Jerusalem (including Dead Sea and Betlahem)
We will pick up you from your hotel around 8 PM. We will drive to Taba which take around 3 hours. We will have a stop along the way for a break. You will need to cross the border by foot to meet your guide and your bus for the start of your tour. It can take time to cross the border as it is quite small and can become crowded. You will have an English guide in Jerusalem and Bethlehem only and may be joined on the tour by other nationalities (mostly Russians). We will start from Eilat and drive along the Arava Valley toward the Dead Sea the deepest point on earth; which is more than 400 metres below sea level. For 1 to 1 ½ hours we will enjoy the marvelous experience of floating (not swimming) in its unique water, which contains an unusual amount of healthy minerals. Also we can shop and explore the Dead Sea’s natural beauty products such as salts, mud, lotions and facial masks. Then we will ascend to the Holy City, Jerusalem. On the way to Jerusalem we will see Qumran Site (where the Dead Sea scrolls were found), the Judean Valle and Jericho where we can see some nomadic Bedouin tribes along the road through Judean Desert. Upon your arrival in Jerusalem you will be met by our tour representative who will accompany you through your tour up until the end of Bethlehem. Reaching Jerusalem we start with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives a good place for an introduction to the city and its history. Then visit Old City in Jerusalem to see the Wailing Wall, which represents the last remnants of the Jewish Temple and continue through the “Way of Suffering” “Via Del Arosa” which leads us to The Church of the Holy Sepulcher where, according to Christian tradition Jesus was crucified and buried. Next we drive to the city of Bethlehem where we will shop at the souvenir shops and enjoy a lunch. Next visit the Church of Nativity which is the central pilgrimage destination for all Christians because Jesus Christ was born there. At the end of the tour drive to Eilat where you will cross the border back into Taba for your transfer back to your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh. Duration of tour is approximately 29 hours from hotel/to hotel.
Trip runs on Monday’s and Thursday’s.
- all transfers By A/C bus
- all entrance fees
- border tax
- lunch in the local restaurant
- English speaking guide in Jerusalem and Bethlehem only
- drinks in the restaurant
- any other personal expenses
- personal insurance
- water & breakfast box
- comfortable shoes, sun glasses & hat
- swimsuit & towel & shower gel or soap
- to visit the Churches clothes should cover shoulders and knees both for women and men
- in the winter months warm clothing