1. Western Wall: Nestled in a primordial city, “Western Wall” is also known by the name “Wailing Wall”. It is a limestone wall that was constructed in 20 BCE and is a must-have in Jerusalem Tour Packages.
Owing to its proximity to the Temple Mount, it is considered holy by the Jews and attracts numerous worshippers. The Western Wall is categorized into 2 sections i.e. Males’ Zone and Females’ Zone. It remains open throughout the year and doesn’t require any entrance fee.
Location: Western Wall Plaza, Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem- 97500 Israel
2. Church of the Holy Sepulchre: In the Christian quarters of Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is also known as the Church of the Anastasis or the Church of the Resurrection. It was established in the 4th century and consists of the most sacred sites in Christianity.
One of them is the crucifixion spot of Jesus Christ and the other one is where he was buried. Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a popular holy destination among Christians and lures many pilgrims. Travellers must not forget to include this revered place in the Jerusalem Packages to feel close to the almighty.
Location: Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
3. Temple Mount: Temple Mount is an excellent spot in Jerusalem Tours for a spiritual experience. It is considered a highly holy site in Judaism, Islam and Christianity for the last 1000 years. Being at the crossroads of 3 religions, Temple Mount is one of the most contested religious sites in the world and is peacefully bound by a Status Quo since 1757.
Currently, Temple Mount is surrounded by 3 monuments i.e. Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Chain.
Location: Al Aqsa Mosque Complex, Jerusalem, Israel
4. Dome of the Rock: In the old Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock is situated inside the premise of Temple Mount and is one of the oldest Islamic frameworks. Inspired by the architecture of Byzantine Churches and Palaces, it was originally constructed in 691–92 CE. In Islam, it is believed that Prophet Muhammad’s journey to heaven commenced from the centre of the Dome of the Rock and therefore, the site is considered immensely holy.
The structure has also been listed under UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical and religious importance.
Location: Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel
5. Tower of David: If you are looking forward to a trip to Jerusalem, including Tower Of David in Jerusalem Tour Packages. Dating back to the Ottoman and Mamluk Periods, approximately 2000 years ago, the Tower of David is a prized possession of Jerusalem.
The on-site museum is an ideal place to get acquainted with Jerusalem's history through holograms, maps, paintings, videos and models. Visitors are also permitted to climb up to the rampart which offers a 360-degree view of Jerusalem. Tower Of David is also a well-known place for conducting Concerts, Craft Programs and Light & Sound Shows.
Location: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 9114001 Israel
6. Mahane Yehuda Market: Offering fruits, vegetables, meat, seeds, spices, liquors, clothing, housewares and textiles, Mahane Yehuda Market is a bustling spot that can be included in Jerusalem Packages. Local people often call it "The Shuk". In recent years, Mahane Yehuda Market has become synonymous with Jerusalem nightlife with newly opened restaurants and bars.
Lip-smacking food items like Falafel, Kibbeh, Shashlik, Kanafeh, Kebab, Baklava and Halva are also sold here by the street food vendors. The marketplace is equally popular among locals and travellers, and have been reportedly attracting 200,000 people/ week.
Location: Agripas St 90, Jerusalem, Israel
7. Israel Museum: One of the leading encyclopedic museums in the world, Israel Museum is unmissable in Jerusalem Tours. It was established in 1965 and houses an extensive collection of prehistoric discoveries, priceless artefacts and modern art. Every exhibit inside the Israel Museum is unique and is complemented with in-depth information.
With so much to see, it takes 3-4 hours to explore the entire place. At the Israel Museum, Audio Guides are available in multiple languages including English, Hebrews, French, Spanish, and Chinese for the convenience of foreign visitors.
Location: Derech Ruppin, Jerusalem, Israel
8. Yad Vashem: Exclusively dedicated to European Jews who were killed mercilessly in World War II, Yad Vashem is a mount of remembrance. It is an impressive place to know about the oppression of the Nazi and the cruellest chapter of German History.
Having a wonderful layout, Yad Vashem was inaugurated in 1957 and was open to the public as a sight-seeing spot. Along with a museum and a research centre, Yad Vashem also houses an Archive that comprises photographs, artefacts, documents and works of art related to the Holocaust. After western Wall, it is the 2nd most visited site in Jerusalem.
Location: Mount Herzl-Jerusalem, 9103401, Israel
9. City of David: If you are looking for interesting places to include in Jerusalem Tour Packages, the City of David is the one. It is a Palestinian Village that houses charming archaeological sites dating back to the Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age.
Major remnants from these prehistoric ages include water tunnels, pools and a fortress. Interestingly, the Pools are open to the public where people can take a swim in the natural waters of spring.
Location: Ma'alot Ir David St, Jerusalem
10. Mount of Olives: One of the most coveted places to include in Jerusalem Packages, Mount of Olives is a pious place in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. In Judaism, it is an accepted fact that Mount of Olives is the place where the Messianic Age will commence.
Thus, for over 3000 years, the locale has been utilized as a Jewish Cemetery and is home to approximately 150,000 graves. In addition, Mount of Olives also finds its mention in the Bible repeatedly and is a popular spot among Christian pilgrims.
Location: 97 Rabia Al-Adawiya Street, Jerusalem 91190 Israel