Guided tour

From Jerusalem: Half-Day Bethlehem Guided Tour

Activity provider: Elijah Tours & Travel

From Jerusalem: Half-Day Bethlehem Guided Tour

Activity provider: Elijah Tours & Travel
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A half-day guided tour to the Old City of Bethlehem, where you’ll have the chance to visit the 1,500 years old Church of Nativity where Jesus was born, with pick up and drop off from Jerusalem

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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Shepherds Field and Chapel of the Angel
  • Explore the Milk Grotto with the Guide
  • Enter the Nativity Church 1500 Years Old
  • Encounter St. Catharine's Church
  • Visit the Olive Wood Factory and Handicrafts Store
Full description
After meeting at the David Citadel Hotel, you will begin your 4 to 5-hour tour, depending on the season. You will explore some of the religious highlights of Bethlehem, including the Church of the Nativity, St. Catherine, and the Shepherds' Fields. You will begin with the chance to visit the 1,500-year-old Church of Nativity where Jesus was born. From there you will enjoy beautiful views of the Old City of Bethlehem complete with the Manger Square. You will then take a ride through the city of Bethlehem and Beit Sahour passing by the main sites. A special visit to the Milk Grotto is also available, as well as a tour to the Shepherd’s Field where the Angels first announced the birth of Jesus Christ.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at the David Citadel Hotel
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed tour guide registered by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Entrance fees
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • 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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet your driver in front of the David Citadel Hotel. Your driver will have your main booking name on their phones. Make sure to check your name is on the phone before you board.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • During normal times there should be no traffic, but it could occur at busy times
  • Please bring your passport or ID card
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 173 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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If I hadn't see it, I wouldn't feel I missed on something, but I'm sure it can appeal more to those who might be more religious or spiritual than I am. The sites we visited were interesting, particularly the caves. The Church of Nativity was in maintenance mode, but the queues to the place of Christ birth were long and this is only becasue someone didn't want to put proper effort in organising it better. Free food was a nice surprise.

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November 18, 2022

The experience was, on the whole, excellent. The places that we visited were explained brilliantly to us by George, who was so kind and knowledgeable about the area. Nothing was too much for him to answer and he made us feel at ease. However, when he left us and Amir took over for the remainder of the morning, we had a detour to the Banksy Hotel and the Safety Wall. We felt less at ease asking questions here as he felt very politically motiviated and one-sided which made us slightly uncomfortable. We felt that the guide at this part of the tour, should have provided a balanced view or at least not presented such a political opinion, especially as we were not anticipating visiting this part of the West Bank.

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November 13, 2022

Overall an excellent tour of Bethlehem with an informative guide. Be prepared to wait to enter the crypt at the Church of Nativity, but very special to touch the place of Jesus’ birth - whether religious or not. Seeing the wall , the meaningful graffiti regarding the ongoing Palestinian plight And Banksy art lent a different important perspective . The obligatory stop for shopping at the end was actually a delight - lovely people - coffee/ tea/baklava on offer . Absolutely no pressure to buy . Lunch( falafel sandwich) also arranged to eat on return trip which was great. Very small con: A little hectic at pick up point trying to decipher which was our tour & bus quite squashed if a full tour. Highly recommend

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September 11, 2022

Product ID: 213663