A land of three faiths, where Biblically recorded events took place, where soul-stirring historic sites stand side by side with modern architecture, Jerusalem serves as a beacon for Jews, Muslims and Christians. The Old City attracts pilgrims of all faiths, coming together in the walled city within a city, with distinct quarters reflecting the diversity of this sacred land. Hear the Islamic call to prayer while church bells peal in the distance. Feel the energy of the spice-filled markets and shop for food and trinkets that provide insight into Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian culture.
With an insider’s perspective, you’ll discover the secrets of the Ancient Jewish Temple with a renowned archaeologist during a behind-the-scenes tour through the Western Wall tunnels. You’ll get an exclusive look at new discoveries recently revealed during excavations and areas not yet open to the public. Stop at the Western Wall, one of the most sacred sites of Judaism – the 2,000-year-old stone where worshipers bow in prayer and slip penned appeals to a higher power in the crevices of the ancient shrine.
Ascend the Temple Mount, holy site for Jews, Christians and Muslims, and visit the Dome of the Rock and El Aqsa Mosque. The Davidson Center showcases artwork and archaeological discoveries through the ages, and prayer spots, arches and fountains invite quiet reflection. Trace the Via Delarosa, believed to be the path Jesus walked en route to his crucifixion, ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the traditional site of His crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
Indulge in the flavors of Jerusalem on a culinary tour of the Machane Yehudah Market, followed by a cooking workshop and dinner with a local chef at a favorite restaurant, serving modern interpretations of Biblical cuisine. Or dine high above the city, drinking it all in, at the Mamilla Roof Top restaurant.
Unravel the inner workings of Israel’s Parliament with a noted journalist for the Jerusalem Post and take a one-of-a-kind tour through Knesset, Israel’s seat of power.
Allow us to introduce you to this magnificent city, a heady marriage of ancient lands and faiths and a life-changing pilgrimage.