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Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Trip from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv - Small Group provided by Elijah Tours & Travel

Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Trip from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv - Small Group

Bethlehem Half Day Guided Tour - Trip from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv - Small Group
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Tour snapshot
Walk with a guide between sights in the Old City of Bethlehem
Duration:
4–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
With a local guide in the lead and coach transport provided from Old City Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, you’re all set to explore Bethlehem. Manger Square, Church of the Nativity, and the Shepherds’ Field Chapel are among the many highlights on this half-day sightseeing itinerary. A walking tour is included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • View highlights like Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity
  • Stop at an olive wood factory and visit the souvenir store
  • Round-trip coach from central Jerusalem or Tel Aviv gives you options
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • View highlights like Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity
  • Stop at an olive wood factory and visit the souvenir store
  • Round-trip coach from central Jerusalem or Tel Aviv gives you options
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 115730P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed Local Tour Guide
  • Pick up and Drop off to David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv Option only Pick up - Drop off Back to Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel only
  • 1 x Bottled Water
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop-Off
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • David Citadel Hotel, King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel Pick up from Jerusalem: 7:45-8:00 Pick up from Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel ( Front of the Hotel ) King David 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel
  • Grand Beach Hotel, HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Only for Tel Aviv Pick up Option: 6:30AM Pick up from Tel Aviv Grand Beach Hotel ( Front of the Hotel ) HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No Return To Tel Aviv - Only Pick up from Jerusalem
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed Local Tour Guide
  • Pick up and Drop off to David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv Option only Pick up - Drop off Back to Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel only
  • 1 x Bottled Water
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop-Off
Departure details
  • David Citadel Hotel, King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel Pick up from Jerusalem: 7:45-8:00 Pick up from Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel ( Front of the Hotel ) King David 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel
  • Grand Beach Hotel, HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Only for Tel Aviv Pick up Option: 6:30AM Pick up from Tel Aviv Grand Beach Hotel ( Front of the Hotel ) HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • David Citadel Hotel, King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel After Bethlehem, Half Day Tour Finish Go Back to Jerusalem to David Citadel Hotel
  • Church of Nativity, P635+P2C, Bethlehem After Bethlehem Half Day Tour Finish stay in Bethlehem
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No Return To Tel Aviv - Only Pick up from Jerusalem
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Church of the Nativity
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Milk Grotto
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Shepherd's Sanctuary
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Cave of St. Jerome
  • 4
    The Church of St. Catherine
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory
    Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon
    Old City of Jerusalem
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Esann
Melkbosstrand, South Africa3 contributions
Excellent informative tour offered by passionate and highly knowledgeable guide, George, in Bethlehem. The tour was facilitated by Elias, who was equally amazing. BUT: don’t do an add-on of Jericho and the Jordan river. That part of the trip was unfortunate and a huge waste of time and money. The bus driver doubled up as a guide and knew very little about the archaeology and biblical history of Jericho, in particular. As we left the town of Jericho, fellow tourists noted points of interest in the town which the driver clearly knew nothing about. More effort and interest on his part would have saved us standing around a shop for almost an hour while we waited for a group to join our bus. We could have learnt and experienced so much more of Jericho and surroundings.
Written 24 March 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our Tour company to other travelers. We're sure our entire staff will be very happy with this review, Take care, and hope to see you in the holy land one day
Written 7 April 2022
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Preston S
2 contributions
Friends
Amazing!! Elias was a very good and nice tour guide. Me and my two friends went on the tour in early 2021 while the country was still closed to tourists. Even though it was just a small group of 3 of us, Elias still arranged all of the transportation to/from Bethlehem and gave us the tour despite it not being enough for him to make a real profit. He was super accommodating and gave us snacks, and little souvenirs. The tour was very interesting and informative. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to tour Bethlehem.
Written 5 May 2021
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you a lot for your positive feedback and kinds words. We take pride in reading amazing feedback about our tours. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us!
Written 7 April 2022
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Suzanne K
27 contributions
Excellent tour, one of the best I have ever done.
The guide was such a great guy, the tour was extremely well organised. There was time to stop and take photos of the wall at west bank, time to visit each place and the souvenir wood work shop was fantastic, lovely people not pushy at all, I got a few souvenirs --good value ones, and we got to tast local produce at the same time. It was fantastic. The reviews are right, it is the best value for money tour.
Written 26 March 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
We appreciate your positive feedback about our tours. We do take pride in giving the best experience ever, If you’re traveling to our area gain soon, don’t hesitate to call us or join one of our tours.
Written 7 April 2022
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Lara D
USA8 contributions
Our family of five very much enjoyed our tour of Bethlehem. Our guides were knowledgeable and enough time was provided at each stop. Our surprise lunch was absolutely delicious and the prices at the shop were reasonable, especially compared to other shops in Jerusalem. Overall, it was lovely to have an Arab Christian guide leading us around the holy sites. We loved it!
Written 30 March 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
We appreciate your positive feedback about our tours. We do take pride in giving the best experience ever, If you’re traveling to our area gain soon, don’t hesitate to call us or join one of our tours. God Bless.
Written 7 April 2022
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Neri S
7 contributions
Couples
This tour is one of my favorites! Boaz (George) was incredible. He did an amazing job showing us Bethlehem and making the Bible come to life and offering amazing bread and traditional treats along with it. My husband and I will never forget it. The other two guides where also amazing, the one that showed us the Nativity church sang the Lord's prayer in Aramaic, which was the language that our Lord Jesus Christ spoke! That was truly amazing. Over all an incredible experience. THANK YOU ALL!
Written 23 February 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you so much for leaving such lovely review, very happy you had great time with us, hope to see you soon one day, Boaz(George) will be very happy I will let him know <3
Written 26 February 2020
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CED
New York City, NY5 contributions
We really enjoyed the half day that we spent with the team at Elijah Tours & Travel! Different parts of the tour were led by different guides and all of them were very friendly and provided good information. It was very convenient to depart from the David Citadel Hotel. Bethlehem is only about 30 minutes away and the tour covers all the important sites that are there. Be warned, Bethlehem is quite commercial, but as a Christian I couldn't imagine being in Jerusalem and not take the time to see the birthplace of Jesus. Overall it was worth it. This tour includes a nice break at a cafe and a free falafel at the end of the trip that was the best I've ever had. The stop at the olive wood factory provided a nice opportunity to buy some souvenirs and support the local economy. There was no pressure to buy which we appreciated after the hounding that we experienced in the Old City. This approach actually made us want to spend our money.
Written 18 January 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thanks a lot , I appreciate your opinions about our Trip. We all do be proud of providing the best travels ever, If you’re visiting our place again in the near future, do not wait to give us a call or become a member of one of our organized tours.
Written 23 January 2020
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ODE
7 contributions
First of all book your trip in advance from your travel agent, Expedia or trip advisor because it’s cheaper. You are travelling to the Palestinian territory so you need a passport. We were a bit reluctant to go on this trip but it was a very safe trip, people were very nice in Bethlehem, very welcoming. The trip is very interesting for religious or non religious people. Our guide in Bethlehem was Christian which was surprising. The only gripe was that we had to change about 4 coaches to get there and back but it was still worth it.
Written 27 February 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you for the review, my friend, even though I believe this is for another tour company, we don't change vehicle four times in Bethlehem half day tour , very happy you had great time in Bethlehem and wish you all the best while you stay in Israel
Written 27 February 2020
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aperio
Pleasanton, CA44 contributions
This was one of the best tours I have been on in any city. The tour guides were very knowledgeable, professional and did a great job explaining the history of all the sites visited. We were picked up and dropped off in Tel Aviv, which worked out very well. At first I was a bit hesitant about taking a tour in the Palestinian territory, but soon found that the people of Bethlehem were very warm and welcoming and I very much enjoyed my visit. This tour is a must if you are in the area!
Written 9 March 2020
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miamerete
Oslo, Norway36 contributions
Family
We loved this trip for several reasons. First, it was a small group and we were well taken care of. Our guide made sure never to lose us, and if we needed to take photo or bathroom break, it was arranged. We felt safe and didnt have to worry about anything. Much easier than trying to find things ourselves. -also our guide knew lots about church history and explained all we saw. One of my children said it was best day of our vacation.
Written 6 August 2019
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Joshua C
Florida24 contributions
We had a full day Bethlehem tour with Elijah. We started the day with a larger group that included the half day Bethlehem tour and those that were going to the Dead Sea after. Despite the large group, everything was well coordinated. Boaz was a great guide for the wall and Banksy art. We also had fantastic guide for the Milk Grotto and other Christian sites. We ended up being the only 2 people that booked the full day Bethlehem tour and we were very well taken care of. Thank you team Elijah!
Written 1 October 2019
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danielsR2521NF
danielsR2521NF
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Excellent tour of Bethlehem 👌
My spouse and I took the half day tour from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. It was our first time traveling to the West Ban
xiaoh207
xiaoh207
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A peek into Palestine
Highly recommended. It was both a educational and recreational tour. It seemed this tout was run by Christian. We g
disnieatthebeach
disnieatthebeach
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Our trip went well. Te drivers were great and the guides. We had a small group. A good overview of everything .
We arrived at the meeting place and broke into our groups. There were four of us that drove to our guide on the oth
kevinmD1469NQ
kevinmD1469NQ
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Excellent Tour
Excellent tour. Route was well thought out and we were able to see a lot of the West Bank as well as the Dead Sea a
zctpd36
zctpd36
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Bethlehem and Dead Sea day tour
Knowledgeable guide in Bethlehem and well organized. Included lunch and some local snacks. Would join another tour
405bryne
405bryne
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Felt like a local instead of a tourist!
We have booked many tours throughout our years of travel, but Elijah Tours was, by far, the best experience we have
nataliapQ8752IN
nataliapQ8752IN
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Great tour
Trip was amazing and informative, the visit to Bethlehem was great. Love our tour guys, both were knowledgeable and
Fiser12
Fiser12
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Great tour that helps you to connect with the people of Bethlehem
Great tour, both the cab driver and the guide Abdalahad were outstanding. They explain everything about the history
shoshanaz2017
shoshanaz2017
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Perfect Bethlehem Tour!
This was the perfect half day tour of Bethlehem! Exactly matched the description, they picked the three of us up o
FlorinaComan
FlorinaComan
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Best tour ever
Amazing experience, great guides, kind hearted people, it way way over our expectations. We loved every second and
Justin A
Justin A
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This really was an excellent tour in the time we had available.
The Guides were truly excellent, the driver was also so good and actually drove normally which in this part of the
Mirgen2013
Mirgen2013
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Great tour if you want to visit the Mount of Temptation Monastery in Jericho
Elijah Tours was very responsive when I asked for information prior to booking this tour. My main goal was to take
O4889UCsarahl
O4889UCsarahl
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An unforgettable tour
My friend and I went on the Bethlehem and Dead Sea tour a couple of days ago and are still completely blown away by
BridgeToEverywhere
BridgeToEverywhere
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Amazing time in biblical lands
This review is a bit delayed (sorry!) but this tour was great. Lots of fun and the pace was good. The tour guides w
brit933
brit933
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Booking cancelled but fair treatment
We had booked a tour to Bethelem and came to the assigned spot on time, but noone came. When we phoned the company
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