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Seeing the sights in Jerusalem

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Seeing the sights in Jerusalem

Is there a tour that anyone knows of that would allow me to see the following sights in Jerusalem:

- Holy Sepulchre

- Dome of the Rock

- Western Wall

- via Dolorosa

- Tower of David

- Mount of Olives

- Hall of the Last Supper

- Garden of Gethsemme

Also, are these sights accesible on Saturday and Sunday?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Seeing the sights in Jerusalem

You can do it quite happily on your own with a nice guidebook. The Tower of David is open on Saturdyas till 2pm, and on Sunday till 4 pm. I don't know what happens at the Christian sites on Sunday.

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2. Re: Seeing the sights in Jerusalem

Thank you very much for your answer. Is it easy enough to find your way around? Are the majority of the sights I mentioned within walking distance of each other?

Thanks again!

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3. Re: Seeing the sights in Jerusalem

Just returned from Jerusalem last evening and accomplished the same route as you wish with the assistance of a guidebook as suggested by Anon(Ciao Anon).

You might want to start at the Mount of Olives/Gesthemene(farthest but walkable),Enter old city thru Lion's Gate, Via Dolorosa and finish at Calvary then visit next door to Sepulchre. This gives you a good orientation of the route of Jesus.

Dome of the Rock(only for Moslems) is enormous and visible from all areas of Jerusalme. Western Wall is next to Dome of the Rock(requires going through security.

David Tower/Citadel is next to Jaffa Gate, then visit Upper Room of Last Supper/Lower area Tomb of David.

These are all walkable areas;bring hat and water if summer. Christian sites are least affected by closure.

Go early in the morning for Church of Sepulchre and have the tomb to yourself.

Enjoy!!

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4. Re: Seeing the sights in Jerusalem

You can also hit most of those sites on the Four Quarters walking tour of the Old City offered by Zion Walking Tours just inside the Jaffa Gate. They leave every day at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m., and take 3-4 hours. They are reasonably-priced group tours. Then you can hit the areas not covered on your own, primarily Gethsemane and the Mount of Olives, as well as the Mount Zion sites. But most of the rest of them you would see during this tour, which would orient you nicely to the layout of the Old City.

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5. Re: Seeing the sights in Jerusalem

Ola Ricardo! I hope you had a good time.

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6. Re: Seeing the sights in Jerusalem

Thanks Anon... Israel was amazing and just a wonderful lifetime experience!!

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7. Re: Seeing the sights in Jerusalem

Great. I hope you hang around in this forum too and help enrich the experience of other visitors.

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9. Re: Seeing the sights in Jerusalem

Jeremiah was definitely not into labeling and libelling and I would suggest we don't do it here.

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