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Time11 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

Overview

Step back to biblical times on this full-day tour to Jericho and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv. With an expert guide to provide informative commentary throughout, travel to ancient Jericho, dubbed the ‘City of Palm Trees’ down the ages. Gaze at Mt Temptation and see some of Jericho’s biblical sites, including Zacchaeus’ tree and Elijah’s Spring. In Bethlehem, explore the spellbinding Church of the Nativity and Milk Grotto, and stop at Shepherds’ Field, identified with one of the bible’s most important tales — the shepherds who saw the Star of the Nativity.
  • Full-day trip to Bethlehem and Jericho from Tel Aviv, with an expert guide
  • Travel through the Judean desert and pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan
  • See Jericho’s fabled biblical sites, including Mt Temptation and Zacchaeus' tree
  • Visit Bethlehem’s Church and Grotto of the Nativity, where Jesus is believed to have been born
  • View Shepherds’ Field and the Milk Grotto, where Mary is said to have nursed Jesus
  • Learn the biblical narratives and history behind each site from your guide
  • Travel by comfortable, air-conditioned coach
Board an air-conditioned coach at your central Tel Aviv hotel and set out on your day trip to Bethlehem and Jericho.
Travel through the Judean Desert to your first stop, the ancient city of Jericho. On route, pass the site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan, the location linked to the biblical parable.
Admire views of the Jordan Valley, and as you near Jericho, hear the Old Testament story of how the trumpets of the Israelite army brought down its city walls. Hear, too, how Jericho was described in the Hebrew bible as the ‘City of Palm Trees,’ for its lush palm groves and oases.
Stop for photos of the rocky cliffs of nearby Mt Temptation, and then head into the palm-filled city to explore some of its ancient and biblical sites.
Visit the Tell es-Sultan mound, home to the remains of the earliest city settlements; see Elisha’s Spring, an ancient water source mentioned in the bible; and gaze at the sycamore tree from where, according to the bible, the tax collector Zacchaeus gained a better view of Jesus more than 2,000 years ago. 
Back aboard your coach, continue to Bethlehem, the holy city traditionally held to be Jesus’ birthplace. Walk around Manger Square, the hub of religious activity in the city. Head inside the revered Church of the Nativity on the square and visit the Grotto of the Nativity, where a star marks the place of Jesus' birth.
Then, view the Church of St Catherine and Milk Grotto, the latter thought to have turned white by Mary’s milk as she nursed baby Jesus. Finally, see Shepherds’ Field, where a church marks the place fabled as where shepherds saw the Star of the Nativity.
Your trip concludes with drop-off at your Tel Aviv hotel.

Reviews

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L
, Mar 2018

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! Picked up at my hotel exactly on time. Very comfortable Mercedes Vans. Tour guide was fabulous. We were lucky to get a 2nd tour guide in Bethlehem who was very knowledgeable in holy sites. I was in awe and highly recommend this company!

R
, Feb 2018

I love this tour! Bethlehem and Jericho were incredible beautiful!Very well organized.

G
, Jan 2018

The morning started out with the company leaving 7 people stranded in a park with no tour bus after picking us up at our hotel. After calling into the office the company sent taxi's for us to catch up to the tour bus. They did not convey ,in any way, that they were sorry. They made me feel like it was my fault.

c
, Jan 2018

The tour was good overall with good guide and timing. But be prepared to be underwhelmed by both places unless you are a religious nut or history enthusiast.

l
, Nov 2017

Belle journée de visites

E
, Sep 2017

Fantastic tour and fantastic guides. Miriam were lovely and very professionell and our main guide forgot his namn Itz... was very good. He kept the group together and made the day great for all of us. We recommend this tour to all people who wants to have a historical and fantastic tour and learn a lot.

c
, Jul 2017

First of all, I felt very safe going into Palestine it was no big deal. Tour leader was polite and knowledgeable. Wish there had been some shopping time though.

r
, Apr 2017

Very secure trip, Listen to all instructions before entering Palestinian territories. Always stay together.

A
, Mar 2017

If I would chose again, I wouldn't have chosen it. I would have taken half day trip to Bethlehem only. The reason is that after Bethlehem they take you back to Jerusalem, and after that you go to Jericho. They do this because they need to drop off people from Jerusalem who have half day tour. And then they do the same way back to Jericho. It's exhausting and too long. And we did that on minibus, which is not comfortable at all. Bethlehem part of the trip was good. Then you arrive to Jericho at about 3pm, only there you have lunch. And this lunch is not good at all. It's not included and you have no choice to have lunch at another place. Jericho itself is interesting place, but you'll just see a couple of ancient pieces of construction, that is 5 of the time you spend in Jericho. 95 of the time they give you information about the place. So total time in Jericho is around 2 hours including lunch. Then this terrible long way back to Tel Aviv. Guide was good. But in the end I don't recommend this trip. Price and quality do not match.

s
, Jan 2017

unorganised, missed out on sites, lost tourists waiting for them, up at 7am didn't have lunch stop till 4pm. Not to mention paying 200. groups of 50, too big.


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