The Best Day Trips To Explore the Cultural Side of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world | © Jason Langley / Alamy Stock Photo
Culture Trip Travel Team

With so many famous sights to pick from, it can be hard to get a fresh look at the delights on offer in and around Jerusalem. These handpicked tours and experiences take you away from the crowds and show the city in a different light.

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. The surrounding areas hold particular interest to all three of the major religions from the Middle East, with believers in Judaism, Islam and Christianity placing significant historical importance on the region. The centre of Jerusalem can feel crowded at times, so why not embark on a day trip and see what the rest of the region has to offer?



Explore Israel’s ancient Roman cities and ports on a fascinating day trip from Jerusalem. From the shores of the Mediterranean to the border of Lebanon, you will visit places of significance during the Roman Empire, such as Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra and the Crusader underground city at Acre.



Visit the Holy Land sites of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee on a day trip from Jerusalem. You’ll journey across Israel’s coastal plains to explore the city of Nazareth, the setting of many New Testament tales, then travel to the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus performed many miracles. If you’re intrigued by the sacred, or simply interested in the fascinating fables of the Bible, this tour should be on your must-do list!



Explore the rugged Judean Desert by 4×4 and swim in the Dead Sea on this action-packed full-day trip from Jerusalem! Travel into the desert by air-conditioned coach and pause at the Qumran Caves, where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered. Then, board a 4×4 for a thrilling drive along ravines, wadis and desert slopes to see the spectacular Dragot Cliffs and ancient Murbaat Caves, another archaeological treasure trove. Finally, head to the Dead Sea to relax, float in the salt-rich waters and enjoy a therapeutic mud bath.

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