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Small Group Shore Excursion to Jerusalem & Bethlehem

Jerusalem & Bethlehem Day Tour

A spiritual tour to Old Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the origin of Christianity

Tour Plan

Bethlehem Day Tour from Ashdod

$119 Per Person

  • Luxurious Air-Conditioned Mini-Bus.
  • A top rated guide for the city of Jerusalem and a local guide to Bethlehem.
  • Small group of up to 18 persons. 
  • The most comprehensive tour plan. 
  • No time is wasted, see and visit more than on any other tour.  

A spiritual, scenic and historically rich day tour into the origin of Christianity. The tour connects the two ends of Jesus' life - his birth and his Crucifixion. Today, Jerusalem and Bethlehem are two vibrant, colorful cities in which ancient and modern mix almost nonchalantly on a daily basis. 

Located just an hour drive from Ashdod and only 15-20 minutes drive from each other, the two cities are ideal for a shore excursion from the port of Ashdod. 

We will begin our tour with a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem and enter its walls from one of its eight gates. We will visit the most important sites of Old Jerusalem and absorb its unique atmosphere and colorful scene. In the early afternoon we will board our mini-bus for the second part of the tour which will cover Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity where according to Christian belief is the birth place of Jesus Christ. 


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Full Tour Route Description

Our guide will wait for you in the arrival hall of the Ashdod port at 8:00 AM and lead you to our comfortable mini-bus.

The drive to Jerusalem should take us about one hour, according to traffic. 

We will begin our day with a breathtaking panoramic view of Old and New Jerusalem from the top of Mount Olive.  Next we will pay a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane where according to the New Testament, was the place where Jesus was betrayed by Judas Iscariot on the night of his arrest.  Next we will enter the Church of all Nations where Jesus prayed before his arrest. 

We will enter the city through one of its various gates and visit the Jewish, Christian and part of the Muslim Quarter. We will go through the station of the cross and the Via Dolorosa and enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - where Jesus was crucified, buried and according to some traditions, was later resurrected. 


Next, we will visit the Western Wall the holiest site for the Jewish people and the only remain left from the wall which once surrounded the temple 2000 years ago. 

We will walk through the narrow allies of the Old City and, if time will allow, also have some free time to shop for art and crafts in the local market. 


For lunch we will enjoy one of the local excellent restaurants that offers rich Mediterranean menu (not included in the price). 


The second part of the tour will take us to Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity. In addition to its spiritual significance, Bethlehem is also a vibrant West-Bank city. During the visit will be able to witness first hand the complex current political situation.

At the heart of our visit to Bethlehem is the visit to the Church of Nativity and Manger's Square. 

Our day will end with a drive back to Ashdod just in time for your cruise departure or your overnight stay. 




What is Included?

The Jerusalem and Bethlehem tour includes:

  • Small group of 18 persons or less. 
  • An expert guide to Jerusalem and another local guide for Bethlehem. 
  • Luxorious, air-conditioned mini-bus
  • All entrance fees


Not included in the Jerusalem & Bethlehem shore excursion:

  • Food and drinks - You will have a chance to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. 




The Jerusalem & Bethlehem shore excursion from Ashdod is availble for all cruise ships that docks in the port of Ashdod throughout the year.
We are doing our best to meet the growing demand for our tours and we will open new groups on request, however we do urge you to book early and secure your place, especially during pick seasons.

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Booking & Inquiries

How to book the Jerusalem and Bethlehem Shore Excursion?

In order to book the Jerusalem and Bethlehem shore excursion you will need to contact us via the form below. We will confirm your booking request and reserve your place on the tour. 

For security, we will ask for your credit card information without charging you. 


For payment, we accept all major credit cards and Pay Pal. In addition, you can pay on the day of the tour in cash. 


Cancelation Policy

Up to a week before the tour there is no cancelation fee. All you need to do is write us an email with a cancelation request and we will either refund you or not charge you for the tour. 

For short notice cancelations (less than a week) we charge 30% cancelation fee. 

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