This heritage tour will allow you to uncover and discover Jerusalem’s beauty and mystique. A wonderful, comprehensive tour for both first-timers in Jerusalem and guests who have visited but want to know more. In Jerusalem ,every stone tells a story. On the tour, we will cover Christian, Jewish and Muslim theology, as well as a bit of history. We will hear stories of various conquerors and characters that shaped the city. Jerusalem through the ages had its share of adventurers, swindlers, dreamers, zealots and wannabe archeologists who haven’t always operated “by the book”.
This is the most fascinating city on earth. Known for its captivating beauty since ancient times, the city lays surrounded by hills, always projecting mystique. Her beauty and prizes have seduced many conquerors, yet Jerusalem has never fully surrendered herself to anyone. Jerusalem is an astonishing beauty willing to be explored.
Our voyage will begin at Jaffa Gate, the city’s main entrance from the west. From there, we will travel to Mount Zion, the location of King David’s tomb and the scene of Jesus’ last supper. We will climb to the rooftop to feast our eyes over the wonderful view.
We will continue our walk through the Armenian quarter and the Roman Byzantine Cardo. Close by, we will have a glimpse of the city’s huge fortified walls dating back 2,600 years. Over the Muslim quarter, we will climb for another breathtaking view over the city. No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a visit to one of the oldest and most important churches in the world, the church of the Holy Sepulchre. We will tour the church and Golgotha, the tomb. This is no doubt a fascinating place. We will climb to the church’s rooftop and hear stories of controversies and intrigue surrounding the church.
Continuing on the “Via de la Rosa”, we will sense and smell the colours and scents of the vibrating Arab market. The best is yet to come with a climatic end of the tour, as we will have the best view of the city from above from the roof of the Austrian hospice.