Jerusalem Old and New Tour

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Jerusalem Old & New Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Yad Vashem ,Pick-up and drop-off :Jerusalem,Tel Aviv, Herzliya ,Netanya

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As we stand above the Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives we see the Old City and the Temple Mount where once stood Solomon’s Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, and the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE.  Below us we see the Garden of Gethsemane; the Church of All Nations and the Kidron Valley with its ancient Jewish burial tombs. Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate we 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. 
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 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. 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 Holocaust Museum, reveals artifacts and photographs documenting the discrimination, persecution and finally the annihilation of Jewish communities across Europe. It also honors those righteous among the nations who risked their lives while trying to save Jews

Highlights

  • Choose your tour language: English, Spanish, French or German
  • Hotels Pick-up and drop-off  :Jerusalem,Tel Aviv, Herzliya ,Netanya  
  • Join the tour directly from your hotel and enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
  • Enjoy a fully guided tour with a local professional guide
  • See Jerusalem’s skyline from the top of the Mt. of Scopus
  • Visit world famous religious and historic landmarks of the City of Gold
  • Take a drive through modern-day Jerusalem to the Jewish holocaust museum, Yad VaShem
  • End your touring experience back in your hotel

Language Schedule

 
English
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* * * * * *
French   *     *   *
Spanish *   *     *  
German       *      

 

What To Expect

This Jerusalem Old and New Tour starts on Mt. Scopus with stunning views of Jerusalem’s skyline. In the distance is the Old City and Temple Mount where the golden dome of the Dome of the Rock offers the perfect photo-op. Looking down we see a 3,000-year-old Jewish cemetery. As we leave the mount we pass the Garden of Gethsemane; the Church of All Nations and Kidron Valley, site of ancient Jewish tombs. 

The tour continues to the Jewish Quarter where we see the 1,500-year-old Cardo, an excavated Byzantine street. Later Crusaders added stores flanking the Cardo and today modern stores fill the Crusader structures.

The tour continues to the Western Wall, a sacred Jewish site. The Western Wall was part of the original Second Holy Jewish Temple and the only part to survive destruction in 70AD. On the tour you can join others from around the world and place a prayer note between the stones of the wall.

The tour of old Jerusalem takes you along part of the Via Dolorosa; this is the route Jesus took as he carried his cross towards Calvary. At the end of the Via Dolorosa is the sacred Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This 4th century church holds the site where Jesus was crucified and Christ’s burial tomb. Today the church has more than 30 chapels and precious religious relics. The tour takes a lunch break then visits the Old City’s Middle Eastern bazaar.

We leave the Old City and travel through the new modern city of Jerusalem. Instead of ancient structures and religious landmarks new Jerusalem holds modern-day wonders. We make our final stop at Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum. At Yad VaShem you can see a vast collection of historic photographs, authentic artifacts, documents,  video testimonials by Holocaust survivors and memorials to those that lost their lives.

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Highlights

  • Choose your tour language: English, Spanish, French or German
  • Hotels Pick-up and drop-off  :Jerusalem,Tel Aviv, Herzliya ,Netanya  
  • Join the tour directly from your hotel and enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
  • Enjoy a fully guided tour with a local professional guide
  • See Jerusalem’s skyline from the top of the Mt. of Scopus
  • Visit world famous religious and historic landmarks of the City of Gold
  • Take a drive through modern-day Jerusalem to the Jewish holocaust museum, Yad VaShem
  • End your touring experience back in your hotel

Language Schedule

 
English
*
 
* * * * * *
French   *     *   *
Spanish *   *     *  
German       *      

 

What To Expect

This Jerusalem Old and New Tour starts on Mt. Scopus with stunning views of Jerusalem’s skyline. In the distance is the Old City and Temple Mount where the golden dome of the Dome of the Rock offers the perfect photo-op. Looking down we see a 3,000-year-old Jewish cemetery. As we leave the mount we pass the Garden of Gethsemane; the Church of All Nations and Kidron Valley, site of ancient Jewish tombs. 

The tour continues to the Jewish Quarter where we see the 1,500-year-old Cardo, an excavated Byzantine street. Later Crusaders added stores flanking the Cardo and today modern stores fill the Crusader structures.

The tour continues to the Western Wall, a sacred Jewish site. The Western Wall was part of the original Second Holy Jewish Temple and the only part to survive destruction in 70AD. On the tour you can join others from around the world and place a prayer note between the stones of the wall.

The tour of old Jerusalem takes you along part of the Via Dolorosa; this is the route Jesus took as he carried his cross towards Calvary. At the end of the Via Dolorosa is the sacred Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This 4th century church holds the site where Jesus was crucified and Christ’s burial tomb. Today the church has more than 30 chapels and precious religious relics. The tour takes a lunch break then visits the Old City’s Middle Eastern bazaar.

We leave the Old City and travel through the new modern city of Jerusalem. Instead of ancient structures and religious landmarks new Jerusalem holds modern-day wonders. We make our final stop at Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum. At Yad VaShem you can see a vast collection of historic photographs, authentic artifacts, documents,  video testimonials by Holocaust survivors and memorials to those that lost their lives.

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Remarks
 Guaranteed departure.
 Tour may be bilingual (English and another language).
 Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to visit Yad Vashem due to the sensitive content.
 Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders.
 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
 
Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
     

The tour does not include:

  • Food and drinks
     

Notes:

  • Guaranteed departure
  • Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to visit Yad Vashem due to the sensitive content
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • It is possible to have pick ups/ drop offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations
  • 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
Remarks
 Guaranteed departure.
 Tour may be bilingual (English and another language).
 Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to visit Yad Vashem due to the sensitive content.
 Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders.
 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
 
Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
     

The tour does not include:

  • Food and drinks
     

Notes:

  • Guaranteed departure
  • Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to visit Yad Vashem due to the sensitive content
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • It is possible to have pick ups/ drop offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations
  • 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

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