Celebrate Jesus’ life by visiting the cities of his birth and his crucifixion, with an abundance of holy monuments and historical landmarks.
Explore the Ancient old city of Jerusalem. walk through the Jewish Quarter, including synagogues, the alleys and small shops of the Byzantine Cardo, and the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations exposing two thousand years of Jewish history in the Old City.
Proceed to the Kotel, (The Western Wall), sacred because it is the last remnant of the Second Temple that was destroyed by the Romans. Feel the stones that have witnessed so much in the history of the Jews. Place a special prayer in the cracks in those stones.
Browse the famous Arab shuk (market) in the Muslim quarter. Its many stalls sell spices, pastries, pottery, sheepskin, embroidered clothes and so much more. If you see something you like, be sure to bargain down the price. It’s part of the experience!
Continue along the Via Dolorosa, a street within the Old City of Jerusalem, believed to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion and is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. You’ll arrive at the Christian quarter and continue to the Holy Sepulcher, situated on the hill called Golgotha or Calvary. The Church contains the last five Stations of the Cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.
Drive to Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus. View the Shepherd's Fields in the caves of these fields, you are still able to see the soot marks of fires that shepherds lit to keep warm. Continue to the Manger Square which stands in front of the Church of the Nativity. As you enter the Church, you will proceed down to the Grotto of the Nativity which marks the spot of Jesus’ birth.
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Duration of the trip- 10 hours
Price from Ashdod $900
A2 - Begin and end in Ashdod
h2 - Begin and end in Haifa