Day trip

From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan River

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan River

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From US$ 99 per person

Starting from Jerusalem, visit Bethlehem to see where Jesus was born, admire the stunning mountain views in Jericho, marvel at Jesus' baptismal site, and enjoy a guided tour of Jericho as well as the Monastery of the Temptation.

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Duration 1 day
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the birthplace of Jesus and some of Bethlehem's other key sites
  • Discover Jericho, ascend to the Mount of Temptation via cable car and enjoy a guided tour of the monastery
  • Stop at the Jordan River's Qasr al Yahud Baptismal Site, where Jesus was baptized
Full description
Explore Bethlehem, Jericho, and the Jordan River in one comprehensive day tour that visits each historic location with a guide. Starting in Bethlehem, visit the Church of Nativity, which houses the grotto (the birthplace of Jesus). While in Bethlehem, stop in front of the famous Banksy hotel for a quick photo op. Purchase souvenirs from a local artisan shop before enjoying a short presentation about craftsmanship and arts in the area. During the presentation, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Depart from Bethlehem and travel down towards the city of Jericho, located in the Jordan Valley. In Jericho, enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the valley from a cable car as well as a guided tour of the Mount of Temptation. While in the area, you’ll take a quick stop at the Gallery of Temptations, with the chance to sample halva, local dates, and other sweets before heading east towards the Jordan River. Stop at Qasr el Yahud baptismal site overlooking the Jordan River, the site where it is believed Jesus was baptized.  
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guided tours of Bethlehem, Mount Temptation, and Jordan River
  • Jericho cable car ticket (16$)
  • Lunch and drinks

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Date

Meeting point

Pick up at 7:45 AM in front of David Citadel Hotel, King David St. 7, Jerusalem. Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please note that entering the Church of Nativity is only time-dependent and crowd permitting.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very nice experience, even if in the reviews and in the described program there was the presence of a tour inside Bethlehem / wall and Banksy hotel (which we did not do, considering the huge waste of time inside the souvenir shop ). The rest of the tour is really intense and interesting. Above all, the truly impressive Mount of Temptations.

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December 19, 2022

Really well organized tour. Pick up was smooth. Bus was nice and roomy. Bus guide was knowledgeable and shared scriptures along the way. We met with a local guide in Bethlehem, which was a great advantage as we were almost at the front of the line in the Church. A bit of waiting around in a souvenir shop was fine. We also met with a local guide in Jericho. The trip to the mountain was very very nice, and the tour of the monastery as well as the views and the steps were really nice. Lunch restaurant was the best we have tried on any of our trips. Jordan included an option of being baptized in the Jordan river, including renting clothes.

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November 2, 2022

It was a great experience mostly because of our guide. He was no doubt the best guide we have ever had a chance to meet. His knowledge of the sites, the information he shared but above all his care for every person in the group, always looking for a way to meet our needs. I would say he was always trying to make sure we were safe, satisfied with the trip and happy about the journey.

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June 15, 2022

Product ID: 287250