Posted October 13th, 2012, 12:59 PM
Last edited by John Bull; October 13th, 2012 at 01:03 PM
As Epixx' post, simplest & most time-effective is to take a taxi from the port gate (free port shuttle from ship to gate)
But quite expensive - last October the going rate was €100 each-way per vehicle, and that was a price set in stone, clearly a cartel amongst the drivers.
Ask the driver to take you to Jaffa Gate. For the return, you can fix for the driver to collect you at an agreed time - or pick up another in Jerusalem, though I doubt that's save any money. Taxis take four people, some take more.
Journey time a little under 90 mins, but for the return give yourselves at least another hour in hand because traffic can build up.
At the Jaffa Gate (paved area outside gate on the left) you can pick up a free (just tip the guide) walking tour of the walled city
Ideal timing is the 11am tour. Lasts about 2 hours, includes the Wailing Wall & all other main sights except the Dome of the Rock, where non-Muslims are generally not welcome (pressure on numbers rather than discrimination).
Well worth taking that tour for the background info & orientation, then time to wander at will. The last stop on the tour before walking back to Jaffa Gate is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre & its worth much longer than the time allowed on the tour - so tip the guide & leave the tour here.