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Full Day Jerusalem Tour: In Jesus' Steps

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    Your tour starts on the Mount of Olives at the Church of the Ascension, where you will meet your guide. Mount of Olives, Church of Ascension marks the spot where Jesus ascended to heaven and there is a rock with an imprinted footprint thought to be where Jesus stood before his ascension.
    Next you will visit the Church of the Pater Noster where Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer. There are plaques on the walls with the Lord’s Prayer written in more than a hundred languages. Visit the grotto where Jesus would have taught, which is also where Jesus told his disciples of the eminent destruction of Jerusalem and the 2nd coming. During your time at the Mount of Olives, you will have a breathtaking view of the Temple Mount, the Old City and the City of David.
    You will also see the Dominus Flevit. The church was built to commemorate the site where Jesus wept over the fate of Jerusalem. You will visit the Franciscan church designed by the famous Antonio Barluzzi. Next is without a doubt one of the most impressive sites in Jerusalem and one of the most moving moments in the last days of Jesus, Gethsemane or Church of all Nations. This is the church Jesus prayed alone to God.
    Next up on the tour is the Grotto of Gethsemane. The cave is decorated by Crusader frescoes and graffiti. Afterwards see the Tomb of the Virgin Mary. This Crusader church was built over a quarried-out tomb that may well date from the 1st century, surrounded with the atmosphere of the Orthodox Churches, hanging lamps and incense.
    The tour then leads you to Bethesda Pools, where it is said Jesus healed the paralytic. The site is a series of reservoirs and medicinal pools excavated in the late 19th century, but it has taken more than 100 years for archaeologists to accurately identify and interpret the site. You will then walk to the Via Dolorosa. There you will enter Old Jerusalem through the Lion’s Gate, and follow the painful path of Jesus on his way to his crucifixion. You will then see the Austrian Hospice, the first national pilgrims’ guesthouse in the Holy Land, dated from 1863, before moving onto see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This is the final station of the tour and will be where you leave your guide.
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    Reviewed 11 March 2019

    Shimon was a great guide who showed us in detail all the great site sin Jerusalem. I appreciate his effort of speaking loudly so that my dad with hearing issues can hear .100% recommend We also did the Bethlehem Red Sea tour with him as...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank SHKTravel
    Reviewed 7 March 2019 via mobile

    My Mother in law (who needs a wheelchair), my husband and I, took a full day tour with Agustina on Ash Wednesday. She was on time, respectful, knowledgeable, kind, detail oriented, fun, sweet and, really made our day ... AMAZING! She took us everywhere we...More

    2  Thank meliballest
    Reviewed 30 August 2018

    My mother and I took a private tour with Shimon Palmer. We met him at the Chord Bridge Jerusalem, Shimon was easy to identify with his hat and we took an instant like to his pleasant manner. Shimons knowledge of the tours ( we had...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank sydman1
    Reviewed 12 August 2018

    Some people are born to do a particular profession. Alan has passion, deep knowledge, and joys in sharing both with you. We were a small family of three including a 14 year-old daughter. We wanted to see the Orthodox Christian sites of importance. At each...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Richard C
    Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

    We started our first full day in Israel with Shimon Palmer and it was a great start to the trip! Shimon communicated directly with us in advance of our meeting, helping to alleviate fears of how we would meet up with him and where. He...More

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    Menno_Tour_Guide, Manager at Booqify, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

    Great to hear you liked the tour with Shimon and thanks for the compliments.

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