Make your way to a central location in Jerusalem for 7:30am departure to Bethlehem, the historic birthplace of Jesus. Stop for a guided tour of the city—starting early means that you’ll get to visit the main sites before the busiest times of day—and see the Church of the Nativity, a UNESCO-listed church originally commissioned by Constantine the Great.
Continue to Jericho, the lowest city on Earth, and take a guided tour of the city and the Mount of Temptation, the traditional site of Jesus' temptation in the Book of Matthew. From Jericho drive to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered between 1946 and 1956. The visit to the Dead Sea scrolls site is optional and at your own expense, and you’ll also have free time to buy lunch onsite.
The final stop of the day is at a private beach by the Dead Sea: try floating in the super-dense water, cover yourself in therapeutic mud, and enjoy the desert sunshine by the shore. After your time on the beach, make the return trip to Jerusalem, where this tour concludes at 4:30pm.