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Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Tour

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Highlights
  • 3-hour tour of Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives with an expert guide
  • Explore the sites of this mountain ridge, venerated in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • Absorb the sweeping views of Old Jerusalem and see the ancient Jewish cemetery
  • Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Judas is said have betrayed Jesus
  • View the Church of All Nations, Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit Church
  • See Mary’s Tomb and discover its importance to Muslims and Christians
  • Learn why the hill has significance to all three religions from an impartial guide
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Overview
Visit the Mount of Olives on a 3-hour walking tour that explores the sacred sites of Jerusalem’s three major religions. Take in views of the Old City as you learn how Jews, Muslims and Christians place this stony ridge at the heart of their beliefs; stroll an ancient Jewish cemetery, visit storied churches and see the Chapel of Ascension, which Christians built on the legendary site where Jesus rose to heaven. Discover the Garden of Gethsemane and glimpse a tomb that’s sacred to Muslims and Christians alike. 
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Pass By: Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District

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, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District

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, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District

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), Jerusalem, Jerusalem District

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, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District

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, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District

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, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District

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, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District

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, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District

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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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Olive trees that are so old and gnarled...can't believe they are still alive. Beautiful grounds, magnificent views. Just beware, because of the elevation, it is significantly colder in Jerusalem than in Tel Aviv. Bring a good jacket.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour began at the top of the hill overlooking the old cemetary, lush gardens and the sacred olive grove and church. Unfortunately, it was so windy that we couldn't hear our guide over the headphones and the crowds were so large that I was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mary L
Reviewed March 15, 2019

Our tour with Dror of the Mount of Olives was exactly what we were looking for in Jerusalem. Not only was he knowledgeable (I study a LOT before this tour and he added details that I hadn’t found), and he was extremely good on bringing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

Today I had the pleasure of doing this tour with Djor as the guide. What a credit to the company and himself. His information and delivery was excellent and he has a wonderful way of sharing his knowledge and passion of Jerusalem. I have a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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January 31, 2019|
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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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Are tours available on saturdays and sundays?
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