The Best Day Trips To Explore the Cultural Side of Jerusalem
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world | © Jason Langley / Alamy Stock Photo
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?
ToursCaeserea and Rosh Hanikra Day Trip From Jerusalem
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.
ToursGolan Heights Day Trip From Jerusalem
Discover the beauty of Israel’s Golan Heights in all its rugged, mountainous glory, on a full-day tour from Jerusalem! On the journey to the national park, enjoy several photo stops including one at the sacred baptismal site of Yarendit, and then explore Golan Heights’ ancient capital, the village of Katzrin, on a walking tour. In the afternoon, visit the summit of Mount Bental to soak up soul-stirring views over Syria’s Quneitra Valley before returning to Jerusalem.
ToursNazareth, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee Day Trip From Jerusalem
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!
ToursMasada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Trip From Jerusalem
Witness an unforgettable sunrise from the top of ancient Masada and enjoy time at beautiful Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea on this morning trip from Jerusalem! Leave before dawn and travel to all three sites, enjoying time to explore each independently. Climb up the Masada mountainside to experience the sunrise over the mountains and Dead Sea, behold the waterfalls at the paradise-like oasis of Ein Geidi, and finish with a ‘floating’ swim and mud bath at the shimmering Dead Sea. Entrance fees and meals are at your own expense.
ToursDay Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Discover the roots of different religions and cultures on this inspiring day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. These ancient Holy Land towns will provide you with a fascinating mix of people, views and stories, making this an unmissable Israel day tour!
ToursDesert Safari and Dead Sea Day Trip From Jerusalem
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.