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The most rewarding, convenient and safe way to do this route is with a private guide.
- Mount of Olives
- Church of the Ascension
- Church of the Pater Noster
- Church of the Ascension
- Dominus Flevit Church
- Gethsemane or Church of all Nations
- Grotto of Gethsemane
- Bethesda pools
- Church of St. Anne
- Via Dolorosa
- Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Price: $400 per tour for a full day (8 hours)
This tour is 100% private and can be personalized. Your guide will contact you before your tour to make sure everything you want to visit is included.
What to expect
Your personal tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in the center of Jerusalem. A taxi will bring you to the Mount of Olives.
On the Mount of Olives your tour starts at the Church of the Ascension, it 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 (closed on Sundays) 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.
After the visiting the top of Mount of Olives we will walk down and visit the important sites.
You will visit the Dominus Flevit Church, which was built to commemorate the site where Jesus wept over the fate of Jerusalem. You will visit the Franciscan church designed by the famous architect 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 where 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.
You will enter Old Jerusalem through the Lion’s Gate and visit the house of the grandparents of Jesus and the Bethesda pools, where Jesus healed the paralytic.
Next you follow the painful path of Jesus on his way to his crucifixion, the Via Dolorosa. On it you descend to the Lithostrotos ( Roman Paving ) where Jesus was held by Roman soldiers.
You will have lunch in the Old City (not included in the tour price).
The final station of the Via Dolorosa and the tour is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus. This is the place where you leave your guide so you have all the time to wait to visit the Tomb of Jesus.
If you do not want to wait you can join your tour guide to Jaffa Gate to walk back to your hotel or take a taxi (the taxi back to your hotel is not included in the tour price).
It is possible to visit the Western Wall and/or the Temple Mount during this tour. Depending on the pace of the tour it means you might have to skip one of the other visits. Your tour guide will give you information. It is not possible to visit the Temple Mount on Fridays and Saturdays.
Please note: The Pater Noster Church is closed on Sundays
Guest reviews about this tour
Five Stars Tour
Highly recommended !!! Our visit to Jerusalem could not be better thanks to Agustina Efrat services. Excellent tour guide, very professional that was very kind and approachable from the moment in which the contact was made until the end of the tour. Initially, she provided us with very good options for the tour and at the end we were extremely satisfied with everything she showed us. We learned so much during the tour thanks to all her knowledge, anecdotes and advice.
Professional and Well worth it
This tour was not like the rest, the tour guide tailored the tour to my needs. I came to Jerusalem for its Christian significance and this tour not only contribute to my goal but went beyond my expectations. The tour guide creates a internet platform where photos can be shared. Besides the expertise and the individual service, I was well fed. All in all I will recommend this service to others
A must ! Private day tour of Jerusalem
I had the pleasure to be guided by Gabi around the beauty, history, holiness and intrigues of Jerusalem . He provided me with a very personal and cultured view of this absorbing city, highlighting the religious and historical ramifications.
All subjects were discussed openly and I left with a sense of cultural, spiritual, erudition and mental satisfactions … A must if you visit Jerusalem!
What a memory of a life time and experience .
Thank you Gabi x
Old City of Jerusalem with Menno
We have had a wonderful tour with Menno through the old city of Jerusalem. Menno knows everything there is to know about Jerusalem and Israel. He shared his knowledge on the history and love for Israel with us while walking through Jerusalem. We learned a lot during the day and found it to be very interesting. Menno was also very helpful and kind recommending other places to visit in Israel. We would definitely recommend anyone visiting Jerusalem to book a tour, and if you do, go with Menno!
Leontine guided us
I had the great pleasure to visit Jerusalem with Leontine Cohen Pauka. She took us to places we’d never been before, and told us the most interesting stories. You could feel she understands well what she talks about and has you fascinated. Also she’s very funny and kind. She took us to drink amazing coffee in the old city and we ate great food. Thank you for everything, we will be back.
A different view of Jerusalem
A walk along the ramparts and a new understanding of some of the history of Jerusalem. Wonderful views and lots if places to see in the Old City. An amazing experience with a very knowledgeable guide. An interesting and tasty lunch in a local, non tourist, restaurant was a pleasant surprise. A great day with a very patient guide in Menno.
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With us you will be sure to be guided by a passionate, knowledgeable and officially licensed tour guide.
- Pick up at your hotel in the center of Jerusalem (click for map)
- $400 per tour for 8 hours
- Private tour with an English speaking private guide exclusive for you.
- Please contact us by phone, email or chat box if you are interested in another language.
- We request a down payment of $75, the rest you pay to the guide.
- All tour guides are officially licensed by the Ministry of Tourism of Israel.
- Entrance fees, drinks and meals are not included.
- Transportation from your hotel in center of Jerusalem is included.
- Transportation back to your hotel is not included.
- Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.
- Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 10 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is 100% refund minus transaction costs. If you cancel between 4 and 10 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% refund. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is no refund.
If bookings are full or closed you can call us on +972 – (0)54 312 12 20 for last minute arrangements.