Guided tour

From Tel Aviv: Bethlehem Half-Day Historical Guided Tour

From Tel Aviv: Bethlehem Half-Day Historical Guided Tour

From US$ 90 per person

Discover the birthplace of Christ and King David in Bethlehem, and trace the events of the nativity story on a half-day tour from Tel Aviv. Visit the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches of Shepherds' Field.

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Duration 5 hours
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Spanish, German, French, English
Pickup optional
A confirmation email, including your final pickup time and pickup hotel, will be sent to you by the supplier (Bein Harim). Please make sure to read it carefully. If you don't receive a confirmation email from the supplier, please contact to confirm your pickup: reservations@beinharimtours.com.

Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover the history behind some of the world's most sacred Christian sites
  • Visit the Church of the Nativity, built over the cave where Jesus was born
  • Marvel at the Gothic architecture inside the Church of Saint Catherine
  • Observe the Islamic landmark of the Mosque of Omar in Manger Square
  • See the 2 churches dedicated to the memory of Shepherd’s Field in Beit-Sahur
Full description

Travel to the heart of the biblical story of the nativity on this guided half-day excursion from Tel Aviv. Drive to Bethlehem to gain an insight into Shepherds' Field and visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world.

Located on the West Bank, the city is the birthplace of King David and means “City of Bread” as a result of the wheat crop that grew in the region. Pay a visit to the Church of the Nativity and the cave where, according to Christian tradition, Mary gave birth to Jesus. Continue to Manger Square, home to the Mosque of Omar, an important site for the many Muslims who live in the city. Explore Shepherds' Field by seeing the lesser-known Greek Orthodox monastery. Then, visit the Roman Catholic Shepherds' Field chapel where angels first announced the birth of Christ.

After getting an overview of the pilgrimage center, conclude the tour in Jerusalem.

Includes
  • Entry fees
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup from Tel Aviv
  • Drop-off in Jerusalem
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
  • Hotel drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport

Know before you go

  • A valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Modest clothing is mandatory
  • This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations
  • The Palestinian guide meets the tour at the border post
  • Change of vehicle is required for entry to Palestinian territory
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Very successful historical tour. Since there are not many tourists there at the moment, we had a lot of time at the birthplace. Guide was super friendly! Thanks very much.

April 11, 2022

Please be aware that if you go from Tel Aviv you have to find your own way back! Bizarre I know, why would you offer it like this other than convenience for the tour operator????????

April 22, 2022

Preparatissimi tour fantastico

June 3, 2022

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