Ashdod the biggest port of Israel is located on the Mediterranean coast, about 70 km from Jerusalem and Beer Sheba; in ancient times this was one of the five cities of the Philistine Pentapolis.
Major cruise stop in Israel, Ashdod is a modern and very dynamic city, with a rich cultural and historical heritage, here, art continues to absorb the influence of the many ethnic groups.
The white and blue color of the Mediterranean here explode and unify in an intense mixture of colors like the modern skyline blends with the traditional and small white houses.
The best way to visit the port city of Ashdod is starting from Givat Yonah hill, above the city and traditional place where the prophet Jonah is buried; from here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city and of the busiest commercial port of Israel.
The Ashdod port is less than an hour away from one of the most important cities in the world – Jerusalem. If this is your first visit to Israel then this is a must visit place that you don’t want to miss. Choose to include Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, or the Yad Vashem museum as part of your shore excursion for an unforgettable experience.
For those that have more than one day at port or if you have already visited Jerusalem recently, then you can select a trip to Masada and the Dead Sea or a visit to Israel’s West Coast (Tel Aviv, Jaffa, and Caesarea). The port of Ashdod is wonderfully situated in central Israel making it easy to visit many parts of the country.
In our small-group tour of 6-16 persons
• Full day excursions covering all the highlights
• Any group size welcome – sign up and join others from ship
• Personal pick-up and drop-off – 100% on time guarantee
• English speaking expert guide for the day
• Great tour or money back policy!
Join us for the ultimate shore excursion from the port of Ashdod and visit the holy city of Jerusalem!
We will wait for you with a sign as you arrive at the port and transport you in a new and air-conditioned van to start one of the most unforgettable shore excursions you will ever take. On this excursion we will visit all the highlights of Jerusalem and in the afternoon choose to visit Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, or the Yad Vashem museum. Expect an awesome experience!
The Jerusalem and Bethlehem excursion is tailored for guests of the Christian faith with strong spiritual connection to the holyland. You will visit the most important places to Christianity including the Garden of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Seplucher, and more (feel free to contact us for a complete list).