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 on Mount Olives, visiting the site of the Ascension and the Church of Patre Nostre, built by Constantine the Great, constructed on top of the site of a 4th century basilica to mark the Ascension of Jesus Christ. The church houses dozens and dozens of panels, each rendering the Lord’s Prayer in 123 different languages. After a mesmerizing overview of Old and New Jerusalem including the Temple Mount, we begin our descent, stopping by the Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus cried and mourned as he foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem.
We then continue to the Mount’s foot touring the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane, the site of Jesus’s capture by the Romans. Before ascending to the Old City and entering through the Lion's Gate, we take a look back at the Kidron Valley and the three thousand years old Jewish cemetery on Mount Olives, with the monumental burial sites located at its base.
We then enter the Old City through the Lion’s Gate, making way towards the Church of St. Anne, home to the Virgin Mary and then move on to the Pools of Bethseda depicted in the Gospel of St. John. Our final stop will be the Convent of the Sisters of Zion located at the end of the Via Dolorosa. Underneath the convent we’ll see evidence reflected in ancient stone pavements, engraved with markings used by the Roman soldiers for playing games.
The tour includes:
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle/bus.
- Professional tour guide in your language.
The tour does not include:
- Food and drinks.
- Churches donation. (USD 1 per church).
- A moderate dress code is required to enter the holy places. Knees and shoulder must be covered.
- Don't forget comfortable walking shoes.
- Minimum of 2 travelers per booking is required.
- Confirmation will be received 24 hours post booking.