Jerusalem In the Footsteps of Jesus Tour

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Jerusalem In the Footsteps of Jesus Tour Walking Tour – Patre Nostre, Gardens of Gethsemane, Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda, Notre Dame De Sion. .Pickup and Drop off from hotels at :Jerusalem,Tel Aviv, Netanya and Herzliya

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Tour Description 
 
Our tour starts on the Mount of Olives were we visit the Church of the Ascension. The church 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 (Luke 24:50 – 51). The original church built here was in 390 but most of the chapel building we see today is from the Crusader period (1150). Nearby is the Church of the Pater Nostre (Sanctuary of the Eleona), on this spot Jesus taught the Lord's Prayer. There are plaques on the walls with the Lord's Prayer written in more than a hundred languages. We see a Crusader cloister and the grotto where Jesus would have taught. This is also where Jesus told his disciples of the eminent destruction of Jerusalem and the 2nd coming. From the Mount of Olives we look out over the City of Gold across the ancient Jewish cemetery and to the Old City and Temple Mount beyond. We begin to descend the mount pausing at the Dominus Flevit (the Lord Wept). It was here that Christ cried as he envisioned the destruction of Jerusalem. The Dominus Flevit was designed by architect Antonio Barluzzi to resemble a teardrop. Through the window above the altar we can see the Old City where the Second Temple once stood. A little further along we get to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. It was here that Jesus prayed before his arrest (Mark 14:32-46). The church was funded by a number of nations which each have their coat of arms displayed in decorative glass on the ceiling. The entrance is through tall columns which support a mosaic showing Jesus as the connection between God and man.  We cross the Kidron Valley and arrive at the Lion's Gate of Jerusalem's Old City. We see the pools of Bethesda as mentioned in the Gospel of John. We visit the Crusader Church of Saint Anne constructed above a grotto thought to be where Jesus' mother Mary was born. In the Convent of the Sisters of Zion we enter the cellars to see the water cistern dating back to the Second Temple era. We see the Lithostratos, engraved Roman flagstones, which are part of extensive archaeological findings beneath the convent. It is believed that here Pontius Pilate stood in judgment of Jesus in the courtyard of Praetorium. From here we set out along the Via Dolorosa retracing the route Jesus took as he carried his cross towards his crucifixion. We see the Stations of the Cross where Jesus stopped along the Way of Sorrows and finally we reach the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. It was here that Jesus was crucified on Golgotha and Christ's burial tomb is within the church. The vast Byzantine basilica has many alters and five of the Stations of the Cross are within the church.

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What To Expect

On this Christian Jerusalem tour you can follow in the footsteps of Jesus and visit sites where major Biblical events took place. The tour starts on the Mt. of Olives at the Church of the Ascension where Jesus ascended to heaven leaving an imprint of his foot in a slab of stone. A 4th century chapel once stood here but today we see a Crusader-era chapel.
The Jerusalem tour stops at the nearby Church of the Pater Noster. Here Christ taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer. Plaques cover the walls bearing the Lord’s Prayer in multiple languages. We see the original place where Jesus taught his disciples.
We descend the Mount of Olives taking in the views of a 3,000-year-old Jewish cemetery and the Old City across the Kidron Valley. We make a brief stop at the Dominus Flevit a teardrop-shaped chapel designed by Barluzzi to mark the site where Jesus looked out over Jerusalem and wept.
The tour visits the magnificent Church of All Nations and adjacent Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed and was arrested on the eve of his crucifixion. Crossing the Kidron Valley the tour enters the Old City through the Lion’s Gate. We can see the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus cured a paralytic.
The Christian Jerusalem tour visits the Church of St. Anne built above the site of Mary’s birth. We visit the Convent of the Sisters of Zion and see the Second Temple Era water cisterns and engraved Roman flagstones. Here Pilate judged and sentenced Jesus who took up his cross and walked through the jeering crowds along the Via Dolorosa to Calvary and his crucifixion.
The Jerusalem tour retraces Jesus route along the Via Dolorosa through the Old City pausing at the Stations of the Cross.

Remarks: 
 This tour operates with a minimum of 2 participants
 This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
 Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders 
 

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
     

The tour does not include:

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees 
     

Notes:

  • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 participants
  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • It is possible to have pick ups/ drop offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 1 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification on the day of the tour.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

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