Day trip

From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan River

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From Jerusalem: Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan River

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From US$ 99 per person

Starting from Jerusalem, visit Bethlehem to see where Jesus was born, admire the stunning mountain views in Jericho, marvel at Jesus' baptismal site, and enjoy a guided tour of Jericho as well as the Monastery of the Temptation.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the birthplace of Jesus and some of Bethlehem's other key sites
  • Discover Jericho, ascend to the Mount of Temptation via cable car and enjoy a guided tour of the monastery
  • Stop at the Jordan River's Qasr al Yahud Baptismal Site, where Jesus was baptized
Full description
Explore Bethlehem, Jericho, and the Jordan River in one comprehensive day tour that visits each historic location with a guide. Starting in Bethlehem, visit the Church of Nativity, which houses the grotto (the birthplace of Jesus). While in Bethlehem, stop in front of the famous Banksy hotel for a quick photo op. Purchase souvenirs from a local artisan shop before enjoying a short presentation about craftsmanship and arts in the area. During the presentation, relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Depart from Bethlehem and travel down towards the city of Jericho, located in the Jordan Valley. In Jericho, enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the valley from a cable car as well as a guided tour of the Mount of Temptation. While in the area, you’ll take a quick stop at the Gallery of Temptations, with the chance to sample halva, local dates, and other sweets before heading east towards the Jordan River. Stop at Qasr el Yahud baptismal site overlooking the Jordan River, the site where it is believed Jesus was baptized.  
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guided tours of Bethlehem, Mount Temptation, and Jordan River
  • Jericho cable car ticket (16$)
  • Lunch and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

Pick up at 7:45 AM in front of David Citadel Hotel, King David St. 7, Jerusalem. Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please note that entering the Church of Nativity is only time-dependent and crowd permitting.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

It was a great experience mostly because of our guide. He was no doubt the best guide we have ever had a chance to meet. His knowledge of the sites, the information he shared but above all his care for every person in the group, always looking for a way to meet our needs. I would say he was always trying to make sure we were safe, satisfied with the trip and happy about the journey.

Read more

June 15, 2022

The tour was very good, Joseph was our guide, such a good person, the places beautiful. There is 2 bad things in this tour, the first stop was a shop of souvenirs in Bethlehem, very very expensive, we were a group of 12 people they closed us in the shop for more or less 30 min (literally they closed the door and 2 sellers acted as guards, we didn’t have the option to leave the shop in that time) and the sellers where pushing us to buy, was very intimidating, and the second thing was the lunch, they took us to one restaurant where the buffet was 18 dollars, the food was not fresh, and we didn’t have another option of food, because it was the only place of food in that area.

Read more

April 8, 2022

Really well organised tour. Pick up was smooth. Bus was nice and roomy. Bus guide was knowledgeable and shared scriptures along the way. We met with a local guide in Bethlehem, which was a great advantage as we were almost at the front of the line in the Church. A bit of waiting around in a souvenir shop was fine. We also met with a local guide in Jericho. The trip to the mountain was very very nice, and the tour of the monestary as well as the views and the steps were really nice. Lunch-restaurant was the best we have tried on any of our trips. Jordan included an option of being baptised in the Jordan river, including renting clothes.

Read more

November 2, 2022

Translate

Product ID: 287250