Jerusalem full-day tour in the footsteps of Jesus
History & heritage tours

Jerusalem full-day tour in the footsteps of Jesus

Language: English
Availability: Tuesday and Friday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours
Do this because
  • Enjoy pick-up and drop-off from your hotel
  • See world-famous Christian and historic landmarks in Jerusalem
  • Follow the Via Dolorosa retracing Jesus route as he made his way towards Calvary
What to expect

Your first stop on Mount Olives is the Church of the Ascension. The remains of the original rotunda built around the rock from which Jesus is believed to have ascended to heaven and the later Crusader octagonal church and dome are now in the courtyard of a mosque. At nearby Pater Noster, a Crusader cloister and grotto commemorating where Jesus preached the Lord’s Prayer, you will see those same words in one hundred and twenty-three languages.

Before beginning your walk down Mount Olives, you will stop for a breathtaking view of Jerusalem, standing above the ancient Jewish cemetery. Halfway down the mount, you will stop at Dominus Flevit where Jesus wept as he foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem. Designed by Antonio Berluzzi, the windows behind the altar of this small church draw your eyes to the Temple Mount where the Second Temple stood in the time of Jesus. At the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane, you will recall Jesus praying with the disciples until his betrayal by Judas.

Crossing the Kidron Valley (the valley of Jehoshaphat) we enter the Old City through Lion’s gate and visit the pools of Bethesda at the Church of St. Anne stopping to enjoy the wonderful acoustics in the austere Crusader church. In the cellars of the convent of the Sisters of Zion, you will see a Second Temple water cistern and will marvel at the engravings on the paving stones of the ancient street, the Lithostratos. Originally thought to have been the courtyard of the Praetorium where Pontius Pilate presided this is now dated to the second century together with the Ecce Homo arch built by Hadrian. From there, you will set out along the Via Dolorosa retracing the route Jesus took as he carried his cross towards his crucifixion.

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What's included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Student with ID (all ages)
  • Children (5-12 years)
Where

Pick-up from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Meeting point:

Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

What to remember
  • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 participants
  • Please wear modest clothing that covers legs and shoulders
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
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When
  • Tuesday and Friday except May 29 and September 18 of 2020.
  • Pick-up from Tel Aviv at 07.15am
  • Pick-up from Jerusalem at 08.30am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 96 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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