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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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    Important Information
    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
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Excellent Tour, collected at Jaffa Gate, proceeded by bus to the start of the Tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Highly recommend

    Thank 954jjw
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    As stated in the Mount of Olives tour information, we visited the Church of Pater Noster, the Chapel of Ascension, Dominus Flevit Church, the Church of All Nations, the gardens of Gethsemane and Mary’s tomb . The route we took provided great views of Temple...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank FFV_EDWARD_III
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    First of all - the tour is in the afternoon, when the gorgeous view of the old city of Jerusalem is against the sun, so you can't actually see much. WHY WHY WHY??? Second - the groups are quite large (>20) so if the guide...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Joanna T
    SNE_Violeta, Guest Relations Manager at SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Jerusalem, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Hi Joanna T, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for joining the tour in Jerusalen. We love to hear back from engaged travellers such as yourself, as your feedback helps us to continue making improvements and ensure that tours and experiences promoted...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Paul, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable, and presented an excellent mix of history, theology, and current day context from all three major religious perspectives. He answered all our questions and had a very pleasant demeanor. The pace was perfect--never rushed or dragging--and we were...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank kwlikethecolor
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    The tour guide did not show up. The company still has not contacted us. I would not recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Nelson R
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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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    31 January 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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