Jerusalem Excursion_Ashdod

Small Group Shore Excursions to Jerusalem from Ashdod

Jerusalem Day Tour (Ashdod)

Join the most comprehensive Jerusalem shore excursion from Ashdod for an unforgettable visit to Old and New Jerusalem

Tour Plan

Jerusalem Day Tour From Ashdod

$119 Per Person

  • Luxurious Air-Conditioned Mini-Bus.
  • A top rated guide for the city of Jerusalem. 
  • Small group of up to 18 persons. 
  • The most comprehensive tour plan. 
  • All entrance fees included (Shrine of the Book and Ancient Jerusalem Model).

Jerusalem is located only 64 km (40 miles) from Ashdod which makes it a perfect destination for a one day shore excursion. From a panoramic view of Old and New Jerusalem, we will embark on a half day walking tour into Old Jerusalem. We will visit all major sites including the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, Jewish and Christian Quarters, Church of Holy Sepulcher, markets and more.

In the early afternoon we will head to the new part of Jerusalem, drive by the new neighborhood, the Israeli parliament and end with a visit to the Shrine of the Book - the home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and a scale model of ancient Jerusalem. 

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Tour Route Description

Our guide will meet you in the reception hall of the Ashdod port at 8:00 am and lead you to our Mini-Bus. 

The drive to Jerusalem should take us about 1 hour, depending on morning traffic. 

 

We will begin our tour on the Mountain of Olives with a truly magnificent panoramic view of Old Jerusalem, Temple 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 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 holiest 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. 

 

In the second part of our tour we will cover some of the most interesting sites of Western Jerusalem. We will board our mini-bus and drive through Mea' Shearim, the ultra Jewish orthodox neighborhood with its fascinating cultural and human scene. From there we will head to the Israeli Parliament (The Knesset), The Israeli Supreme Court and finally we will arrive at the newly renovated Israeli Museum. Here we will pay a visit to the Shrine of the Book, the home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and a unique architectural monument in itself.  In the Israeli Museum, we will also visit a scale model of Jerusalem during the 2nd temple period (around 2000 years ago). 

Finally we will head back to the port in time for your departure or for your overnight stay. 

 


 

Included Sites

Mountain Of Olives - Panoramic view of Old and New Jerusalem.

Western Wall ( Wailing Wall) - the most secret worship place for Jews.

Jewish Quarter.

Roman Cardo - The ancient main market street.

Christian Quarter - Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Muslim Quarter and Market.

The Knesset - The Israeli parliament (drive by).

Mea Shearim - The Ultra Orthodox Jewish Neighborhood (drive by).

Shrine of the Book - Home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls.

Model of Jerusalem in the second temple period.

What is Included?

The Jerusalem Shore Excursion Includes:

  • Luxurious, new, comfortable and air-conditioned mini-bus.
  • Top rated tour guide which is an expert to Jerusalem and its complex history.
  • A small group of no more than 18 persons. 
  • Entrance fees to all sites including the Shrine of the Book and the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple period.

 

Not Included in the Jerusalem Shore Excursion

Food and Drinks - you will have the option to launch at various local restaurants.

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Availability

The 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 Ashdod-Jerusalem Shore Excursion?

In order to book the 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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