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For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, the holy lands of Jerusalem and Bethlehem 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, where Jesus was born; the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; and many more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Highlights

  • Full day trip of 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 of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem

This full-day (8 hours) tour begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach.

Begin at the Mount of Olives for a scenic overview of the entire city of Jerusalem. This mountain ridge is east of the Old City and named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. According to the gospels, a number of important events in the life of Jesus took place here, including where he ascended into heaven. The Mount has been a site of Christian worship since ancient times and continues to be a place of pilgrimage for Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant believers. From here, see the Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount Esplanade. It has been said that this is where heaven meets earth.

Continue past the Garden of Gethsemane, where it is believed that Jesus prayed on the night he was arrested by Roman soldiers. Continue to the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and see the famous Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites. Then in the Christian Quarter, walk along the Via Dolorosa, the street that Jesus traveled on the way to his crucifixion. Here, look for the 14 stations of the cross while retracing Jesus’ steps to the Hill of Calvary, now the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Continue onto Cardo, the main thoroughfare of Byzantine Jerusalem where the coach will provide transportation for the short trip to Bethlehem.

Explore the Church of the Nativity, where the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is said to have occurred. Manger Square is where the majority of religious activity in Bethlehem takes place, with the Church of the Nativity and the Mosque of Omar, the oldest and only mosque in the old city of Bethlehem. See where Jesus was placed in a manger after his birth.

Stop by the Greek and Catholic churches here, then board the coach for a return trip to the Jerusalem hotels.

Customer Reviews

Michael United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Had a great time thanks to Liat and Avi! We'll use them again next year.
I highly recommend the this tour company.

Michael United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Liat and Avi are excellent Tour Guides and Driver. I've had this same team from last year and they didn't disappoint. I took my Mom with me this time and had an amazing time.

Special thanks to our guide in Bethlehem. I forgot his name I thought it was Christian but he was an excellent caring guide. My elderly Mom cannot keep up with the pace of the walking tour so he advised the rest of the tour group to proceed on his instructions while he escorted my Mom through out the Bethlehem tour. He was able to talk to the right people and get permission to allow my mom to use the elevator. My Mom and I were very grateful for his help and we really appreciate it. We gave him our heartfelt thanks and a generous tip.

Please don't forget to tip your guides and drivers as they are kind and supportive people who are doing their best to ensure you enjoy the tour and go out of their way to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

Andrea M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour with a fantastic guide!

DUGAL J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Thank you, it was a great tour very well explained and the tour guide was great, please do thank him as I have lost his details. Going to Bethlehem was so easy and no problem at all crossing the border, dont believe what you see on TV about Israel, the Israel and Palestinian are very nice kind people we met on the tour. We could have had a bit more time to walk around.

D.J

Cecilia T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I'm sorry that I forgot our tour guides name but He did a very good job. thank you for the information that you shared.

Gwen I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I thought at first it would be very rushed. However, there was plenty of time for questions and time to take pictures. Our Israeli and Palestinian guides were both very knowledgeable and very easy to understand, We loved it.

Kevin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great overview of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The lunch stop was nice and had nice view over the old city.

Linda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Out of the 4 tours that I booked with Viator,this one was the most enjoyable thanks to our guide Yoav. He made it educational, fun and exciting. I highly recommend it. Bethlehem was also a good experience. This is a must do tour if one is in Israel.

KMCCORMACK615

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour! Guide was awesome. Truly enjoyed it.

Douglas K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour guide was extremely informative and engaging with the group. This is the best tour I've ever been on. Highly suggest it!

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