Monastery of the Temptation

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Jerusalem: Bethlehem and Jericho Day Tour

1. Jerusalem: Bethlehem and Jericho Day Tour

After being picked up from Jerusalem, travel to Bethlehem where you will meet your guide before heading into the old city of Bethlehem. Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of the Nativity. Continue your tour with a visit to the Milk Grotto Church before riding to the city of the shepherds, Bayt Sahur where you will visit the Chapel of the Shepherds Field before getting to visit an olive wood factory where you will see artisans crafting wooden sculptures.  Then journey through the wonderful Judean Desert to the lowest point on earth. Have chances to stop and take pictures at the sea level point in the desert overlooking the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Jericho. Stop and have lunch then pass the Mount of Temptation and drive into Jericho where you will see some of the famed sights in the city including Zaccheus's Tree that is mentioned in the bible.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Excellent tour with lots of unexpected treats!! We saw everything on the itinerary and more! Elias was a terrific guide, and George was also fantastic at the Church of the Nativity. There was no line for the nativity grotto, and we were able to go in and spend time there without a crowd. We saw lots of Banksy’s original street art, had the chance to try authentic falafel, Arabic coffee, baklava, za’atar pizza, and shop for genuine handmade gifts and souvenirs that were very fairly priced. After Bethlehem, half of the group split for the Dead Sea, and the rest of us went to Jericho and the baptism site of Jesus on the river Jordan. The driver was also equally knowledgeable about everything on the tour, and was kind enough to drop me off directly in front of my hotel at the end of the day. It was a well run and highly organized tour with expert guides and quite a few lovely surprises. The hospitality and experience were five stars!

The guide did not take us to the queue to watch the manger when we went to the church of nativity, but at the same time, we would not waste two hours in line, and we could see more different scenery. Of course, it depends on your purpose.

Fabulous tour and guide - it was a shame that Qasr el Yahud was closed as it would have been fab to visit!

It was so good. A very attentive guide who explains well. Everything was perfect for a pleasant day

A very good excursion and nice and knowledgeable guides who offered themselves.