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Mount of Olives

Just east of the Old City, separating Jerusalem from the Judean Desert, sits the Mount of Olives, one of the city’s most famous scriptural sites. The famous mountain is referenced in both the Old and New Testaments, first as the escape route David used during his son’s rebellion, and again by the prophets. The New Testament recounts Jesus addressing his pupils from the Mount of Olives.

Apart from its religious importance, the Mount of Olives is historically significant as well. On the lower slopes of the mountain, you’ll find the Jewish cemetery, believed to be the oldest cemetery in the world still in use and burial place of many prominent Jewish figures, including Zechariah and philosopher Nahmanides. The foot of the mountain is also home to the Gardens of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations and the Russian Orthodox Church of Maria Magdalene.

At the top of the mountain, the Mount of Olives Observation Point offers panoramic views of the domes and towers of the Old City below. If possible, head to the top first thing in the morning, so you’ll have the sun at your back for photos, before exploring the rest of the area.

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Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour, Jerusalem, null
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Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience the full religious force of Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives on this enlightening 3-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the hallowed sites of ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.50
Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and ... 
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Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Take a day out to discover the iconic religious sites of Jerusalem and visit the Dead Sea on this private day trip from Tel Aviv. With a private driver-guide, ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.14
Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv Including Old Jerusalem, ... 
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Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Discover Old Jerusalem’s top sights and float in the Dead Sea on this private day trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. With a private driver-guide, visit the Mount ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.14
Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

4.5 star rating: Recommended 158 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Tel Aviv, and discover the roots of different religions on this inspiring day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.  These ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.00
Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Cultural Tours
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Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 Reviews

See the highlights of Israel in one day on an evocative sightseeing trip from Tel Aviv. You will discover the ancient city of Jerusalem, a holy site for many ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.00
Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Get inspired by Jerusalem and combine ancient history with spiritual sanctity in this half-day tour. Discover the quarters of the Old City by exploring Holy ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.00
City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Discover the City of David in Jerusalem on an essential day trip. Formerly the settlement where King David established his Kingdom, the City of David is now a ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Day Trips
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Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Experience the ancient religious force of Old Jerusalem on this full-day tour from Tel Aviv. Travel by coach to the 3,000-year-old city to view its hallowed ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Witness first-hand the ancient and religious sites of Jerusalem on this thought-provoking full-day coach and walking tour. With an expert guide beside you to ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.00
Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the hallowed sites of Old Jerusalem on this full-day tour of the Old City. Rewind 2,000 years and more and see some of the world’s ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.00

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