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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

Product ID: 22125
Explore the Holy Land on this full-day tour starting in Jerusalem. Explore one of the oldest cities in the world, and discover the birthplace of Christ and King David. See the Wailing Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Bethlehem.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German

Pickup included

Pre-arranged pick-up is available centrally located hotels in Jerusalem. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pick-up point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Jerusalem, Holy City of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism
  • Walk through Manger Square where Jesus was placed after his birth
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
  • Participate in a guided tour of the Nativity in Bethlehem
Full description
This full-day tour is a perfect way to discover the Holy Land. Led by a professional guide, you will get to explore the religious city of Jerusalem, and discover Bethlehem, which is home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world.

Starting in Jerusalem, you will visit the Mount of Olives, from where you will enjoy picturesque views over Jerusalem and the Temple of Mount Esplanade. Traveling through Jerusalem through the Kidron Valley, you will discover the old city walls, and take in views of the Garden of Gethsemane.

Jerusalem is a Holy City of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, and your guide will take you to different neighborhoods that are important to each religion. In the Armenian Quarter, you will explore the bazaar leading to the Wailing Wall Square. In the Christian Quarter, you will view the Stations of the Cross, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is considered to be the place where Jesus was crucified. Finally, you will walk along the Byzantine Cardo, a 1700-year-old street, to reach the restored Jewish Quarter.

To continue your tour in Bethlehem, you will pass through a Palestinian border-crossing, and switch buses to continue your tour with a knowledgeable Palestinian guide.

According to Christian tradition, Bethlehem was the birthplace of Jesus. Your guide will take you to see the Nativity Circle, and the Church of Nativity. From there, you will view the cave where it is believed Jesus was born, and Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth.

As your tour comes to a close, you will enjoy sweeping views of the Shepherd’s Fields on the way back to Jerusalem.
Includes
  • Entry fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach bus
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
Modest dress is required.

This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations. You must bring a valid passport with you on the day of your tour. A Palestinian guide will meet your tour group at a border post. A change of vehicle may be required to enter into Palestinian territory.

This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4.

Due to visitor overload, a visit down to the Grotto of Nativity might not be possible because of tour time schedule.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.5 / 5
  • Organization
    3.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Perfect day out!

Transfers smooth. Our tour guide El took us on an amazing tour full of interesting key places in Jersusalem. He is knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for his work. Jersusalem on Good Friday was absolutely amazing and by chance we were able to join the Stations of the Cross procession. Too packed to get into the Holy Sepluchre but I was able to return on Easter Sunday on my own and gain entry. We discovered the Armenian, Jewish, Muslim and Christian Quarters of the Old City including the Western Wall; plus visiting the Mount of Olives. In the afternoon to Bethlehem where we had another tour guide. Visited the Church of the Nativity. Great tour guides especially El. Was safe travel and walk about even though highly guarded. Thanks to El leading the way I made it back several times to the Old City visiting the key sights at my leisure. We paid homage to all religions but especially for me as Roman Catholic it was totally cathartic and amazing on this very special day of the year!

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April 26, 2017

Interesting day

A very interesting day. We saw a lot and learned about Jerusalem. Menashe was, like on the previous tour, a great guide. Bethlehem was ticked off quickly, most of the time was spent looking for a German-speaking guide and visiting a souvenir shop. The church is worth seeing, unfortunately we didn't have enough time for it.

March 24, 2014

A really bad experience

Our guide only worried about explanations, it was a hot day and he could stand with us under the sun for a while, not trying to find a spot to cover us from the sun. He was always in a rush, rushing all the time, not giving time for taking pictures. He took us to shop souvenirs to places that he “knew” just to earn comissions, telling us not to buy from people in the street, same for lunch. We almost felt scammed and tricked. Im very disappointed.

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August 25, 2018

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