Today post breakfast, drive to the Old City of Jerusalem to visit the holiest site of the Jewish nation, the Western Wall, stopping first at the Church of St. Anne and the pool of Bethesda. Continue walking along the Via Dolorosa, also called the “Way of the Cross”. There are fourteen stations along the route each commemorating an event along Jesus’ route to crucifixion. End up at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Later proceed to the Bloomfield Science Museum for guided exhibition tours. You can also participate in science demonstrations and enjoy at the science theatre. Kids build small apparatus that present scientific concepts. Adults participate in exhibition tours that answer their intellectual needs. Everyone is invited to the Resource Center for reading, watching movies, using the Internet and relax.
Further proceed to The Israel Museum, the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel which is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. The Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. Among the highlights of the Museum’s original campus is the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world, as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. Adjacent to the Shrine is the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period, which reconstructs the topography and architectural character of the city as it was prior to its destruction by the Romans in 66 CE, and provides historical context to the Shrine’s presentation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.