Our Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan River Tour is available twice every week starting from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, visiting three of the region’s most interesting destinations. We start the day with a glimpse
Our Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan River Tour is available twice every week starting from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, visiting three of the region’s most interesting destinations. We start the day with a glimpse at the new Bethlehem, passing through the famous Banksy hotel for a short photo stop (time permitting). After that, there will be a short visit to a local artisanal shop which will include a tea\coffee break and a presentation about the local crafts. After that we will continue to a guided tour of the Church of Nativity, followed by a short walk through the streets of the old city and a visit to the Milk Grotto. Leaving Bethlehem, you’ll descend to the lowest region on Earth, towards the city of Jericho, the oldest in the world. Ascend via cable car to marvel at the spectacular view of the lush oasis and enjoy a guided tour of the Mount of Temptations monastery. A short stop at the Gallery of Temptations will give you the opportunity to sample local dates, halva, and other delicacies. Next, head to Qasr al Yahud Baptismal Site, where according to tradition, Jesus was baptized. Our Bethlehem Jericho and Jordan River Tour is fully guided and available twice every week from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
“The tour was wonderful. Rocky was a very polite generous caring guide and gave us much historic and current information. He was very terrific. We had a small group and each person was very interesting to meet and learn from.” -Ellen, USA
“Everything was great! Sammy is an exceptional guide. Thanks for everything.” -Juan F, Mexico
Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan river Tour Highlights
Pickup from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
Tour Bethlehem, the city where Jesus was born, with its the Church of Nativity
Short photo stop at the famous Banksy hotel (if time permits)
Short tea/coffee break at a local gift shop, including a presentation about the local crafts
Drive through the Judean Desert, descending to the lowest point on Earth to Jericho
Ascend the Mount of Temptations via cable car (fee not included, approx. $16 per person) and enjoy a guided tour of the monastery
Explore the Jordan River at Qasr al Yahud Baptismal Site
Return to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
06:30 – Pickup from Tel Aviv
07:45 – Pickup from Jerusalem
08:30 – Arrive in Bethlehem and meet your local guide, tour the city
12:00 – Continue to Jericho for your guided tour and ascend the Mount of Temptation
14:30 – Visit the Qasr al Yahud Baptismal Site on the Jordan river
17:30 – Arrive back in Jerusalem
18:30 – Arrive back in Tel Aviv
NB – all timings are approximate
Tour includes: transportation from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem to all sites, guiding in Bethlehem, Jericho, and Qasr al Yahud
Excludes: Lunch and drinks, tips to guide/driver, travel insurance, personal expenses, and the cable car in Jericho. Your guide will use a service called Skip the Line to purchase your tickets in advance. They will collect cash for this on the bus. The Jericho cable car fee is 56 NIS/16 USD/14 Euro – we accept all 3 currencies. If you do not bring cash for this service, you may have to wait in line to buy your entrance ticket.
At the Church of Nativity, we cannot always guarantee to descend to the grotto of the nativity, due to the high number of visitors.
Cancelation policy: You may cancel via email up to 24 hours in advance of the tour start time for a 95% refund. Cancelations made within 24 hours of the departure time are allowed but refunds will not be given.