Jerusalem City of Myth

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.

per adult from

$604

NZD

Duration

7 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Coffee and/or Tea - Coffee, tea, or freshly squeezed juice.
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Coptic Church of St. Helen
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    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, Omar Ben El-Hatab St., Jerusalem Israel

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

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Jaffa Gate, Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Alex Stein

Activity ID: V-217946P1

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