Jerusalem: Dual Narrative Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Jerusalem

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Two Tour Guides, One City. Featured by National Geographic and TED, the Dual Narrative Tour (TM) is a multi-perspective Jerusalem experience presented by one Jewish Israeli and one Palestinian tour guide together. See the Old City's most famous sites. Understand deep religious and national ties to Jerusalem, consider recent tensions, and ponder the city’s future.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictIntroduction to Jerusalem and geography of Israel and Palestine. What does the sign at the entrance to the Old City tell us about how ruling powers assert their claims over space? Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Armenian Quarter, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictNotice signage commemorating the Armenian genocide and discuss. Learn about Armenian history and identity in Jerusalem, and where this community fits on such a diverse religious and political landscape. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictVisit the Roman Cardo and understand the Israeli narrative linking Jewish life today to Jerusalem during previous historical epochs. What lies beneath the surface of this excavation, and which layers were removed to reach the current configuration? Duration: 15 minutesStop At: St Mark's Syriac Church, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictStop above the church at a rooftop looking towards East Jerusalem - review Jerusalem's borders and major landmarks Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictUnderstand significance of this site in Christian tradition, and in Israeli and Palestinian narratives. Visit major sites within church itself.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Muslim Quarter, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictWalk through Muslim Quarter and learn about various communities in the Old City, links to Muslim world, and current tensions.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Western Wall, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictAfter passing through Wadi Road, enter Western Wall/Al Buraq square. Learn about the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the millennia-old tradition of Jewish pilgrimage to stand beside its remains. Hear also about "Al Buraq," and the Islamic story of Muhammed's flight to Jerusalem. What did this open complex look like before and after it was captured by Israel more than 50 years ago? Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Al Masjid Al Aqsa, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictAscend to the Temple Mount/Noble Sanctuary complex and understand the historic importance of this site for three religions. View the magnificently tiled Dome of the Rock shrine and Al Aqsa mosque. Why is this platform such flash point in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians? Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictConclude near the 5th Station of the Cross and Austrian Hospice. Final guide reflections and time for Q&A.Duration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • 2 Professional guides
  • Tour escort/host

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions