- 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
Recent Photos of This Tour
Church of the NativityPhoto by: Rick Z
Christ's tombPhoto by: Rick Z
Near Zion gatePhoto by: Yoshiko O
The Muslim QtrPhoto by: Jim B
The Western Wall (Wailing ...Photo by: Jim B
The Chuch of The Holy ...Photo by: Jim B
Dodder 027Photo by: Brian H
Dodder 060Photo by: Brian H
What You Can Expect
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.
Jerusalem is such an interesting city and full of history and magic whilst the time spent in Bethlehem is relatively short the visit to the Church Of The Nativity was exciting when you think of the history of the region. Israel has much to see but for those interested in History or Religion Jerusalem and Bethlehem are a must.
Touring Jerusalem is an absolute must-do for anyone visiting Israel. Obviously, Bethlehem is important and interesting too, but it's definitely small potatoes compared to the big enchilada. So many others have raved about this Jerusalem that I won't waste my time trying to add to it. Definitely do this—or one of the similar Jerusalem tours.