It was put together thru the expert advice I’ve received and also found by reading thru these forums.
Jerusalem Hotel: Prima Royale Hotel
Fri, Nov 8th (arrive from Amman, Jordan):
- Try to go to Western/Wailing Wall at sundown
Sat, Nov 9th:
- 8:45 Sandeman Free Tour (2 hours) – also 11am & 2pm
- Isreal Museum (new City) – 10 am – 5 pm; It’s huge so if you are only going for a few hours, be sure to visit the Shrine of the Book, the Second Temple Model and then choose one wing of the museum or the outside sculpture gardens. You just can't take in more in one day.
- 2pm Sandeman Mt of Olives Tour (3 hours) – fee (Saturday only)
- Check hours for Temple Mt?
- While in the Old City, absolutely spend some time walking around the markets. If you’re of the Christian persuasion like myself or are interested in religious sites, definitely stop by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. For non-Muslims, the entrance hours for the Temple Mount can be tricky, but it’s worth seeing if you have the time.
- visit the shuks in the Old City
- 7:30 or 8:30pm City of David Night Spectacular? You can go to the Tower of David sound and light show. (Saturday only)
Sun, Nov 10th:
- Temple Mount - try and arrive early, as in about 8am. Spend an hour up there.
- Yad Vashem (new City)? (Sunday only)
- 2pm City of David (2 hour tour + 1 hour Hezekiah’s Tunnel) (also at 10am) (Sunday only)
- 4pm Hezekiah’s Tunnel or dry Canaanite (Sunday only)
- Is this still true (even though we probably don’t have time for it?):
o If you are doing the City of David you should just continue to the Southern Wall Excavation Park (Davidson Center) directly from there. There is an underground tunnel you walk up through which is really cool (literally) and takes you up inside this park. It's something very special to do and if you purchase tickets to both sites from the City of David there is a discounted price over purchasing the two sites separately.
- 5:30pm Western Wall Kotel Tour (1 hour + 15 mins) (also at 9:10am and 1:50pm) (Sunday only)
- In evening, you can walk around the "hot spots" of the city (boutiques and restaurants) - Mamilla Mall, German Colony or Nahalat Shiva.
- In evening be sure to take in the nightlife around Ben Yehuda or Mamilla pedestrian malls.
- For the evenings, there are lots of cool restuarants and coffee shops along Emek Refaim. After dark, the Old City kinda shuts down, but even after midnight Emek Refaim is a hopping and ecletic area. It’s surrounded by the very picturesque German Colony.
Thank you for all your help and advice!