Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Half-Day Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: ירושלים, ירושלים, Jerusalem
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  • 3 hours
  • Jerusalem
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover the Mount of Olives in this 3-hour walking tour and explore the sacred sites of Jerusalem's three major religions. Learn why this sacred place has been an important burial place since Canaanite times and witness the breathtaking views of the holy sites of Jerusalem’s Old City.

This walking tour covers all the main sites and stories, including:
- Amazing views of the Temple Mount, the Old City, and the city walls
- Garden of Gethsemane
- Jewish Cemetery
- Church of All Nations
- Dominus Flevit
- Lord’s Prayer
- Mary’s Tomb
- Chapel of the Ascension
- Church of Pater Noster

...and much more!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Jaffa Gate, Jaffa Road Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem Israel

Meet your guide at the Jaffa Gate and prepare to explore the sacred sites of Jerusalem’s three major religions.


Stop At: Monte das Oliveiras, Mount of Olives Road, Jerusalem Israel

Walk through the ancient Jewish cemetery on the slopes, and learn about some of the illustrious figures laid to rest here, and why burial in the graveyard is considered such a privilege.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Dome of the Rock, Temple Mount, Jerusalem Israel

Absorb the spectacular views of Old Jerusalem, picking out the dazzling gold-coated Dome of the Rock. As you take in the scene, hear how Jews and Muslims believe the Mount is where the gates of heaven will open on Judgment Day, and how, in Christian belief, the hill was the setting of many biblical events.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Garden of Gethsemane Foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel

Visit the Church of All Nations, home to a slab of rock where Jesus is believed to have prayed before his arrest.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Pater Noster, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel

See the Church of Pater Noster, whose cloisters house panels bearing the Lord’s Prayer in 62 languages.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Dominus Flevit, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel

Learn why the panels are here and then visit the church of Dominus Flevit. Examine this beautiful, teardrop-shaped church and discover how its shape symbolizes the weeping of Jesus as he foresaw Jerusalem’s destruction.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension, al-Tur Village, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel

See the Chapel of Ascension that stands where Jesus is believed to have risen to heaven, and wander through the Garden of Gethsemane, where he is held to have spent the night before his arrest.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Garden of Gethsemane, Jericho Rd, Jerusalem Israel

See the ancient olive trees and absorb the sense of antiquity before visiting the Crusader church said to mark the tomb of the Virgin Mary.

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Tomb of the Virgin Mary, El-Mansuriya, Jerusalem 9711300 Israel

Enter the crypt to see the rock tomb as your guide recounts its history and importance to both Christians and Muslims.

Your tour ends here, leaving you free to continue exploring or make the short walk independently back into Old Jerusalem.

Inclusions
  • 10 ILS for transportation
  • Tour guide

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance fees to the Chapel of Ascension (5 NIS) and Church of the Pater Noster (10 NIS)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children up to 12 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
Departure Point

Jaffa Gate, Omar Ibn Katab, ירושלים


Departure Time

2:00 PM


Return Details

Tomb of the Virgin, Jerusalem

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Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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