Jerusalem and Dead Sea excursion from Sharm el Sheikh to the most sacred place on earth and one of the oldest cities in the world, It is considered holy to the three major Abraham religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, start your journey with a view from the Mount of Olives, and then to the old city starting with the wailing wall the Jewish temple, and then you get to see the Arab Market, way of Jesus suffering, the church of the holy Sepulcher, and before we cross the border back to Sharm El-Sheikh, we will drive to the city of Jerusalem, Knesset Building and the housing Israel’s Parliament.
We will start from Eilat and drive along the Arava Valley toward the Dead Sea the deepest point on earth; which is more than 400 meters below sea level. For 1 to 1 ½ hours we will enjoy the marvelous experience of floating (not swimming) in its unique water, which contains an unusual amount of healthy minerals. Also we can shop and explore the Dead Sea’s natural beauty products such as salts, mud, lotions and facial masks.
Then we will ascend to the Holy City, Jerusalem. On the way to Jerusalem we will see Qumran Site (where the Dead Sea scrolls were found), the Jude-an Valle and Jericho where we can see some nomadic Bedouin tribes along the road through Judean Desert.
Upon your arrival in Jerusalem you will be met by our tour representative who will accompany you through your tour up until the end of Bethlehem. Reaching Jerusalem we start with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives a good place for an introduction to the city and its history. Then visit Old City in Jerusalem to see the Wailing Wall, which represents the last remnants of the Jewish Temple and continue through the “Way of Suffering” “Via Del Arosa” which leads us to The Church of the Holy Sepulcher where, according to Christian tradition Jesus was crucified and buried.
Next we drive to the city of Bethlehem where we will shop at the souvenir shops and enjoy a lunch. Next visit the Church of Nativity which is the central pilgrimage destination for all Christians because Jesus Christ was born there.
At the end of the tour drive to Eilat where you will cross the border back into Taba for your transfer back to your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh.
Day trip to Petra from Sharm on Ferry Boat