Start the day with a visit to Yad Vashem the Holocaust memorial, with its astounding new historical museum, Hall of Remembrance, Children's’ Memorial and other moving sites.
At the nearby Israel Museum, among many other fascinating exhibits discover the mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest copies of the Hebrew Bible, at theShrine of the Book. The original Aleppo Codex of the Masoretic Text is also on display. You can also see the famous 1:50 Model of ancient Jerusalem in its new home here
Continue to the Bible Lands Museum, next door, with its priceless exhibits of artifacts that bring the biblical cultures of the region alive.
In the afternoon, drive out to the outskirts of Jerusalem and Nebi Samuel, traditional site of the tomb of the prophet Samuel, with a mosque, a synagogue and extensive Crusader ruins. Climb to the rooftop for a spectacular view of the hills of Samaria, the heartland of the Northern Kingdom in Bible days, as well as of Jerusalem and the coastal plain.
Enjoy a stroll around downtown Jerusalem - walk in the pedestrian malls of Ben Yehuda Street, Nahalat Shiva, a restored quarter of shops, galleries and cafes, and the Mahane Yehuda open-air fruit and vegetable market..
Overnight in Jerusalem