Off-Shore Excursions

Arriving in Haifa or Ashdod on a Mediterranean cruise, you should make the most of the opportunity to visit Israel’s wonderful sites and scenery. Shatour can organize a customized tour of historic and holy locations, such as Jerusalem, Masada and Nazareth, as well as modern cities such as Tel Aviv and Haifa. We specialize in guiding small groups and creating personalized itineraries for couples and smaller groups to match their interests. We meet each group on shore and bring them back to port on time, providing comfortable transportation, reliable drivers, and knowledgeable multi-lingual guides.

Talk to us about planning your off-shore excursion in Israel.


Sample Galilee Offshore Excursion Itinerary

Haifa Port – Nazareth – Church of Annunciation – Church of St. Joseph – Megiddo – Valley of Armageddon – Mount of Beatitudes – Capernaum – lunch on the shores of the Sea of Galilee – Tabgha – the Jordan River – Mount Carmel.

Sample Jerusalem Offshore Excursion Itinerary

Ashdod Port – the Mount of Olives – Garden of Gethsemane – Church of All Nations – Old City of Jerusalem – Via Dolorosa – Church of the Holy Sepulcher – Jewish Quarter – Western Wall – New City of Jerusalem – Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

Important Information:
  • Price $748 for up to 7 people traveling together in air-conditioned minivan with qualified tour guide.
  • Our itineraries can be customized to suit your interests.
  • Guiding by professional qualified tour guide.
  • All transportation by air-conditioned minivan from your docking point and back again.
  • All entrance fees.
  • Meals, gratuities & personal expenses.
Additional Information:
  • Some sites are not wheelchair accessible. Please advise if you have mobility issues.
  • Please advise any dietary requirements or food allergies at the time of booking.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your trip, the following charges may apply: non-refundable cancellation charge of $250; cancellation 31-59 days prior to the trip departure, 25% of total land cost; cancellation 15-30 days prior to the trip departure 50 % of total land cost; cancellation made 14 days or less prior to departure, no refund. Cancellation due to security situation – full reimbursement less $100 administration.

What our guests write after touring Israel with Shatour:

    It is a pleasure to wholeheartedly recommend Nathan as a guide and Shatour as the tour company.  As many have attested, Nathan is a gem. Remarkably knowledgeable, warmly personable, known seemingly by every one in the country and accommodating to all of one's needs.  Nathan arranged a culinary and wine tour that was delicious, educational, and enabled us to meet fascinating players in the wonderful world of Israeli food. I highly recommend it for those with similar interests.  Don't miss spending time with Nathan - you'll learn a lot.  Harvey & Jan   
    Dear Nathan
    Thank you for organising a most memorable trip for our family. Your expertise in choosing just the right spots for us to enjoy, learn and experience , was once again a huge success . We look forward to returning to Israel and seeing you soon. 

    Shalom Hanna, We have arrived back home and are adjusting back to reality. The trip you put together and the experience Lior provided was life changing.  Lior is a wealth of knowledge, extremely professional and  yet, he still became part of our mishpacha. His patience, warmth, teachings, and answers to our endless questions, gave us the experience we were looking for.  Lior helped deepen our connection to Israel and our resolve to support your amazing country. Hanna, the hospitality and responsiveness by you and Lior made us very comfortable.  Connecting us with Arnie and planning our vow renewal at Cesarea was a highlight for Mike and me.  We will treasure that evening.  Thank you for the lovely book, the champagne, and visiting with us.  We feel as though we not only have wonderful memories but also made new friends. We would love to host you and your family should you find yourselves in California. Fondly, Sharna and Mike

    Dear Shatour: We have arrived back to the US and want to express our deepest gratitude for the most amazing experience we just had in Israel.  The main reason for our wonderful trip was our guide Lior.  He was so patient, friendly, knowledgeable, funny and warm.  We felt like we were with a family member the whole time.  Lior's knowledge about everything was very impressive.  The places he took us and the information he bestowed on us was truly unbelievable.  The restaurants he suggested were all great.  We tried all different foods and everything was delicious.  Liar got it right every time.  We so enjoyed meeting his family and spending some time with them.  They were a delight. We will make every effort to suggest Shatour to anyone we know that might be planning a trip to Israel.  From the start of planning our trip to the very end, working with your company has been a joy.
    We hope that there will be an opportunity to once again engage with Shatour.  Also, if Lior or anyone from his family is ever in the US and wants to visit California please let him know that our doors are open and we would love the chance to show off our state.
    Andrea Wasserman

    “The grandchildren had the time of their lives. Every hour was a different adventure. They enjoyed going through the bunkers in the Golan Heights, going through the ammunition factory at Ayalon, and climbing on the tanks at Latrun. They enjoyed going in the water at the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Eilat. Actually I think they enjoyed everything!”

    “Thanks for putting together an absolutely amazing trip.  We enjoyed every moment of it.”

    “Everything on the tour was either a lot of fun, very educational, very inspiring or all three. Our son described this as a trip that he and his family will remember for the rest of their lives. We went to every place that you recommended and we wanted to see, and your guide took us to other places that really added to the trip.”

    “Yuval was an outstanding guide for us. He connected with all of us, old and young. He knew all of the restaurants that had good food, good prices, and were popular with the locals. Because my wife has walking difficulties, Yuval gave her recommendations on whether she could participate in each activity or not, and often he was able to make changes that allowed her to participate.”

    “Thank you again Nathan & Hanna for all that you showed, told and gave to our family to make our trip an outstanding tour through Israel. We look forward to seeing you again.”

    It was an extraordinary trip. You allowed us to see an Israel very few tourists are privileged to see. Under Nathan’s guidance we explored unbelievable archaeological sites, walked through the Old City floated in the Dead Sea, marveled at Masada (baths with no obvious way to obtain water? a dovecote? three years of survival!)

    As I start to list sites I’m aware of all the places I’ve omitted. As I’m sure Nathan would readily admit, he could have taken us on a tour of Israel lasting years rather than days and never exhausted his repertoire – what an incredible font of knowledge, information and lore!