A brief overview of the tour
FromĀ Mount OlivesĀ we will walk along theĀ Byzantine Cardo, in theĀ Jewish QuarterĀ of the Old City. From theĀ Western Wall (Kotel), we will follow theĀ Via Dolorosa, theĀ Stations of the Cross, ending at theĀ 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 a day , Each additional hour- $40
Entrance fees, meals, parking fees, toll roads and tips are NOT included.
Accommodation is not included in the price.
Guide's overnight is not included in the price.
On Saturdays and Jewish holidays a supplement of $125 per day will apply.
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
Enjoy an over view of the Temple Mount fromĀ Mount Olives, as Jesus would have done when he entered the city two thousand years ago. Descend to the Church of Agony and theĀ Garden of Gethsemane, where he was betrayed by Judas.
Enter the Old City through the Dung Gate and stop at theĀ 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 theĀ Stations of the CrossĀ through theĀ Via Dolorosa, ending at theĀ Church of the Holy Sepulchre, place of the Crucifixion and resurrection.
Wander in the market alleys and along the main Byzantine street, theĀ Cardo, with its restored Crusader stores. Exit the Old City through theĀ Zion Gate. Visit the traditional site of the Tomb of the biblical King David and the Room of the Last Supper onĀ 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.