Jerusalem and Dead Sea 1 day tour from Sharm El Sheikh

Location: Sharm El.Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh between 7.30 – 8.30pm where we will drive to Taba which take around 2 ½ hours. We will have a stop along the way for a break. You will need to cross the border by foot to meet your guide and your bus for the start of your tour. It can take time to cross the border as it is quite small and can become crowded.  You will have an English guide in Jerusalem and Bethlehem only and will be joined on the tour by other nationalities.

 


Upon your arrival in Jerusalem you'll be met by our tour representative who will accompany you through your tour up until the end of Bethlehem. We will start from Eilat and drive along the Arava Valley toward the Dead Sea the deepest point on earth; which is more than 400 meteres below sea level.


For 1 to 1 ½ hours we will enjoy the marvelous experience of floating (not swimming) in its unique water, which contains an unusual amount of healthy minerals. Also you can shop and explore the Dead Sea's natural beauty products such as salts, mud,lotions and facial masks.


Then we will ascend to the Holy City, Jerusalem. On the way to Jerusalem we will see Qumran Site (where the Dead Sea scrolls were found), the Judean Valley and Jericho where we can see some nomadic Bedouin tribes along the road through Judean Desert. Reaching Jerusalem we start with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives a good place for an introduction to the city and its history. All this is viewed from the bus on the way to Jerusalem. We will see the Wailing Wall, which represents the last remnants of the Jewish Temple and continue through the "Way of Suffering" “Via Del Arosa” which leads us to The Church of the Holy Sepulcher where, according to Christian tradition Jesus was crucified and buried.


We then drive to the city of Bethlehem where we will have lunch and then visit the Church of Nativity which is the central pilgrimage destination for all Christians because Jesus Christ was born there. In Bethlehem we will shop at the souvenir shop and enjoy a Middle Eastern meal with free drink.



At the end of the tour you will cross the border back into Taba for your transfer back to your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh. Arriving back into Sharm after midnight.


 

Duration of tour is approximately 29 hours from hotel/to hotel.

Package include:
• Transportation with air conditioned bus from/to Taba border
• English speaking guide for Jerusalem and Bethlehem only
• All transfers in Israel as in the program
• Entrance fees as in the program
• Visa to Israel
• Departure tax from Israel
• Lunch
• Taba boarder tax



Package excludes:
• Tips
• Personal expenses
• Personal insurance.

Notes:

As we visit some of the Holiest places for the various religions, respectful and modest clothes are required. This means that you have to cover both your knees and your shoulders, including the men!

Personal passports are required during the entire trip.

Bring swimming gear if you want to take a bath in the Dead Sea.
Bathing in the Dead Sea (November through February) is subject to the weather conditions.The sea will also be quite cold then.

During winter time (November till April) warm clothing is necessary.

Tour Price: Adult: 110 GBP  Child: 105 GBP

We run this tour starting on a Monday and Thursday evening