Jerusalem, Israel
Save to Wishlist

From $104.00 USD

Lowest Price Guarantee

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
Loading available options...

Save to Wishlist

10 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Enjoy the highlights of Israel in Jerusalem and the Dead Sea on this full-day guided adventure. From atop the Mount of Olives, look down on the city, with a view of the Dome of the Rock. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and more. Then at the Dead Sea, float or swim in the ultra-salty lake water for an unforgettable experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • 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
This full-day (10 hours) tour begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach.
Start your sightseeing at the Mount of Olives, a ridge east of the Old City and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. Enjoy a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem, as well as the Dome of the Rock, a shrine located on the Temple Mount and one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture. It is arguably Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark.
The tour continues through the Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives. This garden is known as the place where Jesus prayed, and also where his disciples slept, the night before his crucifixion. Then it’s off to the Walls of Jerusalem that surround the Old City. The walls were built in the 1530s, when Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire, to protect its borders from intruders.
Further along through the Armenian Quarter, visit the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites, then to the Christian Quarter along the Via Dolorosa, the street that Jesus walked along 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.
Upon arrival at the Dead Sea, change into a swimsuit and head to the water. At 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level, this is the lowest place on earth. After applying a covering of mineral-rich black mud, washed it off in a sulphur pool before a therapeutic swim or float in the Dead Sea. After this treatment, you might just feel 10 years younger.
The tour concludes here for a return trip to the Jerusalem hotels.

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

4.0
13 Reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
m
, Sep 2018

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

G
, Feb 2018

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

W
, 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.

G
, 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.

N
, 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.

M
, Feb 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!

S
, 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.

S
, 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.

J
, 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

A
, Feb 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.

J
, Mar 2011

excellent

C
, Apr 2018

Super visite en compagnie de Norbert qui est un excellent guide sympathique et très professionnel.
Nous avons passé une magnifique journée et n'hésiterons pas à vous recontacter pour d'autres excursions.

M
, Nov 2017

No recomiendo este tour para nada a viajeros que sólo hablen español. El tour era simultáneo en español e inglés, con un guía que en principio hablaba ambos idiomas. Pero mientras que el inglés lo manejaba con soltura y se explayaba, el español no era su fuerte y apenas daba un par de pinceladas de cada cosa que veíamos. Básicamente fue una excursión 75 en inglés 25 en español. Además, la descripción del tour es engañosa, la zona del monte de los Olivos la vimos sólo de pasada desde el autobús, sin bajar a visitar ninguno de los monumentos sólo paramos un momento en un mirador a hacer fotos. En la descripción dice que se recorrerán las 14 estaciones del Via Crucis mientras recorre los pasos de Jesús hasta el lugar de su crucifixión en la iglesia del Santo Sepulcro, pero en lugar de eso empezamos en el Santo Sepulcro y luego vimos sólo dos estaciones antes de pasar a otra cosa. La visita al Santo Sepulcro, como todas las demás, un desastre: el guía nos daba unas explicaciones rápidas en la puerta, apenas tres o cuatro datos superficiales, y luego nos citaba en veinte minutos para continuar el tour, ni siquiera entraba con nosotros en la iglesia para explicarnos cosas sobre el interior. Y de entrar en el Sepulcro ni hablar, claro, porque no daba tiempo a hacer la cola. Después de comer el guía se despidió de nosotros y nos cambiaron a otro grupo que iba al Mar Muerto, y ese grupo era en inglés, y aunque nosotros habíamos contratado un tour en español, nos tuvimos que comer el resto de la excursión en inglés. Además en la descripción dice que se dispondrá de dos horas para disfrutar del Mar Muerto, pero la realidad es que llegamos allí a las 15:30, y nos dijeron que teníamos que estar de vuelta en el bus a las 16:45, es decir, apenas una hora y cuarto, que con los 30 minutos que hicimos de cola para poder cambiarnos en unos vestuarios masificados y llenos hasta arriba de gente apenas nos dejó 20 minutos para bañarnos a toda prisa y agobiados por el tiempo. En general un desastre, no nos gustó nada.


Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785
Product code: 5209ISRAELJ

Explore Similar Things to Do