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From Jerusalem: Tour to Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River

1. From Jerusalem: Tour to Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River

After being picked up from Jerusalem, travel to Bethlehem where you will meet your guide before heading into the old city of Bethlehem. Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of the Nativity. Continue your tour with a visit to the Milk Grotto Church before riding to the city of the shepherds, Bayt Sahur where you will visit the Chapel of the Shepherds Field before getting to visit an olive wood factory where you will see artisans crafting wooden sculptures.  Then journey through the wonderful Judean Desert to the lowest point on earth. Have chances to stop and take pictures at the sea level point in the desert overlooking the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Jericho. Stop and have lunch then pass the Mount of Temptation and drive into Jericho where you will see some of the famed sights in the city including Zaccheus's Tree that is mentioned in the bible.

From Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem and Dead Sea Day Tour

2. From Jerusalem: Full-Day Bethlehem and Dead Sea Day Tour

Discover the famous old city of Bethlemen and the Dead Sea on a guided day trip from Jerusalem. Swim in the Dead Sea, visit an olive wood factory and see the famous Church of the Nativity. Following pickup in Jerusalem, ride to Bethlehem to meet your guide before heading to the Old City of Bethlehem. Begin with a guided visit to the Church of the Nativity. Next, if availability allows, visit the Nativity Star and the Cave of St. Jerome. From there, head to the Milk Grotto Church, where it is believed that the Holy Family found refuge from the Massacre of the Innocents before they could flee into Egypt. Next, drive to the City of the Shepherd's, Bayt Sahur. In Bayt Sahurt, enjoy a guided visit to the Chapel of The Shepherd's Field, the church where the angels first appeared to the shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus Christ. Continue your trip with a visit to an olive wood factory and watch the artisans crafting wooden sculptures. Continue through the Judean Desert to reach the lowest point on Earth. Hop out and take pictures at sea-level in the desert . Continue to the Dead Sea to enjoy the rest of the day, either floating in the rich water or relaxing at the beach.

From Tel Aviv: Bethlehem Half-Day Historical Guided Tour

3. From Tel Aviv: Bethlehem Half-Day Historical Guided Tour

Travel to the heart of the biblical story of the nativity on this guided half-day excursion from Tel Aviv. Drive to Bethlehem to gain an insight into Shepherds' Field and visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. Located on the West Bank, the city is the birthplace of King David and means “City of Bread” as a result of the wheat crop that grew in the region. Pay a visit to the Church of the Nativity and the cave where, according to Christian tradition, Mary gave birth to Jesus. Continue to Manger Square, home to the Mosque of Omar, an important site for the many Muslims who live in the city. Explore Shepherds' Field by seeing the lesser-known Greek Orthodox monastery. Then, visit the Roman Catholic Shepherds' Field chapel where angels first announced the birth of Christ. After getting an overview of the pilgrimage center, conclude the tour in Jerusalem.

Bethlehem Old City and Jericho City Guided Tour

4. Bethlehem Old City and Jericho City Guided Tour

After being picked up form the meeting point in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, you will start your journey through the Judean Desert to the oldest city Jericho. A local guide will meet you at the walls of the old city and take you to see the Mount of Temptation Sight and the Sycamore tree. Later on, you will head to Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus Christ. You will begin with a stroll in Manger Square and enter the Church of the Nativity with an expert tour guide. On the way out of Bethlehem, you will stop at the Wall where you will be able to take in the atmosphere and see some art from Bansky on the Wall.

Bethlehem Full Day Tour From Jerusalem

5. Bethlehem Full Day Tour From Jerusalem

After being picked up from Jerusalem, travel to Bethlehem where you will meet your guide before heading into the old city of Bethlehem. Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of the Nativity as well as the Cave of St. Jerome. Continue your tour with a visit to the Milk Grotto Church before riding to the city of the shepherds, Bayt Sahur. In Bayt Sahur visit the Chapel of the Shepherds Field before getting to visit an olive wood factory where you will see artisans crafting wooden sculptures. Continue your tour with a visit to Herodion National Park before visiting the Monastery of Saint Saba to end your tour of Bethlehem. 

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What people are saying about Chapel of the Shepherds' Field

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 259 reviews

Easy pick up in front of David Hotel. Spacious bus with charging ports and AC. Driver Zahid went above and beyond. We got free waters, Zatar snack, and falafel. The tour guide in Bethlehem was extremely informative and kind. They allowed us ample time to see the sites - not rushed at all. No pressure to buy anything either. Elias got us an unexpected bonus trip to the Jordan River as well as it was only us 4 in the group. We highly recommend Elijah tours. They went above and beyond!!!!

Bethlehem visit was very nice with a friendly and educated local guide. We had the chance to be only 2 to continue Jericho and Jordan river, the other local guide was really cool and made our trip a very nice day.

The guides and drivers were very pleasant, he paced the tour without rushing us, they watched over us like a hen and her chicks. This tour was wonderful I definitely recommend it

An excellent team of guides and drivers in Bethlehem, Jericho and the Jordan River, very friendly.

Very solid tour organization. good guide quality stops in shops and bakeries