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Time4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Experience Bethlehem's religious landmarks with a half-day tour from Jerusalem, and enjoy a biblical and historic perspective on churches, chapels and shrines. Enter the 4th-century Church of the Nativity on the site that marks Jesus’ birthplace, then descend into the revered Milk Grotto, a pilgrimage place for believers from around the world. Finish your tour in the rolling shepherds’ fields, where shrines and a Greek Orthodox church celebrate the traditional area where local shepherds saw the star of nativity over two thousand years ago.
  • Half-day tour of Bethlehem's Christian sites from Jerusalem
  • Visit historic churches and chapels
  • Get a biblical perspective on the city
  • Visit the shepherds' fields
  • Entrance fees, guide and transport included

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, Jun 2016

Excellent tour and tour guide. Fadi did a great job of showing us the sights and giving us the history behind them.

C
, Jun 2016

We were the only two participants of this tour so it ended up being private. Our guide and driver turned up at the hotel on time. Starting early at 8am their suggestion was a good tip both because of the heat and because we arrived at Bethlehem way before the crowds, we were almost alone there. The Nativity Church is under renovation until Dec so we couldnt see much of the interior but the birthplace of Jesus was accessible between masses. Our guide made sure we got there at the right time. Afterwards we saw the Milk Grotto Church and the Sheperds' Fields. All almost empty. There were two things about the tour which made us reduce our rating. First, the commentary was very very basic, at the early Sunday School level, and practically didn't add any information on architecture or decor. Questions were answered very briefly. Second, the guide suggested to us several times that we want to buy souvenirs and took us to his friend's store where we felt pressured to buy something. We probably should have been more adamant that we had no interest, but we wanted to make a stop at the wall to take pictures of murals and didn't want to spoil the atmosphere. One suggestion to add to the tour attractiveness would be to include a few stops at Banksy's murals. We found them by accident and the trip wouldn't be the same without it.


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