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West Bank Tour from Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel
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Witness the world of the West Bank and explore its history and culture on this full-day guided tour from Jerusalem. See where Jesus was born in Bethlehem and where he was baptized in the Jordan River. Visit the town of Ramallah and see the tomb of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Stop at Jericho to see the oldest city in the world.
  • Full-day tour of the West Bank, the region spread along the west of the Jordan River
  • See the ruins of ancient Jericho and the spot where Jesus is said to have been baptized
  • Explore vibrant Ramallah and view the tomb of Yasser Arafat
  • See the main religious sites of Bethlehem, including the Church of the Nativity
  • Enjoy a tasty Arabic-style lunch at a restaurant in Bethlehem
  • Learn about the rich history and culture of the West Bank from an expert guide
Make your own way to the prearranged meeting point in Jerusalem New City to join up with your guide and group. Then, hop inside an air-conditioned vehicle and travel through hills and desert landscape to the landlocked West Bank.

Stop first at the Palestinian town of Ramallah, considered the unofficial capital of the West Bank. Walk around the busy streets and visit the tomb of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Explore some of the archaeological evidence that supports the historical accuracy of the Bible here.

Next is Qasr-el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.

In Bethlehem, enjoy an Arabic-style lunch at a local eatery before exploring this holy city. Explore the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto, a holy place with a cave in which 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 and a site of great meaning for those Muslims who live there.

In Manger Square, see where Jesus was placed in a manger after his birth and visit the Milk Grotto, where the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) took refuge before they fled to Egypt following Jesus’ birth. Tradition has it that while Mary was nursing Jesus here, a drop of milk fell to the ground, turning it white. See the separation wall that divides the city from Israel before returning to Jerusalem.
Stop At:  
Ramallah Tourist Information Center
We explore Ramallah, the modern, vibrant, cultural capital of the West Bank, where we’ll walk through the city and visit Arafat’s Tomb, before moving on to the city of Jesus’s birth, Bethlehem.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Jericho Tourist Information Center
The tour visits Jericho, the oldest city in the world and beginning of civilization. As well as the historical sites, we will have the opportunity to view the Mount of Temptation from below, where the biblical story of the defeat of the Devil took place.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site
The tour heads to Qasr-el-Yahud, the ancient baptism site of Jesus on the banks of the Jordan River.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of Nativity
The final stop is Bethlehem, where we will visit holy sites of the city, including the Church of Nativity; walk through the Old City with its colorful market; and walk alongside the separation barrier that cuts through the city and see the colourful contributions made by famous graffiti artist, Banksy. Finally, we head back to Jerusalem with a day of memories that will not be soon forgotten.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
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This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

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A Great Day! 👍
, Mar 2020
I was a little nervous after reading mixed reviews, but it was 100% awesome. I am in my mid-30s and was on a trip with my father who is almost 70 and we couldn’t of had a better time!
Great experience
, Feb 2020
Great experience, very worthwhile to see the Palestinian side of the line. The food at lunch was good, the tour guide funny and insightful, and the separation wall very moving. Ramallah was a good example of a Palestinian city. Jericho was a quick stop to see some ruins and snap a photo. The church at Bethlehem will be important for religious tourists. I now know that fresh knaffeh is delicious. We also saw five famous Banksy artworks in situ, on and around the separation wall, which I thought was very cool.
Johan H
, Jan 2020
Great guide and great tour! Would really recommend it! Enjoyed that the lunch were included aldo in very expensive Israel.
West Bank Tour from Jerusalem
, Jan 2020
This tour was way below our expectations. The negatives. They take you to Jericho but they don't take you to Hisham's palace or the Cable Car. You waste your time watching a ten minute video in a small dark room about the history of the city. Then you walk around a not so interesting archaeological site. In Ramallah, instead of taking you to the old city, they take you to an ice cream shop! Yes... an ice cream shop. It may make sense in summer, but definitely not in January... Once in Bethlehem, they take you to the Nativity Church but just for a few minutes. You never make it to the cave where Jesus was born. Then they take you to a souvenir shop instead of letting you walk around Manger Square. What to say about our guide... he would constantly confuse dates and facts. He said that Arafat was born in Jerusalem (he was born in Egypt) and that the Catholic Pope had been in Bethlehem in 2009. He was appointed Pope in 2013. The positives: i) the few minutes that you walk around Ramallah; and ii) visiting the wall and walled off hotel in Bethlehem. The rest is a scam. Look for other options.
Insightful tour - gain a new perspective!
Wendy L
, Nov 2019
Our guide, George, was absolutely incredible - highly knowledgable about the history and culture, really thoughtful in helping us experience day-to-day life, and, let's be honest, herding 33 humans can be way more painful than he made it seem. He was also super open to answering all our questions ... we learned more in 8 hours than we have in all our years of schooling, and definitely more than mainstream media cares to share. Plus - lots of historic sites, a yummy home-cooked meal, and the Banksy hotel!
Worth the money!
, Nov 2019
Enjoyed since minute one this trip. I was very interested in the West bank situation, and walking around with our guide around Ramallah was the best experience ... He explained quite well all the situation in Palestine, their way of leaving and how they organise their daily life.... Lunch in a Palestinian house was a highlight. Don't doubt it, this full day trip is perfect to combine with the typical trip to Israel.
West Bank Tour with the best tour guide I've encountered
, Nov 2019
Incredibly knowledgable, Housam gave us the background and the current situation. At the Church of the Nativity, he went beyond his responsibilities and helped speed up the hundreds of people lined up ahead of us waiting to enter the cave beneath the church.
West Bank: do it.
, Oct 2019
Great tour, well organised. Makes you realise you cannot trust mass media. Eat all the proffered goodies, especially the pastries the best in the world!
First half of the day was great
Leen d
, Sep 2019
Kamal, our guide during the first half of the tour was a superb narrator and took us on a journey worth to remember: Ramallah, Jericho... But right before dinner we got another guide and from then on, the quality of the tour dropped, unfortunately. It became a drag. Didn't see much after that.
Very awesome
, Aug 2019
Our guide Kamal was absolutely the best. Nice guy. Wise guy. And very awesome tour. Best locations in one day is a bit short but then again it's a one day tour. We loved it from beginning till the end. Special greetings to the schöne mӓdchen Francisca who was also there!

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