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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the biblical cities of Bethlehem and Jericho on this full-day guided trip from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean Desert to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. See the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil and the sycamore tree that Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbed to get a better view of Jesus. In Bethlehem, see the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born, plus Manger Square, Shepherds' Field and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.
  • Visit the holy city of Bethlehem
  • Visit Jericho, the oldest city in the world
  • See famous biblical sites
  • Transportation included

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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees
Food and drinks
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8:30 AM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

This full-day Jericho-and-Bethlehem tour begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach.

On the main highway between Jerusalem and Jericho, in the Judean Desert, pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan, mentioned in the New Testament's parable of the Good Samaritan and the famous roadside sea level marker. From here, enjoy a view of the Jordan Valley where Jesus was baptized.

In Jericho, the oldest city in the world, look for the sycamore tree that Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbed to get a better view of Jesus when he was there on his way to Jerusalem. Above Jericho is the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus, after praying and fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, was tempted by the devil.

At this halfway point of the tour, stop for lunch (own expense) in a restaurant in Jericho before making the trip to Bethlehem.

In Bethlehem, explore the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto, a holy place with the cave in which the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is said to have occurred. Manger Square is where the majority of religious activity in Bethlehem takes place, with the Church of the Nativity and the Mosque of Omar, the oldest and only mosque in the old city of Bethlehem and a site of great meaning for those Muslims who live in the city.

See where Jesus was placed in a manger after his birth. Tradition has it that while Mary was nursing Jesus here, a drop of milk fell to the ground, turning it white.

Stop by the local Greek and Catholic churches before going to Shepherds' Field, where Luke 2:8 declares: 'Shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.' It is believed an angel announced the birth of Jesus here.

The tour concludes with a return trip to the Jerusalem hotels.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Judaean Desert
Pass through the Judean Desert
Stop At:  
Jericho
Visit the ancient city of Jericho
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Zaccheus' Tree
Visit the Zaccheus' Tree in Jericho
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mount of Temptation Monastery
Spot Mount Temptation
Stop At:  
Bethlehem
Visit Bethlehem
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of the Nativity
Visit the Church of Nativity
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Church of St. Catherine
Pass by the Church of St. Catherine
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • When visiting Bethlehem, you will be met by a Palestinan guide at the boarder and may require a change of vehicle
  • A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Due to visitors overload a visit down to Nativity cave is not always possible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bein Harim Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem.

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  • "They have a very nice shop downstairs with skin care products, shampoo etc from dead sea minerals." See review
  • "I would certainly recommend this tour if you have a few days in Israel." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great day trip
GILL_N
, Feb 2020
Itamar was an amazing guide - went over and above what a tour guides duties are - had an amazing day thanks to him & the Bein Harim company - definitely book with them
star-1
Worst Tour Company - Waste of Money
ANTONY_S
, Feb 2020
This is the worst tour I have ever been on. The tour operator spent an hour moving us between buses. Then the bus broke down in Bethlehem and had to be repaired. Did NOT see the cave in the Church of the Nativity. Spent unnecessary time in a souvenier shop so they can get a commission. It is a half day tour at best that is extended to make it look like a full day tour. Please do not book this tour with this company.
star-5
Nazareth tour
Sightseer659081
, Nov 2019
Excellent guides. Extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. ZAHI Shaked warm and friendly .also very funny
star-5
Memorable Holy Trip
Jenny H
, Aug 2019
When you go to an unknown territory, joining this trip makes your experience much more easy. Our tour group went to Bethlehem the first thing in the morning so we were able to get into to cave - a very small space. The whole day trip is well paced. I went on the trip alone as part of other visit in the area. It is very informational tour...well worth it.
star-5
Very good tour
119carmen230
, Jul 2019
The tour was good, although the Bethlehem part was disorganized. There were guides giving explanation in two languages and that made it hard for people to follow well. The guide in Bethlehem found it hard to keep people together. But this was not a terrible problem. The guide assigned to the whole tour, Yoav, was superb. He was respectful of different traditions and gave excellent and clear explanations of many things. It was obvious that he cared for people in the group. He even brought water to every table so that we could keep hydrated. He was especially attentive to us since one of us had difficulty walking. He offered his help right away. This was thoughtful and it caused us an excellent impression. Yoav is an excellent guide.
star-5
Dan Porges was excellent
Gonzalo C
, Jun 2019
The tour was spectacular thanks to Dan Porges... He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Took care of all requests !!!
star-5
Outstanding Tour
BeeBee623
, Sep 2018
We had the opportunity to spend time in Bethlehem and in Jericho. In Bethlehem we had ample time to go through the Church of the Nativity even though it was extremely crowded. We visited the Shepherds Field Church with excellent explanation by the Guide and time to enjoy the beauty and for pictures. Then on to Jericho, the oldest City in the World, and viewed ruins dating back 10,000 years. Lunch is on your own and the place we stopped was lovely but not impressed with the food. As with most restaurants, a bit pricey for lunch. I would certainly recommend this tour if you have a few days in Israel.
star-1
I have already reported this to...
Tricia H
, Apr 2018
I have already reported this to Viator and I am waiting a response. The company was over an hour late picking us up to start the trip and by the time everyone else was gathered, we left almost 2 hours late. Our guide in Bethlehem was wonderful. When we went to Jericho, we didnt visit the all of the places including the monastery even though we were told we would drive up to the Mount of Temptation. Even though we left two hours late, we were still driven back to Jerusalem by 5:30 so the guide and 2 others could be transported to Tel Aviv. Unfortunately, the bus driver wasnt very fluid in English and he failed to take us back to our pickup point. When I asked him, he told us we could take a taxi and we got off the bus. Not a good way to spend my wifes birthday. This was such a bad experience, we called Viator as we didnt want to go the next day with this same company to Nazareth. I was told i would hear something within 24 hours but it has been a few days.
star-5
This was an exceptional tour not...
Ken H
, Mar 2018
This was an exceptional tour not because of the sites scene but because of the tour guide. His years of experience provided a valuable historical foundation for the tours. He was culturally skilled and presented the information eloquently and in a manner that left you wanting to know more. He was open to questions and responded well. I've been on several Viator tours, in several countries, and we older travelers can be dismissed by the younger tour guides. This tour guide welcomes travelers of all ages and wants you to become part of his tour guide team. It was because of his service that I booked a day long trip in Tel Aviv though Viator. Kudos to this tour guide !
star-4
Another excellent trip....didn't get...
maharajanuradha27
, Jan 2018
Another excellent trip....didn't get enough time to go into the grotto at the Church of Nativity..because the lines were so long....however the rest was enjoyable.

Product code: 5209JER114

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