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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

  • 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: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

Float in the Dead Sea on this private, full-day trip

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.

Customer Reviews

Michelle T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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!

Julie V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2011

excellent

Nathan A India

4 star rating: Recommended February 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.

Susannah B

3 star rating: Worth doing October 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 Canada

3 star rating: Worth doing July 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.

Abdoulaye N

3 star rating: Worth doing February 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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