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

Tour Overview

When your cruise ship reaches Ashdod port, join a tour to the most sacred cities in the world - Jerusalem, and Bethlehem! This Jerusalem and Bethlehem itinerary was created for travelers arriving at Ashdod cruise port. The Jerusalem and Bethlehem tour from Ashdod is offered to passengers when a cruise ship docks in Ashdod port. You’ll be met by your guide and travel t...

Highlights - Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour from Ashdod Port

You’ll be met at the port in Ashdod by a professional, licensed guide.
Transportation is in a well-maintained, air-conditioned vehicle (approx an hour-long drive to Jerusalem)
Start your tour of Jerusalem with a panoramic view across the city from Mount Scopus.
Visit the most important religious and historic landmarks in Jerusalem and Bethlehem including the Western Wall, Holy Sepulcher Church, and the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.
You’ll be returned to Ashdod port in time to join your cruise ship.



Pickup Places and Prices

From Ashdod
Pick up time 08:00
Price per person:
Price: $120

What To Expect - Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour from Ashdod Port

This Bethlehem and Jerusalem tour from Ashdod port starts when you are met by your tour guide at the cruise port. You’ll be driven to Jerusalem in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. The first stop is on Mount Scopus to take in the view across Jerusalem’s rooftops and domes. The tour continues past the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations on the Mount of Olives. We drive past Kidron Valley, the site of ancient Jewish tombs, and see the Ophel Promenade that runs parallel to the Old City wall.

We enter the Old City through one of the gateways in the 16th-century walls. Here there are views of the Western Wall excavations where more of the ancient city is being uncovered. On a walking tour of the Old City’s top sites, we stop at the Western Wall, a section of the Second Jewish Temple that stood on Temple Mount until 70 AD.

We continue to the Byzantine Cardo, once Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare lined with columns. We follow the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus walked towards Calvary, and arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This 4th-century basilica holds multiple chapels and altars shared by several Christian denominations. The church was built around the site of Christ’s tomb, and Golgotha (Calvary) where Christ was crucified. While in the Old City, we visit several traditional Middle Eastern markets and stop for a lunch break.

Next, we'll drive away from the Old City Bethlehem. Arriving at Manger Square, the tour will continue to the Nativity Church. This magnificent church was built around the Holy Grotto, believed to have been the site of Christ’s birth. From Bethlehem, we return to your cruise ship in Ashdod port.

Additional Information - Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour from Ashdod Port

The tour includes: 

  • Entrance fees
  • Pick up and drop off in Ashdod Port
  • A professional guide for the entire day

Tour does not include:

  • Lunch
  • Tips


  • In the booking process, it is very important to let us know the ship’s name, as well as the docking time. 
  • The schedule shown is for a 9-hour Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Ashdod when pick-up time is 8:00 in the morning and return to the port is by 17:00.  
  • If your cruise ship docks at Ashdod cruise port later than scheduled, we will delay the pick-up time accordingly.  
  • As we are obliged to return you to the port on time, day tours from Ashdod port starting after 8:00 will have to be shortened to meet the ship’s schedule. (A shorter itinerary will not include all the sites listed in the tour description). 
  • When you arrive at the port, a guide from Bein Harim will be waiting for you at the terminal exit holding a sign that reads “Bein Harim”.   
  • A passport is compulsory.                   
  • Please bring a hat and water, and wear modest clothing (covered knees and shoulders) as we will be visiting religious sites.   
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes as there is walking involved on this tour. This excursion is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.
  • Some sites may not be visited and others included subject to accessibility, security, holiday festivities, or other circumstances.
  • Due to visitor overload, a visit to Jesus' Tomb and the Nativity Cave is not always possible.
  • A visit to Bethlehem may require a change of vehicle as well as a local Palestinian guide.
  • The tour is available for customers that arrive on cruise ships to Ashdod port only.    
  • If you are interested in a private tour that includes a guide and vehicle available only to you, you can book from the following link.   

Cancellation Policy

  • 4% charge for notification up to 2 days or more before the start time of the tour.
  • 25% charge for notification of a day before the start time of the tour.
  • 100% charge for notification on the same day of the tour.


Docking time - the estimated time the ship will arrive at the port dock.

Disembarkation time - generally, disembarkation time is 1 hour after docking time. It is the time when passengers get off the ship.

Pickup time - the scheduled time that our tour guides will meet you after disembarkation (8 am).

No worries, you can book the tour and mention your docking time. We will change the pickup time accordingly. Please note that in this case the itinerary will be shortened and will not include all the sites listed

If your docking time changes, we will move the pickup time accordingly. The tour is approximately 8-9 hours but will be shortened if the ship’s docking time is delayed. We monitor the docking times and if something changes we will be notified. However, it’s very important to let us know of any changes in advance via email at  or or via WhatsApp at +972-52-6588834. 

No worries. Our guide will wait for passengers to disembark at the earliest disembarkation time. There may be several disembarkation times. Please make sure you disembark at the earliest possible disembarkation time, which is approximately 1 hour after docking. Regrettably, the whole group cannot be delayed if you miss the earliest possible disembarkation time.

As we are obliged to return you to the port on time, day tours from the port starting after 8:00 will have to be shortened to meet the ship’s schedule. (A shorter itinerary will not include all the sites listed in the tour description). 

Our guide will be waiting for you at the port after you get off the ship. He will be holding a sign that reads “Bein Harim”.

From $120 Per