3 Night Jerusalem’s Three Cultures
3 Night Jerusalem’s Three Cultures Ref: 3JTC
Private Car Transfer from Tel Aviv Airport to Jerusalem Hotel.
3 nights Prima Royale Hotel 4* or similar, Jerusalem
1 x Double/Twin Standard Room
Start Time: 08:30am
Duration: 5 Hrs
Kick off your sightseeing at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City of Jerusalem and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. According to the gospel, a number of important events in the life of Jesus took place here, including where he ascended into heaven. The Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and continues to be a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers.
From atop the mount, there is also a view of arguably Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark, the Dome of the Rock, a shrine located on the Temple Mount and one of
the oldest works of Islamic architecture.
The tour then passes through the Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, known as the place where Jesus prayed and also where his disciples slept, the night before his crucifixion. Then it’s off to the Walls of Jerusalem that surround the Old City. The walls were built in the 1530’s, when Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire, to protect its borders from intruders.
Further along through the Armenian Quarter; we visit the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites, then to the Christian Quarter along the Via Dolorosa, the street that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Here, we look for the 14 Stations of the Cross while retracing Jesus’ steps to the Hill of Calvary, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The tour concludes at the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, where the coach awaits for our return trip to your hotel.
Start Time: 19:30pm
Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
Meet at the 1st floor kitchen to start cooking some delicious Hummus. We meet in the lounge and bar area where everything will be set up and ready to go so you and fellow friends can learn how to create this life changing hummus in a relaxed but exciting environment. Using all local ingredients, Abraham Hostel’s very own Hummus specialist will walk you through step by step on the process of making hummus and all the ways you can put your own special touch to it.
Start Time: 07:45am
Duration: 8 Hrs
Make your way to a centrally located hotel in Jerusalem, where you meet your driver for our trip to Masada, a desert fortress with a history that dates back to Roman times. This is an independent tour so you can enjoy each destination at your own pace.
At Masada, you will have time to ascend the plateau by cable car (own expense) and tour the site's ancient Palace walls, Synagogue, stepped pool, and other excavations. We then continue to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve an oasis where you can hike to a desert pool that supports lush vegetation in an otherwise arid landscape.
Lastly we drive on to the Dead Sea, where you will have access to a private beach and where you can float in the hypersaline water or try out the Dead Sea’s mineral rich therapeutic mud. Afterwards, we return back to Jerusalem, where this tour concludes. In some circumstances, the order of sites visited may change in order to optimise the tour.
Private Car Transfer from Jerusalem Hotel to Tel Aviv Airport.