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Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Tour

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    Pass By: Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel

    Meet your knowledgeable and impartial guide outside Old Jerusalem and travel by air-conditioned bus to the Mount of Olives, the nearby mountain ridge held sacred by Christians, Jews and Muslims.

    Stop At: Monte das Oliveiras, Mount of Olives Road, Jerusalem Israel

    Walk through the ancient Jewish cemetery on the slopes, and learn about some of the illustrious figures laid to rest here, and why burial in the graveyard is considered such a privilege.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Dome of the Rock, Temple Mount, Jerusalem Israel

    Absorb the spectacular views of Old Jerusalem, picking out the dazzling gold-coated Dome of the Rock. As you take in the scene, hear how Jews and Muslims believe the Mount is where the gates of heaven will open on Judgment Day, and how, in Christian belief, the hill was the setting of many biblical events.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Garden of Gethsemane Foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel

    Visit the Church of All Nations, home to a slab of rock where Jesus is believed to have prayed before his arrest.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Pater Noster, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel

    See the Church of Pater Noster, whose cloisters house panels bearing the Lord’s Prayer in 62 languages.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Dominus Flevit, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel

    Learn why the panels are here and then visit the church of Dominus Flevit. Examine this beautiful, teardrop-shaped church and discover how its shape symbolizes the weeping of Jesus as he foresaw Jerusalem’s destruction.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension, al-Tur Village, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel

    See the Chapel of Ascension that stands where Jesus is believed to have risen to heaven, and wander through the Garden of Gethsemane, where he is held to have spent the night before his arrest.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Garden of Gethsemane, Jericho Rd, Jerusalem Israel

    See the ancient olive trees and absorb the sense of antiquity before visiting the Crusader church said to mark the tomb of the Virgin Mary.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Pass By: Tomb of the Virgin Mary, El-Mansuriya, Jerusalem 9711300 Israel

    Enter the crypt to see the rock tomb as your guide recounts its history and importance to both Christians and Muslims.

    Your tour ends here, leaving you free to continue exploring or make the short walk independently back into Old Jerusalem.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Jaffa Gate, Omar Ibn Katab, ירושלים
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Tomb of the Virgin, Jerusalem
    Inclusions
    • Expert guide
    • Private bus ride from the Jaffa Gate
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 3 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our tour guide for this tour was very knowledgeable, kind and patient. She showed us many sights and it was a great experience for my mom, brother and me. She even helped us go back to the Old City after the tour. I definitely recommend this tour. One of the best experiences in
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    Excellent Tour, collected at Jaffa Gate, proceeded by bus to the start of the Tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Highly recommend
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    As stated in the Mount of Olives tour information, we visited the Church of Pater Noster, the Chapel of Ascension, Dominus Flevit Church, the Church of All Nations, the gardens of Gethsemane and Mary’s tomb . The route we took provided great views of Temple Mount and the
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    First of all - the tour is in the afternoon, when the gorgeous view of the old city of Jerusalem is against the sun, so you can't actually see much. WHY WHY WHY??? Second - the groups are quite large (>20) so if the guide wants to stop the group in the shadow to talk, it is
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    Response from SNE_Violeta, Guest Relations Manager at Jerusalem: Mount of Olives Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi Joanna T, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for joining the tour in Jerusalen. We love to hear back from engaged travellers such as yourself, as your feedback helps us to continue making improvements and ensure that tours and experiences promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe meet the high standards that travellers expect of us. We are sorry to hear that your expectations were not met on this occasion. Whilst the tour’s route and content are listed on our website, the independent guides we work with may alter the tour in order to suit their own style and each group’s dynamic. We feel this adds a personal touch that makes tours promoted by SANDEMANs fresh and unforgettable, but it may also mean that the tour’s stories and sites are not in line with every guests’ preferences which, unfortunately, can be a difficult situation to avoid. While on the whole, the vast majority of guests are extremely satisfied, we do state on our promotional material that all the tours do differentiate from one another due to the individual nature of the guides we work with. Thank you once again for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We hope this experience will not prevent you from joining us again in the future. All the best, The SANDEMANs Team
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    Paul, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable, and presented an excellent mix of history, theology, and current day context from all three major religious perspectives. He answered all our questions and had a very pleasant demeanor. The pace was perfect--never rushed or
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