Steeped in religious tradition and history, Jerusalem is one of the holiest cities in the world. Serving as a pillar to the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths, this beautiful city has so much to offer travellers of any faith or creed. Even the non religious are guaranteed to be captivated by its old world charm, culture and heritage.
The first stop for any explorer of Jerusalem is the fascinating Old City, which is divided into the Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim Quarters. The city has a history that goes back to the 4th millennium BCE, making it one of the world's oldest cities.
The Jewish Quarter has been besieged and rebuilt on two occasions and the archaeological remains are on display in a series of museums and outdoor parks and can be viewed by descending two or three stories beneath the level of the current city.
Another spot well worth visiting is the Western Wall or ‘Kotel’, often refered to as the wailing wall. This very holy site attracts thousands of Jewish worshippers each day. Here you will see many people immersed in prayer or seeking spiritual guidance, as the Jewish people believe that the presence of God resides there.
The exquisite church of the Holy Sepulchre is appealing to all, whether on a spiritual level as it is the site of Jesus’ Crucifixion and burial, or just in admiration of the elaborate decorations within, from elegant paintings and wall mosaics to the opulent marble tomb of Jesus.
Jerusalem is also home to many artistic and cultural venues. Other highlights include a trip to nearby Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity and leafy manger square as well as the Shepherds’ field, where the three shepherds were visited by the angel of the lord, who told them of the coming of the baby Jesus.
We offer two tours which visit this ancient city and the surrounding Holy Lands or you can contact us to tailor-make your own itinerary.