Bethlehem and Jerusalem - Jesus’ life
Celebrate Jesus’ life by visiting the cities of his birth and his crucifixion, with an abundance of holy monuments and historical landmarks.
Explore the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, including synagogues, alleys and small shops of the Byzantine Cardo. See the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations confirming two thousand years of Jewish presence in the Old City.
Proceed to the Kotel, (The Western Wall), sacred because it is the last remnant of the Second Temple that was destroyed by the Romans. Feel the stones that have witnessed so much in the history of the Jews. Place your special and personal prayer in the cracks of the stones.
Browse in the famous Arab shuk (market) in the Muslim quarter. Its many stalls sell spices, pastries, pottery, sheepskin, embroidered clothes and so much more. If you see something you like, be sure to bargain down the price. It’s part of the experience!
You will seamlessly enter the Christian Quarter and walk the Via Dolorosa, believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. This is one of the most celebrated places on a Christian pilgrimage. Continue to the Holy Sepulcher, situated on the hill called Golgotha or Calvary. The Church contains the last five Stations of the cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.
Drive to Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus. View the Shepherd's Fields. You still are able to see the soot marks of fires that the shepherds lit to keep warm. Continue to the Manger Square which stands in front of the Church of the Nativity. As you enter the church, proceed down to the Grotto of the Nativity which marks the spot of Jesus’ birth.
Attractions on the tour:
• Jewish Quarter
• The Kotel (Western Wall)
• Muslim Quarter
• Arab Shuk (Market)
• Christian Quarter
• Via Delarosa
• The Church of Holy Sepulcher
• Manger Square
• Church of the Nativity
Duration of the trip- 10 hours
Additional travelers: additional cost