Jerusalem Walking Tour: In The Footsteps Of Jesus

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Overview

Trace the footsteps of Jesus Christ on a full-day walking tour of Jerusalem, and see the settings of many time-honored biblical tales. With a knowledgeable guide at your side, stroll down the Mount of Olives and visit sites such as Dominus Flevit Church and the Church of All Nations. Hear of Jesus links to ancient Jerusalem while exploring the Old City and take in the Pool of Bethesda, St Anne Church, Convent of the Sisters of Zion and more. Finally, finish with a highlight, visiting the famous Via Dolorosa pilgrimage route where Jesus is said to have walked to his crucifixion.

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Start your tour with a pickup from your central Jerusalem hotel, and then travel by air-conditioned coach to the Mount of Olives, a mountain ridge just east of the city. Stop at the summit and soak up views of Jerusalems 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 Lions 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 and finally, finish your tour with a drop-off at your Jerusalem hotel.

Inclusions for Jerusalem Walking Tour: In The Footsteps Of Jesus

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Jerusalem Walking Tour: In The Footsteps Of Jesus

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • We had a very knowledgeable and unbiased tour guide Janu he was great, it was an amazing tour and everything was done as promised, toward the end of the tour some people in the tour didn't want to continue but Janu continued the tour without any hesitation and I stayed to the end and enjoyed the tour very much.

  • Don't miss out. This is BEST tour to understand fully about Jesus journey from start to the end. Fantastic explanation by tour guard. Plenty informative stories in line, opportunity for pictures and full understanding of religions.Thank you ever so much he was so nice and waited for my dad who was 74 years old. Nothing is too much and service was excellent.

  • It was an amazing experience with a personable and knowledgeable guide. His depth of knowledge, and the teaching materials he brought along enriched the experience. I enjoyed the time for prayer and moments of reflection. I did and still do feel that day!

  • This tour was average. While u got to see the places outside the city on the Mt of Olives(which were good), once you entered the OlD City, how do you not include in this tour the most important location the Church of the Holy Sepchulre where Jesus was crucified and buried. Guide had no explanation.

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