Jerusalem and The Dead Sea

Jerusalem and The Dead Sea
Price: $155.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 10 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress In some of the holy places there is a modest dress-code enforced and it is a good idea to prepare for this. We recommend wearing clothing that covers the shoulders, chest, and below the knees (no shorts or sleeveless shirts please. Also, if you choose to float in the Dead Sea, please bring a bathing suit, towel, and water-sandals, as the beach can be rocky.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation and should be in good physical shape to participate in this all day tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Jerusalem and The Dead Sea

During this approximately 10-hour small group tour you will leave the Port of Ashdod for the walled city of old Jerusalem to explore the Christian, Jewish and Armenian quarters.

Visit the Wailing Wall, aptly named for the devout who cry out in prayers at the wall. See the Temple Mount and King David's Citadel, then retrace Jesus' footsteps to his crucifixion on the venerated Via Dolorosa.

Stand in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher that was built over the tomb of Jesus and be on the lookout for good finds while in the Arab Market.

Just outside the old city walls you will see Mount Zion, King David's tomb and Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus stayed up all night praying with his disciples.

From there you will take a scenic ride out to the Dead Sea, a salt lake located on the lowest point of land and one of the world's most popular health resorts starting with Herod the Great. You will have the option of stepping into its therapeutic waters and float along while the sea's high mineral content supports you. If you choose to not go into the waters of the Dead Sea, you also have the option of purchasing a snack and beverage at the cafeteria located on the beach. From there, you can enjoy your snack and take in the magnificent views.

This popular tour sells out fast - reserve your spot today so as not to miss out.

4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  5 ReviewsReview This Tour
Well Worth It
December 20, 2019
Hagai (sp?) gave us a very informative and well-organized tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea area. As a former IDF officer for many years, he was completely undaunted by the crowds and the nearly steady rain that fell during the day. My only suggestions for the future: make SURE your participants see the Garden Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre--we tragically missed it in the crush of humanity there and our guide was no where to be found--and spend less time at the Dead Sea. I did the "float," and it was memorable but I would have rather spent more time in the City of David. Our guide, Jewish, was very, very respectful to the sensitivities of our mostly Christian group.
Reviewer: Jeff Danco
4 Stars
jerusalem
October 24, 2019
Guide was excellent. Enjoyed learning about the history. The best part, though was discussion re what it is like to live in Israel these days. Time to stand a bit and discuss. Plenty of time for questions and to look around. The Dead Sea was an opportunity of a lifetiime.
Reviewer: pamela fallo
5 Stars
Our Day in Jerusalem
October 24, 2019
Hagib is a well educated tour guide and he is able to communicate his knowledge in an interesting way. This tour was an effective and efficient way to visit Jerusalem and The Dead Sea in a short period of time. We appreciated that he adapted the schedule so we could go to the Dead Sea when it was less crowded and less hot. Shore Excursion Group's small group sizes are a much better way to tour. As added value, we stopped and saw from a distance a fourth century monastery.
Reviewer: Angela
5 Stars
Amazing
November 25, 2018
This excursion was very informative and fun. The guide was very much of the historian and new the background of why and where your stuff was. Enjoyed this trip thoroughly and would definitely do it again in the future.
Reviewer: Neal berkey
5 Stars
Review
May 23, 2018
The tour was very good although we had limited time because of slow custom check. (2000 passengers and 12 custom agents)
Reviewer: David Lennon
4 Stars