Explore and learn the history of this multi-cultural, ancient city. Visit famous religious monuments and archaeological sites in the four quarters of the old city.
Beginning our tour at the Mount Scopus\ Hass with a panoramic overlook of Jerusalem’s and the Judean Desert.
Begin the day at the Mount of Olives. The Mount of Olives, one of three hills on a long ridge to the east of Jerusalem, is the location of many biblical events. The mountain offers an unrivalled vista of the Old City and its environs.
On Mount Zion is the traditional site of the tomb of King David, and holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims. On the ground level are several Jewish synagogues. The second level the Cenacle room where two major events in the early Christian Church are commemorated: The Last Supper and the coming of the on the apostles.
Explore the Jewish Quarter including synagogues, the alleys and small shops of the Byzantine Cardo. You will see the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations confirm two thousand years of Jewish history in the Old City. Tour the Davidson Center, the Southern Wall Archaeological Gardens and southern Kotel excavation.
Proceed to the Kotel, (The Western Wall), sacred because it is the last remnant of the Second Temple that was destroyed by the Romans. Feel the stones that have witnessed so much in the history of the Jews. Place a special prayer in the cracks in those stones.
Browse the famous Arab shuk (market) in the Muslim quarter. Its many stalls sell spices, pasteries, pottery, sheepskin, embroidered clothes and so much more. If you see something you like, be sure to bargain down the price. It’s part of the experience!
Continue along the Via Dolorosa, a street within the Old City of Jerusalem, believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion and is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. You’ll arrive at the Christian quarter and continue to the Holy Sepulcher, situated on the hill called Golgotha or Calvary. The Church contains the last five Stations of the Cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.
List of Stops
Duration of the trip – 6 hours
Options of basing this trip for the Ashdod or Haifa