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Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem
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Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem

By Elijah Tours & Travel
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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With a local guide in the lead and coach transport provided from Old City Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, you’re all set to explore Bethlehem. Manger Square, Church of the Nativity, and the Shepherds’ Field Chapel are among the many highlights on this half-day sightseeing itinerary. A walking tour is included.
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€46.82
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Ages 0-120, max of 55 per group
Duration: 3–5 hours
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Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Walk with a guide between sights in the Old City of Bethlehem
  • View highlights like Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity
  • Stop at an olive wood factory and visit the souvenir store
  • Round-trip coach from central Jerusalem or Tel Aviv gives you options

  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed Local Tour Guide
  • Pick up and Drop off to David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem
  • 1 x Bottled Water
What's not included
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop-Off


Departure details
  • David Citadel Hotel, King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel Pick up from Jerusalem: 7:45 Pick up from Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel ( Front of the Hotel ) King David 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel
  • Church of Shepherds Field, Beit Sahour. Beit Sahour Pick up from the Catholic Shepherds Field or from your location in Bethlehem
  • Church of Nativity, P635+P2C, Bethlehem Territory Pick up at the Door of the Nativity Church or from your location in Bethlehem
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115730P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pick Up in front of the David Citadel Hotel - All our Drivers have your main booking name on their phones, make sure to see your name on the phone of the driver before you go to the Viechle/bus
  • After you book the tour add us on WhatsApp for easier pickup we can tell you type of vehicle/driver name in the early morning only at the day of the Tour - Whatsapp number found in the ticket after you book the tour
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem?
How much is Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem?
Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem price starts from €45.95. Discover and book Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem on Tripadvisor
What is the Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem cancellation policy?
Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem?
Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem is hosted by Elijah Tours & Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Elijah Tours & Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Travel to Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Daily Trip from Jerusalem on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115730P1

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Church of the Nativity
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Milk Grotto
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Shepherd's Sanctuary
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Cave of St. Jerome
  • 4
    The Church of St. Catherine
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory
    Old City of Jerusalem
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Sheila M
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Wonderful Tour!
My family went on the tour, and we all loved it. My 79 year old mother was there with me, my husband, two teenagers
Bastille F
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Great experience
Seeing the monasteries was the highlight of my trip! Had a great time. We were also so lucky that there was a short
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Elijah Tours was amazing!
I don’t hesitate one bit to recommend this tour. I was looking for a convenient and affordable way to get to the De
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Not to be missed
Truly a great experience! We traveled from Tel Aviv and had a driver who shared a huge amount of knowledge about t
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Bethlehem
The entire visit was fantastic! Our host was extremely knowledgeable and articulate. He was able to clearly answe
Brendan C
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Excellent and well worth the full-day!
Excellent and definitely worth the full day! Thanks for a great and informative tour. Elijah, Amir, Mr Johnny and t
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Bethlehem, Jordan River &Jericho
Great tour! We had several tour guides who switched seamlessly at different locations. They were all fantastic. Lot
Marie B
Marie B
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Amazing Tour
Amazing! Tour guide, Amir was amazing providing history and context as we visited the biblical sites. Highly recomm
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The best travel and human experience! Highly recommended
The full day tour to Bethlehem, Jericho & Jordan river was amazing travel experience that the people of Elijah tour
Victoria C
Victoria C
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Recommend.
Amazing company! Always on time, and the guides were truly professional and very knowledgeable. The vehicles are v
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Fantastic tour.
Excellent well organised tour. Picked up on time in a nice clean air conditioned mini bus. Johnny our tour guide wa
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A fantastic and educational experience
This was a wonderful experience. The friendly taxi-driver picked us up at our hotel, and once through the checkpoin
VivQuetzal
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definitely one of the most memorable tours I have taken
This was the tour i booked:Bethlehem, Jericho & Jordan River - Tour in kleiner Gruppe ab Jerusalem & Tel Aviv I ha
ChefJennifer
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Private tour! Last minute request granted!
We took a full day tour from Tel Aviv (because we ran out of time while in Jerusalem - but that would've been more
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Places are a must - but probably a private guide would be best.
As a Catholic, Bethlehem was great because of the Church of the Nativity. But - inside the church, it was very dis
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CocktailMom
Akron, OH147 contributions
Sep 2022
Wonderful program! We were picked up right on time at the David Citadel Hotel. Because there was just one pickup point, we didn't spend hours making the rounds to different hotels, which I liked. The vehicle was a large, comfortable van, and our group was relatively small, about 15-20 people. 30 minute ride to Bethlehem. Our guide, a Palestinian Christian, took us to Shepherds Field church, the Milk Grotto Church and the Nativity Church. He was knowledgeable, his English was excellent, and he knew how to navigate the holy sites, which aren't always "user friendly" even though they are welcoming to visitors. At the Nativity Church, getting into the small underground space where the stable and manger are located was a bit of a challenge - people sort of mob around the entrance. (Depending on the day of the week, it's not always doable, due to the long lines, but we were able to see it.) Without the guide, I wouldn't have even attempted it. We also made a stop to see the Banksy artwork on the wall that separates the Palestinian territories; I felt the guide presented a balanced view of the situation. Final stop was a workshop that makes olive wood items and gift shop. The prices were comparable to other souvenir stands and the shopkeepers were very gracious, giving us baklava and coffee. This was a great bargain for the price - had we tried this tour on our own (rental car or taxi) we wouldn't have seen nearly as much. TIP: Take a taxi to the meeting point. Our hotel was relatively close, and we got totally lost and missed the bus. GPS didn't work, maybe due to the many stone walls. Thankfully, the tour operator was kind enough to let us use our ticket the next day, but that might not be possible during the busy season, so don't count on it!
Written 7 September 2022
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Helen S
17 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Fantastic half day tour with Johnny. We were a very small group visiting on a rainy day in January. Johnny was very knowledgeable and we were never rushed in any of the sites. Luckily there were few big groups around and we actually had the milk grotto to ourselves. Short queue for Christ's birthplace and plenty of time for photos. We felt very safe and it was good to take on board the very different living environment just over the checkpoint.. food for thought! Was dubious about visiting due to recent trouble but so very glad we did. Highly recommend
Written 31 January 2023
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Tyler
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Tour was great to see all of Bethlehem quick, especially because it would be challenging to find all of the same places via taxi (I didn’t see many cabs in the West Bank for hire when I was there). Tour had a lunch stop for 70 NIS per person (optional) and a stop at a gift shop at the end (very kind employees). Banish artwork stops were also very cool to see, and the tour was operated in a Mercedes Sprinter. Great value tour in my opinion!
Written 13 August 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank You a lot Benny for your great feedback! We are happy to read that you had a great tour with us. All of our team take take pride when seeing your reviews! We hope to see you again in Bethlehem.
Written 19 August 2022
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Esann
Melkbosstrand, South Africa3 contributions
Excellent informative tour offered by passionate and highly knowledgeable guide, George, in Bethlehem. The tour was facilitated by Elias, who was equally amazing. BUT: don’t do an add-on of Jericho and the Jordan river. That part of the trip was unfortunate and a huge waste of time and money. The bus driver doubled up as a guide and knew very little about the archaeology and biblical history of Jericho, in particular. As we left the town of Jericho, fellow tourists noted points of interest in the town which the driver clearly knew nothing about. More effort and interest on his part would have saved us standing around a shop for almost an hour while we waited for a group to join our bus. We could have learnt and experienced so much more of Jericho and surroundings.
Written 24 March 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our Tour company to other travelers. We're sure our entire staff will be very happy with this review, Take care, and hope to see you in the holy land one day
Written 7 April 2022
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Marc I
13 contributions
Jan 2023
This tour was a highlight of our trip!

Elias was charismatic, friendly and switched-on. He was also very accomodating and went out of his way to take us (a group of Educators from Australia) to the Banksy graffiti artworks, as we requested.

The information was a terrific blend of the historic and contemporary; and there was plenty of time to roam, soak up the atmosphere and take plenty of pictures.

Would recommend! You won't be disappointed.
Written 21 January 2023
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Bianca A
2 contributions
Jan 2023
This was one, if not the best tour I experienced during my three weeks in Israel! Elias was incredible; so full of knowledge and charisma! He truly made the experience something to remember. Our group was very keen to see Banksy's flower thrower artwork, and even though it isn't part of the tour, Elias was more than willing to take us there and give us time for photos.
All of the sights were incredible, and we were really able to immerse ourselves in everything Bethlehem had to offer. We saw so much, and had so many incredible photo opportunities!

5 stars is not a high enough rating!
Written 13 January 2023
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Dennis S
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Aug 2022
This was a morning tour that included pickup from Jerusalem. You should bring your passports for the border checkpoint, but they were never checked in our case.

This tour included all the important Christian sights of Bethlehem: Shepherd's Fields, Church of the Nativity (including the grotto where Jesus is alleged to have been born and the cave where St. Jerome prepared the Vulgate), and the Milk Grotto.

In between, we made a stop to see some Banksy paintings and the Palestinian graffiti on the barrier wall. I really appreciated this stop, and my understanding is that not all Bethlehem half-day tours stop here.
Written 14 November 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you so muchfor choosing us as your travel company to explore West Bank & Israel , we are very happy to hear you had a 5-star experience on your tours with us. - George Tour Operater in Jerusalem & Bethlehem
Written 11 December 2022
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GEvans57
3 contributions
Sep 2022
Firstly the booking process was quite easy and straightforward with ticket down loaded to mobile phone. Meet a pickup address by really nice professional driver, unfortunately I did not catch his name. It was a small group and transport was in a nice and comfortable Mercedes’ vehicle. Driver drove gently and safely. On arrival in Bethlehem our tour guide joined use. Again I can’t recall his name. He was a nice guy and a brilliant guide. Explained about the sites well in good English and answering all our questions. We managed to see all the sites as listed and had plenty of time I.e. not rushed at all. Unfortunately, whilst queuing in the heat at the Church of the Nativity my wife became unwell. Our guide was terrific and made sure she got to see and touch the star. The last part of the tour takes you to a olive wood factory/shop. The Palestinian staff here were absolutely lovely. We had briefly looked around the shop but because my wife was still feeling delicate we waited outside for the rest. We therefore, did not made a purchase. The staff could obviously see we were not going to buy anything but still treated us so nice. Firstly, they bought us out a large falafel sandwich, for free. saying they had over ordered. Then they bought out tea and several free little gifts. Even as the coach was about to leave they gave everyone more free gifts. Genuine really nice people. All round great experience had.
Written 22 September 2022
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Preston S
2 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Amazing!! Elias was a very good and nice tour guide. Me and my two friends went on the tour in early 2021 while the country was still closed to tourists. Even though it was just a small group of 3 of us, Elias still arranged all of the transportation to/from Bethlehem and gave us the tour despite it not being enough for him to make a real profit. He was super accommodating and gave us snacks, and little souvenirs. The tour was very interesting and informative. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to tour Bethlehem.
Written 5 May 2021
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you a lot for your positive feedback and kinds words. We take pride in reading amazing feedback about our tours. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us!
Written 7 April 2022
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Carly B
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Highly recommend Elias!

He led our group through Bethlehem with humour and knowledge. He showed us some amazing street art, including some extra Banksy at our request!! His knowledge of the area came from the heart and he was open to sharing on any question we asked. We signed up mostly for the Church of Nativity but ended up seeing and learning so much more about the area. Highlight of our trip!
Written 21 January 2023
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