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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Small Group Tour

Product ID: 20881
Explore the biblical city of Jerusalem on a 10-hour luxury tour of the Mount of Olives, Jewish and Armenian Quarters, Cardo, and more. Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and then drive to Bethlehem; birthplace of Jesus Christ.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in Netanya (06:30), Herzilya (07:00), and Tel Aviv (07:20). Pick up is provided from centrally located hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pick-up time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem and Church of the Holy Sepulchre on a small-group business class tour
  • Get panoramic views from the Mount of Olives
  • Walk down the restored Roman road of The Cardo and the Via Dolorosa
  • See the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem
  • Visit the Shepherd's Field where the shepherds first saw the Star of Nativity
  • Stroll through the Jewish, Christian, and Armenian quarters of Jerusalem
Full description
Enjoy a 10-hour business class tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, traveling in small groups of no more than 18 passengers for a more personalized experience. Discover the holiest of holy cities, spiritual sanctuary to 3 great religions, with a history that dates back over 4 millennia.

You will start by driving to the Mount of Olives to get panoramic views of the Old City of Jerusalem. Stop at Mount Zion to see King David's Tomb, the room of the Last Supper, and Dormition Abbey.

Then explore the main monuments of the Old City including the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, and the Dome of the Rock. Stroll through the Jewish and Armenian Quarters with your government-licensed guide, and wander down the beautifully restored Roman Cardo.

Continue along Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, which is said to be where Jesus was buried and resurrected.

Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world, and the site of where Jesus is said to have been born. Visit the Shepherds' Field, and soak up the spiritual atmosphere of Manger's Square.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Government licensed tour guide
  • Entrance fees to sites
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that modest dress is required to visit holy places (no shorts or sleeveless shirts)
• Passports are required for this tour
• Hotel pick up is provided from centrally located hotels only. The supplier will confirm the pick-up time and address. If your hotel is not central, you will be sent the address of the closest meeting point
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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A terrific tour with plenty of time to enjoy the wonderful Historic and religious sites of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. An absolute must-do tour if time is short when visiting the Holy Land. Apart from the relatively short drive from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the majority of the time is spent following a very knowledgeable guide. To meet the agreement requirements between Israel and Palestine, a switch in vehicles and guides is required, but don’t worry, it is seamless and well coordinated. The driver, tour bus and guide in Bethlehem are equally skilled and conversant. A 5-star tour!

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October 12, 2019

Great way of ticking off those sights!

The guide we had for Jerusalem was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable and patient with questions. Jerusalem within the city walls you must go back for shopping - I had read reviews before saying customers felt rushed through and would have liked shopping time, but I can see why not - there’s SO many little shops and stalls, you would loose customers left right and centre, if you have free time - the place is a maze and it just wouldn’t work!! Bethlehem however I was not as impressed with the guide - the situation was a little bizarre, being dropped at a border point and then the group split and divided into different cars with what seemed random drivers - a little unsettling and went from feeling very organised to a hoist!! The guide came across as though he was there for payment not passion - his knowledge was sound I have to say, but he lacked interest in general convo/rude-being marched into a tourist trap for trashy souvineers was just awkward. Bethlehem is fab itself!

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April 6, 2018

Pick-up date in the voucher was 6.30am. After researching the hotel reception we learned that the correct pick-up date was 9am. Had booked exclusively in German tour then in English / German, explained by the driver ... completely left to your own devices when crossing the border to Bethlehem, through the fastest way, no way to visit the birthplace of Jesus but then deported to a shop for unnecessary things to consume! For the tour the day before, were not picked up at the Hotel Mamilla as agreed, had the hotel reception researched after a long period of time, with the result of a taxi at your own expense to find our bus in the space mentioned! In addition, there were also differences regarding the return trip from the Dead Sea to Jerusalem (first different bus - then the same one again) all in all a catastrophic organization. We therefore considered a 50 percent reimbursement of the costs to be appropriate! MfG RuAStechele

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November 23, 2019

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Product ID: 20881