A brief overview of the tour

From Mount Olives we will walk along the Byzantine Cardo, in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. From the Western Wall (Kotel), we will follow the Via Dolorosa, the Stations of the Cross, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Important and useful notes

  • The private tour price is determined by distance, vehicle size, language and duration of the tour.

  • The base price¬†includes¬†10 hours.¬†Each additional hour - $40.

  • Entrance fees, parking, toll road fees not included.

  • On Saturday, ¬†an extra charge of $125 applies.
  • This itinerary is only a proposal, we can customize this private tour according to your wish.

  • Modest dress: Covered shoulders / No shorts.

A detailed description of the tour

Tour description:

Enjoy an over view of the Temple Mount from Mount Olives, as Jesus would have done when he entered the city two thousand years ago. Descend to the Church of Agony and the Garden of Gethsemane, where he was betrayed by Judas.

Enter the Old City through the Dung Gate and stop at the Western Wall (Kotel), where Jews over the centuries have wept for the Temple which was destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 CE.

Continue on the cobbled streets of the Old City to the Crusader Church of St. Anne where one can see the remains of the pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed "the man who had been ill for thirty eight years (John 5:1-13). Follow the way of the Stations of the Cross through the Via Dolorosa, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, place of the Crucifixion and resurrection.

Wander in the market alleys and along the main Byzantine street, the Cardo, with its restored Crusader stores. Exit the Old City through the Zion Gate. Visit the traditional site of the Tomb of the biblical King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mt. Zion.

If time permits, visit the Church of Peter Gallicantu Church where Jesus was held prisoner and where Peter heard the cock crow as he denied knowing Jesus. End the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb.

 

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