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- Tour number: 1511
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.
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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.
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).
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