1. Israel
  2. Jerusalem
  3. Church of The Nativity

Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem and Dead Sea Tour

Product ID: 278377
Take a great way to explore the history and religion of the Old City of Bethlehem, a city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following your guided tour of the most important sites in Bethlehem, you will visit the Dead Sea where you can swim or relax.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 7:45 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour to Bethlehem the city where Jesus Christ was born
  • Drive north through the Judean Desert to the lowest point on earth
  • Take in views over Jericho, the world's oldest city
  • Relax in the Dead Sea
Itinerary
6 hours
  • Jerusalem

  • 35 minutes
  • Chapel of the Milk Grotto (guided tour)

  • Church of The Nativity (guided tour)

  • Chapel of the Shepherds' Field (guided tour)

  • 40 minutes
  • Dead Sea (photo stop, swimming)

  • 40 minutes
  • Jerusalem

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Following pickup in Jerusalem, you will ride to Bethlehem to meet your guide before heading to the Old City of Bethlehem. You will begin with a guided visit to the Church of the Nativity, as well as the Cave of St. Jerome (a visit to the Nativity Star is not always available).

From there, you will continue walking to visit the Milk Grotto Church, where it is believed that the Holy Family found refuge from the Massacre of the Innocents before they could flee into Egypt. You will then ride to the City of the Shepherd's, Bayt Sahur. Once having arrived, you till take a guided visit to the Chapel of The Shepherd's Field, the church where the angels first appeared to the shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus Christ.

You will then have the chance to visit an olive wood factory and see the artisans crafting the wooden sculptures, which is considered to be an important and old craft in Bethlehem. Next, you will ride through the wonderful Judean Desert to the lowest point on earth, where you will have the chance to stop and take pictures at the sea-level point in the desert overlooking the oldest city in the world, Jericho. You will then stop to have lunch. before continuing to the Dead Sea to enjoy the rest of the day either floating in the rich water or relaxing at the beach.
Includes
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry to the Dead Sea
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Visit to the grottos inside the Church of the Nativity
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pickup is at 7:45AM in front of the David Citadel Hotel.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, a bathing suit, and a towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Super friendly, fun and knowledgeable guides. Lots packed in but never rushed. So many little extras from the Aramaic reading of the Lord’s Prayer to the date cakes. Souvenir shop not the usual ripoff place and the driver looked after us well at the Dead Sea. Nice bonus visit to Jericho. There were 13 of us in the morning with 8 staying on for the afternoon. Has to rate as one of the best value and all round excellent tours ever!

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February 18, 2020

I am really impressed all the organizer set up for us. The staff are very kind, generous and helpful. They know the history of all place we visited and explained us in depth. There were enough food and drink that the staff prepared for us for free. I could try a lot of local food, bread and it is very delicious. Thank you very much indeed for this excellent tour I have ever experienced.

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January 31, 2020

The tour was very successful, we had wonderful, professional guides who not only answered every question in detail but also enriched the tour with their charm and wit. On the way, sweets were offered, bread rolls and falafel for lunch - although these were not included in the tour as standard services. A unique, unforgettable experience that we would repeat anytime! Warmest recommendation to everyone visiting Israel.

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December 28, 2019

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Elijah Tours & Travel

Product ID: 278377