Excursions from Ashdod

The Mediterranean Sea (along the west coast of Israel) is home to the Ashdod port in the south. Ashdod Port is the leading economic gateway to the State of Israel with a strategically advantageous location, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Tel Aviv and close to the country’s major commercial centers and highways.Below are a few sample of classic daily tours.  We would love to customize a tour for your client.

 

Jerusalem Old and New
Drive to Jerusalem. A panoramic view of the old city, and the Judean desert from Mount of Olives. Enter the old city, visit mount Zion, King David’s tomb, last supper hall, the Cardo, the Jewish quarter, the Western Wall, and view the Temple mount. Proceed to the Christian quarter, the Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher , the Arab market and Jaffa gate. Continue to the new city, drive via the Knesset, the Israel museum (if time permits and subject to museum’s opening days and hours ) ; Visit Yad Vashem. Return to the Ship.


Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Drive to Jerusalem. A panoramic view of the old city, and the Judean desert from Mount of Olives. Enter the old city, visit mount Zion, King David’s tomb, Last supper hall, the Cardo, the Jewish quarter, the Western Wall, and view the Temple mount. Proceed to the Christian quarter, the Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher ; the Arab market and Jaffa gate. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem, to visit the Church of Nativity. Return to the Ship.


Jerusalem Jewish Heritage Tour
Tour of the old city of Jerusalem. Start with a visit of the tomb of King David on Mt. Zion. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; Visit the four Sephardic synagogues restored after 1967 war in the Jewish quarter. Tour the Kotel Tunnels*; Visit Davidson center and walk through the Roman Cardo, to the local Arab bazaar. Walk through Jaffa gate to David’s Tower museum and see the ancient remains of the city beginning with the first Temple period. Continue To the new city, to visit the Israeli museum*, the Shrine of the book*, and Yad Vashem*.
*Depends on the day of the week, and the availability.



Tour to the Dead Sea and Masada
Drive through the Judean desert to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea, which is part of the Jordan valley. Stop at Masada, The famous fortress and resort that was built by King Herod 2000 years ago. It is here, where the last heroic battle of the Jewish rebbles, the Zealots and the Romans took place. Ascend and descend by cable car , and visit the remains of the fortress and palaces.
Stop at Ahava dead sea cosmetics factory ; Enjoy the opportunity to swim in the dead sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud. Return to the ship.

***In addition to the classic excursions above we would be delighted to create or customize an itinerary highlighting the new, modern, tasty, options available for your client.  Ophir Tours invites you to speak with one of our experienced helpful staff and let your clients dreams become a reality.

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