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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Small Group Tour

a cruise excursion in Ashdod

Duration: 9 hours
Languages: EN
  • Local prices from local partners
  • Timely return to your cruise ship
  • Cruise friendly cancellation policy

We will pick you up from the Ashdod or Haifa port in the morning just outside the ship to make our way to the holy city of Jerusalem. Your guide will be waiting for you with your name on the sign as you arrive at the port of Ashdod. You will join a a small group of 6-16 people for the drive in a new, air-conditioned vehicle.

Itinerary for Jerusalem & Bethlehem Shore Excursion:

In Jerusalem you'll visit:

 - Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Jaffa Gate. You'll see both Christian and Jewish Quarters of Jerusalem, for a complete experience of this famed city.

In Bethlehem you'll visit:

- Nativity Church, Grotto - subject to queues and accessibility this site is not always visited. Local Palestinian shopping - this is mandatory by Palestinian tourism services for all visitors. This is a mandatory requirement from the Palestinian Tourism Service, and might be the only time you'll ever be able to claim that you just had to shop!

* Some sites may not be visited and others included subject to accessibility, security, holiday festivities, opening times, queues, traffic delays, time constraints, or other circumstances.

After your visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, you will be returned to the port.

Why this excursion?

  • Small-group size
  • See all highlights in one day
  • Meet your guide just outside the ship
  • Comfortable air-conditioned van

Important remarks

  • MINIMUM 2 persons per booking
  • Starting time: 08:00 h
  • It is recommended to have comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a bottle of water with you at all times.
  • In some of the holy places there is a modest dress-code enforced and it is a good idea to prepare for this. You need to wear clothing that covers the shoulders, chest, and below the knees (no shorts or sleeveless shirts please).
  • Kindly bring US or Israeli cash with you for lunch, small admission fees if needed. You should budget approximately $10-$20 per person for lunch (depending on preferences) or you may bring a packed lunch from the ship.
  • There are no admission fees with the normal itinerary to Jerusalem, Jerusalem/Bethlehem or Jerusalem/Yad Vashem.
  • If you are visiting Bethlehem - kindly bring your passport, a copy of your passport, or a disembarkation permit provided by the ship.  The tour in Bethlehem is subject to accessibility/security only and the service is provided by a Palestinian guide.  Kindly note that there is a Palestinian requirement that ALL visitors to Bethlehem spend part of their time going through the shops to fund their services - we do not control nor benefit from this.
  • Kindly be considerate to others by arriving to the meeting points on time, remaining with the group as needed
  • Shared tours are subject to minimum 6 persons signed up
  • We do organize a private tours from Ashdod and Haifa ports, we will be happy to send you our quote. Please contact us via


  • English speaking driver/guide
  • AC transportation
  • Petrol, parking fees, toll roads if needed, and all taxes

Not included

  • Meals
  • Tips (optional)

Start location

Ashdod or Haifa cruise port

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