Enjoy a wonderful view of the City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives. View the walls of the Old City and the Garden of Gethsemane in the Kidron Valley. Continue on to the Western Wall going through the Armenian Quarter passing by the local bazaar and the Christian Quarter including the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Stroll along the main Byzantine Street and the Cardo. From there continue on to Mount Zion to visit the Hall of the Last Supper and David’s Tomb. Enjoy a view of Bethlehem and the Judean Desert. From there continue on to see the government buildings, Knesset and Menorah in the New City of Jerusalem and explore the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
Descend to the Judean Desert via the inn of the Good Samaritan. Stop at Qumran, and view the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Ascend Masada by cable car to tour the 2000-year-old fortress and palace built by King Herod. Drive via Ein Gedi and float in the mineral-rich Dead Sea - at 400 meter. Below sea level, the lowest place on earth. Take a mud-bath! And benefit from the therapeutic qualities of the natural Dead Sea mud.
Drive back to Jerusalem with over view of Jericho and old Roman Road.
Recommend to bring: hats, bathing suits, towels, comfortable shoes and beach thongs for the Dead Sea.
Modest dress and comfortable shoes required.
Day 1 in Bethlehem is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
Passport is required.
On Saturdays the Holocaust Museum is closed. Substituted by visit to Garden of Gethsemane.(Day 1- the 1st tour option)