We start the day with a panoramic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives – a good opportunity to understand the city & it’s 4000-year-old history. Then we visit the holy sites of the three monotheistic religions, represented in Jerusalem: We start with the Wailing Wall, which represents the last remnants of the Jewish Temple, destroyed by the Romans. Usually you can see the various types of Jews who come to worship at this holy place. If open to visitors, we ascend to the TempleMount, where we can take a look at the famous Dome of the Rock. Then we continue through the Arab Market ("Suq") to the "Via Dolorosa", Jesus' "Way of Suffering", which leads us to The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where according to the Christian tradition Jesus was crucified and buried.
The second half of the day will be dedicated to the New City of Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel: In the Israel Museum we visit the “Shrine of the Book” to see the famous “Dead Sea Scrolls”, a variety of religeous 2000-year-old scrolls that tell us a lot about the origin of modern-time Judaism & Christianity as well as the 1:50 modell of Jerusalem, as it was at the time of the 2nd Temple (the time of Jesus). Then we visit the “Menorah” (Candelabra) which stands before the seat of the “Knesset” – Israel’s parliament. Time permitting, we also visit the “Children’s Memorial” in “Yad VaShem”, Israel’s national memorial of the Holocaust.