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Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem

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From US$50.00

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  • 3 to 5 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Stay comfortable in a climate-controlled tour vehicle
  • Soak up the Bethlehem atmosphere on a guided walking tour
  • Included admission at listed sites saves time upon arrival

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed Local Tour Guide
  • Pick up and Drop off to David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop-Off

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What To Expect

Church of the Nativity

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Milk Grotto

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Pick Up in front of the David Citadel Hotel - All our Drivers have your main booking name on their phones, make sure to see your name on the phone of the driver before you go to the Viechle/bus
  • After you book the tour add us on WhatsApp for easier pickup we can tell you type of vehicle/driver name in the early morning only at the day of the Tour - Whatsapp number found in the ticket after you book the tour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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185 reviews
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Fantastic Trip
Simon_O, Mar 2023
Fantastic experience! We got to see everything that was expected and more. The guides were excellent, they got us into to see everything with little or no queuing. The Olive Wood shop was great too, no pressure to buy and they gave us free bottled water, baklava, coffee and tea. We spent a small amount in the shop and they gave everyone on the tour several gifts. We felt very safe the whole time. Bethlehem is a lovely place, so quiet compared to Jerusalem. I would also recommend the optional lunch which was excellent value and can be eaten on the bus before returning to Jerusalem. I would definitely look at booking with this company again if ever in Jerusalem.
5 Star tour!
Janet_F, Mar 2023
This was an awesome tour, I highly recommend it. Our guides were informative, engaging and very knowledgeable. Overall, we had the best time.
Bethlehem Tour
Ian_H, Mar 2023
The Guide was great from start to finish. Driver met us in good time and looked after us. A really great visit which I would recommend to anyone.
Bethlehem Half Day Tour
Gary_C, Feb 2023
Friendly and safe trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Tour guides are professionals! Highly recommend.
Perfect Tour for Bethelem (Unique tour in the afternoon)
Oscar_C, Jan 2023
The agency was willing to do the tour just for me. I enjoyed this tour a lot, and Jonny my guide in Bethlem went straight to the point by explaining to me the most essential facts about the points visited. The tour had the perfect length, and all that I learned and see exceeded my expectations. Remember that this is one of the few tours that allow going Bethlem in the afternoon, allowing you time to have breakfast at your hotel, and do something in the morning.
Massive thanks to Amir
Daryia_P, Jan 2023
We would love to massively thank Amir for being so professional, considerate and attentive to us! Thank you, Amir, for your support and attention during our visit to the Church of Nativity. We’re so happy that you were with us during the visit to the Holy Land.
1 traveler found this review helpful
An inspiring tour of Bethlehem
Clarice_K, Jan 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour moved along at a good place and we saw the important shrines.
Exceeded expectations
MssiaFromm, Dec 2022
Excellent tour! Totally recommend it! The guides Johnny and Elijah were knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. Visiting the holy sites was a dream come true! Very humbling experience.
Wow oh wow!...
Dan_L, Dec 2022
Wow oh wow! Great Trip!! Well worth it. The experience was amazing. The driver to Bethlehem was so entertaining. The guide in Bethlehem Jonny was very knowledgeable. A must see adventure!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Got exactly what we wanted and expected
Anonymous, Dec 2022
We were with a group tour and the Bethlehem portion got cancelled so my husband and I went on our own. Wasn’t sure what to expect because let’s face it $50 in the US doesn’t get you much but it was exactly as said and excepted, picked up right outside the hotel we were staying in, returned same location. Tour guide and manager was very nice, van driver not much personality but got us everywhere safe. Saw the sites listed, optional food prices so much cheaper than in Israel, get falafel sandwich. Thanks for experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Very happy you had great times and were happy with all our staff, Thank you so much for choosing us as your travel company to explore West Bank & Israel, we are very happy to hear you had a 5-star experience on your tours with us. - George Tour Operator in Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Nice half day tour
Rebecca_H, Nov 2022
Two wonderful tour guides gave full background to what we were seeing, and were able to get us into both grottoes
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so muchfor choosing us as your travel company to explore West Bank & Israel , we are very happy to hear you had a 5-star experience on your tours with us. - George Tour Operater in Jerusalem & Bethlehem
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent tour
Lin_T, Nov 2022
I had a wonderful experience with this tour on Nov 3rd 2022. Our guide Natalia tried her best to get us through the long waiting lines faster. As a result we are able to see everything during the tour. The tour operator is very warm and hospitable to us too.
Exactly what we hoped and paid for.
Mike_N, Oct 2022
I'd read some reviews on line and to be honest was a little dubious as to what to expect. However, the pick up, journey and the visit went like clockwork. We got exactly what we hoped and paid for. Our weeks itinerary meant we could only do the half day, but the experience was worth it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great and interesting tour guides
KierenJohn_O, Oct 2022
We found this tour interesting, even as a non-religious couple in our late 20s. Elias and Dia were both very knowledgable, providing interesting facts about all the sites we visited. Unfortunately we didn't get to visit the wall, as there had been some tensions in the preceding days. However, this decision was made for our safety and wasn't any fault of the tour guides.
Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Bethlehem
TerryandSusan_M, Oct 2022
This tour was more than a visit to Christian holy sites associated with Christ’s birth. Our very capable guide was Lahdo, an Aramaic-speaking Christian who was born and lives in Bethlehem. He also addressed the current situation of life in Bethlehem, which is a small city on the West Bank and under the Palestinian Authority. Excellent guide. Excellent tour. Highly recommend.
Wonderful experience
Chloe_M, Oct 2022
Absolutely wonderful! I would definitely do it again. The tour guide was great , very Patient and kind.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Do not miss this experience
Phyllis_P, Oct 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and patient. Seeing the birthplace of Jesus was an unforgettable experience.
Excellent guide Dias
Arnavaz_M, Sept 2022
Dia our guide was very knowledgeable and would like to recommd his helpful and excellent service as a guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly recommended tour with a great guide
Rick_M, Jul 2022
Throughly enjoyed this tour, we covered a lot in a short space of time... was really good to also see the West bank wall which I hadn't expected as part of the tour. Tour guide was very informative and did a great job of explaning the israel/palestine conflict without being biast as other tour guides seemed to be. We got to see many of the major sites of Jesus in and around Bethelehem and the tour guide was very good at explaning where everything had taken place. I'd throughly recommend this tour to Bethlehem and if I had more time I would have chosen the company for the extended tours they offer.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank You a lot our Friend for your recommendation and your complimentary review to our guide! Seeing that it was a memorable experience for you in the Holy Lands is amazing. We focus to make our Tours as comfortable and informative as possible. We are glad to see that you had a great experience with our guide and We would love to have you again in the Holy Lands. God Bless.
Bethlehem half day tour
Mario_v, Jul 2022
We took the wrong group but the tour guide was very nice to accommodate us Viator organised the day and everything went perfect Really recommend
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank You Mario for your review! We are also happy that everything went smoothly with your tour to Bethlehem. We appreciate your recommendation as well! God Bless.


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