Guided tour

Jerusalem: Half-Day Bethlehem Tour

Activity provider: Elijah Tours & Travel

Jerusalem: Half-Day Bethlehem Tour

Activity provider: Elijah Tours & Travel
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A half-day tour to the Old City of Bethlehem, where you’ll have the chance to visit the 1,500 years old Church of Nativity where Jesus was born. You will also have beautiful views of the Old City of Bethlehem, as well as the Manger Square.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Visit the Shepherds Field
  • Explore the Milk Grotto with the Guide
  • Enter the Nativity Church
  • Encounter St. Catharine's Church
  • Visit the Olive Wood Factory and souvenir store
Full description
After meeting at the Church of David, you will begin your 4 to 5-hour tour, depending on the season. You will explore some of the religious highlights of Bethlehem, including the Church of the Nativity, St. Catherine, and the Shepherds' Fields. You will begin with the chance to visit the 1,500-year-old Church of Nativity where Jesus was born. From there you will enjoy beautiful views of the Old City of Bethlehem complete with the Manger Square. You will then take a ride through the city of Bethlehem and Beit Sahour passing by the main sites. A special visit to the Milk Grotto is also available , as well as a tour to the Shepherd’s Field where the Angels first announced the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • Pickup and drop-off at the David Citadel Hotel
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed tour guide registered by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Entrance fees
  • Visit to the Grotto inside The Nativity Church
  • Food or drink
  • Drop-off at your hotel
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Short skirts
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • During normal times there should be no traffic, but it could occur at busy times
  • Please bring your passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 131 reviews

Review summary

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This was an excellent tour, well timed and made better by a capable and experienced local (Elijah Tours) guide and the special Church guide. Our tour guide was always eager to explain, using his knowledge as well as his local roots and sense of humor. Our tour was never boring, and also very filling with the tasty treats brought along by our tour guide.

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February 9, 2020

Elijah is a very good operator and the guide that day (Bowers if I get his name correct) made it even more special and kept feeding us all the time. One area of confusion was that at the King David's hotel since there are so many tour operators it is very difficult to find yours as there are no placards or information readily available.

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January 3, 2020

Amazing tour guides with broad knowledge, interesting facts and open to answer any question. Very generous people as well, we got little gifts and a lunch as extra. We also got to enter the grotto, although it was not part of the itinerary. The tour guide did an extra hour about Banksy as he saw we were interested in his paintings. With a small group of only 6 people, he tailored the tour perfectly to our needs. Overall, exceeded all of my expectations. Highly recommended!

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December 5, 2019

Product ID: 213663