1-Day Bethlehem & Jericho Tour from Jerusalem/ Tel Aviv

  • Tour code: 145-2751
  • Available: Mon, Wed, Sat
  • Depart from: Netanya, Israel; Tel Aviv, Israel; Jerusalem, Israel; Herzliya, Israel
  • Duration: 9 Hours
From USD$124

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On this Day tour we will visit the holy places of Bethlehem and Jericho.

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  • Children under the age of 5 are not allowed on this tours for safety and insurance reasons.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Bethlehem - Jericho(18530 km)
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Day 1 Bethlehem - Jericho(18530 km)

Guests will be picked up for this tour from their hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. We will make our way to Bethlehem, stopping first in Manger Square where we will visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the world's oldest still-functioning churches, which is compromised of two churches, the Basilica of the Nativity and the Church of St. Catherine, as well as a crypt, called the Grotto of the Nativity, the cave where it is believed that Jesus was born. The exact spot where he is said to have been born is marked with a 14-pont star on the floor.

Afterward, we will visit the nearby Milk Grotto, where Mary nursed her newborn son. A Franciscan chapel is built above the cave. On our way out of Bethlehem, we will stop to take in a view of the Shepherds' Fields and the small church there.

We will then depart towards the Judean Desert, stopping en route to visit the Inn of the Good Samaritan, a 19th century Ottoman Turkish building that is now a large mosaic museum. From here, we will have a breathtaking view of landscape of the desert below us. We will then proceed to Jericho, where we will visit the Zacchaeus Sycamore, an old tree that has Biblical significance.

We will then visit the Mound of Ancient Jericho, where 25 settlements have been excavated, the earliest dating as far back as 9000 BCE, offering a unique picture of the different historical and pre-historical settlements of the region. Leaving Jericho, we will return to Jerusalem, and guests will be dropped off at their hotels. 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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    Built in 1882, this Franciscan church in Bethlehem is dedicated to one of the early martyrs of the Christian faith. Underneath the chapel, visitors can see a system of caves carved out of the rocks.
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    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.
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    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.





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