Tour Type
Daily Tour
Duration
One-day
Departure days
Sun
Languages
English

Tour Schedule

This tour takes place once a year on Palm Sunday when we join Christians from across the globe on a procession into the Old City retracing Jesus’ route as he entered the city on the first Palm Sunday. This emotional procession of Christians bearing crosses and palm fronds is accompanied by hymen singing and prayer. We visit Mary’s Well; Church of John the Baptist and Church of Visitation in Ein Kerem. Then we drive through modern-day Jerusalem past the Israeli parliament and Israel Museum. After a lunch break we visit the Chapel of Bethpage and enjoy views across the Judean Desert and Jordan Valley. Joining the procession on the Mt. of Olives we make our way past Christian landmarks like the Church of the Ascension; Dominus Flevit; Basilica of Agony and Garden of Gethsemane. Passing the Kidron Valley the procession enters the Old City via the Lions Gate and walks the Via Dolorosa. The tour ends at the Church of St. Anne. Before returning to your hotel you can take a browse through the Old City market.

Highlights

Pass by the modern-day Jerusalem landmarks of the Israeli parliament building and Israel Museum
Join the Palm Sunday Procession on the Mt. of Olives
Walk with the procession through the Kidron Valley and enter the Old City by way of the Lions Gate
Walk with the procession along the Via Dolorosa
See the Church of St. Anne that stands at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa where Jesus was condemned

Language Schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
English

Pickup Places and Prices

From
Jerusalem
Pick up time
11:15
Price
$80
From
Tel Aviv
Pick up time
10:30
Price
$100
From
Herzliya
Pick up time
10:15
Price
$100

Travelers Reviews

What To Expect

On this Jerusalem Palm Sunday Procession Tour you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you join Christians from around the world to retrace the steps of Jesus as he entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday almost 2,000 years ago.
The tour starts in John the Baptist’s hometown, the beautiful village of Ein Kerem. While here we see Mary’s Well; the Church of John the Baptist and the Church of Visitation. Entering Jerusalem the tour takes you past the Israeli parliament building (the Knesset) and the Israel Museum. We take a break for lunch then begin retracing Christ’s movements on the first Palm Sunday. This special day is called Palm Sunday as adoring crowds gathered to welcome Jesus to the city laying palm fronds at his feet.
We stop in Bethpage where Christ’s disciples went to find a donkey for Jesus to ride into Jerusalem. We visit the Chapel of Bethpage that commemorates this event. Next the tour takes us to a point overlooking the Judean Desert and Jordan Valley. We join other Christians on the Mt. of Olives where we begin our walk towards the Old City.
The Palm Sunday procession descends the Mt. of Olives, passing famous Christian landmarks including the Church of Dominus Flevit where Jesus wept as he foresaw Jerusalem’s destruction; the Church of the Ascension where Jesus ascended to heaven; the Basilica of Agony and the Garden of Gethsemane. The tour goes through the Kidron Valley and arrives at the Lions Gate entrance to the Old City.
The Palm Sunday procession takes the same route Jesus took from his judgment to his crucifixion along the Via Dolorosa. The procession pauses at the Stations of the Cross for prayer and song. This annual Palm Sunday Jerusalem tour ends at the Church of Saint Anne that stands at the beginning of the Via Dolorosa. Before returning to your hotel you get to browse through the Old City bazaar.

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Hotel pick-up service from selected hotels
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees

The tour does not include:

  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • There is no lunch stop during the tour; it is recommended that you bring light snacks and water
  • Entrance to churches is not guaranteed due to this holiday

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

FAQ

A day tour is a regular tour that we operate on specific weekdays. Tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. You have the option to upgrade your tour and ensure for yourself a place in a small group (up to 19 people). The tour duration from pickup time is approximately 10 hours. You will be picked up from your hotel, and after the tour, you will be returned to your hotel.

Almost all of our daily tours are operated primarily in English, in addition to a second language:  Or Spanish, or Russian, or German and or French. You can choose the preferred language of the tour when booking. You can view the tour schedule, as well as the second language schedule in order to make your best suited choice.

When booking your tour, you will need to mark which language you’d like the tour to be in. Note that for certain tours in certain languages, the price may be higher.

A regular group travels in a coach that comfortably transports up to 45 people. A small group travels in a minivan that seats 19 people. Other than that, the tours are identical.

Our tours leave from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya and Herzliya. We pick up our travelers from most of the hotels in these cities. If you are staying at a private residence address, please choose the closest pick up hotel to your apartment or contact our office to be advised where to wait.

Children under 12 and students (with a valid student card) receive a 10% discount. 

You can bring your luggage with you and we’ll store it in the trunk of the vehicle during the tour. However, please be aware that we don’t take any responsibility for any damage or loss. Recommended to advise us that you are travelling with luggage.

Yes, but not too much. We definitely recommend bringing some local currency with you to pay for lunch and anything you may wish to; purchase along the way.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

From $80 Per
Person

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