Your tour starts with a visit to Mount Olives for an overview of the entire Old City. From here you will make way to the Old City of Jerusalem where we will see the Byzantine Cardo, the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa, the Stations of the Cross and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After exploring the Old City you will continue to a visit at the Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem. The tour ends in Jerusalem. Other drop-off points are available upon request with an additional.
Jerusalem Old and New Day Tour
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What to expect
As we stand above the Jewish cemetery on Mount of Olives we see the Old City and the Temple Mount where the Solomon’s Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, and the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE once stood.
Below us the garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations in the Kidron Valley with its ancient Jewish burial tombs Entering the Old City through the Zion Gate we pass the Armenian Quarter on our way to the Jewish Quarter and the fifteen hundred year old Byzantine Cardo partially destroyed and unused during the Muslim conquest.
We 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 enlarged 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 was built over the place believed to be the location of the crucifixion of Jesus and the burial tomb.
We 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 World Holocaust remembrance center, reveals personal stories, artifacts and photographs documenting the discrimination, persecution and finally the annihilation of the Jewish communities of Europe.
Pick-up at hotels start at:
- 7:00am in Herzliya
- 7:15am in Tel-Aviv
- 8:30am in Jerusalem
- 9:30am - 1:00pm Old City in Jerusalem
- 1:00pm Lunch time will be in Jerusalem
- 2:00pm - 4:30pm Yad Vashem
Drop-off times at the hotels after ends:
- 5:00 pm - 6:00pm in Jerusalem
- 6:00 pm - 7:00pm in Tel-Aviv
- 6:30 pm - 7:30pm in Herzliya
All times are approximate
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Please notice that on Fridays, Saturdays & High Holidays the Yad VeShem Holocaust Museum is closed. Instead we visit Kind David's Tomb, Hall of Last Supper and the Garden of Gethsemane.
Change of vehicles is required for transfer of pick up to avoid traffic and delay.
Guests should bring their own lunch OR purchase lunch online at the time of booking.
What to bring and wear: Modest dress is required for holy places, comfortable walking shoes, water.
Price includes all entrance fees.
- No refunds will be provided for no-shows or cancellations on the day of travel
- Cancellations are accepted 24 hours or more before tour begins.
- Cancellations will incur a 4% commission fee if booked by credit card or Paypal.
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