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From Amman: Full Day Holy Land Tour

1. From Amman: Full Day Holy Land Tour

Set off on a whirlwind full day tour of the most famous sights in the historic Jordanian Holy Land. After being picked up from your accommodation, head to the ancient city of Madaba which is renowned for its colorful Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Visit St. George's Greek Orthodox Church and view the important floor mosaic, an early Christian treasure that today stands as the oldest map of Palestine and offers many historical insights into the area.  Continue on to Mt. Nebo, recorded in the Bible as the site where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. Enjoy a stunning panoramic vista of the valley of the River Jordan, Jericho, and, on clear days, Jerusalem. Check out the remains of a Byzantine church and monastery located on Syagha, the highest point of the mountain. Visit another site of Biblical significance with a stop at Al-Maghtas or "Bethany Beyond the Jordan," the place on the east bank of the Jordan River where John the Baptist is said to have baptized Jesus. Explore two significant archaeological sites which include hermit dwellings, baptism ponds, and the remnants of churches and monasteries.  End your day of exploring with a refreshing swim in the Dead Sea. Float effortlessly in dense salty waters while taking in views of the valley of the Jordan River, Israel, and the West Bank.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Dead Sea and Jerusalem Day Tour

2. From Sharm El Sheikh: Dead Sea and Jerusalem Day Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel in a fully air-conditioned bus to Taba, where you will cross the border into Israel. Make the first stop of the day at the Dead Sea, the lowest point of elevation on Earth. While here swim in the salty water which enables you to float. Next, discover Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. Wander its numerous alleyways with small shops. Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the on-site restaurants before making your way to Jerusalem. Once in the city, enjoy the view from the Mount of Olives. Visit notable local landmarks including the Wailing Wall and Temple Mount. After strolling across the Arab market on Via Dolorosa, you can visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Finally, be transferred back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

From Port of Ashdod: Dead Sea and Jerusalem Guided Day Trip

3. From Port of Ashdod: Dead Sea and Jerusalem Guided Day Trip

This 10 hour small group shore excursion meets at the cruise port and we head off to the walled city of old Jerusalem to explore the Christian, Jewish and Armenian quarters. Visit the Wailing Wall, aptly named for the devout who cry out in prayers at the wall. See the Temple Mount and King David's Citadel, then retrace Jesus' footsteps to his crucifixion on the venerated Via Dolorosa. You will enjoy the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, this was built over the tomb of Jesus. You can also explore the popular Arab Markets during our stop here. We explore outside the famous old city walls, here you can explore Mount Zion, King David's tomb and Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus stayed up all night praying with his disciples. Once you have appreciated the history of Jerusalem, we head on a scenic journey out to the Dead Sea. Known as one of the largest health spas in the world from Herod the Great. You will have the option of stepping into its therapeutic waters and float along while the sea's high mineral content supports you. If you choose to not go into the waters of the Dead Sea, you also have the option of purchasing a snack and beverage at the cafeteria located on the beach. From there, you can enjoy your snack and take in the magnificent views. This tour is for cruise customers only when in port for the day, we recommend to book early as it is very popular.

Jerusalem & Dead Sea: Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

4. Jerusalem & Dead Sea: Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

Visit Jerusalem 's holy and cultural sights on this full-day tour, then head to the desert to float in the Dead Sea. Head to Jerusalem's Mount of Olives to see Jerusalem's beautiful church spires and golden minarets glimmer from up high. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of the last supper, and visit the imposing Dormition Abbey.  Explore the Armenian and Jewish quarters in Jerusalem's Old City, and visit the recently excavated and restored Cardo; the old Roman road. See the Wailing Wall then continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried his cross to his crucifixion site, which is where the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre now stands. Head deep into the Judean desert to the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. Float effortlessly in the unique mineral-rich waters. After getting your natural spa treatment in the Dead Sea, it's time to head back to Jerusalem.

From Amman: Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Dead Sea Private Tour

5. From Amman: Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Dead Sea Private Tour

Visit the Christian Town of Madaba, which is known as ‘The City of Mosaics’. You will be visiting the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where you will see the masterpiece of Madaba (a Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land that goes back to the 6th century, showing Jerusalem and other cities), you will also visit the Archaeological Park, which houses the remains of several Byzantine churches, including the amazing mosaics of the Church of the Virgin. The park complex includes a school for the restoration and conservation of ancient mosaics. Take a detour to Mt. Nebo, which is considered to be one of the most important holy sites in Jordan, as it is believed to be the place where Moses climbed from the Valley of Moab, and from where God showed him the Promised Land, as well as Moses’ last resting place. It features ruins from the 4th to the 6th century with marvellous mosaics adorning the grounds of the church still visible. Proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the earth, for a swim in its warm, salty waters (entrance to Holiday Inn Resort) . Return to Amman.

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What people are saying about Dead Sea

Great tour, interesting and varied, the guide was just great. The tour started on time and offered everything that was announced. Definitely recommendable.