This is a tour geared for people who want to visit some of the Christian sites in Jerusalem. We will visit places which follow the path of Jesus during His time in the holy city. It is open for non-Christians as well.
Our program begins from the Mount of Olives. This is a great place to see the Old City of Jerusalem.
At the foot of the Mountain is the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. It commemorates the place where Jesus prayed before being arrested. We will have time to look at the ancient Olive Trees and then visit the Church built over the remains of an earlier edifice to this event.
Afterwards, we will enter the Old City via the Lion’s Gate and proceed with our next stops: The first 4 stations along the Via Dolorosa. The historic road means ‘Way of Sorrows’ and follows the suggested path Jesus would have taken following his sentencing by Pontius Pilate. Churches and Chapels dot the way, some with ancient remains to excite and educate.
After a Lunch Break we will continue this tour at the exciting complex known as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is our final destination and we will have time to thoroughly investigate it.
The original 4th century church saw major renovations in the 11th and 12th centuries which we will discuss.
You can touch the stone where the Cross stood (Calvary). We will then descend down to the Rotunda, the most original element of Constantine’s church. Other sites in the complex to see are the Stone of Unction, the Arches of the Virgin and the Chapel of Adam.