Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David’s Tomb, Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey; enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo – the Roman road. See the Jewish Western Wall – the Kotel, and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the new city and visit Yad Vashem, a memorial to the Holocaust.
On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, southwest of Jerusalem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque neighborhood, stopping by Mary’s spring and continue to visit the remarkable Church of Saint John the Baptist, return to point of departure.
NOTE : Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.