PLAN OF TOUR.
in good working order, may make an excursion to Sarona (p. 8) and
leave early the next morning by carriage (p. 12). The route is much
more interesting than by train; the journey lasts 8 or 9 hrs. (provisions
should be taken).
2nd Day. Jerusalem (1st day, walk; those who are new to
oriental towns had better take a guide). Leave card at the Consul's
and request Ms aid for visiting the Hardm (p. 36) and the mon¬
astery of Mar Saba (p. 174). Walk through the town and in the
evening to the Mt. of Olives (p. 90).
Travellers cannot be too strongly urged to stroll about the streets of
Jerusalem and Damascus as much as possible, not so much in order to
be able to find their way about as to gain the full effect of Eastern life.
3rd Day. Jerusalem (2nd day, walk, unless it is a Friday, in
which case exchange with the 4th day). Temple place and mosques
(Hardm esh-Sherif, PI. G, 3,4 ; p. 36). Walk round the walls (p. 56).
Jews' Wailing Place (p. 57; pay a second visit on a Friday). Muristdn
(PI. D, 4; p. 74); in the evening the Cotton Grotto (p. 106).
4th Day. Jerusalem (3rd day, walk). Early in the morning to
the Mt. of Olives (N. summit) ; Via Dolorosa (p. 78). Afternoon:
Church of the Sepulchre (Keniset el-Kiydmeh; PI. 15, p. 60), Pa¬
triarch's Pond (Birket Hammdm el-Batrak; PI. D, 4, p. 81), Castle
of Goliath and the Citadel (p. 81).
5th Day. Jerusalem (4th day). Walk, if not too hot, or else ride
or drive to Bethlehem (p. 119) and to Solomon's Pools (El-Burak,
This excursion may be extended into a two days' trip (ride or drive)
to Hebron (El-Khalil, p. 136). In this case, it is better to give Bethlehem
half a day to itself, say on 7th or 11th day.
Hebron is the starting-point for tours to the S. end of the Dead Sea
(p. 140), Petra (p. 145) and Sinai (see Baedeker's 'Egypt'). Beduin escort
6th Day. Jerusalem (5th day, walk). In the morning: Tomb
of the Virgin (Kabr Sitti Maryam; PI. H, 2, p. 87), Gethsemane
(Jezmdniyeh; PI. H, 3, p. 89), Valley of Jehoshaphat and Tombs
(Wddy Sitti Maryam; PI. H, 4, p. 96); afternoon: Pool of Siloah
('Ain Silwdn, p. 100), through the Valley of Hinnom (Wddy er-
Rebdby, p. 101) to the Sultan's Pool (p. 105) ; Yafa Suburb (p. 83).
7th Day. Jerusalem (6th day, walk). German Colony of the
Temple (p. 104), Zion Suburb (p. • 85); afternoon: excursion to
the Monastery of the Cross (p. 112) and 'Ain Kdrim (p. 113).
8th Day. Jerusalem (7th day, walk). Morning: Northern en¬
virons: Grotto of Jeremiah (p. 107), Church of St. Stephen (p. 107),
Tombs of the Kings (Kubur es-Saldtin, p. 107); afternoon: Tombs
of the Judges (Kubur el-Kuddt, p. 109), and excursion to Neby
Samwil (p. 116).
9th to 11th Day. Jericho — Jordan — Dead Sea — Monastery
of Mar Saba, or in the reverse direction (p. 161).
Immediately on arriving in Jerusalem, the traveller should arrange
with a dragoman to have horses and escort ready in good time for this
trip. Tents are useful if ladies are of the party. Insect powder should
be taken for Mar Saba. The trip may serve as a test for a later journey