We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour

Highlights
  • 3-hour tour of Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives with an expert guide
  • Explore the sites of this mountain ridge, venerated in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • Absorb the sweeping views of Old Jerusalem and see the ancient Jewish cemetery
More
Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour
From US$ 34.86
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Tour in EnglishMost Popular
3-hour walking tour with a local English-speaking guide
From US$ 34.86
Tour in Spanish
3-hour walking tour with a local Spanish-speaking guide
From US$ 34.86
Overview

Visit the Mount of Olives on a 3-hour walking tour that explores the sacred sites of Jerusalem’s three major religions. Take in views of the Old City as you learn how Jews, Muslims and Christians place this stony ridge at the heart of their beliefs; stroll an ancient Jewish cemetery, visit storied churches and see the Chapel of Ascension, which Christians built on the legendary site where Jesus rose to heaven. Discover the Garden of Gethsemane and glimpse a tomb that’s sacred to Muslims and Christians alike. 

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

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.

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.

Visit the Church of All Nations, home to a slab of rock where Jesus is believed to have prayed before his arrest, and view the Church of Pater Noster, whose cloisters house panels bearing the Lord’s Prayer in 62 languages.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Please note: The order of sightseeing as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.
Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful and fascinating tour of Jerusalem

Anat led us through this fascinating city, giving details, history along the way. I'd recommend her and Sandman tours any time.

Thank StLouisians
Reviewed 1 October 2018
Great tour - totally recommendable!

I stayed in Jerusalem for some days with my boyfriend. As we already were totally content with the free walking tour in Tel Aviv, we definitely wanted to do the same tour in Jerusalem. It was simply great! Anna, our guide, has a wonderful way...More

Thank Amelie F
Reviewed 27 September 2018
Amazing and Wonderful

Yoni Dinur is knowledge. He knows about everything and is an amazing guide. My wife and me really appreciated taking his tour and strongly recommend him to anyone! Rita et Francois

Thank Rita F
Reviewed 13 July 2018
Amazing tour

I had Yoni as a tour guide on the Mount of Olives and it was my very first day in Jerusalem. Yoni is an accurate guide who explains everything thoroughly, and kindly answers your questions. He also makes himself available for advice and recommendations after...More

Thank Bonnie r
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Beautiful

I took the tour of the Mount of Olives. It was sacred and beautiful. There are old churched, monasteries , graveyards and special sites to see. WE got caught in a thunderstorm without raincoats nor umbrellas. It was a very beautiful tour. I have been...More

Thank Periakka
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Jerusalem Three Religions Mount of Olives Walking Tour staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Travellers Also Viewed
Jerusalem Three Religions Holy City...
205 Reviews
from US$ 32.50*
Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The...
22 Reviews
from US$ 16.50*
Jerusalem Half Day Tour: Dome of the...
34 Reviews
from US$ 49.00*
Underground Tour: From the City of...
20 Reviews
from US$ 11.50*
Frequently bought together
Jerusalem Three Religions Holy City...
205 Reviews
from US$ 32.50*
Guided Tour of Jerusalem: The...
22 Reviews
from US$ 16.50*
Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee Day...
187 Reviews
from US$ 98.00*
Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour
77 Reviews
from US$ 73.00*
Jerusalem Three Religions Holy City...
205 Reviews
from US$ 32.50*
Tel Aviv Private Half Day Tour with...
4 Reviews
from US$ 350.00*
Half Day Small Group Tour to...
6 Reviews
from US$ 60.00*
Private Tour: Customized Half-Day...
3 Reviews
from US$ 395.00*
Highlights of Israel Day Trip from...
172 Reviews
from US$ 131.00*
Jerusalem, Dead Sea, and Bethlehem...
67 Reviews
from US$ 89.00*
Old and New Jerusalem Day Trip from...
95 Reviews
from US$ 92.00*
Old and New Jerusalem Full-Day Tour
77 Reviews
from US$ 73.00*