Our Jerusalem Mount of Olives and Temple Mount Tour will take you to the iconic Temple Mount, house to the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as the legendary Mount
Our Jerusalem Mount of Olives and Temple Mount Tour will take you to the iconic Temple Mount, house to the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as the legendary Mount of Olives and Kidron Valley. Offering pickup from hotels in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Netanya and Herzliya, this Jerusalem tour takes you to places that are holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims. The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is the former site of the Holy Jewish Temple, the holiest site to Jews, and is also the third holiest site in Islam, after Mecca and Medina. The Mount of Olives, with its Christian churches and Jewish cemetery, has immense symbolic relevance.
Our tour will begin with a panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, one of the most memorable and stunning vantage points of the city. Departing from the viewpoint, the tour travels past the Kidron Valley passing ancient Jewish tombs en route to the Old City of Jerusalem. The cemetery, which is still used today, dates back some 3000 years and houses approximately 70,000-300,000 graves. Venturing into the Kidron Valley the tour will visit several monumental tombs including that of Avshalom, the Tomb of Zechariah and the Tomb of Benei Hezir. The Kidron Valley is also notable as it is mentioned in the Torah as the place where King David fled from Avshalom. From the Kidron Valley, the tour will enter Jerusalem’s Old City via the Dung Gate as you head towards the Temple Mount. Once inside, visitors can marvel at the picturesque golden dome while learning the unique history behind this site, and why it is so sacred and important to all religions. After taking in the spectacle of the Temple Mount, our tour will visit the Davidson Center, an archaeological park located near the Temple Mount and the site where excavations date back to both the First and Second Temple Periods.
Our Jerusalem Mount of Olives and Temple Mount Tour is an exciting and meaningful way to explore the rich history of Jerusalem. You will return to your starting point after a day filled with history and wonder,
Jerusalem mount of olives and temple mount tour Highlights
Hotel pick up and drop off from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Netanya and Herzliya
Breathtaking views of Jerusalem’s Old City and Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives
Visit the Mount of Olives Cemetery, one of the most important in Jewish history
Exploration of the Kidron Valley, home to Jewish tombs dating back to the Second Temple Period
Entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem via the Dung Gate, built in the 16th century
Visit the famous Temple Mount, also known as the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque
If Temple Mount is closed to visitors, the tour will visit the Tower of David alternatively
Visit the Davidson Center which showcases excavated structures from the First and Second Temple Periods and several museum displays
Jerusalem Mount of Olives and Temple Mount Tour Itinerary
06:30 – pickup from Netanya Hotels
07:00 – pickup from Herzliya Hotels
07:15 – pick up from Tel Aviv Hotels
08:30 – pick up from Jerusalem Hotels
17:00 – dropoff at Jerusalem hotels
18:00 – dropoff at Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Netanya hotels
NB – all timings are approximate
In some cases the Temple may be closed to visitors unexpectedly or for security reasons. In the event of a closure, our tour will make alternative arrangements to visit the Tower of David. Please note the tour does not enter the Dome of the Rock or the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where access is restricted.
Due to the high level of security at this important site, visitors must undergo a strict security check upon entering. Visitors must be aware when visiting that no religious objects or weapons of any kind are permitted.
This tour does not include entrance fees, approx 55 NIS per person (approximately 15 USD per person)
Cancelation policy: Customers may cancel via email up to 24 hours in advance of the tour departure time for a 95% refund. Cancelations made within 24 hours of the departure time are allowed but refunds will not be issued.
Pickup in one city and dropoff in another is possible. Please indicate when booking
Pickup is available from all major hotels. To see a map of pickup points, click 'Book Now' and enter your date and city
Business class tours offer a smaller group size (maximum 19 people)