Our private tour to Jerusalem and the Dead sea will start with an overview of the history of Israel, which you will actually see from the car as we travel to Jerusalem. We will pass historical remnants of Old Testament sites, as well as battlefields ranging from Joshua’s time, to the Crusaders and even WWI.
Once we get to Jerusalem, we will stop on Mount of Olives to see a panoramic view of the city, examine its geography and learn how it influenced the biblical narrative.
We will continue the tour by descending through the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Kidron Valley) and Gethsemane, and enter the Old City of Jerusalem through the Dung Gate. When inside, we will visit the Wailing Wall (Western Wall), where we will learn about Jerusalem at the time of the Second Temple, which was built by King Herod for the Israel people.
In the Jewish Quarter, we will walk through the historical remnants of the Cardo, a second century market street, and also through the famous Jerusalem Market.
The Cardo in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem
Next, we will continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Golgotha), where, according to tradition, Jesus was both Crucified and Resurrected.
We will then leave Jerusalem, our private tour will continue towards the Dead Sea. While travelling through the Jordan Valley, we will learn about the geological events that created it and its historical influences. We will pass by Jericho and the Inn of the Good Samaritan on the way.
Once at the Dead sea, you can enjoy the experience, unique only to Israel, of floating on its healing waters, or use the mineral or mud baths. For those of you who are interested, there is also a wide range of alternative treatments (extra fees apply).