Guided tour

From Jerusalem: Half-Day Bethlehem Guided Tour

Activity provider: Elijah Tours & Travel
Guided tour

From Jerusalem: Half-Day Bethlehem Guided Tour

Activity provider: Elijah Tours & Travel
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A half-day guided 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, with pick up and drop off from Jerusalem

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Visit the Shepherds Field and Chapel of the Angel
  • Explore the Milk Grotto with the Guide
  • Enter the Nativity Church 1500 Years Old
  • Encounter St. Catharine's Church
  • Visit the Olive Wood Factory and Handicrafts Store
Full description
After meeting at the David Citadel Hotel, 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
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your driver in front of the David Citadel Hotel. Your driver will have your main booking name on their phones. Make sure to check your name is on the phone before you board.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Short skirts

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 244 reviews

Review summary

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The entire tour was top notch and super well organized! With our guide we had drawn the lucky ticket! His incredibly informative and in-depth knowledge inspired us. Despite all the dynamism, he always remained in dialogue with our group and kept a close eye on them. No :) sheep was lost. We would also like to commend our driver, a fantastic good trip!

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March 19, 2023

I highly recommend this tour. Raed the driver was on time and friendly. He explained it to us the history of Bethlehem while on the way. He was very hospitable. The black van was so chic and clean (mercedes). They will drop you back to where they pick you. Johnny the tour guide gave us pamplets of our itinerary with our names on it. He was very knowledgeable, he knows his craft and very passionate about telling us the history. He will elaborate even to the difficult questions being asked. He was very helpful to elderly and even assist you as to where is the toilet. He will give you time to take photos as you like. In Zuluf store our last stop they gave us alot of gifts like i received 5 freebies (also mom) aside from free coffee, tea and baklava sweets. Twas the best Bethlehem tour so far! Kudos to Elijah Travel & tour. Keep it up. Twas the best retirement gift for my mom.

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February 8, 2023

Amazing experience of true Middle East hospitality. Great and very well prepared guide with huge historical knowledge who helped to understand all the points which we were passing on our way. Also special thanks should go to the drivers who were very kind, talkative and straightforward in sharing insight of the West Bank reality of daily life. Highly recommended!

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January 14, 2023

Product ID: 213663