Follow 2000 years of history in the ancient City of David – the first capitol of the Kingdom of Israel. Walk through the Biblical findings, trek through the water tunnel built by King Hezekiah to protect the city with the threat of siege.
Continue the trek through history in the Davidson Center. During the 2nd Temple this was the center of the Jewish world and the ruins preserved here bring us back in time.
Just a few moments walk from the excavations stands the holiest site for the Jewish people. The Western Wall is the closest remaining wall to the Holy of Holies – the holiest section of the ancient Temple.
Follow the stairs up to the Jewish Quarter to experience the beauty of Old and New. The Jewish Quarter designed to look like all the others has an array of new buildings built on preserved ancient ruins. From there we continue through the remaining quarters of the Old City and the Arab Shuk (Bazaar.)
Jump into the modern day city of Jerusalem:
Explore the lively Machne Yehuda Market through a culinary tour. A budding foodie hotspot, replete with history of the first Jews who moved out of the walls of the Old City, this is a place not to be missed.
Yad Vashem is the leading research and education center for Holocaust history. The museum is brilliantly curated to tell the collective and individual story of the Jewish people and the peoples of the world all of whom were impacted by the atrocities of the Holocaust.
The Israel Museum – open every day of the week – highlights the vibrant history of the Jewish people. From archeological findings, to Jewish Traditions of the Middle Ages, a modern art exhibit and an ever-changing exhibit hall. The Museum is also home to the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls.
A visit to the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) and Supreme Court while in Israel is a great way to better understand the complexities of the modern State of Israel. See the members of Knesset hard at work and learn about the origins and laws of this Jewish Democratic state through this walking tour.
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