From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem & Jericho

From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem & Jericho

From $125 per person

Explore the significant biblical sites of Bethlehem and Jericho on this full-day tour, with pick-ups from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Visit one of the oldest cities in the world at Jericho and discover the birthplace of Christ at Bethlehem.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel. 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: Pick-up times : from Tel-Aviv : 07:15 from Herzliya : 07:00 from Netanya : 06:30
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour some of the most significant sites from the bible on a full-day excursion from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
  • Visit the birthplace of Jesus and the Church of the Nativity
  • See the Church of the Shepherd's Field and the Catholic Church of St. Catherine
  • Explore the oldest city in the world at Jericho
  • Enjoy the magnificent moonscape of the Judean Desert
Full description
Decent to the Judean desert, you will see the Inn of the Good Samaritan on route. Look out over the remarkable moonscape of the breathtaking Judean desert. Then continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Stop at Zacheus Sycamore to see the oldest Sycamore tree, which Zacheus climbed in order to spot Jesus. Visit the Mound of Ancient Jericho, where 25 ancient cities were uncovered. Founded in 8,000 BC, Jericho is also the oldest Jewish settlement and was captured by Joshua and Israel in 1,200 BC. Stop for overview of Mt. Temptation, where Satan endeavored to tempt Jesus, and get an overview of the oasis of Jericho and Elisha's Spring. Departing Jericho back to the Judean mountains and the city of Bethlehem. Bethlehem is the birthplace of King David, and literally translates as “City of Bread,” due to the wheat crop that grew in the region. According to Christian tradition, it is the birthplace of Jesus, and undoubtedly one of the most biblical sites on earth. You will visit the Church of the Nativity, and the cave where Jesus was born. You will also see Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Explore the Greek and the Catholic Church. Continue with an overview of Shepherd's Fields. With round-trip transfers from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, and the services of an English-speaking guide, this is an essential tour of the biblical sites and offers fantastic panoramas as you drive.
Includes
  • Entry fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drink
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Know before you go

  • A valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Modest dress is required
  • This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations
  • Palestinian guide meets tour only at border post
  • Change of vehicle may be required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory
  • 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

4 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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A must do tour

The tour was well organized; we were picked up on time and everthing worked smoothly. The tour guide was excellent, I believe his name is Hezi. He was full of interesting explanations and took us to interesting locations. The tour was well time and we a complished a lot in 12 hours.

December 6, 2018

An all day event you don't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit some unique sites and experience the Palestinian culture in the best way possible. Our guide Zahi Shaked has made the day unforgettable, made everyone so welcome and went above and beyond expectations by not only by sharing his profound knowledge of the places we visited but most important showing his passion and love for the places we visited. He made sure the whole group stayed very engaged for the all duration of the trip. We visited Judean desert and the berber lifestyle, the river Jordan and the site where Jesus was baptised, the oldest town of Jericho and Bethlehem. I always wanted to visit Palestine and understand more about such a fascinating culture and people and my expectation were not just met, made me love it even more. We had the huge privilege to get a glimpse of how the real people who lives in the area live and was all down to Zahi. I have done many other tours in Israel and around the world but this one

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September 28, 2017

We saw everything that was important to us.

The most important stops in the West Bank with a small group. You should be able to speak English, take plenty of water and patience. In places like the Church of the Nativity you can queue for an hour and a half. But immediately afterwards there is the lunch break :) 4-5 star tour.

September 18, 2017

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