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From Tel Aviv: Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour

1. From Tel Aviv: Best of the West Bank Full-Day Tour

Embark on a comprehensive full-day tour of the West Bank of the Jordan River to discover the rich history behind the region. Depart Tel Aviv at 6:30 AM and then arrive on the West Bank after one hour and meet your guide.  Beginning with the ancient baptism site of Qasr el Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River at around 8:00 AM, you'll be able to visit the marble steps leading into the river, said to be the very place where Jesus was baptized. At 8:45 AM, move on to the city of Jericho itself, the oldest city in the world, where you will visit the ruins of ancient Jericho and view the nearby Mount of Temptation in the adjacent hills. Then continue to Ramallah at 10:15 AM and walk the streets of this modern city and see life in the big city on the West Bank. The tour will head to Manara Square, the thriving commercial district, and visit Yasser Arafat's tomb.  Stop for lunch at around 1:00 PM before continuing onto a tour of Bethlehem at around 2:30 PM. In Bethlehem visit the Nativity Church, and end with a visit to the Separation Wall. Return to your hotel in Tel Aviv at around 6:00 PM.

From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho & Qasr al-Yahud

2. From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho & Qasr al-Yahud

Descend to the Judean desert, and see the Inn of the Good Samaritan on route. Look out over the remarkable moonscape of the breathtaking Judean desert. Continue on to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Stop at Zacchaeus' Sycamore to see one of the oldest Sycamore trees, which Zacchaeus climbed in order to spot Jesus. Visit the Mound of Ancient Jericho, where 25 ancient cities were uncovered. Enter Jericho, which was founded in 8,000 BC, and is the oldest Jewish settlement, captured by Joshua and Israel in 1,200 BC. Stop for an overview of Mt. Temptation, where Satan endeavored to tempt Jesus, and see of the oasis of Jericho and Elisha's Spring. Depart Jericho to travel to the Judean mountains and the city of Bethlehem. Visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of King David, whose name literally translates as “City of Bread,” due to the wheat crop that grew in the region, the city where according to Christian tradition, it is the birthplace of Jesus, and undoubtedly one of the most biblical sites on earth. Discover the Church of the Nativity, and the cave where Jesus was born. See Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Explore the Greek and the Catholic Church before continuing with an overview of Shepherd's Fields.  Enjoy round-trip transfers from Jerusalem and the services of an English-speaking guide, on this essential tour of biblical sites and fantastic panoramic views.

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based on 519 reviews

Ami is an engaging and informative guide who kept the tour lively and entertaining - learned a lot during this well organized and special tour. I don't care for what appears to be an obligatory 30 minute stop at a tourist shop but others in the groups purchased things so this may be a personal bias. However when concluding our visit in Jericho, Ami remarked that had we another 30 minutes of daylight we could have seen more and I couldn't help but think of the wasted 30 minutes listening to a sales pitch and wandering a tourist shop!

This tour allowed a comprehensive understanding of Palestine but historically, culturally and politically. It was fast paced with a lot to see (in three desperate cities). The rides between cities was also interesting as you learned a lot about the conflict. The restaurant for lunch was good (as opposed to awful with all the others I did). Guide was knowledgeable and patient. The best part was walking the wall… riveting

Great guide and experience! Very detailed description and historical detail. We visited Ramallah and then Jericho. Highlight was Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity! We were able to get into the cave in less than 15 minutes. The lunch spot was also very well chosen with good meat and side options. Highly recommend this tour!

It's one of the best tours we booked so far. You'll get a different glimpse/view of the culture and history behind this area.

Covered a lot of places in a day, while also provided examples the people of the west bank face in their daily lives.