After being picked up from your hotel, you will start your tour with a magnificent overview of Jerusalem and the Judean desert from Mount Scopus.
Visit the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion and walk along the excavated Byzantine-era Cardo road which is dated at 1,500 years old. Here, you will be able to view the remains of the wall of Jerusalem from the First Temple period.
You will proceed to the Kotel, also known as the Western Wall or the Wailing Wall, where you will get to feel the ancient stones beneath your fingertips and feel free to place handwritten notes between the cracks*. Next, visit the Davidson Center, which is one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites in Israel and located just 100 meters south of the Temple Mount complex.
Stop at Ammunition Hill, which was the site of a major battle during the 6 Day War and is now a memorial site. It is the main induction site for IDF paratroopers, and the primary ceremony for Jerusalem Day is held here every year.
From here, you will continue on to Mount Herzl, the military cemetery, where the founder of modern Zionism Theodor Herzl is buried alongside fallen soldiers and other important figures. You will proceed to Yad Vashem, where you will explore a more recent event in history: The Holocaust. Whereas many Holocaust museums across the country leave people in despair, Yad Vashem’s final message is one of hope and looking to the future, ending on a balcony with a panoramic view of Jerusalem.
After this day filled with meaning and learning, you will be returned to your point of departure.