Day trip

From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem & the Dead Sea Tour

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8 reviews

Activity provider: Israel Click Tours

From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem & the Dead Sea Tour

Activity provider: Israel Click Tours

From US$ 144.73 per person

Explore the highlights of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea with a professional tour guide on this full-day tour. Discover Old Jerusalem, visit the Western Wall, and explore the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The enjoy a relaxing swim in the beautiful Dead Sea.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup from main hotels in Tel Aviv. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the highlights of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea with a professional tour guide
  • Walk the Via Dolorosa
  • Visit the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the old and new city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
  • Float in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea
Full description
Your first stop in Jerusalem is the Mount of Olives where you can look out across the ancient city. As you descend the Mount of Olives you'll see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations with its colorful mosaic pediment, and the Jewish burial tombs of Zechariah, Absalom and BeneiHazir. Pass through the Kidron Valley and follow the walls of the Old City to the entrance to the Armenian Quarter. Walk along the Cardo where Crusader shops once lined the street, now home to modern up-market stores. Next, visit the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall (Kotel or Wailing Wall). This wall is the last remaining wall of the Jewish Temple which was destroyed in 70 A.D. Jews gather here at all hours of the night and day to pray. You can place a prayer note in the cracks between the huge stones of the wall. Then, walk the Via Dolorosa or the Way of the Cross. The Via Dolorosa wends its way through the Old City lanes and markets. Each of the 14 Stations of the Cross where Jesus paused is marked with an explanation of the events. We reach the last point on this holy route at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, constructed on the site where Jesus was crucified at Golgotha. After seeing the highlights of Jerusalem, your journey takes you out of Jerusalem and past the city of Jericho to the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth at about 400 meters below sea level. After an exciting day of sightseeing, relax with a refreshing swim in the famous sea. The Dead Sea is 9.6 times saltier than the ocean and the high saline content will keep you afloat so you can pose for a classic photo while reading a newspaper. At the end of your tour, you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Government licensed tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drink
  • Insurance
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Modest clothing (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head coverings are required for visiting holy places
  • Hotel pickup is provided from centrally located hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pickup time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point
  • Holders of diplomatic or foreign passports and 3-month entry permits are exempt from VAT payment per Israeli law. You will be required to provide valid passport details to avoid being charged VAT
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    3.2/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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They were punctual and the guide was amazing.. I just thought they would stop at the mount of olives, but in fact they only went by bus. As it has 2 itineraries, the tour of Jerusalem is faster. the Roman columns and the golden Menorah square. I wish I had gone to the Old Biblical Mosaics part…. They don't take you to an expensive store, but you don't have to buy it. This time lost there should be invested in the tour. The Dead Sea tour is short, but I found it enough.

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October 5, 2022

Super competent, interesting, informative, eventful tour and tour guide. Points deducted for the fact that the small group (21 people) had to visit a specific tourist shop (door was closed behind us) and for not being able to freely choose our lunch (local) - we were all more or less forced to go to a to visit a certain place (because of the view). There were only 2 dishes here. We saw with photo stops Olive Mount, Jerusalem (Wailing Wall, walk through the Arab Quarter, Sepulcher Church and the Dead Sea, Jordanian border and much more.

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February 29, 2020

The return trip was the best part of the tour

Bus tour & guided tour with 30 others. Stop at an "Elvis" gas station Stop Jerusalem - 4 hours hauling bag and baggage (as you had to board another bus to the Dead Sea) including lunch with canteen flair & visit to a souvenir shop with overpriced prices 3. Tour guide completely confused with his explanations, very bad German, pronunciation hard to understand. 4. Last Stop Dead Sea - 38 C outside temperature, water 35 C, zero cooling, hot way into the sea to burn your feet. 5. We have never looked forward to the return to the hotel. CONCLUSION Long clothes at the Wailing Wall are nonsense - T-shirts & shorts are enough to the knees! Dead Sea absolutely flip-flops take!

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July 28, 2019

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