As your ship docks at the port city of Ashdod, you will be stepping off the deck and into a site of unique historical significance, as this was, during biblical times, one of the five cities settled by the Philistines in the Land of Israel.
On 1965, the modern State of Israel has also recognized Ashdod as an important maritime site, and it has been the main port of the country ever since. As such, the city is a wonderful backdrop to some of the most exciting shore excursions which you can take in this land and quite possibly the very best ones that you’ll have during the entirety of your cruise.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a follower of the Christian or Jewish faith, or any other for that matter, as this country plays a pivotal role in the history of humanity and therefore is a place that you have undoubtedly heard of. It probably contains more to see and explore than you’ve ever learned about, making for an exciting and enlightening experience which you won’t want to miss.
With a short period of time as you dock at this southern port, you will most likely want to make the most of your brief visit. Allowing this trip to be as full as possible can easily be achieved by employing the services of a private guide of Israel, who can make sure that you enjoy a custom prepared tour, complying with all your wants, needs, requirements and hopes. This will also provide you with the peace of mind that your time here is quite carefully planned and ideally used.
The excursion which I most heartily recommend for you to take from the port of Ashdod is the Jerusalem day tour. This can be planned with a Christian or Jewish emphasis in mind, while another possibility it to create a blend of both, according to your preference.
Another great possibility when docking in Ashdod is to tour the lowest spot on Earth and its bewilderingly beautiful and historical surroundings, in this day excursion of the Dead Sea and Masada.
The coastal plain of Israel can also make for a wonderful day trip from Ashdod, introducing you to the cities of Caesarea, Jaffa and Tel Aviv, built along the Mediterranean shore (with a more relaxed option for a coastal tour being a visit to the neighboring cities of Jaffa and Tel Aviv, combining historical sites with youthful tourism).
If the tours offered from the port of Haifa are to your liking, they can be adapted for a departure from the port of Ashdod by planning for a longer day of travel.
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