Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea

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Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea
from USD $144.10
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!
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In Brief

Beit She'an, Israel
10 hours
Important InfoInfo
Begin with a pickup by climate-controlled coach from your Tel Aviv hotel, and travel to Jerusalem to begin your day trip. After entering through the city walls, see 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.

After, 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!


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Departure Point

Your centrally located hotel in Tel Aviv or our alternative pickup location is at the Grand Beach hotel Tel Aviv
Your location 7:15am
Grand Beach Hotel 7:25am

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We unbelievable time on this tour, so much information. The Guide was Amazing Attentive and Informative on all Subjects. I even called him Amazing Itamar Thanks and Make sure to keep Itamar, because he is the best at his JOB
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019
A lovely day with a good guide who knew a lot and also gave us some time to spend both in Jerusalem and at the dead sea
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
This was a amazing tour. Your guide Jadir was the best we ever had. He even debated to go to bethehan. Explained the tour in Spanish very fluently.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
We had a great day touring the great city of Jerusalem. It felt a little rushed at times in the old city but the organisation was very good.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
This was a great tour for us as it gave us a great history for the area. We learned a lot from our tour guide Itamar who gave the information in a very enjoyable and interesting manner. He’s one of the best tour guides we have had on our trips Itamar made this tour great
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
Guide very knowledgeable and funny, American so no problems understanding him. Route was altered due to Ramadan, a little disappointing but understandable and he made up for it by visiting other sites. A couple delays due to people getting lost, but a couple people weren’t paying attention so it’s their fault. Stay with the guide and pay attention! Jerusalem and the Dead Sea are very hot during summer (90+ F) so be prepared.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Excellent tour in Jerusalem and a visit to the dead sea. Our guide Avi was very good. Suitable for kids as well.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Seeing this part of the world was amazing. What made the tour even better was my hilarious, knowledgeable tour guide named Lorne. There was never a dull moment for me. He had a great mix of time for discussion and learning and also self reflection. I felt comfortable asking him questions. If you take this tour, you need to ask for him! He made it a memorable trip for me. I would recommend him and this tour to my friends and family. Definitely worth the money, no regrets!
• Submitted 13 May 2019
Guide was knowledgeable and well spoken. Attentive to questions asked along the way. Enough time to enjoy coffee, shopping, and a dip in the Dead Sea. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2019
I joined the tour of Jerusalem and the Dead sea. It was good experience. And my tour guide who name was YOAV MALACHI was very kind. Although I don’t understand English, he was very helpful. Thanks!!!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
I was visiting Tel Aviv for business and had an extra day to explore, so I chose to take this tour. It did exactly what I was looking for – give me a taste of the Old City of Jersualem and of the Dead Sea so I know where I would return next time. Hotel pick-up and drop-off went smoothly. Lunch (which was not included) was delicious and well-priced. Our guide Avi was friendly and informative. I would recommend this tour to anyone with limited time in Israel who wants to get a broad overview of the main highlights.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2018
The trip was great. It is a bit rushed for the Jerusalem part but that is because there is just so much to see. This trips gives you a great foundation for what to see in Israel and what to do for a future trip. The tour guide was great.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2018
Really good day, very informative
• Submitted 27 Jun 2018
We took the day tour of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Highly recommend! It is a bit rushed as there is so much to see and learn, but we were on a short visit to Israel and it was all we could squeeze in. Our local operator was Bein Harim. The tour guide was knowledgeable and funny, drop off and pick up were easy.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
Moti is a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and an excellent leader keeping the tour on track and providng the history of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Tour of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea was fabulous. Highly recommend it. The shop we stopped at in Jerusalem was over priced even though they claimed to give a 50 discount. I found the same souvenirs in other shops during the rest of may stay for 1/3 of the price in the Jerusalem shop.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
The tour explores the Old city of Jerusalem, the Eternal City. It was a profound experience, one to cherish. Driving through the Israeli landscape was also breathtaking with so many contrasts, from green fields and orange groves to the barren hills of Judea and the Dead Sea. The whole experience was enchanced greatly by our great tour guide, Yoav who was very engaging and passionate.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 02 Feb 2018
Salig was terrific! great day trip. easy. hotel pick up and drop off. if you want an intro to old jerusalem, this trip has just the right amount of time there, and includes the Western Wall. then the adventure to the Dead Sea! Salig was very knowledgeable and shared really interesting information.
• Submitted 10 Nov 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 23 Oct 2017
First of all, We appreciate and send our special thanks to our guide Amir Call Or. We were extremely pleased to be in this daily tour Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. These are holy and wonderful places to visit in Israel, but if you would like to make your visit more than a visit, i mean that if you want to FEEL not only see the around, but FEEL and LIVE amazing moments ,and have wonderful memories then Bein Harim Tourism is a perfect choice and beyond your expectations you will feel that you were gifted by such a perfcet guide Amir Call OR. We were picked up from our hotel just on time and had a perfect trip in a very comfortable bus. I emphasize it was not just a bus trip to our destinations, our guide Amir informed us in many topics, religion, history, current situation of the country etc. with his special style and humour sense. He named our group as Smiley Group we all had already Smiley Faces along our all trip. He has a huge knowledge and a very nice taste of explaining. He sometimes ask questions to make you have a different point of view, which i found very nice questions to work your mind, remember something and then you feel your mind touches that places and beyond understanding you FEEL ! That was the most valuable point from our trip, we just did not visit Israel, we did feel Israel, and had an amazing tour. We highly recommend to everyone and we are sure we will book other daily tours when we have time, in advance..we already started to plan our vacation...Smiles and Greetings, Thanks for everything.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
4.5 stars. Well organised trip. Tour guide Rom was well informed and very articulate. Was a great overall experience.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
The best tour I've done in my life, probably due to our guide Amir Cal Or. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the history and traditions, giving us a new perspective on how to realize his word the state of Israel and Palestine. Floating in the Dead Sea is one in lifetime experience and recommended to all. Again, look for tour with Amir Cal Or...he's the best.
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
Amazing tour and great experience.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017