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3 Days in Jerusalem: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, October 2014

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The living home of the world’s three major religions, Jerusalem is also a vibrant city for outdoor sightseeing. Stroll along pedestrian walkways and streets lined with Ottoman architecture, past lively sidewalk restaurants, street vendors and outdoor markets. From the ancient Old City to the original City of David, Palestinian East Jerusalem and the Israeli West, you’ll discover a captivating mix of ancient and modern.

Day 1: The Old City

Settled 6,000 years ago, the City of David is one big archaeological site running south of Temple Mount. King David built his palace here, and Jesus and his disciples shared the Last Supper at a site nearby. The Old City is north of the City of David, and it’s here that you’ll get a shiver down the backbone as you walk through history. Old City highlights include the David Street souk for bargaining, the open-air market surrounding Damascus Gate in the Muslim Quarter, the preserved Roman and Byzantine road in the Jewish Quarter, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Day 2: Jerusalem’s Museums

With so much history and so many faiths, Jerusalem has more than five dozen museums and hundreds of historic sites to explore. Admire swirls of calligraphy at the institute for Islamic Art, the archeological discoveries of the British Mandate at the Rockefeller Museum, and imagine how life was lived in the days of Jesus at the Wohl Archaeological Museum. There are several moving museums devoted to the holocaust at Yad Vashem, and the wonderful Israel Museum combines art and archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls and a fascinating model of old Jerusalem.

Day 3: Biblical Day Trips

Many visitors to Israel make the pilgrimage to Bethlehem to visit the birthplace of Jesus, only 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of Jerusalem. The Church of the Nativity is the focus, built on Manger Square over the grotto where Jesus was born. The parables and gospels come to life on a day trip to the Sea of Galilee, with its historic town of Tiberias. The tour also visits Nazareth in Israel’s north, the childhood home of Jesus and site of the Greek Church of the Annunciation.

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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

4 star rating: Recommended 105 Reviews

Discover two of Israel's must-see sights on this memorable day trip from Jerusalem. You'll explore the legendary ruins of Masada and King Herod's palaces, and ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.00

2-Day Petra and Jordan Tour from Jerusalem

Wonder at ancient Petra and other highlights of Jordan on this 2-day tour from Jerusalem with all meals, transport and overnight accommodation at a Bedouin ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $329.00

Christmas Eve in Israel: Jerusalem Sightseeing Tour with Dinner and Midnight Mass Viewing in Bethlehem

See popular sites of the Holy Land on this full-day Christmas Eve tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem! Visit revered Christian basilicas like the Church of the ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00

Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Jerusalem

4 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

Visit the Holy Land sites of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee on a day trip from Jerusalem. You'll journey across Israel’s coastal plains to explore the city of ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.00

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

4 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Discover the roots of different religions and cultures on this inspiring day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. These ancient Holy Land towns will provide you ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.00

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem

Experience the ancient and biblical treasures of Bethlehem and Jericho on this thought-provoking full-day trip from Jerusalem. Discover fascinating religious ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00

Jerusalem Super Saver: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Day Tour plus In the Footsteps of Jesus Walking Tour

Explore the top sights of Jerusalem, visit the Dead Sea and trace the steps of Jesus in Jerusalem on a Super Saver that combines two full-day tours for a ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $169.20
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2-Day Best of Israel Tour: Old Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada & the Dead Sea

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Indulge both body and soul on the 2-Day Best of Israel Tour. After an action-packed day exploring the ancient biblical cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $270.00

Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

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Witness first-hand the ancient and religious sites of Jerusalem on this thought-provoking full-day coach and walking tour. With an expert guide beside you to ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.00

Haifa Shore Excursion: Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

Visit two of Israel’s most important holy towns – Jerusalem and Bethlehem – on a full-day shore excursion from Haifa Port! Led by a private guide, the must-do ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $141.27

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