We will next embark on our walking tour of the old city of Jerusalem. See the famous Western Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world.
Continue by walking through the Arab Bazaar to the Via Dolorosa believed by many to be the route Jesus followed as he carried his cross to Calvary. Visit the church of the Holy Sepulcher on the hill of Golgotha marking the site of Jesus crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
We will then drive to Bethlehem and visit the Church of Nativity, built over the grotto, marking the birth place of Jesus. See also the Shepherd's field where the shepherds met with the Angel, announcing the great joy of the birth of Christ.
Before returning to Haifa, we'll pass some important national landmarks such as: the Knesset (Israeli parliament), the Israel Museum with the Shrine of the Book the Supreme Court and the president residence.
Departures: 08:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - We will always opt to avoid bad traffic and crowds. Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. Any changes to the itinerary are always done with your best interest in mind.
- Please wear comfortable footwear, as portions of this tour involve walking.
- Lunch, beverages, entrance fees, gratuities are not included.
- Special Note about BETHLEHEM: Bethlehem is part of the Palestinian Authority. Nearly all guides are Israelis. Israeli guides are not allowed to escort tourists into Bethlehem. We will use a Palestinian guide from Bethlehem to escort you (the client) into Bethlehem. Instead of paying your Bethlehem guide in cash for his services, we have a different system. The guide's services are sponsored by a local gift shop in Bethlehem, where you will stop on the tour. You will be expected to pay approximately $25 per person for the guide's services, instead of paying the guide $25 you are expected to buy souvenirs approximately $25 (or more).