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From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Guided Day Trip

From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and Bethlehem Guided Day Trip

From US$ 121 per person

Discover two of the classic sites in the Holy Land on our full-day guided tour. We’ll travel from Tel Aviv to visit the holy city of Jerusalem, and on to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ and King David.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, German, French, English
Pickup included
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
  • Full day tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv
  • Explore the Old city of Jerusalem
  • Guided tour of the scenes of the Nativity in Bethlehem
  • Visit Holy Land sites, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall
  • Enjoy panoramic overviews of old and new Jerusalem
Full description

On this full-day tour of the Holy Land, enjoy pick-up from your hotel in Tel Aviv in a comfortable air-conditioned coach and travel along highway no' 1 to Jerusalem. You’ll be accompanied throughout the day by a knowledgeable, professional guide. You’ll enjoy a panoramic overview from Mount Scopus, overlooking the new city of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the old city. As you travel along the Kidron Valley, you’ll be able to take in views the Garden of Gethsemane as well as the walls of the city. On reaching the Armenian Quarter you'll enter the Western or Wailing Wall square via the local bazaar. See the Christian Quarter and the Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Dolorosa.

Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is considered to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus. You'll also walk along the 1700-year-old Byzantine Cardo, the main street, and see the renovated Jewish Quarter. Transfer to Bethlehem (Palestinian guide and vehicle).

Bethlehem, meaning “City of Bread”, was the birthplace of Jesus according to Christian tradition. Your drive to Bethlehem takes you by way of Nativity Circle. Visit the Church of Nativity, and also the cave where Jesus was born. You’ll see Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Before completing the tour, visit St' Catharine - a Roman Catholic Church. You’ll enjoy an overview of the Shepherd's Fields on the return drive to Tel Aviv.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop -off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entry fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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.
  • The Palestinian guide meets tours only at the border post.
  • A 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

4.2 /5

based on 668 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Overall the tour was great. Our guide was really nice and gave us lots of interesting information. Minus one start as there were too many people on the group and it wasn’t easy to stay together on the narrow streets of Jerusalem. Also, the food in the lunch stop was quite average. But it’s optional, so just bring snacks with you.

November 23, 2022

Everything went great. The tour provided a rough overview. I would take more time in Jerusalem next time though (there is sooo much to discover in Jerusalem and see that 1-2 days can be filled with it). Bethlehem itself is special and exciting to see, but the tour and guidance there was very touristy (food in a huge hall only for tourists next to the church, after the visit you are driven to a souvenir shop). I would have liked lunch in a smaller restaurant, at a market or similar ☺️

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October 18, 2022

Nice tour. You spend time in rush hour. Our extraordinary guide bridged the time in the bus. It went to Bethlehem first, while all other tours went to Jerusalem first. With this we have shortened the waiting time at the main sights. You can see all announced places. Even the small lunch (voluntary, costs!) was ok at 32 degrees.

October 3, 2022

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