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  • Location:Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

Escape the hustle and bustle of Tel Aviv, and discover the roots of different religions on this inspiring day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.  These ancient Holy Land towns will provide you with a fascinating mix of people, views and stories, making this an unmissable Israel day tour!


  • Full day trip from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Bethlehem
  • Enjoy views of the Dome of the Rock - an iconic Jerusalem landmark
  • See popular Holy Land places such as the Western Wall and the site of the Crucifixion
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Guided tour of the scenes of the Nativity in Bethlehem
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

Departing from Tel Aviv in your air-conditioned coach, your first stop is the Mount of Olives for scenic views over Jerusalem. From this vantage point you can see the Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount Esplanade, where heaven is said to meet earth.

Pass the Garden of Gethsemane before continuing to the walls of the Old City. Here you will enter through the Armenian Quarter, and see the famous Western Wall (Wailing Wall) which functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshippers.  Crossing over to the Christian quarter, you can follow the route of the Via Dolorosa. Look out for the 14 Stations of the Cross as you trace Jesus' steps to the site of his crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

After a short walk back along the ancient Byzantine main street, your overview of Jerusalem concludes in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, where your air-conditioned coach will be waiting to take you the short 6-mile journey south to Bethlehem.

The hub of the religious activity in Bethlehem is the Manger Square which is flanked by the Church of the Nativity and also the Mosque of Oman - significant sites of importance for the different people that live in the town.  At the Manger Square you can walk on the ground where Jesus was laid down after his birth, and see the places of significance from nativity stories. Visit the Greek and Catholic churches, before an hours drive back to Tel Aviv.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Sachi (excuse my spelling) was the BEST tour guide. I loved this historic and entertaining tour. The Western Wall was the highlight as well as the fresh squeezed pomegranate orange juice along the path to the Church of the Holy Sepluchre. Bethlehem was a little less impressive but a must see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic tour!! very knowledgable tour guide and timely pick up. The tour covers everything, but yes you have to move at a decent speed to cover everything. If you want to maximize your time, do this tour!! if you want more time to soak things up and spend time where you like, this tour may not provide that. But, for me, to see everything in a safe fashion was exactly what i wanted.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great day and after booking Masada and Dead Sea with you the other day we were pretty sure we would: Norbert, our guide, was extremely attentive and he shared his knowledge of the place accessibly. He even took care of one French speaker which was great! We saw as much Jerusalem and Bethlehem as the time allowed and came back home filled with impressions and memories! Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent trip, again our tour guide Mr Yoab was very accomodatiing and always concern for our personal needs and safety. has a personal touch on each and everyone on the tour, very knowledgable on the subject we are being shown I will do this trip again with Mr Yoab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was very well done with lots of good information being shared. There was quite a bit of walking in Jerusalem which could be difficult but was fine even though it was very hot! The trip to Bethlehem was interesting as we needed to be handed off to a different guide that could guide us around the Bethlehem area. Going inside the West Bank was an amazing experience and this tour is highly suggested!

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Love it

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour, must to do tour if you are in Israel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Thanks to the very good guide for this superb tour. Just one minus comment: the forced stops at some pre-selected shops... lack of freedom...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Hezi and Eyal were great! Really knowledgeable and interesting.

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