Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Tour

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

Overview

Experience the full religious force of Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives on this enlightening 3-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the hallowed sites of this legendary mountain ridge east of Old Jerusalem, and uncover the religious beliefs, stories and events that give it such spiritual importance to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. Admire the spectacular views of the old city from the slopes; visit the atmospheric Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations; take in the ancient Jewish cemetery; and discover other treasures and noteworthy sites along the way.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel

Meet your knowledgeable and impartial guide outside Old Jerusalem and travel by air-conditioned bus to the Mount of Olives, the nearby mountain ridge held sacred by Christians, Jews and Muslims.

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
  • Expert guide
  • Private bus ride from the Jaffa Gate

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • 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
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Departure Point

Jaffa Gate, Omar Ibn Katab, ירושלים


Departure Time

2:00 PM


Return Details

Tomb of the Virgin, Jerusalem

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

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

User's Reviews

Margaret D

04 Feb, 2020

The tour met at the Jaffa Gate in Old Jerusalem. It was very easy to find the tour guide. We drove by bus to the top of the Mount of Olives and then walked down a steep hill to the bottom. The road down the hill had rails so it was safe to walk down it if you needed the rails. On the tour, we visited various religious sites and also enjoyed the views of the Old City. Great tour and a great tour guide.

Jordan L

21 Jan, 2020

My recent tour to Mount Olive was super. The guide and the driver were very professional and pleasant. I will most definitely tour with them again. Thank you so much.

mgfgar

26 Nov, 2019

Tour date: 22 Nov 2019
The tour is fantastic and the tourist guide (Tania) is very good, she explains everything what we needed to know about Mt of Olives, she is great and fantastic

KARINA C

19 Aug, 2019

Our guide Alex was absolutely fantastic! Very knowledgeable, kind and answered all questions. The tour goes to all key venues.

Chip

11 Jul, 2018

This was a great tour to start a visit to Jerusalem. Our guide, Paul, was Israeli but very well versed in the 3 religions that call Jerusalem sacred. For those who are concerned about the walking, the tour started at the top of the Mount of Olives and walked downhill all the way. The only challenge was getting back to West Jerusalem where we stayed. Uber or Gett in Israel is the best app to have. Taxi drivers do rip off tourists!

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