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ISTANBUL TO ATHENS
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Excursion 14: Jerusalem Old City
Tour Code: HFA-010
Tour Length: Full-Day (Approximately 10 hours)

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For those who wish to maximize their day in Jerusalem, this full day tour to the Old City is a perfect opportunity.

Departing from the pier, board your coach in Haifa for a scenic drive into the Judean Hills. At the summit of the Mount of Olives, you will be treated to a breathtaking view of the Old City, Temple Mount, the Golden Gates, the Church of Ascension, Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit. Traveling back down the Mount, at its base you will pass by the picturesque gardens of Gethsemane, the site of an ancient oil press yard that is surrounded by 1,000-year-old trees and is the home of the impressive Church of All Nations.

Making your way to the Old City, your walking tour begins as you enter the Jaffa Gate, strolling past the most sacred sites in religious history. Your route takes you past the colorful bazaar and the Christian Quarter, which rests beside a part of the famous Via Dolorosa, believed by many to be the route Jesus followed as he carried his cross to Calvary. One of the incredible sites you will view is the golden-topped Dome of the Rock shrine, with its stunning blue and gold ceramic tiles, considered to be the holiest site in Islam. You will also have the opportunity to see the Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world because it is believed to have been closest to where the Holy Ark once stood. A visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the mark of the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection, is also included.

After what will surely be a moving and memorable morning, rejoin your coach for the drive to a local hotel for a relaxing buffet lunch. Following lunch, this comprehensive tour of Jerusalem concludes with a leisurely drive back to the pier in Haifa.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of walking, at times over uneven surfaces and there are some steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; a hat, sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. When visiting the religious sites, conservative attire is required. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted.

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