Jerusalem's Mount of Olives walking tour
Walking tours

Jerusalem's Mount of Olives walking tour

Availability: Daily except Sunday
Duration: up to 3 hours
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit the Chapel of the Ascension, where it is believed Jesus ascended to Heaven
  • See the breathtaking views of the Temple Mount, the Old City, and the city walls
  • Read the Lord’s Prayer in over 140 languages at the Church of Pater Noster
What to expect

Your Jerusalem Mount of Olives Tour starts just outside the Jaffa Gate. You’ll start this 3-hour walking tour by getting into a private bus (included in the ticket price) and being driven up to the Mount of Olives. Upon arrival, your expert local guide’s first stop is the Church of Pater Noster, believed to be where Jesus Christ taught the Lord’s Prayer in the grotto under the church. As you walk around the church and its beautiful cloisters, you’ll see the Lord’s Prayer translated into 140 languages, beautifully arranged in ceramic tiles on the walls. While there, you will also visit the Chapel of the Ascension, believed to be where Jesus ascended to Heaven.

From there, your licensed guide will begin leading you down the Mount of Olives, showing you the many, many burial sites along the way. As both the Jews and the Muslims believe the Mount of Olives is where the gates of Heaven will open on Judgment Day, and is it is where the end of days was described to Jesus’s disciples, the Mount of Olives holds special significance for all three faiths. Whether you are religious or not, you’ll be impressed by the breathtaking views across the Old City as you make your descent, visiting the Dominus Flevit Church, where Jesus wept over the future destruction of Jerusalem.

Some of the most impressive sites of the Mount of Olives are at the foot of the hill itself. As well as seeing the famous olive trees, you’ll visit the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest. You’ll also visit the Church of All Nations, where it is believed Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion, before finishing the tour at the tomb of the Virgin Mary. Then, the tour usually concludes by the Tomb of the Virgin Mary, but you can also go back to Jaffa Gate with the guide.

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What's included
  • Local licensed English-speaking guide
  • Private bus ride from the Jaffa Gate
What's not included
  • Entrance fees to the Chapel of Ascension (5 NIS) and Church of the Pater Noster (10 NIS)
Reduced price
  • Child (0-12 years) free with valid proof
  • Student with ID
  • Group booking for more than 10 people
Where

Omar Ibn Katab, Jerusalem

Meeting point:

Meet outside Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem

What to remember
  • Child up to 12 years can join for free with proof of age
  • Students must bring a valid ID to proof status as students
  • For group booking with more than 10 people, please confirm with our local operator whose information will be given after booking
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When
  • Daily except for Sunday
  • Tour begins at 2.00 pm
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Provider
Holiday Travel (Israel) LTD
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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