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See the birthplace of Jesus on this guided half-day tour from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Visit Greek and Catholic churches and trace the events of the Nativity of Jesus. From Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto and Shepherds’ Field, follow the timeline to Jesus’ birth. Uncover the highlights of this holy city, a major Christian pilgrimage site. Hotel pickup only included.


  • Half-day trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem
  • Guided tour of the scenes of the Nativity
  • See the Church of the Nativity, Manger Square, the Milk Grotto and Shepherds' Field
  • Enjoy transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup included

What You Can Expect

Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

Little town of Bethlehem Half Day Tour from Jerusalem

This full-day (8-hours) tour of Bethlehem begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach, followed by a 5-mile drive to the biblical birthplace of Jesus. This tour focuses on the Nativity of Jesus, the accounts of the birth of Jesus in the gospels.

Explore the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto, the cave in which the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is believed 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 and a site of great meaning for the Muslims who live in the city.

See where Jesus was placed in a manger after his birth and visit the Milk Grotto, where Jesus, Mary and Joseph took refuge before they fled to Egypt following Jesus’ birth. It is said that while Mary was nursing Jesus here, a drop of milk fell to the ground, turning it white.

Stop by local Greek and Catholic churches before going to Shepherds’ Field — an angel is said to have announced the birth of Jesus here.

The tour concludes at David Citadel hotel, next to Jaffa Gate (Old City of Jerusalem).

Customer Reviews

Andrea Z H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a wonderful half-day trip. Well organized and interesting.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour and guide. Managed to cover a lot in a short time. Would highly recommend if you are limited with time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

You get to see just Bethlehem and the most important sites in Bethlehem, just a simple, relaxing, half-day tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, super friendly, told us lots of amazing stories, saw a side to Bethlehem that I thought I'd never see! My advice to people booking this tour is that it might be a little easier to book on any day other than a Sunday cause the Church of the Nativity was VERY crowded, and also BRING YOUR PASSPORT


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

great tour see the church of the nativity where Christ was born and the milk grotto and sheperd's field a great 1/2 day tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Highly recommended. This trip was very interesting, good organized and we had lovely guide.Thank you Michael.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We booked a tour with Bein Harim, which assigned us to Yoav Malachi. First, pre- trip communications was excellent. I had a lot of questions and they responded promptly.

On the day of the tour, Yoav picked us up on the appointed time and even helped us with an issue in our rented apartment, which is another story. He was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. He also attempted to accommodate my overly ambitious plans to see everything. He actually could've gone on to show us more but we were tired towards the end of the day and we just wanted to go home and rest. That being said, our tour was great. We learned a lot, met a fascinating gentleman at the Chutch of Holy Sepulcher, and enjoyed our visit in old Jerusalem.

Highly recommend Yoav at Beit Harim.

Jean Claude M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Perfect tour

Raul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The guide did an excellent job. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Friendly and informative guides. Really enjoyed the tour and would recommend it.

Wayne P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2011

Great trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us unique insite to the sites and surroundings. The transport was comfortable. The guide gave us clear direction at transfer points that helped us accross the borders easily and safely.

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