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Jerusalem Tour from Tel Aviv: In the Footsteps of Jesus

  • Full-day Christian Jerusalem walking tour with transport from Tel Aviv
  • Discover the sites of biblical tales on a walk from the Mount of Olives to the Via Dolorosa pilgrimage route
  • Hear stories about Jesus and his followers while exploring Jerusalem
Jerusalem Tour from Tel Aviv: In the Footsteps of Jesus
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Jerusalem Tour from Tel Aviv: In the Footsteps of Jesus

Visit Jerusalem on a full-day tour from Tel Aviv and follow the footsteps of Jesus to the city’s most iconic Christian sites. Take in sweeping views from the Mount of Olives, then descend to a Roman Catholic church beside the Garden of Gethsemane. Enter the gates of the old city to see the Pool of Bethesda, a Crusader church and the Convent of the Sisters of Zion, the starting point of the Via Dolorosa, Jesus’ path through ancient Jerusalem.

What to Expect
Start your tour with a pickup from your central Tel Aviv hotel, and then relax on the 45-minute journey by air-conditioned coach to the Mount of Olives, a mountain ridge just east of Jerusalem. Stop at the summit and soak up views of Jerusalem’s Old City while hearing about its links to Christianity; famously, Jerusalem is the city where Jesus is believed to have lived and died.

Often referred to in the New Testament, the Mount of Olives provided the setting for countless biblical tales. On a stroll down its slopes, stop to visit places mentioned in such tales such as Dominus Flevit Church, where Jesus is said to have wept as he predicted the destruction of Jerusalem.

At the foot of the Mount of Olives, head inside the Roman Catholic Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) near the Garden of Gethsemane. Built on the foundations of two historical churches, the present-day place of worship was built with funds from several different nations, attesting to its name. See a series of mosaics depicting Christ, and learn about the stone shrine — enclosed within the church — where Jesus is believed to have prayed on the night he was arrested.

Pass through the Jewish cemetery in Kidron Valley, and then enter the history-steeped Old City through Lion’s Gate. Enjoy a break for lunch at your own expense, and then meet back up with your guide to continue your tour. Stop for photos by the Pool of Bethesda, a landmark described in the Gospel of St John, and visit the Crusader St Anne Church, built on the supposed birthplace of the mother of the Virgin Mary, Anne.

Take a walk past the Convent of the Sisters of Zion, and note an ancient pavement engraved with games played by Roman soldiers in bygone days. The convent marks the start point of Via Dolorosa, the important Christian pilgrimage route where Jesus is said to have walked, carrying his cross, to his crucifixion.

After taking photos and chatting to your guide about the religious site, return to your coach to travel back to Tel Aviv, and then finish your day with a hotel drop-off.
Reviews (14)
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Reviewed 8 May 2018
Educational tour of jerusalem

Great tour. Very educational and a must see to understand the history and diversity of the area . Tour guide Amir Callor was excellent in terms of balanced commentary and knowledge.Well paced. Be prepared to do a lot of walking in the old city because...More

Thank Siva N
Reviewed 19 March 2018
I had a wonderful time in Israel. It was amazing. The trip to Jerusalem was perfect the guide was very knowledgeable.

I want to say thank you to my wonderful guide in Jerusalem. Sigal Katz you are the best! You are very knowledgeable, highly educated and polite. Thank you so much for your help in Jerusalem. I highly recommended your service.

Thank CelmaO6
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile
Great tour guide, very informative

Our tour guide, Ami was exceptional! Highly recommend. We almost got left behind in the morning pickup though so I suggest waiting for bus pickup outside the hotel (not the lobby)

Thank Raph S
Reviewed 20 December 2017
Impressive and very informative tour!

Normally, I don't take tours and plan/prepare everything on my own. This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Israel. Ami, the guide, took us from the ascension chapel, through the mount of olives, to an astonishing view of the most outstanding...More

Thank Diji R
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile
Fantastic Experience

The tour was most definitely a high point of my trip to Israel. Our tour guide Ami took us from the mount of olives, giving the the best view of the Temple Mount, through the old city and onto Mount Zion, stopping at many interesting...More

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