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Bethlehem Sightseeing Tour From Jerusalem

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Bethlehem Sightseeing Tour From Jerusalem

From US$ 80 per person

Visit the city and birthplace of Jesus on a half-day tour of Bethlehem from Jerusalem. See the Church of the Nativity and Manger’s Square, and view the Shepherd’s Field with a local guide.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Pick up is provided from centrally located Jerusalem hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pick-up time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive across the West Bank to Bethlehem
  • Discover the city of David and birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth
  • Go to the Church of the Nativity, the oldest operating church in Christendom
  • See the Shepherds' Fields of the biblical texts in the fertile fields of Beit Sahour
Full description
Visit one of the most important sites from both the Hebrew Bible and New Testament on this tour of Bethlehem from Jerusalem. Identified as the city of David in Jewish texts, and the birthplace of Jesus in the New Testament, the Palestinian city in the West Bank is an essential site of pilgrimage. You will visit the Church of the Nativity, considered to be the oldest continuously operating Christian church in the world. Commissioned by Constantine in 327 AD, a new basilica was built in 565 AD after a fire destroyed the original church. The site is of prominent religious significance to the Christian and Muslim faiths and attracts sacred tourists year round. Feel the spiritual atmosphere of this holy site, including the large paved area of Manger Square. Rest on benches and by fountains made of Naqab marble. You will also get views of the Shepherds’ Fields, identified as the site where the biblical shepherds first saw the Star of Nativity. Your licensed guide will be on hand at all times to tell the story of these fertile fields of Beit Sahour, site of a Greek Orthodox church and Roman Catholic chapel.
Includes
  • Pick-up from central Jerusalem hotels
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • Meals
  • Tips

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  • Please note that you must bring your passport on Bethlehem tours
  • Modest attire is required to visit the holy places of any religion. Men should cover their heads, and women their shoulders. No shorts
  • Comfortable walking shoes are suggested
  • Changes in the program are possible due to holidays or force majeure
  • Bethlehem tours do not operate during the Jewish Holidays of Passover, Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur
  • The operator can not accept responsibility for any loss, injury or damage
  • Valuable belongings should never be left unattended in the vehicle
  • Bethlehem tours are all conducted by government licensed guides, and in luxury air-conditioned vehicles and buses
  • Hotel pick up is provided from centrally located hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pick-up time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.2/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5

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Nice Tour and Tour guide in Bethlehem

The tour guide was awesome. She really saved us time in the queue to get into the church of the nativity. She knows her business very well, charismatic and everything was very well organized. Transportation was great and the logistic between Israel and Palestine perfectly organized. Highly recommended!

April 26, 2019

Un visite qu'on ne regrette pas

Un lieu mythique à visiter dans de bonnes conditions. Heureusement que l'attente pour aller jusqu'à l'endroit où Jésus est né était acceptable sinon le guide aurait pu écourter cette partie. Un changement de bus au check point au niveau du passage entre côté israelien et territoire palestinien rappelle l'instabilité politique… Mais la sécurité était au rendez-vous. Une guide français espagnole pleine d'humanité qui avait à cœur d'expliquer l'annonciation et la naissance de Jésus.

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April 4, 2019

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Average

This was again a bit of a disappointment. There was disorganization collecting us then trying to find our next bus. And the driver didn’t drop us at our hotel drop off but in the middle of the road at a red lightning asking us to get out quickly.

December 26, 2018

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