Day trip

Jerusalem & Bethlehem Full Day Tour from Tel Aviv

4.2 / 5

92 reviews

Activity provider: Rent-a-Guide | est.1985
Day trip

Jerusalem & Bethlehem Full Day Tour from Tel Aviv

Activity provider: Rent-a-Guide | est.1985

From US$ 134 per person

Discover the spiritual city of Jerusalem on a full day tour to the Mount of Olives, Jewish and Armenian Quarters, Cardo and more. Continue along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulcher and then drive to Bethlehem to the Church of Nativity.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Hotels in: Netanya at 06.30; Herzliya at 07:00; Tel Aviv 07:20. Pick up is provided from centrally located hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pick-up time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the Old City of Jerusalem following thousands of years of history
  • Visit the site of the Resurrection of Christ
  • Learn the history of Jerusalem with an expert Government licensed guide
  • See the place where Jesus was born
Full description
This full-day tour takes you to the holiest of holy cities, spiritual sanctuary to the 3 great religions of the Western world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dating back over 4 millennia the Old City is so packed with sites that it draws visitors from around the world, whatever their spiritual leanings. You will be traveling with a government licensed tour guide in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles, although there will be some walking, so come prepared. You will stop at the Mount of Olives to take in a panoramic view of the dusty city below. Enter the Old City and tour the major attractions, such as the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. Walk through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters and the recently restored Roman road of The Cardo, visible on Jewish Quarter Street. Head through the bazaar towards the Western Wall, or Kotel, and proceed along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of Holy Sepulcher, also known as Church of the Resurrection and said to be the place where Jesus is buried and was resurrected. An essential place of pilgrimage for Christians since at least the 4th-Century, whatever your beliefs the atmosphere is mesmerizing. Leaving Jerusalem behind, you will drive to Bethlehem to get an overview of Shepherds' Field and to visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. Located on the West Bank in Palestine, the city is heavily dependent on tourism and thousands come every year to worship or just watch at Manger's Square where Jesus is said to have been born. Now pedestrianized, the square is surrounded by streets named after the Lord, including Star Street and Nativity Street. It is also home to the city’s only mosque and the Palestinian Peace Center. Take a moment to reflect or pop in to one of the handicraft shops, before the drive back to Tel Aviv, Netanya or Herzliy.
Includes
  • Pick up from central hotels
  • Transportation
  • Government licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fees to sites.
  • Meals
  • Tips

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  • Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy places.
  • Passports are essential for this trip
  • Hotel pick up is provided from centrally located hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pick-up time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 92 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.2/5
  • Organization
    3.6/5

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Very efficient tour if you want to see all in one day. However, it felt like we were rushing from one sight to the other. Not the right think if you want to take time and really experience the places where you are going. Great, if you like the quick overview.

March 27, 2023

Molto bello, Ero un po’ titubante quando ho acquistato il tour su internet. Ma è andato tutto come previsto: Sono venuti a prendermi al punto indicato (qualche minuto di ritardo, ma ci può stare). Bello il tour a Gerusalemme e a Betlemme. Guida esperta

March 27, 2023

Sehr interessante Tour mit Guide Dan. Er war dankbar für jede Frage, egal was man wissen möchte. Auch in Palästina waren die Fahrer und der Guide sehr fürsorglich. Es war ein Erlebnis, das man nicht verpassen sollte, selbst wenn man Angst hat, in Palästina einzureisen. Ich habe mich zu keiner Zeit unsicher gefühlt. Der Besuch an der Klagemauer war sehr berührend, genauso wie der Besuch in der Geburtskirche.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 20669