Mount of Olives Tours

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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 and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

Explore the religious highlights of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day, small-group tour from Jerusalem. Take in views of the ancient city from the Mount of Olives, then visit King David’s tomb and the site of the Last Supper atop Mount Zion. See the folded prayers at the Wailing Wall, and follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave the city for Bethlehem’s holy sites, then visit an ancient shepherds’ field, the manger square, and the 4th-century Church of the Nativity.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour

Visit the Mount of Olives on a 3-hour walking tour that explores the sacred sites of Jerusalem’s three major religions. Take in views of the Old City as you learn how Jews, Muslims and Christians place this stony ridge at the heart of their beliefs; stroll an ancient Jewish cemetery, visit storied churches and see the Chapel of Ascension, which Christians built on the legendary site where Jesus rose to heaven. Discover the Garden of Gethsemane and glimpse a tomb that’s sacred to Muslims and Christians alike. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full Day Jerusalem Tour: In Jesus' Steps

Discover Jesus’ Jerusalem on a full-day, private tour that’s designed around Biblical sites, from the Mount of Olives to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Flat-rate pricing for up to six people makes this a great, money-saving option for small groups, and you can enjoy the day at your own pace as you see the places where Jesus is believed to have taught and performed miracles.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full Day Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Explore Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a flexible, private, full-day tour. See Manger Square, Bethlehem’s Old City and tour the Church of the Nativity with a local guide. Then take a scenic walking out of Jerusalem and see panoramic views form various roof-tops in the city. See major sights like the Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit and Getsemaneh churches, and Jerusalem’s Old City including the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, and the Holy Sepulcher.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world. Take this guided all-day tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year-old history and visit its important sites. See what are widely considered the holiest places in the world: the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Finish the day with time at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust History Museum in New Jerusalem. Round-trip hotel transport included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Highlights of Israel Day Trip: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

Enjoy the highlights of Israel in Jerusalem and the Dead Sea on this full-day guided adventure. From atop the Mount of Olives, look down on the city, with a view of the Dome of the Rock. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and more. Then at the Dead Sea, float or swim in the ultra-salty lake water for an unforgettable experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Tour

Discover the City of David on this 8-hour day tour of Jerusalem. Now an archaeological park, this region is home to ongoing excavations and artifacts that bring light to Bible stories. You'll get to see some of the archaeological activity firsthand after stops at the top the Mount of Olives, David’s Tomb and the Last Supper Room, and the Jewish Quarter, which you enter through Zion’s Gate (also known as David’s Gate). Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Jerusalem Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of Jesus

Retrace the footsteps of Jesus on this full-day guided walking tour of Jerusalem. Travel along the Via Dolorosa, the street Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Walk down the Mount of Olives and see other prominent sites in Old City Jerusalem, like the Pool of Bethesda, St Anne’s Church, the Convent of the Sisters of Zion and more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Jerusalem Full-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

Immerse yourself in the spiritual sights and stories of Jerusalem on a full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Travel with an expert driver-guide to Israel’s capital, one of the world’s oldest and holiest cities. Experience the sweeping Old City views from the Mount of Olives; visit the Last Supper Room and King David’s Tomb; absorb the atmosphere in the different quarters and markets, and view the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Finish with a visit to the poignant Yad Vashem memorial to Holocaust victims.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, the holy lands of Jerusalem and Bethlehem are the spiritual centers of the world. On this full-day guided tour, discover the history of the different religions that make up these regions and witness the mix of cultures currently living here. See the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark; the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born; the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; and many more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Jerusalem Super Saver: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Day Tour plus In the Footsteps of Jesus Walking Tour

Explore Jerusalem, retrace the steps of Jesus and visit the Dead Sea on a Super Saver package that includes two full-day tours for one discounted price. See the main sites of Jerusalem and travel to the Dead Sea for a rejuvenating respite. Then, return to Old City Jerusalem, following in Jesus’ footsteps along the Via Dolorosa to the Hill of Calvary. Save 12 percent by scheduling both tours at the same time. Hotel transport is included on both days.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Christmas Eve in Israel: Jerusalem Sightseeing Tour with Dinner and Midnight Mass Viewing in Bethlehem

Experience the ultimate Christmas Eve celebration with this full-day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, including dinner and the celebration of midnight mass. Visit the Church of the Nativity, the very site where Jesus was born in Bethlehem. See where Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane; where he was crucified on the Hill of Calvary; and where he ascended into heaven on the Mount of Olives. Then enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and midnight mass at Manger Square in Bethlehem.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Jerusalem Full Day Tour

See the highlights of 3,000-year-old Jerusalem on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Stand on the Mount of Olives to admire the iconic views of the walled, Old City. Head to Mt Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper and King David’s Tomb, and wander through Old Jerusalem, taking in the Roman Cardo and Armenian and Jewish quarters on route to the Via Dolorosa, Church of Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall (Wailing Wall). Lastly, visit Yad Veshem, where memorials and exhibits pay tribute to the Holocaust’s victims.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Jerusalem and Dead Sea Tour from Tel Aviv

Combine ancient history with a desert landscape on a tour from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Visiting Mount Zion, the Old City, Western Wall, and Via Dolorosa, you’ll cover key Jerusalem highlights with a climate-controlled coach to whisk you between sites. Since a morning of sightseeing means plenty of time on your feet, finishing the day at the Dead Sea is a spectacular way to recharge.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

Get a panoramic look at the city of Jerusalem and visit some of its most well-known sites on this half-day tour. Look down on the city from atop the Mount of Olives, with a view of the Dome of the Rock, one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture and Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified; and more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Underground Tour: From the City of David to the Western Wall

Discover the City of David’s underground world on this guided, 90-minute walking tour in Jerusalem. See the southwestern cornerstone of the Temple Mount, one of the most important religious sites in the world. Learn about the history of and the artifacts discovered inside this tunnel, created by one of the finest builders in ancient times, Herod the Great.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour

For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world. Take this all-day guided tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year-old history and visit its important sites. See what are widely considered the holiest places in the world: the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; Temple Mount, one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Uncover the ancient highlights of Old Jerusalem and the City of David on this day trip from Tel Aviv. With an informative guide, experience some of the compelling historical sites of this revered, age-old city. See the Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Tomb of King David and Hall of the Last Supper, and visit the Sephardic Synagogues and Herodian Mansions in the Jewish Quarter. Then, explore the fascinating archaeological remnants of the City of David, the settlement that paved the way for Jerusalem more than 3,000 years ago.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Jerusalem Super Saver: Day Tours of Jerusalem and Bethlehem and City of David and Underground Jerusalem

Save by booking two popular day tours and experience the best of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the City of David. See the top sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem on the first day, recounting Jesus’ life from birth to death, plus so much more. On the other day tour, discover the archaeological finds and underground tunnels in the City of David. Hotel transport is available for both days.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea

Enjoy the highlights of Israel in Jerusalem and at the Dead Sea on this full-day tour with your own private guide. Look down on Jerusalem from atop the Mount of Olives, with a view of the Dome of the Rock. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, to name a few. Then at the Dead Sea, float or swim in the rejuvenating waters for a unique and unforgettable experience. Hotel transport by private vehicle is included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Jerusalem Tour from Tel Aviv: In the Footsteps of Jesus

Visit Jerusalem on a full-day tour from Tel Aviv and follow the footsteps of Jesus to the city’s most iconic Christian sites. Take in sweeping views from the Mount of Olives, then descend to a Roman Catholic church beside the Garden of Gethsemane. Enter the gates of the old city to see the Pool of Bethesda, a Crusader church and the Convent of the Sisters of Zion, the starting point of the Via Dolorosa, Jesus’ path through ancient Jerusalem.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem: In the Steps of Christianity Private Day Tour

Explore the Christian sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day, private tour that follows Jesus’ life from birth to crucifixion, soaking up plenty of ancient history along the way. Flat-rate pricing for up to six people make this a convenient, money-saving option for groups, and you’ll have the flexibility to experience each destination at your own pace, whether you’re walking the Via Dolorosa or browsing colorful markets.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Jerusalem Classic Private Day Tour

Explore Jerusalem highlights with a private guide on a full-day tour that can be tailored to your interests, from ancient sites to colorful markets. Flat-rate pricing for up to six people make this a convenient, money-saving option for groups, and with a driver to whisk you between sightseeing stops, you’ll have plenty of time to discover each destination at your own pace.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Palm Sunday in Jerusalem: Mass at Bethpage and Via Dolorosa Procession

Experience Palm Sunday in Jerusalem, join a holiday mass at Bethpage Church and follow in Jesus’ footsteps in a procession along the Via Dolorosa. Hear cries of ‘hosanna’ as you walk alongside an international crowd of pilgrims, pass the Church of Ascension and Garden of Gethsemane, then enter Jerusalem’s Old City by the ancient Lion’s Gate. Slip into the Church of St. Anne and visit the legendary Pool of Bethesda before ending the 6-hour tour at your hotel.  
  • Duration: 6 hours
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