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Bethlehem Half Day Tour

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Duration

Half Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

55 people

Languages

English

Overview

This tour allows you to explore and enjoy the sacred city of Bethlehem, taking you to the heart of the West Bank for a half-day tour from Jerusalem. This tour takes you to the center of Bethlehem visiting some of the core sites to Christianity and is particularly fascinating at Christmas time.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Church of the Nativity which is the birthplace of Jesus Christ
  • Walk through the Manger Square
  • Visit the Shepherds fields
  • At the Church of Nativity, we cannot guarantee descending to the grotto of the nativity, due to the high number of visitors
  • Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders are required
  • The minimum age required for the tour is 4 years old.

Itinerary

07:15 Pick up from Tel Aviv - Textile Building (2 Kaufmann Street)
08:30 Pick up from Jerusalem - David Citadel Hotel
09:30 - Tour in Bethlehem
After arriving in Bethlehem, head to Manger Square and Church of the Nativity, possibly the oldest church in the world.
Enter the Basilica of the Nativity and see decorations from the Crusader period. See the Chapel of the Manger and the Altar of the Adoration of the Magi, and the Grotto of the Nativity, where Jesus is believed to have been born.
Passing the Armenian Chapel of the Kings, head to the Church of Saint Catherine.
Descend to the grottos beneath the church which contain several tombs and chapels, including the Chapel of the Innocent, the Chapel of Joseph and the Tomb of Jerome.
See the grotto where Jerome translated the Hebrew Bible to Latin.
The last stop is Shepherd's Field, the Biblical location where an angel appeared to shepherds at night and told them a savior had been born in Bethlehem. See the tent-shaped chapel now in the field, decorated with scenes from the life of Christ.
13:00 The tour ends in Jerusalem
Please note this tour ends in Jerusalem, no return transportation is included
NB - all timings are approximate

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Drinks & Food
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Durations

Half day

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