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  • Location:Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

Visit ancient Jerusalem and the extraordinary Dead Sea on this action-packed day trip from Tel Aviv. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, venture to holy Jerusalem to see its most revered religious sites. Visit the Mount of Olives, see the Garden of Gethsemane, and enter the Old City to view the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) and Via Dolorosa. Then, drive to the sparkling Dead Sea for free time to ‘swim’ in the salt-rich waters, sunbathe and take a therapeutic mud bath. Ideal for first-time visitors to Israel and anyone short on time.


  • Highlights of Israel Day Trip
  • Panoramic views from the Mount of Olives
  • See historic Holy land sights such as the Garden of Gethsemane, Western Wall and the site of the Crucifixion
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Float on the salt-rich Dead Sea
  • Experience the therapeutic qualities of the Dead Sea mud
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

Explore the highlights of Old Jerusalem on this private day trip

Depart your central Tel Aviv hotel by air-conditioned coach and journey toward Jerusalem to begin your full-day trip.

As you travel, listen as your guide explains Jerusalem’s ancient past, and how the city is a hub of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths.

First, admire the views of the Old City from the Mount of Olives, identifying landmarks such as the Dome of the Rock with pointers from your guide. Pass the Garden of Gethsemane and then enter the city walls into the atmospheric Old City to see the Western Wall, effectively an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshippers.

Walk along part of the Via Dolorosa pilgrimage route and see some of the 14 Stations of the Cross that mark different stages of Jesus’ route to his crucifixion site, where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre stands.

Back aboard your coach, take the scenic drive to the Dead Sea, the salt lake located at the lowest point on Earth — around 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level.

On arrival, enjoy approximately two hours to bathe and laze on the mineral beach as you wish. Experience a ‘swim’ in the salt-rich waters, admire the gorgeous desert setting, and if you wish, enjoy a mud bath in the world's richest source of natural salts. 

Later, drive past the historical city of Jericho on your way back to Tel Aviv, where a hotel drop-off ends your trip.

Customer Reviews

Christian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent guides, friendly and full of knowledge.

Jose C A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour. The nice weather helped a lot.

Bryan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Amir, our tour guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We had a great time going to Jerusalem and the Dead Sea and I would highly recommend the tour to just about anyone.

Madison M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved the tour guide, Moses, he was the man! So knowledgeable, open to questions, and funny! Obviously you won't get to see everything in the Old City of Jerusalem, but it was the right amount for me. Got to go in through the Jewish Quarter, visit the Wailing Wall, go through the Christian Quarter, see the Church. Then over to the Dead Sea for 2 hours, again for a day tour of trying to get everything in, it was great!

Steven R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I had an AWESOME tour guide. He was very passionate about the history of Jerusalem and gave us great insight about the area. We were given more than enough time to explore the area and the Dead Sea was an experience of a lifetime. I was in a small group so all of our questions were answered about biblical sites. I would definitely do this tour again if given the opportunity.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent, I would do this again in the near future, our quide mr Yoab was very knowledgeable and shows sincere concern for our comfort and needs .


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Because there was so much to see in a short amount of time, I didn't get to truly absorb the experience. No fault of the tour company or guide...just wish I had more time in Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. If you have time I would highly recommend taking separate tours. The tour guide was knowledgable and we had a good time!

shane m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

i had a fantastic day couldn't ask for any more and the guide was fab and learnt a lot and really enjoyed the dead sea


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A really enjoyable tour, with a helpful and informative guide. The trip to Jerusalem was fascinating and although it was a Saturday so certain restrictions were in force this did not lessen the enjoyment of the Western Wall or the Holy Sepulchre.The Dead Sea was an absolute delight. Highly recommended

Jekaterina T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I really enjoyed the tour - thanks to a friendly and knowledgeable guide Amir and well organized timing/facilities - a comfy air conditioned minibus with just 17 people, just enough time spent on sightseeing and then 2 hours of muddy bathing in the Dead Sea.

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