Ashdod Shore Excursion: Full-Day Spiritual Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem
149 Ratings
Embark on a full-day shore excursion from Ashdod Port to explore the spiritual and historical sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Discover the ancient city, visit important Christian landmarks, and immerse yourself in the religious heritage of the region.
Duration: 10 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Monte das Oliveiras - Enjoy spectacular panoramic views
  • Garden of Gethsemane - See the place where Jesus was arrested the night before his crucifixion
  • Room of the Last Supper - Visit the room of the Last Supper
  • Mount Zion - Important sites on Mount Zion are Dormition Abbey, King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper
  • Jaffa Gate - Enter the old city through the Jaffa gate
  • Jewish Quarter - Visit the Jewish quarter in the old city
  • The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa - Walk the Via Dolorosa
  • Western Wall - Visit the Western Wall
  • Christian Quarter - Visit the Christian Quarter in the old city
  • Arabic Market - Stroll inside the Arabic market in Jerusalem
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre - come visit inside the church
  • The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa - Walk parts of the Via Dolorosa
  • Church of the Nativity - Visit inside the church
  • Bethlehem New Store - Free time for shopping
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Viator’s worry-free guarantee
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information

When you find yourself in the Port of Ashdod, take the opportunity to explore the religious landmarks in Jerusalem and Bethlehem with our all-day onshore tour. Start with an impressive view of Ancient Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, followed by a journey to the Garden of Gethsemane and the site of the Last Supper. Discover further significant Christian locations such as the Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and take a look at the Western Wall. Conclude your trip in Bethlehem, touring Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity.

  • Duration of the tour may vary
  • Some sites may not be visited and others included subject to accessibility, security, holiday festivities, opening times, queues, traffic, time constraints, and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Good walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, and clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel for Bethlehem only
Monte das Oliveiras
Mount of Olives Road
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(149 Ratings)
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Apr 17, 2024
great - thank you Uri! It was the best tour ever. I enjoyed it so much. we had an owesome trip in Ashdod. the beach their is great and we had everything going very well. thank you
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Apr 3, 2024
Great Tour - I went 10-2022. I had a wonderful experience and want to go back someday, when the political situation is suitable. My tour guide was very helpful, friendly and informed. She cared about what the group wanted to see and the time we wanted.
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Sep 25, 2023
Excellent Tour - I would highly recommend this tour. We went on 2 tours while we were in Israel. Both days were amazing. Our guide was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable and made our trip fun and educational. The busses were very nice and a very small group. I would highly recommend using them for tours in Israel.
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Aug 19, 2023
Christian tour - Ryan met us at the cruise terminal for an amazing tour of Israel. I would definitely recommend this tour. Have your walking shoes ready for a fantastic tour packed with lots of Christian history . Great job!!
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Aug 6, 2023
Our tour guide Ryan was... - Our tour guide Ryan was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable, looked out after everyone, and made sure we had food, water, plenty of bathroom breaks and even sunscreen. Standing in scripture, retracing Jesus’ final days on earth, is something that will never be forgotten. Highly recommend this excursion.
Review provided by Viator
Oct 6, 2023
Jerusalem fun - We loved the western wall and other historical sites. Lunch was delayed until numerous people asked guide if she would stop for lunch. Tour guides English was not easy to understand
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Sep 28, 2023
We really enjoyed this tour. But…… - Good points. Excellent communication from tour operator as we had a docking issue this morning and could have missed our trip, but didn’t. The tour itself to Jerusalem was very good, and the guide Annette was excellent. We loved it. We crammed a lot in. Poor points. We had to swap guides for Bethlehem to Joseph, and although we saw what was promised on the itinerary, Joseph gave us little information, he sent us photos of the nativity church on Airdrop and told us if we have any questions he’ll answer them. I don’t know what I don’t know! We were rushed through the church of the nativity being given 5-10 mins max and then dropped off at a trinket shop for over half an hour to buy stuff I don’t need. 2 crucifixes later we were back on the coach. Checkpoints caused delays but that is what it is. Would I recommend? Yes…. but hopefully you don’t get Joseph.
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Sep 5, 2023
Lots of Walking; Be Aware! - Most of Jerusalem in one day in a 16 seater minibus. Overall a wonderful day! LOTS of walking, up and down the hills on cobble stone/marble on very very crowded streets and allys (which is expected) in a "desert type hot heat". We had a very nice and knowledgeable tour guide "Yosef" in Jerusalem. He got us delicious kebabs for lunch, which I was worried to eat first, as I have got sick before on trips due to bad food, but we were all ok. $20 for four people. Our Palestinian guide kept rushing us. The gift shop in Palestine felt like a tourist trap, but no one ever tried to force us to buy anything and everyone we encountered were friendly. The bonus was a moment in an airconditioning and the use of bathrooms. I would have liked to look around the little stores in Jerusalem a bit more. So many little stores with spices and goods; a bit of "people watching with a cup of coffee would have been awesome! Only negatives on our was the Palestinian forced store stop and the fact that our tour had several older couples who had hard time keeping up with the walking as our tour guide was going real fast. In fact, we had to make sure that all of our "oldies" were still with us and not falling behind in the seas of tourists. The tour description should mention how much walking there is. We were up to 13000 steps at the end of the day, which is at least triple than most people walk on a normal day. Overall, I prefered our group of 16 to huge tour buses the cruise line filled!
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Sep 25, 2023
Tour was not as expected.. - This is an important tour, however we were not satisfied with our tour guide information. The tour guide was always in hurray and giving very little information.
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Sep 22, 2023
Find another tour - This tour was awful. I did “lower my expectations” since they send you an email a few days before that you should.. but I was still very disappointed. I’d have to say the main reason was the guide. He clearly didn’t want to be there.. he just rambled along whatever little speech he had. No passion. No charisma. Oh, and no shopping, lol. We just raced through the sights, you could not hear most of his boring explanations and he was moving so fast anyway. I asked a question and he snapped back a rude answer, like it was a dumb question. I am young and had no problem keeping up but some did, but he didn’t care much. This was all day and I was already wishing it to be over on the first ride in the van because the guide. 10 hours later at the end, I was just angry. We had an older gentleman as our guide. Don’t know his name. Are you surprised ?
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up to 15 guests
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July 2024