Unavoidable stairs in the Christian Quarter and walking on cobble stones.
At the hotel, enjoy a plentiful dairy buffet complete with fruit, fresh vegetables, salads, cereals, fresh breads, cheeses, eggs, and more. Juice, water, coffee and tea are included. Some hot menu items are not available on the Sabbath due to kosher restrictions.
We begin our exploration of Jerusalem's Old City by walking through its four quarters: Armenian, Jewish, Christian, and Moslem. We will gaze over the Mt. of Olives and the Temple Mount (Haraem el-Sharef) from rooftops. Our final stop will be at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditional site of the Crucifixion and burial of Jesus.
In the hotel dining room, enjoy a buffet lunch. Soft drinks, wine, and beer are available for purchase. Some hot menu items are not available on the Sabbath due to kosher restrictions.
Afternoon study session on Issues in Contemporary Israeli Society.
Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Depart the hotel with your Group Leader for the Tower of David "Night Spectacular" . This impressive light-and-sound show is displayed on walls under the Tower of David. Moving images from 20 projectors trace the dramatic history of Jerusalem from the time of Israelite kings to the modern era. The cast of historical characters includes King David, Romans, monks, Mohammed, Crusaders, Turks, and all the rest, accompanied by a lush musical score. Bring a sweater since it can be cool in Jerusalem at night.