Israel’s religious highlights are dazzling yet dispersed. Travel between attractions with ease from Tel Aviv on a 12.5-hour sightseeing tour that covers Jericho, Qasr al Yehud, the Dead Sea, and the Old City of Jerusalem. See highlights of ancient Jericho, bathe buoyantly in the Dead Sea, take a sightseeing tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, divided into distinctive Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Armenian quarters, and visit the Church of the Nativity, heralded by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
Rise early and greet your guide at the Grand Beach Hotel, conveniently located in central Tel Aviv, in advance of 6:30am. Following a 1.5-hour journey enhanced with guide commentary, you’ll arrive in Jericho and embark on an overview of the ancient city, which contains 9,000-year-old remnants from the Neolithic period.
After visiting Qasr al Yehud, an important baptism site at the Jordan River, you’ll proceed to a private Dead Sea beach to float in the salt-saturated waters of the planet’s lowest point.
Then, you’ll travel through the golden Judean Desert to Jerusalem, where you’ll take a guided tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Divide into four distinct quarters characterized by Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Armenian religions, the city dates back to 1004BC and is replete with pilgrimage sites.
Your tour culminates with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Church of the Nativity, believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
Conclude your day trip with drop-off at your original Tel Aviv departure point at around 7pm.