Jerusalem: Mount Of Olives Tour

Overview

Experience the full religious force of Jerusalems Mount of Olives on this enlightening 3-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the hallowed sites of this legendary mountain ridge east of Old Jerusalem, and uncover the religious beliefs, stories and events that give it such spiritual importance to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. Admire the spectacular views of the old city from the slopes; visit the atmospheric Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations; take in the ancient Jewish cemetery; and discover other treasures and noteworthy sites along the way.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Details about this tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
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 Lords 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 Jerusalems 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.

Inclusions

  • Expert guide
  • Private bus ride from the Jaffa Gate

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • KARINA C
    19-Aug-2019

    Our guide Alex was absolutely fantastic! Very knowledgeable, kind and answered all questions. The tour goes to all key venues.

  • Mailee N
    08-Aug-2019

    The shuttle was 1/2 hour late for pick up and we were not on the list, which means we didn’t get on the bus. The driver told us that another shuttle will pick us up in 15 minutes and 30 minutes gone by, no shuttle. I had to called Fun Time and find out what the deal is, it took a while for the lady to fin my confirmation. She then told me someone will pick us up in 10-15 minutes. Another half hour gone by and no one showed up, I called the lady again and she says 5-10 minutes someone will come. This time it was already 9:10 am and we were supposed to be picked up at 7:45 am. I told the lady if we’re not getting picked up by 9:30 am then I will cancelled my booking. There was also another couple with us who was in the same situation. Finally someone came and he was confused about this situation as we all were. The driver was nice and we were able to meet with the first bus that left without us. Trip itinerary was fine, disappointed that we didn’t get to go to the cave in Bethlehem to see the star where Jesus was born due to a long line. All in all, our driver was fantastic ( forgot his name), victor and Fun time needs to better their communications and networks for future tours to avoid this WAIT and so called miscommunication.

  • LYDA ENITH C
    09-Jul-2019

    It was perfect in my case to finish my tour of the Holy Land. Thanks to the guide Yoni Dinur, willing to resolve concerns. Suggestion: It is important to include in the tour file that it ends at Mary's tomb and that from there we must return on our behalf and that the entrances to the Garden of Gethsemane and the chapel of the assumption are not included in the cost.

  • Jonathan N
    14-Aug-2018

    If you have a few days in Jerusalem I would highly recommend this tour. It explains the history but also the future, e.g. the coming of the Messiah from a Jewish, Christian and Muslim theological perspective. Guide was very good and prompt.

  • Chip
    12-Jul-2018

    This was a great tour to start a visit to Jerusalem. Our guide, Paul, was Israeli but very well versed in the 3 religions that call Jerusalem sacred. For those who are concerned about the walking, the tour started at the top of the Mount of Olives and walked downhill all the way. The only challenge was getting back to West Jerusalem where we stayed. Uber or Gett in Israel is the best app to have. Taxi drivers do rip off tourists!

  • Sarah A
    10-Jul-2018

    The Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour was excellent. Our guide (Liran) was very knowledgeable, engaging, and attentive. As a teacher, I appreciated his approach. He started the tour by having us sit in a shaded place and then he shared a visual timeline of Jerusalem, as well, as an illustrated book that showed the various eras and physical changes to Jerusalem. We had a family from Brazil with us. Only one of them was a fluent English speaker. He asked Liran if it would be distracting for him to translate for the rest of the family as he spoke. Liran said that it would be no trouble at all, and he was very careful to be sure that this man had time to translate as we went along. Liran was very patient and answered all my questions, and I learned so much. He was very enthusiastic about his subject matter, and I honestly think it was the best tour I have ever been on. Thank you Liran!

  • ralfeinecke
    27-Mar-2018

    I have done this Tour the Third Time and its still amazing ! Every Tour Guide has his one Style and shows different Aspects of this Area

  • gramplam
    09-Feb-2018

    This was an excellent way to start touring Jerusalem because it provides an really helpful overview of the Old City. Our guide, Matthew, was very well informed and had lots of great tips. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.

  • quinta_84
    14-Dec-2017

    Ok

  • Shawanna W
    30-Oct-2017

    It was amazeing we were having such a great time when the tour was over we lost our group....

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