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Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea

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    What to Expect
    This full-day tour begins with a prearranged Jerusalem hotel pickup in a private, air-conditioned coach.
    The itinerary on this tour can be customized to any interests, for example, spending more time at one location over another. That’s one of the primary advantages of this private tour.
    The first stop is at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. From atop the mount, there is also a view of the Dome of the Rock, a shrine located on the Temple Mount and one of the oldest works of Islamic architecture. It is arguably Jerusalem's most recognizable landmark.
    Throughout the day, listen as your guide shares interesting information about Jerusalem’s 4,000-year-old history and explains its sacred place in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religions.
    The tour then passes through the Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives. This garden is known as the place where Jesus prayed, and also where his disciples slept, the night before his crucifixion. Then it’s off to the Walls of Jerusalem that surround the Old City. The walls were built in the 1530s, when Jerusalem was part of the Ottoman Empire, to protect its borders from intruders.
    Further along through the Armenian Quarter, visit the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites, then to the Christian Quarter along the Via Dolorosa, the street that Jesus walked along on the way to his crucifixion. Here, look for the 14 stations of the cross while retracing Jesus’ steps to the Hill of Calvary, now the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
    Upon arrival at the Dead Sea, change into a swimsuit and head to the water. At 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level, this is the lowest place on earth. After applying a covering of mineral-rich black mud, wash it off in a sulfur pool before a therapeutic swim or float in the legendary Dead Sea.
    The tour concludes here for a return trip to your original departure point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located hotel or prearranged pickup location in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle
    • Up to 10 hours
    Exclusions
    • Toll and parking fees
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance fees for the Dead Sea (approx. 12 USD per person)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • A modest dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • Please note, toll costs and parking fees will be at your own expense
    • Pick up time: 08:30.If you would like to depart in a different time, please contact local supplier.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I took this tour from Tel Aviv. Overall it was a good tour of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, however, I thought it was quite expensive ($131) for what it was. Our tour guide, Hava, was nice and made the tour entertaining. Two things I didn't like. One, and maybe this is common with
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    Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea
    Responded 8 Jun 2019
    Thanks for the favorable review of your tour guided by Hava.She had much guiding expereince and knowledge to maange her group of travelers. The region you visited is world famous for the mineral rich products.Many travelers do wish to purchase items. The drop off system is challenged daily!! Most travelers want/insist on a direct dropff right outside their pickup hotel entrance!!(We are frequently criticzed for not doing this.) Central drop offs would certailny be an excellent snd convenient option, but still we are unable to do this with large volumes.In smaller groups it does happen on its own at the guides and drivers discretion and traveler cooperation.
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    Great experience! The tour guide Itamar expressed in a sympathetic, friendly and knowledgeable way the history/ stories around Jerusalem. It has been interesting and encouraging to listen to him. Highly recommend to do this trip.
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    Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea
    Responded 14 Apr 2019
    Dear Claudi Bein Harim appreciates you sharing this rave review of your tour guided by Itamar. We are always happy to read when travellers come away satisfied with a memeorable tour experience.Hope to see you again
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    We booked the tour (1 day) and were assigned to Yoav Malach. If you have the chance to work with him, the trip is already set to be excellent. Yoav knows the local surroundings and has a charming & funny way to convey the knowledge. The only small critique was the proposal of
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    Response from BeinHarim-Israel, Media customer service at Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea
    Responded 30 Mar 2019
    Thanks very much for this 5 star review of your day guided by Yoav. We are appreciative of your account of the tour management that you got to see many locations with him.. We are regretful the restuarant menu was not to your taste or liking. It caters for large groups in this vicnity and helps us to be on shedule, but we do keep a check on customer satisfaction.
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    Just called and tried to book this tour, it cost $131 and not $75. They do have several tours but none of them start at this price point
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    Response from MariaM16620, Operational representative at Private Tour: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Jerusalem Including Old Jerusalem, Western Wall and the Dead Sea
    Responded 4 Jan 2019
    Dear 31sachal, Which exactly tour did you mean? We have several tours which start at this price point - if the pick up is from Jerusalem and not from Tel Aviv, and if it is a big group: Jerusalem Old & New - 73 USD; Jerusalem in the footsteps of Jesus - 75 USD, Jerusalem Half Day costs 49 USD, Bethlehem Half Day costs 70 USD... Sincerely yours, Bein Harim Tourism Sevices team
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    Our tour guide was knowledgeable knew the old city like the back of his hand. I expanded my knowledge and learned things I didn't know or had forgotten over the years. I only wish we had more time.
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