Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Very good tour, the guide knew a lot about history. When we got to the wall dividing the palestine territory, I was kind of nervous, but everything went right. The visit to the church of nativity took long time because there were many other groups before us.
Excellent tour and very informative guides. Very little compulsory shopping. Restaurant stop was good.
This tour was exactly what we were looking for!!! The tour guide was fun and very knowledgeable. There were some interesting sights that were just drive by explanations and a couple of QUICK pictures, but the main sights on the tour allowed for plenty of time to soak in the sheer amazement.
Our tour was great!! Ussi (hope spelling is right), our guide explained everything to us so well. I was so attentive whenever he talks cause Im really interested of the things he said. Keep up the good work !!
This was a great excursion. There are so many interesting places to see in Jerusalem that you want to see them all and this trip hit the high points. The views of the city are spectacular and the Church of the Sepulchre is a sight to behold (though quite crowded). Also you are able to go to the Western (or Wailing) Wall. Even as a Catholic I found that I was in awe of the experience there. To be amongst the people praying and celebrating initially gave me chills. There is more but I wasnt to get to Bethlehem. To those who do not know Bethlehem is in Palestine. This is also an experience since you have to go through the checkpoint to get there. Some people may find this intimidating but I found it to be a once in a lifetime experience. In Bethlehem we went to the Church of the Nativity where we saw the place designated as the birthplace of Jesus and the location of the mager (though obviously no manger is still present). This was overall one of the best day trips I have ever taken.
Organisation of pick up not so well ( been waiting for 1 hour) but the tour is good for thoses who have not lot of time to spend in jerusalem
It's hard to find fault with a tour that took me to the birthplace of Christianity, but neither of the guides (we were handed over from an Israeli guide to one in the Palestinian-controlled territories) seemed to have any real knowledge to share, other than the most basic facts. Even in Bethlehem, commercialism reared its unpleasant head with a tour-included stop at a souvenir shop. Still, it's hard to argue with all that history (ancient and somewhat current). As long as you can withstand the pleas of merchants to buy their trinkets, though, this is definitely a tour worth taking.
What you will really see on this excursion is Wailing Wall, Holy Sepulchre and Bethlehem. The rest of the places of interest you are going to literally 'pass". As in "see from the distance". You will walk through the Old City and spent considerable time in shops. If you are fine with that - it's a good tour. The only reason I give 4 instead of 3 stars is the excellent efforts of the guides in Bethlehem.
Doctor S F
Very educational excellent tour guide wishwe had some exposure to the Muslim Quarters which did Not occur