Jerusalem Biblical Tour Footsteps of Jesus Our tour starts on the Mount of Olives were we visit the Church of the Ascension. Retrace the footsteps of Jesus on this full-day guided tour of Jerusalem. After visiting the place of the Ascension and Pater Noster, we do an overview of Jerusalem from the top of Mount Olives and begin our descent, stopping at Dominus Flevit and ending at the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Enter the Old City through the Lions Gate and see the Pools of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne.. Guided tour of the popular Holy Land sights by local experts Full-day guided walking tour of Holy Jerusalem Hear biblical storiesabout Jesus and Jerusalem. Pickup and drop-off at hotels from Jerusalem. Instant Confirmation
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Our tour starts on the Mount of Olives were we visit the Church of the Ascension. The church marks the spot where Jesus ascended to heaven and there is a rock with an imprinted footprint thought to be where Jesus stood before his ascension (Luke 24:50 51). The original church built here was in 390 but most of the chapel building we see today is from the Crusader period (1150).
Nearby is the Church of the Pater Nostre (Sanctuary of the Eleona), on this spot Jesus taught the Lord's Prayer. There are plaques on the walls with the Lord's Prayer written in more than a hundred languages. We see a Crusader cloister and the grotto where Jesus would have taught. This is also where Jesus told his disciples of the eminent destruction of Jerusalem and the 2nd coming.
From the Mount of Olives we look out over the City of Gold across the ancient Jewish cemetery and to the Old City and Temple Mount beyond. We begin to descend the mount pausing at the Dominus Flevit (the Lord Wept). It was here that Christ cried as he envisioned the destruction of Jerusalem. The Dominus Flevit was designed by architect Antonio Barluzzi to resemble a teardrop. Through the window above the altar we can see the Old City where the Second Temple once stood.
A little further along we get to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. It was here that Jesus prayed before his arrest (Mark 14:32-46). The church was funded by a number of nations which each have their coat of arms displayed in decorative glass on the ceiling. The entrance is through tall columns which support a mosaic showing Jesus as the connection between God and man.
We cross the Kidron Valley and arrive at the Lion's Gate of Jerusalem's Old City. We see the pools of Bethesda as mentioned in the Gospel of John. We visit the Crusader Church of Saint Anne constructed above a grotto thought to be where Jesus' mother Mary was born.
In the Convent of the Sisters of Zion we enter the cellars to see the water cistern dating back to the Second Temple era. We see the Lithostratos, engraved Roman flagstones, which are part of extensive archaeological findings beneath the convent. It is believed that here Pontius Pilate stood in judgment of Jesus in the courtyard of Praetorium.From here we set out along the Via Dolorosa retracing the route Jesus took as he carried his cross towards his crucifixion. We see the Stations of the Cross where Jesus stopped along the Way of Sorrows and finally we reach the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. It was here that Jesus was crucified on Golgotha and Christ's burial tomb is within the church. The vast Byzantine basilica has many alters and five of the Stations of the Cross are within the church.
- Hotel pickup Jerusalem: 08:30 AM and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Food and drinks
- Insurance not included
- Entrance fees not included.
- Entry/Admission - Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
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Not wheelchair accessible
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