Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
The morning of July 18th
July 20th in Jerusalem
On the first day of the tour of Jerusalem we will explore some of the city’s most significant religious and historical sites. The tour will start at the Mount of Olives, offering stunning panoramic views of the city. Then, we will visit the peaceful garden of Gethsemane and walk through the City of David, uncovering the ancient history of Jerusalem. Next, we will venture through the underground Herodian Tunnels, an engineering marvel. The tour will then lead to the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism, and the iconic Via Dolorosa, where Jesus walked on his way to the crucifixion. Finally, guests will visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Room of the Last Supper, the Tomb of David, and Suck (Bazaar) Yehouda Market, a bustling market filled with local flavor and delicacies.
This day will be packed with religious, historical, and political insights, making it a unique and unforgettable experience.
Experience a meaningful journey on our second day as we explore some of the most revered Christian sites in the Holy Land. We will start by traveling through the Jordan valley alongside Jericho to the Baptism site on the Jordan river, where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.
From there, we will follow in Jesus’ footsteps as we drive around the Sea of Galilee and up to the Mt. of Beatitudes, the site where Jesus delivered his famous Sermon on the Mount. Along the way, we will pass by Tabgha and discuss the Church of the Multiplication where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes, as well as the Primacy of St. Peter where Jesus is said to have appeared to his disciples after his resurrection.
In Capernaum, we will explore the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught and performed many of his miracles, as well as visit St. Peter’s house. This site holds a great deal of significance for Christians and is sure to be a memorable part of your journey.
Next we’ll head to the Basilica of Annunciation in Nazareth to see the 1st century village where the Archangel Gabriel told Mary she would give birth to Jesus.
This day promises to be an unforgettable experience, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the rich history and spirituality of the Holy Land.
On the third day of your tour, you will explore the coastal city of Caesarea, which holds significant historical, cultural, and archaeological value. Built by King Herod the Great, it served as the capital of Roman Province and features impressive ruins including a Roman theater, aqueduct, palace, and harbor. You will have the opportunity to explore these sites and gain a deeper understanding of the city’s rich history.
Next, you will visit Tel Aviv, a vibrant cultural hub located in the heart of Israel’s largest metropolis. The city boasts stunning beaches, a thriving nightlife, and an innovative spirit. You can explore its unique atmosphere, sample delicious cuisine, and soak up the energy of this bustling city.
The final destination of the day will be Jaffa, an ancient port city that dates back to biblical times. Its picturesque Old City, narrow alleys, and historic buildings offer a glimpse into its rich history. Jaffa is known for its diverse population, with Arab and Jewish residents living side by side, creating a unique cultural experience. You will have the opportunity to explore the local flea market, enjoy the vibrant nightlife, and learn more about the city’s fascinating history.
This day promises to be a wonderful experience, providing you with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the rich history and culture of Israel.
Additional sites will be offered according to the time we’ll have.