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

Tour Schedule

On the Sunday before Easter, a procession retraces the route Jesus took on entering Jerusalem to celebrate the Jewish Passover the week before his crucifixion. We will join pilgrims walking from the Mount of Olives to Saint Anne's Church in the Old City. Accompanied by singing and prayer along the way we will visit the Chapel of Bethpage, Church of the Ascension, Church of Dominus Flevit, pass Gethsemane and enter the Old City. Then we follow the Via Dolorosa before leaving the Old City through the Muslim Quarter to meet our return transportation.

Highlights

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

Travelers Reviews

What To Expect

On the Sunday before Easter, we join Christian pilgrims retracing the route Jesus took when he entered Jerusalem in c.33 AD as the Messiah. When Jesus entered the city for the Jewish Passover celebrations he was greeted by crowds hailing him as the Messiah; they waved palm branches and laid palms at his feet as he entered the city. This event is recorded in all four of the Gospels (Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44 and John 12:12-19). Today the Palm Sunday event is recreated with Christians bearing palm branches, playing musical instruments, waving flags, singing and praying along the route. They are led by the Catholic Patriarchate, Custos of the Holy Land, Latin Patriarch and Greek Archbishop in their ceremonial robes. The procession is uplifting and the atmosphere is the one of joy and brotherhood with participants from around the world.
We begin with a panoramic view over the Judean Desert and Jordan Valley, then stop at the Chapel of Bethpage where Jesus sent his disciples to find a donkey for him to ride into the city.   We transfer to the Church of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives and join the procession continuing down the Mount of Olives to the Church of Dominus Flevit which was designed by Antonio Barluzzi and marks the place where Jesus wept before his arrest and crucifixion. We pass the Garden of Gethsemane and Basilica of the Agony going through the Kidron Valley to the Old City where we enter via the Lions Gate.
The joyous procession continues into the Old City along the Via Dolorosa, the route Jesus took to his crucifixion. At several points, the procession pauses for blessings and to give praise to Christ. We stop at the Church of Saint Anne and Bethesda before leaving the Old City via the Muslim Quarter where we can enjoy some of the traditional market atmosphere. Transportation awaits us on the edge of the Old City for your return transfer. 

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.

It is possible to have pick ups/ drop offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations. The expenses to get from the drop off location to your final destination won't be covered by Bein Harim.

From $80 Per
Person

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