One Day Tour to Jerusalem
This tour starts at 07:00 am from you hotel in Amman or Dead Sea & drive to King Hussein Bridge (Allenby)
After crossing Jordan – Israeli border, you will be met by your guide at the Israeli side and start your day tour with a panoramic view from The Mount of Olives which is part of the route from Jerusalem to Bethany and the place where Jesus stood when he wept over Jerusalem (an event known as Flevit super illam in Latin).
You will visit the holy sites of the three monotheistic religions, represented in Jerusalem starting from Wailing Wall – the surviving part of the defensive structure built by Herod the Great next to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Once near this place stood the Second Jerusalem Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. The Wailing Wall was not part of the temple, and therefore, after the fall of the religious building, it turned into a shrine for the Jewish people, the significance of which increased from year to year.
Today, like many centuries ago, this place serves as a center of pilgrimage for believers and anyone can leave a message to the Lord here, regardless of nationality and religious beliefs.
Twice a year, religious ministers get messages from people, perform a special ceremony and bury them on the Mount of Olives.
If open to visitors, we will lead you in the footsteps of Adam to visit the construction of the temple of King Solomon, touch eternity and become a little closer to God – every stone here is saturated with history and holiness.
You will take a look at the third most important shrine of Islam – the Al Aqsa Mosque, consisting of 7 galleries and a majestic dome, as well as the Dome of the Rock hiding beautiful ornaments and patterns underneath.
It is believed that Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount is the cornerstone of the universe, from which the creation of the world began.
Inside the temple, you can see the footprint of Prophet Muhammad and his three hairs. Among all the monuments of Islamic architecture, the Dome of the Rock is called one of the most ancient and beautiful.
We will be taken through Arab Market (“Souq”) and walk along the Path of Sorrow (Via Dolorosa), which has become the main sanctuary for millions of Christians all over the world. It was on this rocky road that Jesus Christ made his last earthly journey, carrying his cross to the place of crucifixion to today’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Next, you will visit the tomb of King David, considered a holy place by Jews, Christians and Muslims and located on the ground floor and under the Last Supper room on Mount Zion.
We will ascend to the upper Room of Zion or the Hall of the Last Supper where, according to Christian tradition, Jesus Christ spent the last Easter supper with his disciples on the night before being captured by the Romans and later crucified.
If time permits, we will take you to the Western part of Jerusalem to visit the famous “Menorah” (Candelabra) situated outside the Israel’s parliament “Knesset”. The “Menorah” shows us the history of the Jewish people from biblical times and until this day. Late afternoon drive to Allenby bridge to cross to Jordanian side where the driver will pick you up & drive you to your hotel in Amman or Dead Sea.
Rate per person in a group of:
King Hussein Bridge (Allenby), The Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, King Solomon, Al Aqsa Mosque, Arab Market (“Souq”), Path of Sorrow (Via Dolorosa), Church of the Holy Sepulcher, King David, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Last Supper, Mount Zion, Christ, Romans, “Menorah” (Candelabra), Amman.
Amman Citadel, Roman Theatre, Rainbow Street, Jerash. Jerusalem, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Via Dolorosa, Western Wall, Dome of the Rock, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Mount of Olives, Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
The program includes:
- Transfer by comfortable vehicle from Amman or Dead Sea hotels to King Hussein Bridge (Allenby) & back.
- Transportation in Israel: 2 – 5 pax by driving guide,
6-18 pax by minibus – by16 – 20 seaters,
19 pax and more – by 35 – 55 seaters.
- English-speaking guide border to border.
- Parking fee
The program does not include:
- Tips of any kind.
- Border taxes.
- Visa to Israel for restricted nationalities.
- Personal expenses & travelers’ insurance, drinks etc.
- Extra costs due to unanticipated changes in the itinerary for reasons beyond our control are not included.
- Government Tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), or compulsory charges introduced after publication,
- Any item not listed as “included”.
- Optional activities are subject to availability.
- Optional private or onsite local guides.
- Guides in languages other than English are available upon request and subject to availability.
- Optional special private vehicles are available upon request
There is no strict dress code when visiting the temples of Jerusalem, as they are open to Christians of all faiths who have different traditions. For example, Catholic and Protestant women do not cover their heads in church. Orthodox Greek women adhere to the same tradition. In Russian tradition, it is customary to wear a headscarf in church. Therefore, in any of the temples in Jerusalem, you can meet women both with a covered head and with an uncovered one.
The same applies to trousers and skirts. Feel free to dress how you feel comfortable.
The only thing that is inappropriate when visiting temples is open knees and shoulders, so shorts and sleeveless jackets will have to be left for visiting another place.
All the visited sites are spread at a wide area at different locations and altitudes, and comfortable footwear is a necessity.
Moderate walking is required.
The itinerary may change due to unanticipated circumstances, factors beyond our control, or at the guide’s discretion.
- Staying Healthy
- The time frame for this tour is approximate and subject to change according to the client’s preference.
- The tour itinerary is subject to change due to factors beyond our control and event of unforeseen circumstances or at the guide’s discretion.
- In the event of an increase in fuel prices, Via Jordan Travel & Tours reserves the right to raise the prices for its services without prior notice.
- Optional excursions and activities are subject to availability.
- Optional special private vehicles available upon request.
- Copies of your passports are required in advance to issue port permits (if needed).
- You need to take your passport or a good quality photocopy of it with you.
- Reservations made less than 20 working days before the start of the service may be subject to change.
- Your booking is confirmed only upon the provision of 50% prepayment.
- Using sufficient amount of sun protection lotion is essential for avoiding sun burn.