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From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Guided Day Trip

1. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Guided Day Trip

On this full-day tour of the Holy Land, enjoy pick-up from your hotel in Tel Aviv in a comfortable air-conditioned coach and travel along highway no' 1 to Jerusalem. You’ll be accompanied throughout the day by a knowledgeable, professional guide. You’ll enjoy a panoramic overview from Mount Scopus, overlooking the new city of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the old city. As you travel along the Kidron Valley, you’ll be able to take in views the Garden of Gethsemane as well as the walls of the city. On reaching the Armenian Quarter you'll enter the Western or Wailing Wall square via the local bazaar. See the Christian Quarter and the Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Dolorosa. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is considered to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus. You'll also walk along the 1700-year-old Byzantine Cardo, the main street, and see the renovated Jewish Quarter. Transfer to Bethlehem (Palestinian guide and vehicle). Bethlehem, meaning “City of Bread”, was the birthplace of Jesus according to Christian tradition. Your drive to Bethlehem takes you by way of Nativity Circle. Visit the Church of Nativity, and also the cave where Jesus was born. You’ll see Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Before completing the tour, visit St' Catharine - a Roman Catholic Church. You’ll enjoy an overview of the Shepherd's Fields on the return drive to Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

2. Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

We’ll pick you up at your Tel Aviv hotel in the morning and drive you in an air-conditioned coach along Highway No. 1 towards Jerusalem. You’ll be accompanied by our professional guide throughout the tour. At Mount Scopus, one of the highest peaks in Jerusalem, we’ll stop so you can take in the panoramic overview. You’ll see the New City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the Old City as well. Our route takes us along the Kidron Valley, from which point you’ll see the Garden of Gethsemane and the walls of the city. We’ll visit the Armenian Quarter stopping at the Western (Wailing) Wall Square. Next we’ll take in the local Bazaar and the Christian Quarter, followed by the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which commemorates the site of the crucifixion. We continue our tour with a walk along the 1,700-year-old Byzantine main street, the Cardo, and see the renovated Jewish Quarter. Our tour ends in the Old City in Jerusalem at approximately 1:30 PM.

Jerusalem: Old City Highlights Tour

3. Jerusalem: Old City Highlights Tour

Explore the biblical city of Jerusalem on a full-day tour. Stop at the Western Wall, the Church of Holy Sepulcher (the supposed place of Jesus' burial and resurrection), and ascend Mt. Zion. First, stop at Mount Scopus to be treated with a panoramic view of the city below. Next, enter the Old City to see the Western Wall, Temple Mount, and the Dome of the Rock. Move on to the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and tread the recently restored Roman road of the Cardo. You'll visit the colorful city bazaar and the Western Wall, proceeding to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, rumored to be the place where Jesus was buried and resurrected. Ascend to Mt. Zion where you can visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David's Tomb.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old City Late Morning Tour

4. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Old City Late Morning Tour

Departing from Tel Aviv in the morning, relax during the ride and prepare for the day ahead. The first stop of the tour is Mount Scopus, one of Jerusalem’s most iconic landmarks with panoramic views across the city. Descend the mount, passing the famous Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations along the way. Arrive in the Old City and wander through the bustling Jewish Quarter as you head towards the Byzantine-era Cardo, an excavated thoroughfare with impressive colonnades that line the street. Stop at the Western Wall next, a sacred Jewish site where visitors hide prayer notes between the ancient stones. The tour continues along a section of the Via Dolorosa where your guide highlights a number of the Stations of the Cross that mark points where Jesus stumbled as he carried his cross. The Via Dolorosa leads you to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a massive and ornate church shared by several Christian denominations and which holds incredible treasures and multiple shrines. Head out of the Old City next with a visit to Mount Zion, home to the Room of the Last Supper where Jesus broke bread with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion. The Room of the Last Supper is also called the Upper Room as it is above another important site, King David’s tomb, where the faithful come to pray. This tour draws to an end at the BY14 Hotel in Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem: Dead Sea and Jerusalem Highlights Day Trip

5. Jerusalem: Dead Sea and Jerusalem Highlights Day Trip

Explore the highlights in Jerusalem and travel to the Dead Sea on this day trip. Admire the views from the Mount of Olives and walk thorugh the Armenian and Jewish districts. Experience floating in the heavily-salinated water of the Dead Sea.  Be picked up by your guide from the comfort of your accommodation in Jerusalem. Travel up to the Mount of Olives to enjoy panoramic views of the city. Walk down the mountain to the biblical Gardens of Gethsemane.  Pass through the Kidron Valley on the way to the walled Old City. Enter through the Zion Gate and stroll down the stone streets of the Armenian Quarter until your reach the Jewish Quarter.  Visit the Byzantine Cardo street which was used to in the 6th century AD. Take some time to enjoy the atmosphere at the Kotel (Western Wall).Make your way along Dolorosa street to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher which dates back to 335 AD. Enjoy the vibrant markets before driving through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. Take the opportunity to float in the water and coat your body in the mud which is thought to reduce skin impurities. Return to your accommodation in Jerusalem at the end of your tour. 

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Small Group Sightseeing Tour

6. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Small Group Sightseeing Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then get panoramic views from Mount Scopus. See the ancient Jewish cemetery and Old City with the shining Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount. Travel down the winding road to the Kidron Valley and get a great view of the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested the night before his crucifixion. See the rock-cut tombs of Absalom and Jehoshapat, Benei Hezir, and Zechariah, and then enter the Old City through the Zion Gate. Explore the Armenian Quarter, and continue to the Byzantine Cardo, the main street through the city 1,500 years ago. Discover the specialty stores that have opened where Crusader stores once stood. Proceed through the Jewish Quarter to reach the Western Wall, where Jews from around the world put prayer notes between the stones. Follow the path of Jesus on the Via Dolorosa, where he walked to his crucifixion. Arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built above the site was Jesus is believed to have died.

From Jerusalem: Old City & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

7. From Jerusalem: Old City & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

This full-day tour explores the holiest of cities, and the spiritual sanctuary to the 3 great religions of the Western world - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dating back over 4 millennia, the Old City of Jerusalem is packed with sites and draws visitors, regardless of their spiritual leanings. During the tour you will see some of the city’s most holy places, including Mount Scopus, the Via Dolorosa, the Western Wall, and more. You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for the drive to the Mount of Olives, one of the highest peaks of Jerusalem, where you can enjoy a panoramic overview of the city. Travel along the Kidron Valley to the Garden of Gethsemane and the walls of the City. Enter the Western Wall Square via the Armenian Quarter, and stroll through the Bazaar to the Christian Quarter. You will see the Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, site of the crucifixion. Walk along the 1,700-year-old Byzantine main street, the recently restored Roman road of The Cardo, and the renovated Jewish Quarter. Soak up the magical atmosphere of this most sacred of cities, before descending through the Judean hills to the shore of the Dead Sea. The drive to the Dead Sea is without a guide, but once you have arrived at the lowest place on earth, you can swim, float, or enjoy a mud-bath to benefit from the rich-minerals that the natural Dead Sea is renowned for.

From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem's Old City

8. From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem's Old City

Get to know the holy city of Jerusalem on a full-day tour departing from Tel Aviv. Journey through the city's major attractions, get breathtaking views, and discover historical gems. Begin with a stop at Mount Scopus to be treated to a panoramic view of the city below. Next, enter the Old City to see the Western Wall, Temple Mount, and the Dome of the Rock. Move on to the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and tread the recently restored Roman road of the Cardo. You'll visit the colorful city bazaar and the Western Wall, proceeding to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, rumored to be the place where Jesus is buried and was resurrected. Finally, at Mt. Zion, you can visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David's Tomb before taking a transfer back to your accommodation in Tel Aviv.

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What people are saying about Mount Scopus

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The excursion was very interesting and rewarding. Visit the must-see sites. Thanks to our two guides: Robert (for the visit to Jerusalem) and Nabil (for the visit to Betlehem). The transfer went very well.

Fantastic day. Tubing and George were enthusiastic and informative guides. Can’t quite believe I’ve seen what I have.

Well worth the visit. Moshe our guide was very informative and interesting. Well organised trip.

Great experience! Professional guide, perfect organisation!

Ariel was very informative and interesting to listen to