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Jerusalem is considered one of the world’s most sacred places by three major religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Across the city’s extensive and tumultuous history, numerous nationalities, kingdoms and faiths have settled here, as reflected in the awe-inspiring architecture – much of which remains in remarkable condition. On this focused tour, explore Jerusalem’s bustling network of alleys and its striking religious and architectural landmarks, accompanied by an expert archaeologist.
– Direct flights from London (regional connections available)
– 4- and 5-star accommodation
– Guided excursions and entrance fees
– Selected Meals:
– Local transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
– Expert-led touring throughout
– Small group – maximum 18 people
– Private talk by an Israel Museum curator
– Exclusive access to the Ethiopian rooftop monastery at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
– Visit the oasis town of Jericho
– Explore the Western Wall Tunnel
Fly from London to Tel Aviv. On arrival, transfer to Jerusalem and stay 6 nights at the Bat Sheva Hotel. Evening welcome dinner.
Explore the medieval citadel and the Tower of David Museum. Walk across the old city ramparts before continuing to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where you’ll have exclusive access to the rooftop Ethiopian monastery. Later on, walk to the Damascus Gate and tour the Garden Tour. After lunch, take a short drive to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity. End the day with a visit to winery and enjoy a selection of local vintages.
Start the day at the Mount of Olives, before visiting the Church of St Mary Magdalene. Continue to the Church of All Nations. Enter the old city walls from Lion’s Gate, followed by a walk to Herod’s Gate. Continue to St Anne monastery, the Monastery of the Flagellation, and Ecce Homo Arch. Enter the Temple Mount (subject to the discretion of local officials). Here, observe the Dome of the Rock and the Dome of the Chain before finally visiting the Marwani Musalla and Al-Aqsa mosque from the outside.
Begin the day at Mount Zion before continuing to the Jewish quarter. Here you’ll see the Hurva synagogue and the Broad Wall. Then, visit the Wohl Archaeological Musuem vis Batei Makhase Square. See the crusader walls of St Mary of the Germans, followed by a visit to the Western Wall. Here, you’ll explore the Western Wall tunnel before visiting the Davidson Centre.
Drive to Herodion and view the palace and tomb of King Herod. Drive to Jericho, and visit Hisham’s Palace, an early Islamic hunting lodge. Then visit the Monastery of the Temptation.
Explore the new city with visits to the Israel Museum and the Rockfeller Museum, where you can see its collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In the afternoon, visit Jerusalem’s YMCA, one of the city’s most celebrated landmarks. Finish the day with an evening farewell dinner.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to Tel Aviv airport for a return flight to London.
Expert led tour
This tour is full escorted throughout by a lecturer, as well as an experienced local guide
The tour involves some long drives and requires a good level of fitness as there is walking over rough terrain and up some high, uneven steps. There are also some long road journeys.
Please note that the exclusive and individual nature of private visits means that they are subject to confirmation nearer the time of departure. Mosques, private houses and other buildings often have fluid opening times. If any visits have to be re-arranged, please be assured that we will seek alternatives of equal interest.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0808 258 4739 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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