From Zion Gate to Jaffa Gate, the route passes between buildings bearing secrets and historical tales, and touches upon cultures and periods from ancient times to the modern day. One of Jerusalem's best known names is "Zion," which originates in the Bible. Mount Zion, which is known to us today in the southwestern part of the Old City, only received its name in the Middle Ages. The mount is sacred to the traditions of all three major religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Mount Zion was enclosed within the walls of Jerusalem in ancient times, but the Ottoman wall built in the 16th century divided the mount, and its peak remained outside the boundaries of the city.
The Armenian St. James Monastery, located within what is known as the Armenian Quarter, is an impressive and old complex that offers its visitors a journey to the culture of the Armenian people.
The tour passes between the sites of Mount Zion and Old City sites near Jaffa Gate, encountering ancient traditions, tales from the modern age and the intricate labyrinths of Jerusalem history.