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Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Full-Day Trip from Tel Aviv

1. Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Full-Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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.

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Jerusalem Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. Jerusalem Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

This half-day tour explores the holiest of cities, and the spiritual sanctuary to the 3 great religions of the Western world - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dating back over 4 millennia, the Old City is packed with sites and draws visitors, regardless of their spiritual leanings. During the tour you will see some of the city’s most holy places, including Mount Scopus, the Via Dolorosa, the Western Wall and more. You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for the drive to Mount Scopus, one of the highest peaks of Jerusalem, where you can enjoy a panoramic overview of the city. Travel along the Kidron Valley to the Garden of Gethsemane and the walls of the City. Enter the Western (Wailing) Wall Square via the Armenian Quarter, and stroll through the Bazaar to the Christian Quarter. You will see the Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, site of the crucifixion. Walk along the 1,700-year-old Byzantine main street, the recently restored Roman road of The Cardo, and the renovated Jewish Quarter. Soak up the magical atmosphere of this most sacred of cities, and end at approximately 13:30 in the Old City, where you can continue with your own lunch or explore at leisure.

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Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

3. Jerusalem: Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

We’ll pick you up at your Tel Aviv hotel in the morning and drive you in an air-conditioned coach along Highway No. 1 towards Jerusalem. You’ll be accompanied by our professional guide throughout the tour. At Mount Scopus, one of the highest peaks in Jerusalem, we’ll stop so you can take in the panoramic overview. You’ll see the New City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount Esplanade of the Old City as well. Our route takes us along the Kidron Valley, from which point you’ll see the Garden of Gethsemane and the walls of the city. We’ll visit the Armenian Quarter stopping at the Western (Wailing) Wall Square. Next we’ll take in the local Bazaar and the Christian Quarter, followed by the Stations of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which commemorates the site of the crucifixion. We continue our tour with a walk along the 1,700-year-old Byzantine main street, the Cardo, and see the renovated Jewish Quarter. Our tour ends in the Old City in Jerusalem at approximately 1:30 PM.

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From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip

4. From Tel Aviv: Highlights of Jerusalem Biblical Trip

The journey begins at the Mount of Olives. As you stand above the Jewish cemetery and look out over the Old City, you'll see the Temple Mount where Solomon’s Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BCE, once stood, as well as the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. Additionally, you'll see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations, and the Kidron Valley with its ancient Jewish burial tombs. Entering the Old City via the Zion Gate, pass through the Armenian Quarter on route to the Jewish Quarter and the 1500-year-old Byzantine Cardo. The excavated Crusader shops are now modern stores. Stop at the Kotel, the Western Wall where Jews have prayed since the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE.  The Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, is the route many pilgrims follow on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the church built on the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and his burial tomb. Although the Byzantine church was partially destroyed during the Persian and Muslim conquests, the rebuilt and redesigned Crusader Church preserved much of the earlier church. Exit the Old City via the market and the Jaffa Gate for a short tour of the new city. A visit to Yad VaShem, the Holocaust Museum, reveals artifacts and photographs documenting the discrimination, persecution, and, finally, the annihilation of Jewish communities across Europe. It also honors the righteous among the nations who risked their lives while trying to save Jews.

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From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem & Bethlehem Small Group Day-Trip

5. From Tel Aviv: Jerusalem & Bethlehem Small Group Day-Trip

On this full-day tour of the Holy Land you’ll be picked up from your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a day-tour to two of Israel's classic sites: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. You’ll be accompanied throughout the day by a knowledgeable, professional guide. You’ll enjoy a panoramic overview from the 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. We’ll visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is considered to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus. We’ll also walk along the 1700-year-old Byzantine Cardo, the main street, and see the renovated Jewish Quarter. From there you will transfer to Bethlehem, Palestinian with your guide in a 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. You’ll 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 Roman Catholic Church. You’ll enjoy an overview of the Shepherd's Fields on return drive to your hotel in Tel Aviv.

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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

6. Jerusalem and Bethlehem Full-Day Tour from Jerusalem

This full-day tour is a perfect way to discover the Holy Land. Led by a professional guide, you will get to explore the religious city of Jerusalem, and discover Bethlehem, which is home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world. Starting in Jerusalem, you will visit the Mount of Olives, from where you will enjoy picturesque views over Jerusalem and the Temple of Mount Esplanade. Traveling through Jerusalem through the Kidron Valley, you will discover the old city walls, and take in views of the Garden of Gethsemane. Jerusalem is a Holy City of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, and your guide will take you to different neighborhoods that are important to each religion. In the Armenian Quarter, you will explore the bazaar leading to the Wailing Wall Square. In the Christian Quarter, you will view the Stations of the Cross, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is considered to be the place where Jesus was crucified. Finally, you will walk along the Byzantine Cardo, a 1700-year-old street, to reach the restored Jewish Quarter. To continue your tour in Bethlehem, you will pass through a Palestinian border-crossing, and switch buses to continue your tour with a knowledgeable Palestinian guide. According to Christian tradition, Bethlehem was the birthplace of Jesus. Your guide will take you to see the Nativity Circle, and the Church of Nativity. From there, you will view the cave where it is believed Jesus was born, and Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. As your tour comes to a close, you will enjoy sweeping views of the Shepherd’s Fields on the way back to Jerusalem.

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From Tel-Aviv: Day Tour to Origins of Christ in Jerusalem

7. From Tel-Aviv: Day Tour to Origins of Christ in Jerusalem

Enjoy a walking tour of Jerusalem and Mt. Olives, exploring significant locations from the story of Jesus Christ. Start out on Mt. Olives, where you will visit the place of Ascension, and Pater Nostra, where you can read the Lord's Prayer in 123 languages. Enjoy the spectacular view of Jerusalem from the summit of Mt. Olives before descending to the city. Stop at Dominus Flevit, the place where Jesus wept as he foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem, and continue to the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane. See the Jewish cemetery in Kidron Valley before entering the Old City through the Lion's Gate. In the Old City, see the pools of Bethesda on the grounds of the Church of St. Anne (mother of Mary.) Underneath the Sisters of Zion Convent, see the ancient pavement engraved with games the Roman soldiers played long ago, and note the starting point of Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross.)

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From Tel Aviv: Old Jerusalem Half-Day Tour

8. From Tel Aviv: Old Jerusalem Half-Day Tour

After being picked up from your hotel in Tel Aviv you will travel to the Old City of Jerusalem. Your first stop will be at the Mount of Olives where you will have a panoramic view across the holy city of Jerusalem. Then take the winding road down to the Kidron Valley where you will see the Garden of Gethsemane, the Basilica of the Agony, and the ancient burial tombs of Absalom and Jehoshaphat, BeneiHezir and the tomb of Zechariah. Then enter the Old City through the Zion Gate into the Armenian Quarter and continue on to the Byzantine Cardo. After you will head to the Jewish Quarter to reach the Western Wall, the holiest site in the Jewish faith. Continue on to the Way of Sorrows where Jesus walked towards his crucifixion. Along the way, you will stop at several Stations of the Cross before finally reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. To end your tour take a walk through the busy markets of the Old City where you can buy unique souvenirs from the holy city.

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Jerusalem: Small-Group Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day-Trip

9. Jerusalem: Small-Group Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day-Trip

To begin your full-day tour of the Holy Land, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a day-tour to two of Israel's classic sites: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. 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 of the Garden of Gethsemane, as well as the walls of the city. Upon 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. You will also visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is considered to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus. Later, walk along the 1,700-year-old Byzantine Cardo, the main street, and see the renovated Jewish Quarter. From there you will transfer to Bethlehem, Palestine with your guide in a 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. You’ll visit the Church of Nativity, and see Manger Square, where Jesus was placed after his birth. Before completing the tour, visit St. Catharine Roman Catholic Church. There you’ll enjoy an overview of the Shepherd's Fields upon your return drive to your hotel in Jerusalem.

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A Holy Christmas in Jerusalem & Bethlehem with Dinner

10. A Holy Christmas in Jerusalem & Bethlehem with Dinner

What better place to celebrate Christmas than in the holy land itself? Begin the tour with a beautiful view over the entire city of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, and then enjoy a short drive around the Old City walls, taking in the lovely panoramas of the Kidron Valley and the Garden of Gethsemane. Then enter the Old City itself, and embark on a short walking tour through the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue the tour with a drive to the legendary city of Bethlehem, stopping briefly at Evil Mountain for an illuminated panoramic view of the city. Once in Bethlehem, visit some authentic Christmas souvenir stores for light refreshments, and then sit down to a festive dinner at a local Bethlehem restaurant. Once you're finished, make your way to Mangers Square to view the Mass service on outdoor screens.

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What people are saying about Kidron Valley

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 848 reviews

Enjoyable trip with excellent guide Alona. The pick up and drive to a vantage point outside the city help give great context to the walk. Highly recommend and the insight and background provided by Alona made it so much more than a history talk and walk

This tour is Jerusalem in a nutshell and definitively worth ist. You get a lot of information about Jerusalem and Israel in general - its people, culture, history and religion. You have to listen carefully and you will see and hear a lot.

Had an amazing time!!! all drivers and tour guides were amazing! We can finally get back to traveling as restrictions are easing up so I definitely recommend these guys! Had a blast, an absolutely incredible time! Thank you :)

it was a great tour with omri and david,they were very experienced and helpful.Everything was great ,we had a very good time

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