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Jerusalem

We are trying to plan our trip -----

Here are the places we want to go to ---- Can someone help divide up into days/ take out unnecessary - tell us how much time we need in each place. We can have up to four days in Jerusalem- and arrange more if needed.

Yad Vashem

Mt. Olives

Kotel

Tower of David Night Spectacular

Ramparts Walk

Kotel Tunnels

Chain of Generations

Israel Museum

Kinneset

Dead Sea Scrolls

Chagal Windows

Mahane Yehuda

Shuk - Old City Markets

Thanks in advance!

Eva

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1. Re: Jerusalem

You want to see, please see my questions

Yad Vashem--this can be done in 2 hours or it can be all day--it is up to you.

Mt. Olives-what do you want to do there.

Kotel- are you Jewish? If not a quick visit can be 15 minutes

Tower of David Night Spectacular- this is a show of approx. 45 minutes It takes place after dark and depending upon when you are going needs advance reservations.

Ramparts Walk--this is variable Are you going in one direction or are you going to go both ways. Are you a wanderer or are you going quickly. Figure an hour for each--could be more, could be less--depends upon you.

Kotel Tunnels --Advance reservations needed. You can reserve up to 3 months in advance. Do it now and work around the reservation for other things.

Chain of Generations-- also advance reservations , easier to get than Kotel Tunnels.

Israel Museum--You can spend hours here or you can only go through a few sections in less. How much time you spend is up to you.

Knesset--only tours on Sunday and Thursday, reservations required.

Dead Sea Scrolls--part of the Israel Museum complex

Chagal Windows--Located in the Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem . This is a bus ride away and located by itself so it could be costly time-wise.

Mahane Yehuda--this is the name of the "new" shuk

Shuk - Old City Markets--the stores in the Old City are visited as you walk through the streets. Unless you have a good head for bargaining you will definitely overpay on everything. They expect you to bargain and prices quoted are deliberately high.

Now that you have an idea--what is important to you. How much time do you want to spend at each.

It makes sense to spend 1-2 days in the Old City and then 1-2 days in the new city.

Edited: 16 July 2012, 03:48
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2. Re: Jerusalem

How long do you plan on being in Jerusalem. The amount if time to do everything on your list quickly is at least two days, but probably more as you have left many other important sites not to be missed, such as a walking tour of the Old Citys four quarters and all it has to offer.

Chana

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