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Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod
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Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod

By Elijah Tours & Travel
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Exploring Bethlehem, the reputed birthplace of Jesus, is something to be savored.. This private half-day tour from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv lets you visit the highlights of this historical gem, with a guide to make all the arrangements and provide in-depth commentary. Enjoy tours of all the must-sees including the Church of the Nativity; and relax from start to finish with private door-to-door transportation. Please bring your passport with you for this tour.
from
€140.45
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
€140.45
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 3–5 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Experience Bethlehem on private tour from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
  • No planning or getting lost: go with a guide for ease and navigation
  • See and learn more about the sights than you might do if alone
  • Relax with hotel pickup and drop-off and air-conditioned transport

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Tour Guide Nativity Church Only
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and Drop off
  • Private Tour & Visit to Grotto
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • This is Private Tour we pick you up from your Apartment or Hotel in Jerusalem and drop you off Back to your Hotel or Apartment in Jerusalem unless Selected Different Pick up locations, very important to give us pick up location where there is parking for our vehicle.
  • Ports:
  • Ashdod Port, Ashdod, Israel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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: 115730P7

  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • 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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod?
How much is Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod?
Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod price starts from €138.02. Discover and book Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod on Tripadvisor
What is the Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod cancellation policy?
Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod?
Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod is hosted by Elijah Tours & Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Elijah Tours & Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/Ashdod 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: 115730P7

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Ashdod
    Tel Aviv
    Old City of Jerusalem
    Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon
  • 1
    Church of the Nativity
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    The Church of St. Catherine
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Shepherd's Sanctuary
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory
  • 4
    The Church of St. Catherine
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Milk Grotto
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Bethlehem
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Sheila M
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
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
helensB6983VE
helensB6983VE
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Absolute must
Fantastic half day tour with Johnny. We were a very small group visiting on a rainy day in January. Johnny was very
Stradboy43
Stradboy43
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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
carlyb356
carlyb356
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Ask for Elias!
Highly recommend Elias! He led our group through Bethlehem with humour and knowledge. He showed us some amazing s
marci717
marci717
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Amazing!
This tour was a highlight of our trip! Elias was charismatic, friendly and switched-on. He was also very accomodat
Brendan C
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
phohannah
phohannah
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Ask for Elias!
Really glad that we made time to go on this tour. Heaps was packed into half a day, but it didn’t feel rushed, nor
bankziiedoo222
bankziiedoo222
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Best Tour in Israel!
This was one, if not the best tour I experienced during my three weeks in Israel! Elias was incredible; so full of
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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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victoriadI8228CO
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Great Day in Bethlehem!
It was an incredible experience. The transportation was excellent and our tour guides were knowledgeable and engagi
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elenisL8124FM
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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
Ctay0
Ctay0
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A great option to visit Bethlehem!
Great experience to travel on Christmas Day. Naturally it was quite chaotic and with a large group it was hard to k
lucjaz
lucjaz
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Excellent.
The tour was excellent touring guide was knowledgeable and nice person we had a lovely time. We didn’t expect extra
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Shoshana Z
5 contributions
Mar 2022
This was the perfect half day tour of Bethlehem! Exactly matched the description, they picked the three of us up on time in a nice van and we were able to bring a couple small suitcases and store in the van since we were switching hotels afterward. The tour guide was knowledgeable, we spent just the right amount of time in each place on the tour and then at the end they treated us to delicious local food! No hidden costs or fees, and in fact they gave us even more than we expected. The end of the tour is at the olive wood workshop and gift store but we didn't feel pressured to buy anything, although we each did find something we wanted to take home. I highly recommend booking this tour!
Written 29 March 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you for your review and for choosing our Tour Company I’m happy that you enjoyed your trip and I’m looking forward to having you again on one of our Tours, thank you so much, much love and God Bless!
Written 7 April 2022
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Alex D
Sydney, Australia129 contributions
Great tour that covered everything and more of Bethlehem. We went on a private tour and they were very helpful with suggesting a start time that suited our schedule and also meant it would be less crowded at the sights. We were picked up from our hotel by our friendly driver Bassam. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, he seemed to know everyone and introduced us to his friends as though we were his friends. We met our guide Natalie in Bethlehem. She was a local. She knew every answer to all our questions and was very patient. She also knew everyone and would often be able to help us find a quicker way to see the sights before lines of queues. The tour was a great pace to see all the highlights of Bethlehem. We also got to see Banksy art and the Palestine wall. We stopped by a fantastic place to eat Knafeh then ended our tour at a community supported Christian shop for souvenirs, Zuluf. And even at they shop Elias and his team were very welcoming and never pressured us to buy anything, they even gave us freebies. Overall it was an amazing tour.
Written 23 September 2022
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Fiser12
2 contributions
May 2022
Great tour, both the cab driver and the guide Abdalahad were outstanding. They explain everything about the history and religion of the places you visit but their personal opinion and experience is especially valuable.
I highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a more human and spiritual connection with the people of Bethlehem.
Written 25 May 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
Dear Friend, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our Tour company to other travelers. I’m 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 31 May 2022
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T and D
6 contributions
My spouse and I took the half day tour from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. It was our first time traveling to the West Bank. We had such a positive experience with Elijah Tours for a variety of reasons:
*Guides and drivers were very knowledgeable and friendly. Natalie was our guide in the West Bank. As a local, she was a great resource.
*The sweets shop and gift shop - part of the tour - were actually fantastic. The knafeh was the best we’ve ever had!
*We were so happy with the level of hospitality all-around throughout our visit
*We loved the stops made along the route to see some Banksy graffiti.

Highly recommend this experience!
Written 16 July 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank You very much for this amazing feedback. It is such a pleasure to see that you our friend had a great experience and enjoyed your time with us! Seeing feedbacks like this make us take pride in what we do and make us want to continue doing our best. We are glad that your tour was memorable with our guide Natalie. We hope to see you again our friend and we appreciate your recommendation.
Written 19 August 2022
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Laura F
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
My mother and I had a fantastic trip visiting Bethlehem. Our driver picked us up at a time that suited us and then drove us into the West Bank. He was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of extra info including seeing Banksy works and the dividing wall. Our tour guide was also very interesting and we felt this was a far better and more personal experience to that in big groups. We also got given traditional food which was a nice addition and also the gift store they were very polite and didn't hassle us to buy. I would highly reccomend getting this private tour.
Written 25 August 2022
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Simon S
Bishopthorpe, UK29 contributions
Excellent well organised tour. Picked up on time in a nice clean air conditioned mini bus. Johnny our tour guide was great and knew everything. We went straight to the church of the nativity to avoid the crowds. Only had to wait 10 minutes due to a mass/service taking place.

Then visited the milk groto and shepherd’s fields. Everything was explained in great detail and with good humour. Felt safe all the time.

Visited the wood carving workshop. Vast array of goods to buy. Also had a quick bite to eat which was extra. Really tasty food,very cheap.

If your visiting Bethlehem or other areas in the West Bank stick with these your guides. Their knowledge is second to none

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Written 29 November 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
Dear friend, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your tour pleasant. Do checkout our Facebook and Twitter pages for pictures of the tours that you have seen or might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 11 December 2022
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Jodie H
20 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Excellent tour of Bethlehem! Loved every minute of this tour! Our guide, Boaz, was very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator. A small bus tour, excellent stops around Bethlehem including some Bansky street art! Awesome!
Written 9 December 2019
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bethlehemisraeltours
thank you so much for your feedback about the Bethlehem half day private tour with guide Boaz he is one of the best we have, also banksy is bonus while in Town we always try our best to take the extra mile, hope to see you again soon with us, take good care
Written 11 December 2019
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Joan B
Bolivia, NC61 contributions
May 2019
I already wrote one glowing review but upon completion I was notified there was a problem and I don’t think the review posted!!! This was a wonderful tour from start to finish! My daughter and I were picked up from our hotel right on time and transported to a location where we transferred to another car for the drive into the Palestinian occupied Bethlehem! We were constantly kept hydrated with offered water which was appreciated due to the warm temperatures. Our guide was able to get us into the Church of the Nativity grotto area where Jesus was born! We went to Shepherd’s field, and other Biblical locations, just wonderful! At the end of our tour we were taken back to, little did we know to the most wonderful Olive Wood Factory and Gift Shop!! This is the place to purchase beautiful keepsakes and souvenirs!! I only wish that this was not our first day for the trip and I had known that this WAS the BEST place to buy!!! If I had only known, I would have DEFINITELY bought more! There was no pressure at any time to buy and they were the most hospitable people, offering us delicious refreshments, comfortable chairs, nice, clean restrooms, and a wonderful, fun shopping experience! I would highly recommend this tour, and wonderful shopping at the end!
Written 15 June 2019
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TravelHarp
St. Augustine, Florida64 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We did the full day tour with Herodian National Park and the Mar Saba Monastery in the afternoon. Boaz was an amazing guide in Bethlehem. Said was our driver in the afternoon ( everyone else was going to the Dead Sea). And we made a stop for pastries anvthe way!

Do a full day trip if you can. It’s worth the time.
Written 4 October 2019
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ximenasv
Mexico City, Mexico4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
This tour went far beyond my expectations, first of all the bus was very comfortable and our driver was so kind, when we arrived to Betlehem they offered us some delicious candies and the tour started. Our guide Dia was great, he really knew what he was talking about, he explained everything in detail and knew the difficult words for non English speakers in many languages so we understood the whole picture; also he didn’t mind spending a couple more minutes with us (one hour) to take us to a really nice and delicious restaurant.

I really enjoyed this tour and knowing this city of the West Bank has definitely been an incredible experience!
Written 8 June 2019
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you for you positive review and kind compliments. We were very glad to having you as well. Thank you also for mentioning the guide he really deserves your appreciation.
Written 13 June 2019
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