Excursion «Jerusalem and the Dead Sea»

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Type Group tour
Language French

This tour starts on the Mount of Olives with a panoramic view of Jerusalem. From here, we can see the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock beyond the walls of the Old City. We then pass by the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the Kidron Valley, entering the Old City through the Zion Gate.

In the Jewish Quarter, we explore the excavated Byzantine Cardo and visit the symbolic Western Wall. We walk the Via Dolorosa, retracing Jesus' steps to Golgotha. We visit the sacred Church of the Holy Sepulchre, witnessing the site of Christ's crucifixion and burial. After lunch in the Old City, we stroll through the market before departing Jerusalem. Descending below sea level, we reach the Dead Sea.

Relax on a beautiful Dead Sea beach, float in the salty water, and treat yourself to a natural facial with the therapeutic mud of the Dead Sea.

Departure days

Departure days depend on your departure city

Info

Cancellation Policy:
In case of a tourist canceling the excursion less than 3 days before, a penalty of 100% applies unless "Cancellation Insurance" is purchased. Refunds are only possible with the presence of "Cancellation Insurance."

Important:

- No refunds for latecomers or those who do not join the excursion.
- The company is not responsible for lost items.
- Excursion requests for children under 5 years old are not accepted.
- The tourist is responsible for having travel insurance.
- Tourists may wait for the bus for up to 30 minutes.
- Minor route changes are possible.
- The company reserves the right to change the excursion departure time, which will be communicated to the tourist the day before.
- No assigned seats on the bus. Boarding and disembarking only at designated locations.
- Visiting holy places is allowed only in modest clothing (shoulders and knees must be covered).
- Visiting Qumran is not guaranteed.
- The excursion starts after a sanitary stop, with transfer to the excursion starting point before that.
- The tour may be conducted in multilingual groups.
- Physical activity level: 4/5

Recommendations: Bring drinking water, headgear, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, swimwear, and water shoes for water entry.

Not included in the trip cost and paid on-site: meals, if not purchased additionally.

Additional information: Swimming at the Dead Sea beach is included.

Attractions

Old town in Jerusalem

At this part of the city located  its main attractions are concentrated. In the Old City are the main shrines of three religions: Muslim, Jewish and Christian. There are also several quarters in which Jews, Arabs, Christians and Armenians live. Despite the fact that Armenians also are Christians, separate services are held for them in temples, and they live separately. In the Armenian quarter there are practically no tourist excursions. Everyone can see the stunning monuments of ancient architecture, just a walk through the Old Town. The Tower of David, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the preserved Roman shopping street, the Wailing Wall and many other sights of Jerusalem are open for tourists.

Dead Sea

There are a lot pf names of  Dead Sea. It is often called the “bottom of the world,” because it is located at the lowest point on earth. And in the biblical stories this unusual reservoir is reflected. They say that in the mixture for bonding bricks during the construction of the Tower of Babel, a composition was prepared based on the components contained in the Dead Sea. Used them to strengthen Noah's ark. On the shores of the Dead Sea, an excellent resort area has been created: hotels, motels, health and beauty centers that conduct procedures using sea water and therapeutic mud.

Mount of Olives

There are  a lot of biblical events associated with this place. Jesus Christ preached on Mount of Olives.  Moreover, at that place he foresaw the future of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple, prayed in the olive grove of Gethsemane, was arrested due to the betrayal of one of his apostles - Judah. Also, in ancient times, the prophet Zechariah made a prediction about the end of the world. According to that predicition, Mount of Olives will split into two parts, and then the resurrection of the dead will begin. On the western slope of the mountain is a Jewish cemetery, where the son of King David Absalom was once buried, and now prominent statesmen of Israel are buried there.

Wailing Wal

The Western Wall or the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem is the wall preserved after the destruction of the First and Second Temples of the Jews. The Arabs, who saw how the Jews grieve over the destruction of the temple, called this place the Wailing Wall. Currently, there is a tradition: when you standing at the front of  Wailing Wall you can  make the most secret dreams. You can also put a note between the stones of the Wall with a cherished desire, which will certainly come true. When you are planning to visit the Wailing Wall, it should be remembered that this is possible only in modest clothing that covers the knees and shoulders.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Church of the Resurrection) - the main shrine and place of pilgrimage for all Christians around the world.  It is the place of the convergence of the Holy Fire, were Jesus Christ was crucified,  buried and resurrected. 

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