Our two-day tour of Israel’s main attractions shows you the highlights of the Old City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the historic Masada, and the magnificent and therapeutic Dead Sea. This two day excursion packs in all the must see main attractions of Israel.
Our day begins with a dramatic panoramic view of the new and old city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. From this point it is also possible to see the famous Temple Mount in the Old City. From the Mount of Olives we travel along the Kidron Valley to view the Garden of Gethsemane and the City Walls. Via the Armenian Quarter, we enter the Old City and visit the Wailing Wall. Walking through Jerusalem’s Old City Bazaar we reach the Christian Quarter and follow the Via Dolorosa – the Stations of the Cross- to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of the crucifixion. We then make our way to the renovated Jewish Quarter and the Cardo, walking along the old Byzantine main street, dating back 1,700 years.
From the Old City of Jerusalem we head out to Bethlehem, driving via the Nativity Circle. In Bethlehem, we visit the cave where Jesus was born as well as the special Manger Square, which holds the Church of the Nativity, possibly the world’s oldest existing church. We also visit the Milk Grotto, where Mary fed her son. Our last stop in Bethlehem before we return to Jerusalem to end our day, will be to the Shepherds’ Fields and the beautiful Church of the Shepherds’ Fields.
Tour ends at approx. 17:00
Return time to Tel Aviv by 18:30
*Please bring hats, comfortable shoes, bathing suits, towels, and sun protection. .
*Treatments must be reserved a day in advance.
On Saturdays, the Israel Tour at the Holocaust Museum is closed. Instead, a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane & Mount Zion is offered
Passports are compulsory.
This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
Hotel includes B&B
Single supplement $60 per person (High season $120)
The spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) months are generally considered the best times to visit Israel. The weather is mild, and you can enjoy pleasant temperatures for outdoor activities. It’s advisable to check the specific weather conditions and any local events that might impact your visit.
Israeli cuisine is diverse and delicious. Some must-try dishes include falafel (deep-fried chickpea balls), hummus (a creamy chickpea dip), shawarma (grilled meat served in a pita), shakshuka (eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce), and various fresh salads like tabbouleh and Israeli salad.
You can take some time to explore Israel on your own, or here at Egged Tours, we provide a large selection of half-day, single day and multiple-day guided tours which you can enjoy in combination with this tour. If you prefer to customize your itinerary, we also offer private tours in Israel for your convenience.
If you are interested in seeing more historical Christian destinations, consider booking one of our Nazareth tours.
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