cost money?

You don’t pay a penny to get the day tour from this site. You also don’t pay a penny to Wim the guide … but that said, you need to reserve or plan to pay money for your personal expenses, the travel (from and to), entry fees, snacks, etc.

Walking tours versus Day tours versus City tours

Walking tours will last a half or full day, while walking tours last several hours. City tours are walking- and day-tours, but only within cities, like Tel Aviv, Eilat, Jerusalem, Haifa, etc.

Do you need a guide and how much does it cost?

I’m honest, you don’t need a guide. The day tours in this site is everything you need. But if you prefer not to worry about maps and making all that effort for the tour, then yes, you need a guide. The price range for a day tour is between $80-$320 per person for a day (8-9 hours) and you get only a guide and maybe a hat. Wim the guide charges $150 a day for an individual or group (with a maximum of 30 people, then he will bring assistance). Click here for additional information.


Day Tours Tel Aviv

  1. Modern Jerusalem Walking Tour - This walking tour, which might take up 3-4 hours, leads you through modern Jerusalem. That 'modern' Jerusalem is relative, because we are talking from the year 1860! Anyhow, you will visit all the major interesting sights from 'modern' Jerusalem on foot.
  2. Walking Day Tour Tel Aviv - This tour is for any visitors to the Holy Land (or locals). This tour will bring you to all the important and well-known touristic sights Tel Aviv has to offer. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. In this itinerary are always alternatives and added sights.Continue reading "Walking Day Tour Tel Aviv"

Day Tours Jerusalem

  1. 120 Minute Walk around West Jerusalem - The heart of West Jerusalem, centered on Jaffa Road, was largely developed during the years of the British Mandate (1917–1948). So, while it is nowhere near as ancient as the Old City, it does carry a weight of recent history related to the founding of the Jewish state of Israel. Aside from the scattering of historic buildings and monuments, this is also the heart of the modern city, with pedestrianized streets of cafés, restaurants and shops, cultural centers and busy markets. It is a highly rewarding area to explore.
  2. 120-Minute Walk around the Old City Walls - The Old City of Jerusalem may occupy a relatively small area geographically, but its compactness and uneven topography make it a frequently confusing place to explore. One good way to gain an overview is to take to the ramparts and view the crush of alleys, domes and towers from the top of the walls that enclose them. Visitors can walk along two sections of wall: from Jaffa Gate clockwise to St Stephen’s Gate, and from Jaffa Gate anti-clockwise to the Dung Gate. The section between St Stephen’s Gate and the Dung Gate is closed to the public. Many steep flights of steps mean that this is not a walk for the elderly or infirm.
  3. Day Tour Jerusalem - This tour is for any visitors to Jerusalem (or locals). This tour will bring you to all the important and well-known touristic sights the Jerusalem has to offer. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide.
  4. Modern Jerusalem Walking Tour - This walking tour, which might take up 3-4 hours, leads you through modern Jerusalem. That 'modern' Jerusalem is relative, because we are talking from the year 1860! Anyhow, you will visit all the major interesting sights from 'modern' Jerusalem on foot.
  5. Muslim Quarter Day Tour - Here we have the day tour for the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem. A day tour takes normally a day, but this tour can also take a half day, depending on your attention to details. Anyway, this tour is for anyone, who wants to explore the Muslim Quarter of this ancient city from the Christian perspective.
  6. Old City Ramparts Walk - The Ramparts walk is a fun way to get an overview of Jerusalem. For a small entrance fee, you can climb the ramparts of the Old City and circle the city from above. Not only to you get to peek in places you’d never see otherwise – like the cloistered Armenian compound – but you also get a stunning view of the areas outside the walls.
  7. The Way of Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross - "Via Dolorosa" designates a stretch of road between the Antonia fortress and Golgotha, along which Jesus Christ walked bowed under the weight of the Cross. The name dates from the sixteenth century, although the custom of retracing Jesus' steps to Golgotha began in the early centuries of Christianity. According to the most common tradition the Antonia fortress and the Praetorium nearby were the sites where Jesus was brought before Pilate. The fortress, which stood near the north-west corner of the Jewish Temple, was the starting point for Jesus' painful walk toward Calvary, which at that time was outside the city walls.
  8. Walking tour old City of Jerusalem - Walking tour of Jerusalem You start the tour by the Jaffa Gate. You start the tour with the Jaffa Gate. This tour offers three options: Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall Islamic shrines and mosques on the Temple Mount Unusual Christian enclave on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher This tour getsContinue reading "Walking tour old City of Jerusalem"

Day Tours Tiberias

  1. Old Tiberias Walking Tour - On Tuesdays, a local tour guide takes tourists through the archaeological park (next to Sheraton Moriah and Golden Tulip hotels) and then to the promenade, past the Turkish citadel, to the famous Etz Hachaim synagogue of Rabbi Haim Abulafia, and the Scottish Compound.

All Day Tours in Israel

  1. Walking tour old City of Jerusalem - Walking tour of Jerusalem You start the tour by the Jaffa Gate. You start the tour with the Jaffa Gate. This tour offers three options: Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall Islamic shrines and mosques on the Temple Mount Unusual Christian enclave on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher This tour getsContinue reading "Walking tour old City of Jerusalem"
  2. Walking Day Tour Tel Aviv - This tour is for any visitors to the Holy Land (or locals). This tour will bring you to all the important and well-known touristic sights Tel Aviv has to offer. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. In this itinerary are always alternatives and added sights.Continue reading "Walking Day Tour Tel Aviv"
  3. Useful information - On this page you find very useful information about Israel from the perspective of the tourist coming from outside Israel and for those who are living in Israel and like to 'play' the tourist. This page is actually golden information for the 'stranger', because it summarises this site on one page.
  4. Three Days in Haifa - Haifa is one of the Middle East's most picturesque cities, and it's target for this small mini-tour for this amazing place. This page contains enough information for you to have this tour and spend it full with interesting sights, events, smells, tastes and experiences for the whole family. Like with Tfzat, here is the guide insight information for you.
  5. The Way of Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross - "Via Dolorosa" designates a stretch of road between the Antonia fortress and Golgotha, along which Jesus Christ walked bowed under the weight of the Cross. The name dates from the sixteenth century, although the custom of retracing Jesus' steps to Golgotha began in the early centuries of Christianity. According to the most common tradition the Antonia fortress and the Praetorium nearby were the sites where Jesus was brought before Pilate. The fortress, which stood near the north-west corner of the Jewish Temple, was the starting point for Jesus' painful walk toward Calvary, which at that time was outside the city walls.
  6. The Timna Valley and the Eilat Mountains Jeep Tour - Jeep Tour - 4 hours afternoon tour from Eilat.  The tour to the Timna park is four hour afternoon jeep tour covers the ancient sites of the Timna Valley and the scenic desert canyons of the Southern Negev and Arava Valley. The picturesque Timna Valley (park) is a UNESCO site of historical importance.
  7. Nahal David The best 10 hiking trails in Israel - Israel is a hiker’s paradise. The country is crisscrossed with trails, including the 580-mile long Israel Trail, which starts in the northern Galilee and winds its way south until it reaches the tip of Eilat. All of Israel’s trails are clearly marked by colors painted on rocks, and you can buy a set of 20 glossy maps (about $25 each) to keep you moving in the right direction.
  8. Sodom Day Tour - By tradition, this area is the site of Sodom and Gomorrah, the biblical cities that were destroyed in a storm of fire and brimstone, punishment from God because of their people’s depravity (Genesis 18-19). These days, Sodom is much better known for its desert hiking and cycling trails than for sodomy. And for that we have this day tour. Normally, a day tour occupies about a half day, but I added several hiking opportunities to this day you and that means you will be busy the whole day. It's breathtaking nature in action.
  9. Old Tiberias Walking Tour - On Tuesdays, a local tour guide takes tourists through the archaeological park (next to Sheraton Moriah and Golden Tulip hotels) and then to the promenade, past the Turkish citadel, to the famous Etz Hachaim synagogue of Rabbi Haim Abulafia, and the Scottish Compound.
  10. Old City Ramparts Walk - The Ramparts walk is a fun way to get an overview of Jerusalem. For a small entrance fee, you can climb the ramparts of the Old City and circle the city from above. Not only to you get to peek in places you’d never see otherwise – like the cloistered Armenian compound – but you also get a stunning view of the areas outside the walls.
  11. Muslim Quarter Day Tour - Here we have the day tour for the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem. A day tour takes normally a day, but this tour can also take a half day, depending on your attention to details. Anyway, this tour is for anyone, who wants to explore the Muslim Quarter of this ancient city from the Christian perspective.
  12. Modern Jerusalem Walking Tour - This walking tour, which might take up 3-4 hours, leads you through modern Jerusalem. That 'modern' Jerusalem is relative, because we are talking from the year 1860! Anyhow, you will visit all the major interesting sights from 'modern' Jerusalem on foot.
  13. Masada Tour - This is a day tour for you, which is dedicated to Masada. But in Israel everything is different when you get there, I added information about accommodations (guest house and camping sites). Also it's a great idea to add some information about restaurants and of course how you get there and back to where you came from.
  14. Kfar Cana Day Tour - About 8 km northeast of central Nazareth on the road to Tiberias (and on the Jesus Trail), the Arab town of Kafr Kana (Cana) is believed to be the site of Jesus’s first miracle (John 2:1-11), when he changed water into wine at a wedding reception. About 10% of the population is Christian.This is a day tour, especially when you want to renew your wedding vows.
  15. Jericho, the Ancient City, where Time Stood Still - Local authorities proudly call Jericho the ‘world’s oldest continuously inhabited city' and this is no idle boast – archaeological evidence traces the city’s history back over 10,000 years. When you visit Jericho, you will notice that it's not much changed since that time! Earthquakes proved Jericho's biggest challenge, leveling some of its most fantastic sites – such as Hisham's Palace – over the centuries. Jericho has modernized somewhat since the Canaanite period, but not much. Small-scale farming still makes up a significant portion of the local economy, although tourism is making inroads. The town is rather scruffy and unkempt but retains a raffish charm and a smiley demeanor. Most visitors just stay long enough to ascend the Mount of Temptation and marvel at the archaeological remains of Tel al-Sultan (Ancient Jericho).
  16. Israel tour, 10 days - This 10 days tour brings you from Tel Aviv to the north of the country (Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Tiberias, Haifa, Golan), followed by Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, Masada and Ein Gedi, using apartments and public transport and had a luxurious vacation for $637 per person, including guide. Just another example of a low-budget tour.
  17. Israel tour (from Eilat, Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee and Haifa) all in, 7 days - Israel tour (from Eilat, Negev, Camel and Jeep tours, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee and Haifa) all in, 7 days including guide for $490
  18. Free Day Tours in Israel - When I look into the Internet for free day tours in Israel, I receive indeed some content. Except that the last time it's updated is in 2014. Some of them are sponsored by the city, like Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, but when I want to have that free tour, nobody is there. So I've decided to publish free day tours for you.
  19. Family and Children Tour 10 Days - This tour is for families and their children. It will bring you to Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Acre, Sea of Galilee, Golan, Safed, Jerusalem and Eilat. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide. The guide can speak English, German and Dutch.
  20. Ein Bokek Day Tour - This day tour is about Ein Bokek, which is sandwiched between the turquoise waters of the southern Dead Sea and a dramatic tan bluff, the strip of luxury hotels is the region’s main tourist zone and a 'secret' canyon. Ein Bokek has the area's nicest free beaches, and is the Dead Sea’s main center for treating ailments such as psoriasis, arthritis and respiratory conditions with naturally occurring minerals and compounds.
  21. Day Tour Sea of Galilee - This tour is for any visitors to Sea of Galilee (or locals). This tour will bring you to all the important and well-known touristic sights the Sea of Galilee and suroundings has to offer. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide.
  22. Day Tour Jerusalem - This tour is for any visitors to Jerusalem (or locals). This tour will bring you to all the important and well-known touristic sights the Jerusalem has to offer. The tour is designed for the individual, as for groups, with or without a professional guide.
  23. Daliat el-Carmel – Druze village - Daliyat el-Carmel is a Druze village high on the slopes of Mt. Carmel and has an exceptionally unique character. It is a colorful village that offers wonderful hospitality with a smile and is also very interesting.
  24. Abraham Path hiking - The Abraham Path in the Negev currently crosses the northern section of the desert from west to east starting at the city of Beer Sheva, today the ‘capital of the Negev’ and largest city in the south of the country, but known as the place of Abraham’s Well which, according to the Book of Genesis, was dug by Abraham when he entered the city.
  25. A day tour to Masada and Ein Gedi - It's morning and everyone just finished the breakfast. The guides are preparing themselves and you for the things to come. Everyone has bottles with drink, hats, checkout the shoes and sandals and all the details, which are really needed for a day like this. Everyone gets their maps and books about Masada and Ein Gedi. And slowly everyone will exit the hotel and enter our waiting bus. The bus driver is in a good mood, because this trip is at least for him easy and he can stay inside the bus if he wants. We start driving and after 30 minutes the whole landscape start changing dramatically ...
  26. 120-Minute Walk around the Old City Walls - The Old City of Jerusalem may occupy a relatively small area geographically, but its compactness and uneven topography make it a frequently confusing place to explore. One good way to gain an overview is to take to the ramparts and view the crush of alleys, domes and towers from the top of the walls that enclose them. Visitors can walk along two sections of wall: from Jaffa Gate clockwise to St Stephen’s Gate, and from Jaffa Gate anti-clockwise to the Dung Gate. The section between St Stephen’s Gate and the Dung Gate is closed to the public. Many steep flights of steps mean that this is not a walk for the elderly or infirm.
  27. 120 Minute Walk around West Jerusalem - The heart of West Jerusalem, centered on Jaffa Road, was largely developed during the years of the British Mandate (1917–1948). So, while it is nowhere near as ancient as the Old City, it does carry a weight of recent history related to the founding of the Jewish state of Israel. Aside from the scattering of historic buildings and monuments, this is also the heart of the modern city, with pedestrianized streets of cafés, restaurants and shops, cultural centers and busy markets. It is a highly rewarding area to explore.

 

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