Mount of Olives, Jaffa Gate, Old City, Western Wall, Elijah’s bad news
We land at Ben Gurion in the early afternoon and at 5 pm board our Blossoming Rose bus to climb 2,600 feet from the Mediterranean coastal plain up into the mountains of Jerusalem.
On the Mount of Olives, we pause for a breathtaking view of the Temple Mount under the setting sun. Then straight to our Leonardo Hotel and a delicious dinner.
We stroll leisurely through the Jaffa Gate into the Old City of Jerusalem. As the evening comes to life, we gather to pray at the Western Wall of the Temple where Joseph and Mary presented baby Jesus.