Jerusalem has been the holiest city in Jewish tradition since according to the Hebrew Bible, King David of Israel first established it as the capital of the united Kingdom of Israel in c. 1000 BCE, and his son, King Solomon, commissioned the building of the First Temple in the city.
In Christian tradition, Jerusalem has been a holy city since according to the New Testament, Jesus was crucified there, possibly in c. 33 CE and 300 years later Saint Helena identified the pilgrimage sites of Jesus’ life.
In Sunni Islam, Jerusalem is the third-holiest city. In Islamic tradition in 610 CE it became the first Qibla, the focal point for Muslim prayer (Salah) and Muhammad made his Night Journey there ten years later, according to the Quran.
As a result, despite having an area of only 0.9 square kilometres (0.35 sq mi),the Old City is home to many sites of tremendous religious importance, among them the Temple Mount and its Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque.
You will not be disappointed with all the sights that you will see on this trip . After leaving the border the first stop will be a visit to the Dead Sea, you can take a dip in the water which is said to be good for visitors with skin conditions. Later you will ascend to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity. You will visit the three monotheistic holy sites, the Wailing Wall, the Mount of Olives and the Last Supper Room, a truly magnificent opportunity. The guide will take you to the famous Dome of the Rock. One of the highlights of the trip is walking through the Arab market via Dolorosa, which relays the way of suffering that Jesus walked before he was crucified and buried in the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Once the tour is complete the coach takes you back out of the new city and back towards the Dead Sea.
- All transfers by air conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees to the mentioned places in the program
What’s Not Included:
- Drinks in the restaurant
What you should bring:
- Snack box
Collection: Approx 8pm
Drop off: Approx 11pm following evening
**This tour is extremely heavy unless you are used to travelling, guests are out of the hotel for more than 24 hours, please contact us for more information and to discuss individual requirements before booking**
Monday & Thursday – British tour guides available.
Saturday – no British tour guides available unless you wish a private guide at an extra cost.
Excursion available on:
Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays