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Ashdod Shore Excursion: Jerusalem and Bethlehem - for cruise ship guests only
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Ashdod Shore Excursion: Jerusalem and Bethlehem - for cruise ship guests only

By Guided Tours Israel - Day Tours
Recommended by 96% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
S$154.77
per adult
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S$154.77
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 7–10 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Viator's worry-free guarantee
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Look for a sign with your name on it as you arrive at the cruise terminal in Ashdod. This tour is available to cruise ship passengers only.
  • Ports:
  • Port of Ashdod
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7414AJB

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Duration of the tour may vary
  • Some sites may not be visited and others included subject to accessibility, security, holiday festivities, opening times, queues, traffic, time constraints, and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Good walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, and clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel for Bethlehem only
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7414AJB

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Monte das Oliveiras
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Garden of Gethsemane
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Cenacle
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Mount Zion
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 5
    Jaffa Gate
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 6
    Jewish Quarter
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 8
    Western Wall
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 9
    Christian Quarter
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 10
    Arabic Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

654halb
654halb
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Shore Excursions make for Long Days but Definitely worth the Effort
My wife and I were on an Ancient Lands cruise and booked 5 days of shore excursions with Guided Tours Israel. We
K7806KWsharonw
K7806KWsharonw
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Holy Land Highlights
We took a 3 day package shore excursion. Our guide was Dov and he was excellent. Our bus driver was also good. T
laurastrick2
laurastrick2
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Worst tour we've ever had.
This truly has to be one of the poorest managed tours that we have experienced. We were part of a group of approx
pattic-lovestravel
pattic-lovestravel
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Wonderful memories of our tour in Galilee
We had a wonderful experience on our Biblical Galilee tour for 8 in Haifa. Our group was 8 of us traveling and hav
FTLCruisers
FTLCruisers
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Great sites but needed a better guide
Our cruise made 2 stops in Israel. Day one we were in- Ashdod and we visited Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Day two we w
lighthousemom61
lighthousemom61
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Terrible experience on Ashdod Shore Excursion
For a recent 3-day tour with a large group, we used Guided Tours Israel. I would not recommend this company at all!
HIH H
HIH H
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Excellent
We arranged a 3-day private tour with Guided Tours of Israel for 11 of us while our ship docked in Ashdod and Haifa
kharper48
kharper48
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Terrible experience— you will miss so much!
My husband and I participated in a privately arranged 3-day bus tour offered by Guided Tours Israel and originating
jacksonr672
jacksonr672
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Wonderful tour of Jerusalem and later Jordan River
Jam packed day for Ashdod tour. Also did Haifa tour the next day. Same guide, did a wonderful job. What a way to
arbarkar
arbarkar
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Not as promised nor expected
The two days we spent in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and Masada were not what was promised. Our guides were
Dawna S
Dawna S
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Extremely disappointed and frustrating 3 day tour
I was part of a large group that booked 3 days of tours way in advance! I have taken over 100 bus tours! These 3
milerswimmom
milerswimmom
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Not the tour I was hoping for
My friend & I were looking forward to this 3 day tour! We had this cruise booked for over a year & were with the gr
georgebC7892UB
georgebC7892UB
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Could be better
Tour was similar to the one from Ashdod to Jerusalem we had taken the day before from same company. For me the hig
Sue K
Sue K
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Below Expectation
We were on a cruise that had 2 days in Ashod and 1 day in Haifa and were part of a large private tour group. The 3
TOM H
TOM H
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A MEMORABLE TWO DAYS!
My party of six thoroughly enjoyed our tours of Jerusalem and The Galilee! Joe was an excellent guide! We loved his
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Debra C
5 contributions
Dec 2022
We did two tours - one on Christmas Eve to Jerusalem and Bethlehem and one on Christmas Day to Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River. Omri was our guide and he was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and moved at our pace (4 of us) which was important as we are seniors with slight mobility issues. We saw everything we expected and he took us to wonderful local restaurants for lunch each day. He was very personable and a careful driver - returning us to the port in a timely manner.

Leo, our contact person for arranging the tour, was very responsive to the multitude of questions that I had; and I felt very comfortable booking with this company.

We chose a private tour because we were concerned about keeping up with a large bus tour which was arranged by the ship - and we are so glad we did. Other family members that were on the cruise and took the buses were extremely disappointed in their tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. They did not see half of the things we did and their tour guides were inefficient, hard to understand, and lost some of their passengers. And they got back to the ship 3 hours later than we did!

I can't recommend them enough - this was a once in a lifetime experience for us, and we definitely got our money's worth. Ask for Omri if you decide to book!
Written 2 January 2023
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louiepreacher
Sun City, AZ41 contributions
I am a retired United Methodist Minister who has visited and toured Israel 4 times previously to this Holy Land Ship cruise. We were promised 3 days of experienced tour guides, what we got were nice gentlemen that seemed they had never been to the sites we visited. I had to explain to our bus where we were and the significance of the sites. They tried to read the names of the sites off a piece of paper and most of the time mispronounced the name of where we were.

The time management was horrific, causing us to go entire days without stopping for lunch until just before the tour was over. I have traveled all over the world and this was the first time I've ever had a bus driver stop in the middle of a tour to get gas, wasting almost 45 minutes of our tour time. If that wasn't bad enough the driver would go off when we stopped at a site to get snacks while we all had to wait for his return. He would drive constantly talking or yelling on the phone or with food in this hand. Sitting right behind the driver and seeing how he drove honestly made me very nervous.

In concluding I must say I felt very sad for the folks on our tour bus who had never been to the Holy Land because of how they were "short changed" by what they didn't see or the shortness of tine they had at sites because of the lack of time management and bus driver malfeasance. No, I would NOT recommend this tour company.
Written 11 December 2022
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Again – the same group of 72 misled clients. They booked with Bill Netro Tours. He organizes shore excursions for cruisers and makes a fortune on these people. They DID NOT BOOK WITH US DIRECTLY. Only the agent booked with us – 1 person. We probably received one fifth of what his group paid him. He apparently promised them things we never agreed to, for example that we will use whisperers. We never agreed to it. For the price he paid us they received above and beyond what is reasonable. For the price they paid him – they must have had different expectations and we are sorry for their disappointment. We have a money back guarantee if you book with us directly and you will know in advance exactly what will be included in the tours. We are no longer taking large group bookings through a non-licensed agent. You should avoid this arrangement as well and book directly with the tour company so you know exactly what you will receive. Thank you for reading this response.
Written 15 January 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carol C
4 contributions
Nov 2022
This was our third visit to Jerusalem and on each trip we learn more. Our guide was Omri who has deep knowledge of the history, religions, and cultures of the area. He expertly guided us through all of the significant sites with background information and insights on contemporary issues. The best way to navigate the small crowded streets is on a private tour, and we have no hesitation in recommending Guided Tours and Omri. Another advantage to booking a private tour is being able to tailor the pace and the sights to your preferences. We specifically requested not going to Bethlehem. Having visited previously we did not want to endure the gift shop hassles. We later learned that some passengers missed other sites because of the delays experienced there.
Written 3 December 2022
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John
4 contributions
Excellent communication during the booking process. Very well organised on arrival at Port. Guide was very informative. We managed to see a lot on this tour without being rushed. Arrived back to the ship in plenty of time. Would definitely use again if visiting Israel.
Written 30 November 2022
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Lesley M
2 contributions
Nov 2022
We had an amazing tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Our guide was very knowledgeable and certainly knew her history. We were picked up and delivered back on time as promised.
Written 30 November 2022
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Donna K
Spartanburg, SC8 contributions
Nov 2022
We had a wonderful experience with Guided Tours Israel. Emails were answered promptly and a great program was suggested for our 5 days in Israel. All 5 days with our guide Ehu were phenomenal. We saw all the best sites. Ehu explained everything in great detail and was skilled at avoiding long lines and crowds. He made excellent lunch selections and gave us options. Not only was he an excellent driver and guide, he became our friend along the way. We highly appreciate and recommend Guided Tours Israel and our guide Ehu.
Written 28 November 2022
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AZMan625
Queen Creek, AZ3 contributions
The tour guide was terrible! He would start taking before the whole group got to him, so that we could not hear him. When we told him to slow down and wait until the whole group got there, he just ignored our requests. Told us no shopping, no pictures, just raced though the streets of Jerusalem. It was very crowded and hard to keep up with the guide. He should have taken that into account. Should have adjusted the tour and deleted a site or two, so we could enjoy the other sites. As an example, at the Wailing Wall we only had 10 minutes. The bus driver was on his phone arguing with someone and the guides. His driving was terrible and dangerous.
Written 14 November 2022
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Hi - sorry to read you had a disappointing tour. We have a Satisfaction Guarantee policy - so if you toured with us (we can't tell from the photo) and you contacted us directly then we would give you your money back. Unfortunately, you did not mention the name of the guide or the date of your visit so we cannot investigate this further. It is true that the sites in Israel are very busy during the peak season. It is also true that we expect out guests to be able to keep up with the pace of the tour in our GROUP tours. If you have mobility issues then we strongly recommend booking a private tour only. Thank you.
Written 16 November 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

E-TravellerCanada
Ottawa, Canada249 contributions
Nov 2022
Took consecutive day long shore excursions (ex Ashdod and ex Haifa) with Guided Tours Israel and they were lead by very reliable, informational guides who take great effort to provide us a great experience in Israel. Communication with Leo our initial contact was prompt, responsive and provide us details leading to this trip .... this was the reason we went ahead with Guided Tour Israel instead of another tour company which never responded to many of our initial enquiries. Then we were not disappointed with the experience guides they provide. They take effort to ensure that our tour group of 2-4 families ( 16 persons including children) were safe and informed and provided the opportunity to see all the locations they had planned for the tour notwithstanding the hour long traffic jam going to jerusalem. This is my second tour to Israel and my hats off to providing such a lovely tour within the 8-10hrs window of day long shore excursions.
Written 9 November 2022
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peo
Richmond, Canada2 contributions
We are very lucky to have Ryan as our tour guide. He is extremely acknowledgeable on history and well prepared to give us a glimpse on Jerusalem in just a day. It too much to see and have to prepare yourself as there has lot of walking too.
Written 8 November 2022
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Cally54
Stellenbosch3 contributions
Oct 2022
Always been on my bucket list to do Christian pilgrimage tour in Israel. Leo from Guided Tours Israel organized our tours & thankfully gave us very comprehensive information on all aspects that we would experience on these tours.

In Jerusalem we travelled to Church of Holy Seplucher , Calvary & Stone of Anointing relic that Jesus was laid on, Western Wall of The Temple , Garden of Gethsemane.
In Bethlehem on The West Bank visited The Church of Annunciation - Jesus birth place from Ashod Port.

In Galilee we visited Mount of Beautudes , Capernaum ruins , Jordan River , Sea of Galilee from Haifa Port.

Both guides we had from Ashod & Haifa were super knowledgeable , regarding the different religions represented as well as the ancient history of all the areas.
Written 3 November 2022
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