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From Ashdod Port: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

From Ashdod Port: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

From US$ 120 per person

Discover Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a day tour from Ashdod Port. Visit highlights including the Holy Sepulchre Church and the Western Wall, and see Bethlehem’s Nativity Church and the Holy Grotto.

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Duration 9 hours
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Spanish, English


  • See Jerusalem’s skyline from Mt. Scopus
  • Visit Western Wall, Holy Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem
  • Discover the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem
  • You’ll be returned to Ashdod port in time to join your cruise ship.
Full description
Your guide will be waiting for you when you disembark from your cruise ship in Ashdod and the tour will begin with a pleasant drive to Jerusalem in a comfortable vehicle with A/C. At Mt. Scopus, the tour stops for a panoramic view across the city rooftops. Then drive towards the Old City passing biblical sites like the Garden of Gethsemane that stands on the Mount of Olives alongside the Church of All Nations. Also, spot the ancient Jewish tombs in Kidron Valley, and the Ophel Promenade as we drive parallel to the Old City walls. We enter the Old City on foot through one of the massive gates in the 16th-century walls and pass the Western Wall excavations as we walk towards the Western Wall. This sacred Jewish site is all that remains from the 2,000-year-old holy Jewish Temple that once stood on Temple Mount. In the Jewish Quarter, we see the Byzantine Cardo lined with columns, then we walk along a section of the Via Dolorosa, as Jesus did bearing his cross. The Via Dolorosa culminates at the Holy Sepulcher Church which was built in the 4th century to encompass Christ’s tomb and the site of the crucifixion at Golgotha (Calvary). The tour stops for a lunch break in the Old City and you have time to meander through one of the traditional markets. Leaving the Old City we can see Mount Zion as we drive towards the town where Christ was born. In Bethlehem, we tour the Nativity Church and see the Holy Grotto where the nativity took place. The tour ends with a drive back to Ashdod port where you can rejoin your cruise ship and continue to your next port of call.
  • Pick up/drop off in Ashdod cruise port
  • A guide will accompany you for the whole day
  • All entrance fees
  • Food and beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

When you arrive at the port, a guide from Bein Harim will be waiting for you, holding a sign that reads “Bein Harim”.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The tour is available for passengers who arrive on cruise ships in Ashdod port only.
  • Occasionally we cannot visit specific sites due to limited accessibility, security issues, holiday festivities, etc.
  • Sometimes there are too many visitors at Jesus' Tomb in Jerusalem and at the Nativity Grotto in Bethlehem, which makes a visit not always possible.
  • This tour is only for passengers arriving in Ashdod on cruise ships.
  • A passport is necessary for this tour.
  • When making your booking it is important to include the name of your ship and the scheduled docking time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

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Great value and well organised. Comfy coach with a very safe driver. Got to see alot in a day. It is very rushed as the guide has to get you back to shop on time. I felt the guide this time had his own agenda and wasn’t flexible at all it was a bit regimented at times but we understood why. a little shopping time should have been allowed in Jerusalem. It was a long day and we missed lunch so we could get a few souvenirs. I was one minute late back from the toilet and the guide didn’t wait for me which was a bit extreme. the chosen lunch venue was very good and fairly priced. Bethlehem was an experience, we had been promised shopping but we got taken to only one shop which mainly sold religious things and was rather expensive. Glad we did the tour as Bethlehem would have been impossible in our own. The driver in Bethlehem was crazy we were glad ti get our driver back. Despite everything it was a great day and I would do it all again. Guide was Ravi or Arvi not sure.

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October 26, 2022

Very nicely done! There was an annoying delay of over 30 minutes because the bus was waiting in front of another cruise ship, otherwise everything was great! I can only recommend the tour to everyone. The guide was very competent and was also easy to understand acoustically. Compliments to come through Jerusalem with a group of 37 people during the hustle and bustle!

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October 13, 2022

Good guide. Lunch buffet was disappointing.

November 22, 2022

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