The Mount of Olives has been an important burial place since Canaanite times. Kingdoms and empires have come and gone and left their marks on this legendary hill.
Today it is a hugely popular vantage point with simply breathtaking views of the holy sites of Jerusalem’s Old City. Pilgrims are drawn to site’s cultural importance, in particular its association with Jesus’ last week on Earth and where the End of Days was described to the disciples. For Jews and Muslims alike, the Mount of Olives is where the gates of heaven will open up on Judgment Day. Our tour takes in these profound ideas as well as allowing the time to enjoy the views and hidden treasures scattered around the hill – and of course, those famous olive trees!
The tour finishes at Mary’s Tomb, a short walk from the Lion’s Gate of the Old Town or a bus stop leading to the Wailing Wall
The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem is mentioned frequently in the Old and New Testament as the site of a number of significant biblical events.
The modern day site houses the Mount Scopus campuses of both the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yad Avshalom, the Tomb of Zechariah, the Church of all Nations, the Church of Maria Magdalene, Dominus Flevit Church, Chapel of the Ascension, Gethsemane, Mary's Tomb, Church of the Pater Noster, the Seven Arches Hotel, Orson Hyde Park and Beit Orot. Also, at the bottom of the Mount, you can see the Emek Tzurim National Park and the Temple Mount Antiquities Salvage Operation.
On this intensive three hour tour, we'll take you to see the main sites on the Mount of Olives. See:
- Amazing views of the Temple Mount, the Judean Desert, the Old City, and the city walls!
- The Garden of Gethsemane
- The Jewish Cemetery
- Church of All Nations
- Dominus Flevit
- Lord’s Prayer
- Mary’s Tomb
- Chapel of the Ascension
- Church of Pater Noster
- Church of Mary Magdalene...
and many more!
Things To Bring
- Printed Voucher
- Tours of holy sites require modest attire for both men and women (no shorts or mini-skirts, please bring a scarf to cover shoulders and head)
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats are recommended on all tours
- Video/Photo camera
Transportation on tour
Some entrance fees are not included (approx. cost 12 NIS per person).Please bring with you in cash.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR WALKING TOURS: Cancellation notice up to 48 hours in advance of departure will incur a fee of USD$5. Notification of less than 48 hours prior to departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee and no refund will be provided. No show on the day of the tour - No refund. Passengers who decide to withdraw at their own discretion at any stage during the tour, will not be entitled to any refund whatsoever.
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Jaffa Gate Start Point 2:00 PM - Meet in front of Tourism Information
Booking for [Guided Tour - 2:00 pm start] on December 31, 1969
Duration: 3 hours
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