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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem
"Leave your hotel to start your full day tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The first stop is at Mount of Olives named after the olive groves that covered it once. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the old and new city of Jerusalem the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. Next head to Mount Zion to visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper located near the Dormition Abbey. This Abbey was built by the Bishop of Jerusalem in the fifth century and known for it's impressive Architecture. Following the progra you head to the old city to and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to soak-up some of the different cultures of the city. Walk through the Cardo the ancient Roman road view the Western Wall and continue to the Christian quarter. Then walk through the Via Dolorosa
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Half Day Small Group Tour of Jerusalem
"Your half day tour of Jerusalem begins with a drive to the Mount of Olives which offers stunning views over the city and its immediate surroundings. The second stop brings you to Mount Zion a religiously and historically significant location that houses the Church of the Dormition the Hall of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. Enter the Old City walls and proceed to explore the Armenian and Jewish Quarters passing along the Cardo an ancient Roman road that has been restored and is now part of a shopping arcade. Move on to the Jewish Quarter and head for the Western Wall
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Private Tour: Old City of Jerusalem Christianity Tour
"Meet with your guide at the central departure point to begin your tour of the Old City. Then enter the walled city while on foot through one of the main gates. Stop at the Dome of the Rock before taking a stroll along the Via Dolorosa also known as the Way of Sorrows. This path is thought to be the walkway which Jesus had taken on the way to his crucifixion. Next head over to Saint Anne Church located in the Muslim Quarter. Next attend the Pools of the Bethesda and walk along the Stations of the Cross while on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This will incorporate both the Calvary and Resurrection Tombs. Visit the Western Wall
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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Tips (77)

Catholicon

The Catholicon is located just opposite the entrance to the Sepulchre. It occupies the main nave of the Church. It is the large nave of the church, which has been enclosed by a wall on all sides. This...
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Rock of Calvary

The rock can be seen under glass on either side of the main altar, and beneath the altar there is a hole that allows you to touch the rock itself. The slot cut for the cross is shown in the east apse...
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Calvary (Golgotha)

A stairway on the right the Greek Chapel of the Derision just inside the entrance leads to Calvary (or Golgotha), the place where it is believed Jesus was crucified. The first chapel is the Catholic...
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Chapel of the Finding of the Cross

From the Chapel of St. Helen 13 more steps descend into the Chapel of the Finding of the Cross. The left side is owned by the Catholics, whose altar features a life-sized statue of St. Helen...
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Chapel of St.Helen

29 steps downstairs lead to the Chapel of St. Helen. It is owned by the Armenians and known to them as the Chapel of St. Gregory. On the stairway walls are many small crosses carved by medieval...
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Prison of Christ

The chapel of the Prison of Christ is located at the east end of the north aisle. According to XII-th century Catholic tradition it housed Jesus and the two thieves before the Crucifixion. The chapel...
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Roman Catholic area and Chapel of Mary

The Roman Catholic area is located to the right (north) of the Sepulchre. It consists of a large square chapel (the Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene) and another private chapel for Franciscan monks. The...
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Holy Sepulcher Chapel

A low door on the opposite side of the Chapel of the Angels leads to the tiny Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre, which contains the tomb of Christ itself. This is the 14th Station of the Cross and the...
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Chapel of the Angel

The Chapel of the Angels is the first of two small rooms inside the Edicule. This altar contains a stone believed to be part of the large stone that was rolled away from Christ's tomb on Easter...
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Edicule or Kuvuklia

The Tomb of Christ itself is enshrined in a large, boxy shrine, referred to as the Edicule (or Kuvuklia for Eastern Christians). It is located underneath the large dome of the Rotonda. The original...
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Rotunda

The round area of the church is known as the Rotunda or Anastasis. It preserves the location and shape, and a few original columns, of Constantine's IV-th-century Church of the Resurrection built on...
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Wall Mosaic

You will see a mosaic depicting Christ's anointing for burial decorates the outer wall of the Catholicon behind the Stone of Unction. To enter the Armenian Shrine or Place of the Three Marys (Armenian...
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Golgotha Skull Hill

i just returned from a tour of the Holy Land in May, 2015. One of the many sites visited by our group was of the Garden Tomb and the nearby skull hill, also known as Golgotha. A beautiful locale...
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Old City

Walking down the narrow market lanes of the Old City of Jerusalem is an unforgettable experience. The sights, sounds, tastes and aromas are strong and overpowering. Locals and tourists shopping and...
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The Citadel - Tower of David

The Citadel of Jerusalem dates from the 2nd century BC and has been used for defensive purposes up through the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Today it's a museum that not only preserves the fortification but...
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Yemin Moshe

Yemin Moshe is an upscale Jerusalem Neighborhood with sweeping views of the old city as it lies higher and the famous landmark of the district is the Montifiore Windmill, built by a British Jewish...
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Via Dolorosa

The Way of Sorrows If you have seen "The Last Passion of the Cross" or any of dozens of other commercial or religious movies about the life, especially the last few days, of Jesus the Christ or Issa,...
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Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter, dates to roughly 1400. The oldest synagogues — the Elijah the Prophet and Yohanan Ben Zakkai — are roughly 400 years-old. These synagogues are below street level because at the...
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