Regular tours

Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Description

This tour takes you to the most sacred Christian destinations in the world – Jerusalem and Bethlehem. We start on Mount Scopus with a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Then we pass the Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations and Kidron Valley to reach the Old City. In the Jewish Quarter, we visit the Byzantine Cardo and the Western Wall. Following the Via Dolorosa where Jesus walked bearing his cross, we reach the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This 12th-century church holds the site of the crucifixion at Calvary and the place of Christ’s burial tomb. Leaving Jerusalem we make our way to Bethlehem. We arrive at Manger Square and visit the Basilica of the Nativity that holds the Grotto of the Nativity where Jesus was born and see the original excavated mosaic from the 4th century when St’ Helen built the first church. If possible, we will visit chapel caves beneath the Church of Saint Catherine. As we leave Bethlehem we drive back to the hotels.

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.

Nativity Grotto

The greatest Christian shrine, the cave in the rock where Jesus Christ was born from the Virgin Mary.

The excursion price includes:

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

The excursion price does not include:

  • Food and drinks
Duration:

1 day

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

Pick up from Tel-Aviv, Herzliiya, Netanya - 15 USD per person supplement.

Notes:

Guaranteed departure

This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking; comfortable walking shoes are recommended

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

Passport compulsory for visit to Bethlehem

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

It is possible to have pick-ups/ drop-offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations

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
Nativity Grotto
Nativity Grotto

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