Bethlehem and Jericho Day Tour

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Tour

Starts in: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Netanya & Herzliya | Available: every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Entrance Fees Included
Expert Tour Guide
1 day tour
English, French, Spanish, German
From
$125/ person
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Start the day in Jericho, the oldest and lowest city in the world, where you’ll enjoy and overview of the ancient ruins and Mount Temptation. From here, you’ll head to the sacred town of Bethlehem, to explore some of the core sites of Christianity including the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus.

Until May 01, 2022, due to covid and restrictions on entry to Israel, this tour will depart from centralized pickup locations at Kaufman 2, Tel Aviv, and David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem. Also, the locations visited might vary from what is mentioned here – in this case, we will contact you by email ahead of departure.

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“Great tour – both David and Hamzeh were friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend.”    -Lesley, USA

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“We really enjoyed the tour and the organization was perfect and the driver perfect too.”    -Jade & Sam, France

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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Tour Highlights

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Start the day in Jericho, the lowest city on earth, tour its ancient ruins and enjoy an overview of the Mount of Temptation

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Visit the Zacchaeus’ Sycamore in Jericho

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Head to Bethlehem, and begin with a stroll through Manger Square

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Enter the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus and one of the oldest churches in the world

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Take a small walk through the fields where the shepherds saw their guiding star of the Nativity (time permitting)
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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Tour Itinerary

07:15 – Pick up from Tel Aviv Hotels
08:30 – Pick up from Jerusalem Hotels
09:30 - Jericho Tour
  • Drive to Jericho through the Judean desert, passing Wadi Kelt and the 5th-century Monastery of Saint George.
  • Visit Jericho, the ancient city featured in several stories in the Old and New Testaments.
13:00 - Bethlehem Tour
  • Head from Jericho back to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesse (King David's father) and Jesus.
  • Cross Manger Square and visit the Church of the Nativity, built in the 4th century over the grotto where Jesus was born.
  • See various points of interest in the Church of Nativity complex, including the Grotto of Nativitiy, the Crusader Church of Saint Catherine and see the underground grotto where Saint Jerome translated the Bible from Hebrew to Latin.
  • Finally, head to Shepherds Field, the place in the Bible where the Angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds on Christmas night and announced the birth of Christ.
17:30 – Return to Jerusalem
18:30 – Return to Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya
NB - all timings on Bethlehem and Jericho Day Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Includes
Hotel pick up and drop off
Transportation & Hand-picked expert guide
Entrance fees
Excludes
Meals & drinks
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Hat & sunscreen
Essential Information
Passports are compulsory
Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders are required
In Jericho, the guiding language is in English only
At the Church of Nativity, we cannot guarantee descent to the grotto of the nativity, due to the high number of visitor
The minimum age required for the tour is 4 years old.
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