Tour to Jerusalem and Dead Sea by Bus from Sharm El Sheikh to visit the holy places of Israel like Mount of Olives, Wailing wall, Arab Market Suq to the Via Dolorosa, Jesus Way of Suffering, which leads us to The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where according to the Christian tradition Jesus was crucified and buried.
Available Mon Thu
|20:00 am||Pick up from your Sharm el Sheikh hotel.|
|00:00 am||Transfer to Taba border.|
|06:00 am||Passing the border.|
|07:00 am||Transfer to Jerusalem|
|08:00 am||Stop at the Dead sea for swimming|
|09:00 am||Arriving Jerusalem|
|09:30 am||Mount of Olives visit|
|11:00 am||Wailing Wall visit|
|12:00 pm||Visit to Via Dolorosa|
|14:00 pm||Lunch in the city|
|16:00 pm||New city exploration|
|18:00 pm||Back to Taba border.|
|19:00 pm||Passing the border|
|20:00 pm||Drive back to Sharm el Sheikh|
Jerusalem is located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. The distance between Sharm El Sheikh and Jerusalem is about 571 KM it takes 7 hours by bus.
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. According to the Biblical tradition, King David established the city as the capital of the united Kingdom of Israel and his son, King Solomon, commissioned the building of the First Temple. Despite having an area of only 0.9 square kilometres (0.35 sq mi), the Old City is home to many sites of seminal religious importance, among them the Temple Mount and its Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, the Garden Tomb and al-Aqsa Mosque.
Pick up from your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh in the early morning, transfer by air conditioned van or bus to Taba border. Crossing the border and meeting your tour-leader who will accompany you until Jerusalem. We will drive along the Arava Valley towards the Dead Sea with a short break at the Dead Sea. Then we ascend to The Holy City of Jerusalem. At Jerusalem your English speaking guide will meet you to introduce you to the city.
We start with a panoramic view from The Mount of Olives- a good place for an introduction to the city and its history.
We drive down to the Old City and visit the Wailing Wall, which represents the last remnants of the Jewish Temple, destroyed by the Romans. Usually you can see the various types of Jews who come to worship at this holy place.
Then we continue through the Arab Market Suq to the Via Dolorosa, Jesus Way of Suffering, which leads us to The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where according to the Christian tradition Jesus was crucified and buried.
Then we’ll drive to the New City of Jerusalem along Israel's Government area, taking a look, among others, at the Knesset Building, housing Israel's Parliament.
In the evening we will go back to Taba border, will cross the border back to Egypt and drive to Sharm el Sheikh. It may take up to 3 hours to reach the city, so you will be back by 12 midnight or later. .Arrival in Sharm-el-Sheikh and transfer to your hotel.
Our first trip was to Jerusalem and The Dead Sea, it was a long day but very worth it. Jerusalem was fantastic and swimming in the Dead Sea was a once in a lifetime experience. The tour was well organised and on time. We had a few issues crossing the Egyptian-Israeli border but they were soon resolved. My only criticism is that the tour was very 'Jesus' orientated and I would have preferred a more generic historical tour of the city.
AlinaReviewed 15 December 2015
This excursion is an excellent value, BUT you must manage your expectations. Sharm-Club books this excursion for a Jordanian tour company. We were warned in advance by the Sharm-Club representative that there would be delays at the border and we would feel rushed during the trip. It took 4 hours to cross into Israel and 3 hours to get back into Egypt. Because of the long delay at the border, we were rushed in Jerusalem. But, our guide Zuki, was excellent. He knew many of those in authority in the most Holy places and was able to squeeze us in with less waiting than most. He was knowledgeable and took great care of us. You really need 2 days for Jerusalem. I hope to come back again and hire Zuki as a private guide for us.
CharlesReviewed 15 December 2015