Two days in Ashdod - One day in Haifa
For clients whose ship docks for two days at Ashdod and one day at Haifa port we offer a special tour with an overnight at the Dead Sea and an overnight in Jerusalem and the itinerary for this tour is as follows:
Day One: Your guide will pick you up at the port of Ashdod and take you north, traveling through the desert to Masada where you will take the cable car to the summit and tour the 2,000 year old Roman ruins and learn the story of the Jewish people who had taken refuge there, hoping to evade enslavement. After touring Masada, you will drive to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, where you will hike to the natural waterfalls and sweet water pools and where perhaps you will spot some of the endangered ibex and rock hyrax who inhabit this oasis. From Ein Gedi you will go to the Dead Sea, where you will check into your spa hotel. In the evening, you will go to a nearby Beduoin tent to enjoy a terrific dinner. Overnight: the Dead Sea.
Day Two: Early in the morning you will check out of the hotel and head to Qumeran, to tour the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. From Qumeran, you will drive up to Jerusalem. You will begin your tour of the capitol city of Israel with a stop at one of the great panoramic viewpoints where you will learn about the city, east and west. From here you’ll go to either the Israel Museum where you will tour the Shrine of the Book (this is where the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display) and other exhibits or you will go to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum (when confirming your tour, please specify which museum you prefer). Then, you will take a walking sightseeing tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, seeing all four quarters and such sites as: the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Cardo and the Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall and the wonderful bazaar of the Muslim Quarter. You’ll then go on to your hotel for the evening. Overnight: Jerusalem.
Day Three (option one): Today you will depart Jerusalem and you’ll drive north, heading to the Galilee. Here you will tour the most important sites around the Sea of Galilee including the city of Tiberius, the Mt. of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum and Nazareth before you head on to Haifa where, if there is time, you will view the gloriously beautiful gardens of the Baha’i Temple before you go on to your ship at Haifa port.
Day Three (option two): If you would prefer, you can head out of Jerusalem to tour Tel Aviv where you will take a driving sightseeing tour of the second largest city in Israel and where you will walk the ancient lanes of Old Jaffa. From Tel Aviv you will go to Caesaria to tour the fantastic ruins here and you’ll also visit Akko where you will walk the ancient Crusader’s Halls, visit the market and an ancient synagogue. From Akko you will drive to Haifa where, if there is time, you will go to the Baha’i Gardens on Mt. Carmel and then you will go to Haifa port to rejoin your ship.
If you select option number two on this tour the price will increase by $21 per person. These prices include your port to port guiding throughout this tour as well as all entrance fees. Not included: hotel accommodations for your group and your staff, meals, personal expenses, travel insurance and a tip to your staff.
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Price : $1799 one to three passengers.
$179 each additional passenger.
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