Jerusalem Old and New Holy Sites Tour from Jerusalem

Cultural & Theme Tours in Jerusalem

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Holy Jerusalem Tour-  Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Yad Vashem This unforgettable tour takes you from ancient historical sites in Jerusalem. Explore the highlights of the Old City on this day tour of Jerusalem.  From the Western Wall (Kotel), we will follow the Via Dolorosa, the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  This tour takes you to some of the holiest and most fascinating sites in Israel. For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world.. • Hotel pick up and drop-off from Jerusalem • Guided tour of the popular Holy sites by local experts. • Tour the city of Jerusalem Old and New. • Learn about the city’s 4,000-year-old history  • See some of the world’s holiest sites. • Includes all entrance fees
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Western Wall, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictOur journey begins at the Mount of Olives, as we stand above the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives we see the Old City and the Temple Mount where once stood Solomon’s Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, and the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. Below us we see the Garden of Gethsemane; the Church of All Nations and the Kidron Valley with its ancient Jewish burial tombs.Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate we pass through the Armenian Quarter on route to the Jewish Quarter and the 1500 year old Byzantine Cardo. Partially destroyed and unused during the Moslem conquest it had a brief new lease of life during the Crusader period. The excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores. We stop at the Kotel; the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. Built by King Herod it was a supporting wall enclosing the Temple Mount area.The Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, is the route many pilgrims follow on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the church built on the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial tomb. Although the Byzantine church was partially destroyed during the Persian and Moslem conquests the rebuilt and redesigned Crusader Church preserved much of the earlier church.We exit the Old City via the market and the Jaffa Gate for a short tour of the new city. A visit to Yad VaShem, the Holocaust Museum, reveals artifacts and photographs documenting the discrimination, persecution and finally the annihilation of Jewish communities across Europe. It also honors those righteous among the nations who risked their lives while trying to save Jews.On Fridays, Saturdays & Jewish Holidays, when the Holocaust Museum is closed, the tour will include a visit to the Church of All Nations at the Garden Gethsemane, King David's Tomb and the Hall of the Last Supper on Mount Zion. *Children under 10 are not allowed inside the Holocaust museum.Duration: 9 hours

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup Jerusalem: 08:30 AM and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Any insurance
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