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Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a fascinating city and a highlight of any visit to Israel and Palestine.

Steeped in religion, fiercely disputed and rich in history; Jerusalem is one of the oldest continually occupied cities in the world. Sacred to the three largest monotheistic faiths, the city was founded almost 7,000 years ago.

Claimed as capital by both Israelis and Palestinians alike, Jerusalem’s in-limbo status doesn’t prevent it being one of the greatest sites of pilgrimage in the world. Religious wonders pack its streets and the faithful come in droves to pay their respects.

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel

Why visit Jerusalem

  • Visit the Dome of the Rock, an enduring symbol of the city and sacred to both Muslims and Jewish faiths
  • Explore St Marks Chapel, home to the Syrian Orthodox community
  • Wander around the colourful Mahane Yehuda Market, mingle with the locals and shop for all types of locally grown food
  • See worshippers at the Western Wall
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, an important place for Christian Pilgrims
  • Explore the city by bicycle, a fun way to access some of the hidden lanes and sites.

Experiences

The Dome of the Rock

Visit this enduring symbol of the city and sacred to both Muslims and Jewish faiths.

St Marks Chapel

Explore St Marks Chapel, home to the Syrian Orthodox community.

Western Wall

See worshippers at the Western Wall.

Visit Jerusalem

Wander around the old city of Jerusalem, sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, an important place for Christian Pilgrims.

Mahane Yehuda Market

Wander around this colourful market, mingle with the locals and shop for all types of locally grown food.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

The Mamilla £££££

  • Israel
  • City

The Mamilla offers modern, boutique accommodation in the city of Jerusalem, within a few minutes walk of the Jaffa Gate. It is stylish and funky with excellent service, a great location and a superb rooftop terrace. The 194 bedrooms have a contemporary style with wooden floors, pastel colours and original pieces of furniture. A touch-sensitive liquid crystal wall separates the bedroom from the bathroom. There is a range of dining options from informal to gourmet and the rooftop terrace is a wonderful place to spend some time either soaking up the sun, taking in the superb views or dining in the brasserie. Additional facilities include a wine bar serving tapas, a cigar lounge, espresso bar and a spa offering a wide range of holistic treatments plus a well-equipped gym and an indoor swimming pool.

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American Colony Hotel £££££

  • Israel
  • City

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, this former Pasha’s palace was converted into a stylish hotel in 1902 and has since hosted names such as Winston Churchill and T.E. Lawrence over the years. Split into two wings, the old and the new quarter, each room is unique. The interiors are comfortable and elegant with polished stone floors covered with Oriental rugs, domed ceilings and wrought-iron beds.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.
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Tom Frost

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.
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