Traveling and Touring
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SELECTED DAY TOURS IN ISRAEL – ALL DAY TOURS OFFER A PICK UP AND RETURN TO THE DAN JERUSALEM HOTEL
Make the most of your stay in Israel by visiting some of the most famous and breath-taking sites in the world. Israel has something for everyone. We have enlisted the assistance of one of the best travel companies in Israel, Tourist Israel, to offer you the most popular, cost-effective, and experience-rich ways to explore the country. Tourist Israel Day Tours are available with guaranteed departures and offer a variety of tours, and are led by a high quality, hand-picked team of guides and tour leaders who will provide an unforgettable experience.
Following in the Footsteps of Jesus Tour
This Christian-themed one day tour of Jerusalem focuses on the Jerusalem of the Bible and visiting the sites most famous in the New Testament and in life of Jesus Christ. The tour will visit the Place of the Ascension, Pater Noster, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations, and the Old City of Jerusalem. This is an unforgettable one-day introduction to Jerusalem and is fully guided by a licensed tour guide, and includes hotel pickup.
Tour runs every Tuesday and Friday. Click here to find out more.
Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, and More tour
Takes you to several of the most iconic sites in the region. Begin the day at Masada, ascending via the cable car and touring the fortress which dates to King Herod’s time, taking in the incredible views across the Dead Sea region and the Judean Desert. Next, you will head to Ein Gedi, where you will be able to walk through the oasis that sits here in the middle of the desert. Continue to the Dead Sea, where there will be a chance to bathe in the muds and float in the waters of this salty lake which is the lowest point on Earth. Leaving the Dead Sea, you will head back to the start point, passing Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and, the lowest and oldest city on Earth, Jericho, on the way. Click here to find out more
The Masada Sunrise Tour
Includes Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea and is the easiest, cheapest, and most comprehensive way to visit this region of Israel. Start your day with a sunrise climb of Masada, ascending to the top of the ancient fortress in darkness and gradually witness the lighting-up of the surroundings. Once reaching the top of the mountain, sit back, relax and take in the beauty of this extraordinary event. Head back to the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, an extraordinary oasis with magnificent desert plants, wildlife, and waterfalls perched in the center of a barren and empty desert. Enjoy walking through the greenery and cooling off in the springs. And finally, float in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth. Click here to find out more
The Caesarea, Haifa and Akko Tour
Explore the diversity and beauty of Israel’s northern coastline and four of the most impressive sites in just one day. Take in the wonder of King Herod’s ancient seaside city of Caesarea, explore the bustling markets in Akko, a UNESCO World Heritage site, tour Haifa, Israel’s third city set on the slopes of Mount Carmel, home to the ‘hanging’ Bahai Gardens with its beautiful German Colony. This full-day tour departs four times a week and is the best way to conveniently explore the north of Israel in just one day. Click here to find out more
The Galilee, Nazareth, River Jordan and More Tour
Explore one of the most beautiful and historically significant areas in the world. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lush Galilee area as you explore Nazareth and other highlights on this fully guided tour that offers culture, history, amazing scenery, and bucket-list destinations. Start your day by driving north. Your first stop is the Sea of Galilee. Tour ancient Capernaum serenely placed on the on the shores of the lake, at the foot of the Mount of Beatitudes and at Taghba, visit the Church of Multiplications. Next, you will visit Yardenit Baptismal site on the Jordan River at the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee, which is said to be one of the possible sites of Jesus’ baptism. Continue towards Nazareth, passing Cana if time permits, the site of Jesus’s first miracle of turning water into wine. In Nazareth enter the Old City, and see the impressive Basilica of Annunciation. Tour the church and the old city of Nazareth and get to know the so-called Arabic Capital of Israel. Explore all the highlights that the Galilee region has to offer on this fully guided day tour. Click here to find out more
The Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Bethlehem Tour
A truly unique in the way it combines these highlights into one day of touring. Start your day in Jerusalem, the eternal city, the holiest of all, for a tour of Jerusalem’s Old City, holy to Jews, to Christians, and to Muslims. The licensed guide will take you through the four quarters and tell you tales of this fascinating citadel. Then, continue to Bethlehem, the city of Jesus’s birth, where we’ll visit the Church of the Nativity. We will later continue to the Dead Sea for time to relax in the muds and float in these special waters which have perplexed mankind for thousands of years. Click here to find out more
The Best of Jerusalem Day Tour
An easy and comprehensive way to discover this magical city for an unbeatable price. You will explore ancient Jerusalem’s Old City, as well as the modern, vibrant, metropolis of today. The Jerusalem Day Tour visits the highlights within the walls of the Old City, including the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It also takes you to modern Jerusalem to understand the complex social makeup of this bustling metropolis. See the Municipality Complex, and soak in the atmosphere on lively Jaffa street en route to the world-famous Mahane Yehuda Market, where locals and tourists all come together to soak up the flavors and scents of everything this famous market has to offer. Click here to find out more
The Jerusalem Old City, New City, and Yad Vashem Tour
The perfect combination of Jerusalem’s multiple aspects in a rich and enjoyable one day tour. In the morning, explore Jerusalem’s Old City with its four quarters, visiting its highlights such as the Western Wall, Cardo, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Souq, and Via Dolorosa. Leaving the Old City via the Jaffa Gate, see modern Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, passing the Jaffa Road, Knesset (Parliament), and Israel Museum. The final stop on the day, Yad Vashem, is Israel’s national Holocaust Memorial, a striking campus on Mount Herzl, featuring several exhibits including the main museum, a moving and unique location which you’ll be able to experience at your own pace. Click here to find out more
The Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour
Available twice every week and visits three of the region’s most interesting destinations. The day starts with a glimpse at the new Bethlehem, passing through the famous Banksy hotel for a short photo stop (time permitting). After that, there will be a visit to a local artisanal shop which will include a tea/coffee break and a presentation about the local crafts. Continue to a guided tour of the Church of Nativity, followed by a short walk through the streets of the old city and a visit to the Milk Grotto. Leaving Bethlehem, you’ll descend to the lowest region on Earth, towards the city of Jericho, the oldest in the world. Ascend via cable car to marvel at the spectacular view of the lush oasis and enjoy a guided tour of the Mount of Temptations monastery. A short stop at the Gallery of Temptations will give you the opportunity to sample local dates, halva, and other delicacies. Next, head to Qasr al Yahud Baptismal Site, where according to tradition, Jesus was baptized. Our Bethlehem Jericho and Jordan River Tour is fully guided and available twice every week from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Click here to find out more
TOURS TO PETRA
For those not short on time who want to explore more of the region, there are tours to Petra in Jordan, and are led by a high quality, hand-picked team of guides and tour leaders who will provide an unforgettable experience.
The Petra, Wadi Rum, and more highlights of Jordan Tour
Explore Jordan’s most impressive sites. Visit the ancient city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore Wadi Rum, the ‘Valley of the Moon’, with its stunning desert scenery. And discover the impressive sites of Jerash, Madaba, and Mount Nebo, as well as the capital of Jordan, and the port city of Aqaba. The trip includes two nights in a Bedouin campsite or hotel. The tour departs every Monday from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Click here to find out more
The One Day Petra from Jerusalem Tour
The perfect solution for those who want to experience the charm of a world wonder, but have limited time available. The tour will take you from Jerusalem to Petra and back, in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, for an unforgettable day exploring this incredible site. You will leave Jerusalem in the early morning and drive to Eilat, across the spectacular landscape of the Israeli Negev desert, catching the sunrise on the way. After border crossing aided by our representative, you will travel across the Jordanian desert to Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the legendary Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy a guided tour in English by our licensed guide and discover the Nabatean city with its highlights, such as the Petra Treasury, al Siq, the Obelisk Tomb, the Calligraphy, the Tombs and the Theater. The tour is guided and includes transportation, entrance fees, and a water bottle. Click here to find out more
The overnight Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem
departs every day, and allows you to visit two of Jordan’s most impressive gems in one easy package. It begins with a stunning drive through the Negev Desert to the Jordanian Border. From here, travel to Aqaba and explore Jordan’s only Red Sea city, before continuing to the Wadi Rum Desert and checking into your Bedouin Camp accommodation. Before sunset, enjoy an exhilarating Jeep Safari tour with a local Bedouin and your guide, taking in the desert landscape and enjoying the best time to take photos, and the perfect afternoon temperature. In the evening at Wadi Rum, gaze at the starlit sky with an overnight stay in a Bedouin campsite. The next morning, enjoy optional morning activities at sunrise and after a leisurely breakfast, you will ride along the ‘desert’ highway leading to Petra, one of the greatest UNESCO recognized archaeological sites. With an experienced guide, you will explore the wonders of this ancient city. Later, you will enjoy free time to explore more of Petra at your own pace. From Petra, you’ll head back and pass through the border to Eilat before heading back to Jerusalem. Click here to find out more