While a lot of Jerusalem’s highlights are located in the Old City, there is still plenty to explore outside of these hallowed walls. We recommend seeing these parts of Jerusalem with a guide, and a tour of the New City starts with driving by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. You’ll visit the giant Menorah depicting Israel’s history through the ages, a fitting backdrop for the rest of your day discovering historical Jerusalem.
Following this, you’ll share in a meaningful private escorted visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official Holocaust museum, dedicated to the memory of the victims and honouring the survivors. This is a deeply sombre experience but one without doubt filled with many examples of the strength of the human spirit. This stop is enriched with a guide by your side and includes a pause at the moving Children’s Memorial and a walk along the inspirational Avenue of the Righteous.
In the afternoon you’ll have a private curator tour of the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, and also explore the exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls. These hugely significant artefacts are made better only by the expert you’ll be witnessing them with, telling you all you need to know.