Experience the remarkable culture, religion and history of Israel on this one-day trip from Dahab. Take in the panoramic view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, go for a dip in the Dead Sea, visit the Church of the Nativity, and much more.
What to Expect
We will start our trip at 20:00 by driving to the Dahab checkpoint to meet with the large bus coming from Sharm El-Sheik; this bus will take you to the border between Egypt and Israel at Taba. Upon arrival in the morning, you’ll be met by our tour representative who will accompany you throughout the tour.
We will start from Eilat and drive along the Arava Valley toward the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is famous for being the deepest point on the surface of the earth, at more than 400 meters (1,312 feet) below sea level.
Enjoy the marvelous experience of floating (not swimming) in its unique waters, which contains an unusual amount of healthy minerals. Also, take the chance to 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. Along the way we will see the Qumran Site (where the Dead Sea scrolls were found), the Judean Valley, and Jericho, where you can spot nomadic Bedouin tribes along the road through Judean Desert.
Upon 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.
We will then drive to the city of Bethlehem where we will visit the Church of Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus Christ and the central pilgrimage destination for all Christians. In Bethlehem, we will shop at the souvenir shops and enjoy a Middle Eastern meal with free drink.
From there, we will head back to Jerusalem to 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 Sepulchure.
According to Christian tradition, Jesus was crucified and buried here. After this rich cultural and historic experience, we will head back to the Egyptian border through the Beks Valley. After crossing the Egyptian border we will take our bus back to Dahab, arriving at around 23:00
- Transfer from Dahab to Taba border
- All transfers in Israel as per itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Visa to Israel
- Departure tax from Israel
- Taba border tax
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Personal insurance
- Re-entry visa for Egypt ($18,- per person)
Know Before You Go
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 (this includes men).
Bring swimming gear if you want to take a bath in the Dead Sea, like towels, soap, walking shoes, sunglasses and a hat.
Bathing in the Dead Sea (November through February) is subject to the weather conditions.
During winter time (November to April) warm clothing is necessary.