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Private Tour for up to 3 (Not a per person rate.) $1649 USD
Private Tour for up to 5 (Not a per person rate.) $1870 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate.) $2082 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate.) $2152 USD
Private Tour for up to 12 (Not a per person rate.) $2392 USD
Private Tour for up to 14 (Not a per person rate.) $2449 USD
Supplement (For Saturdays and holidays) $240 USD
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We'll begin this day of sightseeing by picking you up at the Haifa pier. We'll then make our way to Mount of Olives for one of the best panoramic viewing points in all of Jerusalem.

Next, we'll visit King David's Tomb Compound and view the Cenacle Room on the upper floor. This room is recognized by most as the site the Last Supper and where the Holy Spirit came to the Apostles on Pentecost. We will also see the impressive Benedictine Church, Domition Abbey, built to commemorate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven.

As we enter the Old City, we will walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo (main streets in ancient Roman cities). We'll see the Jewish Wailing (or Western) Wall, a venue for pilgrimage and prayer for Jews since the 16th century and then continue on to the Christian quarter.

In the Christian quarter we'll embark on the Way of the Cross (Stations of the Cross), along the Via Dolorosa, or the Sorrowful Way, in the medieval city of Jerusalem. This passage marks the final hours of Jesus Christ's life. The goal of the Stations is to help faithful Christians in their spiritual pilgrimage by following the scenes of Christ's sufferings and death. We then arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of Jesus' crucifixion and His empty tomb.

Finally, we will drive to Bethlehem and visit the Church of Nativity, built over the grotto marking the birth place of Jesus. See also the Shepherd's field where the shepherds met with the Angel, announcing the great joy of the birth of Christ.

If there is time at the end of your day, it's possible that we could incorporate other sites. This would depend on the pace (how long you choose to spend at each site) of the day and traffic/crowds.

At the conclusion of the tour, you'll be returned to the pier.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private vehicle
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Haifa Port fee
  • Licensed English speaking driver/guide
  • Visit/see in Jerusalem:
  • Mount of Olives or City of David
  • Panoramic view of city
  • Mount Zion
  • David's Tomb
  • Room of the Last Supper
  • Dormiton Abbey
  • Amenian and Jewish Quarters
  • Cardo
  • Jewish Wailing (Western) Wall
  • The Christian Quarter
  • Via Dolorosa/ Ways (Stations) of the Cross
  • Church of Holy Sepulchre
  • Visit/see in Bethlehem
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Manger Square
  • Shepherd's field
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Arabic($)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian($)
  • Japanese($)
  • Korean($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Portuguese($)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (9.5 hrs) If you need to adjust your time, please call ShoreTrips prior to placing your reservation.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• We will always opt to avoid bad traffic and crowds. Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. Any changes to the itinerary are always done with your best interest in mind.
• Please wear comfortable footwear, as portions of this tour involve walking.
• Lunch, beverages, entrance fees, gratuities are not included.
• Special Note about BETHLEHEM: Bethlehem is part of the Palestinian Authority. Nearly all guides are Israelis. Israeli guides are not allowed to escort tourists into Bethlehem. We will use a Palestinian guide from Bethlehem to escort you (the client) into Bethlehem. Instead of paying your Bethlehem guide in cash for his services, we have a different system. The guide's services are sponsored by a local gift shop in Bethlehem, where you will stop on the tour. You will be expected to pay approximately $25 per person for the guide's services, instead of paying the guide $25 you are expected to buy souvenirs approximately $25 (or more).


• A surcharge applies for Saturday bookings as well as holidays. In 2020, these dates are April 9th,16th and 29th, May 29th, September 10th, 20th and 28th, and October 3rd and 10th.
• Modest dress is mandatory. Wearing revealing clothing such as sleeveless shirts, shorts or skirts above the knee will result in you not being allowed entry into religious buildings.
Attention clients: You must carry your passport with you on this tour. You will not be able to enter certain sites if you do not have your passport.