Tour description:

As there is so much to see in the New City we have mentioned the most popular and important sites and have added a few alternative options.

We start with a breathtaking view of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, above the ancient Jewish cemetery. As if in the palm of our hand, we see the Old City and the Temple Mount area spread before us and imagine the Second Temple destroyed in 70 CE and Solomon’s Temple before that, destroyed in 586 BCE.

We have an excellent view of the Jewish cemetery, in constant use over two thousand years. At its base are the ancient burial tombs Yad Avshalom, Beni Hazir and that perhaps of Zechariah. Alongside are the garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations.

At * Yad VeShem we recall the horrors of the Holocaust and the courage of the Righteous among the Nations and at the synagogue at the Hadassah hospital we marvel at the world-renowned stained glass windows by * Marc Chagall in the synagogue at the Hadassah hospital. The twelve windows illustrate the biblical attributes of the twelve sons of Jacob, who are the forefathers of the twelve tribes of Israel.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the model of Second Temple period Jerusalem are perhaps the main attractions at the # Israel Museum but the art, Judaica and archaeology are equally interesting.

On our drive through the neighbourhoods of modern Jerusalem we will see the Knesset, the Supreme Court and the Government offices and perhaps stroll through Mishkenot Shearim and Yemin Moshe or we may end the day in the hustle and bustle of the * Mahaneh Yehuda fresh produce market.

Substitute 1

Visit the * Israel Knesset (Sundays and Thursdays) and or the * Israel Supreme Court.

Substitute 2

Visit the # Time Elevator and travel through the rich 3,000 year history of Jerusalem guided by Chaim Topol, while enjoying the special effects.

Substitute 3

Visit * Ammunition Hill, site of one of the most difficult battles of the Six Day War between the Israeli and Jordanian forces and walk through the formerly Jordanian trenches and fortifications.