A Weekend in Jerusalem

Jerusalem for a weekend is a fun activity for you and the family. The program is packed with many sites and places to visit.

Day 1
A morning visit to the Mount of Olives to view the Old City from the top of the mount. Walk down the narrow street towards the Dominus Flevit Church, continue to the Church of Mary Magdalene and from there to the Gethsemane and the Church of all nations. Visit the Tomb of Mother Mary and from there walk towards St. Stephen’s Gate. Walk through the St. Stephen’s Gate and visit the Dome of the Rock and the Aqsa Mosque. Visit the Moslem Quarter. Continue to the Western Wall for a visit and explore the Jewish quarter. Further onwards, visit the Christian Quarter and the most important sites including the Church of Flagellation, St. Anne where Mother Mary was born, the Via Dolorosa and final stop at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Along the way make stops at other historic and religious sites, the Souks and the many interesting places the Old City has on offer. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2
Your day will start with a tour with ICAHD to visit the demolished homes in Jerusalem and the area. Tour will last 4 hours. After this tour continue to Ein Karem to visit this beautiful village, the birthplace of St. John the Baptist. Ein Karem is very picturesque and you will enjoy walking in it’s narrow and beautiful streets, with old houses from before 1948. After your return make a stop at the Church of the Cross. Possible visit to the Israel Museum. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 3
To experience a little Palestinian history, make a walking tour of the destroyed villages of Lifta and Deir Yaseen. A historian guide will discuss with you how the Palestinians lived their lives in these villages before 1948. The hike is mild and you can explore the valley and surrounding areas by foot. A Musakhan lunch can be arranged for you to enjoy in nature. Return to your hotel after your walk for dinner and overnight or if you wish you can enjoy the city on your own during the evening.

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