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Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Tour

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    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.
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    Departure Point
    Jaffa Gate, Omar Ibn Katab, ירושלים
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Tomb of the Virgin, Jerusalem
    Inclusions
    • Expert guide
    • Private bus ride from the Jaffa Gate
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children up to 13 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
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Nice tour, a lot of information, a good guide who spoke english very well. And additional a nice view of Jerusalem!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank ct1709
    Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

    Very well knowledges guide with great personality ... literally answered every question we had and fun

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank emmajalouga
    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    Really excellent tour. Our tour guide was named Gary, and he was absolutely great! Super knowledgeable, warm, and friendly. This was probably the best tour I've been on, and one I would absolutely recommend again. We saw all the holy sites, and Gary provided interesting...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Zuzu456
    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    Our guide Gary was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very considerate around the religious sites we were visiting. We had magnificent views from the Mount of Olives, and were able to visit some beautiful religious sites, having been given context to their historical significance beforehand. Bring plenty...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank georgiaf833
    Reviewed 20 June 2019 via mobile

    Excellent tour. Our tour guide Josh was great. He was very knowledgeable. He even took us on a bonus tour back to the old city and went over several stations of the Via Dolorosa. We highly recommend him for other tours.

    Thank Aaron O
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    KWRP
    13 September 2019|
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    Response from jnemeth17 |
    Yes. It is steep and likely would be too difficult.
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    1 February 2019|
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    Response from kkamikawa | Reviewed this property |
    The tour covers a short bus ride from the Jaffa Gate to the top of Mount of Olives. The locations we visited included Chapel of Ascension, Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit Church, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations... More
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