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  • Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

    1. Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

    Embark on a comprehensive full-day tour of the West Bank of the Jordan river to discover the rich history behind this region. Beginning with the ancient baptism site of Qasr el Yahud on the banks of the Jordan river, you'll be able to visit the marble steps leading into the river, said to be the very place where Jesus was baptized. Move on to the 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.  Continue to Ramallah and walk the streets of this modern city and see life in the big city in the West Bank. The tour will head to Manara Square, the thriving commercial district, and visit Yasser Arafat's tomb.  The final stop of the day is the holy sites of Bethlehem, with a visit to the Nativity Church and ending with a visit to the Separation Wall.

    Well organized tour Transportation was comfortable and punctual Tour guide Mr Tamar gave a lot of information History was well explained by other tour guide Mr Abood in Bethlehem Good value for money

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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

  • From Jerusalem: Masada & Dead Sea Full Day Tour with Pick Up

    4. From Jerusalem: Masada & Dead Sea Full Day Tour with Pick Up

    This full-day tour from Jerusalem takes you to the Judean Hills to the site of one of the most remarkable stories in Jewish history, as well as to the shores of the Dead Sea. Perched on a high plateau, the ancient fortified palace of Masada became a refuge for zealots who took a stand against the Romans, until the mass suicide of the zealots in 73 AD. The ruins sit precariously on a plateau some 1,300 feet above sea level and measure 2,000-foot long by 1,000-foot wide. They boast extraordinary views of the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert. It is an exhausting climb, but you will ascend by cable car to make life easier! Explore the fortress built by King Herod in around 37 BC. Visit the remains of the palaces and see mosaic floors, Roman baths and other findings. Masada was also home to the oldest synagogue in Israel, but one of the most remarkable features are the 12 water cisterns, eac...

    Amazing tour guide, Dan Perges, made the experience beyond wonderful. Great driver, too.

  • From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho & River Jordan Tour

    5. From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho & River Jordan Tour

    After pick–up from Jerusalem at 7:45 AM, head to Bethlehem to explore the city before it becomes bustling with other groups. Discover the birthplace of Jesus and the Church of the Nativity, and the streets of the Old City with a knowledgeable guide. Descending through the Judean Desert, arrive into Jericho and ascend the Mount of Temptation via cable car ($16 entrance fees not included). Finally, enjoy a guided tour at the monastery.

    Hi the trip was awesome lots of diffrent locations to see and to fload in the Dead sea was awesome we had a great time all in all but was a bit sad that the program got changed from (Qumran to the Jordan river) but other than that everything was great and fun :)

  • Jericho: Half-Day Tour from Netanya, Herzliya and Tel Aviv

    6. 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.

  • Jericho: Half-Day Tour from Jerusalem

    7. Jericho: Half-Day Tour from Jerusalem

    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 tour will then take a short stop and then continue through the ancient, fascinating city of Jericho, which some describe as th...

  • From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran & Dead Sea

    8. From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran & Dead Sea

    After pickup from your accommodation in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, your full-day tour begins with a drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Stop at the foot of Mount Masada, the ancient fortress constructed in Roman times. Here you can ascend Masada by cable car and explore the site at your own pace.  Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered, and then stop at Ein Gedi, a nature reserve and oasis where you can enjoy a short hike. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Dead Sea and a private beach and spa. Float in the healing waters and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your accommodation in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

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What people are saying about West Bank

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Well organized tour Transportation was comfortable and punctual Tour guide Mr Tamar gave a lot of information History was well explained by other tour guide Mr Abood in Bethlehem Good value for money

A rather relaxing tour with very scenic impressions. The gondola ride to Massada is included. At the Dead Sea there is enough time for a swim or a stay on the water.

Excellent day. Very diverse explanations from the guide (history, religion, economy, culture, various anecdotes). Very good journey, meals, sites and visits.

Fabulous tour and guide - it was a shame that Qasr el Yahud was closed as it would have been fab to visit!

Amazing tour guide, Dan Perges, made the experience beyond wonderful. Great driver, too.