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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.

From Tel Aviv: Jericho, the Jordan River and the Dead Sea

2. From Tel Aviv: Jericho, the Jordan River and the Dead Sea

Visit the city of Jericho, the most ancient city in the world, the city in the Bible where Joshua and his troops caused the city walls to fall in the Battle of Jericho. See the ancient sycamore tree that features in the Biblical story in the Book of Luke, where Zacchaeus climbs a sycamore tree to see Jesus over the crowds that had come out to greet him as he entered Jericho. Tour Elisha’s Spring, which supplied the city with fresh water over the course of thousands of years. Marvel at the spring, without which people would not have been able to survive in this harsh environment. Travel 2 km from Jericho to the archaeological mound of Tel Jericho, the site of the original Jericho settlement, where archaeologists have uncovered 23 layers from previous settlements in Jericho dating back to 9000 BC. See one of the most fascinating finds, a Neolithic watchtower dated c. 8000 BC. Continue the tour to the Mount of Temptation, where the devil tried to tempt Jesus to forsake God. Go up to the top of the mount by cable car and take in the stunning views, and see the Greek Orthodox Monastery seeming to defy gravity by clinging to the cliffs. Make a stop at Qasr el Yahud, a site on the Jordan River where John baptized Jesus, where the Jordan River has been made accessible to visitors who want to be baptized here., and which may also be where the Israelites crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land. End off a perfect day with a stop to the Dead Sea, to float in the water that is 8.5 times saltier than the ocean; lather skin with mineral-rich Dead Sea mud, and soak up the sun on the beach.

From Jerusalem: Tour of Jericho, Jordan River & the Dead Sea

3. From Jerusalem: Tour of Jericho, Jordan River & the Dead Sea

Take a day to explore the city of Jericho. Learn the historical significance of this ancient city and its biblical role. Climb the Mount of Temptation by cable car and witness stunning views. Visit the Jordan River and see where Jesus was baptized before ending the day bathing in the Dead Sea. Find yourself amongst a biblical story in the city of Jericho. Learn how the city walls fell in the Battle of Jericho and visit the ancient sycamore tree that Luke climbed for a chance to see Jesus over the crowd. Admire Elisha's Spring, the fresh-water source that has nourished the city for thousands of years. Explore the original Jericho settlement that dates back to 9000 BC and see up-close a Neolithic watchtower. Continue with a cable car ride up the Mount of Temptation, biblically known as the place where the Devil tried to tempt Jesus to forsake God. Admire the Greek Orthodox monastery there, which seems to defy gravity on the precarious cliffs. Arrive at the Jordan River, said to the be the location where John baptized Jesus. Learn of the thousands of visitors seeking baptism in the same place and how it may be where the Israelites crossed into the Promise Land. End a perfect day relaxing at the Dead Sea. Float in the water that has 8.5 times more salt than the ocean. Lather your skin with mineral-rich mud and soak up the sun on the beach before heading back to Jerusalem.

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What people are saying about Tell es-Sultan

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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!

Complete tour, magnificent landscape and places visited, the guides are adorable, lots of intentions and surprises offered! At the factory and souvenir workshop, the welcome is superb Visits and complete explanations, a very high quality excursion, thank you again

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!

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