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Old Jerusalem and Dead Sea Shore excursion-starting from Ashdod

  • The Mount of Olives - panoramic view of ancient and modern Jerusalem
  • Christian Quarter - following the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Wailing Wall (Kotel) - most sacred worship place for the Jews
  • Dead Sea beach - floating and relaxing
  • Judean Desert - drive by Jericho
You will meet our guide outside the reception hall of the port of Ashdod, from where we will head to Jerusalem. On the drive to Jerusalem your tour guide will inform you about Israel’s rich history. The drive can be about one hour, depending on traffic. 

In Jerusalem, our tour begins with a magnificent view from the Mount of Olives of the Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount. 

From there we make our way into the Old City and walk towards the Wailing Wall, the holiest place for the Jewish people and the last remains of the Second Temple. 

We will pass through the Via Dolorosa (the Way of Agony), and follow the same path Jesus took while carrying the cross, towards the Church of Resurrection The New Testament describes this site as Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified and later buried. 

We will board our mini-bus and make our way through the Judean Desert towards the Dead Sea Beach where you will have time to enjoy the mud baths or float in the saline rich sea. The beach includes changing rooms and showers, beach chairs, mineral rich mud and the Lowest Bar in the World. The Dead Sea’s mud is famously used for cosmetic treatments. 

After relaxing in the Dead Sea, we will pass by Jericho, the oldest city in the world, and then return you to the port of Ashdod.
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  • Comfortable and air-conditioned tourist mini-bus
  • Top rated, licensed and English speaking tour guide
  • A small group of no more than 18 persons guaranteed
  • Entrance fees
Not included
  • Food and drinks: You will have the option to buy lunch
  • Tips to guide and driver (at your own discretion)
  • Other personal expenses
Meeting Point
Upon arrival to the dock in Ashdod, you will meet our tour guide outside the Reception Hall. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name.
Dropoff Point
The tour guide and driver will guarantee that you make it back to the port in time for your cruise departure.
Additional Info
Beware that some places might not accept credit cards. You will be able to change money or some shops may accept foreign currency.

The drive to Jerusalem can take up to 1 hour

Please dress modestly (shoulders and knees covered) when visiting the Holy Sites of Jerusalem. .

We recommend bringing a bathing suit, water shoes or flip flops, a towel and an extra set of clothes for the Dead Sea.

Travelers with special needs, (i.e. limited mobility and wheelchair bound persons) must inform us prior to booking their excursion.

The tour itinerary might be adapted or subject to change due to limitations of arrival/departure of your ship.

Up to 14 days before the tour there will be no cancellation fee, except for a $10 processing fee.
7-13 days before the tour, there will be a 25% cancellation fee, with the additional $10 processing fee.
2-6 days before the tour, there will be a 50% cancellation fee.
48 hours prior to departure, there will be a 100% cancellation fee.
*If there is an unforeseen circumstance, such as your ship does not dock in our port or for any sort of security reason, you will be refunded the full amount.