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Private Tour of Jerusalem for Christians

Jerusalem private tourOur day of exploring Jerusalem from a Christian perspective will start with a stunning panoramic view of the old city from Mount of Olives Viewpoint . This is one of the most beautiful observation points in Israel. It enables a short introduction, a photo opportunity,  – and even a camel ride :-).

tour to gethsemaneDriving down to the Kidron Valley we pass by holy Christian sites Chapel of the Ascension ,  the church of Pater Noster Dominus Flevit , Church of Mary Magdalene Garden of Gethsemane ,  the Grotto of Gethsemane Mary’s Tomb , and the supposed site of stonning Stephanus (Stephanus Church ). 

via dolorosa stations of crossWe then drive around the the Old City, and Entering at Jaffa Gate  we start Exploring the Old City We pass through the Jewish Quarter , possibly visiting the famed Western wall  , and in the Muslim Quarter  we join the Via Dolorosa , the traditional path from the site of the trial of Jesus to the site of his crucifixion. 

holy sepulchre Jerusalem TourAssessing the Catholic traditions along the “stations of the Cross” we could also visit the Terra Sancta Museum ; “Mary’s Birth Place” ; the Pools of Bethesda ; “Ecce Homo” Arch ; the “Lithostrotos” ; the “Prison of Christ” ; the Provoslavic Nevsky Church ; the Lutheran Redeemer church , ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  , the traditional sites of  Golgotha  and the  Tomb of Jesus .

holy sepulchre processionsGrabbing some Hummus in the big Suq  (market), we then explore more Christian sites in the Christian Quarter  (e.g. John the Baptist “Prodromos” church ) and in the Armenian Quarter  (e.g. Saint James Cathedral Church of the Archangels / Dair el Zeitoun Saint Mark Syrian church  and Christ Church ).

We end the review with significant Christian site on Mount Zion : The traditional sites of the Last Supper (“Cenacle“ ); the rest place of Virgin Mary (Dormition Abbey );  First Century Church on Mount Zion? ; the Tomb mark of King David  , the Armenian Caiaphas Church , and if time permits, also the tradtional site of thedenial of Peter (Petrus in Gallicantu ).


If time and will permits we can drive to additional Holy Christian sites in the vicinity of Jerusalem, such as the Kathisma church San Simon Monastery , the Monastery of the Cross  , and John Baharim Church   and the Chruch of the Visitation  in Ein Karem  .  We could also visit the Shroud of Turin Exhibition  near Damascus Gate .

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The cost of a private tour to Jerusalem  + transportation starts at USD$650Contact me for more details and booking a tour:

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