- Full-day tour of the West Bank, the region spread along the west of the Jordan River
- See the ruins of ancient Jericho and the spot where Jesus is said to have been baptized
- Explore vibrant Ramallah and view the tomb of Yasser Arafat
- See the main religious sites of Bethlehem, including the Church of the Nativity
- Enjoy a tasty Arabic-style lunch (own-expense) at a restaurant in Bethlehem
- Learn about the rich history and culture of the West Bank from an expert guide
- Ride the Cable car to Mount of Temptation and enjoy fantastic views from the top of the mount
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What You Can Expect
Travel to the southern end of the Sea of Galilee, where the Jordan River meets the Dead Sea in Tiberias, and see where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Explore some of the archaeological evidence that supports the historical accuracy of the Bible here before taking a cable car to the top of the Mount of Temptation, the hill in the Judaean Desert where Jesus was tempted by the devil.
Next is the Palestinian town of Ramallah, considered as the unofficial capital of the West Bank. Walk around the busy streets and visit the tomb of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
In Bethlehem, enjoy an Arabic-style lunch (own expense) at a local eatery before exploring this holy city. Explore the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto, a holy place with a cave in which the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is said 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 those Muslims who live there.
In Manger Square, see where Jesus was placed in a manger after his birth and visit the Milk Grotto, where the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) took refuge before they fled to Egypt following Jesus’ birth. Tradition has it that while Mary was nursing Jesus here, a drop of milk fell to the ground, turning it white.
On the way out of Bethlehem, visit the Aida Refugee Camp to learn about the activities it provides for the camp’s women and children before returning to Jerusalem.
first, you start the day, passing by a few checkpoints along the 425 mile west bank barrier wall, then you will go to ramallah, then jericho and then the river jordan for a mini baptism. after a pit stop at the river, you will have an arab style lunch of muqluba a massive pot of rice, chicken and cauliflower in bethlehem. after lunch and a visit to the church of nativity across the street, you end the tour with the bethlehem checkpoint/barrier walls where you have a chance to test out your spray painting skills. this tour is definitely worth it: i learned so much about palestinian culture and history from our kickass knowledgable tour guide, tamer and i got to see pretty much all of the west bank within 10 short hours. the place is very volatile with someone getting stabbed/gunned down pretty much every day but not once did i feel like my life was in danger.
Fantastic. Saw what I would never have expected in a muslim state. Didn't know Palestinians are so friendly and modern. Never felt in danger. The tour guide was fabulous - even bought us some local snacks and bananas at his own cost, without any expectation of gratuity
Not sure why I'm the first to write this review. I visited the West Bank last Saturday October 17 2015, amidst growing violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Our guide, Tamer, was fantastic and not once in the tour did I feel unsafe or threatened because of all the media outbursts on how dangerous things are. Tamer periodically checked his iPad and phone to keep in touch with any new developments so that we were not close to anywhere unsafe. He was not only extremely well-balanced in his knowledge of both sides of the conflict, but also had a great sense of humor and entertained all sorts of questions. I loved Palestine!