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3 days in Jerusalem

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3 days in Jerusalem
Jerusalem is full of significant historical, religious and educational sites, and three days is just enough time to get to know the most important of them.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Western (Wailing) Wall
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Western (Wailing) Wall

The Western ("Wailing") Wall is one of Israel's biggest tourist attractions. At all hours of the day or night, visitors stream to the Wall to pray... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Temple Mount
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Temple Mount

The Temple Mount is the location of both the First Temple built by King Solomon in the tenth century BC, as well as the Second Temple built by the... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Jewish Quarter
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Jewish Quarter

Following two devastating wars and 20 years of enemy occupation, the Jewish Quarter of Old Jerusalem was reconstructed with great attention to harmonious architectural detail. The highlight of the quarter is the excavation of the Cardo, the ancient Roman market street.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)
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Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)

Via Dolorosa (Latin for "Way of Grief") is a street in the Old City of Jerusalem. Traditionally, it is held to be the path that Jesus walked  here on... more »

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Built in the fourth century over the site of a Roman Pagan temple, this is considered one of the world’s holiest shrines to Christians, preserving the most important moments of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Christ's Tomb
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Christ's Tomb

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few steps away from the Muristan. The site is venerated as Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified, and is said also to contain the place where... More

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, or the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few steps away from the Muristan. The site is venerated as Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified, and is said also to contain the place where Jesus was buried (the Sepulchre). A trend among visitors to the spot (standing outside the Church) is to applaud loudly during the ringing of bells. This is to recognize the unique beauty of the Church and its unique history. Less

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Tower of David Museum
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Tower of David Museum

Located in the restored ancient Citadel, this museum traces the long and turbulent history of Jerusalem using audiovisual presentations, models, maps, holograms and videos.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil)
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Jaffa Gate (Bab al-Khalil)

The main entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City faces the west toward the old port of Jaffa, and is located next to one of the city’s best-known sites, the Tower of David or Citadel. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).

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Day 2
Damascus (Shechem) Gate
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Damascus (Shechem) Gate

Built by Suleiman the Great in 1537, this is considered Jerusalem’s most grand and ornate gate. There are seven gates open: New Gate, Zion, Dung, Jaffa, Lions’ (St. Stephen's), Herod’s, and Damascus (Shechem).

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Muslim Quarter
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Muslim Quarter

The Arab souk in the Muslim Quarter extends from Damascus Gate to the Via Dolorosa. Its many stalls sell spices, pastries, embroidered dresses, sheepskin coats, leather goods, antiquities and other handicrafts,

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Mount of Olives
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Mount of Olives

Located east of Jerusalem, this holy spot is associated with many events in Jesus’ life including ascending to Heaven (Chapel of Ascension) and teaching his disciples the Lord’s prayer (Pater Noster).

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Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony)
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Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony)

Located on the Mount of Olives, this beautiful church was first built by the Byzantines in 379 and rebuilt between 1919 and 1924, whose construction was financed from contributions made by many countries.

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Garden of Gethsemane
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Garden of Gethsemane

Located outside the walls of Jerusalem, this beautiful garden among a grove of olive trees is thought to be the place where Jesus particularly enjoyed prayer and contemplation.

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Round the City Tour Bus #99
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Round the City Tour Bus #99

Jerusalem's version of the world-famous red, double-decker, hop-on hop-off tour buses makes 24 stops at the most important sites in both the old and new cities.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
Tayelet Haas Promenade
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Tayelet Haas Promenade

The most panoramic view of Jerusalem, together with the Judean Desert, this is the perfect place to end the #99 bus tour, especially at the twilight hour, when the light gives real meaning to the description "Jerusalem of Gold."

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Day 3
Israel Museum
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Israel Museum

Comprising nearly 50,000 square meters and a six-acre sculpture garden, this complex features an impressive variety of collections from prehistoric archaeology to contemporary art.The children's wing is the most interactive section of this sprawling museum. There are special activities for kids during Jewish holidays and school vacations.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial
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Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

The world’s leading national Holocaust memorial and museum is a 45-acre campus comprising indoor museums, outdoor monuments, memorials, gardens, sculptures and world-class research and educational centres.

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The City Of David Visitors Center
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The City Of David Visitors Center

  The City of David is located outside the walls of the old city near the Dung Gate . It is where King David made his capital and built his palace... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Bible Lands Museum
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Bible Lands Museum

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is the only museum in the world dedicated to the history of the Ancient Near East from a biblical perspective. The core exhibition displays an extraordinary collection of ancient art and archaeology tracing the roots of monotheism from the dawn of civilization to early Christianity.The treasures on display represent the physical evidence of civilization... More

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is the only museum in the world dedicated to the history of the Ancient Near East from a biblical perspective. The core exhibition displays an extraordinary collection of ancient art and archaeology tracing the roots of monotheism from the dawn of civilization to early Christianity.The treasures on display represent the physical evidence of civilization and events described in the Bible. Traditions, rituals, religions, and cultures are revealed through ancient ivories, mosaics, jewelry, seals, terra cotta and stone sculptures. The magnificent cultures of ancient Egypt, Sumer, Assyria and Babylon come to life before you.The exhibits feature the Assyrian ivories from Nimrud (circa 800 B.C.), sarcophagus of Julia Latronilla dated from the 4th century and an impressive collection of cylinder seals and scarabs. Less

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The Eucalyptus
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The Eucalyptus

Authentic Biblical cuisine using wild herbs that celebrate innovation and ancient recipes. Located at the beginning of the New Artist Colony not far from the Old City, 5 minute walk from the Mamilla shopping corridor.

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