Chapel of the Shepherds' Field

Chapel of the Shepherds' Field: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Jerusalem: Tour to Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River

1. From Jerusalem: Tour to Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River

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 which is mentioned in the bible.

From Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem and Dead Sea Day Tour

2. From Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem and Dead Sea Day Tour

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.

From Tel Aviv: Bethlehem Half-Day Historical Guided Tour

3. From Tel Aviv: Bethlehem Half-Day Historical Guided Tour

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.

Bethlehem Full Day Tour From Jerusalem

4. Bethlehem Full Day Tour From Jerusalem

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 as well as the Cave of St. Jerome. Continue your tour with a visit to the Milk Grotto Church before riding to the city of the shepherds, Bayt Sahur. In Bayt Sahur visit the Chapel of the Shepherds Field before getting to visit an olive wood factory where you will see artisans crafting wooden sculptures. Continue your tour with a visit to Herodion National Park before visiting the Monastery of Saint Saba to end your tour of Bethlehem. 

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What people are saying about Chapel of the Shepherds' Field

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 259 reviews

I really enjoyed the opportunity to see the highlights of Bethlehem, Jordan River, and Jericho. I appreciate the hard work the guides put in to give us the best experience possible this is why I give it a 5. We had some delays at a couple of our stops so we were rushed at other points, but I understand that the guides were trying their best to make it work. It also might have been better if we didn't have to drop off the half-day Bethlehem tour individuals on our way to Jericho/Dead Sea. All of our guides seem very knowledgeable and were willing to answer any questions we had.

The tour was very informative, all thanks to the friendly guides Deya in Bethlehem, Amir in Jordan and Jericho, even the driver Abu Dawood was adorable. We left from Jerusalem on time and the guides made sure that we take as much time as we need in every stop. Highly recommended! They even gave us a couple of gifts from the gift shop that we stopped by. Definitely booking with them again on my return to Israel!

Wonderful tour. Well planned and delivered. Small group was perfect amount of people to your the areas listed. Felt completely safe throughout the tour.

Five stars everything. Guide was knowledgeable and accomodating. Cohesive plans despite multiple transfers. Fast and efficient drivers.

very well organized, great timing, very informative!