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From Jerusalem: Bethlehem Half-Day Tour

1. From Jerusalem: Bethlehem Half-Day Tour

This half-day excursion takes you to the heart of the biblical story of the Nativity. Drive to Bethlehem to get an overview of the Shepherds' Field and to visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. Located on the West Bank, the city is heavily dependent on tourism and thousands come every year to worship or just watch at Manger's Square where Jesus is said to have been born. The city is the birthplace of King David, and means “City of Bread,” as a result of the wheat crop that grew in the region. According to Christian tradition, it is the site of the birth of Jesus. You will visit the Church of Nativity and the cave where Jesus was born. Continue to Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Today it is also home to the Mosque of Omar, an important site for the many Muslims who live in the city. Explore the Greek and the Catholic Church. You will get an overview of Shepherd's Fields and visit the church, before your return to Jerusalem. The tour ends at approximately 13:30 at David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

2. Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

We’ll pick you up at your Tel Aviv hotel in the morning and drive you in an air-conditioned coach along Highway No. 1 towards Jerusalem. You’ll be accompanied by our professional guide throughout the tour. At Mount Scopus, one of the highest peaks in Jerusalem, we’ll stop so you can take in the panoramic overview. You’ll see the New City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the Old City as well. Our route takes us along the Kidron Valley, from which point you’ll see the Garden of Gethsemane and the walls of the city. We’ll visit the Armenian Quarter stopping at the Western (Wailing) Wall Square. Next we’ll take in the local Bazaar and the Christian Quarter, followed by the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which commemorates the site of the crucifixion. We continue our tour with a walk along the 1,700-year-old Byzantine main street, the Cardo, and see the renovated Jewish Quarter. Our tour ends in the Old City in Jerusalem at approximately 1:30 PM.

From Tel Aviv: Bethlehem Half-Day Historical Guided Tour

3. From Tel Aviv: Bethlehem Half-Day Historical Guided Tour

Travel to the heart of the biblical story of the nativity on this guided half-day excursion from Tel Aviv. Drive to Bethlehem to gain an insight into Shepherds' Field and visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. Located on the West Bank, the city is the birthplace of King David and means “City of Bread” as a result of the wheat crop that grew in the region. Pay a visit to the Church of the Nativity and the cave where, according to Christian tradition, Mary gave birth to Jesus. Continue to Manger Square, home to the Mosque of Omar, an important site for the many Muslims who live in the city. Explore Shepherds' Field by seeing the lesser-known Greek Orthodox monastery. Then, visit the Roman Catholic Shepherds' Field chapel where angels first announced the birth of Christ. After getting an overview of the pilgrimage center, conclude the tour in Jerusalem.

Half-Day Nativity Church and Bethlehem Tour

4. Half-Day Nativity Church and Bethlehem Tour

Most travelers come away from Bethlehem saying that they did not get to spend enough time in the Nativity Church—this tour was created specifically with this in mind. This tour is an excellent choice for those staying in Tel Aviv who want to explore Bethlehem, but particularly want to explore the Nativity Church as much as possible, along with an expert guide.   The Nativity Church was built in the 4th century in the place where Jesus was born, and is the oldest complete church in the Christian religion. It was built over the cave venerated as Christ’s birthplace, and was spared by the Persians when they saw a mosaic on an interior wall depicting the Three Wise Men in Persian dress. Today’s Church of the Nativity is cool and dark, its interior bare, with no pews. It’s cloaked in wall mosaics from the 12th century depicting saints, angels and Church Councils, which have had their sheen restored. Restoration even uncovered a 2-meter mosaic of an angel that had been lost for centuries. Trapdoors in the floor also allow glimpses of the mosaic floor of Constantine’s basilica.   After an in-depth visit of the Nativity Church, your guide will explore with you the rest of Bethlehem, starting with the Church of the Shepherd’s field, where the angels announced the birth of Christ. Then, visit an olive wood factory, as well as Manger Square, and some of Banksy’s art on the Wall of Bethlehem.

Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Private Tour

5. Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Private Tour

Get to know Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa intimately on a private 4-hour tour with an expert art-historian guide. The tour begins in 4,000-year-old Jaffa, an old-world port dating to Phoenician, Roman, and Crusader times. Explore the archaeological ruins and winding alleyways. Admire the UNESCO-listed Bauhaus architecture on Rothschild Boulevard and its surrounding area. Along the boulevard, you will see the Independence Hall where the State of Israel was declared. Explore the numerous museums throughout North Tel Aviv including the Diaspora Museum, the Rabin Museum, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Once finding your way to the South of the city, your guide will explain the area's rich biblical history. It is the ancient port of the Holy Land and the location where Jonah and the Whale occurred. Wander through the streets and enjoy the market on your Tel Aviv custom tour. Less than one hour away from Tel Aviv are plenty of other places to visit including Neot Kedumim, Latrun, and Mini Israel (with advance notice).

Bethlehem Old City and Jericho City Guided Tour

6. Bethlehem Old City and Jericho City Guided Tour

After being picked up form the meeting point in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, you will start your journey through the Judean Desert to the oldest city Jericho. A local guide will meet you at the walls of the old city and take you to see the Mount of Temptation Sight and the Sycamore tree. Later on, you will head to Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. You will begin with a stroll in Manger Square and enter the Church of the Nativity with an expert tour guide. On the way out of Bethlehem, you will stop at the Wall where you will be able to take in the atmosphere and see some art from Bansky on the Wall.

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Small Group Sightseeing Tour

7. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Small Group Sightseeing Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then get panoramic views from Mount Scopus. See the ancient Jewish cemetery and Old City with the shining Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount. Travel down the winding road to the Kidron Valley and get a great view of the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested the night before his crucifixion. See the rock-cut tombs of Absalom and Jehoshapat, Benei Hezir, and Zechariah, and then enter the Old City through the Zion Gate. Explore the Armenian Quarter, and continue to the Byzantine Cardo, the main street through the city 1,500 years ago. Discover the specialty stores that have opened where Crusader stores once stood. Proceed through the Jewish Quarter to reach the Western Wall, where Jews from around the world put prayer notes between the stones. Follow the path of Jesus on the Via Dolorosa, where he walked to his crucifixion. Arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built above the site was Jesus is believed to have died.

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Go ahead and book. You'll be handed over at a crossing point but the Bethlehem guides are funny and friendly. They'll take you to the shepherds' fields first and show you the shepherds' caves. Then it's up into Bethlehem. They'll give you the chance to look through a craft shop but it has really good quality well-priced local things and there's no pressure to buy. The Church of the Nativity is large with a tiny low door. Beautiful inside. There's a long queue to go downstairs to the birth place of Jesus but they have special permission just to let you go down without waiting in the queue. The manger is down there too. Before they take you back they'll show you the wall. They are not political about it. They'll just let you see it. You then get handed over and taken back to Jerusalem. If you haven't been to an Arab town it might be a surprise. It looks a bit wild but you'll be OK. I teach Arab people at college in the UK so they just look like my students but it might be a bit strange.

Since we were not allowed to travel to the Palestinian territory with our rental car, but really wanted to travel to Bethlehem, we decided to book this place through Get your Guide. It was a very nice excursion with international fellow travellers, which made this tour even more interesting, since after visiting the Church of the Nativity of Jesus, we had lunch together, where we could talk to many of these people and exchange ideas. We have already booked countless events via Get your Guide and always again...punctual, reliable and very, very eventful. Thanks and keep it up!!!

Brilliant service, tour guide Itimaar was great through out and very knowledgeable and made us all feel welcome, tour guide in Bethlehem was great too. Well worth booking with this company. We even rebooked a Jerusalem tour with this company.

I found it to be organized and professional. You get on the bus that brings you to a location of all of the buses (but no big deal because the guide was charismatic and gave a city tour as we drove). I felt everyone was friendly and helpful.

Highly Recommended! We had Aviva as our guide and she combined soooo many old stories and current realities. It was a very impressive tour!