Bookings start from 250$ for a half day for 1-6 people maximum
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The easiest ways to get to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv ?
If you are staying in Tel Aviv and you want to spend a day visiting Jerusalem with me, it is very easy, cheap, fast and safe to take the train.
If you follow my explanations step by step, you will be surprised how easy it is.
Here is how it works :
There are 3 train stations in Tel Aviv.
According to the location of you hotel I will direct you to one of these stations: Tel Aviv Savidor Center, Tel Aviv Hashalom or Tel Aviv HaHaganah.
The easiest is to go there with a taxi.
Once you arrive at the station you will first go through a safety control, your luggage will be checked and you pass a security detector.
Immediately afterwards you will arrive in the central hall where you can buy your ticket.
You can either go to a counter and explain the vendor what you want, of if you are more adventurous, you can go to one of the many tickets machines.
You need to buy a DAY PASS for Tel Aviv-Jerusalem. The day pass costs 32 nis per person ( 9.50 $)
The day pass will allow you to take the train to Jerusalem, to use the lightrail in Jerusalem, to come back to Tel Aviv and take a bus back to your hotel.
After having purchased the ticket you will pass your ticket though a machine and go to the designated platform.
You need to hold on to your ticket as you will need it for the rest of the day.
The trains to Jerusalem leave every 30 minutes.
From Tel Aviv Savidor Center each half hour at 7 minutes past ( 8.37,9.07,9.37, 10.07 etc. from platform 4.)
From Tel Aviv Hashalom each half hour at 9 minutes past ( 8.39, 9.09, 9.39, 10.09 etc. from platform 2.)
From Tel Aviv HaHaganah each half hour at quarter to and quarter from ( 8.45, 9.15, 9.45, 10.15 etc. from platform 3.)
The train ride will be approximately 40 minutes.
Jerusalem is the final destination.
When you arrive you can either take 3 giant escalators or an elevator.
You will need your ticket to exit the station.
I will be waiting for you outside the train station and together we will take the light rail to the Old City.
The total travel time from your hotel in Tel Aviv to the Old City of Jerusalem will be approximately 2 hours.
But of course, if you prefer, you can also travel to Jerusalem with a private car and driver.
If you decide you want to be picked up by a private driver at your hotel, and meet me upon your arrival in Jerusalem, I can arrange that for you.
In that case I will coordinate with your driver and will meet you upon your arrival In Jerusalem.
The driver will be at our disposal for the day and can bring us to Mount of Olives, drop us off in one spot and pick us up in another spot.
Having a car and driver will give us a lot of flexibility, especially if you want to visit other parts of Jerusalem besides the Old City.
The driver will bring you back to your hotel in Tel Aviv at the end of the day.
The cost for a driver with a car for a maximum of 6 people is 400$.
The total travel time from your hotel in Tel Aviv to the Old City of Jerusalem will be approximately 1 1/2 hours.
Enjoy the trip !
Are you planning a group travel in Israel : Bus + Hotel ?
For big groups and Travel Agents: I can help you find a good transportation company and find hotels.
For B2B clients, you can email me for ideas and more trips to enrich your service catalog : See the Desert, roadtrips, go to the Sea or to the Lake, take a train to Tel aviv, or explore a museum with a professional guide… I will give you customized tips to advise your clients.
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Rent a private guest house near me in Jerusalem
You can rent a guest house near me, in Jerusalem and I will come to see you, we can organize a shabbat dinner together or with friends, share a walking tour in the city surrounding markets and monuments and enjoy a fun trip in Israel.
I will show you to the Grocery store, bakery and cafe downstairs … possible for a party of 6 guests max.
You can enjoy the full functional apartment for yourself : AC, hot shower, kitchen…
If you have questions, you can text me and I will be seconds away.
I live in a nice and safe area : 25 minutes walk from the Old City or 15 minutes by bus to the Old City and city center.
Use the form below to contact me with a complex inquiry : Searching a comfortable AC bus for a group, a private VIP secure trip to the desert…
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16 reviews on
12. May, 2022.
Mijn man en ik hebben bij Leontine een food tour gedaan over de Mahane Yehuda markt in Jeruzalem. Dit was een geweldige ervaring. Leontine heeft ons allerlei hapjes laten proeven die ieder hun eigen verhaal hadden. Ze wist heel veel hierover te vertellen, maar ook over Israël als land, zowel de geschiedenis als over de huidige situatie. Het was ook heel prettig om deze tour in het Nederlands te volgen. Kortom: een aanrader!
12. May, 2022.
We hebben een geweldig mooie, interessante en leerzame wandeling met Leontine gemaakt door het oude centrum van Jeruzalem. Leontine wist alles zeer helder in historisch perspectief te plaatsen. Maar ook haar parate kennis over het Jeruzalem en Israël van nu was top: een mooie bonus. Een super boeiende ervaring! Aanrader!
8. February, 2020.
Such an informative and enjoyable tour of the old city of Jerusalem. Cannot recommend Leo highly enough.
She gave us an incredible over 3 hour tour and we learned so much while enjoying the beautiful and historic city. A tour not to be missed.
31. December, 2019.
My Mom and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with Leontine touring Old Jerusalem. I can’t recommend her enough! From the first contact to the end of our private tour Leontine exceeded our expectations. Communication prompt, information accurate, very knowledgeable and simply a joy to be around. I will definitely tour with her again A+++
30. December, 2019.
We had an amazing time in the Old City of Jerusalem with Leo, she was really kind, super knowledgeable in an intriguing way, very patient and totally professional. We are a family of 4 with 2 younger daughters and Leo had a game for them to keep them interested and listening, they still talk about all that they learned! Leo was very flexible as well as our schedule changed numerous times at the last minute and she was always very polite and responded quickly to our messages (thank you!). We highly recommend Leo for tours, she maximizes your time and you learn a wealth of knowledge! The perfect walking tour for us. Thank you so much Leo, all the best!
26. December, 2019.
Samen met Leontine veel gezien van Jeruzalem. Ze weet veel over deze plaats en kan ook veel vertellen over de geschiedenis. Van harte aanbevolen als start om Jeruzalem te bezichtigen!
10. December, 2019.
Léo is a truly terrific guide. My father and I really enjoyed our private tour of the Old City with her. She knows the city and its history extremely well. She is calm, patient, and takes time and care to answer each question thoroughly and thoughtfully. In a very complex city, she prompts deeper thought. She is quick at navigating busy corners and locations--making everything efficient. I was familiar with Jerusalem from a study abroad experience, Léo helped bring the city to life in a new way for me.
Would not hesitate to recommend Léo to anyone traveling to Jerusalem.
6. October, 2019.
Rob and I had a wonderful time with Leontine. She took us off the beaten track, authentic hummus experience for lunch in the old city, and her knowledge of the City of David and the extended city of Jerusalem left us with such a deeper understanding of Old Testament times. We enjoyed doing the tour in our time and customise to our preferences. Thanks Leontine, Shalom and God bless, Rob and Nicky
26. September, 2019.
Nous avons visité 1 journée Tel Aviv et 1 journée Jérusalem les 15 et 16 Septembre 2019 avec Léontine qui est une excellente guide ; d’abord très gentille, maitrisant parfaitement le Français, mais surtout ayant de grandes connaissances culturelles et historiques sur Israël. Elle s’est parfaitement adaptée à notre rythme et au niveau de nos connaissances, en décrivant l’Histoire avec simplicité mais beaucoup de détails intéressants. Elle connait aussi très bien la vie de tous les jours dans ces 2 villes, les marchés, avec de très bonnes adresses de restaurants (humos, kebabs…supers) bars, confiseries, céramiques …
Ces 2 jours ont été vraiment très sympathiques et enrichissants.
Merci beaucoup Léontine.
15. September, 2019.
Beaucoup de plaisir en arpentant les quartiers de Jérusalem pendant quelques heures avec Léontine. Voir, apprendre, comprendre à son rythme. Merci Léontine pour toutes ces informations, pour nos échanges et votre bienveillance.