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  • Location:Jerusalem, Israel
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

See the birthplace of Jesus on this guided half-day tour from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Visit Greek and Catholic churches and trace the events of the Nativity of Jesus. From Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto and Shepherds’ Field, follow the timeline to Jesus’ birth. Uncover the highlights of this holy city, a major Christian pilgrimage site. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.


  • Half-day trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem
  • Guided tour of the scenes of the Nativity
  • See the Church of the Nativity, Manger Square, the Milk Grotto and Shepherds' Field
  • Enjoy transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

Little town of Bethlehem Half Day Tour from Jerusalem

This full-day (8-hours) tour of Bethlehem begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach, followed by a 5-mile drive to the biblical birthplace of Jesus. This tour focuses on the Nativity of Jesus, the accounts of the birth of Jesus in the gospels.

Explore the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto, the cave in which the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is believed to have occurred. Manger Square is where the majority of religious activity in Bethlehem takes place, with the Church of the Nativity and the Mosque of Omar, the oldest and only mosque in the old city of Bethlehem and a site of great meaning for the Muslims who live in the city.

See where Jesus was placed in a manger after his birth and visit the Milk Grotto, where Jesus, Mary and Joseph took refuge before they fled to Egypt following Jesus’ birth. It is said that while Mary was nursing Jesus here, a drop of milk fell to the ground, turning it white.

Stop by local Greek and Catholic churches before going to Shepherds’ Field — an angel is said to have announced the birth of Jesus here.

The tour concludes with a return trip to the Jerusalem hotels.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Perfect tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The guide did an excellent job. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Friendly and informative guides. Really enjoyed the tour and would recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2011

Great trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us unique insite to the sites and surroundings. The transport was comfortable. The guide gave us clear direction at transfer points that helped us accross the borders easily and safely.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Having been to Bethlehem on a previous tour ( with a different company) we consider that this tour of Bethlehem was very informative and presented with knowledge of all the places we attended, another good guide explained all places well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

All went perfectly smooth! Our guide was really great and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this Bethlehem tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

This was a great trip. Covered all the major sites. Guide was very knowledgeable. After the trip, went to a gift shop, where everything was overpriced, but there was no pressure to buy.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Very well done tour. We packed a lot into a half day tour, and our guide was especially good at helping us negotiate some of the crowded venues.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Not bad, the Bethlehem side guide was very good. Avoid doing this on Sundays, hard to get into several sites due to masses being done.

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Great tour, amazing guide!!!!!

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Tour code: 5209BETHALFJ


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