Private Tour: Highlights Of Israel Day Trip From Tel Aviv, Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall, And The Dead Sea

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:15 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located hotel or prearranged pickup location in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a day out to discover the iconic religious sites of Jerusalem and visit the Dead Sea on this private day trip from Tel Aviv. With a private driver-guide, visit Old Jerusalem to see landmarks including the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and absorb the city views from the Mount of Olives. Then, cross the Judean Desert to float in the Dead Sea and enjoy a revitalizing, mineral-rich mud bath before your return to Tel aviv. Enjoy in-depth attention from a guide on this private tour.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located hotel or prearranged location in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, and meet your private driver-guide. As you travel, hear historical facts about the 3,000-year old city and why it is considered a holy center by Christians, Jews and Muslims. Also, feel free to ask your guide to tailor your itinerary to suit any particular interests you have, perhaps to spend more time at one site than another.

After roughly an hour, arrive at the Mount of Olives and soak up the panoramic views over Old Jerusalem and the gold-plated Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount Esplanade. Hear about the biblical events that took place on the mount, and then drive through the Kidron Valley past the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion, and the ancient Jewish cemetery, on route to the city.

Enter through one of the age-old gates in the walls and cross the Armenian quarter into the Jewish quarter to view the restored, 1,500-year-old Byzantine Cardo, and Western Wall (Wailing Wall), Judaisms most sacred site.

Continue into the Christian quarter and retrace Jesus steps to his crucifixion along the Via Dolorosa. Look out for some of the Stations of the Cross on the way and visit the hallowed Church of the Holy Sepulchre said to stand where he was nailed to the cross.

After time at the Old City Market, drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth at 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Catch glimpses of the ancient city of Jericho on route and, when you arrive at the sea, enjoy free time to float in the salt-rich waters and enjoy a mud bath in the therapeutic black mud.

Then, drive back to Tel Aviv, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle

Up to 10 hours

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Entrance fees for the Dead Sea (approx. 12 USD per person)

Gratuities

Toll and parking fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

A modest dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Entry fees, parkings, meals and gratitudes are not included.

Pick up time: 08:30.If you would like to depart in a different time, please contact local supplier.

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Aug-2019

    It was worth the price of a private tour. My tour guide, Avishay, was knowledgeable, professional and quite. funny. I was am to customize the tour to meet my needs. I was able to tour at my leisure.

  • 10-Jul-2019

    Luckily we had been to the sites before because the tour was very light with historical facts and seemed to be on the fly. At this expense, I expected more.

  • 25-Sep-2017

    Very professional guide with friendly approach!
    Really recommend to follow our experience.

  • 17-Apr-2017

    great tour guide. so many valuable information. very kind and flexible enough. amazing experience.

  • 30-Oct-2016

    This was such an awesome tour. I learned so much and has a lot of fun. The guide was very knowledgeable and was very patient and excited in answering all my questions. I'd highly recommend this tour!

  • 21-Aug-2015

    Our tour guide, Ithamar was so knowledgable , friendly and polite. He shared local knowledge as well as historical facts which brought to life every wonder that we saw. The private tour experience is worth every penny and more
    On the second day, our car,driven by Ithamar broke down in busy Jerusalem during the rush hour. Ithamar was very calm and efficiently arranged for us to be rescued by another tour guide within 10 minutes, ensuring that we didn't waste any precious time of ou r tour in Bethlehem.
    If you're going to Jerusalem, ask for this guide. He was fantastic!