Its many Biblical references have made the Mount of Olives one of the most symbolic places in Jerusalem. Get to know its fascinating history on this English language guided walking tour.
Meet next to the ancient Jaffa Gate in the historic heart of Jerusalem's Old Town.
The first stop on your walking tour will be the legendary Gardens of Gethsemane. This, according to the new Testament, is the place where Jesus prayed before being arrested by the Roman authorities of Judea. In this symbolic place, you'll visit the Basilica of the Agony - learn why it's also known as the Church of All Nations.
Not far from here, you'll see another sacred site for Eastern Christian believers: the tomb of the Virgin Mary. According to Orthodox tradition, this is the burial place of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Catholics, however, believe Mary ascended directly to heaven.
After exploring more of the holy sites around the Mount of Olives, you'll climb to its peak where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views across Jerusalem. During your walk up the hill, your guide will explain more of the history of this important religious site where, according to scripture, Jesus prayed frequently.
Your tour will end returning to the original meeting point.
This tour does not include entry to the monuments visited along the route. The total cost of entrance tickets, that you should pay at the ticket offices on the day of the tour, is approximately 15 Israeli shekels (around 3.50 EUR).
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English Language Tour
Students with valid student cardUS$ 31.30
Children under 13 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Jerusalem history.
Entrance to monuments (15 Israeli shekels, 3.50 EUR approx.)
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Jerusalem local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).