No city has had such an incredible impact in history as Jerusalem. Our tour to Jerusalem will reveal some of the reasons why this city is considered one of the most important cities by many religions. Both Jerusalem and Bethlehem are often visited by people going on pilgrimage tours, or cruise excursions, and some are simply trying to complete the history that defines their identity.
Our exciting entrance to Jerusalem starts from the east side, where Jesus arrived when he came to Jerusalem, and directly to the Mount of Olives. We admire the beautiful panoramic view over the Temple Mount, and the Old City of Jerusalem, and remember that we are actually standing at the exact spot where Jesus was when he observed the same view.
We step right into the course of its history by driving down the mount to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested at midnight after the last supper. By visiting the Garden, and the Church of Gethsemane, you can touch the ancient stones, the old Olive trees, and feel the sorrow surrounding the place.
The next stop is at the iconic Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, one of the three most sacred Christian shrines in the world. The next visit in Bethlehem is to one of the few Christian families left in the city at their unique workshop.
Following this, we tour the four quarters of the Old City. This includes heading to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, located in the Christian quarter, and considered one of the three holiest Christian churches in the world. This mysterious complex includes the five last and most important stations of the Via Dolorosa, the Rotunda covering the Tomb of Jesus, the Golgotha where Jesus was crucified on, chapels, churches, and the room of Joseph of Ramathin where we can touch an ancient 2,000-year-old Jewish tomb as the one Jesus was barred in.
No doubt that it is an amazing Holy Shrine, owned by 6 denominations, who pray, worship, and perform their daily services at this holy place.
While strolling the cardo, you discover two different historic levels from both contemporary times, and ancient times. This boulevard combines the center of the Roman Street, ancient biblical sites, with a modern-day market.
From there, we continue to the Wailing Wall, the holiest Jewish site in the world. You can imagine Jesus walking in this same street, buying a lamb with his disciples, or drinking a glass of pure water from the fountain. Depending on availability, and if you choose so, we can also book the Western Wall Tunnels.