2-Day Best of Israel Tour: Old Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada and the Dead Sea

Duration: 2 days
Destination: Israel, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem
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  • 2 days
  • Jerusalem
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Indulge both body and soul on the 2-Day Best of Israel Tour. After an action-packed day exploring the ancient biblical cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, spend your second day relaxing and taking in the sights at Masada before a spot of Dead Sea pampering.

Due to maintenance working of the cable car, the site of Masada will be closed between January 13th-27th 2019.

As a substitution, tour will visit at Qumran caves and Baptism site on the Jordan River.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour

Stop At: Mount Scopus National Botanical Garden, Mount Scopus Hebrew University Campus, Jerusalem Israel
View the Old City of Jerusalem from Mount Scopus

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Garden of Gethsemane, Jericho Rd, Jerusalem Israel
View the Garden of Gethsemane


Pass By: Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Garden of Gethsemane Foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel
See the Church of All Nations


Pass By: Kidron Valley, Behind Old City Walls, Jerusalem Israel
Pass through the Kidron Valley


Stop At: Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel
Walk through the streets of the Old City

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem Israel
Visit the Jewish Quarter and the Byzantine Cardo

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Western Wall Plaza Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500 Israel
Visit the Western (wailing) wall

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Christian Quarter Road, Jerusalem Israel
Visit the Christian Quarter

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa, Via Dolorosa Old Town, Jerusalem Israel
Visit some of the stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, Christian Quarter, Jerusalem Israel
Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre, Christian Quarter, Jerusalem Israel

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bethlehem, Bethlehem, West Bank
Visit Bethlehem - the birthplace of Christ

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Church of the Nativity, Manger Square .15 minutes walking from bus 231, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories
Visit the Church of Nativity

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Church of St. Catherine, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories
If possible, visit the Church of St. Catherine

Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Jerusalem


Day 2: Masada and the Dead Sea Tour

Pass By: The Good Samaritan Museum, Road 1, between Jerusalem and Jericho, Jericho Palestinian Territories
Pass by the Good Samaritan Inn


Stop At: Masada National Park, Masada 8698000 Israel
Ascend to Masada and explore the National Park

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Herod's Western Palace, Masada Israel
Tour the remains of Herod’s palace

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: En Gedi Nature Reserve, Route 90 Road 90 Israel
See Ein Gedi natural reserve


Stop At: Dead Sea, Israel
Float and mud yourself at the Dead sea

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - The Church of St. Catherine
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required for a visit in Bethlehem
  • A moderate 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
  • The tour includes a reasonable amount of walking; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Recommended to bring hats, bathing suit, towels and sun protection when visiting the Dead Sea
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


Departure Time

8:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Cesar M

27 Mar, 2015

Masada and the Dead Sea were stunning and our tour guide was knowledgeable, classy, and experienced. She did a great job bringing it all together.

As for Jerusalem, unbelievable tour guide Amir Call Or. His charisma, sense of humor and vast amounts of knowledge were humbling and enriching at the same time. He helped me realize how much more there is to see about this amazing country where so much of world's history was made. I highly recommend the tour, which while fast paced you can't pretend to cover a good amount of Jerusalem in a day without unfortunately having to rush, and a tour guide that runs a tight ship, it gives you a great tease/taste of such a historical city. And Amir made it so much more interesting and stimulating.

dja01

03 Feb, 2014

It was absolutely fantastic, guides were great and tour small enough to enjoy with the guide, would recommend to anyone, and will probably use them again for a different tour of Israel

ERIC B

12 Aug, 2013

We had a great time, tour guide were nice, overall a great experience !

ucherr

16 Jun, 2015

The tour was fun and tour guides we very knowledgable. I felt that there could have been clearer information as to pick up and choice / location of overnight hotel.

Milton T

02 Jul, 2014

Day One tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem was great with excellent guides in both places.
Day Two going to Masada and the Dead Sea was interesting but the tour leader was poor! She catered
to the Spanish speaking people, which only made up 1/4 of the bus. The worst part was that in the
Cable car she pushed one of our group aside to make room for one of her Spanish friends. My opinion
Is that she is not fit to lead tours.

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