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Audrey DeLange
November 1999.

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The typical tour of Jerusalem takes the tourist to the Mount of Olives, from which the tourist can view the stunning views of the city below. Then a guide leads you on a walk of the Old City to view the Western Wall, the remnants of the Second Temple, the Davidson Center, where exhibits, include a reconstruction of the Herodian Temple Mount. Then you are taken through the restored Cardo, the old Roman Road, the ancient Via Dolorosa with the Stations of the Cross, the Christian Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and then to Mount Zion to view King David's Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper.

Mount Zion lies to the south of today's city walls. Coming out of Zion Gate you are faced with the Benedictine Basilica of the Dormition.

The Dormition Abbey is a massive structure that rises on Mount Zion, just outside the Zion Gate, and resembles a mighty fortress; it is topped by a high, domed belltower, a conical dome and corner towers. This Benedictine Basilica, built over the site where Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, is said to have fallen asleep for the last time (Dormitio - from here one of the apocryphal writings describing this event).

It was completed by Kaiser Wilhelm II at the beginning of the twentieth century. It features mosaics and a wood-and-ivory statue of the sleeping Virgin in the crypt.

The Room of the Last Supper lies just outside the Dormition Abbey behind the Franciscan house on Sion. The whole area has been transformed by religious Jews into various Yeshivas (Schools of the Torah) especially due to the devotion for the Tomb of King David which is believed to be located beneath the Upper Room.

Church of St. Peter or Church Of Gallicantu on the eastern slopes of Mount Zion. Erected in 1931 to commemorate Peter's triple rejection of Jesus and his subsequent remorse. The church interior is one giant, multi-colored mosaic portraying New Testament figures.

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the second oldest mosque in Islam after the Ka'ba in Mecca, and is third in holiness and importance after the mosques in Mecca and Medina. It was here that during the Prophet Mohammad's life, he instructed Muslims to visit not only the mosque where they lived in Mecca, but also the 'Farthest mosque' from them, which lay 2000 kilometers north, in Jerusalem. Therefore the name, Al-Masjid El-Aqsa, or Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem, is the more ancient of the two churches in Ein Karem. The Empress Helena, who was Constantine's mother, identified the site as the home of Zechariah and the place where he and Elizabeth hid from Herod's soldiers. "Then Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea . . . ". (Luke 1:39).

The Mount of Olives, Olivet, or Mount Olivet, in Jerusalem, is located on the eastern side of the Kidron Valley from the Temple Mount and the rest of the city of Jerusalem. The mount is in the form of a two mile ridge which has three summits.The mountain is named after the olive trees that used to cover its slopes. Mount Olives is holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims

During the time of the first and second Temples, Mount Olives was the place where the high priest slaughtered and burned the 'Red Cow', who's ashes purify the impure.

The Mount Olives Hebrew Cemetery began here during the period of the first Temple, but the tombs seen there today begin from the 16th century and on.

There are two good reasons to want to be buried at The Mount Olives Hebrew Cemetery . First, the view to the old city is wonderful and second, when the Messiah arrives, all the dead will be resurrected, and since the messiah will arrive through the Golden Gate, then the people buried on The Mount of Olives will be the first in line to rise from the dead.

The Russian Orthodox Church of the Ascension was built in 1870 at the Mount Of Olives. It has a bell tower about 200 feet in height. The Mount of Olives Convent of the Ascension of Our Lord is located here.

During the fourth century, A.D., Helena, the mother of Constantine, visited the Holy Land and selected various locations associated with events mentioned in the Bible. She selected one of the summits of the Mount of Olives as place of Jesus' ascension into Heaven.

This church is where traditionally the last footprint of Jesus on earth was before he ascended into Heaven."

The Dome Of The Rock was built on a platform over the rock of Mount Moriah about 1,300 years ago by the Muslim Umayyad Caliph Abdul Malek bin Marwan. It was completed in 691 A.D. . It is a shrine in the Al-Aqsa Mosque commemorating the Prophet Mohammad's journey to the Seven Heavens.

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The easy way to get to Jerusalem, is to fly into the Ben Gurion International Airport. The airport is close to Jerusalem, which is about 5 miles away.

The Ben Gurion International Airport, (IATA: TLV, ICAO: LLBG), also referred to by its Hebrew acronym Natbag, is the largest and busiest international airport in Israel. It was named the best airport in the Middle East by the ACI organisation.[ The airport is located near the city of Lod, 15 km (9 mi) southeast of Tel Aviv. It is operated by the Israel Airports Authority, a government-owned corporation that manages all public airports and border crossings in the State of Israel. The Ben Gurion International Airport is considered one of the world's most secure airports, with a security force that includes both police officers and IDF soldiers.

There are several hotels in or near Jerusalem.

There are several Guided Tour Agencies offering standard city, and historical tours of Jerusalem, Israel and the surrounding areas.

After arranging your flight we would suggest getting your hotel and then letting them arrange tours of the area for you. If you call the hotels Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.

I do this all the time. It is safe and it works!!! I have never experienced a problem doing it this way!

I have links to Priceline.Com on our page so that you can arrange your flight and hotel in the Jerusalem, Israel area.



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Discover Israel's holy highlights on an action-packed 5-day tour from Tel Aviv, with hotel and 'kibbutz' (family-run guesthouse) accommodation included. Led by an expert local guide, the experience is packed with walking tours and excursions that offer perfect introductions to Israel's top attractions. Explore Jerusalem's Old City and the City of David on walking tours; ride to the hill-top fortress of Masada by cable car; float in the desolate Dead Sea; tour Nazareth and the villages around the Sea of Galilee; visit the ancient ruins of Caesarea and more!


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This action-packed 5-day tour from Jerusalem offers a perfect introduction to Israel's holy highlights and top attractions. With your expert local guide, explore Jerusalem's Old City and the City of David; take a cable car ride to the hill-top fortress of Masada; relax by floating in the Dead Sea; tour Nazareth and the villages around the Sea of Galilee; visit the ancient ruins of Caesarea and more. Your experience includes guided walking tours, free time to spend at your leisure, and overnight accommodation in 3-star hotels and a family-run guesthouse."


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2-Day Northern Israel Tour from Jerusalem: Golan Heights, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee - $310.00

Marvel at the wonders of northern Israel on a 2-day tour of Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee from Jerusalem! This exciting experience includes visits to all the top Golan Heights attractions such as the Hammat Gader border, the Talmudic village of Katzrin and Mount Bental, a dormant volcano. After an overnight stay in a traditional Israeli 'kibbutz' (family-run guesthouse), head south to the Sea of Galilee, enjoying a tour of Nazareth plus visits to the ancient fishing village of Capernaum, Yarendit baptismal site and more.


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Indulge both body and soul on the 2-Day Best of Israel Tour. After an action-packed day exploring the ancient biblical cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, spend your second day relaxing and taking in the sights at Masada before a spot of Dead Sea pampering.


2-Day Northern Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Golan Heights, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee - $310.00

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Take a day out to discover the iconic religious sites of Jerusalem and visit the Dead Sea on this private day trip from Tel Aviv. With a private driver-guide, visit Old Jerusalem to see landmarks including the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and absorb the city views from the Mount of Olives. Then, cross the Judean Desert to float in the Dead Sea and enjoy a revitalizing, mineral-rich mud bath before your return to Tel Aviv. Enjoy in-depth attention from a guide on this private tour.


Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea - $92.14

Discover Old Jerusalem's top sights and float in the Dead Sea on this private day trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. With a private driver-guide, visit the Mount of Olives to admire glorious views over Jerusalem's old city. Then, head inside the city walls to see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall, and walk the Via Dolorosa, Jesus' path to his crucifixion. Finish at the Dead Sea, with free time to swim in its waters and enjoy a mud bath. Receive the full attention from a guide on this private tour.


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