Explore the religious highlights of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day, small-group tour from Jerusalem. Take in views of the ancient city from the Mount of Olives, then visit King David’s tomb and the site of the Last Supper atop Mount Zion. See the folded prayers at the Wailing Wall, and follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave the city for Bethlehem’s holy sites, then visit an ancient shepherds’ field, the manger square, and the 4th-century Church of the Nativity.
Full-day tour of the biblical sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Superb guide. Very informative. However, slight downside was that there was a lot of walking on uneven cobble, flagstones etc for elderly and not too mobile visitors especially the 21/2 hrs going around the Old City which sadly can only be done on foot. Take plenty of water with you for this part as going up and down the enclosed streets was tiring and NO stopping for coffee!!!!!
Driver n Guide (Yuri) were excellent n greeted us warmly n throughout the day 7-8 hours were patient n informative n always w a smile.Started in Bethlehem n visit there amazing breathtaking.I recommend small group we had 11 in spacious minibus ratio was great.Lunch in a historic monastery n then to Jerusalem King David’s tomb,Western (wailing)Wall,Synagogues,Last Supper Room,Path Jesus took carrying cross n finally Church Holy Sepulcher n everything that had OMG could go on but was definitely bucket list check off in a great way thanks Viator from Houston Texas👍🏼👍🏼
1) Would have been better if our guide on Jerusalem part of tour wouldn't have gotten into political back and forth with one of the participants on tour. He was trying to prove his side of argument instead of educating about issues. Also, he was walking through Old City so fast that some couldnt catch up. He started talking about the different sites before others caught up to him.2) More time was scheduled at gift shop in Bethlehem than at the Basillica of the Nativity. The tour guide on this leg of tour was better except for long time scheduled at gift shop.
Deceptive practices. The tour in Jerusalem was good. The tour in Bethlehem left something to be desired. The first thing is that the tour said it included the Shepard's Fields. Apparently what that meant was looking at them from about a 10 mile distance. Okay. Next they took us to a souvenir shop where the tour guide gets a percentage of the sales from our group. The owner of the shop is deceptive, and told me the price in Shekels, but charged me that amount in dollars. Apparently after googling, that is a common practice at that shop. I would choose a different tour group.
It was a very special place for both of my wife and I to visit since we have been looking forward to go to Jerusalem especially Bethlehem. The tour guide on the Bethlehem side was very informative but we were a bit disappointed that because of a time issue and long line, we did not go through the actual cave site of the birthplace of Jesus Christ. My wife and I were very willing to wait since we were already there and for the spiritual chance to visit. Next time we come to Bethlehem, we are taking a different tour specific for that place and does not recommend this tour. Rami was also very good and did his best to provide historical information on the Jerusalem side. Next time, we will also get a tour specific to Jerusalem only.
Small group size was great. Rami our guide was extremely informative and kept our group together and moving. Long wait in Bethlehem was worth it, crossing went smoothly. We never would have been able to experience all we did in one day without a guide.