Today is devoted to the New City, beginning the day with a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Walk through the astounding new Museum with its new and moving focus on the individual in the Holocaust, the Children’s Memorial and Hall of Remembrance. Drive through the New City viewing old and new neighborhoods, the Knesset (The Israeli Parliament) (open for visits on Sundays and Thursdays) and the beautifully designed Supreme Court building.
At the nearby Israel Museum, among many other fascinating exhibits you can discover the mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book and see the Model of ancient Jerusalem.
Stroll through the city’s venerable ultra-Orthodox Me’ah She’arim quarter (modest dress required) to get a sense of Jewish life of yesteryear.
At picturesque Mishkenot She’ananim, in Jerusalem’s Yemin Moshe neighborhood see the first Jewish houses built outside the city walls, named after the philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore. Montefiore's reconstructed carriage stands in a display-window next to the famous windmill, with the bonus of a beautiful view of the Old City walls.
End the day along the pedestrian malls of Ben Yehuda St. and Nahalat Shiva, restored quarter of shops, galleries and cafes.
Overnight in Jerusalem