Let me take you on a walk down the Mount of Olives, along the Via Delarosa, to the amazing churches, to the steps leading up to the Temple where Jesus walked and to lovely Ein Kerem. Below are five suggested tours.

From Mount of Olives to the Holy Sepulchre (Walking Tour)

* Mount of Olives: Pater Noster Church-Church of the Lord's Prayer.

* Mount of Olives: Chapel of the Ascension-The site, with a very interesting history, where Jesus ascended to heaven.

* Mount of Olives: Crypt of Pelegia-Tomb of Pelegia the Penitent, hear her story.

* Mount of Olives: Lookout Point-See this amazing view of Jerusalem. From here walk down the mountain.

* Mount of Olives: Dominus Flavis Church-Halfway down the mountain where Jesus wept and the 2nd Temple period tombs.

* Mount of Olives: The Convent of St. Mary Magdalene-Pass by one of the most distinctive churches in Jerusalem.

* Mount of Olives: Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane-Where Jesus was betrayed.

* Tomb of the Virgin Mary-Eastern Rite Church which also holds a Crusader (Catholic) queen.

* Church of St. Anne-Walk through St. Stephen's Gate, see the magnificent Crusader Church with the great acoustics.

* Pools of Bethesda and Archeologic Complex-Where Jesus healed a cripple. See some superb archeology.

* Via Dolorosa-Walk the path of Jesus's final suffering, visit all 14 stations.

* Church of the Holy Sepulcher-Site of the Crucifixion. Walk through the many sections where various rites are observed. 

 

From Mount of Olives to Mount Zion (Walking and Driving)

* Mount of Olives: Agusta Victoria Lutheran Church-The ornate church was a gift from a Kaiser.

* Mount of Olives: Chapel of the Ascension-The site, with a very interesting history, where Jesus ascended to heaven.

* Mount of Olives: Crypt of Pelegia-Tomb of Pelegia the Penitent, hear her story.

* Mount of Olives: Lookout Point-See this amazing view of Jerusalem. From here walk down the mount.

* Mount of Olives: Dominus Flavis Church-Halfway down the mountain where Jesus wept and the 2nd Temple period tombs.

* Mount of Olives: The Convent of St. Mary Magdalene-Pass by one of the most distinctive churches in Jerusalem.

* Mount of Olives: Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane-Where Jesus was betrayed.

* The Garden Tomb-The site where Protestants believe Jesus was buried.

* Christian Quarter-Walk through Jaffa Gate through the Muristan section and hear about its history.

* Church of the Holy Sepulcher-Site of the Crucifixion according to Catholic and Eastern Tradition. Short overview.

* Lutheran Church of the Redemeer-Go up the tower for a magnificent view and down into the ancient Crusader courtyard.

* Mount Zion: Room of the Last Supper-Visit the famous room and King David's tomb below.

* Mount Zion: Church of the Dormition-Where Mary ended her worldly existence, another gift from a Kaiser.

* Mount Zion: St. Peter of Gallacantu-Site of the Caiaphas' palace. See the ancient ritual baths below where Jesus was imprisoned.

 

Mount Zion, the Jewish Quarter and the Christian Quarter (Walking Tour)

* Mount Zion: Room of the Last Supper-Visit the famous room and King David's tomb below.

* Mount Zion: Church of the Dormition-Where Mary ended her worldly existence, another gift from a Kaiser.

* Mount Zion: St. Peter of Gallacantu-Site of the Caiaphas' palace. See the ancient ritual baths below where Jesus was imprisoned.

* Davidson Archeological Gardens-Learn about the Second Temple in connection to Jesus and walk on the same steps he did.

* Armenian Quarter-Walk through this section and find out about the history of Armenians in Jerusalem.

* Christian Quarter-Passing Jaffa Gate head to the Muristan section and hear about its history.

* Lutheran Church of the Redemeer-Go up the tower for a magnificent view and down into the ancient Crusader courtyard.

* St. Alexander Nevsky Church-See the remnants of Constantine's 4th century Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

* Church of the Holy Sepulcher-Site of the Crucifixion. Walk through the many sections where various rites are observed.

 

Ein Kerem  - (Walking and Driving)

* Walk Around the Village-See the present day quaint village where John the Baptist was born.

* Mary's Well-Where Mary met Elizabeth. The spring is still active.

* Church of St. John Beharim-The site of Zechariah's house where John the Baptist was born.

* Church of the Visitation-Commemorating the visit of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth.

* Convent of the Sisters of Zion-Hear the story of Alphonse Ratisbonne, a converted Jew who founded Catholic institutions.

* St. John in the Desert Monastery-Picturesque monastery where John wandered as a boy.

 

Guided Tours From $350

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