is a private Jerusalem tour where you will see the highlights of one of the
holiest cities on earth. Start your day with your personal guide on the Mount
of Olives with views across the Old City and the Temple Mount, taking in the
scenery from the same aspect as Jesus would have done two thousand years ago.
Walk down to the Church of Agony and onto the Gardens of Gethsemane. You
will then enter the Old City via the Dung Gate and take the opportunity to stop
at the Kotel, or Western Wall, soaking up the atmosphere of this sacred place
for Jews. Continue through the narrow alleys to the Crusader Church of St.
Anne. Here you can see the pools of Bethesda. This is where, according to the
gospel of John, Jesus healed “the man who had been ill for thirty eight years”
(5:11-13). From here, walk through the Stations of the Cross, or the Via
Dolorosa, taking the path Jesus took to his crucifixion, finishing at the
Church of the Holy Sepulcher. You
will then have time on your private tour to wander through the famous market
place in the Old City, and along the Byzantine Cardo. In Biblical times this
was the main thoroughfare, which still functions as a shopping alley today. Your
private tour to Jerusalem will continue outside the walls of the Old City,
exiting from the Zion gate and visiting Mount Zion to see the tomb of King
David and the room of the Last Supper. Finish
your day with a visit to the Church of Peter Gallicantu, followed by a final
stop at the Garden Tomb.