Tel Aviv Attractions & Tours (14)
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Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv - UNESCO World Heritage Site[Category: Day Trips & Excursions]
Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Petra, in a convenient day trip from Tel Aviv. With your round-trip flights to Eilat, and transfers to Petra included, you can relax and enjoy the sights of this spectacular rock-carved city without any hassle!
Your flight from Tel Aviv Sde Dov airport will take just under an hour to reach Eilat, Israel's southernmost city on the coast of the Red Sea. From here you will be driven to Arava to cross the border into Jordan. Occasionally there may be queues (approximately half an hour), however a local tour guide will be there to assist you, so rest assured that your border crossing will be as efficient as it gets!
Travelling in deluxe transportation via the Desert Highway your Petra Day Trip will head to the Hasan Prince Palace for stunning views of the Petra mountains. Remember to bring your camera! From here you will continue into Petra, where you will have 5-6 hours to take in the sights.
The entrance to the city itself is via a long, narrow gulley with impressive 220m (650ft) rock sides called the Siq. Emerging from here you?ll be greeted with the dramatic sight of the Treasury (El-Khazneh) ? a majestic, red building, featured in several Hollywood films. While the purpose of the building remains a mystery, its sheer magnificence makes up for any gaps in its history. Standing over 40m tall and carved entirely of solid rock, this is one of the most elegant relics of the ancient world.
Visit Petra?s theatre, tombs, facades and colonnaded street before breaking for a well-deserved late lunch (included in price) at Nabatean?s Tent Rest. You'll have time to shop at the colorful Bedouin bazaars and stop to view Wadi Rum, the famous desert, before your drive back to Eilat (approximately 2.5 hours) to catch your Tel Aviv flight.
Dead Sea Spa and Wellness Trip from Tel Aviv[Category: Cultural & Theme Tours]
Replenish the body and rejuvenate the mind, with this Dead Sea Spa and Wellness tour from Tel Aviv! Cover yourself in the therapeutic natural mud, and float in the salt-rich sea amid spectacular landscape, flanked by the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the east and the mountains to the west.
Your relaxing day tour begins with a descent into the Judean desert, a barren wilderness in the heart of the Holy Land. En-route, you will pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan and enjoy panoramic views of the ancient city of Jericho, before arriving at your Dead Sea resort destination.
The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is undoubtedly the water itself - over 10 times saltier than natural sea water. The lowest point on the face of the earth, this impressive stretch of water receives several incoming rivers within its land-locked shores. Since the rivers have nowhere to flow onto, the waters evaporate and leave behind a rich blend of natural minerals and salt, giving the Dead Sea its unique buoyancy!
After floating on the water and enjoying the therapeutic mud, pamper yourself further with some indulgent treatments for an additional cost, before heading back to Tel Aviv. En-route, your air-conditioned coach will have a brief stop at the Qumran caves to see where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Visiting this surreal natural environment is a unique experience that no-one should miss! If a day of relaxation and swimming sounds like your ideal, this tour is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip to Israel.
Christmas Eve in Israel: Jerusalem Sightseeing Tour from Tel Aviv with Dinner and Midnight Mass Viewing in Bethlehem[Category: Holiday & Seasonal Tours]
|Spend Christmas Eve in the Holy Land on this full-day tour of sacred Christian sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv. See religious sanctuaries such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of the Nativity with a knowledgeable guide. Admire sweeping vistas of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and circle the Old City walls before walking through the Christian quarter. End your evening in Bethlehem, where you?ll enjoy a spectacular Christmas dinner and view midnight mass from Manger?s Square.|
First, head by comfortable coach on a one-hour drive to Jerusalem?s Mount of Olives, used as a Jewish cemetery for 3,000 years and named for the olive trees that once grew there. From the hilltop ridge, admire the panoramic view of Jerusalem before embarking on a short drive around the Old City walls, which surround what was once the entire city.
Along the way, see Kidron Valley, which houses the Tomb of the Virgin Mary, as well as the beautiful Garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives, where Jesus and his disciples assembled before his crucifixion.
Enter the Christian Quarter on foot, situated in the northwestern corner of the Old City, and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of Christianity's holiest pilgrimage sites since the 4th century. Here, admire the murals, metalwork and iconographic mosaics.
When your walking tour is over, continue a relaxing drive through the New City and see the Israeli parliament (the Knesset), the Israel Museum?housing the world?s largest archeological collection from the Holy Land?and Valley of the Cross. Keep an eye out for the amazing 11th-century monastery built with high, castle-like walls.
As evening descends, stop at the Mount of Evil Counsel on the way to Bethlehem for another vista of the city illuminated below, and take in breathtaking views of many of the sites you visited throughout the day. When you enter Bethlehem at the border crossing into Palestinian territory, switch vehicles for ease of transport.
After your arrival, enjoy light refreshments (included) at a souvenir store showing off its Christmas d?cor. Then, gather at Manger's Square in central Bethlehem and admire the giant Christmas tree lights as you listen to carols sung by locals and pilgrims.
Look up at the bell towers at the Church of the Nativity, the world?s oldest Christian church, built on the site of Jesus? birth. You?ll visit the basilica (time permitting), a UNESCO World Heritage Site rebuilt in 565 AD, before the midnight mass begins.
Delight in a festive Christmas dinner in a restaurant located on the stone-paved pedestrian square, and watch the midnight mass on the large outdoor screen (weather conditions permitting) before returning across the border to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport Private Arrival Transfer[Category: Transfers & Ground Transport]
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Travel from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport to your Tel Aviv hotel.
Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport Private Departure Transfer[Category: Transfers & Ground Transport]
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Travel from your Tel Aviv hotel to Ben Gurion International Airport.
Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv[Category: Day Trips & Excursions]
Discover two of Israel's must-see sights on this memorable day trip from Tel Aviv. You'll explore the legendary ruins of Masada and King Herod's palaces, and enjoy a therapeutic visit to the famous Dead Sea. This unforgettable day trip also passes the setting of one of the New Testament's most famous parables, the Good Samaritan.
Your day tour begins with a descent into the Judean desert, a barren wilderness in the heart of the Holy Land. En-route, you will pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan, before ascending by cable car to reach the mountaintop site of Masada. The cliff's remoteness and difficult approach made it a perfect fortress, and it was here that King Herod built two fortified palaces over 2,000 years ago.
After exploring the archeological ruins of Masada with your guide, you will continue to the Dead Sea past the Ein Gedi oasis and the ancient settlement of Qumran. Here you'll have the opportunity to view the many caves where approximately 900 parchment documents of religious significance were discovered - the fabled Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Dead Sea is the next stop, where you'll have approximately two hours to relax on the mineral beach and enjoy the surreal experience of floating in the salt-rich water, 400m (1,312 ft) below sea level! Don't miss the chance to have a mud bath in the world's richest source of natural salts. You will also have the opportunity to purchase Dead Sea skin care products at duty-free prices from the famous Ahava laboratory.
The drive back to Tel Aviv and see the ancient city of Jericho, referred to in the Hebrew Bible as the 'City of Palm Trees,' from the Old Roman road which links Jerusalem and Jericho.
Combining ancient and natural wonders, Israel's top day trip is not to be missed!
Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea[Category: Day Trips & Excursions]
See the highlights of Israel in one day on an evocative sightseeing trip from Tel Aviv. You will discover the ancient city of Jerusalem, a holy site for many different religions, before enjoying a therapeutic spa visit to the Dead Sea. Few places in the world mean so much to so many people as these do, so if you only have a day to spare, make sure you see the best that Israel has to offer!
Setting out from Tel Aviv, your first stop will be the vantage point of the Mount of Olives for incredible views over Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount Esplanade. Continue into the Old City itself, and pass the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion.
After entering through the city walls, we will show you the famous Western Wall (Wailing Wall) which functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshippers, before walking the pilgrimage route of the Via Dolorosa. Look out for the 14 Stations of the Cross as you trace Jesus' steps to the site of his crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Your air-conditioned coach will be ready to pick you up, and in just under an hour you'll be at the Dead Sea for some relaxation time. Here you will have approximately two hours to walk around the mineral beach and enjoy the surreal experience of floating in the salt-rich water, 400m (1,312 ft) below sea level! Don't miss the chance to have a mud bath in the world's richest source of natural salts.
Your highlights of Israel day trip will head back to Tel Aviv, seeing the historical city of Jericho (City of Palm Trees) en-route.
Combining ancient and natural wonders, Israel's top day trip is not to be missed!
Caeserea, Rosh Hanikra and Acre Day Trip from Tel Aviv[Category: Cultural & Theme Tours]
Explore Israel's ancient Roman cities and ports on a fascinating day trip from Tel Aviv. From the shores of the Mediterranean to the border of Lebanon, you will visit places of significance during the Roman Empire, such as Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra and the Crusader underground city at Acre.
Head off first to Caesarea, the beautiful fishing port which was transformed into a Roman Capital capital by King Herod. Your visit includes a walking tour of the many archeological ruins, excavations and majestic Roman theater of the city that was named for Augustus Caesar, and is best explored on foot.
Continue to Haifa, Israel?s third city which is set on and around the magnificent Mt. Carmen. The most striking landmark here is the immaculate Baha'i Gardens, created as a tranquil memorial to the founders of the Baha?i faith.
From here you will travel up towards the Lebanon border to the rock formations of Rosh Hanikra, where impressive white cliffs meet the Mediterranean Sea. The action of the sea on the soft rocks has created a rich labyrinth of caves and limestone grottos, which you will have the chance to stroll around and explore. The Rosh Hanikra grottos are part of the Achziv Natural Reserve, and you may be lucky enough to catch sight of loggerhead turtle and bats ? two examples of the native wildlife in this place of natural wonders.
Your day trip from Tel Aviv concludes with a visit to the city of Acre. The city is often referred to as Akko, which means ?until here?, illustrating the fact that it was historically the furthest point of in the Israeli Kingdom. Here you will visit the Crusader underground city and crypt, a complex world of underground tunnels and halls which were used by the Knights of St John as their headquarters. Before heading back to Tel Aviv, you will walk back through the Old City Market, where can pick up a souvenir of your day of discovery.
Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall[Category: Day Trips & Excursions]
Get inspired by Jerusalem and combine ancient history with spiritual sanctity in this half-day tour from Tel Aviv. Discover the quarters of the Old City by exploring Holy Land attractions such as the Western Wall and the site of Jesus' Crucifixion, enjoying panoramic views along the way.
Departing from Tel Aviv in your air-conditioned coach, your first stop is the Mount of Olives for scenic views over Jerusalem. From this vantage point you can see the Dome of the Rock at theTemple Mount Esplanade, where heaven is said to meet earth.
Traveling via the Kidron Valley, you will pass the Garden of Gethsemane (where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion) before continuing to the walls of the Old City. Entering through the Armenian Quarter, you will visit the famous Western Wall (Wailing Wall), the holiest of Jewish sites which functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshippers.
Your half-day tour then crosses over to the Christian quarter, where you can follow the route of the Via Dolorosa - an important pilgrimage for many Christian visitors. Look out for the 14 Stations of the Cross as you trace Jesus' steps to the site of his Crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
After a short walk back along the ancient Byzantine main street, your overview of Jerusalem concludes in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City.
Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv[Category: Cultural & Theme Tours]
Escape the hustle and bustle of Tel Aviv, and discover the roots of different religions on this inspiring day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. These ancient Holy Land towns will provide you with a fascinating mix of people, views and stories, making this an unmissable Israel day tour!
Departing from Tel Aviv in your air-conditioned coach, your first stop is the Mount of Olives for scenic views over Jerusalem. From this vantage point you can see the Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount Esplanade, where heaven is said to meet earth.
Pass the Garden of Gethsemane before continuing to the walls of the Old City. Here you will enter through the Armenian Quarter, and see the famous Western Wall (Wailing Wall) which functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshippers. Crossing over to the Christian quarter, you can follow the route of the Via Dolorosa. Look out for the 14 Stations of the Cross as you trace Jesus' steps to the site of his crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
After a short walk back along the ancient Byzantine main street, your overview of Jerusalem concludes in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, where your air-conditioned coach will be waiting to take you the short 6-mile journey south to Bethlehem.
The hub of the religious activity in Bethlehem is the Manger Square which is flanked by the Church of the Nativity and also the Mosque of Oman - significant sites of importance for the different people that live in the town. At the Manger Square you can walk on the ground where Jesus was laid down after his birth, and see the places of significance from nativity stories. Visit the Greek and Catholic churches, before an hours drive back to Tel Aviv.
2-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada & the Dead Sea[Category: Multi-day & Extended Tours]
|Indulge both body and soul on the 2-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv. After an action-packed day exploring the ancient biblical cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, spend your second day relaxing and taking in the sights at Masada before a spot of Dead Sea pampering.|
Highlights of your 2-Day Best of Israel tour from Tel Aviv include full-day guided tours to the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, where you will see attractions such as the Garden of Gethsemane, the Dome of the Rock (for external views), Western Wall (Wailing Wall), the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross), Manger Square and the Milk Grotto.
Visit Masada by cable-car, and see the ruins of King Herod's mansion, followed by an overview of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Qumran caves. The tour concludes at the Dead Sea, where you will have time to relax on the mineral beach and float in the salt-rich sea before heading back to Tel Aviv.
City of David and Underground Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv[Category: Day Trips & Excursions]
Discover the City of David in Jerusalem on an essential day trip from Tel Aviv. Formerly the settlement where King David established his Kingdom, the City of David is now a thriving archaeological park where ongoing excavations confirm many a Bible story.
Departing from Tel Aviv in your air-conditioned coach, your first stop is the Mount of Olives for scenic views over Jerusalem. From this vantage point you will see Temple Mount Esplanade of the Old City, where heaven is said to meet earth.
Traveling along the Kidron Valley you will pass the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed prior to his Crucifixion, before continuing to the walls of the Old City. From here, take a short drive to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David ? the second King of Israel, famed for the David and Goliath battle. Close to his tomb is the Hall of the Last Supper, where Jesus shared the Last Supper with his disciples.
Enter the Jewish quarter via the Zion Gate (David?s Gate) and explore the four Sephardic synagogues from the 16th century, which have been restored to their former grandeur. Envisage how the wealthy Jerusalemites lived it up over 2000 years ago at the excavated Herodian Mansions. Once occupied by the rich, Jewish Temple priests and their families, these former luxury mansions were built on terraces (one of top of the other) so that each one had an unrestricted view of the temple.
Just south of the Old City, your day trip will head over to the narrow ridge running down from the Temple Mount. This hilltop ridge is the area of Jerusalem known as the City of David, captured by King David over three thousand years ago. Above ground, the City of David is a vibrant hive of activity, but it is underground where recent excavations reveal the most exciting archeological finds of the ancient world. Here you can sense the geographical significance of this striking ancient city before returning to Tel Aviv.
Nazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee Day Trip from Tel Aviv[Category: Day Trips & Excursions]
Visit the Holy Land sites of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee on a day trip from Tel Aviv. You'll journey across Israel?s coastal plains to explore the city of Nazareth, the setting of many New Testament tales, then travel to the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus performed many miracles. If you?re intrigued by the sacred, or simply interested in the fascinating fables of the bible, this tour should be on your must-do list!
Set off from Tel Aviv in your air-conditioned coach to the town of Nazareth, where you will visit popular Holy Land sites such as the Church of the Annunciation (where the Angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary) and the Church of St Joseph?s Carpentry.
Continuing north through the small village of Kafer Kana, your Holy Land day trip passes the Church of the Multiplication by the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus? miracle of the loaves and fishes and the feeding of the 5,000 took place.
Stop on the shores of the Sea of Galilee to explore the ancient fishing village of Capernaum, and discover the ruins of the celebrated great Synagogue where Jesus first taught his followers.
Finally, travel via the coastal city of Tiberias to reach Yardenit ? a sacred site at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee where the River Jordan flows down to meet the Dead Sea. Many Christian visitors to the region feel a deep connection to the River Jordan; as such it is possible to be baptized here, as part of the tour. Passing the stunning Mt. Tabor, your tour returns to Tel Aviv.
Whatever your religion, no trip to Israel is complete without seeing these Holy Land places of such historical and cultural importance!
Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Tel Aviv[Category: Cultural & Theme Tours]
Take a half day tour from Tel Aviv to Bethlehem, and discover the town famed as the birthplace of Jesus. Tracing the events of the Nativity, this comprehensive tour uncovers the highlights of this holy city for worshippers of all religions!
Your day tour begins with an air-conditioned drive south-east from Tel Aviv to the holy city of Bethlehem. Focusing on the Nativity, your visit begins at the Church of the Nativity - widely cited as the birthplace of Christ, and one of the oldest surviving Christian churches in the world.
The hub of religious activity in Bethlehem is Manger Square which is flanked by the Church of the Nativity and also the Mosque of Oman - a site of importance for the many Muslims who live in the city.
At the Manger Square you can walk on the ground where Jesus was laid down after his birth, and go on to explore the Milk Grotto. Here you will notice the white color of the chalk walls, which tradition states was caused by a drop of milk that fell while Mary was feeding the baby Jesus.
Visit the Greek and Catholic churches, before moving onto the Shepherd Fields where the 'shepherds watched their flocks by night'. Your half-day tour finishes in central Jerusalem, where you can continue sightseeing independently or take directions from your guide to travel back to Tel Aviv.
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