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Half-Day Tour of Bethlehem from Jerusalem

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Half-Day Tour of Bethlehem from Jerusalem

From US$ 56 per person

Head into the heart of the West Bank to discover the sacred town of Bethlehem on this half-day tour. Visit the Church of the Nativity itself and the serene Franciscan Grotto of Lady Mary, before making your way back to Jerusalem.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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  • Visit the church where it all began, The Church of the Nativity, on this half-day tour to Bethlehem
  • Learn how the 'Milk Grotto' got its name when you visit the Franciscan Grotto
  • Stroll through the fields where the shepherds saw their guiding star of the Nativity
  • See amazing views of Jerusalem
Full description
Explore the sacred town of Bethlehem and travel to the heart of the West Bank on this half-day tour from Jerusalem. Your first stop is one of the oldest churches in the world, where it all began: The Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus. From there, you will visit the Franciscan Grotto of the Lady Mary and learn how the "Milk Grotto" got its name. After spending a morning in the serene fields near Bethlehem where the shepherds saw the guiding star of the Nativity, we will venture back to Jerusalem. Give Christmas and religious history a whole new perspective on this amazing tour from Jerusalem!
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour of Bethlehem
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

You will be picked up from Abraham Hostel on Davidka Square.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Remember to bring your passport, a hat, and water.
  • Please note: You will need to enter your passport number. After clicking on the "Book Now" button a booking form will show up. After you filled-in all the necessary information enter your passport number in the field "remarks for the local operator".
Customer reviews

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4.2 /5

based on 28 reviews

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Almost perfect

I really enjoyed the tour. Good guide with a wide knowledge. A lot of valuable and interesting information - both about main attractions in Betlehem, as well as some socio-political context. The only one thing was missing, was a bit more free time in the city. A 30 minutes longer free time and it would be perfect.

February 11, 2018

November 13, 2019

The guide is very good and the visit to Bethlehem is beautiful, in particular the basilica of the nativity, minus the cave of the holy milk. Precious descriptions of the guide on the situation of the Arab-Christian community of Bethlehem and Palestine

August 31, 2019

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