Bethlehem Walking Tour

Overview

Accompanied by your own private guide, discover the many sights of Bethlehem on this walking day tour.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Family friendly

Details about this tour

Walk towards the Catholic Action Circle and start the day walking through the Old City of Bethlehem and its quarters known as 'Star Street'. You will visit Bethlehem Icon Center which is located in Hosh Abu Jarour, one of the old Hoshies of Bethlehem. Then you will stop at the old entrance of Bethlehem City and visit another type of Hosh called the Syrian Quarter. Later on, you will visit Al Badd Museum for Olive Oil Production also called 'Badd Jackaman'. It is situated in the Old City of Bethlehem. The building which houses the museum dates back as far as the 19th century. It houses many ethnographic and archaeological artifacts featuring the entire process of oil production. Furthermore, the exhibit also shows the many uses for oil such as lamps, medicine, food, soap and even cosmetics.

Afterwards, you will continue to Manger Square where you will stop to have coffee before entering the Nativity Church. The Nativity Church was built by Justinian in 530 AD, and you will enter the Byzantine basilica through the main entrance, also known as 'The Door of Humility' and see the original floor of the first church of Constantine from 326 AD. You will take the steps to get down to the grotto, the spot where Jesus was born from Virgin Mary. Then you will continue to Saint Catherine Church and visit Saint Jeromes Caves to see the place where he translated the bible in the fifth century.
You will have a nice lunch break at Afteem Restaurant of Falafel, Hummus and typical Salad.

After lunch, you will walk to the Church of Milk Grotto. It is believed that while Virgin Mary was feeding baby Jesus, a drop of milk hit the ground and turned all of the stones white. You will then take a taxi to Beit Sahour. This is a historic town, whose name means 'Place of the Night Watch', in reference to the Shepherds who keep watch over their flock by night. In the past, the Canaanites inhabited its numerous caves, and today it is the home of many churches and convents. Churches now mark the sites of Shepherds Field, the Field of Ruth, and the Well of the Lady. After the tour, you will be drive back to Bethlehem-Jerusalem check-point for departure.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Pickup from Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
  • Drop-off at Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • martinjulielachapelle
    15-Oct-2017

    Michael was a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable, professional and easy to get along with. He emailed us before the tour and when we asked questions about how to cross Checkpoint 300, parking, etc., he responded very quickly. We saw everything we wanted to see in Bethlehem and more. We would highly recommend Michael to anyone.

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