Join us for a one-day coach tour from Taba in Egypt to Israel, where you can visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem and you can bathe in the Dead Sea.
Departure by bus from Taba in the evening (around 11.30pm depending on the hotel's location). Transfer to Egyptian-Israeli border and cross the Taba-Eliat border. Change of bus in Israel. Transfer to Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is an ancient city created at the junction of cultures and traditions, it is the holiest place for three great religions. It is said that you have to feel the city with all of your senses and not just visit.
Crossing the Via Dolorosa to the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher. The interior of the basilica is associated with a cave full of corridors. It is not a large space, like most of the churches we know. There is no main nave that could accommodate many believers. Small rooms commemorate the next biblical places: Calvary, the tomb of Christ, the place of anointing. This is not a Catholic church. Representatives of the Latin, Orthodox and Armenian church are here.
The next place you will visit is the Wailing Wall (West Wall). The Wailing Wall makes an impression with its huge size. It is 57 metres long and 32 metres high. It is just a small section of the wall, which is 488 metres long in total. You will then transfer to the Mount of Olives, from where you can admire the panorama of Jerusalem. The huge cemetery, which stretches from the Ottoman walls to the slopes of the Mount of Olives, makes a remarkable impression. There are 70,000 graves here. Then Mount Zion.
Transfer to Bethlehem about 20 minutes (8km). Visiting the Basilica of the Nativity. The Basilica is one of the oldest churches in the world that has continuously performed its function. Its construction began in the fourth century AD, in the place indicated by contemporary historians as the area of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The basilica consists of the main church with a beautiful Orthodox altar and the most important area - the Grotto of the Nativity. The birthplace of Jesus is marked by a small Orthodox altar. Next to it is a small Catholic chapel symbolically marking the place of the manger. At the basilica there is a Catholic church of St. Catherine. You can enter it from the basilica right away. A visit to the shop with free time for souvenir shopping and dinner.
Transfer to the Dead Sea - the possibility of bathing and shopping for cosmetics with Dead Sea minerals. The Dead Sea is a real wonder of nature and one of the biggest tourist attractions of the Middle East. Its water is so salty that you can easily float on the surface, and the mud from its banks has healing and beauty properties. Return to the border with Egypt (around 310 km) then transfer to hotel (return around 9pm).
The trip is booked one day in advance.
Care of an English-speaking guide in Israel.