Discover the world's oldest city and step back in time to the origins of Christianity on this fascinating day trip to Jericho.
Day Trip to Jericho
After picking you up from your hotel in Jerusalem, we'll leave the historical city behind and head east. Our first stop will be at the Inn of the Good Samaritan, where we'll learn about one of the parables from the New Testament. With free entrance, we'll enter the museum where you'll be able to see collections of mosaics and other archaeological pieces that will give us an idea of daily life in biblical times.
We'll continue our route to Jericho, the oldest city in the world, taking a panoramic tour around its historical centre to find out more about this ancient urban settlement.
We'll also head to the western part of the city, where you'll be able to take the Jericho Cable Car (ticket not included, subject to group decision). With incredible views of the city, this holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest cable car below sea level. It will take us to the Mount of Temptation, where the views, which are also mentioned in the Bible, are even more impressive.
Our last stop will be at the famous fig tree where, according to the Bible, tax-collector Zacchaeus considered Jesus' arrival in Jericho. We'll finish our day trip, returning back to your hotel in Jerusalem around 1:30 pm.
Hotel Pick Up from Jerusalem
This tour includes hotel pick up from most hotels in the centre of Jerusalem. If your hotel is not included on the list, you should choose one and make your own way there on the morning of the tour.
The collection time varies depending on the day:
- Monday and Wednesday: between 9 and 9:30 am.
- Saturday: between 8:45 and 9:15 am.
- Jericho is governed by the Palestinian National Authority. When you cross the border with Isreal, you must show a valid passport.
- This day trip leaves from Jerusalem, but we also have one that leaves from Tel Aviv.
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Day Trip to Jericho
Per personUS$ 108
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Bus or minubus transport.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to the Jericho Cable Car to Mount Temptation (13 euros approx.).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Jerusalem local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).