Experience the epic story of Jerusalem, from an emotional climax at the Western Wall to walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Feel the centuries float by and breathe the fragrances that fill the air.
Welcome at Ben Gurion airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast ascend Mt. of Olives overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City. The mount is covered with olive trees, cemeteries, and churches – commemorating the Christian events of Jesus. Descend Mt. of Olives to visit Garden of Gethsemane alongside the Church of All Nations. Enter the Old City of Jerusalem and walk along the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross), believed to be the path that Jesus walked on his way to being crucified, and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the holiest site in Christianity. According to Catholic tradition, this is where Jesus was buried and resurrected. On to the Western Wall, the most sacred place for Jewish people—the remains of the wall that surrounded Temple Mount. Then on to Mt. Zion, to visit King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper. We then head to Bethlehem, the childhood home of the biblical King David and the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Bethlehem has been a major site of Christian pilgrimage since the construction of the Church of the Nativity in the 4th century AD. Visit the Church of the Nativity. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem. (B)
Enjoy a free day on your own in Jerusalem or choose from one of the daily tour options. (B)
Transfer to airport for your departure flight. (B)