This heritage and history sightseeing tour will help you answer many questions as we explore one of the world’s oldest cities. This tour of the holy city takes in all four quarters and key sites including the Western Wall, the Temple Mount and Haram al-Sharif, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Jaffa Gate.
Throughout the day, our focus will be on understanding why this small area of land, on the edge of the desert, has been so fiercely claimed by Jews, Christians and Muslims. We will also look at why today it is so fiercely contested by Israelis and Palestinians. What can we see today that might help us explain how it came to be this way? Why are its holy sites so important?
To understand the layout of the city, we will also look at how did its four quarters come into being and how do its different groups interact? And what is its relationship with the new city, which surrounds it?
Along the way we’ll take the time to experience the immense beauty of the Old City and its buildings, viewpoints, coffeehouses and hummus joints.
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I'm a licensed tour guide and educator based in Jerusalem. My goal is to help you to understand more about the country, the people, the history, the politics, the buildings and the landscape.