Jerusalem All Religions Full Day
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.
The Ramparts Walk is divided into two separate walks, totally just under two miles: the north side walk and the south side walk. Both have their diffenrences, both have amazing views of popular and more hidden sites. Highly recommended for children and family activities!
Entrance fee: Adults: 18 NIS, Children: 9 NIS
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.
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 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.
HURVA SYNAGOGUE (optional)
This majestic synagogue located in the center of the Jewish Quarter became an emblem of Jerusalem and its Jewish Heritage after a turbulent history. Today it is an active synagogue and house of study.
Entrance fee: NIS 20 per person
WESTERN WALL / 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.
Please mote: we are not visiting the tunnels. I can make reservation for you to visit the tunnels before or after our tour. It is a guide one hour tour.
TEMPLE MOUNT (optional)
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.
Please note: due to waiting time, a visit to the Temple Mount usually means skipping one or more other sites.
CITY OF DAVID
Located under an Arab Village called Silwan, close to the Western Wall. This ancient city serves as one the most important archeological sites in the biblical research of the Land of Israel. Excavations and new fascinating findings are constantly taking place in the area.
Please note: visiting the tunnels and/or the Shiloam pool means skipping other sites.
MOUNT OF OLIVES
We cross the valley between the Old City and walk up the Mount of Olives, one of the most prominent sites mentioned in the Holy Scriptures, to the middle.
The little teardrop Church of Dominus Flevit, halfway down the western slope of the Mount of Olives, recalls the Gospel incident in which Jesus wept over the future fate of Jerusalem.
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 with 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.
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Jerusalem All Religions Full Day