Highlights Of Israel Day Trip: Jerusalem And The Dead Sea

Overview

See the highlights of Israel in one day on an evocative sightseeing trip from Jerusalem. You will discover the ancient city of Jerusalem, a holy site for many different religions, before enjoying a therapeutic spa visit to the Dead Sea. Few places in the world mean so much to so many people as these do, so if you only have a day to spare, make sure you see the best that Israel has to offer!

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Details about this tour

Setting out from Jerusalem your first stop will be the vantage point of the Mount of olives for incredible views over Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount Esplanade. Continue into the Old city itself, and pass the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion.

After entering through the city walls, we will show you the famous Western wall (Wailing Wall) which functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshippers, before walking the pilgrimage route of the Via dolorosa. Look out for the 14 Stations of the Cross as you trace Jesus' steps to the site of his crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Your air-conditioned coach will be ready to pick you up, and in just under an hour you'll be at the Dead Sea for some relaxation time. Here you will have approximately two hours to walk around the mineral beach and enjoy the surreal experience of floating in the salt-rich water, 400m (1,312 ft) below sea level! Don't miss the chance to have a mud bath in the world's richest source of natural salts.

Your Highlights of Israel Day Trip will head back to Jerusalem, passing the historical city of Jericho (City of Palm Trees) en-route.

Combining ancient and natural wonders, Israel's top day trip is not to be missed!

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Minimum age is 4 years

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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

  • moms travel
    19-Sep-2018

    Great tour. Guide was awesome. Trip was comfortable and informative!

  • Gerald K
    07-Feb-2018

    We were supposed to go to the Garden of Gethsemane and didn't.

  • Walter Y
    02-Sep-2017

    The tour was amazing! The tour guide was extremely informative. My only recommendation for the tour guide would be to explain to the guests that we are ok to purchase food and water/drinks at any time during the Jerusalem portion of the tour prior to heading to the Dead Sea.

  • Gerardo V
    12-Sep-2016

    This tour is a great way to see the highlights in Jerusalem and then enjoy some quality time in the Dead Sea. The explanations of our guide Amir were great and he has a great sense of humor, so the trip wasn't dreary and dull. I don't really like the whole arrangement with the restaurants or shops, since I would rather decide self to which shop or restaurant I want to go, but the ones we had to visit were OK.

  • Nathan A
    13-Feb-2016

    Apart from not providing a pick up from the hotel as promised, the tour was excellent. Our guide Zahi was genuinely interested in giving us an insiders perspective and took us through by lanes and over roofs to show us vistas otherwise missed.

  • Michelle T
    31-Jan-2016

    This was a great experience! A big thanks goes to our super knowledgeable guide Norbert! He knew all of the history and did a great job explaining it! He was also very happy to answer any of our questions! I will remember this day for a very long time!

  • Susannah B
    05-Oct-2015

    If I didn't go I would have gotten lost in the maze of Old Jerusalem. I didn't like the place where they decided to take us for lunch. I should have gone on my own. Also I didn't like the place where e took us to buy souvenirs. I would have liked to see the the other stores.

  • Suel
    18-Jul-2015

    This was a very good tour! I wanted to see more of Jerusalem and got exactly that! Much of the time is spent in the Jewish Quarter ie: the tour has a Jewish slant to it. There was ample time at the Western Wall and also the Holy Sepulchre - where the Jerusalem portion of the tour ends.

    I do have issues with the 'authorized' souvenir and restaurant choices on these tours - but can't be avoided as I am sure the operator gets a cut! As the souvenir store is right in the middle of Old City - there are other shopping options. The restaurant for lunch is just okay - the views of the Temple Mount and Mount of Olives are amazing - too bad the food doesn't match. The 'deal' isn't that great and if budget is an issue - there are better and cheaper places to eat close by.

    The Dead Sea was amazing! It was a quick drive and the scenery is stunning. The beach is nice and the facilities were reasonably clean. Bring your own towel and flip flops.

  • Julie V
    05-May-2014

    Great tour to see everything in Israel, you will come to holy moments so if you are trying to have a little more time in Old Town Jerusalem, I would look for another tour because the time is very limited, and lines are extremely long to see everything, we were left behind by our tour, we were told to meet at 100, and we didnt get to the location at 105pm and the tour guide was gone which was scary due to the fact we were alone and it's extremely difficult to make it out to an information center, but we finally did and we finally were able to meet with our guides, but we lost time, and not to mention the scare, so if you are trying to spend some time praying or just taking it all in maybe look for a tour that only does old city jerusalem, so you have more time to enjoy it without being left behind or rushed

  • Abdoulaye N
    27-Jan-2012

    The first part which is Jerusalem was incredible. The guide was on top of his game. However the way to the Dead sea was just a trip. We did not have a guide but a driver who barely explain the wonderful landscape and the history of the region.

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