Because of its location in Israel, you will find some of the best day trips from Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a holy city known for its religious, historical and cultural significance for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. While there are plenty of tours you can take to explore the city itself, including our Jerusalem Day Tour, there are amazing sites worth seeing that are only a few hours away. We hope you are spending more than 24 Hours in Jerusalem, which means you should have a few days to take advantage of some day trips.
You can access these sites and attractions with a car and sometimes with public transportation, but tours are the best option. With tours, all travel and logistics are coordinated and local experts provide you with meaningful information that adds to your experience. Here are the tours that offer the best day trip experiences from Jerusalem:
Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Bethlehem Tour
For those interested in exploring parts of Jerusalem, but seeing other parts of Israel in one day, our Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Bethlehem Tour is the perfect itinerary. The tour starts with a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the highlights like the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa. After taking in the major highlights of the Old City, the tour then travels to nearby Bethlehem. In Bethlehem, visit the Church of Nativity and take in the historic significance. Lastly, travel to the Dead Sea, complete with access to the beach for a memorable and rejuvenating float in the iconic salty water. This tour departs daily from Jerusalem and is ideal for travelers who wish to see multiple sites in one day.
Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, & More Tour
Israel’s three most popular attractions are included in the Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, & More Tour. Discover Masada, a fortress built on a plateau on top of a mountain overlooking the Dead Sea, rejuvenate in the desert oasis and nature reserve Ein Gedi with its magnificent flora and fauna and float in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. This tour departs from Jerusalem every day.
Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Tour
With an early morning departure, the Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Tour will hike up to the top of Masada in the dark and watch the sunrise over the mountains and desert while climbing up the “Snake Path”. Later, explore Ein Gedi, a desert oasis and stunning nature reserve. Finally, arrive at the Dead Sea for an afternoon of relaxation and floating in the healing, salty waters. One of the best day tours from Jerusalem, this thorough tour departs every day from Jerusalem.
Bethlehem, Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour
The Bethlehem, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jordan River tour from Jerusalem is an excellent way to visit four of Israel’s most fascinating destinations. Operating twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays, this tour begins in Bethlehem, visiting highlights like the Church of Nativity and a quick view of the famous Banksy Hotel. The tour continues onto the city of Jericho, the oldest in the world with a rich historical past. With a stop at Qasr el Yahud Baptismal Site and finally a visit to the Dead Sea for a memorable float, this tour combines history, sightseeing, and fun in one comprehensive itinerary.
Galilee Day Tour
Bring the Bible to life with the Galilee Day Tour. The region is known for its natural beauty. This tour will take you Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus. Today, it is the largest Arab city in Israel. From there, you will journey to the Sea of Galilee where there are several sites made famous by Jesus’ teachings and miracles.
Akko, Nazareth and Caesarea Tour
Our Akko, Nazareth, and Caesarea Tour explores the diversity and beauty of Northern Israel in one day. Marvel at the Herodian port city of Caesarea, explore the bustling markets in Akko, and explore the rich history of Nazareth. This full-day tour departs from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and is a fun and convenient way to see the best of the North in just one day.
Caesarea, Wine Country, and Kibbutz Experience
Experience Israel’s wine culture and learn about Kibbutz life on this comprehensive tour experience situated along Israel’s Mediterranean coast. This is an inclusive day tour that visits the historic port city of Caesarea, an authentic Kibbutz, the picturesque town of Zichron Ya’akov and a local Israeli winery for a day filled with culture, history, and fun. The Caesarea, Wine Country and Kibbutz Experience tour departs twice a week from Jerusalem and is one of the best day trips from Jerusalem for those interested in connecting to Israeli culture and lifestyle, and of course, enjoying some locally made wine.
These are some of the best day trips from Jerusalem and will help give you a glimpse into all this country has to offer.