Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Culture & history

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Full Day City Tour of Jerusalem

1. Full Day City Tour of Jerusalem

Get to know the holy city of Jersualem. This full-day tour will take you through the city's major attractions, beautiful views and historical gems alike. Today's first stop is Mount Scopus. Here, be treated to a panoramic view of the city below. Next, enter the Old City to see the Western Wall, Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. Later, move on to the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and the tread the recently restored Roman road of the Cardo. You will visit the colorful city bazaar and the Western Wall, proceeding to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, rumored to be the place where Jesus is buried and was resurrected. If your tour is on a Saturday, at Mt. Zion you can visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David's Tomb. From here, you will continue to the New City and spend some time at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, a beautiful building that stands in contrast to the horrific story told between its walls. If you've got a bit of time to spare, visit the Hall of Remembrance and the Hall of Names before you return to your hotel.

Jerusalem: Small Group Full-Day Tour

2. Jerusalem: Small Group Full-Day Tour

Experience the important sites of Jerusalem on a full-day tour that covers all the bases of this ancient and holy city. After morning pick-up from your hotel, drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper, and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, also known as the Roman Road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City to visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque neighborhood, stopping by Mary's spring and continue to visit the remarkable Church of Saint John the Baptist. As you are escorted, your tour guide will explain the religious, cultural, and historical significance of the places you are seeing, providing you with a comprehensive introduction to Jerusalem. Please note that on April 9, 15, 20,29; May 29; September 19, 20, and 27, 2020, the visit to Yad Vashem will be replaced by a visit to Ein Karem.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old & New City Bus Tour

3. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old & New City Bus Tour

Embark on a full-day guided trip to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Visit highlights in the new and old cities, including the Wailing Wall, Via Dolorosa, Mt. Zion, and Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Hear the city's history from your guide. You will leave with a comprehensive overview of the city, having walked in the quarters of the Old City, continue to the poignant, Holocaust Museum for the later part of the day. Start at the Mount of Olives to take in a panoramic view of the dusty city below. Then enter the Old City and tour the main attractions, such as the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. Walk through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and the recently restored Roman road of The Cardo, visible on Jewish Quarter Street. Visit the bazaar and the Western Wall, or Kotel, and proceed along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher, also known as Church of the Resurrection and said to be the place where Jesus is buried and was resurrected. Ascend to Mt. Zion. On Saturdays you can visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David's Tomb. Continue to the new city by car and spend some time at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. The sprawling complex contains several sections, but it is the Museum that draws thousands of visitors ever since it opened in 2005. The beautiful building stands in contrast to the horrific story told within. You will also want to see the Hall of Remembrance and the Hall of Names before your return journey to Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem: Old & New City Full-Day Bus Trip with Yad Vashem

4. Jerusalem: Old & New City Full-Day Bus Trip with Yad Vashem

On this Jerusalem and Yad Vashem day tour explore the best that the city has to offer. No trip to Israel could be complete without a tour of Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world. There is no better way to understand this unique place than with an experienced local guides, on this tour with pickup from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In its thousands of years of history, Jerusalem, a place of major importance to three main religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam, has seen countless conquests and destruction, triumphs and disasters. An experienced guide will give you a taste of some of the most important places. Discover sites such as 'The Western Wall', the holiest site in Judaism; The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified, and see a view of the impressive Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. These places are located in the 'Old City', an extraordinary walled city, filled with unique buildings, narrow passageways, bustling markets, and a mix of cultures and languages. Outside the walls of the Old City lies modern-day Jerusalem, a vibrant and dynamic place filled with bustling restaurants, cafés, and cultural life. See the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), Rose Garden, and continue to Yad Vashem. Explore the Yad Vashem campus, the Israeli National Holocaust Memorial with its iconic museum and moving atmosphere.

Full-Day Tour of Jerusalem with Bethlehem or Dead Sea Option

5. Full-Day Tour of Jerusalem with Bethlehem or Dead Sea Option

This tour of the old city of Jerusalem is completely flexible and can include all the places that you want to see. If you’d like to visit sites of particular interest to Christianity, you'll be accompanied by a guide expert in all the relevant sites. On this full-day excursion you’ll discover the church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa, Garden of Gethsemane, Room of the Last Supper, and much more. If you prefer a Jewish-focused tour your guide will be expert on sites such as the Western Wall, Mount of Olives, Jewish Quarters, the synagogues, and others. You can also visit Bethlehem and the church of the nativity, make a visit to the Holocaust Museum at Yad Vashem, or spend more time in Jerusalem's new city. You might prefer to include a short visit to the Dead Sea for an afternoon float at the lowest place on earth! Whatever you choose to do, you’ll have a full day of travel and sightseeing through the Holy Land, customized to meet your preferences.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old and New City Tour

6. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old and New City Tour

Delve deep into the complex history of Jerusalem and learn about its religious and cultural significance, on this stimulating tour led by a professional guide. After being collected from your hotel in Tel Aviv, drive to Mount of Olives to enjoy a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Here your guide will introduce to you some of the facts and stories behind the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and roam the winding Armenian and Jewish Quarters, reaching the recently excavated Cardo–the Roman Road. See the Jewish Wailing Wall and hear stories and myths connected to this landmark. Visit the Kotel, and continue on to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This is a great chance to visit such a famous work of architecture. Afterwards proceed to the New City and visit Yad Vashem–the memorial to the Holocaust. Pay your respects here and spend some time reflecting. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Enjoy a stroll in the picturesque village, stopping by Mary's spring and continue to visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist.

Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

7. Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

See the most important sights in Jerusalem on a full-day tour of the city. Begin with a drive to the Mount of Olives for panoramic views over the City of Peace. Then stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo; the Roman Road. See the Jewish Western Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City to visit Yad Vashem; the Jewish memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque village stopping by Mary's spring before continuing to visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist.

From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip

8. From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip

The journey begins at the Mount of Olives. As you stand above the Jewish cemetery and look out over the Old City, you'll see the Temple Mount where Solomon’s Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, once stood, as well as the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. Additionally, you'll see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the Kidron Valley with its ancient Jewish burial tombs. Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate, pass through the Armenian Quarter on route to the Jewish Quarter and the 1500-year-old Byzantine Cardo. The excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores. Stop at the Kotel, the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE.  The Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, is the route many pilgrims follow on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the church built on the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial tomb. Although the Byzantine church was partially destroyed during the Persian and Muslim conquests, the rebuilt and redesigned Crusader Church preserved much of the earlier church. Exit the Old City via the market and the Jaffa Gate for a short tour of the new city. A visit to Yad VaShem, the Holocaust Museum, reveals artifacts and photographs documenting the discrimination, persecution, and, finally, the annihilation of Jewish communities across Europe. It also honors the righteous among the nations who risked their lives while trying to save Jews.

Jerusalem: Day Tour from Tel Aviv

9. Jerusalem: Day Tour from Tel Aviv

Your full-day Business-Class Tour begins when we pick you up at your hotel in Tel Aviv for the drive to the Mount of Olives. From the Mount of Olives you’ll have spectacular views of the city of Jerusalem. You will then stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper and the Dormition Abbey. Once we’ve arrived, we’ll first enter the Old City. Your guide will take you on a walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the Cardo, the recently reconstructed main street of Byzantine Jerusalem dating from the 6th century. This was also known as the Roman Road. You’ll see the Wailing Wall or Kotel, part of the ancient wall that once surrounded the Jewish Temple, and then continue on to the Christian Quarter. We’ll walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Our next stop is the New City. Your guide will take you to visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; Stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque neighborhood, stopping by Mary's spring and continue to visit the remarkable Church of Saint John the Baptist. Personalized attention sets this tour apart from the rest on your small-group Business-Class Tour. On April 9, 15, 20, 29; May 29; September 19, 20, and 27, 2020, the visit to Yad Vashem will be replaced by a visit to Ein Karem.

Jerusalem: Full-Day Small-Group Old City & Yad Vashem Tour

10. Jerusalem: Full-Day Small-Group Old City & Yad Vashem Tour

After pickup from your hotel, begin your tour with a breathtaking view of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, above the ancient Jewish cemetery. As if in the palm of your hand, see the Old City and the Temple Mount area spread before you, and imagine the Second Temple and Solomon’s Temple, destroyed in 70 A.D. and 586 B.C. respectively. Next, drive along the Kidron Valley and enjoy an excellent view of the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the monumental ancient Jewish burial tombs. Enter the Old City through the Zion Gate, passing the Armenian Quarter to the excavated Byzantine Cardo. On this 1,500-year-old main street, excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores. Continuing through the Jewish Quarter, proceed to the Kotel, the Western Wall. This 2,000-year-old wall is part of the encircling and supporting wall built by King Herod when the Temple Mount area was enlarged. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and join the many pilgrims following the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the church built over the site of Jesus' crucifixion and the burial tomb. After a short stroll through the market place, exit the Old City and continue to Yad VeShem, the Holocaust Museum commemorating both the annihilation of 6 million Jews and the righteous among the nations who risked their lives while trying to save Jews. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Jerusalem.

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Thanks to our guide, Yoav Malach, we spend a great time in Jerusalem. Yoav was very knowledgeable, good-humored and reliable. Yoav and Guy (the driver) guided us very well. And lastly the pickup and drop off was well organized.

Dorit was a wonderful guide. The only drawback was waiting for several in the group who failed to rejoin the group at the appointed time.

We were treated to a very eclectic small group of different nationalities and a very cultured guide again, well done Samuel

outstanding guides!! Punctual travel! Coffee stop in morning could be better organized.

Very well packed tour and the guide Sam was impeccable