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When arriving in Israel at the Port of Ashdod, visit the famous sites in the Old and New City of Jerusalem on this private, full-day shore excursion. Discover the history of the different religions that make up these regions and witness the mix of cultures currently living here. Take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives; see the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark; the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites and much more. Port of Ashdod pickup and drop-off included.

Highlights

  • Visit the Old and New Cities of Jerusalem on a sightseeing tour
  • See many of the popular sites in Jerusalem
  • Learn about the history and different cultures living here
  • Port of Ashdod pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide ensures personal attention

What You Can Expect

Israel Shore Excursion : Jerusalem Private Tour from Ashdod Port

Jerusalem

This full-day (8-hours) walking-riding tour begins with a Port of Ashdod pickup.

Stop at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. According to the gospels, a number of important events in the life of Jesus took place here, including where he ascended into heaven. The Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and continues to be a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers.

From here, see the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jewish landmark at the Temple Mount Esplanade. It has been said that this is where heaven meets earth. Continue past the Garden of Gethsemane, where it is believed that Jesus prayed on the night he was arrested by Roman soldiers.

Continue to Mount Zion and the Last Supper Room, then to the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem to see the famous Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites. In the Christian Quarter, walk along the Via Dolorosa, the street that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Here, look for the 14 stations of the cross while retracing Jesus’ steps to the Hill of Calvary, now the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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