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Jerusalem: City Highlights and Dead Sea Day Trip

Product ID: 235747
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Explore the highlights of Jerusalem with a professional tour guide. Visit Old Jerusalem, walk the Via Dolorosa as Jesus did on his way to the Calvary, and see the Holy Sepulchre. After a day of sightseeing relax and have a swim in the Dead Sea.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German

Pickup included

Pickup from Jerusalem Hotels at 08:30 AM
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem with a professional tour guide
  • Visit the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the Mount of Olives
  • Relax at the Dead Sea and enjoy a refreshing swim
  • Treat yourself with a natural spa treatment with black Dead Sea mud
  • Float in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea
Full description
The first stop of this trip is in Jerusalem at the Mount of Olives where you can look out across the ancient city. Peer over the walls of Jerusalem's Old City and on to the many famous sites like the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount with its iconic gold colored dome. While descending the Mount of Olives see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations with its colorful mosaic pediment, and the Jewish burial tombs of Zechariah, Absalom, and Benei Hazir.

Passing through the Kidron Valley, you will  follow the walls of the Old City until reaching the Zion Gate and the entrance to the Armenian Quarter. From here you will walk along the Cardo, the restored main Byzantine street which ran through the Old City. The stone openings lining the Cardo once housed Crusader shops and today they host upmarket modern stores. The restoration and excavation of the Cardo is not yet complete and you can see the various stages of this process.

Arrive in the Jewish Quarter at the Western Wall, also known as the Kotel or Wailing Wall. It is the last remaining retaining wall of the Jewish Temple which was destroyed in 70AD. Here Jews gather 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.

The next site is the Via Dolorosa or Way of the Cross. This was the route Jesus took while carrying his cross towards his crucifixion. The Via Dolorosa makes its way through the Old City lanes and markets. Each of the 14 Stations of the Cross where Jesus paused are marked with an explanation of the events.

The last point on this holy route is at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, constructed on the site where Jesus was crucified at Golgotha. The huge church has several beautifully adorned chapels and within the church are five of the Stations of the Cross, the Chapel of the Nailing on the Cross, the Rock of Calvary, and the place where Jesus was laid to rest in his tomb .

After a day of sightseeing this tour takes you outside of Jerusalem, passing the biblical city of Jericho and further south to the Dead Sea. On the way through the desert notice as you pass the mark which indicates that you are now going beneath sea level.

The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth at about 400 meters below sea level. Relax with a 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. Pose for a classic shot reading a newspaper. Give yourself a natural spa treatment by covering your skin with the black Dead Sea mud, then plunge back into the water for a rejuvenating swim.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Government-licensed tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Insurance

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts)
• Head covering is required for visiting holy places
• Hotel pickup is only provided from centrally located hotels
• The local partner will confirm the pickup time and address
• If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point
Organized by

Israel Click Tours

Product ID: 235747