Bethlehem Tour From Jerusalem


Experience the sacred city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, on this unforgettable half-day tour from Jerusalem. After an 8:15am from the Abraham Hostel Jerusalem Lobby, you will Immerse yourself in the citys ancient history and culture. It will be about a 30 minute drive to Bethlehem from Jerusalem in your air-conditioned shuttle. One you arrive, you will visit the highlights of Bethlehem with your tour guide, including the biblical Church of the Nativity, Milk Grotto and Shepherd's fields on the outskirts of the city. The maximum passengers for this tour is 15. The tour concludes with a drop-off back at theAbraham Hostel in Jerusalem.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included

Details about this tour

You will meet your driver at the Abraham hostel jerusalem lobby or the Carta Parking Lot (Jaffa gate) upon request. You will relax in the air-conditioned shuttle on your way to an enriching half-day tour in the holy city of Bethlehem. You will arrive at your first destination, the sacred Church of the Nativity, where youll meet your guide, a West Bank local and expert. You will explore the birthplace of Jesus and one of the oldest churches in the world.

You will then take a short walk to the Grotto of the Lady Mary, a large underground cave with a Franciscan chapel built above it. Immerse yourself in the site where it is believed that Mary and Joseph took Jesus and sought refuge from King Herod before fleeing to Egypt.

Shepherd's Fields on the outskirts of Bethlehem will be next on the itinerary, a popular pilgrimage site where youll see a number of beautiful shrines and chapels. After an exciting morning exploring the highlights of Bethlehem, the shuttle will await you for your ride back to Jerusalem, with drop-off at Abraham hostel jerusalem.


  • Fully-guided tour
  • Transportation from Jerusalem
  • This tour departs from a central location (there is no hotel/hostel or other pickup)
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Nativity
  • Entry/Admission - Shepherd's Sanctuary


  • Snacks and drinks
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Tour is unavailable to Israeli passport holders due to border restrictions

While there is no specific dress code, this tour visits holy sites and it is recommended to have shoulders covered

This tour is not wheelchair accessible

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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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.


  • Margarita W

    This tour was really great. It didn't begin as most city tours because we had to pick up and drop off our guide after the checkpoint. Here are the hiccups the we encountered. They are mostly logistical issues that made this tour difficult for us to enjoy, but overall, the content was excellent.

    I called Viator in advance to ask about transportation to and from the site because we were traveling with our 7 month old daughter. We wanted to bring her stroller for the walk to the meeting point and her car seat for the bus ride to Bethlehem but did not want to use those items while on the tour. We were told by the agent at Viator that this would be completely acceptable as we would be traveling to and from Bethlehem on the same bus. Of course, when we got to our drop off point, we were told t bring all of our personal belongings because a different bus would be coming back for us. For anyone that has been to Bethlehem, it is PACKED! Packed, chaotic, frighteningly aggressive due to all the visitors. This is not conducive for a huge baby stroller that we did not want to bring in the first place. Our guide was great and helped us and the other family with a small child but we definitely felt that we were a burden to the group and our guide for having to maneuver a stroller around with us. Although this was just 1 hiccup, it made this tour much more difficult and troublesome than it should've been.

    Advice to families traveling with infants: Be prepared to lug all of your gear with you even if the Viator agent ENSURES that you will be able to leave your stroller and baby gear in the bus.

USD 55
Per Person
1 Reviews