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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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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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
  • 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
  • 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 .

Continue to the Dead Sea to enjoy the rest of the day, either floating in the rich water or relaxing at the beach.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry fees for the Dead Sea (45 NIS per person)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Pickup will be at 7:45 AM in front of the David Citadel Hotel - all our drivers have your main booking name on their phones, make sure to see your name on the phone before you go to the vehicle/bus. Add us on WhatsApp and we'll confirm your driver's name/vehicle type on the morning of the tour +972 59-398-3488.

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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 214 reviews

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Our guide George led us through Bethlehem and the surrounding area with a lot of knowledge, openness and passion. There was even a musical moment. The connection between Bethlehem and the Dead Sea was perfect. Culture, history, spirituality and wellness. We were also lucky that it was a great, motley group of people who got along very well with each other. This excursion was one of the highlights of my trip to Israel. I highly recommend it.

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January 5, 2023

Very well organized trip. We were almost the first group to enter the Church of the Nativity which saved us a queue of several hours. The excursion allows you to visit the essentials of Bethlem. Swimming at the Dead Sea is fabulous. It's a once in a lifetime experience. I highly recommend this excursion.

January 1, 2023

A very busy morning involved a lot of walking with huge crowds, but if you wanted to visit the sites of Bethlehem, you should have expected that. And every part of the tour was superb. Even the lunch stop at a local olive tree wood factory was interesting. Everyone was given some free fridge magnets and crosses and a falafel cost just $5. Then to the Dead Sea, and the chance to reflect on everything you’ve seen in the morning whilst floating. One word of caution - buying food and drink is very expensive, albeit the view whilst consuming your purchase is great.

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December 2, 2022

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