As one of the oldest cities in the world and considered holy by the three religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the beauty and 3000-year history of Jerusalem will leave you speechless. The picturesque Old City is a mesmerising place to explore, with a maze of alleys, busy bazaars, remarkably well-preserved architecture, numerous holy sites and the famous Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall. To witness elderly local men and women as they press pieces of paper with prayers into this ancient wall and to hear their wailing is something quite unforgettable, especially when you realise the sheer numbers of prayer papers stuffed into every nook and cranny. A trip to the Mount of Olives is an absolute must as well, and at sun set you can look down on the city as the sun flints off the domes and buildings. Jerusalem is also an excellent base from which to journey to Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus, and Nazareth – the home of Joseph and Mary and where Jesus turned water into wine.
Jerusalem Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Jerusalem.