Visit the Israel Museum where among many other treasures you can delve into the mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book and see the Model of ancient Jerusalem. Don’t miss the short movie at the Shrine of the Book that tells the story of the tumultuous days of the Second Temple period through the eyes of two youths of the time.
Take a walking tour of the Old City, including the Jewish Quarter’s Cardo and theBurnt House, with its captivating audiovisual presentation. Visit 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 theWestern 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.
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, or spend the late afternoon at the Biblical Zoo, enjoying a peek at animals from the Bible that Israel is working to bring back, the Noah’s Ark Visitor Center and other attractions.
Overnight in Jerusalem