Bethlehem and Jericho Day Biblical Tour from Jerusalem
Holy Bethlehem and Jericho Biblical Tour
Explore the sites of key Old and New Testament stories and the biblical cities, descend through the Judean desert to Jericho, oldest city in the world. Passing the Inn of the Good Samaritan and the "Sea level marker". At Jericho, see the ancient tel, Mt. Temptation and the sycamore Zachaeus climbed. In Bethlehem visit the Church of Nativity, where Jesus was born, the Catholic church of St. Catherine, the Greek church and Shepherd's Fields the who saw the Star of the Nativity.
• Full-day tour of the biblical sites in Bethlehem and Jericho .
• Guided tour of the popular Holy Land sights by local experts
• See Israel's most important churches.
• Discover the Church of the Nativity
• Explore Bethlehem's Christian landmarks
• Includes all entrance fees
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Includes all entrance fees
- Entry/Admission - The Church of St. Catherine
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: The Good Samaritan Museum, Road 1, between Jerusalem and Jericho, Jericho Palestinian Territories
We drive south from Jerusalem in the direction of the Dead Sea on the way we pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan and continue on through the Biblical wilderness of the Judean Desert.
We pause at the mark which indicates that we have reached "sea level" and from there we continue on to Jericho 258 meters below sea level before descending to Jericho.
Stop At: Jericho, Jericho, West Bank
Jericho This ancient city features in both the New and Old Testament. Joshua led his troops around the city walls until they fell and Jesus entered Jericho after his sojourn in the wilderness .
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Zaccheus' Tree, Sharia Ein Es-Sultan, Jericho Palestinian Territories
When Jesus entered Jericho, The City of Palms, the tax collector Zachaeus climbed a sycamore tree to see him better and we stop to take a look at this ancient tree.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Mount of Temptation Monastery, Mount of Temptation, Jericho Palestinian Territories
Jesus spent forty days and forty nights on the nearby Mount Temptation, here the devil tried to turn Jesus away from God but Jesus responded "Man shall not live by bread alone.
Pass By: Judaean Hills, Judaean Hills, Jerusalem District
Our journey takes us back towards Jerusalem and the Judean Mountains where we visit Bethlehem, both the home of Jesse, King David's father and the place where Jesus was born.
Stop At: Bethlehem, Bethlehem, West Bank
Visit the Historical sites in Bethlehem
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Church of the Nativity, Manger Square .15 minutes walking from bus 231, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories
From Manger Square we enter through a small door into the Church of the Nativity. The Church of the Nativity was built in the 4th century over the grotto where Jesus was born and later in the 6th century the church was reconstructed. In recent times the church has been restored and renovated.
Within the church is the Grotto of the Nativity where a star marks the spot where Jesus was born and an altar to the three Wise Men.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: The Church of St. Catherine, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories
Next we visit the Crusader Church of Saint Catherine and see the underground grotto where Saint Jerome painstakingly translated the Bible from Hebrew to Latin, creating the Vulgate.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Shepherds' Field Chapel, Beit Sahour. Beit Sahour
We leave Bethlehem on our return journey to Jerusalem and pass Shepherds Field. It was here that shepherds watched their sheep by night on Christmas Eve. After an exhilarating and spiritually-charged journey the Bethlehem and Jericho tour comes to an end.
Departure Point :Jerusalem, Israel
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from Jerusalem Hotels: 08:30
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders.
- Passport compulsory.
- Visit to Bethlehem: due to the high number of visitors, entrance to the Nativity Cave may be limited.
- Palestinian guide meets tour only at border post.
- This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations
- Minimum starting age for the tour is 4 years old.
- Visit to Bethlehem may require a change of vehicle as well as a local Palestinian guide
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.