Bethlehem Half Day Tour

Bethlehem Half Day Tour

Starts in: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem | Available: every day
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Entrance Fees Included
Expert Tour Guide
5 hour tour
English
From
$72/ person
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Our Bethlehem tour offers a special way to explore the sacred town of Bethlehem, taking you to the heart of the West Bank for a half-day tour from Jerusalem, dropping off at the end in Jerusalem or in Tel Aviv. This tour takes you to the center of Bethlehem visiting some of the core sites to Christianity and is particularly fascinating at Christmas time

 

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Bethlehem Half Day Tour Highlights

1

Visit one of the oldest churches in the world, where it all began; The Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus

2

Walk through Manger Square's ancient alleyways

3

Take an enlightening stroll through the fields where the shepherds saw their guiding star of the Nativity (time permitting)
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Bethlehem Half Day Tour Itinerary

07:15 – Pick Up from Tel Aviv
08:30 – Pickup from Jerusalem
09:30 – Tour of Bethlehem
  • After arriving in Bethlehem, head to Manger Square and Church of the Nativity, possibly the oldest church in the world.
  • Enter the Basilica of the Nativity and see decorations from the Crusader period. See the Chapel of the Manger and the Altar of the Adoration of the Magi, and the Grotto of the Nativity, where Jesus is believed to have been born.
  • Passing the Armenian Chapel of the Kings, head to the Church of Saint Catherine.
  • Descend to the grottos beneath the church which contain several tombs and chapels, including the Chapel of the Innocent, the Chapel of Joseph and the Tomb of Jerome.
  • See the grotto where Jerome translated the Hebrew Bible to Latin.
  • The last stop is Shepherd's Field, the Biblical location where an angel appeared to shepherds at night and told them a savior had been born in Bethlehem. See the tent-shaped chapel now in the field, decorated with scenes from the life of Christ.
13:00 – Tour ends in Jerusalem
  • Please note this tour ends in Jerusalem, no return transportation is included
NB - all timings on Bethlehem Half Day Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Includes
Transportation & Hand-picked expert guide
Entrance fees
Excludes
Meals & Drinks
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
Essential Information
At the Church of Nativity, we cannot guarantee descending to the grotto of the nativity, due to the high number of visitors
Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders are required
The minimum age required for the tour is 4 years old.
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