Holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem is one of the world's foremost pilgrimage destinations. A repository of sacred buildings and relics, it is a place where the oft-abused descriptor 'living history' really does apply – join our fascinating 3 day trip to Israel's capital and explore the city of Gold!
Jerusalem, Israel’s most populous city and capital, is overflowing with some of the country’s most fascinating and fabulous sites. It is the perfect example of the merging of ancient attractions and modern culture which Israel is so famous for.
On this 3 days trip you will absorb both the ancient historical significance of this central city and the more recent modern sites. An experience that finds the special balance between religious and secular, tradition and openness, ancient ruins and luxurious boutique pampering that will leave you with a lifetime of memories.
Jerusalem The Old City
Meet our OUTstanding tour guide at the city centre and walk towards the Old City of Jerusalem.
Travel back in time to the beautiful Old City through one of its Ancient gates and visit historical marvels and spiritual landmarks such as King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Delarosa, the Arab Market, and the recently restored Roman Cardo. Find yourself wandering through the charming Armenian and Muslim quarters, before continuing to the Christian quarter.
Head to the Jewish quarter to see the sacred Western Wall, the last and only remaining piece of The Temple, standing for thousands of years.
Finally, descend through the many layers of Jerusalem’s past at the time of the Temple through the Western Wall Tunnels. Inside, a most interesting model shows the different dwelling periods and history of the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Stand on the site believed to be the nearest spot to the "Holy of Holies", most sacred place to the Jewish people.
After getting back to the hotel for resting and refreshing, conclude this day with the spectacular Sound and Light show, exploring the rich history of Jerusalem projected on the Old City iconic walls.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem The New City
Following a delicious, notorious breakfast at your hotel, meet your tour guide for a walking day tour of the newer part of Jerusalem.
Start with Mishkenot Sha’ananim (in Hebrew- Peaceful Habitation) and ‘Yemin Moshe’– the groundbreaking, first Jewish neighborhoods to be built outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, on a hill directly across from Mount Zion. ‘Yemin Moshe’ neighborhood, named after Moshe Montefiore, was abandoned during the Independence War. However, after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, the neighborhood became a home to academics, writers and artists.
The iconic, famous windmill, still standing in Mishkenot Sha'ananim neighborhood today, was the first factory established outside of the walls. Montefiore founded the mill to provide cheap flour to the neighborhoods population.
In our modern time, these neighborhoods are a home for galleries, restaurants, cafes, as well as the Jerusalem Music Center. They have become a home for artists and intellectuals.
Of course, no visit to Jerusalem would be complete without an opportunity to partake in the authentic Middle Eastern cuisine that the city is famous for. The best place to indulge with the amazing flavors and local dishes is the ‘Mahne Yehuda’ Market (aka ‘the shuk’) without a doubt!
Once a shopping and dining center for the working class, the shuk has transformed into one of Jerusalem’s main cultural centers. Locals and visitors alike flock there for incredible culinary experiences, an unforgettable Thursday nightlife scene, concerts and, of course, shopping.
Join the 'Bites Tour' with the Bite card which enables you to be a Jerusalem native for a day and get a taste from the best stands in the market. Don't miss out on anything and try the best delights of the market!
Continue to the recently renovated Israel Museum which hosts a wide variety of collections from archaeological finds to contemporary art.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
Yad VaShem / Bethlehem
After your yummy breakfast, feel free to explore the city on your own to soak in its unique atmosphere for the utmost local experience.
We recommend paying a visit to the mostly important and informative ‘Yad Vashem - Israel’s primary memorial and museum to the victims of the Holocaust – an unparalleled experience.
Take the half-day tour to Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus.
Walk through Manger Square to visit the Church of Nativity, the oldest Church in the Holy Land and one of the oldest in the world with its ancient limestone columns and remains of mosaic floors. Descend to the Grotto of Nativity, where a Silver Star in the floor marks the spot where Christ is believed to have been born. Proceed to the Church of Milk Grotto where the Virgin Mary nursed baby Jesus and according to tradition, a drop of her milk spilt and turned the stones white. Next, visit Shepherds' Field – a small chapel where, according to the Gospel of Luke, an angel announced the birth of Jesus to the local, low-reputation shepherds.
Transfer back to Jerusalem.
Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem
Mamilla Hotel is a Jerusalem hotel located in the heart of the City, with magnificent views of the Old City walls, the Tower of David, Jaffa Gate, and alongside Jerusalem's new shopping and entertainment experience, the Alrov Mamilla Avenue. Mamilla Hotel is the newest of luxury Jerusalem hotels, which brings world-class superior design and lifestyle hospitality to Jerusalem and Israel.
Guests and visitors at the Mamilla Jerusalem Hotel enjoy exceptional accommodations together with exclusive restaurant and bar venues, a Holistic Wellbeing Center, as well as events and banqueting spaces, that blend sophistication and modern international style with the unique and rich culture of the City.
The Mamilla Jerusalem Hotel is a visually stunning example of intimate, sophisticated contemporary design. The exquisite design was done by, Piero Lissoni, one of the world's renowned designers, and is one the finest Jerusalem hotels.
Double Occupancy, Studio Room: from $765 USD per person
Private Single Room: from $1,400 USD
American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem
For over a hundred years, the American Colony in Jerusalem has been a home away from home for discerning travelers who recognise quality. Immerse yourself in its unique and tranquil beauty, while delving into Jerusalem’s rich past, and add your name to a guest list that includes Lawrence of Arabia, Winston Churchill, Bob Dylan, Uma Thurman, Tony Blair & Mikhail Gorbachev, to name a few.
Located in the East Jerusalem neighborhood in Jerusalem, 8 km from Bethlehem, The American Colony Hotel - The Leading Hotels of the World features a sauna and fitness center. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.
All rooms are fitted with a TV. Certain accommodations feature a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries.
You will find a 24-hour front desk, concierge services, gift shop and shops at the property.
The American Colony has a proud reputation for impeccable cuisine and flawless service.
Start your morning with an omelette, made to order, in the famous Courtyard. Enjoy choice cuts of meat, fish and produce on our charcoal grill under the stars in the Summer Bar. Take a seat by the fire in Val’s Brasserie for a warm winter’s meal, or dine in style in the Arabesque dining room.
Double Occupancy, Comfort Room: from $745 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Comfort Room: from $1,360 USD
Villa Brown Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem
As Jerusalem’s first member of Brown Hotels, Villa Brown represents a confluence of contemporary small-scale luxury and the nostalgic opulence of the city’s colonial era. Housed in an impressive 19th-century villa that has been painstakingly restored to its former glory, Villa Brown features a lavish Rooftop Spa, Garden Cafe serving contemporary takes on regional classics and fashionable underground “Cave Bar”.
The design is a distinct intermingling of Neoclassical, Ottoman styles and contemporary influences, boasting deep and warm hues, soft textiles, velvety pigments of red, emerald and mauve and towering arched doorways.
The Brown properties are all rooted in a devotion to service, design, innovation, style and authenticity. Brown Hotels are often recommended by the world's leading international lifestyle, design and travel publications.
Each room at Villa Brown Hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain rooms feature a sitting area where you can relax. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers.
Double Occupancy, Deluxe Room: $685 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Deluxe Room: $1,235 USD
Arthur Hotel, An Atlas Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem
Located along the Ben Yehudah pedestrian promenade, Arthur Hotel is a colonial-style building in the centre of Jerusalem. The elegant rooms include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and cable TV.
Arthur Hotel - an Atlas Boutique Hotel is surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars. The Old City is 15 minutes away on foot.
The hotel's design combines Turkish, Jewish and English styles. All rooms include a kettle, fridge and en suite bathroom with free toiletries.
A buffet breakfast is served each morning, while you are invited to enjoy free wine and snacks in the lounge in the afternoon.
Double Occupancy, Standard Room: $580 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Standard Room: $1,035 USD
Eyal Hotel, Jerusalem
The Eyal Hotel is located in Shamai St., which is just off Ben Yehuda St. The property has recently been renovated and this project has allowed for the implementation of advanced technologies in order to ensure that the hotel will be environmentally friendly.
The Eyal Hotel offers 68 newly refreshed rooms with modern amenities and perfectly-finished design. The hotel includes, among other facilities, sublevel guest parking (Subject to availability), event and dining halls, a spacious solarium with an ecologically-designed wall, comfortable living room furnishings and a magnificent urban view over the center of Jerusalem.
Hotels new dining hall, is a comfortable place to enjoy delicious food, served in both the mornings and evenings. Experienced chefs prepare healthy and fresh meals that are both kosher and mouth watering. Breakfasts consist of fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables, scrambled eggs, a variety of warm dishes, homemade marmalades, freshly baked breads and a selection of Coffees .The dining hall is lined with views of downtown Jerusalem.
All rooms include a modern bathroom with bathtub/shower, hair dryer and other amenities. Guests enjoy national calls free of charge, USB sockets for mobiles and tablets, and dedicated personal service by a reliable and professional staff.
Double Occupancy, Classic Room: $535 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Classic Room: $935 USD