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
$83/ person
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Join our Bethlehem half day tour to visit every important place in the historic birthplace of Jesus Christ. This tour is the best way for you to spend a morning in this important city. During the tour you’ll visit the Church of the Nativity, which is ascribed as being the oldest church in the world. Aided by explanations from an expert tour guide, you’ll take in the otherworldy energy of the exact spot where Jesus was born underneath the church, marked by a silver fourteen-pointed star and visited by thousands of pilgrims every year.

Other highlights include the Church of Milk Grotto and the Shepherd’s field, two more crucial sites in the New Testament. After soaking up biblical history, You’ll get some time to explore the modern day town and pick up some souvenirs of this unforgettable day, before being dropped off in Jerusalem.

Our Bethlehem half day tour is available every morning, with guaranteed departures from both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

 

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Bethlehem Half Day Tour Highlights

1

Bring the New Testament to life as you walk in the footsteps of the Virgin Mary on the night of the Nativity

2

Visit the oldest church in the Holy Land: The Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, built with incredible Crusader architecture

3

Walk through Manger Square's ancient alleyways, get to know modern day Bethlehem, and learn about the West Bank

4

Take an enlightening stroll through Shepherd's Hill, the fields where the guiding star was revealed to the shepherds
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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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