Israel is a wonderland full of magic. It offers you spirituality, divinity, amazing food, and so many sites that it will be impossible for you to choose which place to visit, especially if you have a time crunch. To make it easier for you to choose, we’ve compiled a list of the seven finest one-day tours in Israel based on experience, and the significance of the place.
7 Best one day tour ideas in Israel
MASADA, EIN GEDI, AND DEAD SEA DAY TOUR
This one-day tour will be immensely rewarding. You can visit Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea, all the highlights of Israel’s stunning landscape. The journey can start from either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.
This tour is one of the coolest things you can do in Israel, including viewing a 2,000-year-old King Herod’s Palace, floating in the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on Earth, and witnessing wild Ibexes in the Ein Gedi natural reserve. You can also visit the Inn of the Good Samaritan and the city of Jericho on your way.
SUNRISE OVER MASADA TOUR
This Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and the Dead Sea differs from the last trip in one important way: it includes the opportunity to see the sun rise over the Dead Sea from Masada Mountain! Begin your day with a sunrise climb of Masada. Climb to the top of the fortress in darkness to experience the illumination of your splendid view.
Once at the summit, sit back, relax, and soak in the splendor of this magnificent occasion. After our Masada Sunrise Tour’s highlight, go to the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, an incredible oasis with spectacular desert flora, fauna, and waterfalls nestled in the middle of a bleak and deserted desert. In the spring, take a walk amid the foliage and cool down. Finally, float in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the planet.
JERUSALEM, BETHLEHEM, AND THE DEAD SEA DAY TOUR
Want to cross the Dead Sea off your bucket list while also learning about history? Then this one-day trip to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Dead Sea is for you. Your day will begin with a visit to Jerusalem’s Old City. This ancient monument is home to some of the world’s most prominent religious sites. Then, you’ll go to Bethlehem to learn about Jesus’ birthplace before concluding your day by resting on the Dead Sea’s shores.
CAESAREA, HAIFA, AND AKKO DAY TOUR
Outside of Tel Aviv, few tourists have the option to visit other Mediterranean seaside cities. This one-of-a-kind trip aims to change that. This one-day trip to Caesarea, Haifa, and Akko, three beautiful medieval cities north of Tel Aviv, traverses Israel’s coastline. This is a fantastic tour option for anyone who wants to explore some of Israel’s hidden jewels.
Discover the wonder of King Herod’s ancient coast side city called Caesarea, and explore the vibrant and busy markets in Akko, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour Haifa, Israel’s third city, located on the slopes of Mount Carmel, home to the ‘hanging’ Bahai Gardens.
CRUISE ON THE SEA OF THE GALILEE
This one-day Galilee trip is a must for Christian and non-Christian tourists alike. Travel through the cities mentioned in the New Testament. Seek the history and divinity of iconic locations like Capernaum, Taghba, Nazareth, and the River Jordan. This trip is ideal for any visitor, but especially for Christians. You can also visit the Mount of Beatitudes, which was built where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount; the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, which was built where the Feeding of the Multitude miracle occurred; and Kibbutz Ginosar, which features the Sea of Galilee Ancient Boat, which dates back between 70 BCE and 90 CE, implying that it could have been around during Jesus’ time. Of course, taking a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee may bring Jesus’ legendary miracles to life in ways you never imagined.
This is a particularly good way to spend a Saturday in Israel when many other attractions are closed.
BETHLEHEM, JERICHO, AND THE JORDAN RIVER DAY TOUR
This one-day trip to Bethlehem, Jericho, and the Jordan River is another fantastic choice for anyone who wants to explore additional Christian sites in the West Bank. The tour can be begun by visiting the Church of the Nativity. Followed by a brief walk through the streets of the ancient city and a visit to the Milk Grotto.
After leaving Bethlehem, you will drop to the lowest point on Earth, towards the city of Jericho, which is claimed to be the world’s oldest city. Ascend by cable car for a stunning view of the lush green oasis and a guided tour of the Mount of Temptations monastery. A quick trip to the Gallery of Temptations will allow you to try local dates, halva, and other delights.
Then, proceed to the Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site, where Jesus is said to have been baptized. The Jordan River is an absolute must for any traveler who wants to explore the rich history and beautiful landscapes of the Holy Land!
BEST OF TEL AVIV-JAFFA WALKING TOUR
No trip to Israel is complete without taking in the splendors of Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural center, and Jaffa, the historic port city linked to the modern metropolis. Many refer to Tel Aviv as “the city that never sleeps,” and it is a must-see on any vacation to Israel. This walking tour is a great t way to see Tel Aviv. This trip is particularly recommended since it takes you through culturally significant districts in southern Tel Aviv, concluding in a great culinary tour of Tel Aviv’s outdoor shuk, the Carmel Market.
If you just have a limited amount of time, you may schedule the food tour separately. Consider contacting us for more information on the day tours.