Jerusalem mp3 tours

This item appears on page 69 of the April 2012 issue.

For smartphones or mp3 devices, 12 self-guided audio tours of Jerusalem’s Old City can be downloaded for free at Among them are “Via Dolorosa,” “The Herodian Quarter” and “Marketplaces in the Old City.” Most tours take two to four hours (depending on walking speed); five are handicapped accessible.

Each tour download includes maps, written descriptions of the sights in four languages, and audio and video tracks. Brochures of the tours are available in city hotels and tourist offices. For info on Israel, visit