Jerusalem And Bethlehem Tour From Jerusalem

Overview

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from atop of Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City and the Judean desert. Continue to visit Mount Zion where the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper are located. Enter the Old City and tour the Jewish, Christian and Armenian quarters. Explore Jerusalem and learn the various aspects the city has to offer, religious, historical and archaeological. Visit the Wailing Wall, also known as the Kotel. Walk through the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. At the end of your tour in Jerusalem, you will be driven to Bethlehem for an overview of Shepherds' filed and visit the Church of Nativity.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Details about this tour

Leave your hotel to start your full day tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The first stop is at Mount of Olives, named after the olive groves that covered it once. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the old and new city of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock.

Next, head to Mount Zion to visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper located near the Dormition Abbey. This Abbey was built by the Bishop of Jerusalem in the fifth century and known for it's impressive Architecture.

Following the program, you head to the old city to and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to soak-up some of the different cultures of the city. Walk through the Cardo, the ancient Roman road, view the Western Wall and continue to the Christian quarter. Then walk through the Via Dolorosa, and visit the church of Holy Sepulchre, which is a major Christian pilgrimage site since its creation in the fourth century.

Leave Jerusalem and drive to Bethlehem. Cross the border (on own) and join your local guide for an overview of the Shepherds' field, where the star of nativity was said to appear. Visit manger's square and enter one of the oldest churches in the world, the Church of Nativity. Cross back to meet your Israeli guide who will escort you back to your point of departure.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide in Bethlehem portion
  • Entry/Admission - The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
  • Entry/Admission - Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
  • Entry/Admission - Monte das Oliveiras
  • Entry/Admission - The Cenacle
  • Entry/Admission - King David's Tomb
  • Entry/Admission - The Cardo

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Passports are required

The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations

Border crossing to Bethlehem may include short unaccompanied walking portion

Change of vehicle may be required upon entering Palestinian grounds

The tour is operated bilingually and available in English: Daily Spanish: Sunday; Tuesday; Friday French: Monday; Thursday; Saturday German: Wednesday

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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

  • Patricia K
    08-May-2019

    Superb guide. Very informative. However, slight downside was that there was a lot of walking on uneven cobble, flagstones etc for elderly and not too mobile visitors especially the 21/2 hrs going around the Old City which sadly can only be done on foot. Take plenty of water with you for this part as going up and down the enclosed streets was tiring and NO stopping for coffee!!!!!

  • mloliva1218
    11-Jan-2019

    Very knowledgeable guide but he was also the driver, which made it hard to engage. Lunch was mediocre. You are herded into restaurant with poor service.

  • Mary M
    17-Oct-2018

    1) Would have been better if our guide on Jerusalem part of tour wouldn't have gotten into political back and forth with one of the participants on tour. He was trying to prove his side of argument instead of educating about issues. Also, he was walking through Old City so fast that some couldnt catch up. He started talking about the different sites before others caught up to him.2) More time was scheduled at gift shop in Bethlehem than at the Basillica of the Nativity. The tour guide on this leg of tour was better except for long time scheduled at gift shop.

  • Carli C
    11-Jun-2018

    Deceptive practices. The tour in Jerusalem was good. The tour in Bethlehem left something to be desired. The first thing is that the tour said it included the Shepard's Fields. Apparently what that meant was looking at them from about a 10 mile distance. Okay. Next they took us to a souvenir shop where the tour guide gets a percentage of the sales from our group. The owner of the shop is deceptive, and told me the price in Shekels, but charged me that amount in dollars. Apparently after googling, that is a common practice at that shop. I would choose a different tour group.

  • karenm1000
    07-Jun-2018

    Mali was an excellent guide and we learned a lot!

  • Bert
    28-May-2018

    It was a very special place for both of my wife and I to visit since we have been looking forward to go to Jerusalem especially Bethlehem. The tour guide on the Bethlehem side was very informative but we were a bit disappointed that because of a time issue and long line, we did not go through the actual cave site of the birthplace of Jesus Christ. My wife and I were very willing to wait since we were already there and for the spiritual chance to visit. Next time we come to Bethlehem, we are taking a different tour specific for that place and does not recommend this tour. Rami was also very good and did his best to provide historical information on the Jerusalem side. Next time, we will also get a tour specific to Jerusalem only.

  • Viajacita
    09-Nov-2017

    Excellent!.... Very organized...our guide was incredible!.....Bethlehem was a very especial place to visit...i had a wonderful time

  • Mary B
    26-Oct-2017

    Small group size was great. Rami our guide was extremely informative and kept our group together and moving. Long wait in Bethlehem was worth it, crossing went smoothly. We never would have been able to experience all we did in one day without a guide.

  • Anne N
    18-Oct-2017

    It was good i felt safe with the tour guide compared to the local guides. I would recommend more people to use

  • Rosanna E
    19-Sep-2017

    Both the Jerusalem and Bethlehem guides were great.The tour was everything I hoped for. Lunch was at Rachael's Kebbutz which was fantastic and great value .

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