The City of Jerusalem is the capital (disputed) and the largest city of Israel. It is sandwiched inland between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern end of the Dead Sea. Jerusalem also happens to be one of the oldest cities in the world. It has enormous religious significance for Christians, Muslims, and Jews alike. For ordinary tourists, Jerusalem also has plenty of museums, shops, and other urban attractions. Get a car for hire in Jerusalem from our website so that you can see everything from the Israel Museum to the Knessetand the Malcha Mall at your own pace.
For the purposes of this tour, you can forget about West and East Jerusalem.Get a car for rent in Jerusalem from us and head for the Old City, which is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage site. There is a parking lot near Jaffa Gate. Once inside the towering walls of the Old City, you have to decide which quarter you want to see. The Old City has separate Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Armenian quarters. Depending on your choice, you will be seeing the Temple Mount and Wailing Wall, Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulcher,or the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque. These are just the main highlights, and you could easily spend an entire week visiting holy sites in and around the Old City.
Jerusalem has more than its fair share of museums. You can tramp around the city visiting dozens of museums, or choose a handful of the most popular ones. The top five must-visit museums include the Israel Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, YadVashem (holocaust museum), Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, and the Bible Lands Museum. If you have some more time, visit the Tower of David Museum, Herzl Museum, and the exquisite Chagall Windows at the synagogue in the Hadassah EinKerem hospital.
If you are badly in need of a decadent urban shopping spree, head for the Malcha Mall. This is a huge three-level mall with a humungous kosher food court. You will find more than 260 shops and international-branded outlets. Another shopping hotspot is Alrov Mamilla Avenue, which stretches from Agron Street junction to Jaffa Gate, and can be called the Jerusalem version of Fifth Avenue shopping. If you prefer street vendors and discount shopping, head for Ben Yehuda Street. If you want a traditional food market experience, spend some time browsing around in Machane Yehuda.
For safety reasons, let us assume you do not want to enter the Palestinian territories, apart from visits to Bethlehem and East Jerusalem. If you do, then you can add Hebron, Ramallah, and Jericho to your list. However, the more appealing option for tourists is a drive along the coast to Haifa. Book your car rental in Jerusalem from us right now and plan for a road trip that takes you from Jerusalem to the Krayot cities (KiryatBialik, Kiryat Yam,Kiryat Ata, KiryatMotzkin, and KiryatHaim)and EinAfek Nature Reserve. You can stop by at Tel Aviv and then Haifa on the coast.
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