On your first day in the Holy City spend the first part of the morning the Jewish Quarter, including the Broad Wall; the Cardo and the Burnt House with its captivating audiovisual presentation; and the Western Wall, sacred to the Jewish People as the last remnant of the Second Temple.
While at the Western Wall, arrange your schedule to join a public tour of the Western Wall Tunnels by enquiring at the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
Visit the Southern Wall Excavations, walking on the original two thousand-year old street and climbing the ancient steps. At the Davidson Center, in the basement of an eighth-century-CE palace, look into the possibility of seeing its virtual-reconstruction, high-definition interactive model, and enjoy the high-definition film open to all visitors that depicts ancient pilgrimage to the Temple in a unique way.
Tour the City of David, including Warren’s Shaft, the new Visitor’s Center and Hezekiah’s Tunnel. An unforgettable Jerusalem adventure is walking along in the tunnel through which water has flowed since the days of King Hezekiah some 2,700 years ago. There are also some newly discovered dry tunnels whose dramatic lighting also highlights this amazing ancient feat of engineering.
In the late afternoon, explore some of the interesting churches in the Old City, including the Russian Orthodox Church with its basement ruins, and the tranquil Ethiopian courtyard and humble chapel.
Wander the Old City markets, steeping yourself in its sights, sounds and aromas, and try your hand at hunting and bargaining for treasures.
Overnight in Jerusalem