Port of Ashdod: Jerusalem & Bethlehem
| Day 1 |
Welcome to the Holy land of Israel. Meet and assist is provided upon disembarkation for your private shore excursion today. Depart the port of Ashdod and transfer in private vehicle with your Travelous tour guide heading inland into the Judean Hills. Ascend to the City of Jerusalem, pausing on the Mount of Olives for a spectacular panoramic view of the Old City dominated by the mosques on the Temple Mount. View the churches that dot the mountain-side including the Russian Orthodox Church. Descend towards the Old City, passing by the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane and enter the Old City near the Western Wall. Part of the retaining wall of the Temple Mount and the last remnant of the Jewish Temple not destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE, it has remained the center of the Jewish World for over 1900 years. Cross into the colorful Arab Shuk (bazaar) and walk to the Via Dolorosa (the path Jesus walked en route to crucifixion) where we will follow the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Within the church we will find the final Stations of the Cross including Golgotha and the Tomb of Jesus. Continue to Bethlehem to explore the birthplace of Jesus Christ, where we will enjoy a splendid Middle Eastern lunch before visiting the Church of the Nativity. We depart Bethlehem in the late afternoon, returning to your cruise ship for your overnight.
There are so many reasons to be intrigued by Israel. For some, it"s the sun drenched climate resting on the shores of the Mediterranean. For others, it's a modern metropolis commonly referred to as the White City. To the world, it's a destination rich in historical and religious significance. A Holy Land where three of the largest religions on earth (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) come together in a Geographical area known throughout time by one name: Jerusalem. From the Dead Sea, down to the Red Sea and back up to the Mediterranean, the allure of Israel is calling.
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