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- Tour number: 1502
This private tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Haifa Port shows your two ancient cities, both loaded with cultural and historical significance. Stand at the Mount of Olives and gaze at the Dome of the Rock, before walking through the Old City’s four distinct quarters, one by one. Visit the Western Wall, a true open-air synagogue, and then retrace the last steps of Jesus on the Via Dolorosa, before entering the sacred Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the spot where he was first crucified and then buried. Drink coffee, purchase spices and haggle for souvenirs in the lively Muslim bazaar then journey onto Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus. Step inside the Church of the Nativity, explore the Milk Grotto and perhaps visit one of the other churches in the locale. This tour is perfect for those who want a taste of history and religion, with stunning sites thrown in for good measure.
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After being picked up by your private guide, travel by air-conditioned bus from Haifa port to Jerusalem, around a two-hour ride. Stand at the top of the Mount of Olives and gaze out at panoramic views of the city, including the stunning Dome of the Rock. Pass through the Kidron Valley and the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was said to have prayed the night before his crucifixion. Then begin your walk through the Old City in the Armenian Quarter, wandering through ancient Byzantine roads and into the Jewish Quarter, where you can stand in awe in front of the Western Wall. Also known as the Wailing Wall, this is the equivalent of an open-air synagogue and a site that it is extraordinarily holy for Jews, being the last remaining wall of the Second Temple.
Walk through the Cardo, a bustling thoroughfare in Roman Times, and into the Christian Quarter, retracing the steps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa. Then enter into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, noting the carved crosses in the stone walls. This is the site where Jesus was both crucified and buried and is a focal point for Christian pilgrims. Then onto the Muslim Quarter, full of spices, coffee pottery and more. Journey onto Bethlehem, around 30 minutes drive, and stroll through Manger Square, flanked by both the Church of the Nativity and the Mosque of Oman, then explore the Milk Grotto where the Virgin Mary was said to have nursed Jesus. It is also possible to visit the Roman Catholic St. Catherine’s church, as well as the Greek Orthodox Church nearby. Then return to Haifa Port with your guide to rejoin your cruise ship.
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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