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Jerusalem, Bethlehem And Leisure At Dead Sea Tour

Country: Israel
City: Jerusalem
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Guaranteed Departure (minimum 2 persons)

This tour operates every day

Day 1:

Jerusalem – Old city; Western Wall; the church of Holy Sepulchre; Bethlehem - Overnight Jerusalem

Day 2:

Relaxation in the Dead Sea- return to point of departure.

Note:

The sequence of touring days is subject to change.

The tour includes one overnight in Jerusalem on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Single supplement: upon request

Confirmation during holidays is subject to hotel availability.

Option for an upgraded hotel is available with supplement.

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JERUSALEM:

1. Haram Al-Sharif (Temple Mount)

Follow in the footsteps of centuries of pilgrims, and enter one of the holiest sanctuaries on earth. Lauded by Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this is the site where Abraham (father of all three monotheistic faiths) is said to have offered his son up as a sacrifice to God, where Solomon built the First Temple for the Ark of the Covenant, and where the Prophet Muhammad is said to have ascended to heaven during his early years of preaching Islam. It's a place of deep significance (and contention over ownership) for those of faith.

2. Western Wall and Jewish Quarter

The Western Wall is the surviving retaining wall of Jerusalem's First Temple. Commonly called the Wailing Wall due to the people's laments for the loss of the temple in AD 70, it is now the holiest site in Judaism and has been a place of pilgrimage for the Jewish people since the Ottoman era.

3. Church of the Holy Sepulchre

For Christian pilgrims, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is Jerusalem's holiest site and is said to have been built on the site where Jesus was crucified. The site for the church was picked by Saint Helena - mother to Constantine the Great during her tour of the Holy Land. She was the one to announce to the Byzantine world that this spot was the Calvary (or Golgotha) of the gospels. The original church (built-in AD 335) was destroyed by 1009, and the grand church you see now dates from the 11th century.

4. Mount of Olives

Overloaded with churches and home to the oldest continually used cemetery in the world, the Mount of Olives holds particular interest to religious pilgrim travellers to Jerusalem, but even the non-devout can appreciate the spectacular Old City panoramas from the peak. This sacred hill is believed to be the place where God will begin rising the dead on Judgement Day. For Christian believers, this is also where Jesus ascended to heaven after his crucifixion and subsequent resurrection.

5. Muslim Quarter

The most bustling and alive district is the Muslim Quarter, which is home to the best souk shopping in the Old City. This district roughly runs from Damascus Gate through the northeast chunk of the Old City. Plenty of fine surviving remnants of Mamluk architecture line the streets here, including the 14th-century Khan al-Sultan (Bab al-Silsila Street), where you can climb up to the roof for excellent views across the higgledy-piggledy lanes.

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