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Bike Tours

Midnight Biking Through Jerusalem. Tour guide Moshe Gold runs this venture, which features two- to three-hour tours through the streets of Jerusalem. The rides, beginning at 9:30 pm, are for ages 12 and up. Led by licensed English and Hebrew-speaking guides, they can be customized according to your interests. Yanovsky St., Haas Promenade parking lot, Talpiot Industrial Zone, Jerusalem, 93813. 054/636–2884. www.jerusalembiking.com.

Orientation Tours

Veteran nationwide tour operators Egged Tours and United Tours offer similar half-day Jerusalem orientation tours, including a panoramic view and Old City highlights. Except for Saturday, full-day tours usually add Yad Vashem. Some itineraries have a particular Christian orientation. Prices are usually quoted in U.S. dollars. The approximate cost is $46 for a half-day tour and $68 for a full day, though some run as much as $89. The price includes pick-up from major hotels.

Tour Contacts

Egged Tours (03/694–8888. www.egged.co.il/eng.)

United Tours (03/617–3315. www.unitedtours.co.il.)

Private Guides

The daily rate for a private guide with an air-conditioned car, limousine, or seven-passenger van is $500 to $650; add another $100 for bigger vans. Many guides will offer their services without a car for $300 to $400 per day. For a private tour, approach Genesis 2000.

Contacts

Genesis 2000 (052/286–2650, 052/381–4484, or 02/676–5868. www.genesis2000.co.il.)

Walking Tours

Zion Walking Tours is best known for its topic-focused Old City walking tours, but some of its eight routes venture well beyond the walls. Another option is Egged's Route 99 bus, a two-hour circle tour of Jerusalem.

Contacts

Zion Walking Tours (Inside Jaffa Gate, opposite police station, Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, 97600. 02/627–7588. zionwt.dpages.co.il.)

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