Excursion «Old and New Jerusalem»

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Class Big bus
Type Group tour
Language French

We will admire panoramic views of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, and then descend, passing the Biblical Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations and the Kidron Valley, where the monumental Jewish tombs are located.
In the Jewish Quarter we will see the Kardo, the main street of Jerusalem from the Byzantine era. Let's stop at theWestern Wallto place a prayer note between the ancient stones of the wall. The route takes you along theVia Dolorosato the impressiveChurch of the Holy Sepulcher. Here we see the site of Christ's crucifixion and his burial tomb. After a lunch break and a stroll through the Old City bazaar, we headed tonew Jerusalem. Driving through the modern city, we arrive at theYad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Museum exhibits include authentic artifacts, original documents, photographs and video testimonies of Holocaust survivors.

Departure days

Departure days depend on your departure city

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Conditions for order cancellation:
If a tourist cancels an excursion in less than 3 days – penalty 100%, if "No Departure Insurance" is purchased.
Money is returned only if "No Departure Insurance" is available.

Important:

  • Those who are late and do not go on the excursion will not receive a refund.
  • Excursion applications for children under 5 years old are not accepted. Entry to the Yad Vashem Museum is permitted for children over 10 years of age.
  • The company is not responsible for lost items.
  • Responsibility for having an individual insurance policy falls on the tourist.
  • Tourists may wait up to 30 minutes for the bus.
  • Minor changes to the route are possible.
  • The company reserves the right to change the departure time for the excursion, which is communicated to the tourist the day before.
  • There is no indication of seats on the bus. Boarding and disembarking are carried out only at designated places.
  • Visiting holy places is permitted only in modest clothing (shoulders and knees must be covered).
  • Visiting Edicule is not guaranteed.
  • The excursion begins after a sanitary stop, and before that there is a transfer before the start of the excursion.
  • The tour can be conducted in multilingual groups.
  • Physical activity level: 4/5

We recommend: bring drinking water, a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes with you on the excursion.

The cost of trips does not include and is paid on the spot: meals, unless purchased additionally, an audio guide in the museum.

Attractions

Old town in Jerusalem

At this part of the city located  its main attractions are concentrated. In the Old City are the main shrines of three religions: Muslim, Jewish and Christian. There are also several quarters in which Jews, Arabs, Christians and Armenians live. Despite the fact that Armenians also are Christians, separate services are held for them in temples, and they live separately. In the Armenian quarter there are practically no tourist excursions. Everyone can see the stunning monuments of ancient architecture, just a walk through the Old Town. The Tower of David, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the preserved Roman shopping street, the Wailing Wall and many other sights of Jerusalem are open for tourists.

Way of the Cross. Via Dolorosa

On the way from the Roman praetorium to Calvary passed the mournful path of Jesus Christ.  Fourteen forced stops were made along the way, due to circumstances stopping the sad procession, now called stations. Small churches or chapels were built on the site of the first ten stations. The remaining four can be seen in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Having walked along the Way of the Cross, you can see and feel what Jesus had to endure.(In the excursion you will visit the last 5 points)

Wailing Wal

The Western Wall or the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem is the wall preserved after the destruction of the First and Second Temples of the Jews. The Arabs, who saw how the Jews grieve over the destruction of the temple, called this place the Wailing Wall. Currently, there is a tradition: when you standing at the front of  Wailing Wall you can  make the most secret dreams. You can also put a note between the stones of the Wall with a cherished desire, which will certainly come true. When you are planning to visit the Wailing Wall, it should be remembered that this is possible only in modest clothing that covers the knees and shoulders.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Church of the Resurrection) - the main shrine and place of pilgrimage for all Christians around the world.  It is the place of the convergence of the Holy Fire, were Jesus Christ was crucified,  buried and resurrected. 

Mount of Olives

 Mount of Olives is the highest mountain in the district of the city of Jerusalem. On the top of that mount located  observation deck, which very popular for city guests. Many excursions in Jerusalem begining  with a visit to this particular place.
From a height of almost 800-hundred meters, the gaze offers a magnificent view of Jerusalem and its attractions, as well as Mount Zion.
At the top of Mount of Olives is a Russian convent, on the territory of which stands the famous bell tower - it can be seen from almost anywhere in Jerusalem (the height of the building is sixty-four meters).
On the observation deck you can take pictures (the pictures are simply amazing), as well as explore the city in more detail with binoculars. Visiting  the observation deck on Mount of Olives will bring a lot of pleasure and leave unforgettable emotions.

Yad Vashem

Since the mid-twentieth century, the Yad Vashem National Memorial has been located on Mount Pamyat in the city of Jerusalem. The complex was built in honor of the memory of Jews who became victims of Nazism in 1933-1945, as well as in memory of people who fought against fascism and saved the lives of Jews, endangering their own.
The complex has a memory hall, in the middle of it there is an eternal flame, and next to it is a stove, under it is stored the ashes of the Jews burned in death camps. Also in the complex there is a cave in the rock, made in memory of the children who died at that terrible time (one and a half million children).
The complex also has a partisan panorama and a large monument, on the walls of which you can read the names of the destroyed Jewish communities (several thousand names). At the end of the tour, visitors get to the observation deck, from where Jerusalem and the mountains surrounding the city are clearly visible.

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