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Old City Ramparts and Ramat Rachel - July 25th and 27th

posted Apr 21, 2011, 1:46 PM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Jul 21, 2011, 11:52 PM ]
On Monday July 25th take A Walk on the Walls from the Jaffa Gate to the Damascus Gate. Built in the 16th Century by Suleiman the Magnificent the walls have come to symbolise the City of Jerusalem. Turkish, British, Jordanian and Israeli soldiers have all stood guard on these ramparts over the past 450 years. Starting at the Jaffa Gate you will follow the Ramparts Walk to the Damascus Gate and see the Old City and beyond from a whole new perspective. Returning to ground level you will walk through the colourful local markets on your way back to the Jaffa Gate where the tour ends.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Jaffa Gate.
On Wednesday July 27th discover Ramat Rachel. The history of this strategic hilltop high above Jerusalem spans 2,700 years. There are remains here of a royal palace and citadel from the time of the First Temple, a Jewish village from the time of the Second Temple, a Roman villa, a Byzantine monastery, trenches from the 1948 War of Independence and a Jordanian outpost from the Six Day War. See all this and more, including amazing views over Jerusalem, as you hear the history of this special site.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. at the entrance to the Ramat Rachel Hotel (Bus No.7).

Please note that the schedule is subject to change and that tours will only take place if a minimum of three people have registered. Registration in advance is required. Call 054-647-8955 or email
tourwithjack@gmail.com . Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water. Each tour lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person plus site fees. There are site entrance fees of NIS 16 on Monday's tour.