, Israel’s most populous city and capital, is overflowing with some of the country’s most fascinating and fabulous sites. It is the perfect example of the merging of ancient attractions and modern culture which Israel is so famous for.
On this 3 days trip you will absorb both the ancient historical significance of this central city and the more recent modern sites. An experience that finds the special balance between religious and secular, tradition and openness, ancient ruins and luxurious boutique pampering that will leave you with a lifetime of memories.
DAY 1: The Old City:
Meet our OUTstanding tour guide at the city centre and walk towards the Old City of Jerusalem.
Travel back in time to the beautiful Old City through one of its Ancient gates and visit historical marvels and spiritual landmarks such as King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Delarosa, the Arab Market
, and the recently restored Roman Cardo.
Find yourself wandering through the charming Armenian and Muslim quarters, before continuing to the Christian quarter.
Head to the Jewish quarter to see the sacred Western Wall,
the last and only remaining piece of The Temple, standing for thousands of years.
Finally, descend through the many layers of Jerusalem’s past at the time of the Temple through the Western Wall Tunnels
. Inside, a most interesting model shows the different dwelling periods and history of the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Stand on the site believed to be the nearest spot to the "Holy of Holies", most sacred place to the Jewish people.
After getting back to the hotel for resting and refreshing, conclude this day with the spectacular Sound and Light show, exploring the rich history of Jerusalem projected on the Old City iconic walls.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 2: The New City:
Following a delicious, notorious breakfast at your hotel, meet your tour guide for a walking day tour of the newer part of Jerusalem.
Start with Mishkenot Sha’ananim
(in Hebrew- Peaceful Habitation) and ‘Yemin Moshe’
– the groundbreaking, first Jewish neighborhoods to be built outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, on a hill directly across from Mount Zion.
‘Yemin Moshe’ neighborhood, named after Moshe Montefiore, was abandoned during the Independence War. However, after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, the neighborhood became a home to academics, writers and artists.
The iconic, famous windmill, still standing in Mishkenot Sha'ananim
neighborhood today, was the first factory established outside of the walls. Montefiore founded the mill to provide cheap flour to the neighborhoods population.
In our modern time, these neighborhoods are a home for galleries, restaurants, cafes, as well as the Jerusalem Music Center. They have become a home for artists and intellectuals.
Of course, no visit to Jerusalem would be complete without an opportunity to partake in the authentic Middle Eastern cuisine that the city is famous for.
The best place to indulge with the amazing flavors and local dishes is the ‘Mahne Yehuda’ Market
(aka ‘the shuk’) without a doubt!
Once a shopping and dining center for the working class, the shuk has transformed into one of Jerusalem’s main cultural centers. Locals and visitors alike flock there for incredible culinary experiences, an unforgettable Thursday nightlife scene, concerts and, of course, shopping.
Join the 'Bites Tour' with the Bite card which enables you to be a Jerusalem native for a day and get a taste from the best stands in the market.
Don't miss out on anything and try the best delights of the market!
Continue to the recently renovated Israel Museum
which hosts a wide variety of collections from archaeological finds to contemporary art.
Overnight in Jerusalem.DAY 3: Yad VaShem / Bethlehem:
After your yummy breakfast, feel free to explore the city on your own to soak in its unique atmosphere for the utmost local experience.
We recommend paying a visit to the mostly important and informative ‘Yad Vashem
- Israel’s primary memorial and museum to the victims of the Holocaust – an unparalleled experience.
Take the half-day tour to Bethlehem
- the birthplace of Jesus.
Walk through Manger Square to visit the Church of Nativity
, the oldest Church in the Holy Land and one of the oldest in the world with its ancient limestone columns and remains of mosaic floors. Descend to the Grotto of Nativity
, where a Silver Star in the floor marks the spot where Christ is believed to have been born. Proceed to the Church of Milk Grotto
where the Virgin Mary nursed baby Jesus and according to tradition, a drop of her milk spilt and turned the stones white. Next, visit Shepherds' Field
– a small chapel where, according to the Gospel of Luke, an angel announced the birth of Jesus to the local, low-reputation shepherds.
Transfer back to Jerusalem.
THE rates include:
• 2 overnights at the below mentioned hotels on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
• Private walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem with an English speaking guide (Day 1)
•Private walking tour of the New City of Jerusalem with an English speaking guide (Day 2)
• The ‘Mahne Yehuda Market Bites Tour’ with the market’s top signature delights (Day 2)
• Entrance fees to the following sites: Western Wall Tunnels, The Night Spectacular Show, Israel museum.Our rates exclude:
• Optional half day trip to Bethlehem (Day 3) – USD 67
• Expenses of personal nature
• Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
• Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff and restaurant staff
• Any other item not mentioned abovePayment:
It is our company policy to receive a 30% deposit upon booking, and full payment 4 weeks prior to arrival.Cancellation Policy:
•Up to 29 days prior to arrival date: 15% from the total services
•28 – 21 days before arrival date: 30% from the total services
•20 – 14 days before arrival date: 50% from the total services
•13 – 7 days before arrival date: 80% from the total services
•Less than 7 days before arrival date: 100% from the total Services