Start your journey through time in the Old City, where you’ll find the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. The latter is home to the Dome of the Rock, the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Chain, sites holy to the three major monotheistic religions. If you're interested in nature, check out the Mount of Olives and Garden of Gethsemane, both of which are located conveniently close to Jerusalem hotels. Put the Tower of David and Israel Museums on your list as well, along with the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, all of which will help you better understand Jerusalem’s cultural, historical and religious significance. To that end you should also consider an archaeological tour with a local guide who can provide you with more context about the city’s rich history. Don't forget to sample the variety of cuisines available here, which feature both centuries-old flavours and international favourites.
Book flights to Jerusalem and you will land at Ben Gurion Airport, just outside Tel Aviv. Hiring a car is a great choice because it lets you explore the entire country. For example, Eilat, located at the southern tip of Israel on the Red Sea, is 300 km away, while sites like the Dead Sea and Masada are much closer. Guided tours are also popular among newcomers. Ready to start exploring this ancient city? Book Jerusalem packages with Wotif and save on airfare and Jerusalem accommodation.
Hotels in Jerusalem start at AU$132 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.