A visit to the Holyland - Israel - no matter how short, is not complete without seeing Jerusalem. Holy to the three major religions, steeped in history and yet always modern, despite the distance, this tour will highlight your cruise.
We travel south along the Jezreel valley and through Menashe hills passing the city of Yokneam on the way, proceed along the Coastal plain and through the Ayalon valley, view of Latrun, Shaar Hagai and the Castel, arrive in Jerusalem.
We begin with a breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Promenade, overlooking the city from the south. We continue through East Jerusalem, driving around the Old City Walls passing Jaffa Gate, the New Gate and Nablus Gate, following the old 1967 Border line we ascend to Mt. Scopus overlooking the city from the north. Enjoy the view of the city and the Wilderness of Judea.
Proceed to Mt.of Olives which borders the Old City of Jerusalem from the east, passing the Hebrew University and the Augusta Victoria Lutheran Center to enjoy a magnificent view of the Old City with the Temple Mt., the Dome of the Rock and the El Aksa Mosque.
Travel along the Ophel Road, view the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations, the Kidron Valley, the South Wall Excavations and the City of David. Stop at Mt. Zion, see the Dormition abbey, the Room of the Last Supper and the traditional Tomb of King David. Enter the Old City for a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, see the recent archaeological excavations, the Cardo, the Broad Wall and visit the Western Wall.
Continue to the Christian Quarter passing through the bustling Arab market, walk along the Via Dolorosa, see the Stations of the Cross and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
In the afternoon we'll proceed to West Jerusalem the New City for a view of the city center, the Government City, the Parliament, the Menorah, the Supreme Court of Justice and the Israel Museum with the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls (view from the outside).
Return to Haifa.
We recommend to book the tour at least 24 hours in advance.
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