Jerusalem of Gold
Begin your day by driving to the Mount of Olives, where you can take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. From there, make a stop at Mount Zion to visit the iconic King David’s Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and the striking Dormition Abbey.
Next, venture into the Old City and explore the Armenian and Jewish quarters before arriving at the recently restored Cardo, an ancient Roman road. Take in the sights of the Jewish Wailing Wall, also known as the Kotel, before continuing on to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the most significant religious sites in the world.
Afterwards, head to the New City and visit Yad Vashem, a moving and informative memorial to the Holocaust (self-guided).
On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, you’ll have the opportunity to drive to the tranquil Ein Karem, located southwest of Jerusalem and traditionally recognized as the birthplace of John the Baptist. Take a stroll through the neighborhood’s narrow streets, stop by Mary’s spring, and visit the stunning Church of Saint John the Baptist.
Finally, return to your starting point, having experienced some of the most notable sites and landmarks that Jerusalem has to offer.
NOTE: Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.