An organised group day tour is a great way to see the main highlights of popular destinations all over Israel, all in one day, with the starting point at your hotel or close to your accommodation in Jerusalem.
Here are five day tours to some of Israel’s most exciting destinations, particularly suitable for travellers staying in Jerusalem:
The breathtaking fortress of Masada and the impressive Dead Sea are on most visitors’ bucket list. Join our Masada and Dead Sea Day Tour to discover the mesmerizing story of this historic site where a tragic revolt took place during Roman times.
You’ll be driven through the Judean Desert and be able to enjoy some relaxing floatation time in the lowest point on earth.
Departure time: 9:00am Daily (Friday, Saturday and holidays at 08:45)
A wonderful dual destination for visitors interested in religious sites, the Jerusalem Bethlehem Day Tour takes in the Old City of Jerusalem and the Via Dolorosa on the footsteps of Jesus.
It also stops by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Wailing Wall, the iconic site for Jewish believers. In Bethlehem, visitors will discover the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
Departure time: 9:00am Daily (Friday, Saturday and holidays at 08:45am)
Highlights of this Jerusalem Jewish Heritage Tour include the most meaningful sites for Jewish history and Judaism in the Israeli capital. You’ll see the Wailing Wall (Kotel in Hebrew) where people pray fervently at every hour of the day, walk around the Old City, and stop by King David’s Tomb.
The tour also features more recent and poignant history with Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and the military cemetery on Mt Herzl.
Departure time: 9:00am (tour runs on Mondays and Thursdays only)
You’re staying in the Holy City but want to see what the buzz around the White City is all about? This Tel Aviv City Day Tour is a great way to explore the beautifully preserved ancient port of Jaffa, the atmospheric Neve Tzedek neighbourhood, and some of the city’s most vibrant shopping streets.
You’ll also be taken to the fascinating Museum of the Jewish People and Tel Aviv’s pulsating Rabin’s Square, named after the assassinated Prime Minister.
Departure time: 6:00am (tour runs on Fridays only)
This Christian Pilgrimage Day Tour is the best way to see most of the landmarks related to Jesus’ life dotted around the northern region of Israel. Highlights of the tour include the Old City of Nazareth where the Church of Annunciation stands, the ruins at Capernaum, as well as the famous baptismal site on the Jordan River.
For a more leisurely journey, we recommend a departure from Tel Aviv as the drive from Jerusalem to the North is longer. However if you’re only staying in Jerusalem for the duration of your Israel vacation, this Day Tour is the best way to discover the wonderful landscapes and historical sites of the North of Israel.
Departure time: 6:00am (Monday to Saturday only)