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  1. Israel
  2. Jerusalem
  3. Mount of Olives

Jerusalem: Jesus' Footsteps Tour

Product ID: 245212
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Follow in the footsteps of Jesus and discover some of the holiest biblical sites in Jerusalem.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from Jerusalem Hotels at 8:30 AM
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Church of all Nations and adjacent Garden of Gethseman
  • Walk the Via Dolorosa as Jesus did carrying his cross towards his crucifixion on Calvary
  • See world famous religious landmarks
Full description
After being picked up from your hotel or residence, begin the tour on the Mount of Olives in order to visit the Church of the Ascension. The church marks the spot where Jesus ascended to heaven. Nearby, enter the Church of the Pater Nostre (Sanctuary of the Eleona), the spot where Jesus conducted many of his teachings. Look out over the City of Gold across the ancient Jewish cemetery and to the Old City and Temple Mount beyond.

Descend from the Mount of Olives before pausing at the Dominus Flevit. A little further along, make a stop at the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. It was here that Jesus prayed before his arrest and subsequent crucifixion. The church was funded by a number of nations which each have their coat of arms displayed in decorative glass on the ceiling. Cross the Kidron Valley and arrive at the Lion's Gate of Jerusalem's Old City. See the pools of Bethesda as mentioned in the Gospel of John.

Visit the Crusader Church of Saint Anne constructed above a grotto. Here is where Jesus' mother, Mary, is thought to have been born. In the Convent of the Sisters of Zion, enter the cellars to see the water cistern dating back to the Second Temple era. Note the Lithostratos, engraved Roman flagstones, which are part of extensive archaeological findings beneath the convent. It is believed here is where Pontius Pilate stood in judgment of Jesus in the courtyard of Praetorium.

From here, set out along the Via Dolorosa retracing the route Jesus took as he carried his cross towards his crucifixion. Observe the Stations of the Cross where Jesus stopped along the Way of Sorrows until you reach the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. It was here that Jesus was crucified on Golgotha and Christ's burial tomb is within the church.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4