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From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Biblical Full-Day Tour

1. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Biblical Full-Day Tour

Begin your tour of Biblical Jerusalem with a bird’s eye view across the city from the Mount of Olives. From here you can see beyond the Old City walls to Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock. Then drive down the mount, passing an ancient Jewish cemetery, the Biblical Garden of Gethsemane, the stunning Church of All Nations and the Kidron Valley where monumental Jewish tombs have stood for centuries. As you approach the Old City, you'll pass the Dormition Church and arrive on Mount Zion. In Jerusalem, visit the Room of the Last Supper where Christ ate with his Apostles on the eve of his crucifixion. This room is also called the Upper Room as it is on a floor over the site of King David’s Tomb. Then enter the Old City Armenian Quarter via the Zion Gate and pass the Armenian Church of St. James. Your tour guide will tell you about the fascinating Armenian culture, before you move on to the Jewish Quarter. Here the tour pauses at the Byzantine-era Cardo. This excavated, 1,500-year-old street was once Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare. In the Jewish Quarter you'll stop to see the sacred Western Wall. As the last surviving part of the Second Jewish Temple, the Western Wall is the holiest Jewish landmark in the world. Here you'll join others who come to place a prayer note in the crevices of the ancient wall. Then, retrace the course Jesus took as he carried his cross to Calvary along the Via Dolorosa. You'll arrive at the sacred Holy Sepulchre. This 4th century church holds the last few Stations of the Cross including Calvary where Jesus was crucified and his burial tomb. The vast structure is shared by several Christian denominations and has more than 30 chapels. Then, conclude your tour with a little retail therapy in the traditional Old City bazaar before the trip back to your hotel.

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Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Dead Sea Private Tour

2. 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 the salty Dead Sea. Afterwards, be returned to your hotel in Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv.

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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 sightseeing through the Holy Land, customized to meet your preferences.

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From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem & the Dead Sea Tour

4. From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem & the Dead Sea Tour

Your first stop in Jerusalem is the Mount of Olives where you can look out across the ancient city. As you descend the Mount of Olives you'll see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations with its colorful mosaic pediment, and the Jewish burial tombs of Zechariah, Absalom and BeneiHazir. Pass through the Kidron Valley and follow the walls of the Old City to the entrance to the Armenian Quarter. Walk along the Cardo where Crusader shops once lined the street, now home to modern up-market stores. Next, visit the Jewish Quarter and the Western Wall (Kotel or Wailing Wall). This wall is the last remaining wall of the Jewish Temple which was destroyed in 70 A.D. Jews gather here at all hours of the night and day to pray. You can place a prayer note in the cracks between the huge stones of the wall. Then, walk the Via Dolorosa or the Way of the Cross. The Via Dolorosa wends its way through the Old City lanes and markets. Each of the 14 Stations of the Cross where Jesus paused is marked with an explanation of the events. We reach the last point on this holy route at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, constructed on the site where Jesus was crucified at Golgotha. After seeing the highlights of Jerusalem, your journey takes you out of Jerusalem and past the city of Jericho to the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth at about 400 meters below sea level. After an exciting day of sightseeing, relax with a refreshing swim in the famous sea. The Dead Sea is 9.6 times saltier than the ocean and the high saline content will keep you afloat so you can pose for a classic photo while reading a newspaper. At the end of your tour, you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

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Jerusalem Christian Private Tour

5. Jerusalem Christian Private Tour

Start at the at the Mount of Olives, where you can see all of Jerusalem. Drive to the Garden of Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations or the Basilica of the Agony. Head through the Armenian quarter to the Mount of Zion, to visit the room where Jesus is thought to have had his last supper with his disciples.Visit the beautiful Dormition Church and descend into the crypt where Mary is said to have fallen into an “eternal sleep.” Descend along the old city walls to enjoy breathtaking views and visit the Western Wall. Cross the Muslim neighborhood and along the Via Dolorosa. At the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, climb up to Golgotha and descend to the quarry. Walk through the immense church with the resurrection story evolving before your eyes. Walk through the Christian quarter of the old city before ending the tour.

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What people are saying about Garden of Gethsemane

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! :-)

BEAUTIFUL, EXCITING, VERY GOOD TOUR THE KARIM GUIDE

WE WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THE EMOTIONS THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN US, JERUSALEM AND BETHLEHEM WILL REMAIN IN THE HEART FOREVER, AND THIS WE MUST ABOVE YOU KARIM, MYTHICAL GUIDE THAT YOU HAVE GOT TO KNOW YOUR BEAUTIFUL PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE. YOUR WORK BRAVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII, CONTINUATE COSIIII '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' '

Our tour included Jerusalem with the Dead Sea. Collecting and organizing went perfectly and without any problems. We particularly liked the trip in the "Van" and not in our guide Adi gave us the best information about the chapters available in the short amount of time in historical, social and current time topics. Here again a big thank you to Adi Wagner.

We (6 people around the age of 50) did a tour of Bethlehem and Jerusalem for over 9 hours and we never got bored for a minute. Raffi Burger, our tour guide did a sensational job and we can warmly recommend it - very big cinema!