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

Tour Schedule

This Jerusalem and Dead Sea tour from Haifa Port combines ancient history, religion and architecture with fun and relaxation.  Spend the first part of your day in Jerusalem, gazing at city views from atop the Mount of Olives, before wandering through the Old City, home to three major world religions.  Strolling through the Armenian, Jewish, Christian and Muslim quarters gives you the opportunity to take in sites as unique as the Western Wall, the Cards (an ancient Byzantine thoroughfare) and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, not to mention experience the smells and sounds of the Levant firsthand, in the lively Bazaar.  Afterwards, travel onto the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, and spend the afternoon enjoying yourself, either floating in saline-rich waters, covering yourself in skin-cleansing black mud or soaking in sulphur pools, all whilst enjoying the astonishing Negev desert scenery.  Culture and fun, combined, for a perfect day.

Sites During the Tour

Highlights

Meet your private tour guide at the Haifa 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
Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, relax in sulphur pools
Cover yourself in mineral-rich black mud and enjoy splendid views of the Negev desert
Leave the Dead Sea and head back towards Haifa Port to rejoin your cruise ship

Language Schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
English
French
Spanish
Russian
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From
Haifa
Up to 3 persons
$1283
Up to 6 persons
$1336
Up to 10 persons
$1350

Travelers Reviews

What To Expect

Your private tour begins at Haifa Port, from where you drive south to Jerusalem.  Take in a panoramic view of this extraordinary city, in particular the golden Dome of the Rock, whilst standing at the Mount of Olives.  Then continue through the Kidron Valley to the Old City, which is 2,000 years old and can only be accessed on foot.  Begin your visit there in the Armenian quarter, where brightly-ceramic tiles and pottery are on display, then continue into the Jewish Quarter, walking along the Cardo.  In ancient times, this was a major Byzantine thoroughfare but today has been completely renovated and is full of modern stores.   
Then stand in awe at the Western Wall, the last remaining structure of the Herodian Second Temple and destroyed by the Romans.  Today, it serves as an open-air synagogue, where Jews flock to prayer.  From there, walk through the Christian Quarter, following in the footsteps of Jesus as he trod the Via Dolorosa.  At the end of this route, you will arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the spot where he was both crucified and buried.  Before leaving Jerusalem, take some time to walk in the Bazaar, where all kinds of souvenirs can be purchased. Journey onto the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, and a unique natural phenomenon, its waters being so salty that - literally - it is impossible not to float there.  Soak in sulphur pools, and slather yourself in mineral-rich black mud, which can be found all along the shore.  Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of this relaxing spot whilst gazing at the beauty of your Negev desert surroundings.  Return to Haifa port, with your private guide, feeling entirely rejuvenated.

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off services at the port
  • 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 wishes
  • 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

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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