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. While there are plenty of tours you can take to explore the city itself, 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 advantages 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, travel is 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:
Galilee Day Tour:
Bring the Bible to life with the Galilee Day Tour. The region is known for is 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.
Masada and the Dead Sea Tour:
Israel’s two most popular attractions are included in the Masada and Dead Sea Tour. Learn the history of Masada, a fortress built on a plateau on top of a mountain overlooking the Dead Sea. Your guide will explain why this site is a symbol of determination and heroism and one of the greatest archeological sites in Israel. From there, you will go to the Dead Sea. The salty water and mud is said to have healing properties.
Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Self-Guided Tour:
If you prefer to explore areas on your own, The Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea Self-Guided Tour is very cost effective way to experience these three sites. You will leave early in the morning and hike up to the top of Masada in the dark and watch the sun rise over the mountains and desert. Later, you will explore Ein Gedi, a desert oasis. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Dead Sea where you will float the afternoon away in the salty water.
Golan Heights Tour:
The Golan Heights Day Tour takes you to the most northern area of Israel. There are very interesting sites up north. You will pass Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley, the site of Armageddon, according to the New Testament. Get a great view of the Golan from the top of Mount Bental and view the Syrian fortifications. You will also have the opportunity to visit hot springs.
Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra and Akko Tour:
Visit the amazingly beautiful cities on Israel’s northern coast with the Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra and Akko Tour. You will begin at the Herodian port city of Caesarea and explore the archeological site while taking in the amazing view of the Mediterranean Sea. Then you will visit Haifa, the third largest city in Israel. The crusader city of Akko is next followed by Rosh Hanikra, the cliffs and grottos along the northern border of Israel.
These are some of the best day trips from Jerusalem and will help give you a glimpse into all this country has to offer.