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Bethlehem Tours

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Bethlehem
An ancient city in the West Bank in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Bethlehem is home to many significant religious sites, including the Church of The Nativity in Manger Square, believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus.

The Basics
Many visitors to Bethlehem come to experience the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square, thought to be the place where Jesus was born. The ancient structure and adjoining Franciscan Church of St. Catherine are incredible to walk through. Other sights like Rachel's tomb, the Mosque of Omar, and the Milk Grotto Chapel are fascinating to explore and Bethlehem's Old City is fun to wander through with shops, open markets, and beautiful architecture. Many guided tours include a visit to Bethlehem on their itineraries

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Always carry your passport with you while traveling to the West Bank, as you’ll be asked to show it at Israeli checkpoints
  • Be aware that you will be crossing borders from Israel into the Occupied Palestinian Territories; you’ll need to plan transportation ahead of time as Israeli taxis do not cross the border
  • The Church of the Nativity is a religious site and visitors are expected to dress appropriately with covered arms and legs.

How to Get There
Although Bethlehem is only located only 6 miles (9 kilometers) from Jerusalem, it can be difficult to reach. The No. 21 public bus runs from Lions Gate in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City to Bethlehem frequently throughout the day. Visitors can also drive if they reserve a car from a Palestinian rental service (Israeli car companies do not insure cars that go to the West Bank). There are also private shuttles, private taxi services, and guided tours which include trips to Bethlehem.

When to Get There
Bethlehem is a popular destination year round, but many pilgrims and visitors like to visit Bethlehem around Christmas when Manger Square is beautifully strung with lights.

Soloman’s Pools
Soloman’s Pools are legendary reservoirs located in southern Bethlehem on the road to Hebron. The three pools are said to have been built by King Solomon in the 1st or 2nd century to provide water to Jerusalem. In the 17th century a castle called Qal’at al Burak or citadel of the pools was built to protect the pools and today the castle is home to what is possibly the world’s largest collection of Palestinian culture and history.
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Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel AvivDay Trips

Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

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Visit Bethlehem highlights on a tour that combines transport and a guided walking tour to maximize your sightseeing time. From Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity, Milk Grotto, and the Shepherds’ Field, you’ll cover important Biblical sites with a guide who can help unlock the history behind each destination; pickup at a central location in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv gets you on the road with no fuss.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00 
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour Day Trips

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

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Tour to Bethlehem the city where Jesus Christ was born including the Church of Nativity Drive through north of the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Bathing at the Dead Sea. Immerse in the muds and float in the salty waters. Start heading back towards Jerusalem Drop off in Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel Drop off in Tel Aviv for Tel Aviv Pick up option only *Please bring your passport because it's required sometimes when passing the checkpoint
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00 
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Half Day Travel to Bethlehem & Grotto Visit - Trip from JerusalemDay Trips

Half Day Travel to Bethlehem & Grotto Visit - Trip from Jerusalem

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Bethlehem Trip Half Day - Take the chance to visit one of the most important biblical cities, Bethlehem, The City of David. Beside the rich cultural side and the tasty food of the city, During our trip we will have the opportunity to have a guided visit to all three major churches in Bethlehem. We Travel to City in Bethlehem Distract Called Beit Sahour is one of the two highest cities in christian population, We will take a closer look on the lives of the local people and get to see the amazing hand crafted souvenirs they make as well as the Shepherds Field. * Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes. * On This Tour we will wait on line to See the Grotto - sometimes there is delays with this tour make sure you don't have anything booked for afternoon. * Please message us prior to booking for the best organizing of the tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up and Drop Off from Tel Aviv & JerusalemHalf-day Tours

Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up and Drop Off from Tel Aviv & Jerusalem

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On this half-day, private tour, you’ll get an in-depth introduction to historic Bethlehem, known as the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Head from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem into the heart of the West Bank, with door-to-door hotel transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle. Then, enjoy guided tours of the city’s standout sights, from the Church of the Nativity to Shepherd’s Field. Please bring your passport with you for this tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.00 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Mount of Temptation, Saint George Monestary, Saint Saba & Bethlehem One Day TourDay Trips

Mount of Temptation, Saint George Monestary, Saint Saba & Bethlehem One Day Tour

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Bethlehem is one of the important christian sites in the holy lands as it contains one of the oldest churches in the world The church of Nativity. A guided tour of the church is provided as well as Saint Catherine's church and The Church of Milk Grotto. Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. Beit sahour is one of the highest cities in christian population. We will visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus. Lastly we will go to The Mount of Temptation & Saint George Monastery. As mentioned in the gospels the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert.s. The summit of the mount, about 360 meters above sea level, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab and Gilead. * Make sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes when passing the checkpoints. * If you want to be picked up from Tel Aviv please message us in advance for the best organizing.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$101.54 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bethlehem and Dead Sea Full Day Private TourDay Trips

Bethlehem and Dead Sea Full Day Private Tour

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Tour to Bethlehem the city where Jesus Christ was born including the Church of Nativity Drive through north of the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Overview to Jericho, the world's oldest city and continue to the lowest place on earth. Bathing at the Dead Sea. Immerse in the muds and float in the salty waters. Start heading back towards Jerusalem Drop off in Jerusalem and drop off in Tel Aviv for Tel Aviv Pick up option only *Please bring your passport because it's required sometimes when passing the checkpoint
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$199.00 
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Christian Private Tour from JerusalemDay Trips

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Christian Private Tour from Jerusalem

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Learn about Christian history with a guide on this private tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Depart from your hotel and make your way the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit the Chapel of Saint Helena and learn about its significance. Continue on to Bethlehem and stop at the Church of the Nativity at Manger Square. On the way back to Jerusalem, enjoy a break at a lookout point and snap photos.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$649.00 
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Jerusalem Bethlehem and the Dead Sea Private TourDay Trips

Jerusalem Bethlehem and the Dead Sea Private Tour

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This full day tour permits our limited in time guests to combine visiting Jerusalem, Bethlehem and to enjoy the Dead Sea in just one full day. During the tour you will be able to see both Nativity and the Holy Sepulcher Church; to walk following Jesus steps at Via Dolorosa and also to swim and float in the Dead Sea - all in one day
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$835.00 
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Bethlehem, Mar Saba, Mount of Temptation and Saint George Monastery Private TourDay Trips

Bethlehem, Mar Saba, Mount of Temptation and Saint George Monastery Private Tour

A guided tour of the oldest church in the world is provided as well as Saint Catherine's church and The Church of Milk Grotto.  Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. Beit sahour is one of the highest cities in christian population. We will explore the daily lives of the locals and visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus. Mar Saba Monastery dates back to the fifth century. Founded by Saint Sabas, it's been extensively expanded and fortified over the years. Lastly we will go to The Mount of Temptation & Saint George Monastery. As mentioned in the gospels the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert.s. The summit of the mount, about 360 meters above sea level, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab and Gilead. * Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes. * Please message us before booking for the best organizing of the tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$183.59 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bethlehem and Ein Kerem - Jesus and John the Baptist BirthplacesDay Trips

Bethlehem and Ein Kerem - Jesus and John the Baptist Birthplaces

Private tour to Bethlehem and Ein Kerem, in a comfortable private car driven by your guide. This tour is dedicated to visiting Jesus and John the Baptist Birthplace towns
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$688.00 
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bethlehem & Jericho Tour - Trip from JerusalemDay Trips

Bethlehem & Jericho Tour - Trip from Jerusalem

We will start our tour driving through the Judean hills to Bethlehem. Upon arrival, we will ride through the city and see the important attractions before arriving to Manger Square. There we will have a guided visit to Church of The Nativity where Jesus was born in an underground cave that the church was built on. Then we will take a short walk with the guide to the Church of Milk Grotto. After we finish we will ride to the town of Beit Sahour, the city of the Shepherd’s. There we will have a guided visit to the Chapel of the Shepherd’s Field. Continuing our tour we will have a 20 minute visit to a local olive wood factory and have an insight on the local crafts of the Christian families in Bethlehem. Lastly we will visit one of the most unique in history and geography cities in the world, Jericho. We will visit the most important biblical and historical sites in the city. *Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bethlehem & Hebron Full Day Tour from JerusalemDay Trips

Bethlehem & Hebron Full Day Tour from Jerusalem

We will start our tour driving through the Judean hills to Bethlehem, The city of King David. Upon arrival, we will ride through the city and sight see the historic and important attractions before arriving to Manger Square. There we will have a guided visit to Church of The Nativity where Jesus was born in an underground cave that the church was built on. Then we will take a short walk with the guide to the Church of Milk Grotto. After we finish we will ride to the town of Beit Sahour, the city of the Shepherd’s. There we will have a guided visit to the Chapel of the Shepherd’s field where the angels appeared to the Shepherd’s to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. Continuing our tour we will have a 20 minute visit to a local olive wood factory and have an insight on the local crafts of the Christian families in Bethlehem. Lastly we will visit The City of Abraham, Hebron. Hebron translates from Hebrew to 'Friend' which refers to Abraham.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bethlehem Half Day Tour from JerusalemDay Trips

Bethlehem Half Day Tour from Jerusalem

We will start our tour driving through the Judean hills to Bethlehem, The city of King David. Upon arrival, we will ride through the city and sight see the historic and important attractions before arriving to Manger Square. There we will have a guided visit to Church of The Nativity where Jesus was born in an underground cave that the church was built on. Then we will take a short walk with the guide to the Church of Milk Grotto where The Holy Family took refuge from the Massacre of the Innocents. After we finish we will ride to the town of Beit Sahour, the city of the Shepherd’s. There we will have a guided visit to the Chapel of the Shepherd’s field where the angels appeared to the Shepherd’s to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. Continuing our tour we will have a 20 minute visit to a local olive wood factory and have an insight on the local crafts of the Christian families in Bethlehem. *Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bethlehem & The Dead Sea Full Day Tour from JerusalemDay Trips

Bethlehem & The Dead Sea Full Day Tour from Jerusalem

Explore the most important christian sites in the holy lands with this tour. This private tour is designed so you don't waste any time waiting for a big group to finish and move around. So you get to have a comprehensive tour. All Private tours are operated with the newest cars and the most comfortable. Bethlehem is one of the important christian sites in the holy lands as it contains one of the oldest churches in the world The church of Nativity. Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. It is one of the highest cities in christian population. We will explore the daily lives of the locals and visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus. Lastly we will treat ourselves to a relaxing and refreshing visit to one of the most unique seas in the world, The Dead Sea, It's rich and healthy water makes it a special experience to have. *Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required when passing the checkpoint sometimes
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from JerusalemDay Trips

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Experience the biblical cities of Bethlehem and Jericho on this full-day guided trip from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean Desert to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. See the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil and the sycamore tree that Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbed to get a better view of Jesus. In Bethlehem, see the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born, plus Manger Square, Shepherds' Field and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Tour of Jerusalem and BethlehemDay Trips

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

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For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, the holy lands of the Jerusalem region are the spiritual centers of the world. On this full-day guided tour, discover the history of the different religions that make up these regions and witness the mix of cultures currently living here. See the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark; the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where Jesus was born; the famous Western Wall, important in Jewish and Muslim history, and many more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Private Trip from Tel Aviv or JerusalemDay Trips

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Private Trip from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

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Your private tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem Start with an overview of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the Garden of Gethsemane and the monumental burial tombs while driving along the Kidron Valley. Walk past the Armenian Quarter and along the 1500 year old Byzantine Cardo to the Jewish Quarter and on the Western Wall. Follow the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave Jerusalem for neighboring Bethlehem hometown of King David and birthplace of Jesus. Also visit the Catholic church of St. Catherine, the Greek church, the Milk Grotto where Mary fed Jesus and Shepherd's Fields. • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide on this private tour • Guided tour of the popular Holy Land sights by local experts • Discover the world-famous religious and historical sites of the Old City of Jerusalem • Customize your route, according to your interests.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Private Trip from Jerusalem or Tel AvivDay Trips

Jerusalem and Bethlehem Private Trip from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

This is a private tour to Christian famous sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Start with an overview of Jerusalem from Mount Olives, looking down at the Old City and the Temple Mount. See the Garden of Gethsemane and the monumental burial tombs while driving along the Kidron Valley. Walk past the Armenian Quarter and along the 1500 year old Byzantine Cardo to the Jewish Quarter and on the Western Wall. Follow the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave Jerusalem for neighboring Bethlehem hometown of King David and birthplace of Jesus. Also visit the Catholic church of St. Catherine, the Greek church, the Milk Grotto where Mary fed Jesus and Shepherd's Fields. • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide on this private tour • Guided tour of the popular Holy Land sights by local experts • Discover the world-famous religious and historical sites of the Old City of Jerusalem • Customize your route, according to your interests.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel AvivDay Trips

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

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Bethlehem and Jerusalem are full of sites considered holy by a variety of religions, this day trip from Tel Aviv makes it possible to see many of them in just one day. Head to sites such as the Mount of Olives, Zion Gate, and the Western Wall along with a guide who gives you a local perspective on the history of each famous site as you go.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlight of the Jerusalem and Bethlehem Biblical Trip from Tel AvivDay Trips

Highlight of the Jerusalem and Bethlehem Biblical Trip from Tel Aviv

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This tour is Combine of two holy cities on this full-day sightseeing tour: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Starting from the view of the Mount Scopus , the itinerary follows biblical sites from Mt. Zion to the Old City, including a walking tour through the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian quarters. In the Jewish Quarter, we visit the Byzantine Cardo and the Western Wall. Following on the Christian quarters the Via Dolorosa where Jesus walked bearing his cross, we reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born and Jesus was born and see the original excavated mosaic. If possible, we will visit chapel caves beneath the Church of Saint Catherine. • Full-day tour of the biblical sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. • See world famous classical landmarks of Jerusalem, the City of Gold • Follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa and Holy Land. • Explore Bethlehem's Christian landmarks. • Pickup and drop-off included
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • Free Cancellation
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Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem Biblical ExperienceDay Trips

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem Biblical Experience

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Cover top historical locations in both Jerusalem and Bethlehem on this full-day excursion, departing from Herzliya and Tel Aviv. First, discover holy sites from three faiths in Jerusalem’s bustling, history-rich Old City, from the Wailing Wall to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Then, head to the West Bank for a visit to the 4th-century Church of the Nativity, believed to commemorate the spot where Jesus was born.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Biblical Trip from Jerusalem & Tel AvivDay Trips

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Biblical Trip from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

Tour the biblical sites of Bethlehem and Jericho during this full-day, guided, religious tour. Drive through the Judean Desert bound for Jericho, the ancient city 846 feet (258 meters) below sea level. In the Judean Mountains, is Bethlehem where you’ll stop at the Church of the Nativity restored in the 6th century. Here, see the Grotto of the Nativity before visiting the Crusader Church of Saint Catherine.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • Free Cancellation
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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Biblical Tour from Tel AvivDay Trips

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Biblical Tour from Tel Aviv

Explore some of the Holy Land’s most important Christian sites on this guided door-to-door tour of Bethlehem and Jericho. Descend below sea level to the ancient city of Jericho and venture into the Judean Desert to the Mount of Temptation where Satan is believed to have tempted Jesus. In Bethlehem, tour the Church of the Nativity, where Christians believe Jesus was born, the Church of St. Catherine, and Shepherd’s Field.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Biblical Tour from JerusalemDay Trips

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Biblical Tour from Jerusalem

Departing from Jerusalem, this full-day excursion heads deep into the West Bank for a two-for-one trip to Bethlehem and Jericho. Enter inside the 4th-century Church of Nativity, believed to commemorate the site of Jesus’s birth, and see the real-life settings for Biblical stories in the Judean Desert.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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