From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem & Bethlehem Small Group Day-Trip

4.1 / 5

12 reviews

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem & Bethlehem Small Group Day-Trip

From $134 per person

Take part in a full-day tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from your hotel in Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Netanya in a small group with a guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a small group atmosphere of a maximum 19 passengers
  • Visit the Church of Nativity, where Jesus was born.
  • See the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected
  • Experience the Western (Wailing) wall
  • Explore the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock
  • Take in panoramic views of old and new Jerusalem from Mount Scopus
Full description
On this full-day tour of the Holy Land you’ll be picked up from your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a day-tour to two of Israel's classic sites: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. You’ll be accompanied throughout the day by a knowledgeable, professional guide. You’ll enjoy a panoramic overview from the Mount Scopus, overlooking the new city of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the old city. As you travel along the Kidron Valley, you’ll be able to take in views the Garden of Gethsemane as well as the walls of the city. On reaching the Armenian Quarter you’ll enter the Western or Wailing Wall square via the local bazaar. You’ll see the Christian Quarter and the Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Dolorosa. We’ll visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is considered to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus. We’ll also walk along the 1700-year-old Byzantine Cardo, the main street, and see the renovated Jewish Quarter. From there you will transfer to Bethlehem, Palestinian with your guide in a vehicle. Bethlehem, meaning “City of Bread”, was the birthplace of Jesus according to Christian tradition. Your drive to Bethlehem takes you by way of Nativity Circle. You’ll visit the Church of Nativity, and also the cave where Jesus was born. You’ll see Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Before completing the tour, visit St. Catharine Roman Catholic Church. You’ll enjoy an overview of the Shepherd's Fields on return drive to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entry fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • A valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Modest dress is required for the holy places
  •  Visit to the Nativity Cave is not guaranteed
  • The Palestinian guide meets tours only at the border post
  • A change of vehicle may be required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory (Bethlehem)
  • Tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • Due to visitor overload, a visit down to the Grotto of Nativity might not be possible because of tour time schedule
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.6/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5
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Well organized tour in Jerusalem with the most important hotspots of the city. Please note that there is not much time for the several places. Good informed tourguide and comfortable way to explore the town. Unfortunately the second part of the tour in Bethlehem wasn‘t that good. We felt like we were in a hurry. But overall a good choice.

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December 6, 2019

Horrible experience

This tour was terrible! Not only was the driver saying how beautiful I was (very uncomfortable) and the most unpleasant experience was when the tour guide pulled people up in the Church of the Nativity. Very rude and disrespectful way to remove people that were saying prayers. Yes, perhaps they were taking a lot of time , but that’s not the best way to tell them to move on.

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October 19, 2019

Very good

Enjoyable day trip. Guides were both excellent. Pace was about right

October 4, 2019

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