A great combination of a 3-day tour focusing on the city of Jerusalem and its surroundings. Tour and see the main historical and religious sites of Jerusalem, enjoy swimming and floating in the Dead Sea and see the flourishing low land of Judea.
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A seat in a tourist vehicle sharing with other passengers.
Service of a licensed tourist guide in English.
Service of a licensed tourist vehicle.
3 days of sightseeing as per the itinerary up to 9-10 hours per day.
2 nights of accommodation in a double room at a tourist class hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.
Tour does NOT include
Meals and beverages en route except for breakfast at hotel.
Prices are quoted in USD per person sharing a double room.
Accommodation in a tourist class hotel on BB (bed & breakfast) in Jerusalem.
Option for an upgraded hotel is available at a supplement of $90 per person per night.
Supplement for a single room: $90 per night.
This 3 day tour is a combination of the daily tours "Jerusalem - The New City" with "Jerusalem and the Dead Sea" plus "Nature and Biblical History in the Judean Low Land"
The sequence of the touring days may change.
Confirmation of the tour is subject to hotel availability.
Modest attire is required when visiting the holy sites.
Head cover, comfortable walking shoes, a bathing suite and a towel are recommended.
Business class:A small group in a tourist van or a minibus, Economy class is not available in this tour.
Minimum 4 passengers in a group.
We recommend to book the tour at least 72 hours in advance.
We begin with a breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Promenade, overlooking the city from the south.
Proceed to West Jerusalem-the New City, drive through the city center, walk along Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall and continue to Machne Yehuda open market.
Travel through Mea Shearim the ultra orthdox quarter of Jerusalem, continue to the Government City, view of the Supreme Court of Justice, the Government offices, stop at the Knesset-the Israeli Parliament for a visit, see the Menorah.
Proceed to the nearby Israel Museum, visit the Shrine of the Book housing the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and see the model of Jerusalem of the 2nd Temple . Our next stop is Mt. Herzle, known as Mt.of Remembrance, visit the National cemetery of Israel and Yad Vashem-the memorail site of the Holocaust.
Return to hotel ending till 18:00.
Tour begins with apanoramic view of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives. Continue along the Kidron valley, view of the Garden of Gathsemane, the South Wall Excavations, stop at Mount Zion, visit the Tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper, view of the Dormition Abbey.
Enter the Old city of Jerusalem for a walking tour, view of the Armenian quarter, visit the Jewish quarter, see the Cardo, the Western (Wailing) Wall, view of the Temple Mount, proceed walking through the Moslem quarter and along the Via Dolorosa, see the Stations of the Cross, continue to the Christian quarter, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Drive through the Wilderness of Judea, descending to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, 400 meters below sea level, view of the Inn of the Good Samaritan, the Bedouins camps and the city of Jericho with Mount of Temptation.
Stop at one of the Dead Sea resorts for a swim, enjoy the therapeutic water, the black mud and the amazing feelings of floating on the water.
Return to hotel ending till 18:00.
Drive to the Judean Foothills (Shfela) region where we stop at the Harel Lookout, overlooking the famous “Burma Road” constructed during the War of Independence and played an important roll in overcoming the blockade of Jerusalem. In the winter and spring we can enjoy the lush green and multitude of wild flowers of the surrounding scenery.
We continue through the Shfela, passing the archeological site of biblical Beit Shemesh, not far from the modern day city of its name. We proceed to visit Tel Azeka overlooking the Elah Valley, named after the Elah or Turpentine trees that are indigenous to the valley, and site of the historical battle between David and Goliath, with the Philistines encamped at Azekah and the Israelites encamped at Socho. Today Socho is renowned for the Blue Lupines that carpet its slopes every March. In season we will be able to enjoy this wondrous sight.
We continue to Beit Guvrin, a national park encompassing the ruins of Maresha, which was one of the important towns of Judah during the time of the First Temple, and which was succeeded by Beit Guvrin as the main town of the region in the Roman era. We will have a view of archeological Maresha and visit the magnificent manmade caves of Beit Guvrin – the columbarium, the Phoenician cave, the Bell Cave and others.
Our last stop on this journey is Tel Lachish, site of an ancient Near East city, now an archaeological site and an Israeli national park. According to the Bible, Lachish was an important city in the Kingdom of Israel, which was first destroyed by the Assyrians, and later by the Babylonians. The Lachish region today is renowned for the longevity of its grapes, which are grown using innovative natural methods, with no genetic engineering. The scenery is filled with vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see.
Return to hotel ending till 18:00
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We collect from most of the hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, as well as from the major hotels in Netanya and Herzliya. Simply select your hotel from the list of hotels while registering for the desired tour and wait in the hotel lobby at the time indicated. The driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby.
Group tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. If your hotel is in one of these cities but is not on the list, please contact us by email and we will provide the nearest pick up location with directions.
On multi-day/weekly tours your luggage accompanies you. Please coordinate the number of suitcases you intend bringing with the office by using the special comments box. It should be noted that we attend to the safety of your belongings but cannot take responsibility for them.
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