Jerusalem Old & New City – Full Day
Pick-up from your hotel in order to explore the biblical and cultural highlights of Old
and New Jerusalem. Start the tour with a panoramic view of the city from Mount of Olives (may be replaced by Mount Scopus). Enter the Old City through one of its famous gates. Explore the restored Jewish Quarter, one of the four quarters of the walled city. The quarter is home to around 2,000 people and covers about 0.1 square kilometres. It is also the location of many synagogues and yeshivas and has been almost continually home to Jews since the 8th century BCE. Visit the Cardo, an ancient Roman marketplace where you can still shop today and stop at the Western Wall, the holiest place to the Jewish people. Continue to the Christian Quarter and walk along the Via Dolorosa, following the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In the afternoon, there will be a moving visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. (On Saturdays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, known as birthplace of John the Baptist. Stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque neighbourhood, stopping by Mary’s spring and continue to visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist.)
Note: Entrance to the Holocaust museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Modest dress and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.
Note: The tour also operates from Tel Aviv - supplement applies.
Departs: Daily (Tour does not operate on the: 27-28 September 2020)