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Day Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem in Jesus' Footsteps

Product ID: 245947
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On this tour from Tel Aviv, we follow in Jesus' footsteps on the Mount of Olives, visiting the Church of the Ascension where Christ ascended to heaven, the nearby Church of the Pater Noster, and retrace the steps Jesus took on the day of his crucifixion.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from main hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya and Bat Yam. Pick-up times: From Tel Aviv: 07:15 From Herzliya: 07:00 From Netanya: 06:30 From Bat Yam: 07:00. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pick-up point
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.
  • Discover world famous Christian and historic landmarks in Jerusalem, the City of Gold
Full description
Upon leaving Tel Aviv, your guided tour following the footsteps of Jesus Christ tour starts on the Mount of Olives, were we visit the Church of the Ascension. The church marks the spot where Jesus ascended to heaven and there is a rock with an imprinted footprint thought to be where Jesus once stood. The original church was built in 390 AD, but most of the chapel building we see today is from the Crusader period. Nearby is the Church of the Pater Nostre (Sanctuary of the Eleona), the spot Jesus taught the Lord's Prayer. From the Mount of Olives you can look out over the City of Gold (Jerusalem), across the ancient Jewish cemetery to the Old City and Temple Mount beyond. Descending the mount, you will pause at the Dominus Flevit (the Lord Wept). It was here that Christ cried as he envisioned the destruction of Jerusalem. You will also pass the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Crossing the Kidron Valley, you will then arrive at the Lion's Gate of Jerusalem's Old City. 

Next you will see the Crusader Church of Saint Anne, constructed above a grotto thought to be where Jesus' mother Mary was born. Your local guide will point out the Lithostratos, engraved Roman flagstones, which are part of extensive archaeological findings beneath the convent. It’s believed that Pontius Pilate stood in judgment of Jesus in the courtyard of the Praetorium. From here you’ll set out along the Via Dolorosa, retracing the route Jesus took as he carried his cross towards his crucifixion. You’ll see the Stations of the Cross where Jesus stopped along the Way of Sorrows, and finally 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 English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees not included

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
• Make sure you wear appropriate footwear
• Water, sunscreen and sun protective clothing is advised
Organized by

Israel Click Tours

Product ID: 245947