Jerusalem City of Myth

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: ירושלים, ירושלים, Jerusalem
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  • 7 hours
  • Jerusalem
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Our tour of the Old City takes in all four quarters and key sites including the Western Wall, the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Jaffa Gate. Throughout, our focus will be on understanding why this small area of land on the edge of the desert has been so fiercely claimed by Jews, Christians and Muslims, and why today it is so fiercely contested by Israelis and Palestinians. What can we see today that might help us explain how it came to be this way? Why are its holy sites so important? How did its four quarters come into being and how do its different groups interact? And what is its relationship with the new city which surrounds it? Along the way we'll take the time to experience the immense beauty of the Old City and its buildings, viewpoints, coffee-houses, and hummus joints.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Temple Mount, Al Aqsa Mosque Complex, Jerusalem Israel

The most contested religious site in the world, revered by Jews, Muslims and Christians. We'll go up to the Temple Mount/Al Aqsa in order to understand what makes it so important and to look at its beautiful architecture.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: City of David National Park, Ma'alot Ir David, Jerusalem 9710600 Israel

This is the oldest part of Jerusalem, with remains going back over 4000 years. We'll look out over the area, understanding its religious and political significance, and see what some believe to be the remains of King David's Palace.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Western Wall Plaza Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500 Israel

Originally built as a retaining wall for the Temple Mount plaza, today the Western Wall is the most important place of Jewish pilgrimage in the world. Learn what it makes it so significant, and have time for personal prayer or to take in the atmosphere.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muslim Quarter, Jerusalem Israel

Walk through the markets of the Muslim Quarter, learning about local life and culture, and enjoy a stop at a traditional tea house.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Via Dolorosa Old Town, Jerusalem Israel

Walk up the second half of the Via Dolorosa, marking Jesus's traditional route from trial to Crucifixion. En route, we can stop for a hummus lunch.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Coptic Church of St. Helen, Jerusalem Israel

Go underground and see the cistern which provided water to the early Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ethiopian Village Dir Al-Sultan, Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem Israel

Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Dir Al-Sultan, home to Ethiopian monks, and then see a beautiful Ethiopian Chapel.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

See the holiest site for Christians, the place where - according to tradition - Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem Israel

Tour the Jewish Quarter, and see the Cardo, the Broad Wall, and the Hurva Synagogue

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Mount Zion, Rehov Ma'ale HaShalom, Jerusalem 9750000 Israel

Here we'll see the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Jaffa Gate, Jaffa Road Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem Israel

We'll finish the day with a lookout from the 'Rooftop View' before returning to the Jaffa Gate.

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea - Coffee, tea, or freshly squeezed juice.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Coptic Church of St. Helen

Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Jaffa Gate, Omar Ibn Katab, ירושלים


Departure Time

8:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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Duration

7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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