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Experience a mix history, geopolitics and of course the highlights of Jerusalem during a relaxed day with a coffee stop at a unique place and a Middle East lunch at a rooftop.
Read more below. Because it is a private tour, it can be customized to your wishes and time constraints.
On the way from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the guide will tell about the history of Israel and the Jewish people. After about an hour we arrive at the Mount of Olives where we have a magnificent view over both the Old City of Jerusalem and the real Old City; the City of David. Transportation is with minibus with maximum 18 participants.
Next we walk down the Mount of Olives and will visit the Dominus Flevit church and the hundred thousand Jewish graves towards Gethsemane, the place of the kiss of Judas, aka the Betrayal of Christ, Judas kiss.
Here, at Gethsemane we have a break and stop for coffee or juice at the All Nations Cafe.
The bus will be waiting for us and bring us back up to the Old City, which we will enter through the Dung Gate before ascending to the Temple Mount, the site of the original Jewish Temples and now the site of the Al Aksa Mosque and the iconic golden Dome of the Rock.
Through the Muslim and Christian quarter we will stop for lunch.
If there is a need for shopping souvenirs, it can best be done during lunch time.
After lunch we continue through the Jewish quarter, passing the Roman Cardo on the way to Mount Zion where we will visit the Room of the Last Supper.
Next we will visit the Western Wall, aka Wailing Wall or Kotel, the holiest place which Jewish people can visit.
Then we will follow the last stations of the Via Dolorosa, aka the Way of the Cross or just "Painfull Way" to the place of the crucifixion of Jesus at Golgotha and the tomb of Jesus at the Holy Sepulcher Church.
Please note: we will usually be able to enter the tomb. Please check before if your guests do want to enter so we can change the schedule, waiting can take hours..
On Jewish and Muslim holidays it is NOT possible to visit the Temple Mount.
Changes to the programs are possible due to security or weather conditions.