8 Hours Walking tour itinerary for Jerusalem: Jerusalem All Religions
Oldest & holiest city in the world, Jerusalem is home to major monotheistic faiths and is full of holy sites that stand as a mute witness to city’s tumultuous past & cultural significance.
Jaffa Gate is one of the eight gates of the Old City where extraordinary events took place in history. Once we officially enter the Old City, we will pass the Tower of David, one of the emblematic buildings of Jerusalem, build on remains of one of the defensive towers of the Palace of Herod the Great.
After crossing the Armenian Quarter, we will exit the walls again through the Zion Gate and arrivetoMount Zion.
The Ramparts Walk is divided into two separate walks, totally just under two miles: the north sidewalk and the south sidewalk. Both have their differences, both have amazing views of popular and more hidden sites. Highly recommended for children and family activities!
Entrance fee: Adults: 16 NIS, Children: 8 NIS
David’s Tomb - Last Supper Room/Cenacle
A few meters from the church we will continue to this two-story room that commemorates the “upper room” in which Jesus shared the Last Supper with the disciples.
Our first stop will be the marvelous church owned by the German Benedictine Order where Mary, Jesus ‘s mother, ended her worldly existence.
In the heart of the Jewish Quarter, we will visit one of the pearls of Jerusalem, the Roman Cardo, used for centuries as the main street of the city where most of the commercial and social activities were taking place. We will continue through the modern shopping area, where we will learn about ritual objects used in Judaism from centuries until today and we will see the beautiful examples of Jewish modern art.
A few steps from the commercial area we will go back in time, with the help of archaeology and the Old Testament, to the days of Hezekiah (7th Century BC), when a miraculous event took place and Jerusalem was saved from destruction.
Kotel / The Wailing Wall
This is the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people, the Western Wall, where Jews have been praying for centuries.
The Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif(the Noble Sanctuary) is one of the most important religious sites in the world. It has been venerated as a holy site for thousands of years by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The present site is dominated by three monumental structures from the early Umayyad period: the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock.
Visits are not possible on Friday and Saturday.
Mount of Olives
Mount of Olives is one of the most prominent sites mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. We start our tour with the breathtaking view of the Temple Mount and the Old City, the City of David, where the whole story began, and modern Jerusalem in the background. We talk about the importance of this place in connection with the Last Daysinall three religions and the last week in the life of Jesus.
Gethsemane/Church of All Nations
This is without a doubt one of the most impressive sites in Jerusalem and one of the most moving moments in the last days of Jesus. The place where he prayed alone to God. You can contemplate in the shadow of the ancient olive trees and visit the modern church built over the ruins of an ancient Byzantine church.
Tomb of The Virgin Mary
This Crusader church was built over a quarried-out tomb that may well date from the 1st century, surrounded by the atmosphere of the Orthodox Churches, hanging lamps and incense
Following the painful path of Jesus on his way to his crucifixion. We will join at the 3rd station after a breathtaking rooftop view at Mount of Olives from the Austrian Hospice.
After Jesus was condemned to death, he was crucified on Mount Golgotha and was buried in a nearby tomb. According to Christian tradition, He rose again after three days. From this moment, the Tomb of Resurrection became the central place of faith for all Christians in the world.
More than two persons mean extra costs for entrance fees and lunch.
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.
- Monday 10:00
- Tuesday 10:00
- Wednesday 10:00
- Thursday 10:00
- Sunday 10:10