Jerusalem Post-Tour
February 1–5, 2023

Jerusalem is a city rich in history, religion, and heritage—all of which you’ll discover on this 4-night post-tour extension that will take you to some of the oldest and holiest sites in the world. From the fascinating Old City to the vibrant downtown, there’s no shortage of ways to uncover this city’s enthralling past and captivating present!

Package Inclusions:

Package includes 4 nights at the Orient Jerusalem Hotel, Israel (or similar), daily breakfast, 3 days of excursions with over 15 sites, services of a local host/guide, all transfers, transportation on tour, flight from Cairo to Tel Aviv, and all service charges, taxes, and porterage.


Orient Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel | 4 Nights
The Orient Jerusalem hotel is nestled at the heart of the German Colony, walking distance from countless cultural, tourist, and historic attractions, and 2 miles from The Old City and the Western Wall. The 243 luxurious rooms showcase an eclectic design, merging classic motifs with modern innovations. Guests can unwind in the rooftop pool overlooking iconic landmarks, the onsite spa with gym, indoor pool, Turkish bath, and saunas.

Post-Tour Itinerary:

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 | Jerusalem, Israel

Upon your arrival into the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV), you’ll be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Orient Jerusalem Hotel for check-in (approximately one-hour drive).

Spend your first day in Israel to explore or rest at your leisure. As one of the oldest cities in the world, there’s plenty to experience—rich history and modern delights, including historic and archaeological sites, a thriving arts and cultural scene, awe-inspiring museums, bustling markets, and much more!

Overnight at Orient Jerusalem Hotel

Thursday, February 2, 2023 | Jerusalem, Israel

Following breakfast at the hotel, set out on a half-day tour of Jerusalem’s fascinating museums.

Start with a visit to Yad Vashem. Established in 1953, Yad Vashem is the global center for documentation, research, education, and remembrance of the Holocaust. Located on the Hill of Remembrance, you’ll also tour the Children’s Memorial.

Next, pay a visit to the Israel Museum, the country’s largest museum and a leading cultural institution. You’ll visit the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls—ancient religious writings that were originally found in caves along the shores of the Dead Sea.

On your way back to the hotel, you’ll pass by Israel’s Parliament House and Supreme Court building.

The remainder of the afternoon, lunch, and dinner are at your leisure. Your local host will be delighted to provide you with suggestions on the best places to dine and other ways to experience the city like a local.

Overnight at Orient Jerusalem Hotel (B)

Friday, February 3, 2023 | Jerusalem, Israel

Following breakfast at the hotel, set out for a full-day tour of Jerusalem’s Old City and Bethlehem.

You’ll begin today’s full-day city tour by entering the Old City of Jerusalem through the Lion’s Gate—which marks the start of Jesus’ trek from his condemnation to crucifixion. As you venture into the Muslim Quarter, you’ll visit the Pool of Bethesda, the site of one of Jesus’ miracles in which he healed a paralyzed man.

From here, you’ll head toward Via Dolorosa. Many Christian visitors walk the winding path believed to be Jesus’ route to the spot where he was crucified. There are some 14 spots along the way that each mark a different event in Jesus’ journey as he carried his cross.

Make sure to take in fantastic views of the city from the Temple Mount. It was here that King David captured Jerusalem and made it the capital of the Israelites as well as the spot that would house the Ark of the Covenant.

A visit to what is largely considered the world’s holiest Christian site—the Church of the Holy Sepulchre—is up next. The extraordinary church stands on the site where Jesus was crucified and buried.

This afternoon, you’ll hop on a motorcoach for a short drive to neighboring Bethlehem, David’s hometown and Jesus’ birthplace. Since we’ll be crossing over into Palestinian Authority, you’ll be guided by a local Palestinian through Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity.

Return to the hotel where the remainder of the evening and dinner are at your leisure.

Overnight at Orient Jerusalem Hotel (B)

Saturday, February 4, 2023 | Jerusalem, Israel

After breakfast at the hotel, start your last full day in Jerusalem.

Begin at the serene site of the Garden Tomb. This rock-cut tomb and holy site is said to be the place where Jesus was buried and later resurrected. Continue atop the Mount of Olives for a tremendous view of the city. Since ancient times, the Mount of Olives has acted as one of the main burial grounds in Jerusalem for all three monotheistic religions. The foot of the Mount of Olives is said to be the location where Jesus prayed following the Last Supper.

You’ll then embark on a drive through Kidron Valley to Mount Zion, where you’ll see the sites of the Last Supper and King David’s tomb before entering the Old City through the Zion Gate.

See the ancient remains of the city in the Jewish Quarter before continuing on to the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Visitors will notice that many of the cracks between the blocks are filled with prayers written on paper. The final stop is the Davidson Center and Jerusalem Archaeological Park, which showcases more than 2,000 years of the country’s history.

Return to the hotel where the remainder of the evening and dinner are at your leisure.

Overnight at Orient Jerusalem Hotel (B)

Sunday, February 5, 2023 | Depart Jerusalem, Israel

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) for your flight home.


Optional Uniworld Post-Tour Package Price

$2,999 per person, double occupancy
$3,728 per single

Deposit: No deposit required

Final Payment Due: September 14, 2022

Note: This extension is operated by Uniworld River Cruises and is not a President’s Council sponsored extension.

Cancellation & Penalty Schedule Penalty Applicable
From time of deposit until September 23, 2022 $200 per person
From September 24 to October 23, 2022 20% of total package penalty
From October 24 to November 22, 2022 35% of total package penalty
From November 23 to December 22, 2022 50% of total package penalty
After December 22, 2022 100% of total package penalty