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New Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Tour

Product ID: 5055
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.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Mount of Olives - popular vantage and breathtaking views on holy sites of Jerusalem's Old City
  • Church of Pater Noster
  • Mosque of the Ascension
  • Views of the Old City and Temple Mount and city walls
  • Jewish Cementery
  • Church of Mary Magdalene
  • Garden of All Nations
  • Mary's Tomb
Full description
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 the 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. This tour takes in these profound ideas as well as allowing time to enjoy the views and hidden treasures scattered around the hill - and of course, those famous olive trees!

Price includes 10 ILS for transportation. 15 ILS entrance fees will be paid directly to the churches

On this 3-hour tour, you will see:

• Amazing views of the Temple Mount, the Judean Desert, the Old City, and the city walls
• Garden of Gethsemane
• Jewish Cemetery
• Church of All Nations
• Dominus Flevit
• Lord’s Prayer
• Mary’s Tomb
• Chapel of the Ascension
• Church of Pater Noster
Includes
  • Private bus ride from the Jaffa Gate
  • Local licensed guide
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Entrance fees to the Chapel of Ascension (5 ILS) and Church of the Pater Noster (10 ILS)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Just outside the Jaffa Gate in the large plaza. Look for the staff with umbrellas and red t-shirts.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• You must not wear shorts and women must bring a shawl
• Children up to 12-years-old are free of charge with a valid ID
• Please note that the itinerary may change if the guide customizes the tour for your group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 126 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Everything was excellent and organized even though it was raining heavily —Meeting point was accurate and tour started right time —Bus ride to top of the mount olives was nice —Our guide Ms Tania was very knowledgeable and explaining very clearly —Our guide was giving our safety a high priority and each time warned us about the slippery places —I and my wife fully loved the tour

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March 7, 2020

He took us to several points of religious interest throughout the tour, including the Ascension church, the place where Jesus supposedly composed the Pare Nostrum, the Jewish cemetery and the tomb of Mary. The views to Jerusalem old city are spectacular. It would have been even better if he took some time to make a quick presentation of the group (we were about 5-6 people). Had he done that, our interaction would have been easier and the tour could have been even more interesting.

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February 17, 2020

This tour was well worth the time and money. Our trip to Israel would have been incomete without it. The Mount of Olives was so important in Jesus life. Our guide, Liran, was excellent. Well informed. Very personable. Ready to cheerfully answer questions. It was a privilege to be on a tour with him.

March 28, 2019

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