A brief overview of the tour
From the Ashdod Port we travel to Jerusalem and take in the stunning view of the Old City from the Mt. Of Olives. We enter the Old City passing through the Armenian Quarter to the Jewish Quarter and the ancient Cardo and Western Wall. We follow the Via Dolorosa which Jesus walked towards his crucifixion. We visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Old City market then make our way towards Jesus birthplace in Bethlehem. Here we visit the Church of Nativity, Manger Square, Church of St. Catherine and the Milk Grotto before passing Shepherd's Field on our return journey to the Ashdod port.
Important and useful notes
This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish.
The private tour price is determined by distance, vehicle size, language and duration of the tour.
The base price¬†includes¬†10 hours, each additional hour - $40.
Entrance fees, parking, toll road fees not included.
This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
Passports and modest dress (covered shoulders, no shorts) compulsory
Change of vehicle may be required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory.
Palestinian guide meets tour only at border post.
A detailed description of the tour
We meet at Ashdod port and begin our journey to Jerusalem. We start with an overview of Jerusalem from¬†Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the¬†Garden of Gethsemane¬†and the monumental burial tombs while driving along the¬†Kidron Valley. Walk past the¬†Armenian Quarter¬†and along the 1500 year old¬†Byzantine Cardo¬†to the¬†Jewish Quarter¬†and on the¬†Western Wall (Kotel). Follow the¬†Stations of the Cross¬†(Via Dolorosa)¬†to the¬†Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enjoy the bazaar in the Christian and Moslem Quarters. Leave Jerusalem for neighboring¬†Bethlehem¬†(City of Bread) hometown of¬†King David¬†and birthplace of Jesus. From Manger Square walk to the¬†Church of Nativity¬†and descend to the grotto, the place where Jesus was laid in the manger. Also visit the Catholic church of¬†St. Catherine, the Greek church, the¬†Milk Grotto¬†where Mary fed Jesus and¬†Shepherd's Fields.¬†Return to¬†Ashdod¬†port.