People have been writing about Jerusalem for the better part of its 3,000 - year history. Defying warfare and time, Jerusalem’s architecture remains in remarkable shape - visitors can spend days (or weeks) getting lost in its labyrinth of alleys and bustling bazaars. The Old City is surrounded by both relics of ancient and modern times. To the south lies the City of David (the original Jebusite city). Predominately Palestinian East Jerusalem is home to consulates, museums and the Garden Tomb (the possible crucifixion site), while West Jerusalem has the Israeli capital building and a patchwork of secular and religious neighborhoods. Jerusalem, or Al-Quds as its known in Arabic, has an inevitably powerful effect on its visitors, breeding political activism, religious fanaticism or simply a greater appreciation of the magnificent tide of human history. A quick run through the main tourist sights will not do it justice, so plan on staying a while, and see what it does to you.
With 60 tracks, this is the most comprehensive Jerusalem City tour available anywhere. It offers the user different options to cover a wide variety of unique sites across the city, based on different themes - historical, religious, ethnic, contemporary - or you can choose a general tour. The two major sections of the city, West and East, are quite different from one another. The Western side is modern, while the Eastern side contains ancient sites that are holy to pilgrims of the three major Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This city tour offers the best of both sides of the city.
Tracks on This Tour: 0) Itroduction, 100) Magic Moments-A tour at twilight from-The Herod Family Garden Tomb/Mishkanot Shaananim-to the Western Wall , 101) Mishkanot Shaananim-The First Neighborhood Built Outside the City Walls, 102) Continuation of the Tour, 10) View from the Governor's Palace Promenade, 110) Introduction to the Tour of the Cityof David, 111) Sites in the City of David) Area G, 112) Jerusalem's Water Supply Systems, Warren's Shaft and the Siloam Tunnel, 11) The Location of the City of David, 120) The Temple Mount and the AL-AQSA Mosque, Introduction, 121) The Dome of the Rock, 12) The reasons the City of David was chosen as David's capital, 13) A City of Visible Contrasts, 14) View from the Governor's Palace, 15) The Structure of the Governor's Palace Promenade, 1) Governor's Palace Promenade, 20) Jaffa Gate, introduction, 21) The Old City Walls, 22) King Herod's Palace, and possible location of the trial of Jesus, 23) The Mamila District, West Jerusalem's New Commercial Center, 24) The Armenian Quarter, 25) Ben Hinom Valley (Gehenna) , 26) The Cable Car-A Remnant of Divided Jerusalem, 27) View from a top Zion Gate, 28) The Coenacculum, Site of the Last Supper, 29) King David's Tomb and the Observation Roof, 30) The Jewish Quarter-General Introduction, 31) The Four Sephardic Synagogues, 32) The Main Square, The Square of Rabbi Yehudah Ha-Chassid Synagogue, 33) The Broad Wall, 34) The Israelite Tower and the Model of Jerusalem During the First Temple Period, 35) The Herodian Quarter and the) Burnt House, 36) Two possible reasons for the destruction and devastation, 37) The Byzantine Cardo, 38) Byzantine Jerusalem as Seen in the Medba Mosaic, 39) The Crusader's Marketplace and Recommended Observation Site from the Market Roofs, 40) The Sheltering Homes Square, known as Batay Mahaseh, 41) The Western Wall-The Wall as a Symbol, 42) The Western Wall-The Wall's Dimensions, Past and Present, and its Present-Day Significance, 50) View from the Mount of Olives-The Seven Arches Hotel Panorama, 51) Jesus in Jerusalem, Introduction, 52) The Russian Church of The Ascension-the Chapel of the Ascension and The Pater Noster, 53) The Dominos Fleuvit Chapel, 54) The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 55) The Churchof All Nations, The Church of The Tomb of Mary, and the ascent to St. Stephen's Gate, 56) St. Stephen's Gate, known also as Lions Gate, 57) The Church of St. Anne and the Pools of Bethesda, 58) The Way of the Cross, 59) The Church of the Flagellation, and the Church of the Enforcement of the Cross, 60) The Ecce Homo Arch and the Lithostratos, 61) The Way of the Cross, From the third to the Ninth Stations, 62) the holy sepulcher, 70) The Jewish Orthodox Neighborhood, 71) Mea She'arim-the Difference between standard of living and quality of life , 72) Socio-religious background of Mea She'arim, 73) Anti-Zionism, Education and Benevolence, 80) Nahalat Shiv'a, a Jewel in the Heart of Jerusalem, 90) Introduction to the Concept of the Three Hilltops, 91) The Symbolism of the Governmental and the Surrounding Cultural Layout, 92) The Menorah Symbol of the State of Israel.
Tour Length: 225 minutes recorded time
With this tour, you always have a professional tour guide ready to share the history and secrets of great cities. No waiting for a group to form. No having to cut short your exploration of interesting areas because a bus is leaving. No having to stay at points you don't care about because a tour company thinks them special. Start whenever you want. Stop when you are ready. All information has been carefully researched for accuracy and is presented by professional narrators.
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