Sunday, January 6, 2019
MOUNT OF OLIVES - JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
MOUNT OF OLIVES
Since we were a day late arriving in Israel due to an airline delay, we arrived after almost two days in the air and waiting at airport. No showers and so tired. Our guide met us at the airport and we began driving to Old Jerusalem. We asked to be taken directly to our hotel so we could shower. He said ok but it would put our tour behind schedule. He said his experience is that once we hit the hotel we will not want to tour that day. We agreed to start our Israel tour directly from the airport which meant our first stop was the Mount of Olives. What an amazing view of Old Jerusalem with its massive wall and ancient buildings and streets. To see the gate where Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey really gave us an understanding of what we were going to experience the next few days in Israel and the Holy City. The view is amazing and we just took it in while our guide told us a little about the history of Old Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives.
Note: We booked this private tour with Holy Land Private Tours who is a licensed Tour Guide in Israel. Highly recommend this company and the owner who's name is Ofir. Ofir is not cheap but he is worth it if you want a very knowledgeable, professional and on time guide who is passionate about Israel and its incredible history. The guy is amazing with his knowledge of the history and stories of the Holy Land, Bible and Middle East.
www.holylandprivatetours.com or 972-50-4444-324