Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Half-Day Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Jerusalem

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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!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictMeet your guide at the Jaffa Gate and prepare to explore the sacred sites of Jerusalem’s three major religions. Stop At: Monte das Oliveiras, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictWalk 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 minutesStop At: Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictAbsorb 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 minutesStop At: Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictVisit the Church of All Nations, home to a slab of rock where Jesus is believed to have prayed before his arrest.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Church of the Pater Noster, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictSee the Church of Pater Noster, whose cloisters house panels bearing the Lord’s Prayer in 62 languages. Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Dominus Flevit, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictLearn 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 minutesStop At: Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictSee 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 minutesStop At: Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictSee 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 minutesPass By: Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem, Jerusalem DistrictEnter 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.

What’s included

  • 10 ILS for transportation
  • Tour guide

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off