A private tour in luxury van (6 pax) into the Judean Mountains and the Jordan Valley, visiting Bethlehem and the Dead Sea with options for Masada, Jericho, St George Monastery, Qumran and the Baptism site in the Jordan River. Start with pick up in Jerusalem.
After meeting with your private guide you exit Israel (so bring your passport!) through on of the checkpoints to enter the city of Bethlehem where you will drive through the Old City neighborhoods before arriving at the main Manger Square. Here we meet a local guide who will join us in the Church of Nativity, the oldest church building in the Holy Land and the place of birth of Jesus.
After visiting Bethlehem we descend 1200 meters to the lowest point on Earth into the Jordan valley. On the way we pass the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint George, the Inn of Good Samaritan (now a museum of Mosaics) and the oldest city in the World: Jericho. A visit to one of these sites can be included in the itinerary.
At the Dead Sea we will visit a private beach for a unique combination of wild desert nature, the sea and the famous black mud, where you have the opportunity to float.
Extra options to visit:
Qasr al Yahud, Baptismal site, no entrance fee
St. George Monastery, no entrance fee
Qumran National park, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found, entrance fee: NIS 29, child NIS 15
Ein Gedi National Park, Oasis at the Dead Sea, entrance fee: NIS 28, child NIS 14
Jericho Cable car to Quarantal, site of the Temptation of Jesus, entrance fee: NIS 60 pp
Inn of the Good Samaritan Museum, entrance fee: NIS 25, student NIS 19, child - NIS 10
Masada Desert Fortress. Extra costs: $50 plus entrance fee NIS 74, child NIS 42, student NIS 63