Jerusalem is one of the most iconic cities in the world. Tourists from all over the world come to Israel with family groups, cruise excursions, school trips, and all convene in this majestic city. It has religious, cultural, and historical importance and visiting its many places reveal many famous stories in front of your very eyes.
Our exciting adventure starts with a phenomenal panoramic view from the Mount of Olives to the Old City, built around the Temple Mount.
Observing the 2,000-year-old walls, talking about the written historic events, while feeling the excitement of this moment, remind us the uniqueness of the place.
We pass by the Garden of Gethsemane and see the oldest Olive trees in Israel while admiring the garden around. You can wonder around for a few minutes while we talk about important events that took place there in the past.
Stepping into the exceptional Old City, you are going to visit all four of its quarters: Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Armenian. Your ancestors walked in the same Cardo that you will be strolling and saw the same 2,000-year-old and 2,700-year-old walls and streets that lie in front of your very eyes. You will also visit the Jewish Cardo, Arab Cardo, Roman Cardo, and Crusader ruins. Strolling the Christian quarter, you may choose to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of the three holiest in the Catholic world.
If you happen to be on Monday or Thursday (for cruise excursions, this depends on the length of your stay and program), you can also enjoy the music, joy, and pride that surround the different Bar Mitzvah celebrations that take place in the Old City.
Following this, we arrive at one of the most sacred Jewish sites in the world, the Wailing Wall – Kotel. Cross the barrier of time and explore the western parts of Jerusalem, some surrounding neighborhoods, and enjoy a glimpse of the Parliament Building, and government quarter.
If you would also like to explore the Western Wall Tunnels, let us know so we can book tickets with enough time.
Finally, you may choose one of the following two options to continue your tour (depending, of course, on the opening hours).
- Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Museum
- Israel Museum, including the Shrine of the Book (where the Dead Sea Scrolls are safely kept), and an amazing model of Jerusalem at the end of the Second Temple period.