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  1. Israel
  2. Jerusalem
  3. Garden of Gethsemane

Jerusalem: Biblical Day Trip

Product ID: 232437
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Explore Jerusalem's top biblical sites. Visit the Jewish, Christian, and Armenian Quarters. Enjoy a view of the Mount of Olives and the Western Wall. Travel down Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulcher and visit the Holocaust Museum.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German

Pickup included

Pick-up from Jerusalem Hotels
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Holy Jerusalem with a local professional guide
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall, and many other important Biblical sites
  • Visit Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust
  • Take in views of the Mount of Olives
Full description
Begin your tour of Jerusalem's most important biblical sites at Mt. Scopus. The day starts on the mountain 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, see a 3,000-year-old Jewish cemetery. As you leave the mount, pass the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and Kidron Valley, a site of ancient Jewish tombs.

Enter the Old City via the Zion Gate. Pass through the Armenian Quarter en route to the Jewish Quarter and the 1500 year old Byzantine Cardo. Partially destroyed and abandoned during the Muslim conquest, it had a brief new lease on life during the Crusader period. The excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores. Stop at the Kotel or Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. Built by King Herod, it served as a supporting wall enclosing the Temple Mount area.

Walk along the Via Dolorosa or the Way of the Cross, 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 tomb. Although the Byzantine church was partially destroyed during the Persian and Muslim conquests, the rebuilt and redesigned Crusader Church preserved much of the earlier church.

Exit the Old City by way of the market and the Jaffa Gate for a short tour of the new city. Visit Yad VaShem, the Holocaust Museum, and see artifacts and photographs documenting the discrimination, persecution, and finally the annihilation of Jewish communities across Europe. 

On Fridays, Saturdays, and 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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry fees
What’s Not Included
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Modest dress is required for holy sites
• Children under 12 years old are not permitted to enter the Holocaust Museum
Organized by

Israel Click Tours

Product ID: 232437