Day Tour Of Jerusalem And Bethlehem

Overview

Discover the roots of different religions and cultures on this inspiring day trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. These ancient Holy Land towns will provide you with a fascinating mix of people, views and stories, making this an unmissable Israel day tour!

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Details about this tour

Departing from Jerusalem in your air-conditioned coach, your first stop is the Mount of olives for scenic views over Jerusalem. From this vantage point you can see the Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount Esplanade, where heaven is said to meet earth.

Pass the Garden of Gethsemane before continuing to the walls of the Old city. Here you will enter through the Armenian quarter, and see the famous Western wall (Wailing Wall) which functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshipers. Crossing over to the Christian Quarter, you can follow the route of the Via dolorosa. Look out for the 14 Stations of the Cross as you trace Jesus' steps to the site of his crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

After a short walk back along the ancient Byzantine main street, your overview of Jerusalem concludes in the Jewish Quarter of the Old city, where your air-conditioned coach will be waiting to take you the short 6-mile journey south to Bethlehem.

The hub of the religious activity in Bethlehem is the Manger Square which is flanked by the Church of the Nativity and also the Mosque of Oman - significant sites of importance for the different people that live in the town. At the Manger Square you can walk on the ground where Jesus was laid down after his birth, and see the places of significance from nativity stories. Visit the Greek and Catholic churches, before an hours drive back to Jersalem.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. 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

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4

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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

  • Andy Y
    15-Jul-2019

    This tour was one of the worst experience we have had. The tour started on the wrong food. We would be pick up from our hotel at 7:30 AM. We made the effort to be up and ready at the from of the hotel on time. The tour company did not show up until shortly after 9:30 AM. This delay led the tour guide to rush through everything we were taking to, including Jesus's grave. There was a line where everyone had to stand, and our tour guide stated that she does not have the time to wait in line and we had to skip that part of the tour. Then she spent most of the time talking about Israeli's history, and a very short time about Christianity. The one statement she made during her coverage about Christianity that was extremely offensive and insulting to our faith was while explaining the history about Jesus Crist she simply concluded with " Basically Jesus was a trouble maker". This woman was an insulting EVIL that don't belong of being a tour guide. Stay away from this tour company and safe your money. You can take the tour your self, everything is available to you without having to spend your money only to have to faith insulted.

  • Harvey D
    25-Jul-2018

    If you are looking to book a tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem I recommend that you request Yuval Bigio as your tour guide. He is multilingual and very knowledgeable about the sites that we toured and has a very good sense of humor.

  • Arlene S
    07-May-2018

    This was supposed to be an English speaking tour but was actually a combination English and Spanish tour which made every explanation take longer. Our guide in Jerusalem was knowledgeable but not sympatico. Nevertheless, we saw all the Jerusalem sites in a very large group of more than 40. The Bethlehem part was very disappointing since it was Sunday and the church was busy so that we could not go into the caverns below. I do not think this tour should be scheduled on Sunday. The problems were that the tour group was too large and that the scheduling on Sunday was poor for the Bethlehem part.

  • Maria Norma T
    22-Feb-2018

    The tour is so fast and running out of time. The driver didnt bring us back to the hotel.

  • Bessie K
    13-Feb-2018

    We had an amazing experience on this day tour. Our tour guide Norbert was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The bus was very clean and comfortable. I would definitely use Viator for any future tours and highly recommend!

  • Ramon V
    23-Jan-2018

    Amir was the best guide ever !!! Excellent tour ! He was well knowledge funny and friendly. Highly recommend this tour !!

  • ogbomoh
    15-Dec-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • scarlett v
    15-Dec-2017

    Our tour guide was horrible. she was scattered and rushed us through everything. One of the people in the group had been to Israel before and he was extremely unhappy with the information she gave us. there were about twelve people on the tour altogether and no happy faces. do not recommend.

  • Lane K
    02-Dec-2017

    Tour was exactly as advertised. Guide was great and knowledgeable
    Would recommend this tour

  • Jena R
    25-Nov-2017

    I wouldn't wish this trip on my worst enemy. From the beginning, I knew it wasn't going to be great. We got picked up promptly at 8:30am, as promised. However, it took AN HOUR to get everyone in the correct vans and the tour to start. From there it felt very rushed. The guide was giving us information about things very obvious to anybody who knew anything religious I grew up going to church every week but would not say I know much about the bible. However, I pretty much knew most of what she went into detail about - and the things she did not explain when asked about I know the story, but we don't have time. We also back tracked a lot which she explained was for good reason but to me it was more of an annoyance. Lunch was not explained well so us when we got there and were rushed around trying to eat quickly to go. Our guide explained the entire menu to us - but the workers told us we had only 3 options to choose from. We went to 2 different gift shops and many of the people on the tour thought we HAD to purchase something from these stores. Not many people actually wanted to buy anything and I am very upset we spent about 30-45 minutes in the 2 gift shops but only had 15 minutes to tour a church. We also lost 3 of the people from our tour so that look a lot of time to find them. And then it was never explained well but 4 people in the tour just left after lunch and didn't go to Bethlehem with us. Not sure why?? THEN, as if it could get any better, we went to Bethlehem. When we arrived, we were told we were going in different vans than the one we had used all day? Our tour guide didn't go with us - but we got a new tour guide? We also all couldn't fit in one van so we went in two? With two new drivers? None of this was explained why. We went to the oldest church in the world but again - rushed through. He said he wanted to show us other things but it was closed so no. And we didn't even get to see where Jesus was born because it would take to long. By the end of the tour most all seemed annoyed. I am very confused about it still. It was not organized at all and a waste of my day. And money. DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR.

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