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Ashdod Shore Excursion: ALL Jerusalem Highlights + visit to Bethlehem

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    This full-day tour begins with a Port of Ashdod pickup in an air-conditioned minivan. 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. According to the Gospels, a number of important events in the life of Jesus took place here, including his ascent into heaven. The Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and continues to be a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers. From here, see the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jewish landmark at the Temple Mount Esplanade. It has been said that this is where heaven meets earth.

    Continue past the Garden of Gethsemane, where it is believed that Jesus prayed on the night he was arrested by Roman soldiers. Continue to Mount Zion and the Last Supper Room, then to the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem to see the famous Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites. In the Christian Quarter, walk along the Via Dolorosa, the street that Jesus walked 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.

    Continue on to Cardo, the main thoroughfare of Byzantine Jerusalem where the coach will provide transportation for the short trip to Bethlehem.

    Explore the Church of the Nativity, where the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is said to have occurred. Manger Square is where the majority of religious activity in Bethlehem takes place, with the Church of the Nativity and the Mosque of Omar, the oldest and only mosque in the old city of Bethlehem. See where Jesus was placed in a manger after his birth. Shop for souvenirs at some of the Palestinian markets, then board the coach for a return trip to the Port of Ashdod.

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:

    We will ensure your timely return to the Ashdod Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Look for a sign with your name on it as you arrive at the cruise terminal in Ashdod

    Ports
    Port of Ashdod
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Viator's worry-free guarantee
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Duration of the tour may vary
    • Some sites may not be visited and others included subject to accessibility, security, holiday festivities, opening times, queues, traffic, time constraints, and other unforeseen circumstances
    • Good walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, and clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel for Bethlehem only
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    During our Mediterranean cruise we booked 2 days of private small group tour from guided tours Israel. Day 1 was Ashdod Shore Excursion: ALL Jerusalem Highlights + visit to Bethlehem as well as the Dead sea and more Day 2 was Haifa Shore Excursion: Nazareth and Galilee Day Trip
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    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There were 14 of us on the tour which was comprehensive and the experience was exactly what we had hoped for. The handling of our booking by Leo was much appreciated. Our guide Gil was knowledgeable and looked after us extremely well. The
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    It was a very full day, but our guide was excellent- very knowledgeable, very patient and with really excellent English. The small group was a real advantage, we had no trouble finding the tour, the y delivered everything they promised.
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    We did this trip AND the Haifa (Nazareth & Gallilee) small group tours on consecutive days from our cruise ship.We were 6 people. Administration and booking was handled professionally by Leo, who kept us well informed about the size of our group and provided full and honest
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    Our group of 21 friends had a great time in Israel! Guided Tours was very helpful in planning where to visit and how to arrange our sightseeing. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the bus was beautiful, first class transportation. Thanks, Guided Tours!
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