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In the Footsteps of Jesus Tour ex Tel Aviv

Our tour starts on the Mount of Olives where we visit the Church of the Ascension.

Our tour starts on the Mount of Olives where 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).

Itinerary

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 imminent 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.

Highlights

  •  Visit the Church of the Ascension
  •  Visit the Mount of Olives
  •  Explore the St. Anne's Church and the Pool of Bethesda
  •  Discover the Church of All Nations
  •  Visit the Garden of Gethsemane
  •  Admire the Pater Noster Church
  •  Explore the Old City Via Dolorosa
  •  Explore the Temple Mount
  •  Visit the Crusader Church of Saint Anne
  •  See the water cistern dating back to the Second Temple era
  •  See the Lithostratos
  •  Explore the Dominus Flevit Church
  •  View the Pool of Bethesda
  •  View the Church of All Nations
  •  Explore the Via Dolorosa

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pick-Up
Voucher Type
E-Voucher
Amendment
Refer to T&Cs
Refund
Refer to T&Cs

Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 08:30hrs

What You Get

Includes

  •  Pick up from the hotel
  •  Tickets
  •  Transport
  •  Guide

Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Meal

Additional Information

  • What to wear: Comfortable shoes and modest dress is required for holy places.
  • Minimum age required to participate in this tour is 4 years old.
  • Child Price: 4-12 years
  • Please be advised that this walking tour includes various inclines and declines and may not be suitable for persons with reduced mobility. 
  • You must be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the specific pick up time.
  • There might be some delay (up to 20 minutes) due to traffic or other operational issues.
  • Pick-Up: Guests will be picked up from Hotel in Tel Aviv

How To Use 

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified
How To Buy
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$152.00
$144.00
Age: 13 & above
Child
$137.00
$130.00
Age: 4-12 years

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