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

Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

Witness some of Israel’s holiest and oldest sites on this day trip from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Travel the distance from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by air-conditioned coach, and enter Old Jerusalem to see the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), Via Dolorosa and other age-old religious and historical sights. See the Garden of Gethsemane, stop for photos at the Mount of Olives, and then drive to Bethlehem to explore Manger Square, including the Church of the Nativity, as your guide shares the secrets and stories behind each landmark.

Highlights

  • 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

Leave your central Tel Aviv hotel by air-conditioned coach and travel to Jerusalem to start your full-day tour. Enjoy the views on route and hear fascinating facts from your guide about Jerusalem’s tumultuous history.

On arrival, visit the Mount of Olives to admire the beautiful views over Old Jerusalem. Identify key landmarks, such as the Dome of the Rock at Temple Mount with pointers from your guide.

Pass the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion, and continue through the Old City walls into the colorful Armenian Quarter.

Trace the winding lanes to the famous Western Wall (Wailing Wall), where thousands of Jewish pilgrims gather to pray, and then enter the Christian Quarter to step out along part of the sacred Via Dolorosa.

See some of the Stations of the Cross as you follow the steps of Jesus, who carried his cross along the route to his crucifixion at Calvary, where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is sited. Stroll along part of the Cardo, Byzantine Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare, and finish your explorations of Jerusalem with a walk through the Jewish Quarter.

Continue with a short drive to Bethlehem, the holy city that was the birthplace of Jesus.

Leave your coach and wander around the hub of religious activity, Manger Square. Visit the Church of the Nativity, built on the site of Jesus’ birthplace, and see the Mosque of Oman and other landmarks, as well as some famous sites from the Nativity.

Afterward, return to Tel Aviv, where your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Richard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A very well organized and fascinating day. Our guide Ron was very knowledgeable, interesting and friendly. We leaned a lot from the day and would recommend to anyone.

Tadeusz S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A very good trip if you want to see the key sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem in one day. Small groups, very knowledgable guides, very well organized.

Nick O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome tour! The guide was fantastic!

Nikolai W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was a perfect day tour. The guide Itamar Buk was superb -- he was very good at reading the group, and good at balancing the flow of information, going in depth when desired, but not overwhelming us. He was also very funny, and good at bringing the group together. Logistics were superb the tour operator Bein Harim was running several tours that day, with individual tourists switching mini-buses seamlessly throughout the day, as they joined for one city, then moved along. When I return to Israel, I will take another tour with the same operator and hopefully the same guide.

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour guide was amenable, knowledgeable and personable. The group was relatively small and we had a guide who was passionate about doing his job. I ended up providing a short video overview of the tour and said as much in it.

Lucy Romania

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Jerusalem , the cradle of mankind . The trip was very interesting , we had a professional lovely guide which explained everything so that everybody understand the meaning of the place . Betlehem was unfortunately almost empty and closed so that ewe visited just the church .

Graniel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Had a great tour with our guide, Amir who was very informative. As Bethlehem is in the Palestinian territory, we were turned over to George for the tour in Bethlehem. I loved the tour and would recommend it to anyone visiting Israel.

AMANDA S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent tour our guide Amir was so informative and so passionate about the tour. It is definitely a long day but so much to see in Jerusalem and crossing over to Palestien was so well organised we didn't feel in danger once. Well worth it.

Twisto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Iam very satisfied with the tour Guide Rotem. Nice young ľady with cool red hat : Jerusalem and bethlehem are the must see things in Israel. I highly recommend it :

Rose B

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.

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