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Itinerary for our september visit

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Itinerary for our september visit

We will be staying at the Harmony Hotel during our stay in Jerusalem.

So far the plans are the following.

Thursday

- Arrival - Just walk around

Friday

- New Free Jerusalem Walking tour

- Israel Museum

Saturday

-Yad Vasem The Holocaust History Museum

-Mount Of Olives Tour

Sunday

-Holy City Tour

-The Western Wall Tunnels

Monday

-Masada, Dead Sea, Qumran,and Jericho Tour

Tuesday

-Bethlehem Half-Day

Wednesday

-Time to go home

Any thoughts about the above itinerary? Please advise

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1. Re: Itinerary for our september visit

My input:

Fri - Where will you be walking on that tour?

Sat - Yad Vashem is closed on the Jewish Sabbath.

Sun - What's included on a "Holy City" tour?

Western Wall Tunnels - You need to reserve this in advance.

Mon - Jericho is in the Palestinian Autonomous Territory. I recommend you visit Ein Gedi instead.

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2. Re: Itinerary for our september visit

Thursday sounds great. You can walk around the neighborhood of the hotel to get oriented.

Friday -- exchange Yad Vashem for Israel Museum as Yad Vashem is not open on Saturday but the Israel Museum is.

Saturday -- tour of the Mt. of Olives and Israel Museum (note shorter opening hours)

Sunday -- Old City walking tour plus Tunnel Tours (be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible as certain dates are more difficult to attain a reservation than others.

Monday -- You have too much on this day. It is possible to visit Masada, Dead Sea, Qumran, however there may not be enough time to also visit Jericho on this day. Depending on the type of tour you are planning, there are no regularly scheduled tours that include all of these sites on the same day.

Tuesday - here you can take a tour of Bethlehem and Jericho together as such tours are available.

Wednesday -- go home tired but satisfied (translation from an Israeli saying).

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3. Re: Itinerary for our september visit

Thanks for the answers.

On friday the tour is the following

newjerusalemtours.com/daily-tours/new-jerusa…

The Holy city tour is this

newjerusalemtours.com/daily-tours/holy-city-…

Regarding the Western Wall Tunnels - You need to reserve this in advance.

I have made reservations.

The monday tour was the following

…rezgo.com/details/23522/masada-dead-sea-qum…

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4. Re: Itinerary for our september visit

I have looked at the web link you posted for the trip to the Dead Sea and Jericho but the site is a bit lacking. Have you received a written confirmation from a person who has signed their name?

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5. Re: Itinerary for our september visit

No I have not booked the tour yet.

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6. Re: Itinerary for our september visit

So maybe the following is better, since i have now had the opening times figured out.

Thursday

- Arrival - Just walk around

Friday

- New Free Jerusalem Walking tour

- Walk to Oscar Schindlers grave

Saturday

-Walk around and get lost

-Mount Of Olives Tour

Sunday

-Holy City Tour

-The Western Wall Tunnels

Monday

-Yad Vasem The Holocaust History Museum

-Israel Museum

Tuesday

-Bethlehem Half-Day

Wednesday

-Time to go home

Thanks for the help with the opening times guys.

Sure look forward to visit Jerusalem.

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7. Re: Itinerary for our september visit

You need to have a phone with you to visit Ocar Schindlers grave as it is in a locked cemetery with a phone number on the gate to call. The grave is on Mt. Zion.

I like the get lost on Saturday. That's loads of fun. If you get the chance and don't mind investing in a great map of the Old City, there is one available in the stores of the Old City specifically Moriah in the Jewish Quarter. The map costs 65 shekels and is worth every shekel. It's laminated and two sided. I carry it with me when I'm in the Old City so when I get lost I can figure out how to find my way. The rest sounds great. Just be sure to make the Tunnel Tour appointment as soon as possible so you know how to schedule your time in Jerusalem (in case the date or time you want is not available.

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8. Re: Itinerary for our september visit

I think your new itinerary sounds great.

I would add a few things, as you have left yourself plenty of time to wander around and get the feel of the city:

Thursday afternoon or Friday early afternoon - visit the Mahane Yehuda market, as everyone is getting their provisions for the Sabbath.

Friday evening, around sunset - spend some time at the Western Wall, as the Sabbath starts.

Saturday - in addition to walking around and getting lost (love it!!), you can visit the Tower of David museum, at Jaffa Gate. I think it's open from 10:00-14:00 on Saturdays.

I would try to put a couple of things together to free up a day for a trip to Masada and the Dead Sea - they are both awesome, each for their own reasons. For example, can you do the Mount of Olives tour on the same day as Bethlehem? Then go to Oscar Schinder's grave another day, and do a day trip to Masada and the Dead Sea on Saturday.

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9. Re: Itinerary for our september visit

Many thanks for the answers, I will look into to free some time for trip to Masada and the Dead Sea.

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10. Re: Itinerary for our september visit

The Israel Museum and Yad VaShem in one day is too much. I just got back and will write my big review in a few days.

Each museum is a minimum of 3-4 hours. (My opinion)

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