Silversea Luxury Cruises A ASHDOD (Jerusalem)

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Jerusalem, Israel
Silversea Luxury Cruises - Jerusalem, Israel

From Ashdod’s port, it’s a just a short ride to Jerusalem’s land of incredible religious significance and cultural wonder. A city like no other, Jerusalem is a melting pot of traditions, and a place of staggering complexity and immeasurably deep, impactful history. It’s almost impossible to fully digest Jerusalem’s importance in the scriptures of the world’s largest religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and this collision of faiths helps to make it one of the world’s most fascinating locations. View more

The Old City is the focal point for much of the religious reverence, with aged buildings from the world’s major faiths jostling for space, and melodic calls to prayer echoing down tight stone streets. Stroll the walkways to travel between deeply contrasting quarters, where you can sample roughly ripped pita bread, dipped into fresh, flavourful hummus. A place of unbridled passion and importance - but also extraordinary beauty - it’s easy to get swept away in the raw emotion that Jerusalem generates. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which archaeologists believe stands on the site where Jesus was crucified. Inside, emotional worshipers kneel before the stone where his body was wrapped in cloth in preparation for burial. The Wailing Wall is another place where passions run high, as worshipers place their folded messages into the wall’s cracks. Temple Mount’s golden dome glints in the sun nearby, signifying another point of pilgrimage for Jews - and for Muslims, who believe it is the place where Muhammad ascended to heaven.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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Excursões em ASHDOD (Jerusalem)

Behind-the-Scenes: Tel Aviv Opera House

Embrace the music and culture of scenic Tel Aviv during this unforgettable, half-day, behind-the-scenes excursion to the Tel Aviv Opera House.


Ashdod, Tel Aviv, Rothschild Avenue, Ibn Gvirol Street, Rabin Square, Beach Promenade

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the coastal city of Tel Aviv. Upon arrival, take a sightseeing drive though the city. Along the way, pass by renowned landmarks such as Rothschild Avenue, Ibn Gvirol Street, Rabin Square and the site of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, as well as the beach promenade and views of Jaffa.


Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Israeli Opera House

Next, proceed for an unforgettable, approximately 90-minute, behind-the-scenes tour of the Israeli Opera House. Along the way, see the costume room, make-up rooms, scenery, prop department, main stage, and more.


Pianist and Opera Singers Performing Arias & Refreshment

Afterward, proceed for an approximately 30-minute performance featuring a pianist and two opera singers sharing some classic arias with you. Following the performance, refreshments are served. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 328 yards-547 yards (about 300 metres-500 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the venue. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Smart-casual clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour. This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within eight days prior to your arrival at the port. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Best of Jerusalem & Old City

Discover Jerusalem's ancient beauty and some of history's most sacred sites during this scenic, full-day sightseeing tour of Israel's capital city.


Depart the pier in Ashdod for the approximate two-hour drive into the Judean Hills, then on to Jerusalem. Along the way and after short refreshment stop your coach travels via the same route used to reach Jerusalem for centuries.


Jerusalem City Tour

Jerusalem is famous for its timeless beauty, and was once considered the centre of the world. Your sightseeing drive through this picturesque and historic city takes you by some of Israel's most notable landmarks, including the Hebrew University, home to 2005 Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Robert J. Aumann, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament), and the State Supreme High Court.


Mt. Zion

Next, your drive continues on to Mt. Zion, located south of today's city walls. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the Room of the Last Supper, where Jesus' last meal with his disciples and the descent of the Holy Spirit is thought to have taken place. Located on the ground floor of Mt. Zion is the Tomb of King David, one of the most visited and venerated sites by people of the Jewish faith.


Dormition Abbey

Stop at the Dormition Abbey, a massive yet serenely-beautiful structure topped by a high-domed bell tower, a conical dome, and corner towers. Following your visit, proceed for a buffet lunch served at a local hotel. After lunch, re-board your coach for the drive to the Old City.


Old City

After entering through the Jaffa Gate, your walking tour passes by the bazaar, the Christian Quarter and part of the Via Dolorosa. Amongst the sites you will view is the golden-topped Dome of the Rock. A photo stop is then made at the famous Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world. A visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is also included. Perched on Golgotha Hill, the church marks the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.


Kidron Valley

Re-board your coach for the drive past the city walls and through the Kidron Valley. En route, you can view the Church of All Nations at the Gardens of Gethsemane, as well as the sacred churches on the Mount of Olives.


Your scenic tour of Jerusalem concludes with a leisurely drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking with steps to negotiate at religious sites, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are encouraged to wear seasonal clothing with flat, comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera from the ship. Proper attire is required during visits to religious sites; shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. The tour sequence may vary.

Bethlehem & Views of Jerusalem

Experience the ancient beauty of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Garden of Gethsemane and some of the most sacred sites in history during this scenic, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Ashdod, Jerusalem, Knesset, Supreme Court, and Shrine of the Book

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Jerusalem. There is so much history in Israel, both secular and religious, that familiar names catch your attention all the way from Ashdod to Jerusalem. Upon arrival in Jerusalem, take a panoramic sightseeing drive through the capital, passing the Knesset (Israel's Parliament), Supreme Court and Shrine of the Book.


Mount of Olives, Golden City View, Valley of Kidron, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations

Next, continue to the Mount of Olives for a magnificent view over the Golden City. From here, drive to the Valley of Kidron and follow in the footsteps of Jesus as you walk through the Garden of Gethsemane. It was in this garden of olive trees that Jesus spent the last moments before his arrest. Early Christians were already holding gatherings here before the first church was built around 380 A.D. Visit the Church of All Nations, and see some of the oldest olive trees in Jerusalem.


Lunch, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Shopping, Sherover Promenade, Temple Mount

After a stop for lunch at a local restaurant, re-board your coach and drive to Bethlehem, the city where Jesus Christ was born. A visit is made to the Church of the Nativity, built above the place where Christ is said to have been born. The actual Cave of the Nativity is a small crypt with a vaulted masonry roof. Poor Bethlehem families used the rocky hollows of the region as stables or dwellings, so the tradition that places the Nativity in a cave is not at odds with the story of the manger. After vising the church, some free time is made available to browse for souvenirs at a local shop. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach for the approximately 1.5-hour drive to the pier in Ashdod. En route, a photo stop is made at the Sherover Promenade for another panoramic view of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.93 miles (about 1.5 kilometres), at times over uneven, gravel and rocky surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, at the Church of the Nativity and Garden of Gethsemane. This tour is not suitable for guests with a fear of heights, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and currency for purchases from the ship. Guests must carry their passports for the visit to Bethlehem. A visit to the Old City of Jerusalem or Wailing Wall is not included on this tour. The driving distance between the pier and Jerusalem is approximately 1.5 hours in each direction. The tour sequence may vary.

Cooking in the Middle East

Discover the secrets to preparing authentic and delicious Israeli cuisine during this interactive, full-day culinary tour and cooking excursion with lunch.


Ashdod, Jerusalem, Machne Yehuda Market

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Jerusalem. Upon arrival, embark on a colourful, flavourful and captivating journey through the Machne Yehuda Market, the most beautiful and popular market in Israel. Take a guided stroll through the streets of this indoor/outdoor market, visit the Georgian area of the market and the Iraqi market in 'cages', meet colourful characters and hear fascinating stories. In addition, learn how the market was built, and developed into, the trendy culinary shopping centre and bustling entertainment, cultural and tourism hub it is today.


Guided Walking Tour

Among the stalls and shops, indulge your sense of taste with the best this market has to offer. Your tour of the Machne Yehuda Market exposes you to the intricacies of this famous Jerusalemite market, the authenticity that comes from the mosaic of people, stalls, butchers, bars, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants that comprise the unique mélange that only this market can offer.


Interactive, Market-Style Cooking Workshop, Lunch and Free Time for Shopping

Following your tour, proceed to the activity area for an interactive, market-style cooking workshop. Upon arrival, meet your local chef and be taken on a journey of flavours, recipes, preparation methods and cooking tips, and participate in the experience of preparing the meal itself. Following your cooking class, enjoy a lunch consisting of the dishes you've helped to prepare. After lunch, some free time is made available for you to explore the market at your leisure. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.93 miles (about 1.5 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the venue. This tour is not suitable for guests with food allergies, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and currency for purchases from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ein Karem & the Story of Yvel

Discover traditional pearl jewellery-making methods and some ancient churches during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.

Latrun, Moza, Yvel Design Centre

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the city of Moza. En route, pass by Latrun, where bitter battles took place during the War of Independence in 1948, then ascend the mountains on the western edge of Jerusalem to Moza. Upon arrival, head to the Yvel Design Centre, an international jewellery manufacturer, and proceed to a special building housing the Visitors Centre and workshops. Your visit begins with a video showing the world of the pearl, how they grow in the depths of the seas, and how they are incorporated into the art of the designers to create the most beautiful jewellery.


Pearl Jewellery Production and Design, Shopping

Next, you are introduced to a unique project in which Ethiopian Jews who have immigrated to Israel produce an entire line of jewellery that is influenced by their own traditions, and blends old symbols with new techniques. Along the way, meet the craftsmen and observe the production process. Following your visit, an opportunity is made purchase any of the jewellery on display at factory prices.


Ein Karem, Mary's Spring, Church of Visitation, Church of John the Baptist

Leaving Yvel, re-board your coach and continue on to Ein Karem, the picturesque village near Jerusalem where the Virgin Mary had visited her cousin Elizabeth when they were both pregnant. Upon arrival, take a guided stroll to Mary's Spring, then stop by the Church of Visitation and a second church in which John the Baptist was born. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and ten steps at Ein Karem. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and local currency for purchases from the ship. Proper attire is required to enter the churches; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Explore Tel Aviv & Jaffa

Embrace Israel's historic and modern-day beauty during this scenic tour of contemporary Tel Aviv, with a visit to the ancient port city of Jaffa.


Depart the pier for the approximate one-hour drive north to Tel Aviv. This thriving metropolis, with its skyscrapers and shops, nightlife and cafés, is the country's financial and business centre, as well as its cultural and entertainment capital.


Tel Aviv

During your drive along Rothschild Blvd., the coach takes you by the original Bauhaus buildings, which are credited with enabling Tel Aviv to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tel Aviv's modern face is reflected in the Habimah National Theatre and the Mann Auditorium. Next, drive along Ibn Gvirol Street, named for one of Israel's most famous poets, and pass by the Tel Aviv Art Museum, Golda Meir Centre, and Tel Aviv Court. From here, proceed past the square where Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995, then continue along the Mediterranean Coast to Jaffa, one of the oldest cities in the world.


Jaffa

Upon arrival, view the city's older section, which has been restored and now serves as a charming artists' colony and cultural centre. Leave your coach for a guided walking tour along the winding, cobblestone lanes, and past art studios and galleries. Sites to be seen include the clock tower where Old Jaffa begins, along with mosques, churches and the town's exotic flea market. A photo stop is then made at Jaffa's observation point, which overlooks the 'White City' of Tel Aviv.


Your scenic visit to Jaffa concludes with some free time to explore the city at your leisure before re-boarding your coach for the approximate 45-minute return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing, at times on an incline and cobblestone lanes, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear seasonal clothing with flat, comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera from the ship. The tour sequence may vary.

Jerusalem & Yad Vashem Museum

Explore the heritage of the Jewish people and some of history's most sacred sites during this memorable, full-day journey in Jerusalem.


Depart the pier for the approximate 1.5-hour drive into the Judean Hills. After a short refreshment stop your coach travels to Jerusalem. En route, pass by the castle fortification before arriving at the remarkable Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority.


Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

The museum, which was opened in 2005, is dedicated to documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust. During your visit, you can view the victims' experience through original artefacts, survivor testimonies, and personal possessions. This unique perspective is presented in a sprawling complex of tree-studded walkways that lead to museums, exhibits, archives, monuments, sculptures, and memorials. Leaving Yad Vashem, your drive continues on to Jerusalem.


Jerusalem City Tour

Your sightseeing drive takes you by some of Israel's most notable landmarks, including the Hebrew University, home to 2005 Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Robert J. Aumann, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament), and the State Supreme High Court. Following your visit, proceed for a buffet lunch at a local hotel. After lunch, begin your visit to the Old City.


Old City Walking Tour

After entering through the Zion Gate, scene of some of Jerusalem's fiercest fighting during the siege of 1948, commence your walking tour of the Old City and view some of the most sacred sites in religious history. Your stroll through the Jewish Quarter takes you along the Cardo, Jerusalem's main thoroughfare during the Roman and Byzantine eras, and the newly rebuilt Hurva Synagogue in the heart of the quarter. After a short shopping stop, descend into the Lower City and see the golden-topped Dome of the Rock. A photo opportunity is then available at the famous Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world.


Kidron Valley

Leaving the Old City, re-board your coach for a drive past the city walls and through the Kidron Valley. En route, catch a glimpse of Absalom's Tomb and the Tomb of Zacharia before commencing the approximate 1.5-hour return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking with steps to negotiate, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are encouraged to wear seasonal clothing with flat, comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a camera from the ship. Proper attire is required during visits to religious sites; shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Children under the age of 10 are not permitted inside the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. The tour sequence may vary.

Kibbutz Yavne & the Ayalon Institute

Discover daily life on a kibbutz, along with the site of a secret operation during the struggle for Jewish independence, during this captivating, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Kibbutz Yavne

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Kibbutz Yavne. Founded in 1941, it is still managed as an old fashioned, wholly-cooperative and prosperous kibbutz of 850 members, including the children and the elderly. The kibbutzim were founded by members of the first settlers who immigrated to Palestine. The first one, Kibbutz Degania, was established in 1909 at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee. In the years to follow, other kibbutzim were founded around the Sea of Galilee and nearby Jezreel Valley. Today, there are 256 Kibbutzim in Israel; most of them are located in peripheral areas throughout Israel. In recent decades, some kibbutzim have been privatised, and changes have been made in the communal lifestyle


Upon arrival at the Kibbutz Yavne, your guided tour begins with an introductory session of kibbutz life, and a visit to its small museum. Afterward, visit the dairy and crop farms, feed centre, a large food-processing factory, watch factory, and members' residential houses with their solar farm. The latter is located within a vineyard, and tended to by the young generation.


Ayalon, Ayalon Institute, Visitors Centre, Underground Ammo Factory

Next, re-board your coach and drive to the nearby Ayalon Institute, where a spectacular event took place under the noses of the British Mandate during the struggle of the Jewish Underground. Upon arrival at the Visitors Centre, begin your guided walking tour. Along the way, a visit is made to a seminar and training institute where newly-arrived settlers trained for life on kibbutz. Beneath the institute, visit the secret underground ammunitions factory, which operated at a time when it was forbidden for Jews to use, possess, and/or produce weapons or ammunition. This site is kept as it was, with original machines still in operational order, and a fascinating window into Israel's pre-State past nearly 80 years ago. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), at times over uneven and natural ground, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Leisurely Jerusalem

View the main sites of Jerusalem during this full day panoramic tour involving minimal walking.


From the port of Ashdod, travel eastward, ascending the Judean Hills and tracing the ancient route to Jerusalem. You will drive through the fertile Ayalon Valley, home to Yad La'Shiryon at Latrun, the armoured corps memorial site and museum.

On your way into Jerusalem, pass the contemporary suburb of Ramot en route to Mt. Scopus. At the summit of the Mount of Olives, have your camera ready for panoramic views of the walled Old City, Temple Mount, the Golden Gates, the Church of the Ascension, and the churches of Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit. Drive by the unique Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed with his disciples on the eve of his arrest. On your way through the Kidron Valley, pass the tombs of Zacharia and David's son, Absalom.

Your drive along the eastern walls provides a view of King David's city. Inside the walls, the holiest site in the Jewish world is just a short walk from the Dung Gate: the Western (Wailing) Wall. Originally supporting Solomon's Temple, this imposing wall survived countless battles and today provides comfort and prayerful peace for fervent Jews and countless visitors.

Enjoy a delicious lunch before proceeding to some landmarks of West Jerusalem: the State President's residence; the Israel Museum, which houses the world famous Dead Sea Scrolls; the Knesset (Israel's Parliament); the State Supreme High Court; and Hebrew University, home to 2005 Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Robert J. Aumann.

Concluding today's excursion is a leisurely drive back to Ashdod Port and your awaiting ship.


Please note: Tour involves minimal walking; however it is not wheelchair accessible with some stairs to negotiate along with a short uphill walk. Modest attire is required when visiting holy sites. Order of sites visited may vary. The drive from Ashdod to Jerusalem is approximately 1.5 hours each direction.

Masada & the Dead Sea

Experience some of the world's most incredible scenery and historical finds as you journey first to the Dead Sea and then on to Masada, a mountain fort that is now a national Jewish shrine, and world famous for its recognition by UNESCO for its unique structure and history.


Travel to the Negev desert about your coach and after a short refreshment stop, descend 3,600 feet (1097 metres) toward the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth!


Masada

First, stop at Masada, the most spectacular ancient archaeological site in Israel. Ascend by cable car to this mountaintop fortress, built by Herod the Great. Explore the magnificent ancient ruins, which include Herod's three-tiered palace, the synagogue, the baths, the defending walls and the water cisterns that are an engineering feat still today.


After a morning of extraordinary vistas, be treated to a relaxing lunch overlooking the pale, still water of the Dead Sea.


Dead Sea

After lunch, take the opportunity to experience the exquisite sensation of floating effortlessly upon the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. With more salt and minerals than any other body of water in the world, the Dead Sea is claimed to be a natural health and beauty spa.


Re-boarding your coach, travel along the shores of the Dead Sea to arrive at the point from which the Qumran Caves are clearly visible at the Qumran Visitor's Centre. It was here in 1947 that a Bedouin shepherd boy discovered the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known biblical manuscripts in the world. Free time will be available for photos, souvenir shopping and comfort.


Departing Qumran, ascend the Judean Hills to the north for a view of Jericho before continuing on the 2-hour return trip to Ashdod and your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. Walking atop Masada is over uneven paths, with gravel and loose stones. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are encouraged to wear seasonal clothing with flat, comfortable walking shoes, sun protection and bring a swimsuit, water shoes and a camera from the ship. Changing facilities are available with showers, soap and towels. There are a limited number of lockers available. Guests wishing to swim, may do so at their own risk as there are no lifeguards available. The tour sequence may vary.

Masada, the Dead Sea & Jerusalem by Air

Experience the many historic and biblical wonders of Israel from a unique perspective during this panoramic, half-day helicopter flight-seeing excursion with lunch.


Ashdod, Helicopter Flight to Masada

Depart the pier for the short drive to the helipad. Upon arrival, board your awaiting helicopter, receive your safety and flight instructions, and begin your helicopter flight-seeing adventure to Masada. Hover above this archaeological wonder for about ten minutes, and enjoy a unique perspective of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Dead Sea, Ein Gedi Hot Springs, Qumran Caves, Mount Scopus, Mount of Olives, Temple Mount

Following a short fuelling stop, lift-off and fly over the Syrian-African rift and Dead Sea. The sulphurous hot springs of Ein Gedi and the famed Qumran Caves lay below. It is here that, in 1947, Bedouin shepherds found the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the most significant biblical archaeological discoveries of the century. Next, fly westward toward Jerusalem, enjoy spectacular panoramic views only accessible by helicopter, including Mount Scopus and the Mount of Olives, world-famous Temple Mount and walled Old City.


Jerusalem, Old City Tour, Christian Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall, Lunch

Land in Jerusalem, meet your guide and begin a two-hour sightseeing tour of the Old City. Enter the Old City at the Jaffa Gate on the western side, then stroll past some of the most sacred sites in religious history. The colourful Bazaar leads to the Christian Quarter along part of the famous Via Dolorosa, believed to be the route of Jesus as he carried his cross to Calvary. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Golgotha, which represents the six oldest Christian sects. View the golden-topped Dome of the Rock, and stop at the Western Wall (formerly the Wailing Wall), the holiest site in the Jewish world. Exit the Old City through the Dung Gate, then proceed for lunch at a first-class restaurant. After lunch, transfer back to your helicopter for the 30-minute flight back to Ashdod, then re-board your coach for the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 1.24 miles-1.86 miles (about two kilometres-three kilometres), at times over uneven, gravel and rocky surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the venue. This tour is not suitable for guests with a fear of heights, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and currency for purchases from the ship. Guests taller than six feet, six inches (about two metres) cannot participate on this tour. Guests weighing more than 198 pounds (about 90 kilograms) cannot participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note that this tour has a cancellation policy of 72 hours and 100% cancellation fee applies.

Silver Shore Privato: A Day in Jerusalem by Private Car

Discover Jerusalem's ancient beauty and some of history's most sacred sites during this scenic, full-day sightseeing tour of Israel's capital city by private car.


Depart the pier in Ashdod with your English-speaking driver/guide for the approximate two-hour drive into the Judean Hills, then on to Jerusalem. Along the way, and after a short comfort stop, your car travels via the same route used to reach Jerusalem for centuries.


Jerusalem City Tour

Jerusalem is famous for its timeless beauty, and was once considered the centre of the world. Your sightseeing drive through this picturesque and historic city takes you by some of Israel's most notable landmarks, including the Hebrew University, home to 2005 Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Robert J. Aumann, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament), and the State Supreme High Court.


Mt. Zion

Next, your drive continues on to Mt. Zion, located south of today's city walls. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the Room of the Last Supper, where Jesus' last meal with his disciples and the descent of the Holy Spirit is thought to have taken place. Located on the ground floor of Mt. Zion is the Tomb of King David, one of the most visited and venerated sites by people of the Jewish faith.


Dormition Abbey

Stop at the Dormition Abbey, a massive yet serenely-beautiful structure topped by a high-domed bell tower, a conical dome, and corner towers. Following your visit, proceed for a buffet lunch served at a local hotel. After lunch, re-join your car for the drive to the Old City.


Old City

After entering through the Jaffa Gate your walking tour passes by the bazaar, the Christian Quarter and part of the Via Dolorosa. Amongst the sites you will view is the golden-topped Dome of the Rock. A photo stop is then made at the famous Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world. A visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is also included. Perched on Golgotha Hill, the church marks the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.


Kidron Valley

Re-join your car for the drive past the city walls and through the Kidron Valley. En route, you can view the Church of All Nations at the Gardens of Gethsemane, as well as the sacred churches on the Mount of Olives.


Your scenic tour of Jerusalem concludes with a leisurely drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. This tour involves an extensive amount of walking with steps to negotiate at religious sites, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. This tour is sold per car and will accommodate up to 2 guests; only one person in your party need reserve a ticket for this programme. The price is exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities. Guests are encouraged to wear seasonal clothing with flat, comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera from the ship. Proper attire is required during visits to religious sites; shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. The tour sequence may vary; in case of heavy traffic, some additional time may be involved when parking the vehicle. This programme operates with a driver who is also a guide.

Silver Shore Privato: A Day in Jerusalem by Private Van

Discover Jerusalem's ancient beauty and some of history's most sacred sites during this scenic, full-day sightseeing tour of Israel's capital city by private van.


Depart the pier in Ashdod with your English-speaking driver/guide for the approximate two-hour drive into the Judean Hills, then on to Jerusalem. Along the way, and after a short comfort stop, your van travels via the same route used to reach Jerusalem for centuries.


Jerusalem City Tour

Jerusalem is famous for its timeless beauty, and was once considered the centre of the world. Your sightseeing drive through this picturesque and historic city takes you by some of Israel's most notable landmarks, including the Hebrew University, home to 2005 Nobel Prize winner Professor Emeritus Robert J. Aumann, the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, the Knesset (Israel's Parliament), and the State Supreme High Court.


Mt. Zion

Next, your drive continues on to Mt. Zion, located south of today's city walls. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the Room of the Last Supper, where Jesus' last meal with his disciples and the descent of the Holy Spirit is thought to have taken place. Located on the ground floor of Mt. Zion is the Tomb of King David, one of the most visited and venerated sites by people of the Jewish faith.


Dormition Abbey

Stop at the Dormition Abbey, a massive yet serenely-beautiful structure topped by a high-domed bell tower, a conical dome, and corner towers. Following your visit, proceed for a buffet lunch served at a local hotel. After lunch, re-join your van for the drive to the Old City.


Old City

After entering through the Jaffa Gate your walking tour passes by the bazaar, the Christian Quarter and part of the Via Dolorosa. Amongst the sites you will view is the golden-topped Dome of the Rock. A photo stop is then made at the famous Western (Wailing) Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish world. A visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is also included. Perched on Golgotha Hill, the church marks the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.


Kidron Valley

Re-join your van for the drive past the city walls and through the Kidron Valley. En route, you can view the Church of All Nations at the Gardens of Gethsemane, as well as the sacred churches on the Mount of Olives.


Your scenic tour of Jerusalem concludes with a leisurely drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. This tour involves an extensive amount of walking with steps to negotiate at religious sites, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. This tour is sold per van and will accommodate up to 5 guests; only one person in your party need reserve a ticket for this programme. The price is exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities. Guests are encouraged to wear seasonal clothing with flat, comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera from the ship. Proper attire is required during visits to religious sites; shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. The tour sequence may vary; in case of heavy traffic, some additional time may be involved when parking the vehicle. This programme operates with a driver who is also a guide.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Driver/Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Ashdod at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Private cars are very limited and must be brought in to Ashdod; therefore half-day service is not available. The service includes an English-speaking driver/guide. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees, parking fees, excess mileage and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Driver/Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Ashdod at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Private cars are very limited and must be brought in to Ashdod; therefore half-day service is not available. The service includes an English-speaking driver/guide. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees, parking fees, excess mileage and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Driver/Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Ashdod at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Private vans are very limited and must be brought in to Ashdod; therefore half-day service is not available. The service includes an English-speaking driver/guide. Actual vehicle model and capacity varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees, parking fees, excess mileage and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Driver/Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Ashdod at your leisure during your half-day (4 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Private vans are very limited and must be brought in to Ashdod; therefore half-day service is not available. The service includes an English-speaking driver/guide. Actual vehicle model and capacity varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees, parking fees, excess mileage and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Programas em terra em ASHDOD (Jerusalem)

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Jerusalem, Masada & the Dead Sea

The capital city of Israel, Jerusalem is also renowned as the cradle of Judaism and Christianity, and home to some of the most iconic, important and revered religious sites in the world. Watch the ancient beauty and history of Israel unfold during this panoramic overnight journey to Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada. Begin your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure with a scenic drive from the pier in Ashdod through the Judean Desert. A photo stop is made in Qumrun at the cave where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Next, drive along the shores of the Dead Sea en route to Masada. Following a cable-car-ride to the summit of the Masada Fortress, take a guided walking tour around this historic site. At the conclusion of your tour, ride the cable car back down and transfer for lunch at Herods Dead Sea Hotel, located on the shores of the Dead Sea. After lunch, some free time is made available for a relaxing swim in these waters that are so mineral-rich, you cannot sink. At the conclusion of your visit, continue to Jerusalem and an overnight stay in the King David Hotel, the Israel's most famous hotel. After dinner at the hotel, take a sightseeing drive around the illuminated city walls and monuments, and visit the Western Wall to observe the faithful touching the ancient stones. Following an overnight stay and breakfast, check-out for a drive atop the Mount of Olives for magnificent panoramic views over the Golden City, with its Temple Mount. Next, take a stroll through the Garden of Gethsemane, and past some of the oldest olive trees in Jerusalem. Your tour continues with a walking tour of Mount Zion, and visits to the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb. From here, proceed on-foot through the colourful Bazaar to the Christian quarter and you will visit the most sacred site of Christianity - Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Afterwards, leave the old city via Jaffa Gate en route to lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, built above the place where Christ is said to have been born. Following your visit, your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Two with a transfer to the port of Haifa. Upon arrival, embark the ship.


Jerusalem, Masada & the Dead Sea

Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Departs from: Ashdod

Re-join ship: Haifa

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.

Payment in full is due at time of final payment. Bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Israel. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is the Israeli Shekel (ILS); local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in larger shops and hotels.


Watch the ancient beauty and history of Israel unfold during this panoramic overnight journey to Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Masada.


DAY ONE - Monday, April 6, 2020 - Ashdod/ Masada/ Dead Sea/Jerusalem


Transfer from Haifa to Judean Desert and the cave where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered

After disembarking the ship in Haifa, meet your guide and depart for the scenic, approximately 2-hour transfer via private coach to the Judean Desert. Along the way, pass by Jericho and stop at Qumran to take a photo of the cave where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947.


Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea en route to Masada, and a tour of the Masada Fortress

Leaving Qumran, begin the approximately 2.5-hour drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Upon arrival, visit the Masada Fortress, located a little to the north of ancient Sodom. This mountain fortress looms high above the Dead Sea's desolated landscape, and has often been described as the most spectacular archaeological site in Israel. Here, King Herod built a luxurious here refuge complete with magnificent palaces, swimming pools and excavated rock cisterns to supply water. Around 73 A.D., after a long Roman siege, more than 950 Jews took their own lives at Masada rather than face a future of slavery.


Cable-car-ride to the summit of the Masada Fortress, and a guided walk around this historic site

A cable car transports you to-and-from the summit of the Masada Fortress for a walk around the site of this last stand. Among the fascinating highlights to see are the wall, bathhouses, upper-palace, synagogue, church cisterns, western palace, Roman ramp, and a swimming pool.


Lunch at Herods Dead Sea Hotel, with some free time for swimming

Following your visit, board the cable car for the ride back down from the summit, then re-board your coach and descend more than 1,400 feet (about 427 metres) to the Dead Sea; the lowest place on the surface of our planet. Upon arrival at Ein Bokek, proceed for a buffet lunch at Herods Dead Sea Hotel, nestled on the shores of the Dead Sea. After lunch, some free time is made available to relax with use of the hotel's beach, spa, showers, lockers, and towels. You can sunbathe, take a stroll on the beach, and/or a relaxing swim in these waters that are so mineral-rich, you cannot sink.


Drive to Jerusalem, King David Hotel & check-in

Afterward, commence the transfer to Jerusalem via private coach. Upon arrival, head to the King David Hotel which is the most famous of all the hotels in the city. Check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


Dinner at the hotel, drive around the illuminated city walls and monuments, and a Western Wall visit

Dinner is at the hotel. After dinner, take a sightseeing drive around the illuminated walls and monuments of the city, including a visit to the Western (Wailing) Wall, the last vestige of the ramparts that surrounded the Holy Temple of the Jews built by King Solomon. Following your visit and an opportunity to observe those who come to pray by the ancient stones, transfer back to your hotel via private coach.


Overnight in a Standard Room at the King David Hotel - Jerusalem


Please note: Guests are advised to bring a swimsuit, flip-flops or water shoes, sun protection, a towel, and change of clothing from the ship.


DAY TWO - Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - Jerusalem/Bethlehem/Haifa


Breakfast, check-out and a photo stop atop the Mount of Olives

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out, meet your guide and begin your drive atop Mount of Olives for magnificent panoramic views over the Golden City, with its Temple Mount.


Stroll through the Garden of Gethsemane, and past some of the oldest olive trees in Jerusalem

Next, continue on-foot through the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus spent his last moments before his arrest. Early Christians were already holding gatherings here before the first church was built, around 380 A.D. A stop is made to see this beautiful church, and some of the oldest olive trees remaining in Jerusalem.


Mount Zion walking tour, and visits to the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb

Re-board your private coach for the short ride to Mount Zion. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour. Along the way, visit the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb. Leaving Mount Zion, enter the Old City on-foot via the Zion Gate, and walk through the Jewish Quarter and 2nd-century Roman Cardo to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Emperor Constantine constructed a vast sanctuary on the site of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. The building was later destroyed, but subsequent rebuilt by the Crusaders. During your guided visit inside the church, see the last five Stations of the Cross.


Colourful Bazaar, Jaffa Gate, lunch at a local restaurant, drive to Bethlehem & Church of the Nativity

Proceed through the colourful Bazaar en route to the Jaffa Gate, then proceed for lunch at a local restaurant Italian Luciana. After lunch, re-board your private coach and head to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity, built above the place where Christ is said to have been born. The actual Cave of the Nativity is a small crypt with a vaulted masonry roof. Poor Bethlehem families used the rocky hollows of the region as stables or dwellings, so the tradition that places the Nativity in a cave is consistent with the story of the Manger. First built by Queen Helene in the 4th century, this is the only Byzantine Church in the Holy Land.


Transfer to the pier in Haifa, and your ship

At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your private coach and commence the approximately 2.5-hour transfer to the pier in Haifa. Upon arrival, embark the ship.


Please note: Proper attire is required to enter religious sites; shorts are not permitted, and bare shoulders and midriffs must be covered.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven, cobblestone, rocky, sandy, grassy, slippery, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and board/de-board the cable car, and many steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with a fear of heights, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sneakers, flip-flops, sun protection, swimwear, a sweater or light jacket, raingear, an electric socket convertor that fits Middle East plugs, a camera, and local currency for purchases from the ship; avoid wearing sandals, as most of the sites visited are dusty. Proper attire is required to enter religious sites; shorts are not permitted, and bare shoulders and midriffs must be covered. Guests must carry their passport and ship's ID at all times. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Programme Includes:

  • One-night stay in a Standard Room at the King David Hotel - Jerusalem
  • One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner with drinks included
  • Some of the oldest olive trees in Jerusalem
  • Visits to the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Jerusalem
  • Cave where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Photo stop at the summit of the mount of Olives
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Jerusalem
  • Western (Wailing) Wall visit, with an opportunity to observe the faithful touching the stones
  • Cable-car-ride to-and-from the summit of the Masada Fortress
  • Lunch at Herods Dead Sea Hotel, with free time for swimming in the Dead Sea
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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