1 Day Culture tour itinerary for Jerusalem: Compare Old & New Sides Of The Holy City
See the old and new side of this Holy City in just a day on this tour from your hotel. Visit important holy sites such as the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, plus modern sites of interest including the Holocaust Museum or the Church of All Nations—all without having to plan a thing.
Jerusalem Old and New
A combination of new and old Jerusalem on a magical and memorable day.
The journey begins with a Panoramic overview of the Old City and New City of Jerusalem.
Drive along the Kidron Valley, view the Garden of Gethsemane, the walls of the Old City and Mt.
Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate, 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.
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.
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 honours 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.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Insurance of any kind
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