Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, and the Dead Sea 2 days
2 days to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, Dead Sea Itinerary
Jerusalem is an ancient city going back to the 4 millennium B.C.E. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. Jerusalem is a holy city to the 3 major religions in the world today. They are Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. For the Christians there is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Moslems have the Dome of the Rock, and for the Jews it is the Wailing Wall. Jerusalem has an Old City and New City. There are many holy places and places of worship. The city has been in conflict for thousands of years, and has been through many wars. Walking through the Old City feel like you have gone back in time, walk on the cobbled stones, and through the markets.
Masada was built on a plateau in the first century and later captured in 31 B.C. by Herod the Great. He built palaces for himself on Masada. The Jews took over Masada until the Romans finally breached the walls of the fortress around 73 C.E.
The ramp that the Romans built still stands here at Masada, as do bath houses, an ancient synagogue, the Roman barracks, and much more.
Dead Sea is the bed of water that is devoid of any plant or animal life due to its high salt content. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth. The water is usually very warm like bath water, and very soothing, with its high mineral content. People from all over the world flock here for its healing capacities.
Pick up at your hotel in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
Start with a view of Jerusalem, the Old City and the Temple Mount.
Drive along the Kidron Valley, view the Mount of Olives, the Church of all Nations, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the burial tombs.
Enter the Old City through the Zion Gate, to the Byzantine Cardo by way of the Armenian Quarter.
Proceed to the Western Wall by the Jewish Quarter.
Walk along the Via Dolorosa, follow the Stations of the Cross, arriving at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Walk through the market, and travel to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.
Walk across Manger Square to the Church of Nativity.
Return to hotel for overnight.
We start the day off with breakfast in your hotel. Descend down to the Dead Sea by way of the Judean Desert, on the way pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan, and stop at the sea level marker. See Jericho in the distance.
Continue to Masada. Take the cable car to the top and look down at the snake path. Tour the synagogue, the Bath houses, the Roman barracks, and much more.
Returning pass the oasis of Ein Gedi, and Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
Arrive at the Dead Sea for a swim, even if you can't swim you can float.
- One night in 3* hotel ( bed & breakfast basis).
- Price includes accommodation per person in a double room.
- Two touring days.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
- Entrance fees.
- Lunch, dinner, drinks.
- Personal expenses
- Personal insurance
- Single supplement $60, and $70 in high season.
What you need to know:
JerusalemPick up 08:20Tel AvivPick up 07:05
- Very warm clothing in Winter, cool comfortable clothing and head covering in Summer.
- Good walking shoes.
- Personal insurance is not included.
- Bring passport
NatanyaPick up 06:20Hertzelilya Pick up 06:50