Guests will be picked up from their Jerusalem and Tel Aviv hotels. We will drive to the little town of Bethlehem, where we will first visit Manger Square. Then, we will visit the complex that houses the Basilica of the Nativity and the Church of St. Catherine. It is believed that Jesus was born in the grotto underneath this church. We will also visit the nearby Milk Grotto, where the Virgin Mary first fed the newborn Jesus. Above the grotto is a Franciscan chapel. On our return to Jerusalem, we will stop for a brief view of Shepherds' Field. Then we will return to Jerusalem, where guests will be dropped off, bringing an end to this tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off.
Bethlehem is a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank, about 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem. Its population is approximately 25,000 people. it is the capital of the Bethlehem Governorate. The economy is primarily tourist-driven.
This city square in Bethlehem gets its name from the manger where Jesus is said to have been born. The Mosque of Omar and the Palestinian Peace Center are the two most notable buildings in the square.
This basilica on the West Bank of Palestine was commissioned in 327 by Emperor Constantine on the location believed to be the birthplace of Christ. The original church has been rebuilt since then.
This shrine in Bethlehem was hollowed out from the rock and is sacred to both Muslims and Christians. Supposedly, Mary and Joseph stopped in this cave to nurse the baby Jesus.
This field just outside of Bethlehem has been used by shepherds to tend their flocks since ancient times, and is still used to this very day. In the Bible, this is where an angel announced the birth of Jesus.
Departure & Return
Hotel pick up service is available from Major Hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya, and Jerusalem. Please provide the full name of the hotel and the address. Departure times vary according to departure point as follows:
Netanya 6:30 am
Herzliya 7:00 am
Tel Aviv 7:15 am
Jerusalem 8:30 am
Please be sure to select the correct rate and departure time according to where you will be departing from. (Exact pick up is subject to reconfirmation).
Finish point: Tour finish in Jerusalem at 13:30 at David Citadel Hotel (no return to Tel Aviv)
Inclusions & Exclusions
Hotel pick-up from all major hotels in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya, and Jerusalem
Entrance to all sites and attractions
Services of a certified guide
Meals and beverages
Personal expenses at the Spa
Passport information (name and passport ID) is required for booking
Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to participate in this tour
Dress regulations for visiting holy places apply
Bathing suit, towel, and hiking shoes suggested
The order of visitation may change, but will include all of the above
All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.