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1. Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv
We start the day by picking you up from your hotel in Tel Aviv and heading to the Dead Sea via the Judean hills. Our drive continues from there along the shores of the Dead Sea, to the desert fortress of Masada. When we arrive at Masada, your guide will tell you the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. You will ascend Masada by cable car and then tour the mountain fortress that was built by King Herod. This is the spot where the Zealots of the 1st century made their last stand against the Roman troops. Explore the site to see the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, and Roman baths. Once we have completed this part of the tour, we will descend Masada by cable car. Our next destination is the Dead Sea. Its shores are the lowest point on dry land on earth. You will have the opportunity to float and swim in the Dead Sea waters that many believe have sp...
Very good tour, however the final change of buses was a bit chaotic and late and we ended up picking up a group of French people in Jerusalem- which was a waste of our time, not mention having to listen to French translation throughout as obviously none of them speak English:(
2. From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip
The journey begins at the Mount of Olives. As you stand above the Jewish cemetery and look out over the Old City, you'll see the Temple Mount where Solomon’s Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, once stood, as well as the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. Additionally, you'll see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the Kidron Valley with its ancient Jewish burial tombs. Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate, pass through the Armenian Quarter on route to the Jewish Quarter and the 1500-year-old Byzantine Cardo. The excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores. Stop at the Kotel, the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. The Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, is the route many pilgrims follow on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the church built on the si...
3. Jericho: Half-Day Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv
After driving through the Judean desert, visitors will pay a short visit to the Good Samaritan Inn, a 16th century Ottoman building that once sheltered caravans of traders. It pays tribute to the New Testament story of the Good Samaritan, who helped Jesus on his return to Jerusalem. The tour will then take a short stop then proceed to the ancient, fascinating city of Jericho, which some describe as the oldest still-inhabited city on earth. The history of this incredible city is as diverse as it is long – going back at least 12,000 years through countless cultures, languages, and empires. Here, the tour stops at the famous Zacheus's Sycamore tree and for a view of the Mount of Temptation where, according to Christian writings, Jesus was tempted by the devil. The last stop is the Mount of Jericho, the oldest part of this ancient city, the oldest in the world.
4. Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv
This half-day tour takes you to the holiest of holy cities, spiritual sanctuary to the 3 great religions of the Western world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dating back over 4 millennia the Old City is so packed with sites that it draws visitors from around the world, whatever their spiritual leanings. You will be traveling with a government licensed tour guide in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, although there will be some walking, so come prepared. Stop at the Mount of Olives to take in a panoramic view of the dusty city below. You'll also stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of The Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Enter the Old City and tour the major attractions, such as the Wailing Wall. Walk through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and the recently restored Roman road of The Cardo, visible on Jewish Quarter Street. Head through the bazaar towards the W...
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Jerusalem in fast passage
The journey took a long time. 2.5 hours to Jerusalem. We had the 1/2 day tour and then enjoyed the free time. Return trip with tram and bus no problem and quite cheap. 16 NIS per person from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.
Absolutely great tour!
Great guide and very good route. Small bus tour, so the group is small what is really good. It is definitely worth the money!
We had one day to spend from Tel Aviv and this trip was just perfect for us.
A nice tour to Jericho with great information about this old city.
Very good. friendly guide and she knows how to handle the group.