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From Tel Aviv: Biblical Day Tour of Bethlehem and Jericho

Product ID: 237092
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Visit Jericho and Bethlehem on this day trip from Tel Aviv. See important historical sites like the Mount of Temptation, the Church of the Nativity, the Shepherds’ Field, and more. Lean the biblical narratives and history behind each site from your guide.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from central hotels. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pickup point. Pickup times: • From Tel Aviv at 7:15 AM • From Herzliya at 7:00 AM • From Netanya at 6:30 AM
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the famous biblical sites of Jericho and Bethlehem
  • Experience Bethlehem, the birth town of Jesus
  • Visit Jericho, the lowest and oldest city in the world
  • Visit Bethlehem’s Church and Grotto of the Nativity, where Jesus is believed to have been born
  • Learn the biblical narratives and history behind each site from your guide
Full description
Upon leaving Tel Aviv you will drive to Jerusalem in the direction of the Dead Sea. Alongside your local, English-speaking guide, you will pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan and continue on through the Biblical wilderness of the Judean Desert. You will pass WadiKelt and see the 5th century Monastery of Saint George. You will then continue on to Jericho, 258 meters below sea level. 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. 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.”

The journey takes you back towards Jerusalem and the Judean Mountains, where you’ll visit Bethlehem. From Manger Square we enter through a small door into the Church of the Nativity. The church was built in the 4th century over the grotto where Jesus was born and later (in the 6th century) the church was reconstructed. Within the church is the Grotto of the Nativity where a star marks the spot where Jesus was born. There is also an altar to the three Wise Men. Next you’ll 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. Before heading back you will make another stop in Bethlehem at the Shepherds Field, where an Angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds on Christmas night to tell them of the imminent birth of the savior.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• A valid passport is required on the day of travel
• This tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations
• Palestinian guide meets the tour only at border post
• Change of vehicle may be required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory
• Modest dress is required
• Tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
• Due to visitor overload, a visit down to the Grotto of Nativity might not be possible because of tour time schedule
Organized by

Israel Click Tours

Product ID: 237092