Day trip

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

Activity provider: Elijah Tours & Travel

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

Activity provider: Elijah Tours & Travel
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From US$ 88 per person

Take a great way to explore the history and religion of the Old City of Bethlehem, a city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following your guided tour of the most important sites in Bethlehem, you will visit the Dead Sea where you can swim or relax.

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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Itinerary
8 hours
  • Jerusalem

  • 35 minutes
  • Chapel of the Milk Grotto (guided tour)

  • Church of The Nativity (guided tour)

  • Chapel of the Shepherds' Field (guided tour)

  • 40 minutes
  • Dead Sea (photo stop, swimming)

  • 40 minutes
  • Jerusalem

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Feel the spirituality on a tour of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ
  • Visit the Shepherds Field, the Church of the Nativity, and the Milk Grotto
  • Drive east through the Judean Desert to reach the lowest point on Earth
  • Pass by the ancient city of Jericho and marvel at its cliff construction
  • Relax, swim, and float effortlessly in the salty waters of the Dead Sea
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry to the Dead Sea
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Date

Meeting point

Pickup at 7:45 AM in front of the hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, a bathing suit, and a towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 112 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Amazing tour! Our guide Nataly and our driver were simply the best! Nice hospitable people, they made us feel comfortable throughout the journey and gave us nice treats. They were very polite and respectful with all the passengers. The car was a brand new mercedes’ coach. I highly recommend this tour! You won’t regret!

May 28, 2022

I just have no words to describe how wonderful our tour was. Our guides were fantastic. George with wonderful and detailed explanations about all of the sites, and also always very kind and attentive. Zian (I’m not sure whether it was spelled correctly) took us to the Dead Sea and, as an extra, took us to the Jordan river as well. Apart from that, absolutely unexpectedly, he stopped by a sweets shop and got us some really tasty Palestinian sweets. What a kind and genuine man. And there were more extras, all wonderful local surprises. Well, I just can’t thank you enough. Thank you and I definitely recommend the tour. Janice and Giuliano Forcinetti.

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May 27, 2022

The tour is 100% recommended. They picked us up in Jerusalem by minibus and we left for Bethlehem, we stopped to see Banski's painting, the birth church, they fed us falafel and also spiced bread, they gave us a gift, they gave us drinks, they gave us discounts in the shops ... When we finished seeing Bethlehem we went by car to the Dead Sea, although before we made a stop in the desert to take photos and we saw the Jordan River where the baptism of Jesus took place. They gave us 2 hours in the Dead Sea and on the way back it was very comfortable too. The guides are wonderful, super friendly, respectful. Hyper nice, they explained everything to us, they spoke a lot of languages and could always tell you things about the place, about the people... I would repeat for sure.

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April 27, 2022

Product ID: 278377