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3 Days in Jerusalem: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 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 83 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

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

4 star rating: Recommended 43 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 37 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

Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

4 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Take a half day tour from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, and discover the town famed as the birthplace of Jesus. Tracing the events of the Nativity, this ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00

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

4 star rating: Recommended 6 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 $310.00

4-Day Christian and Jewish Scared Sites Tour: Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and Nazareth

This immersive 4-day tour from Jerusalem takes you on an inspiring journey into Israel’s religious history. Gain fascinating insight into biblical tales from ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $670.00

City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover the City of David in Jerusalem on an essential day trip. Formerly the settlement where King David established his Kingdom, the City of David is now a ...  Read more

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

From USD $89.00

Caeserea and Rosh Hanikra Day Trip from Jerusalem

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore Israel's ancient Roman cities and ports on a fascinating day trip from Jerusalem. From the shores of the Mediterranean to the border of Lebanon, you ...  Read more

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

From USD $114.00

Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Get inspired by Jerusalem and combine ancient history with spiritual sanctity in this half-day tour. Discover the quarters of the Old City by exploring Holy ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.00

Haifa Shore Excursion: Private Jerusalem and Dead Sea Day Trip

When your cruise ship docks at Haifa Port, combine a tour of Jerusalem with a visit to the Dead Sea on a full-day shore excursion! Alongside a private guide, ...  Read more

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

From USD $150.80

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