Ashdod Shore Excursion: ALL Jerusalem Highlights + Visit To Bethlehem

Overview

While youre in Ashdod Port, visit the holy sites around Jerusalem and Bethlehem on this full-day shore excursion. After admiring views of Old Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, see the Garden of Gethsemane and the Last Supper room before exploring other important Christian sites. Visit the Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and view the Western Wall. Finish in Bethlehem, with visits to Manger Square and the Church of the Holy Nativity.

Details about this tour

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Monte das Oliveiras, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Enjoy spectacular panoramic views
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
See the place where Jesus was arrested the night before his crucifixion
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Room of the Last Supper
Visit the room of the Last Supper
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Important sites on Mount Zion are Dormition Abbey, King David's Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Enter the old city through the Jaffa gate
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Visit the Jewish quarter in the old city
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Walk the Via Dolorosa
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Western Wall, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Visit the Western Wall
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Christian Quarter, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Visit the Christian Quarter in the old city
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Arabic Market
Stroll inside the Arabic market in Jerusalem
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Church of the Holy Sepulchre
come visit inside the church
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District
Walk parts of the Via Dolorosa
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank
Visit inside the church
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Bethlehem New Store, Bethlehem, West Bank
Free time for shopping
Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Viator's worry-free guarantee

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Duration of the tour may vary

Some sites may not be visited and others included subject to accessibility, security, holiday festivities, opening times, queues, traffic, time constraints, and other unforeseen circumstances

Good walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, and clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel for Bethlehem only

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • RJCrowley
    27-Nov-2017

    The start was shaky. IDing the bus/group took to long and the initial bus used couldnt go faster than 20mph even on their highways. Passengers demanded bus pull off road and be replaced which was done but this whole process took close to 1-1/2 hours. Tour wasnt shorted, we just got back to the ship very late. Tour itself was very well done. Saw most of the key sites and the experience was very nice. The guide was very well informed. Would repeat.

  • Laverne J
    27-Nov-2017

    bring very comfortable shoes and be ready to walk.

  • Philip D
    19-Nov-2017

    We were very pleased with our guide. He was our guide for three days.

  • Deborah R
    19-Nov-2017

    We loved the excursion through Viator. We had a small group - 16, which in such a crowded place, was a total Blessing! We set eyes on Jerusalem for the 1st time, and we were overwhelmed with wonder at a place we had only imagined for so long. We had a lovely, energetic, knowledgeable guide in Abbey who made these places shine. We reminisce about our trip there almost everyday since returning home. We can't say enough nice things about a gracious, capable guide and a small group tour that Viator provides.

  • sparky
    16-Nov-2017

    Let me say first that we really had a great tour guide Micky, this is a long day but well worth the experience, if you book this tour make sure you try to get Micky. We had 16 on our tour where as people who booked boat cruise tours had 50, we went to more places maybe due to our smaller numbers. A greaat tour made even better with Micky

  • VALERIE F
    14-Nov-2017

    Abbey was our guide
    She was extremely knowledgable about Israel
    we were able to see Nazareth, Month Olives, the Whaling wall
    visit the churches
    yet have time for shopping and lunch
    just be prepared for a walking tour on cobbled stones
    would not recommend this tour for anyone unable to walk long distance
    I will recommend Viator tours
    The bus was small rather than the big buses with a good driver
    This way we did not waste time with a huge no. of tourists
    nobody got lost, a way to meet new friends
    price was reasonable

  • Robert F
    06-Nov-2017

    Sandy the tour guide provided a wonderful, educational experience. The transfer to Bethlehem was interesting but we never felt unsafe. One day is not enough to take everything the area has to offer but it was a good overview if your time is limited! They picked us up on time, the van was comfortable, and they answered our questions.

  • gg1fg1
    13-Oct-2017

    Our Jerusalem excursion was a rocky one. First , through no fault of their own, there were protests outside the cruise terminal so we could not leave the ship for over two hours. What was so troubling is that two people did not follow the instructions to meet outside the ship and left the terminal on their own and got lost. Now if I was the one that messed up I would want the tour company to find me. But we waited another hour and a half til the tour company finally located the lost couple. The other fourteen people lost all that time and we were already way behind. Very frustrating and caused us to be so rushed, even missing some places we hoped to see. To be fair, even if everything worked together properly this would have probably been a lot to do. No time for souvenirs except the place we had to go so overall not pleased.

  • Steve R
    12-Oct-2017

    If you were raised in the Christian faith, you've heard of these places since your infancy. A very interesting tour, that will take you through both Israel and the Palestinian Authority aka West Bank areas. You will hear plenty about the influence of the Arab and Christian minorities. The tour is fast-paced, and won't leave you much time to see the local culture. On the other hand, you will see the parts of Jerusalem where Jesus spent his last days and Bethlehem where he was born -- and if Mickey is your guide you will hear both the Biblical accounts and a rational Jewish account of the life and times of Jesus.

  • Greg P
    10-Oct-2017

    This is a fast paced tour. Seeing all the traditional sites in a very.crowded city. We had a great tour guide, Mickey, she kept us moving along.
    I did hear some other folks did not have a good guide, with the same company. I am not sure how to make sure you get a good guide,
    They make a difference in your day. Be prepared to walk quickly and keep up with the group, Our tour was very good. You wish you could slow down and enjoy everything more, but when you are on a short time frame visit, this is what you get, wear good shoes for uneven cobblestones,

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