Visit the holy sites of Bethlehem and Jericho on a tour from Netanya, Herzliya, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Go to Manger Square and the Church and Grotto of the Nativity where Jesus is said to have been born. Look at the sycamore tree of Zacchaeus in Jericho.
What to Expect
Drive towards Bethlehem via the Nativity Circle and visit Manger Square on arrival in the historic settlement of the West Bank. Go to the Church of the Nativity to see one of the oldest still-functioning churches in the world. Enter the main Church of the Nativity, constructed on the ruins of its predecessor in 565 AD in a typical Roman style. See the adjoining Church of St. Catherine of the Catholic faith.
Beneath the Church of the Nativity lies the Grotto, or cave, where Jesus was born. The exact spot of his birth is marked by a 14-pointed silver star set into the floor. Visit the nearby Chapel of the Milk Grotto (officially Magharet Sitti Mariam) where Mary nursed her son while the family took refuge before their flight to Egypt.
Get a beautiful view of the Shepherds’ Fields and the Church of the Shepherds’ Fields before departing Bethlehem and traveling through the Judean Desert. Stop at the Inn of the Good Samaritan to get a breathtaking view of the lunar-like landscape. Once you reach sea level, make a short stop before you proceed to Jericho. Here, you will go to the sycamore tree of Zacchaeus, said to have been climbed by the tax collector so that he could see Jesus passing by.
Next, go to Tell es-Sultan (Sultan’s Mound), also known as the "Mound of Ancient Jericho." Here, 25 consecutive settlements were uncovered and excavated, the first one dating back to 9000 BC. Get a unique picture of the different historical and pre-historical settlements of the region before the drive back to your hotel.
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- Entrance fees
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Know Before You Go
• Please bring your passport and wear modest clothes