1. Israel
  2. Tel Aviv District
  3. Jerusalem
  4. Western Wall

Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Full-Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Product ID: 22202
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Discover two of the classic sites in the Holy Land on our full-day guided tour. We’ll travel from Tel Aviv to visit the holy city of Jerusalem, and on to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ and King David.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German

Pickup included

Pick-up from main hotels in Tel-Aviv, Herzliya & Netanya From Tel-Aviv: 07:15 From Herzliya: 07:00 From Netanya: 06:30. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pick-up point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Full day tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv
  • Explore the Old city of Jerusalem
  • Guided tour of the scenes of the Nativity in Bethlehem
  • Visit Holy Land sites, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall
  • Enjoy panoramic overviews of old and new Jerusalem
Full description
On this full-day tour of the Holy Land, enjoy pick-up from your hotel in Tel Aviv in a comfortable air-conditioned coach and travel along highway no' 1 to Jerusalem. You’ll be accompanied throughout the day by a knowledgeable, professional guide.

You’ll enjoy a panoramic overview from Mount Scopus, overlooking the new city of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the old city. As you travel along the Kidron Valley, you’ll be able to take in views the Garden of Gethsemane as well as the walls of the city.

On reaching the Armenian Quarter you'll enter the Western or Wailing Wall square via the local bazaar. You’ll see the Christian Quarter and the Stations of the Cross, also known as the Via Dolorosa. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is considered to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus. You'll also walk along the 1700-year-old Byzantine Cardo, the main street, and see the renovated Jewish Quarter.

Transfer to Bethlehem (Palestinian guide and vehicle).
Bethlehem, meaning “City of Bread”, was the birthplace of Jesus according to Christian tradition. Your drive to Bethlehem takes you by way of Nativity Circle. Visit the Church of Nativity, and also the cave where Jesus was born. You’ll see Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth.

Before completing the tour, visit St' Catharine - a Roman Catholic Church. You’ll enjoy an overview of the Shepherd's Fields on the return drive to Tel Aviv.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop -off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entry fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Know before you go
• A valid passport is required on the day of travel.
• Modest dress is required.
• This tour is subject to Palestinian Authority regulations.
• The Palestinian guide meets tours only at the border post.
• A change of vehicle may be required for entry to Palestinian Authority territory.
• 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 the tour time schedule
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 488 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Very professional, very experienced guides! Josi was really very helpful and hospitable, he did his very best to reach our demands and wishes. He knew all tips and spots to take the best pics and make the most of Jerusalem in the short time provided. However, travellers should be aware that Jerusalem, as most places in the world, cannot be seen in one day; I mean, it depends on the kind of traveller that one is, i.e. do you want to feel the vibes of the city, sip your arabic coffee reluctantly and get lost in the alleys or are you the reporter kind of tourist that rushes up and down just to tick another place to have visited and post on the social media? Cause in the first case you really need sufficiently more time than one day. What I didn't enjoy in the Holy Land is that the place, though very energetic, lacks the spirituality of the Haidakhan Valley or Mount Athos but has rather turned itself into a touristic attraction.

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December 24, 2019

Our tour guide, Itamar buk, is the best tour guide I've ever toured with!! He loves history and he proved that by bringing it back to life through his vivid story telling. He spoke in a calm voice, answered all our questions and even elaborated further on several points. His partner in Palestine (whose name I cannot remember unfortunately) was also a very good guide.

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November 9, 2019

We left tel aviv and with in 25 min we stopped for coffee and toilets having been told to do the above before we left ! We then got to Jerusalem and had less time at the most important point of the trip the church ! than at the coffee stop we were given 20 minutes and the rushed through everything else arrived back one hour and 15 minutes early after a long lunch and a souvenir stop our guide was lacking interest and made the trip most unenjoyable

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February 17, 2020

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