Mount of Olives Cemetery Tour

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For additional information and to make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center.

 

For generations, the Mount of Olives has served as a burial site for the Jews of Jerusalem, who have always been careful to separate the city of the living from the city of the dead. From time immemorial, the deep valley between the city and the mountain (the Kidron Valley in this area, and in the north the Yehoshafat Valley) creates a physical barrier between the city and the cemetery.

The tens of thousands of gravestones that cover the Mount of Olives testify to the deep and ancient connection between the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem, while serving to strengthen the concept of the end of days inherent in Jewish belief - that the Mount of Olives has a place of honor in the resurrection of the dead and the Day of Judgment. Walking through the paths of the cemetery affords visitors the opportunity to encounter important figures of Jerusalem’s past – people of vision, action, and knowledge, leaders and laypeople alike. These characters, whose stories are an inseparable part of the city’s history, provide insight into the city of Jerusalem from ancient times through the modern day.

This is an opportunity to learn about such exemplary figures such as Henrietta Szold, S.Y. Agnon, Shmulik Kaufman, Pinhas Rutenberg, Rav Kook and others whose gravesites we will visit.

  • Route Sites: The gravesites of the author S. Y. Agnon, Henrietta Szold, Pinhas Rutenberg, Rav Kook, mass graves, as well as the gravesites of leaders, Halutzim (pioneers), poets, intellectuals and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting Point: Rehavam Lookout, arrival with Google Maps
  • End point: Mount of Olives Information Center

For additional information and to make a telephone reservation, call the Reservation Center.

 
Tour Track 
Essential Information 
  • The tour is for organized groups only. 
  • The tour must be booked with the reservation center at least eight working days in advance
  • It is recommended to come with comfortable shoes
  • The tour includes a visit to a cemetery
Prices 

600 for a group

Opening Hours 

Sunday - Thursday between 11:00-14:00

Directions 

Arrival to Rehavam Lookout with Google Maps

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