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From Ashdod Port: Jerusalem And Bethlehem Small Group Tour

4.7 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Guided Tours Israel

From Ashdod Port: Jerusalem And Bethlehem Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Guided Tours Israel
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From US$ 125 per person

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Experience the incredible sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod on this small group tour. You'll see the Mount of Olives, the Wailing Wall, and much more in the Christian and Jewish Quarters of Jerusalem, before visiting ancient sites in Bethlehem.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Enjoy the comfortable small-group size, with a maximum of 16 people
  • Visit the main sites of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Via Dolorosa, and more
  • See Bethlehem, stopping at the Church of the Nativity
  • Shop for souvenirs in Bethlehem to bring a bit of your journey home with you
Full description
Your guide will be waiting for you with your name on the sign as you arrive at the port of Ashdod. Join a small group of 6-16 people for the drive to Jerusalem in a new, air-conditioned van. While in Jerusalem, you'll visit the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Jaffa Gate. You'll see both Christian and Jewish Quarters of Jerusalem, for a complete experience of this famed city. See the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Via Dolorosa, and the Western Wall or Wailing Wall. To round out your visit to the Holy City, you'll have a chance to explore the colorful Arab Souk. In Bethlehem you'll visit the Church of Nativity, and The Grotto if queues and accessibility allow. Then you'll have time for local Palestinian shopping. This is a mandatory requirement from the Palestinian Tourism Service, and might be the only time you'll ever be able to claim that you just had to shop! After your visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, you will be returned to the port at Ashdod.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Driver/guide
  • Petrol
  • Toll roads
  • Parking fees
  • All taxes
  • Food
  • Optional tip
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The guide will be waiting for you as you exit the ship towards the parking area. Please look for the sign with your name on it.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour is for cruise ship passengers only.
  • There are no admissions required with the typical itinerary for this shore excursion. Please bring comfortable walking shoes as there is walking involved on this tour. This excursion is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
  • Some sites may not be visited and others included subject to accessibility, security, holiday festivities or other circumstances.
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4.7 /5

based on 18 reviews

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A memorable visit commented by an informed and devoted guide.

We give an excellent rating to our guide and our driver who did their best to make our visit as complete and typical as possible. They immersed us in the atmosphere of these sacred places and also gave us very interesting information about their country. A big thank you !

May 3, 2018

a friendly and welcoming experience

Our tour guide Ryan and driver met us inside the arrivals lounge we felt instantly relaxed and comfortable. Once we departed the parking area, Ryan made us all feel at ease and proceeded to explain all we could see around us, the landscape, the rush hour traffic, methods of cultivation etc. We reached Jerusalem and alighted on the Mount of Olives very spectacular, Ryan spent time explaining which areas to photograph, he had a crystal clear voice so we heard every word despite masses of other visitors. We visited important religious sites, gardens, and took in amazing views, Ryan was constantly delivering useful information, and preparing us for what was ahead. The stages of the cross were awe inspiring and many of other visitors were stopping to eavesdrop Ryan's perfectly executed delivery of not just basic information, but in depth, and very relevant historical & political content. The whole day was an incredible travel experience, it will live in our memory for ever......

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November 17, 2017

A busy but enjoyable time in Jerusalem during Pesach

Our guide was great, very friendly & informative. It was crazy in Jerusalem but very special to be there during Pesach. The only frustration was that there were 4 people from Costa Rica in our group that did not speak English, nor did our guide speak their language. This was not ideal for anyone (them, us or Anneke) & slowed things down unnecessarily. If it weren't for this, I would have rated the tour as excellent!

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April 14, 2017

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