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Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

Enjoy the highlights of Israel in Jerusalem and at the Dead Sea on this full-day tour with your own private guide. Look down on Jerusalem from atop the Mount of Olives, with a view of the Dome of the Rock. Visit Holy Land sites like the Garden of Gethsemane, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, to name a few. Then at the Dead Sea, float or swim in the rejuvenating waters for a unique and unforgettable experience. Hotel transport by private vehicle is included.
  • Full-day Old Jerusalem and Dead Sea trip from Jerusalem with a private driver-guide
  • Enjoy the city views from the Mount of Olives and see the Garden of Gethsemane
  • Enter the Old City to visit the Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Walk part of the Via Dolorosa, the route Jesus took to his crucifixion
  • Travel through the rugged Judean Desert to the Dead Sea
  • Float in the salt-rich waters and coat yourself in the health-giving mud
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and undivided attention from a guide on this private tour
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Pickup and drop-off around the city
Professional private guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Toll and parking fees
Entrance fees

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:30 AM
This full-day tour begins with a prearranged Jerusalem hotel pickup in a private, air-conditioned coach.
The itinerary on this tour can be customized to any interests, for example, spending more time at one location over another. That’s one of the primary advantages of this private tour.
The first stop is at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. From atop the mount, there is also a view of 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.
Throughout the day, listen as your guide shares interesting information about Jerusalem’s 4,000-year-old history and explains its sacred place in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religions.
The tour then passes 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, wash it off in a sulfur pool before a therapeutic swim or float in the legendary Dead Sea.
The tour concludes here for a return trip to your original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Monte das Oliveiras
View the City of Jerusalem From the Mount of Olives
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Garden of Gethsemane
Walk in the Gardens of Gethseman
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Kidron Valley
Pass through the Kidron Valley
Stop At:  
Old City of Jerusalem
Stroll the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Armenian Quarter
Walk through the Armenian Quarter
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jewish Quarter
Walk through the Jewish Quarter
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Cardo
Visit the Byzantine Cardo
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Western Wall
Visit the Western Wall
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Christian Quarter
Visit the Christian Quarter
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
Take the path of the Cross - walk through the Via Dolorosa
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Judaean Desert
Travel through the Judean Desert on your way to the Dead Sea
Stop At:  
Dead Sea
Relax and float in the Dead Sea
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • 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
  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wishes
  • Modest dress is required when entering the holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • We recommend to bring comfortable walking shoes, swimwear, water, towel and sun protection.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $125 applies
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Bein Harim Ltd

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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With tour guide Sheffer Meir
Trail14306985629
, Dec 2018
With him i visited and learned so much of Jerusalem and Bethlehem....it was all what I hoped for....thank you Shaffer!
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A most memorable tour
Jonathan C
, Sep 2018
Sara, our guide, was absolutely fantastic. She immediately got a sense of our understanding of history, our predilection for intelligent insights, and the pace in which we wanted to cover Jerusalem. Our tour covered the major touchpoints for the Christian, Jewish and Muslim interests of the city. Of course, there's so much more to see, but it gave us exactly the base in which it allowed us the next day to explore further with confidence and direction.We also visited the Dead Sea... which frankly is more of a tourist trap, but we were glad we did it. The phenomenological experience of floating in such waters is truly singular. Next, as it was our first time in Israel, it was very interesting to pass through the Palestinian Authority on our way to the Dead Sea. Lastly, it was a nice punctuation to a busy day running around Jerusalem to lazily bob around the salty waters.I would highly recommend this tour for first time visitors to Jerusalem. The tour company was punctual, communicative and offered what they advertised.
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It was a fantastic tour, and Zahi...
TIMOTHY E T
, Jul 2016
It was a fantastic tour, and Zahi was wonderful. We learned so much and had shops time. Kudos!!!
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