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From Tel Aviv: Private Jerusalem Highlights Van Tour

1. From Tel Aviv: Private Jerusalem Highlights Van Tour

Visit a number of holy and significant sites for both Christianity and Judaism on a private tour of Jerusalem. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan between locations, learning about each site from your local guide. Best of all, customize your tour to fit your preferences. Start with a pickup from your hotel in Tel Aviv. Then head to your first stop: the Mount of Olives. Marvel at the sweeping views of earth-colored houses and sparse green trees below you before descending to the Church of Agony and the Gardens of Gethsemane. Next, enter the Old City through the famous Dung Gate, which represents the need for cleansing physically and spiritually. Then stop at the Western Wall, the most sacred place to Jews today before visiting the Crusader Church of St. Anne and the ruins of the Pool of Bethesda. Walk the famous Via Dolorosa following Jesus' path to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where he was crucified. Continue your tour to spend some time in the markets and along the Byzantine Cardo, the main street in Ancient Roman cities, before leaving the Old City via the Zion Gate. Walk around Mount Zion and the tomb of King David, as well as the Room of the Last Supper. Time permitting, visit the Church of Peter Gallicantu and the Garden Tomb before heading back to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

From Tel-Aviv: Day Tour to Origins of Christ in Jerusalem

2. From Tel-Aviv: Day Tour to Origins of Christ in Jerusalem

Enjoy a walking tour of Jerusalem and Mt. Olives, exploring significant locations from the story of Jesus Christ. Start out on Mt. Olives, where you will visit the place of Ascension, and Pater Nostra, where you can read the Lord's Prayer in 123 languages. Enjoy the spectacular view of Jerusalem from the summit of Mt. Olives before descending to the city. Stop at Dominus Flevit, the place where Jesus wept as he foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem, and continue to the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane. See the Jewish cemetery in Kidron Valley before entering the Old City through the Lion's Gate. In the Old City, see the pools of Bethesda on the grounds of the Church of St. Anne (mother of Mary.) Underneath the Sisters of Zion Convent, see the ancient pavement engraved with games the Roman soldiers played long ago, and note the starting point of Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross.)

Jerusalem: Classical Highlights Private Tour

3. Jerusalem: Classical Highlights Private Tour

Visit a number of holy and significant sites to both Christianity and Judaism as you tour around Jerusalem with your knowledgable local guide. Learn interesting information about the city it's history and culture. Begin by visiting the Church of Agony and the Gardens of Gethsemane. Enter the Old City through the Dung Gate and stop at the Western Wall, the most sacred place to Jews today. Next, visit the beautiful Crusader Church of St. Anne and the Pools of Bethesda. Walk the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site of Jesus’s crucifixion. Enjoy some time exploring the lively markets and along the Byzantine Cardo before leaving the Old City via the Zion Gate. Tour around Mount Zion and the tomb of King David as well as the Room of the Last Supper. Time permitting, have the chance to visit the Church of Peter Gallicantu and the Garden Tomb.

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What people are saying about Pools of Bethesda

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4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Excellent, engaging and amazing guide

Fantastic tour and amazing guide. Loved the fact that we were offered the chance to read parts of the Bible throughout the tour. Tour guide was very patient and very well informed.

It was an amazing learning experience.

It was an awesome experience being at the holy places where Christ had physically been there more than 2,000 years ago.

Great tour

It was a wonderful experience! the guide explainded a lot...very interesting!