From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho & Qasr al-Yahud

3.7 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Bein Harim Israel Tours

From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho & Qasr al-Yahud

Activity provider: Bein Harim Israel Tours

From US$ 125 per person

Explore the significant biblical sites of Bethlehem and Jericho on this full-day tour, with pick-ups from Jerusalem. Visit one of the oldest cities in the world at Jericho, and discover the birthplace of Christ at Bethlehem.

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Duration 10 hours
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Pick-up from main hotels in Jerusalem. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pick-up point.


  • Tour some of the most significant sites from the bible on a full-day excursion from Jerusalem
  • Visit the birthplace of Jesus and the Church of the Nativity
  • See the Church of the Shepherd's Field and the Catholic Church of St. Catherine
  • Explore the oldest city in the world at Jericho
  • Enjoy the magnificent moonscape of the Judean Desert
Full description

Descend to the Judean desert, and see the Inn of the Good Samaritan on route. Look out over the remarkable moonscape of the breathtaking Judean desert. Continue on to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Stop at Zacchaeus' Sycamore to see one of the oldest Sycamore trees, which Zacchaeus climbed in order to spot Jesus. Visit the Mound of Ancient Jericho, where 25 ancient cities were uncovered. Enter Jericho, which was founded in 8,000 BC, and is the oldest Jewish settlement, captured by Joshua and Israel in 1,200 BC. Stop for an overview of Mt. Temptation, where Satan endeavored to tempt Jesus, and see of the oasis of Jericho and Elisha's Spring. Depart Jericho to travel to the Judean mountains and the city of Bethlehem. Visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of King David, whose name literally translates as “City of Bread,” due to the wheat crop that grew in the region, the city where according to Christian tradition, it is the birthplace of Jesus, and undoubtedly one of the most biblical sites on earth. Discover the Church of the Nativity, and the cave where Jesus was born. See Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Explore the Greek and the Catholic Church before continuing with an overview of Shepherd's Fields. 

Enjoy round-trip transfers from Jerusalem and the services of an English-speaking guide, on this essential tour of biblical sites and fantastic panoramic views.

  • Entry fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • A valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Modest dress is required
  • This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations
  • Palestinian guide meets tour only at the border post
  • Change of vehicle may be required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory
  • 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 the tour time schedule
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 34 reviews

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Ami is an engaging and informative guide who kept the tour lively and entertaining - learned a lot during this well organized and special tour. I don't care for what appears to be an obligatory 30 minute stop at a tourist shop but others in the groups purchased things so this may be a personal bias. However when concluding our visit in Jericho, Ami remarked that had we another 30 minutes of daylight we could have seen more and I couldn't help but think of the wasted 30 minutes listening to a sales pitch and wandering a tourist shop!

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March 28, 2023

This was a great tour. They picked us up in an tour bus with A/C and usb ports to charge your phone on the bus. We had lunch at a buffet place which was nice and they give you plenty of time to buy souvenirs when you are in Bethlehem. My tour guide, Jano Gleizer, is the best! Very informative and has a very outgoing positive attitude that made the tour that much better.

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March 28, 2023

We waited 40 minutes the minibus to pick us up in the morning which it can happen but the tourist agency should let us know by email or by on App message! Jericho your was quite limited and it would be great to have the same view of the temptation mount you do show in the picture. Thank you.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 410359