Israel is a great country for all those who love to travel. Whether you are a young person or a senior citizen, you’re going to love this country. Now, it’s a known fact that young men or women don’t have much problem finding their ideal destination. They can easily find places that will offer them adrenaline, adventure, and knowledge boost regarding the country’s history and culture. But for elderly people, it is not that easy. For them, the options are not as many as for younger people. That’s why we have decided to list some amazing Israel tours for seniors. So, read on.
Best places to visit in the biblical Holy Land for the elderly
The first name that comes to mind is none other than Jerusalem. Almost all travel companies there include this place (both the Old and New Cities) in their itineraries.
The Old City is a sacred place for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. This city has a richer culture than any other city in the country. While you’re in the Old City, you can visit the Mount of Olives. From here, you can enjoy the scenic view of the city and the Temple Mount. In case you didn’t know, the Temple Mount is where the Second Temple was more than 2000 years back. After you have had enough of the beauty, you can go visit many other sites too. These include the Basilica of the Agony, Gethsemane, Mount Zion, etc.
You may also visit the famous Abbey of the Dormition and King David’s Tomb. If you want to explore more there is always the option to visit the Room of the Last Supper. Plus, if you happen to like long walks, you can walk down the Armenian and Jewish quarters. Take a little pause at the Western Wall. And, after passing Dolorosa, finish your walk at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The New City is also as diverse as the Old one. If you want to buy some gifts, try local foods, or meet the locals, visit Ben Yahuda Street. If you’re eager to learn about the history and culture of the city, there are many other places to visit. These include Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, and many more.
In short, if you are an elderly man or woman looking for some enjoyment, Jerusalem won’t disappoint you.
While you are in Jerusalem, don’t forget to visit Bethlehem. Famous for being the birthplace of King David and Jesus, the city contains many important Christian sites. You can explore these sites and have a great experience. These include the Church of the Nativity. As you may know, it is among the oldest churches on the earth. So, not visiting the city won’t be a good idea.
Now that you know about these great destinations, why are you even waiting any longer? Pack your bags today and spend some wonderful days in the biblical Holy Land. Bon, voyage!