From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Dead Sea & Bethlehem Full-Day Tour
- Duration: 1 day
Explore the holiest cities on earth, either in a shared or private, customizable tour. Starting from Tel Aviv at 6:30 AM, travel to three of Israel's highlights. Start your guided tour in the "City of Gold." Visit Jerusalem's Old City including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Sepulchre. Explore local Markets, Byzantine Cardo, and Western Wall. Next, embark on a tour of Bethlehem and witness the Church of the Nativity, the city where Jesus Christ was born. Those who are not interested in Bethlehem can instead opt to enjoy free time in Jerusalem while others explore Bethlehem. In the afternoon, begin heading east through the Judean Desert. Enjoy a journey to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and savor bathing and floating upon the therapeutic waters. At 4:30 PM leave the Dead Sea and return to Tel Aviv. Arrival should be around 7:00 PM.
Excellent guide and excellent day full of historical landmarks with unique stories. Thank you
See the most important sights in Jerusalem on a full-day tour of the city. Begin with a drive to the Mount of Olives for panoramic views over the City of Peace. Then stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo; the Roman Road. See the Jewish Western Wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the New City to visit Yad Vashem; the Jewish memorial to the Holocaust. On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, drive to Ein Karem, traditionally known as birthplace of John the Baptist; stroll in the narrow lanes of the picturesque village stopping by Mary's spring before continuing to visit the Church of Saint John the Ba...
Mount Olive part was great , so was the Western wall , but 10 minutes at the Holy Sepulchre absolutely not enough. This is one the most important churches in the history of Christianity and we were given 10 minutes by our guide to explore. Afterwards , we were spent two hours at the Holocaust museum. I know that Holocaust is very important for Jewish people , but the time spent at different places should be more balanced. This trip wasn’t . Don’t advertise the Holy Sepulchre if you stop in front of the Church for 10 minutes, it is misleading your potential customers , tourists.
This full-day tour takes you to the holiest of holy cities, spiritual sanctuary to the 3 great religions of the Western world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dating back over 4 millennia, the Old City is so packed with sites that it draws visitors from around the world, whatever their spiritual leanings. You will be traveling with a Government licensed tour guide in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, although there will be some walking, so come prepared. You will stop at the Mount of Olives to take a panoramic view of the dusty city below. Enter the Old City and tour the major attractions, such as the Wailing Wall. Walk through the Jewish and Christian quarters and the Cardo, still visible on Jewish Quarter Street. Head through the bazaar towards the Western Wall, or Kotel, and proceed along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher, also known as Church of the Resur...
Excellent experience for people that don't want to worry about planning!... Picked up and left at our Hotel, wonderful visit to Mount of Olives, Old Jerusalem, The Wailing Wall, The Holy Sepulcher Church, etc. Great guide and explaining all the details on the sites that we visited!... If anyone has only one day to visit Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, it's the perfect choice.
Begin your tour of Biblical Jerusalem with a bird’s eye view across the city from the Mount of Olives. From here you can see beyond the Old City walls to Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. Then drive down the mount, passing an ancient Jewish cemetery, the Biblical Garden of Gethsemane, the stunning Church of All Nations and the Kidron Valley where monumental Jewish tombs have stood for centuries. As you approach the Old City, you'll pass the Dormition Church and arrive on Mount Zion. In Jerusalem, visit the Room of the Last Supper where Christ ate with his Apostles on the eve of his crucifixion. This room is also called the Upper Room as it is on a floor over the site of King David’s Tomb. Then enter the Old City Armenian Quarter via the Zion Gate and pass the Armenian Church of St. James. Your tour guide will tell you about the fascinating Armenian culture, before you move on to th...
Explore two holy cities with a private, customizable tour. Your experienced private guide will be able to answer all your questions and give you the best insights into the most iconic cities of the Middle East. Start with being picked up from your desired address and begin with the "City of Gold", Jerusalem. See the old town including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Sepulchre. Wander around local markets, see the Byzantine Cardo, and visit the Western Wall. Next, embark on a tour of Bethlehem and witness the Church of the Nativity. Learn about the beginnings of Christianity here. Then, let your private driver take care of the transfer back to Jerusalem, where you will be dropped off back at your accommodation.
Your tour begins on the Mount Scopus where you have a panoramic view across the holy city of Jerusalem. From this elevated point you will have the ancient Jewish cemetery beneath you and, beyond that, the Old City with the shining Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount. As you look down on the Old City, it is easy to imagine the Second Temple which once stood on Temple Mount and the bustling ancient city as it would have been almost 2000 years ago. Then you will take the winding road down to the Kidron Valley, with a view of the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. In the Valley you can see the ancient burial tombs of Absalom and Jehoshapat, BeneiHezir, and the tomb of Zechariah. You enter the Old City through the Zion Gate into the Armenian Quarter and continue on to the Byzantine Cardo. Today, after extensive excavations, specialty stores are open here where Crusader stores ...
Explore Jerusalem and the Dead Sea on a private, customized tour for you and your family or friends. Visit Jerusalem's Old City including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Sepulchre. Explore local markets and the famous Western Wall. Then, head east through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Enjoy bathing and floating in the therapeutic waters.
After being picked up from your hotel in Tel Aviv you will travel to the Old City of Jerusalem. Your first stop will be at the Mount of Olives where you will have a panoramic view across the holy city of Jerusalem. Then take the winding road down to the Kidron Valley where you will see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Basilica of the Agony, and the ancient burial tombs of Absalom and Jehoshaphat, BeneiHezir and the tomb of Zechariah. Then enter the Old City through the Zion Gate into the Armenian Quarter and continue on to the Byzantine Cardo. After you will head to the Jewish Quarter to reach the Western Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish faith. Continue on to the Way of Sorrows where Jesus walked towards his crucifixion. Along the way, you will stop at several Stations of the Cross before finally reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. To end your tour take a walk through the busy m...
The tour was interesting and informative. The guide was good and authentic. Jerusalem is very impressive. I would recommend this tour.
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and a meet and greet with your guide for the day. Enjoy the luxury and freedom to create or edit the itinerary according to your desires, within the time limit of 9 hours. There’s so much to explore in Jerusalem in both the old parts of the city and the new. On the tour, drive to the Mount of Olives, and admire stunning panoramic views across the city. Visit Mount Zion, the site of King David’s Tomb, the Room of the Last Supper, and the Dormition Abbey. From your guide, learn about the fascinating religious history of these locations and listen to tales that have been passed down over the centuries. Explore the Old City and walk through the culturally rich Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Roman road of Cardo. See the Jewish Wailing Wall, the Kotel, and then discover the monuments and ruins in the Christian q...
Start at the at the Mount of Olives, where you can see all of Jerusalem. Drive to the Garden of Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations or the Basilica of the Agony. Head through the Armenian quarter to the Mount of Zion, to visit the room where Jesus is thought to have had his last supper with his disciples.Visit the beautiful Dormition Church and descend into the crypt where Mary is said to have fallen into an “eternal sleep.” Descend along the old city walls to enjoy breathtaking views and visit the Western Wall. Cross the Muslim neighborhood and along the Via Dolorosa. At the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, climb up to Golgotha and descend to the quarry. Walk through the immense church with the resurrection story evolving before your eyes. Walk through the Christian quarter of the old city before ending the tour.
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Jospeh the tour guide in Jerusalem was amazing! I could not recommend this man enough his knowledge, friendliness and his sense of humour was amazing! Bethlehem was okay was very rushed and the tour guide was a bit all over the place,
Great trip and very well organised, guides and coach driver excellent. Not the most religious of individuals but found the trip amazing interesting and educational, definitely one to tick off live's bucket list of things to see!!!
Very organised..lots of time to see yourself as well as be guided.very knowledgable guides..although the Bethlehem guide is unknowingly hilarious....def highly reccomend
Excellent guide and excellent day full of historical landmarks with unique stories. Thank you
Very well organized, our guide Joseph was very friendly. Definitely I recommend.