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Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

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    What to Expect
    You will meet your driver at the Abraham Hostel Jerusalem lobby or the Carta Parking Lot (Jaffa Gate) upon request. You will relax in the air-conditioned shuttle on your way to an enriching half-day tour in the holy city of Bethlehem. You will arrive at your first destination, the sacred Church of the Nativity, where you’ll meet your guide, a West Bank local and expert. You will explore the birthplace of Jesus and one of the oldest churches in the world. 

    You will then take a short walk to the Grotto of the Lady Mary, a large underground cave with a Franciscan chapel built above it. Immerse yourself in the site where it is believed that Mary and Joseph took Jesus and sought refuge from King Herod before fleeing to Egypt.

    Shepherd's Fields on the outskirts of Bethlehem will be next on the itinerary, a popular pilgrimage site where you’ll see a number of beautiful shrines and chapels. After an exciting morning exploring the highlights of Bethlehem, the shuttle will await you for your ride back to Jerusalem, with drop-off at Abraham Hostel Jerusalem.
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    Departure Point
    Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, כיכר הדווידקה, Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel
    Departure Time
    8:15 AM
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Fully-guided tour
    • Transportation from Jerusalem
    • This tour departs from a central location (there is no hotel/hostel or other pickup)
    • Entry/Admission - Church of the Nativity
    • Entry/Admission - Shepherd's Sanctuary
    • Snacks and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Tour is unavailable to Israeli passport holders due to border restrictions
    • While there is no specific dress code, this tour visits holy sites and it is recommended to have shoulders covered
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    My husband and I booked this tour along with another couple. Our two groups booked this tour with a pickup at our hotel (the Notre Dame Guest House, next to the New Gate). When booking, the website asked for a pick up location, which we...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Shywatson
    Reviewed 7 August 2019

    I met Ashraf the previous day on the tour to Mount Gerazim (Samaritans), Jacob's Well, Nablus and Jenin. The tour possibly changed my life. I went places I only read of and to be there and hear the knowledge was a life enhancing experience. g

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Abrahamtours, Guest Relations Manager at Abraham Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

    Thank you so much for the special mention of our tour guide Ashraf, he is indeed great! Until hopefully, next time :) Kind regards, Brenda

    Reviewed 12 March 2019 via mobile

    This was a fantastic tour. We had Ashraf shaheen as our guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and educational about Israel and about Bethlehem. If I ever get to Israel again, I will see as much as possible with this guide. Very attentive and professional, learned...More

    1  Thank Q471BFsallya
    Reviewed 27 January 2019

    My daughter and I did this tour in January 2019 and it has to be the by far the worst tour we did in 3 weeks in Israel where the standard of tours is high. The tour guide did not give any more information than...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    3  Thank MargieDonnelly
    Abraham Tours - G, Guest Relations Manager at Abraham Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

    Dear Margaretha, The half day tour to Bethlehem is mainly a visit to the Church of Nativity, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Israel. Therefore there is almost always a long line to view the star where Jesus was born. We hope you...More

    Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

    The tour meets up in the Abraham Hostel just off Davidka square (which was named after a home-made mortar used in the 1948 independence war, you can see one of the actual weapons mounted on a pedestal). The bus left on time and we picked...More

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    Abraham Tours - G, Guest Relations Manager at Abraham Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

    Hello, Thanks for joining our Christmas Eve Bethlehem Tour this year! I'm happy to hear that you had a good experience with our knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. Thanks for your review! Kind Regards, Tay

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    Response from flipavocat | Reviewed this property |
    I heard some people on the tour ask the same thing, they were told that it wasn’t allowed.
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