We'll be staying at the St. Andrews Scottish Hospice in Jerusalem in February, and would like to visit Bethlehem. Would prefer to do it on our own, as a day trip out of Jerusalem. Also would like an appraisal of what to visit around Bethlehem-in other words, is it worth a visit to Shepherd's Fields, Herodium, etc. We'd are willing to take taxis, buses, etc, but need an honest appraisal of what is worth seeing, and how tough it will be for two 50 year old Americans to get back and forth. I've read several guidebooks, and read relavant posts here, but am still trying to get a sense of how tough it is to get in and out of the area, and what in the area is worth seeing. Sorry about long question, but any advice is appreciated, as we'd very much like to see this part of the West Bank.