2 days Jerusalem,Bethlehem,Dead Sea

Itinerary Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Dead Sea Spa 2 days

 Start with an overview of Jerusalem, see the Old City and the Temple Mount, then go for a drive along the Kidron Valley.  View the Mount of Olives, the Church of All Nations, and the Garden of Gethsemane. Enter through the Zion Gate, to enter the Old City, and go through the Armenian Quarter to the Byzantine Cardo.  

Walking through the Jewis Quarter to the Western Wall, get your first view of this ancient wall that was part of the second temple.

To arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, walk along the Via Dolorosa, and follow the path that many pilgrims make called the Stations of the Cross.  The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built over the burial tomb of Jesus, and was the place that the crucifction of Jesus took place.  Walk through the market alleys before departing for Bethlehem.

Take a walk across Manger Square to arrive at the Curch of Nativity.  It was first built in the fourth century and added on to in the sixth century.  Decend to the Grotto, and view the star showing where Jesus was born.  Across from the star are the alter that is dedicated to the three wise men.

When leaving Bethlehem we will see the Field of Ruth.  It is where Ruth gleaned in the fields of Boaz. Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

On day 2 after breakfast drive to the Dead Sea by way of the Judean Desert.  Pass the Inn of the Goo Samaritan, and stop at the sea level marker.  You can see Jericho in the distance.  Change into a swimsuit and go for a swim in the salty waters of the Dead Sea.  Take the opportunity to cover your body with black mud, it is said to keep you young.  Wash off the mud in the sulpher pools, that are fed by the nearby springs.  On the way back you will be able to see from the roadside the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found,

Included

One night in Jerusalem 3* hotel( Bed & Breakfast basis).
Price includes accommodation per person in a double room.
Two touring days.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Entrance fees.

Excluded

Lunch, dinner, drinks.
Treatments

Tips

Personal insurance

Hotel pickup instructions

Overnight stay: Jerusalem

Essential information

Single supplement 55$ per person,per night.
High season supplement 70$ per person,per night.
Moderate dress code is required to enter the holy places.
Valid passport is required.
This tour is subject to Palestinian Authority regulations.(Bethlehem)
Palestinian guide meets the tour only at border post.
Change of a vehicle may be required for entry to Bethlehem.

Voucher redemption instructions

Confirmation and voucher will be received 24 hours post booking

Route

A JerusalemB BethlehemC Dead Sea

Day 1:
Panoramic overview from the Mount of Olives, overlook Jerusalem-new city and the Temple Mount Esplanade of old city. Travel along the Kidron Valley to view the Garden of Gethsemane and the walls of the city . Via the Armenian Quarter enter The Western (Wailing) Wall square via the local Bazaar to the Christian Quarter, the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – the site of the crucifixion. Walk along the 1700 year old Byzantine main street, the Cardo and the renovated Jewish Quarter.

Bethlehem is the birthplace of King David, meaning City of Bread as a result of the wheat crop that grew in the region. According to Christian tradition, Jesus was born there. We will drive to Bethlehem via Nativity Circle, visit the Church of Nativity, and also the cave where Jesus was born and the Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Also visit the Greek and the Catholic Church. Overview the Shepherd's Fields and return to Jerusalem.

Day 2:
Descend to the Judean Desert via the Inn of the Good Samaritan and view of Jericho. Relax at one of resorts on the shore of the mineral-rich Dead Sea. Enjoy the unique experience of floating on your back in the water and rubbing therapeutic Dead Sea mud on your body. On return, overview Qumran cave 4 where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.