Jerusalem is the Israeli state capital and is the biggest city in Israel. Jerusalem is a holy city to all three religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam and this is due to its 5000 year history of stories and legacies. Jerusalem's main history revolved around the old city, the same preserved site dating thousands of years back, documents the life it used to be. In the city, you will find four quarters: Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian.
We’ll start our tour with an overview of modern and Old Jerusalem city from Mount Olives looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. As we drive along the Kidron Valley, we see the ancient Jewish cemetery dating back over 3,000 years, the monumental burial sites at its base and across the way, the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane where it is said Jesus, and his followers prayed the night prior to Jesus’s crucifixion.
Before entering the Old City through the Zion Gate, we visit the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion. In the upper floor of the structure, we would visit the hall traditionally proclaimed as the Hall of the Last Supper. We will then continue to the 16th century Sepharadi synagogues located in the Jewish quarter, walking along the Byzantine Cardo. In the Jewish Quarter, we explore the exciting excavated Second Temple Herodian mansions providing insight to the quality of life in ancient Jerusalem.
While making our way out of the Jewish quarter, we will descend to the Western Wall, the Kotel, exiting the Old City through the Dung gate. We end our tour exploring the excavations of the 3,000 years-old City of David while gaining an acquaintance with its elaborate and sophisticated water system, which was constructed and continuously altered throughout the ages in accordance to military and population necessities.
The tour includes:
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service.
- Professional tour guide in your language.
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle/bus
The tour does not include:
- Food and drinks.
- Entrance fees to City of David.
- Walking tour.
Modest dress and comfortable shoes are required.
- Minimum of 2 travelers per booking is required.
- Confirmation will be received 24 hours post booking.