Chapel of the Milk Grotto

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From Jerusalem: Tour to Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River

1. From Jerusalem: Tour to Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River

After being picked up from Jerusalem, travel to Bethlehem where you will meet your guide before heading into the old city of Bethlehem. Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of the Nativity. Continue your tour with a visit to the Milk Grotto Church before riding to the city of the shepherds, Bayt Sahur where you will visit the Chapel of the Shepherds Field before getting to visit an olive wood factory where you will see artisans crafting wooden sculptures.  Then journey through the wonderful Judean Desert to the lowest point on earth. Have chances to stop and take pictures at the sea level point in the desert overlooking the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Jericho. Stop and have lunch then pass the Mount of Temptation and drive into Jericho where you will see some of the famed sights in the city including Zaccheus's Tree that is mentioned in the bible.

From Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem and Dead Sea Day Tour

2. From Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem and Dead Sea Day Tour

Discover the famous old city of Bethlemen and the Dead Sea on a guided day trip from Jerusalem. Swim in the Dead Sea, visit an olive wood factory and see the famous Church of the Nativity. Following pickup in Jerusalem, ride to Bethlehem to meet your guide before heading to the Old City of Bethlehem. Begin with a guided visit to the Church of the Nativity. Next, if availability allows, visit the Nativity Star and the Cave of St. Jerome. From there, head to the Milk Grotto Church, where it is believed that the Holy Family found refuge from the Massacre of the Innocents before they could flee into Egypt. Next, drive to the City of the Shepherd's, Bayt Sahur. In Bayt Sahurt, enjoy a guided visit to the Chapel of The Shepherd's Field, the church where the angels first appeared to the shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. Continue your trip with a visit to an olive wood factory and watch the artisans crafting wooden sculptures. Continue through the Judean Desert to reach the lowest point on Earth. Hop out and take pictures at sea-level in the desert before passing by the oldest city in the world, Jericho. Continue to the Dead Sea to enjoy the rest of the day, either floating in the rich water or relaxing at the beach.

From Jerusalem: Half-Day Bethlehem Guided Tour Small Group

3. From Jerusalem: Half-Day Bethlehem Guided Tour Small Group

After meeting at the David Citadel Hotel, you will begin your 4 to 5-hour tour, depending on the season. You will explore some of the religious highlights of Bethlehem, including the Church of the Nativity, St. Catherine, and the Shepherds' Fields. You will begin with the chance to visit the 1,500-year-old Church of Nativity where Jesus was born. From there you will enjoy beautiful views of the Old City of Bethlehem complete with the Manger Square. You will then take a ride through the city of Bethlehem and Beit Sahour passing by the main sites. A special visit to the Milk Grotto is also available, as well as a tour to the Shepherd’s Field where the Angels first announced the birth of Jesus Christ.

From Jerusalem: Christmas Eve in Bethlehem & Jerusalem Tour

4. From Jerusalem: Christmas Eve in Bethlehem & Jerusalem Tour

Spend an unforgettable Christmas Eve in Bethlehem on a guided tour. See all the key sites and attend Midnight Mass. Depart Jerusalem on December 24. Start with a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, winding through the curved alleyways. Explore the highlights, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa. Then head to the historic town of Bethlehem, passing Bethlehem Road and the Valley of the Cross on the way. Once in Bethlehem, experience the magic of Christmas, with the city decorated for the festivities with lights and banners. Tuck into a festive holiday meal for dinner and enjoy a guided tour of Bethlehem with a local guide. Visit highlights like the Chapel of the Shepherds’ Field and the Chapel of the Milk Grotto. Finally, the holiday spirit will really come to life during the last part of the tour. Enjoy free time in Manger Square and attend Midnight Mass. Return to Jerusalem after the mass has concluded.

Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Bethlehem and Jerusalem Private Tour

5. Jerusalem/Tel Aviv: Bethlehem and Jerusalem Private Tour

Visit the most important Christian sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem accompanied by a private guide. After being picked up at your accommodation, travel back in time and discover the sites of Jesus’s birth, death, and resurrection. Learn from your expert guide, who will be there to answer your questions and give you local recommendations. Start your trip with a visit to Bethlehem and learn about its importance in Christianity. Walk through colorful Bethlehem and see the Nativity Church and St. Catherine Church. Marvel at the Nativity Grotto, the place where Jesus was born, and Manger Grotto. Continue to Jerusalem and enjoy panoramic views of the Old City and Mount of Olives on the way. Explore the Old City of Jerusalem and admire several sites of religious importance, such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Christian quarter. At the end of the day, get dropped off at your accommodation.

Bethlehem Full Day Tour From Jerusalem

6. Bethlehem Full Day Tour From Jerusalem

After being picked up from Jerusalem, travel to Bethlehem where you will meet your guide before heading into the old city of Bethlehem. Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of the Nativity as well as the Cave of St. Jerome. Continue your tour with a visit to the Milk Grotto Church before riding to the city of the shepherds, Bayt Sahur. In Bayt Sahur visit the Chapel of the Shepherds Field before getting to visit an olive wood factory where you will see artisans crafting wooden sculptures. Continue your tour with a visit to Herodion National Park before visiting the Monastery of Saint Saba to end your tour of Bethlehem. 

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What people are saying about Chapel of the Milk Grotto

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 372 reviews

Easy pick up in front of David Hotel. Spacious bus with charging ports and AC. Driver Zahid went above and beyond. We got free waters, Zatar snack, and falafel. The tour guide in Bethlehem was extremely informative and kind. They allowed us ample time to see the sites - not rushed at all. No pressure to buy anything either. Elias got us an unexpected bonus trip to the Jordan River as well as it was only us 4 in the group. We highly recommend Elijah tours. They went above and beyond!!!!

This is a nice half day tour that covered all that we wanted to see. From the birth place of Jesus, to the Churches that were on the list. The tour guide was excellent, the coach was clean and hospitality offered was good. Definitely recommended.

Very good organisation, lots of unexpected attentions from the tour company: water bottles, fresh falafels in pita as light lunch. The guide in Bethleem (Dia) was very nice and gave lots of explanations. We highly recommend

The your was well organized and we were able to visit all the places mentioned in the itinerary.. the guides were great as well.

Very solid tour organization. good guide quality stops in shops and bakeries