Jerusalem Dead Sea Tour

Small Group Shore Excursion to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

2 Days Jerusalem and Dead Sea

A fun and fascinating tour to the eternal city of Jerusalem and the breathtaking scenery of the Dead Sea.

Tour Plan

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$349 Per Person

  • Luxurious Air-Conditioned Mini-Bus.
  • An expert guide for Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.
  • Small group of up to 18 persons.
  • One night in a central top rated Jerusalem B&B hotel. 
  • Israeli Breakfast.
  • Comprehensive plan - Jerusalem Old and New, Masada, Dead Sea Resort.
  • All entrance fees included.

This wonderful two day tour covers the most important, not-to-be-missed attractions of Israel - Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. The tour covers both the Old and New parts of Jerusalem together with an evening at leisure in this beautiful city. The second day is a true celebration of breathtaking scenery, history and Dead Sea fun.

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Tour Route Description

Day 1 - Jerusalem Old and New

After meeting our guide in the arrival hall of the Ashdod port we will head to Jerusalem (about an hour drive).

We will begin our tour on the Mountain of Olives with a truly magnificent panoramic view of Old JerusalemTemple Mount and the entire city of Jerusalem. 

Next we will visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. From there we will drive through the valley of Kidron and enter the old city through the Jaffa Gate.

We will walk through the Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of Agony - the path Jesus walked through while carrying the cross. 

We will follow the stations of the cross coming to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, also known as the Church of Resurrection - the site described in the New Testament as Golgotha where Jesus was crucified and later buried. 

At about this time we will have a lunch break at any of the various delicious oriental restaurants in the Christian quarter. 

After lunch we will head to the Jewish quarter and explore its two levels - the current level which was mainly restored after the 1967 war and the ancient 2000 years old level which consists of fascinating ruins from the second temple period that was mostly destroyed during the Roman siege of 70 AC. 

Our next stop will be the Wailing Wall (Kotel), the holliest site for the Jewish people and the last remain from the once magnificent second temple that was located on top of temple mount. 

We will head back to the Jaffa Gate where you will have some free time to shop for art crafts at the local market. 

The second part of the day will include site seeing in the New City. We will begin with a drive through the Ultra Orthodox Jewish Neighborhood of Mea' Shearim. We will pass by the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) and Supreme Court of Israel until we will arrive to the Israeli Museum. Here we will visit a model of ancient Jerusalem and pay a visit to the Shrine of the Book - the home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. 

 

In the afternoon we will check in to our hotel and enjoy a rich dinner at our hotel and an evening at leisure in Jerusalem. 

 

Day 2 - Masada and the Dead Sea

After breakfast (included) we will head Eastward. Soon after leaving Jerusalem the scenery will change and we will begin our descend trough the Judean dessert into the valley of the Dead Sea. On a clear day, we will be able to enjoy the superb view that stretches well into Jordan. 

Finally we will enter the great plateau of the Dead Sea and it will be official - we will be at the lowest place on the face of the earth. 

Our first stop will be at the Kumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found. This was once an ancient settlement during the time of the Second Temple which was the home of the Essenes sect - A secluded Jewish community who lived by very strict religious and social rules. 

Next we will drive along the cost of the Dead Sea until we will reach Masada. This world heritage site, on the top of a table-shaped mountain was once a glorious fortress/palace built by King Harrods. In the last days of the Jewish great rebellion against the Roman empire it was the last stronghold of a group of Jewish warriors and their families. After a long siege, the Roman managed to build a ramp and it was clear that the battle was lost. The Jewish rebels then made a communal decision to commit suicide and not fall into Roman hands.

We will climb to the top of Mt. Masada by cable car and walk through its magnificent ruins and enjoy its wonderful views.

 

After lunch (not included in the price), we will proceed to a Dead Sea Resort where you will have time to enjoy the sun, the beach and the various mineral and health benefits of the Dead Sea - mud bath, SPA treatments or just enjoy the floating sensation of the sea. 

We will stay at the resort between 2-3 hours, and then make our way back to the port. 

 

 


Included Sites

  • Old city of Jerusalem - Christian and Jewish quarters. 
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Wailing Wall, Via Dolorosa and more. 
  • New City - Mea' Shearim Ultraorthodox Neighberhoods
  • The Shrine of the Book - The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Model of Second Temple Jerusalem
  • Kumran Caves - The origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Masada - Cable car and visit to the world heritage site of Masada.
  • Dead Sea Resort - A close Dead Sea resort on the shore of the Dead Sea that offers beach facilities, hot mineral pools, mud baths and SPA treatments. 

 

What's Included?

The Jerusalem  and Dead Sea Shore Excursion Includes:

  • Luxurious, new, comfortable and air-conditioned mini-bus.
  • Top rated tour guide who is an expert for both Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Region.
  • A small group of no more than 18 persons. 
  • An overnight stay in a top rated B&B in central Jerusalem.
  • An Israeli Breakfast.
  • Entrance fees to all sites including the Israeli Museum & Shrine of the Book, Kumran, Masada and a close Dead Sea resort.

 


Not Included in the Jerusalem Dead Sea Excursion

Food and Drinks - Except for the Israeli breakfast which is included

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Availability

The Galilee and Jerusalem shore excursion from Ashdod is available for all cruise ships that dock 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 peak seasons.

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Booking & Cancellation

How to book the Dead Sea & Jerusalem shore excursion?

In order to book the Dead Sea & Jerusalem 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. 

 


 

Cancellation Policy

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

For short notice cancellations (less than a week) we charge 30% cancellation fee. 

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