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Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour

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
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Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour
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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. 

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

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.

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.

Visit the Church of All Nations, home to a slab of rock where Jesus is believed to have prayed before his arrest, and view the Church of Pater Noster, whose cloisters house panels bearing the Lord’s Prayer in 62 languages.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Please note: The order of sightseeing as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
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Mount of Olives with Anat Rom

Anat led us on the walking tour of the Mount of Olives. She was very knowledgeable about the many locations we stopped at on our descent down the mount. We had plenty of time to explore each place. We received detailed descriptions of the sites....More

Thank 510SheilaD
Reviewed 3 days ago
Mount Olives tour

Did the Mount Olives tour this afternoon that proved to be a great experience. Anat, our guide, was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Thoroughly recommend Anat as a guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PRMather
Reviewed October 20, 2018
Wonderful and fascinating tour of Jerusalem

Anat led us through this fascinating city, giving details, history along the way. I'd recommend her and Sandman tours any time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StLouisians
Reviewed October 1, 2018
Great tour - totally recommendable!

I stayed in Jerusalem for some days with my boyfriend. As we already were totally content with the free walking tour in Tel Aviv, we definitely wanted to do the same tour in Jerusalem. It was simply great! Anna, our guide, has a wonderful way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Amelie F
Reviewed September 27, 2018
Amazing and Wonderful

Yoni Dinur is knowledge. He knows about everything and is an amazing guide. My wife and me really appreciated taking his tour and strongly recommend him to anyone! Rita et Francois

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Rita F
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