Israel Shore Excursion - Ashdod Port to Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Jerusalem & Bethlehem

Jerusalem & Bethlehem

Israel Shore Excursion - Christian Theme - departing from Ashdod Port to tour Biblical sites in the Old City of Jerusalem & proceed to cross check point to visit the historical Bethlehem. Private and /or small group tours.


About Bethlehem
Bethlehem is recognized as the birthplace of Jesus & the Star of Bethlehem in the Church of the Nativity marks the spot of his birth. The town is inhabited by one of the oldest Christian communities in the world and is one of the Christian holiest sites. The city, located just 5 miles south of Jerusalem, was turned over to the Palestinian Authority with the 1995 Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement. 


 Jerusalem & Bethlehem                                          Group or Private Tours. Christian Theme.


  [$]   Join a Group Tour

Price    $199 per person 

♦ Price is marked in US Dollars
♦ Go / return Ashdod Port only 
♦ Minimum 4 participants for departure
♦ Guaranteed EXCLUSIVE groups
   maximum 10 participants 



  [$]   Private Tour
 Prices are marked in USD per vehicle

4 seats

 6 seats

10 seats









* Seats do not include guide/driver seat.




 [i]   Shore Excursions Details

Tours are guided in English

Other Languages - Upon Request

Duration      8 to 10 hours
In correlation with ship's anchoring schedule

Group & Private  

Price includes    pick up / drop off mentioned port, tourism licensed vehicle, licensed guide / driver, limited mileage as per published program. 

Not included     Lunch, drinks, entry fees, tips, extras & personal expenses.

 All of the above is vallid till Dec.31st  2015

Tour program 

Pick up from ASHDOD PORT @ 08:00 am. Travel via route 1 to Jerusalem. In Jerusalem the tour begins with a panoramic view of the Old & New City from Mount of Olives. Following a short drive across the Kidron Valley driving by the Garden of Gethsemane, enter the Old City, via 1 of its 7 presently open gates.


Walk by the Armenian & Jewish Quarter, visit the recently excavated and restored Roman road the "Cardo" till the Western Wall, known in Hebrew as the Kottel. Proceed past the Muslim & Christian Quarters and the flamboyant Arab Bazar to the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross). Enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, recognized as the Golgotha & said to contain the Sepulcher – Jesus's the burial site.


Leave Jerusalem & travel to Bethlehem. Cross the check point on foot, over to the Palestinian side and visit the Church of Nativity, Manger Square with some free time to explore the area around the church and its many souvenir shops. Return to Ashdod Port.


Bring along 
Passport, hat, water, comfortable walking shoes & snacks for the way (Nov. to Mar. warm clothes)

General Remarks
♦ Order of sites visited may change - at guide's discretion
♦ Estimated return in Ashdod 18:30 pm.  
♦ Lunch is not included (Break provided to purchase lunch)

♦ Modest dress code (covered shoulders & knees)
♦ Much walking in the Old City


See Tour Plan Israel excursion review on > Cruise Critic 

Important Notice
Visiting Bethlehem is subject to situation in Palestinian Territories   Visit is accompanied by non-qualified – English speaking escort   Israeli buses are not permitted into Palestinian territories, change of vehicle at check points may cause delays.     Tour in Palestinian territories is not covered by our third party travel insurance!!   Israeli passport holders (including dual citizenship), cannot join this tour.









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