Ashdod - Jerusalem

€ 500.00

If you enjoy the co-existence of peoples, cultures, creeds and economies, you must come to Jerusalem! An extremely heterogeneous city! It is considered to be the holiest city of Judaism as well as some denominations of Christianity, and also holds significance in the Islamic religion.

Begin with a visit to the Israel Museum, where you will view the Model of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of Herod. Here you will also visit The Shrine of the Book, a wing of the Museum that is home to the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Discovered in 1947 in 11 caves in and around the Wadi Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, these scrolls are considered the most exceptional archaeological find in the Holy Land. They are made up of over 800 documents dating back to various times between the middle of the 2nd century BC and the 1st century AD, and include texts from the Hebrew Bible. Now you will embark on a tour of the Old City, including the Western Wall, dating back to the time of the Jewish Second Temple which was destroyed by the Roman Empire in the year 70 CE. Believed by Jews to be the only remnant of the Temple in Jerusalem, the Western Wall is considered one of the holy sites of the Old City. The Jewish people have prayed at the Western Wall for hundreds of years, and the age old tradition of placing a prayer written on a small piece of paper into a crack in the Wall still continues today. By now you will be hungry, and it will be time for lunch (at your own expense) at the King David Hotel, Israel's best known 5-star hotel. Opened in 1931, throughout the years the hotel has hosted various monarchs who fled their countries. If possible, you will dine on the terrace. After lunch, head to the Hadassah Medical Center on Mt. Scopus, where you will view the Marc Chagall stained glass windows depicting the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Since the opening of its doors in 1939 this site has faced a tumultuous history. The hospital was reopened in 1975 and is now the best equipped in the area, serving both the northern and eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem.

Shrine of the Book
Model of Jerusalem
Israel Museum
Yad Vashem

Private English-speaking Driver at disposal as per Itinerary

Any Entrance or Admission not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Lunch / meals
- Gratuities

8 hours