Highly recommended. This trip was very interesting, good organized and we had lovely guide.Thank you Michael.
We booked a tour with Bein Harim, which assigned us to Yoav Malachi. First, pre- trip communications was excellent. I had a lot of questions and they responded promptly.
On the day of the tour, Yoav picked us up on the appointed time and even helped us with an issue in our rented apartment, which is another story. He was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. He also attempted to accommodate my overly ambitious plans to see everything. He actually could've gone on to show us more but we were tired towards the end of the day and we just wanted to go home and rest. That being said, our tour was great. We learned a lot, met a fascinating gentleman at the Chutch of Holy Sepulcher, and enjoyed our visit in old Jerusalem.
Highly recommend Yoav at Beit Harim.
Friendly and informative guides. Really enjoyed the tour and would recommend it.
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.
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.
All went perfectly smooth! Our guide was really great and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this Bethlehem tour.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoyable tour for the short time we had. Guides and driver were pleasant and imformative.
It was good. Some unpleasant experience was attempt of the driver of the companyto avoid to drop us to the hotel claiming that his engagement is to bring us to the hotel from wherethe bus starts the tour, and to make us to pay additional for taxi to bring us back to the hotel althought prior booking this tour I checked wheter it includes hotel drop off where I stay and from where I was picked up. Ognyan Kolev
Good tip, guide turned up on time but a certain amount of messing around while they bundle you in to the correct coaches at a distribution center on Mt Scopus. The guide was very good at getting us around lengthy queues at the Church of the Nativity but then forced us into a pricey Palestinian tourist-tat shop, telling us they were going to give us free mint tea as "traditional Palestinian hospitality".
It was ok...Bethlehem itself is a big disappointment but the driver and guide were very good,,,
It was a good tour, but I expected a bit more organization with the buses. I think it is very uncomfortable to be switching from bus to bus. I thought the trip would be one bus from the point of pick up and back. We were made to change bus at a different hotel on the way to Bethlehem. Also, I called one day earlier to ask if we were going to have time for buying snacks and they said yes but we didn't, so we didn't have any food or drinks except for the water we took with us. The tour guide in Spanish was excellent, very knowledgable and very nice. And one last point, on the way back, the driver dropped us off about two or three blocks away from the pick-up point. I understand the bus must leave you at the same point you were being pick-up from, in our case the David Citadel Hotel, so I recommend you to improve the service. Thank you for the opportunity to express our impressions of the tour.
Good chance to see several Christian holy sites - and to experience the tarnsfer into palestine. Tour guide was knowledgeable but a bit brusque for our liking. And we did not appreciate being shepherded into a gift shop at the end of our tour - why do you do this?
Diane S USA
The trip to Bethlehem was okay. It was only a half day, so by definition it was rushed. It was a bit difficult because the Israeli guide could not go with us through the wall into the West Bank, and we had to meet the Palestinian guide on the other side. It all went smoothly, but it added a bit of stress to the day. They guide got us into the grotto in the Church of the Nativity by avoiding the long line. In the end, the tour was not great (no tour is), but we did get to see the highlights.