Regular tours

Bethlehem Half Day Tour

Description

This half-day Bethlehem tour sets off through the Judean Hills to Bethlehem. On arrival, we stop in Manger Square and go into the historic Church of the Nativity. This church was built around the Holy Grotto where Jesus was born on the first Christmas Eve. The silver star on the grotto floor marks the site of the nativity. Enjoy the architectural features of the church, the many works of art and see part of the original mosaic floor. From here the tour continues to the Church of St. Catherine. The tour goes beneath the church into ancient grottoes to see altars, tombs and where St Jerome translated the Hebrew Bible to Latin. We leave Bethlehem passing Shepherds Field and the Biblical Field of Ruth before returning to Jerusalem. End the tour approx. 13:00 at David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem. There is no return back to your hotel.

Bethlehem

Bethlehem is a sacred city for Christians, second in importance to Jerusalem, where, according to the Gospels, Jesus Christ was born. In Bethlehem David was born and anointed for kingship.

Church of Nativity

Along with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church of the Nativity is one of the two main Christian churches in the Holy Land.

The excursion price includes:

  • Hotel pick-up
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees

The excursion price does not include:

  • Food and drinks
  • Drop off at your hotel
Duration:

half day

Check-out days:
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Notes:

Tour ends approx. 13:00 at the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem. There is no return back to your hotel

Passport compulsory for visit to Bethlehem

Due to visitors overload a visit down to Nativity cave is not always possible

Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders

Visit to Bethlehem may require a change of vehicle as well as a local Palestinian guide

Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Church of Nativity
Church of Nativity

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