Day trip

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

Activity provider: Elijah Tours & Travel

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

Activity provider: Elijah Tours & Travel
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From US$ 88 per person

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Take a great way to explore the history and religion of the Old City of Bethlehem, a city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following your guided tour of the most important sites in Bethlehem, you will visit the Dead Sea where you can swim or relax.

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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Itinerary
8 hours
  • Jerusalem

  • 35 minutes
  • Chapel of the Milk Grotto (guided tour)

  • Church of The Nativity (guided tour)

  • Chapel of the Shepherds' Field (guided tour)

  • 40 minutes
  • Dead Sea (photo stop, swimming)

  • 40 minutes
  • Jerusalem

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Feel the spirituality on a tour of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ
  • Visit the Shepherds Field, the Church of the Nativity, and the Milk Grotto
  • Drive east through the Judean Desert to reach the lowest point on Earth
  • Relax, swim, and float effortlessly in the salty waters of the Dead Sea
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry to the Dead Sea
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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

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Meeting point

Pickup at 7:45 AM in front of the hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, a bathing suit, and a towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 126 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Fantastic experience. The company that operated the Elijah Tours service was sensational. All guides very prepared, excellent script. I recommend this tour through the places and friendliness of the people who took us. The wooden craft factory has wonderful people, as well as very beautiful products at an affordable price.

August 12, 2022

The tour to Bethlehem and the Dead Sea was exciting. You've seen a lot. Far too much for my taste. One or two attractions less for about 1 hour of free time in Bethlehem would be better. And half an hour more at the Dead Sea. 2 hours are not enough.

July 28, 2022

The tour was nice! Good guide, estructure of the van, well organized and nice script and snacks. I just didnt like the dead sea experience. The place where did we stopped was like a local clube. The people there (specially mens) look to us a lot. So for foreign womens is really unconfortable to dress bikinis. I think the better would be if the stop in the dead sea was in a place more focused on turism.

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July 11, 2022

Product ID: 278377