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  • From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Dead Sea & Bethlehem Full-Day Tour

    1. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Dead Sea & Bethlehem Full-Day Tour

    Explore the holiest cities on earth, either in a shared or private, customizable tour. Starting from Tel Aviv at 6:30 AM, travel to three of Israel's highlights. Start your guided tour in the "City of Gold." Visit Jerusalem's Old City including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Sepulchre. Explore local Markets, Byzantine Cardo, and Western Wall.  Next, embark on a tour of Bethlehem and witness the Church of the Nativity, the city where Jesus Christ was born. Those who are not interested in Bethlehem can instead opt to enjoy free time in Jerusalem while others explore Bethlehem. In the afternoon, begin heading east through the Judean Desert. Enjoy a journey to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and savor bathing and floating upon the therapeutic waters. At 4:30 PM leave the Dead Sea and return to Tel Aviv. Arrival should be around 7:00 PM.

    Excellent guide and excellent day full of historical landmarks with unique stories. Thank you

  • Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Full-Day Trip from Tel Aviv

    2. Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Full-Day Trip from Tel Aviv

    On this full-day tour of the Holy Land, enjoy pick-up from your hotel in Tel Aviv in a comfortable air-conditioned coach and travel along highway no' 1 to Jerusalem. You’ll be accompanied throughout the day by a knowledgeable, professional guide. You’ll enjoy a panoramic overview from Mount Scopus, overlooking the new city of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the old city. As you travel along the Kidron Valley, you’ll be able to take in views the Garden of Gethsemane as well as the walls of the city. On reaching the Armenian Quarter you'll enter the Western or Wailing Wall square via the local bazaar. You’ll see the Christian Quarter and the Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Dolorosa. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is considered to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus. You'll also walk along the 1700-year-old Byzantine Cardo, the main street, and ...

    it was a great tour with omri and david,they were very experienced and helpful.Everything was great ,we had a very good time

  • Full-Day Tour of Jerusalem with Bethlehem or Dead Sea Option

    3. Full-Day Tour of Jerusalem with Bethlehem or Dead Sea Option

    This tour of the old city of Jerusalem is completely flexible and can include all the places that you want to see. If you’d like to visit sites of particular interest to Christianity, you'll be accompanied by a guide expert in all the relevant sites. On this full-day excursion you’ll discover the church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa, Garden of Gethsemane, Room of the Last Supper, and much more. If you prefer a Jewish-focused tour your guide will be expert on sites such as the Western Wall, Mount of Olives, Jewish Quarters, the synagogues, and others. You can also visit Bethlehem and the church of the nativity, make a visit to the Holocaust Museum at Yad Vashem, or spend more time in Jerusalem's new city. You might prefer to include a short visit to the Dead Sea for an afternoon float at the lowest place on earth! Whatever you choose to do, you’ll have a full day of travel and s...

    David Ringler is an awesome guide. With a group of 7 friends, we needed to leave a little later, no issue. The program was very fluid, adjusting to our needs. He is very upbeat and knowledgeable, speaks 7 languages and is very sociable. Even though no food/beverages were included, he bought water, beer, shisha... He will make sure the car is cool when you get back. He will get you to the quiet beach at the Dead Sea. Make sure to carve ample of time out, his stories might take a little longer than you've planned time for! :-)

  • From Sharm El Sheikh: Dead Sea and Jerusalem Day Tour

    4. From Sharm El Sheikh: Dead Sea and Jerusalem Day Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel and travel in a fully air-conditioned bus to Taba, where you will cross the border into Israel. Make the first stop of the day at the Dead Sea, the lowest point of elevation on Earth. While here swim in the salty water which enables you to float. Next, discover Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. Wander its numerous alleyways with small shops. Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the on-site restaurants before making your way to Jerusalem. Once in the city, enjoy the view from the Mount of Olives. Visit notable local landmarks including the Wailing Wall and Temple Mount. After strolling across the Arab market on Via Dolorosa, you can visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Finally, be transferred back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

  • Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Dead Sea Private Tour

    5. Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Dead Sea Private Tour

    Meet your private guide at your hotel in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Drive to the Old City of Jerusalem and start a leisurely walk through the city. Enter the Old City at the Jaffa Gate and enjoy the views of King David's Citadel. Walk through the Armenian neighborhood and see the Last Supper Room and King David's Tomb at Mount Zion. Visit the Jewish Neighborhood to see the Western Wall. Explore the colorful Arab Markets of the Muslim neighborhood of the city. Continue through the Christian neighborhood and visit the Holy Sepulcher Church. Visit the Mount of Olives to visit the Gethsemane Garden. Then, drive across the Palestinian border to visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Visit the ancient Nativity Church and explore the Nativity and Manger grottoes.  Continue the tour by driving across the Judea Desert to the Dead Sea. Visit the famous Dead Sea Resort at Kalia to enjoy a swim in...

  • From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem & Jericho

    6. From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem & Jericho

    Decent to the Judean desert, you will see the Inn of the Good Samaritan on route. Look out over the remarkable moonscape of the breathtaking Judean desert. Then continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Stop at Zacheus Sycamore to see the oldest Sycamore tree, which Zacheus climbed in order to spot Jesus. Visit the Mound of Ancient Jericho, where 25 ancient cities were uncovered. Founded in 8,000 BC, Jericho is also the oldest Jewish settlement and was captured by Joshua and Israel in 1,200 BC. Stop for overview of Mt. Temptation, where Satan endeavored to tempt Jesus, and get an overview of the oasis of Jericho and Elisha's Spring. Departing Jericho back to the Judean mountains and the city of Bethlehem. Bethlehem is the birthplace of King David, and literally translates as “City of Bread,” due to the wheat crop that grew in the region. According to Christian tradition, it ...

    You'll be able to visit some unique sites and experience the Palestinian culture in the best way possible. Our guide Zahi Shaked has made the day unforgettable, made everyone so welcome and went above and beyond expectations by not only by sharing his profound knowledge of the places we visited but most important showing his passion and love for the places we visited. He made sure the whole group stayed very engaged for the all duration of the trip. We visited Judean desert and the berber lifestyle, the river Jordan and the site where Jesus was baptised, the oldest town of Jericho and Bethlehem. I always wanted to visit Palestine and understand more about such a fascinating culture and people and my expectation were not just met, made me love it even more. We had the huge privilege to get a glimpse of how the real people who lives in the area live and was all down to Zahi. I have done many other tours in Israel and around the world but this one

  • From Tel Aviv: Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour

    7. From Tel Aviv: Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour

    Embark on a comprehensive full-day tour of the West Bank of the Jordan River to discover the rich history behind the region. Depart Tel Aviv at 6:30 AM and then arrive on the West Bank after one hour and meet your guide. Beginning with the ancient baptism site of Qasr el Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River at around 8:00 AM, you'll be able to visit the marble steps leading into the river, said to be the very place where Jesus was baptized. At 8:45, move onto the city of Jericho itself, the oldest city in the world, where you will visit the ruins of ancient Jericho and view the nearby Mount of Temptation in the adjacent hills. Then continue to Ramallah at 10:15 and walk the streets of this modern city and see life in the big city on the West Bank. The tour will head to Manara Square, the thriving commercial district, and visit Yasser Arafat's tomb. Stop for lunch at around 1:00 PM be...

    Will for sure use you next for a new trip in the area. Excellent guide and all went smooth.

  • Jerusalem: Half-Day Bethlehem Tour

    8. Jerusalem: Half-Day Bethlehem Tour

    After meeting at the Church of David, you will begin your 4 to 5-hour tour, depending on the season. You will explore some of the religious highlights of Bethlehem, including the Church of the Nativity, St. Catherine, and the Shepherds' Fields. You will begin with the chance to visit the 1,500-year-old Church of Nativity where Jesus was born. From there you will enjoy beautiful views of the Old City of Bethlehem complete with the Manger Square. You will then take a ride through the city of Bethlehem and Beit Sahour passing by the main sites. A special visit to the Milk Grotto is also available , as well as a tour to the Shepherd’s Field where the Angels first announced the birth of Jesus Christ.

    This was an excellent tour, well timed and made better by a capable and experienced local (Elijah Tours) guide and the special Church guide. Our tour guide was always eager to explain, using his knowledge as well as his local roots and sense of humor. Our tour was never boring, and also very filling with the tasty treats brought along by our tour guide.

  • Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Private Full-Day Guided Tour

    9. Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Private Full-Day Guided Tour

    Explore two holy cities with a private, customizable tour. Your experienced private guide will be able to answer all your questions and give you the best insights into the most iconic cities of the Middle East. Start with being picked up from your desired address and begin with the "City of Gold", Jerusalem. See the old town including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Sepulchre. Wander around local markets, see the Byzantine Cardo, and visit the Western Wall.  Next, embark on a tour of Bethlehem and witness the Church of the Nativity. Learn about the beginnings of Christianity here.  Then, let your private driver take care of the transfer back to Jerusalem, where you will be dropped off back at your accommodation.

  • Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem and Dead Sea Tour

    10. Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem and Dead Sea Tour

    Following pickup in Jerusalem, you will ride to Bethlehem to meet your guide before heading to the Old City of Bethlehem. You will begin with a guided visit to the Church of the Nativity, as well as the Cave of St. Jerome (a visit to the Nativity Star is not always available). From there, you will continue walking to visit the Milk Grotto Church, where it is believed that the Holy Family found refuge from the Massacre of the Innocents before they could flee into Egypt. You will then ride to the City of the Shepherd's, Bayt Sahur. Once having arrived, you till take a guided visit to the Chapel of The Shepherd's Field, the church where the angels first appeared to the shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. You will then have the chance to visit an olive wood factory and see the artisans crafting the wooden sculptures, which is considered to be an important and old craft in Beth...

    Great tour, all the team went an extra mile to keep all the guests satisfied. Small group & very comfortable clean vehicle.

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Excellent guide and excellent day full of historical landmarks with unique stories. Thank you

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we wnt with Elijah Tours. Very nice people with best knowledge

Guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and full of details.

Mohammed was a fantastic and informative and fun tour guide!