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Bethlehem & Jericho Private Tour

$ 780 starting from
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Bethlehem & Jericho Private Tour

from $780

On this private tour you will visit the Christian holy sites of Bethlehem and Jericho. Visit Manger Square, the Church of Nativity, the Grotto of the Nativity where Jesus was born, Zacchaeus’ Sycamore tree and much more. Explore the significant biblical sites of Bethlehem and Jericho. Explore one of the oldest cities in the world at Jericho. Discover Bethlehem, the City of Bread – a result of the wheat crop that grew in the region, and the birthplace of Jesus Christ and King David.

Sites you can choose from

  • Judean desert
  • Inn of the Good Samaritan
  • Jericho
  • Zacchaeus Sycamore
  • Mound of Ancient Jericho
  • Mt. Temptation
  • Elisha’s Spring
  • Shepherds’ Fields
 
  • Church of the Shepherds’ Fields
  • Nativity Circle
  • Bethlehem
  • Bethlehem’s Manger Square
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Catholic Church of St. Catherine
  • Milk Grotto
 

Detailed itinerary

Begin your private tour with the ease of a customized departure, as your private guide collects you directly from your hotel. This unique service ensures a smooth and trouble-free beginning of your private tour of Bethlehem and Jericho.

Decent to the Judean desert, you will see the Inn of the Good Samaritan on the route. Look out over the remarkable moonscape of the breathtaking Judean desert. We will take a short break at sea level and then continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world.

Stop at Zacchaeus Sycamore to see the oldest Sycamore tree, which Zacchaeus climbed in order to spot Jesus. Visit the Mound of Ancient Jericho, where 25 ancient cities were uncovered.

Founded in 8,000 BC, Jericho is also the oldest Jewish settlement and was captured by Joshua and Israel in 1,200 BC. Stop for an overview of Mt. Temptation, where Satan endeavored to tempt Jesus and get an overview of the oasis of Jericho and Elisha’s Spring. Departing Jericho back to the Judean mountains and the city of Bethlehem.

Drive towards Bethlehem via the Nativity Circle and visit Bethlehem’s Manger Square, named after the manger Jesus was born in. Manger Square is home to the Church of the Nativity, one of the world’s oldest standing churches still functioning to this day.

We will visit the main Basilica of the Nativity, designed in the typical Roman-style and constructed on the ruins of its predecessor in 565 AD, as well as the Catholic Church of St. Catherine, adjoining the Basilica of the Nativity.

Underneath the Church stands the Grotto of the Nativity, the cave in which Jesus was born, the exact spot of birth is marked by a 14-pointed Star of Silver set into the floor. We also visit the nearby Milk Grotto, where Mary nursed her son. A Franciscan Chapel is built above the Milk Grotto.

The journey may include a visit to Shepherds’ Field, a serene and reflective site associated with the biblical story of the shepherds who received news of Jesus’ birth. Enjoy moments of tranquility in this peaceful setting. Bethlehem part of the tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations. Passports required on the tour day. 

As the day comes to an end, your private guide ensures a comfortable return transfer to your hotel, leaving you with a heart full of life lasting memories. 

*This itinerary is only a proposal. We can customize this tour according to your request.

 

Prices according to your group size

Tour stars / Pick up from Netanya Herzliya Tel Aviv Jerusalem
Up to 3 travelers – 4 seater car $780 $780 $780 $780
Up to 6 travelers – 7 seater minivan $990 $990 $990 $990
Up to 10 travelers – 11 seater minivan $1150 $1150 $1150 $1150
Up to 18 travelers – 20 seater minibus $1950 $1950 $1950 $1950
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You should know before the tour

  • Private tour duration: up to 10 hours ( each additional hour $40 paid cash to your guide)
  • Important to none: Saturday’s additional $150 applied on regular prices 
  • Traveling with children up to 4 years old : Baby Seat additional $40 per child applied
  • Start time / Pick up point: As per your request
  • Visited cities order might be changed. 
  • Due to visitors overload a visit down to Nativity cave is not always possible
  • Passport compulsory for visit to Bethlehem and Jericho 
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements. Dress code is smart casual.
  • Recommended for this tour: Comfortable walking shoes, hats, sun screen and drinking water. 
  • Free of charge reschedule up to 72 hours before the tour day. 
  • Real time availability – Guaranteed availability 
  • Detailed confirmation will be sent within 72 hours post booking  

Term & Conditions

  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions.
  • Cancellation at any time 10% of total price is non refundable
  • Cancellation less than two months before the tour day 50% of total price charge will be applied 
  • Cancellation less than a month before the tour day 75% of total price charge will be applied
  • Cancellation less than a week before the tour day 100% of total price full charge will be applied
  • Cancellation / Reschedule terms are the same
  • Any unused services fully non refundable
  • All not mentioned in includes – excluded from the private tour 

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