Along the way:
Begin with a beautiful scenic drive from Ashdod up the Judean Hills. As you ascend into these hauntingly stark hills, you’ll be traveling along the same route used for centuries to reach Jerusalem – the capital of Israel, which is famous for its timeless beauty and was once considered the center of the world.
What you See:
♦ Yad Vashem: For the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is today a dynamic and vital place of intergenerational and international encounter. Visit the new Holocaust Museum and witness the moving Children’s Memorial and other sites.
♦ Sherover Promenade: Presents an astounding view of the Old and New city. Located in East Talpiot, one can see Jerusalem in all its glory – the Old City walls, the New City buildings, and the ancient villages all blend into one panoramic view of this glorious city. The Sherover Promenade may seem like just another overlook but where else can you get a view of nine measures of beauty and 3,000 years of history?
♦ The Jewish Quarter: Enter the Old City through the Zion Gate for a visit to the Jewish Quarter – walk through the picturesque alleys of the quarter to its main sites: The Cardo, the Markets’ Roof Promenade and viewpoint, the Broad Wall etc… and down to The Wailing Wall (Kotel) and out of the Old city through the Dung Gate.
- Wear conservative attire when visiting religious sites. Please cover shoulders and knees.
- To fully participate may require periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces. There are steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and periods of standing.
- Walking shoes are recommended together with sun protection.
- Entrance to Yad Vashem is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.