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Jerusalem & Bethlehem

Jerusalem, Israel (0)
from/per person $90
  • Haifa port
  • Full day tour (9+ hrs)
  • Public shared group

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Description

Jews, Christians, Muslims – all hold this place dear. Sights here represent each of the faiths. Kicking things off is a fly-by driving tour, passing the Israeli parliament building known as the Knesset, the Museum of Israel and the Shrine of the Book. It’s the best way to see the city sights.

Next you’ll drive to the top of the Mount of Olives. Named after its olive tree-planted slopes, this place is thought to be where the dead will be resurrected on Judgement Day. The views from here are epic. From here, you’ll head for the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus went to pray after the Last Supper and was betrayed by his disciple Judas. A visit to the Church of All Nations is also on the itinerary here. It’s followed by a walk through the old city following the path Jesus took as he carried his cross to Calvary, a visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection and a glimpse of the shimmering mosques of Al-Aqsa and The Dome of the Rock. You’ll also stop off at the Western Wall, the place where Orthodox Jews nod in prayer and put prayer notes into the cracks of the wall.

Finally, you’ll head to Bethlehem for lunch in a restaurant, and to see one of Christianity most sacred sights – the Church of the Nativity. Built on the same site as the stable where Mary gave birth to Jesus.

 

Important to know

Israeli guides will not enter Bethlehem, local guides will substitudes the Israeli guides for the duration of the tour in Bethlehem.
Recommended: Walking shoes, hats, sunglasses.
Women should cover their shoulders while visiting the holy sights.
Men and women should not wear shorts / Bermudas.
** Entrance to the Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and to the Grotto in the Church of Nativity is not included in this tour.