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Cenacle 2022

Jerusalem’s Christian Legacy Tour

Christian Heritage Tour of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is the epicenter of Western religions, and for Christian believers, the sanctity of Jerusalem is marked all over the city. The Mount of Olives marks Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem and later his ascension to the Heavens. The Christian Quarter celebrates his death and resurrection. Mount Zion marks the site of the Last Supper, Pentecost, and many other events recorded in the New Testament. A full-day private tour of Jerusalem devoted to the city’s Christian heritage will only reach some of these sites. However, it will cover the highlights and leave you with a desire to discover more.

Discover the Garden of Gethsemane

Our day will start with a stunning panoramic view of Jerusalem’s Old City from the Mount of Olives Viewpoint. This is one of the most beautiful observation points in Israel. It is suitable for a short introduction to Jerusalem, a photo opportunity – and even a camel ride. Nearby, we can also visit the Chapel of the Ascension and the church of Pater Noster (where it’s said that Jesus introduced the Lord’s prayer to his disciples). Driving down to the Kidron Valley, we pass a few more holy Christian sites. One is Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept upon entering Jerusalem (Luke 19). At the foothill, we visit the rock venerated for Jesus’ cry, “please let this cup pass away from me,” in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Visit the Site of the Last Supper

A short and scenic ride around the Old City will get us to Mount Zion, where we will park the car and embark on a tour on foot for the rest of the day. Our first stop will be the site that marks the Last Supper (“Cenacle“). Set in a medieval building, it is said that Jesus predicted the betrayal by Judas and his death. Beneath it, you may want to visit the Tomb Mark of King David or a few of the other intriguing holy Christian sites identified on Mount Zion.

Walk Along the Stations of the Cross

Holy SepulchreNext, we enter the Old City. Passing through the Jewish Quarter, we could visit the famed Western Wall. Reaching the Muslim Quarter, we walk along the Via Dolorosa, the traditional path from the site of Jesus’ trial to the site of his crucifixion. Assessing the Roman Catholic traditions along this holy axis, we also pass under the “Ecce Homo” Arch and eventually reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. As told in centuries-old stories lies the hill of Jesus’ crucifixion (Golgotha) and his Tomb.

A lunch break in the local market (the Suq) is also an excellent opportunity to purchase Christian-themed souvenirs. Olive woodwork is especially popular, and we know many great places to visit.

Explore Mount Zion

mount-zion-first-churchAfter a lunch break, we move on to the Armenian Quarter to learn about this fascinating Christian order and its long presence in Jerusalem. Its main church, Saint James Cathedral, is only open to the general public for 30 minutes every day, but making this time is worth it. Along with its impressive medieval design, you can also view an age-old Armenian procession led by a boy’s choir. Time permitting, as we returned to the car, we could visit the Upper Room, the resting place of Mary (Dormition Abbey), the site identified by some as the First Century Church. Another option would be the traditional site of Peter’s denial of Jesus (Petrus in Gallicantu).

This tour is a unique spiritual experience for Christians or anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of Christian Theology and history.

What’s included

  • Guiding done by a licensed and expert private guide
  • Transportation in luxury level van or SUV
  • Pick-up and drop-off at any address
  • Free Wi-Fi and chilled bottled mineral water

What’s excluded

  • Site entrance fees
  • Meals and snacks
  • Gratuities

What to bring

  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Modest clothing when visiting holy sites (no shorts or bare shoulders)
  • Some cash

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    Albert S,. Germany

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    Mieke Van der V., Holland

    My parents cannot stop talking about how you made this trip so amazing!! .. We just loved how you made everything so interesting and educational. Thank you again for everything!!... Israel is lucky to have you.

    Dalia S., USA

    Thank you for an amazing couple of days, we could not have seen half of what we wanted without you. Everything was perfect!

    Allison W,. USA

    Thanks very much for a really special day. I loved being able to go to the special places for Christians.. an everlasting experience for me… And thanks… for your professionalism and deep knowledge and dedication...

    Ann D., New Zealand

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