Guided tour

From Jerusalem: Bethlehem Half-Day Tour

4.2 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Abraham Tours
Guided tour

From Jerusalem: Bethlehem Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Abraham Tours

From US$ 52 per person

Head into the heart of the West Bank to discover the sacred town of Bethlehem on this half-day tour. Visit the Church of the Nativity itself and the serene Franciscan Grotto of Lady Mary.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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  • Visit the church where it all began, The Church of the Nativity, on this half-day tour to Bethlehem
  • Learn how the 'Milk Grotto' got its name when you visit the Franciscan Grotto
  • Stroll through the fields where the shepherds saw their guiding star of the Nativity
  • See amazing views of Jerusalem
Full description
Explore the sacred town of Bethlehem and travel to the heart of the West Bank on this half-day tour from Jerusalem. Your first stop is one of the oldest churches in the world, where it all began: The Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus. From there, you will visit the Franciscan Grotto of the Lady Mary and learn how the "Milk Grotto" got its name. After spending a morning in the serene fields near Bethlehem where the shepherds saw the guiding star of the Nativity, we will venture back to Jerusalem. Give Christmas and religious history a whole new perspective on this amazing tour from Jerusalem!
  • Guided Tour
  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Entrance Fees
  • Food and Drinks

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Meeting point

Upon arrival, please enter the lobby of Abraham Jerusalem (Abraham Hostel).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Long pants
  • Scarf

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 29 reviews

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A terrific tour, no mucking about; Ashraf knows his stuff and ensures you get into the right places to get through lines quickly. Other tour guides defer to Ashraf; you’ll see what I mean when you visit the church if the nativity. Best value for money.

March 28, 2023

I really enjoyed the tour. Good guide with a wide knowledge. A lot of valuable and interesting information - both about main attractions in Betlehem, as well as some socio-political context. The only one thing was missing, was a bit more free time in the city. A 30 minutes longer free time and it would be perfect.

March 28, 2023

The tour was very good, very interesting with a lot of information. The tour guide, a local, managed to get us in to the grotto in the Church of the Nativity quickly between services, other people had to wait. The church is undergoing major renovations. It should be superb when finished.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 23583