We’ll start the day at the summit of the Mount of Olives. This stunning overlook will give us a long-range view of Jerusalem’s most important buildings many of which we’ll be visiting on the tour.
From the summit we’ll hop over to the Pater Noster Church. According to tradition, this is the site where Jesus taught his disciples how as he approached the holy city. This prayer has come down to us as the Lord’s Prayer.
Then we’ll head down hill and stop at the Dominus Flevit Church, marking the spot where Jesus wept over the future destruction of the Temple.
Next stop will be Gethsemane, the olive orchard where Jesus prayed in anguish before his arrest and crucifixion.
Afterwards we’ll enter the Old City via the Lion’s Gate and enter the Pools of Bethesda marking the spot where Jesus cured a paralyzed man.
From here we will walk along the Via Dolorosa visiting the stations of the cross from the Church of the Flagellation to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, tradition location of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial.
After a short break, we’ll walk through the Muristan, with its rich Crusader history and then on to the rooftops of the Christian Quarter for a bird’s eye view of the city.
Next we’ll head off for a visit to the Western Wall, last remnants of Jerusalem’s Second Temple along with a short visit to the “Broad Wall” – a relic from almost 3,000 years ago mentioned in the Book of Isaiah.
Last stop will be at the Cenacle or Room of the Last Supper site of Jesus’ dramatic last meal before his crucifixion.