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From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv - Trip To Bethlehem and Dead Sea - Small Group Tour provided by Elijah Tours & Travel

From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv - Trip To Bethlehem and Dead Sea - Small Group Tour

From Jerusalem/Tel Aviv - Trip To Bethlehem and Dead Sea - Small Group Tour
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Tour snapshot
Save time—cover Bethlehem highlights and the Dead Sea in a day
Duration:
8–11 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
This comprehensive day trip covers top religious sights in Bethlehem, Avoid the hassle of organizing car rental, and enjoy a stress-free day with transfers between sites included. Explore Bethlehem with a guide, and discover sights related to Jesus Christ, including the Church of the Nativity. After a busy day’s sightseeing, stop to relax in the Dead Sea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-11 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
  • No need for public transport—transfers between sites are included
  • Discover sights related to Jesus Christ on a guided Bethlehem tour
  • Lots of stops along the way, including the Cave of St. Jerome
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-11 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
  • No need for public transport—transfers between sites are included
  • Discover sights related to Jesus Christ on a guided Bethlehem tour
  • Lots of stops along the way, including the Cave of St. Jerome
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 115730P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Only Bethlehem with Guide
  • Pick up and Drop off to David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem
  • Dead Sea Entrance Fee (85NIS)
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Exclusions
  • Food & Drink
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off
Duration
8–11 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Only Bethlehem with Guide
  • Pick up and Drop off to David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem
  • Dead Sea Entrance Fee (85NIS)
  • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Exclusions
  • Food & Drink
  • 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
8–11 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • Pass by
    Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon
    Old City of Jerusalem
  • 1
    The Church of St. Catherine
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Church of the Nativity
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Shepherd's Sanctuary
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory
  • 4
    Dead Sea
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Cave of St. Jerome
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Milk Grotto
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Little Scoop
11 contributions
Couples
This was a great tour. The guides were excellent, the itinerary was well organized, and it had a little bit of everything - attractions, food, and some comedy.

We came from Tel Aviv, but the rest of the group started from Jerusalem. We were about 30 minutes late due to traffic, but the company was in touch via WhatsApp and everything went smoothly. Our guide for most of the day was Boaz and he was great - funny, knowledgeable, and constantly surprising us with little local snacks. We've done a lot of these types of tours in a lot of different places and Boaz is one of the best guides we've ever had. The guide really sets the tone for the whole group and he truly did a great job keeping us all engaged and entertained.

The first stop was the wall with Banksy art/graffiti for a few photos. Next we went to the Milk Grotto for a quick look around and some history and photos. After a quick bathroom break we went to the Church of the Nativity where we met Abu, who guided us through this area. The church is busy busy busy with people lining up to go see the manger area. Abu managed to get us downstairs in less than 5 minutes. Some people were waiting on line for hours, so the guide as a huge plus here. We toured the rest of the area, then met back up with Boaz. Next we went to Shepherd's Field and explored a bit.

The last stop for the morning was for olive wood, souvenirs, and falafel. I'm not a huge fan of shopping stops, but they really did have good stuff and good prices. The falafel was a nice touch too.

After eating we said goodbye to Boaz and got back on the minibus to go to the Dead Sea (no guide for this part of the tour, but if you need a guide to tell you how to get in and out of the water you may need to reconsider independent travel). We spent about 2 hours there, which was more than enough time to swim, shop, and ride a camel.
Written 12 February 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you so much for writing detailed review about your day tour my friend, it means a lot and we are very happy you had great time, this is what we work on all time to make sure we have the best service ever, hope to see you again in Israel one day, again thank you so much and wish you the best <3
Written 23 February 2020
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Lea Marie
Sindelfingen, Germany3 contributions
Family
Wonderful guide, the tour was full of surprises and very pleasant. We had an awesome day and would use them in the future for other types of Tours and would recommend them to friends as well.
The buses were comfortable with charging USB ports, the snacks provided were delicious. The guide has a lot of excellent information.
Written 13 January 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Dear Lea Marie, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your tour pleasant. Do checkout our Facebook and Twitter pages for pictures of the tours that you have seen or might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 15 January 2020
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Eirinn1975
Rauma, Finland415 contributions
We had a great time with this tour. Weather was really bad, so after the visit to Bethlehem going to the dead sea was pointless. Instead we went to Jericho, which was really interesting. The staff was lovely and the explanations satisfying. They also took care to arrange transports for some of our fellow travellers. The tour felt a bit rushed sometimes, probably because we lost some time in the Jerusalem traffic, but I would definitely recommend it.
Written 22 January 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Precious buddy, Thank you for spending some time to review your journey with us. Looking towards seeing you again in the near future, sorry if it felt like bit rushed but we have to finish bethlehem half about 12:00 and also the 2nd part about 4:00 - but very happy you had great time, take care buddy
Written 23 January 2020
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Yellowbell78
Manila, Philippines37 contributions
Solo
Tour was great, Boaz and the rest of the guys were all so friendly and very enthusiastic. 😁 learned so much about the history and status of Israel and Palestine. Everywhere we went they let us try local food which was a great complement to the tour.

There was a slight problem with Asian countries (and maybe others now also) because of COVID-19, some tourist places enforced a ban. Not sure how it will be now and in future.

There was also some confusion with other members of the group regarding the afternoon itinerary. Seemed like we all had different itineraries and it wasn’t clear when each group would go. Anyway everything turned out ok. Maybe better coordination next time. The driver (sorry I can’t remember his name now) made up for it by taking all of our pictures with the mud 👍🏼
Dead Sea turned out to be very organized and there were good toilet/bathroom facilities, which was my main concern. There weren’t too many people that time also, which made everything manageable. Had fun trying out floating and putting all that mud, which was apparently a must.
Written 3 March 2020
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Sarah L
Berlin, Germany5 contributions
My friend and I went on the Bethlehem and Dead Sea tour a couple of days ago and are still completely blown away by the whole experience. The tour was perfectly organised, the guides were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and we felt safe at all times. We learned so much about the places we visited and are keen to come back at some point in the not too distant future. I can highly recommend Elijah and his team. Thanks for everything!
Written 9 March 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
We appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. 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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LelePierce
Fiuggi, Italy4 contributions
Couples
Very well organized tour with a very nice and welcoming guide like Elijah who introduced us to the Palestinian world. An experience that I recommend to everyone to do with Elijah tour to better understand the history and contrasts of this land. with elia it seemed to have gone to find a friend. Thanks for everything, I hope to return someday to visit you!
 
Written 25 January 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Very happy you had great time my dear friend, i can't wait till you return one day , that day we were small group and was great <3,Thanks for giving us an ideal ranking as well as for recommending our Tour company to other travelers. I am certain our entire staff will very satisfied with this evaluation, Take care and have great and Blessed weekend
Written 26 January 2020
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Florina C
7 contributions
Couples
Amazing experience, great guides, kind hearted people, it way way over our expectations. We loved every second and the guides made us enjoy it to the fullest. Love to our guide Ziad, amazing man!
Written 28 March 2022
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you a lot for your positive feedback. We really appreciate your kind words. Ziad will also be happy to read your compliments. We hope to see you again, take care and God bless!
Written 7 April 2022
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Daniel H
5 contributions
Spontaniously we booked this tour to Bethlehem and the dead sea.
The driver was more than on time and we were driven (from Jerusalem) to Bethehem where we met our tourguide for us (9 people).
After showing us around and answering all of our questions we where split into different groups according to our bookings. We booked the dead-sea-tour so we had Ziad (best man!) as our private guide. This cool guy stopped out of plan where we asked him to, to take pictures, get ice cream, take a "bath" into the "Jordan". Besides that we had the pleasure to get a few snacks: once it was coffee, once it was baklava and another time we had falafel.
During our stay at the dead sea we had enough time to look around, swim, eat etc.. Ziad asked us to tell him as soon as we are ready to go.

We highly recommend them!

Thank you very much, guys!

Daniel & Steffi
Written 10 August 2019
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Andy G
1 contribution
The tour exceeded all my expectations, particularly the second half of the tour. Gone is the expensive lunch that has been complained about, nor were there any requests for tips. Instead we were treated to little bonuses along the way. There were only three of us doing the Dead Sea tour so we were taken by Taxi. The driver Ziad was so friendly and helpful - and was happy to let us take our time and enjoy a really full day out, returning after18:30. You could rush around and finish the tour earlier but my recommendation is to enjoy the personalized experience you might expect from a much more costly tour.
Written 10 August 2019
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Lina J
Stockholm, Sweden162 contributions
I booked this tour based on the good reviews it had received here on TA and I was not disappointed. This tour contained everything we could wish for - we got to see Bethlehem, visit the holy sites, learn some interesting/disturbing facts about daily life in Palestine and, of course, take a dip in the Dead Sea which is a must if you are visiting the country. The tour operators were extremely friendly and caring and I would definitely go with Elijah Tours in the future as well. Thank you for a great day!
Written 4 August 2019
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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
rnadiaz1127
rnadiaz1127
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Highly Recommended
Elijah Tours treats their guests extra special. From their very friendly driver Ziad, to their very informative gui
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
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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
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
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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
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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
arevalosalmeanne
arevalosalmeanne
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Superb
The tour was short but very organized. The visits to West Bank Barrier, Milk Grotto Chapel and Nativity Church were
scootie49
scootie49
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Lovely Experience...Would Do Again!
Our family of five very much enjoyed our tour of Bethlehem. Our guides were knowledgeable and enough time was prov
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
Bernadett21
Bernadett21
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Definitely coming back for more tours
Really well-organised tour, where you are taken care of throughout the day. I have to admit it was such an enlighte
X1577KIsuzannek
X1577KIsuzannek
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Great day at Bethlehem.
Excellent tour, one of the best I have ever done. The guide was such a great guy, the tour was extremely well organ
Esann d
Esann d
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Bethlehem A+ / Jericho F -
Excellent informative tour offered by passionate and highly knowledgeable guide, George, in Bethlehem. The tour wa
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
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