Begin the day at the City of David, where Jerusalem started, includes exploring Warren’s Shaft, the new Visitor’s Center, the Water Fortress, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, through which water has flowed since the days of King Hezekiah some 2,700 years ago, and the Pool of Siloam.
Walk back up toward the Old City via the Valley of Hinnom and opposite the Sultan’s Pool, take the steps up to Zion Gate to discover the rebuilt Jewish Quarter including the old Sephardic synagogues, the Cardo, which was the main street of Byzantine Christian Jerusalem, the Broad Wall, the Burnt House with its captivating audiovisual presentation, the Herodian Mansions, and more.
Continue to the Christian Quarter, which sprung up over the centuries around the historic ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, and Syrian Orthodox orders all maintain their own sections and can be identified by their distinctive dress and liturgy.
Visit the Tower of David Museum showcasing the history of Jerusalem from its beginnings to modern times.
Overnight in Jerusalem