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

Best Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

Take a half day tour from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, and discover the town famed as the birthplace of Jesus. Tracing the events of the Nativity, this comprehensive tour uncovers the highlights of this holy city for worshipers of all religions!


  • Half day trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem
  • Guided tour of the scenes of the Nativity - including the Church of the Nativity, Manger Square, the Milk Grotto and the Shepherd Fields
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Best Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

Little town of Bethlehem Half Day Tour from Jerusalem

Your day tour begins with an air-conditioned drive south-east from Jerusalem to the holy city of Bethlehem. Focusing on the Nativity, your visit begins at the Church of the Nativity - widely cited as the birthplace of Christ, and one of the oldest surviving Christian churches in the world.

The hub of religious activity in Bethlehem is Manger Square which is flanked by the Church of the Nativity and also the Mosque of Oman - a site of importance for the many Muslims who live in the city.

At the Manger Square you can walk on the ground where Jesus was laid down after his birth, and go on to explore the Milk Grotto. Here you will notice the white color of the chalk walls, which tradition states was caused by a drop of milk that fell while Mary was feeding the baby Jesus.

Visit the Greek and Catholic churches, before moving onto the Shepherd Fields where the 'shepherds watched their flocks by night'. Returning by air-conditioned coach to Jerusalem, you'll take home special memories of your visit to this must-see Holy Land city.

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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