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The Jerusalem Itinerary Planner

Dear customers!

Our company is glad to introduce its new service, the Jerusalem Itinerary PlannerAlong with the popular sites, visited by thousands of tourists, this new service accounts for some less known albeit historically important and atmospheric attractions. You are invited to use it and, by doing so, plan your personal trip and discover Jerusalem of your own. The company is committed to reliability and sees your benefit and comfort among its main priorities. We will do our best to help you fulfill your ideas of a visit to Jerusalem. 

Places of historical interest and panoramic views of Jerusalem and its surroundings:

- Nabi Samuel (the site worshiped as the tomb of Samuel the Prophet; the biblical Mitzpa; a panoramic view of Jerusalem)
Length of tour: 50 minutes

- The Mount of Olives (a mountain ridge east of the Old City; the Mount has been used as a Jewish cemetery for over 3000 years).
Length of tour: 90 minutes

- Gush Etzion (a cluster of Israeli settlements located in the Judean Hills directly south of Jerusalem; a region through which the ancient Road of Patriarchs had passed; an area of utmost biblical, historical and strategic significance; the remains from the Second Temple Period; panoramic views; a museum of the local modern Jewish settlement that started in the 1920s)
Length of tour: 3 hours

- Tomb of Rachel the Matriarch (located at the northern entrance of Bethlehem; has been a center of the Jewish pilgrimage since the ancient times)
Length of tour: 50 minutes

- The Little Western Wall (a less known continuation of the famous larger part of the Western Wall; situated near the Iron Gate; almost exactly faces the Holy of Holies)
Length of tour: 50 minutes

- Beit Hogla (an outpost in the Jordan Valley, in the area where the People of Israel, led by Joshua, had stationed after crossing Jordan)
Length of tour: 80 minutes

- The Mea Shearim neighborhood (one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods built outside the Old City walls; populated by the ultra-Orthodox residents; a unique atmosphere, a variety of synagogues )
Length of tour: 2.5 hours

- The Nevi’im Street (Street of the Prophets)
One of the oldest streets built outside the Old City walls. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, it was populated by wealthy Jewish, Christian and Muslim residents and hosted foreign consulates, hospitals, churches, monasteries, hospices, government offices, as well as private houses. Today, the street preserves its heterogenic makeup and it is considered one of the most beautiful streets in Jerusalem.
Length of tour: 2.5 hours

- The Knesset (the history, outstanding political leaders and milestone events; the works by Marc Chagall; a tour of the territory)
Length of tour: 3 hours

Museums in Jerusalem and Its Surroundings

- The Bank of Israel Visitors Center 
An exhibition of ancient Jewish coins, as well as of banknotes and coins issued from the pre-State days to the present.
Length of tour: 90 minutes 

- The Gush Etzion Museum 
The history of the Etzion bloc settlements and of the struggle to defend them during the Israeli War of Independence
Length of tour: 50 minutes

- The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum
Housed in an ancient building in the Jewish quarter of the Old City, the museum offers a glimpse at the daily life of the Old City Jewish community since the 19th century until their expulsion in 1948.
Lengthoftour: 1.5 hours

- The Museum of the Underground Prisoners
Constructed in the late 19th century as the hostel for the Russian pilgrims, the building was transformed into the central British prison in 1917. Among its inmates were many members of the Jewish militarized underground.
Length of tour: 1.5 hours

- The Museum of Natural History
Surrounded by a community garden, housed in a 19th century building in atmospheric German Colony neighborhood, the museum hosts a number of exhibitions dedicated to geology, flora, fauna, ecology etc.
Length of tour: 80 minutes

- The Israel Museum 
The largest cultural institution in the State of Israel; ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums; hosts a collection of nearly 500000 objects many of which are exhibited in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings; has the world’s largest collection of biblical and Holy Land archaeology items.
Length of tour: 4 hours and more

- The Bible Lands Museum
A unique collection of archaeological items from the regions mentioned in the Bible.
Length of tour: 90 minutes

- Ticho House
Situated in the center of Jerusalem, Ticho housewasone of the first houses built outside the Old City. The exhibition tells the story of the house and its former inhabitants who bought it in 1921 - the ophthalmologist Dr. Avraham Ticho and the artist Anna Ticho, his wife.
Length of tour: 40 minutes

- The Menachem Begin Heritage Center 
The center presents the dramatic life story of the former Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin; the exhibition includes rare documents, photographs, videos, interactive installations, etc.
Length of tour: 1.5 hours

- Yad Vashem 
World Center for Holocaust Research, Documentation, Education and Commemoration.
Length of tour: 3 hours and more

- Rabbi Kook museum and street
The museum includes the residence of one of Israel's great historical figures, Rabbi Abraham Issac Kook (1865-1935), as well as a synagogue, a mikva, and a documentation center. A documentary is screened.
Length of tour: 1.5 hours

- Shai Agnon House
The residence of Israel’s renowned writer, Nobel Prize winner S.Y. Agnon - with a preserved living room, a library containing thousands of books, etc.
Length of tour: 40 minutes

- Ammunition Hill Memorial and Museum (Givat Ha-Tachmoshet)
Dedicated to the Six Day War battles in the vicinity of Jerusalem; commemorates the Israeli fallen soldiers.
Length of tour: 1.5 hours

- Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem
Tells the story of Jerusalem since the second millennium BCE until the modern times. The museum is situated near the Jaffa Gate, in a medieval citadel built on the remains of Herodian and Hasmonean structures. A lookout in its tower provides a 360 degree view of Jerusalem.
Length of tour: 2 hours (the night sound-and-light show – 1 hour)

- The Rockefeller Archaeological Museum 
Situated in a magnificent building in East Jerusalem, the museum houses an outstanding collection of archeological artifacts unearthed in excavations conducted in the country mainly during the time of the British Mandate (1919-1948); established in 1938.
Length of tour: 3 hours

- Herzl Museum and Mount Herzl
The museum is dedicated to the life, legacy and vision of the father of modern political Zionism, Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl (1860-1904). Mount Herzl is the state memorial which includes the national cemetery, where Israel’s leaders, fallen soldiers and officers have been buried. Herzl's tomb lies at the top of the hill.
Length of tour: 2 hours

- The Temple Institute 
The institute is dedicated to the study of all the possible aspects of the Temple activity, as well as to the precise reconstruction of its vessels. Scale models of the Second Temple and paintings portraying its daily life are available on display.
Length of tour: 2 hours

- Jerusalem’s hillside suburb of Moza, The Yelline House
Established by the pioneering Yelline family, the house used to be an inn for travelers on their way from Jaffa to Jerusalem. The inn 
has later become a synagogue. One of the country’s first Jewish farms; a spring; visitors center.
Length of tour: 2 hours

- The “One Last Day” Museum
Documents the day in 1948 when the Jewish residents were expelled from the Old City of Jerusalem (the exhibition includes photographs, a documentary, etc.
Length of tour: 1 hour

Other
- Ahava – The Dead Sea cosmetics factory
Length of tour: 1 hour

- The Dead Sea (a Dead Sea beach; a visit to Qasr al-Yahud – a site where the People of Israel, led by Joshua, crossed Jordan)
Length of tour: 1 day

The Kedem Shop (Dead Sea cosmetics and minerals)

- Bessarabia Bar (cozy atmosphere, good menu, low prices)

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