Tour Type: Private Daily Tour
Duration: One-day
Departure days: Every Day
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German

Tour Schedule

This private tour from Ashdod port takes you both to the ancient and holy city of Jerusalem and to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and renown for its salty waters in which you can float. Driving to Jerusalem with your private guide, start at the Mount of Olives, take in breathtaking views of the Old City. Then walk through the Armenian Quarter - famed for its...

Highlights

Meet your private guide at the Ashdod Port and depart East towards Jerusalem
Travel in comfort with an air-conditioned and well equipped vehicle
Enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
In Jerusalem, City of Gold, see world famous religious and historic landmarks
Drive through the Judean desert, with view of the Biblical city of Jericho
Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth
Cover yourself in mineral-rich black mud at the water’s edge and relax in sulphur pools
Leave the Dead Sea and head back towards your cruise from Ashdod Port

Language Schedule

S M T W T F S
English
French
Spanish
Russian
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From Ashdod
Up to 3 persons: $847
Up to 6 persons: $900
Up to 10 persons: $914

What To Expect

This private tour of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, complete with guide, begins with you being picked up at Ashdod Port and driven to one of the world’s most holy cities.  After stopping at the Mount of Olives, giving you the opportunity to take in panoramic views of Jerusalem (including a view of the golden Dome of the Rock) you begin your walk through the Old City.  Stroll through the Armenian Quarter and admire the brightly-coloured ceramic tiles and pottery, and onto the excavated Cardo - a bustling main thoroughfare in Roman times and today full of modern stores.  Continue onto the Western Wall (‘Kotel’ in Hebrew), a site incredibly holy to Jews and the last remaining structure of the Second Temple, destroyed by the Romans in 70AD.  Afterwards, walk in the footsteps of Jesus, along the Via Dolorosa, stopping at the Stations of the Cross,  Step inside the magnificent tChurch of the Holy Sepulchre, the place where Jesus was both executed and buried, and a focal point for Christian pilgrims today.
Continue on in your private car, with your guide, to the Dead Sea, passing through the Judean Desert.  As you travel, you will see ancient Jericho in the distance and have the chance to stop for a photo opportunity at the sign stating that you are now below sea level!  Arriving at the Dead Sea, float in its saline-rich waters (so salty you can even read a newspaper!) When you reach the Dead Sea you can enjoy the beach and float in the saline-rich water.  If you choose, you can also take some of the black mud on the shores and use it as a face or body mask - the health benefits are tremendous - or simply relax in the nearby sulphur pools.  After your time relaxing here, you will be driven back to your hotel in Ashdod, feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.  

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Port pick-up and drop-off services
  • Private 10 hour tour led by a fully qualified and licensed tour guide ($40 applies for each additional hour)
  • Transport by a new air-conditioned private car

The Tour does not include:

  • Entrance fees
  • Parking and toll roads
  • Food and drinks

Notes:

  • This itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish
  • On Saturday and holidays, an extra charge of $125 applies
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders
  • Recommended to bring along: Comfortable walking shoes, hats, bathing suits, towels, sun protection
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 3 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less then 1 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

This is a service we provide for travelers who arrive in Israel via cruise ship. In essence, it is a private tour which runs directly from the Port of Haifa and Ashdod to the tour destinations offered

The price includes a private car and attached tour guide which will pick you up from the Port of Haifa and Ashdod and return you to the same location. The trip is limited to 10 hours ($40 for every extra hour). Find full information under the "Additional Information" section of each tour.

The price does not include entrance fees, food and drinks, parking or toll roads. Find detailed information under the "Additional Information" section of each tour.

Yes, the mentioned itinerary is only a proposal; we can customize this private tour according to your wish. Please note that if, due to the changes, the tour duration be above 10 hours, you will be required to pay $40 for every extra hour.

Nearly all languages. However, it is advisable to book in advance tours in languages that aren’t English, Spanish, Russian, German or French. Plus, in certain cases, a tour guide in a language not mentioned above may incur an additional fee ($30-100 – depending on the language and the tour).

You don’t have to, but it is appreciated by tour guides as a sign of your satisfaction with the services he has provided. 

Sure, just ask the guide.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

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