Day trip

Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan River from Tel Aviv

3.5 / 5

19 reviews

Bethlehem, Jericho and Jordan River from Tel Aviv

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From US$ 99 per person

The Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour are available twice every week. Visit four of the region’s most interesting destinations.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour Bethlehem, the city where Jesus was born
  • Ascend via cable car to the Mount of Temptations and enjoy a guided tour of the monastery in Jericho
  • Float in the waters of the Dead Sea at a private beach
Full description
After your 6:30 AM pick-up from Tel Aviv, head to Bethlehem to explore the city before it becomes bustling with other groups. Discover the birthplace of Jesus and the Church of the Nativity. Descending through the Judean Desert, reach Jericho, the lowest city on Earth, and explore the Mount of Temptation.  Explore the Mount of Temptation, ascending by cable car. The cable car ticket is not included and costs approximatel $16. Stop at the Jordan River, Qasr al Yahud Baptismal Site, where according to tradition, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist.  Return to Tel Aviv at around 6:30 PM. Note that the order of sites is subject to change.
Includes
  • Transportation from Tel Aviv to all sites
  • Guide in Bethlehem, Jericho and Qasr al Yahud site
  • Entrance fee to the cable car in Jericho (16$)
  • Food and drink
  • Personal expenses
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)

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Meeting point

Pickup is from the Israeli Textile Center, Kaufmanm Street 2 (Corner of Shenkar and Kaufmann St.) at 6:30 AM. Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Wearing modest clothing is recommended
  • Please note that the order of the itinerary will be subject to change
  • Entering the Church of Nativity will be time dependent and crowd permitting
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    2.9/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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All in all good

We didn't see the caves of Qumram, only a film was offered about it, expensive admission. In Bethlehem, the guide directed us to a souvenir shop, where we had to stay for about half an hour. In the Church of the Nativity he wanted to get rid of his frustration with the (evil) Israelis. Guides should behave neutrally. I was satisfied with the other guides.

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March 10, 2018

I was very disappointed when we got to Bethlehem and weren’t able to go into the cave where Jesus was born. I felt the tour guide was rushing us and did not have the patience to wait. Once we got to the sheapards field we stood outside waiting for 20 mins for the same tour guide to appear and he rushed through that part of the tour as well saying I have to hurry because you have other places to go. I know it’s a lot to see in one day but I felt he still should have taken his time. Instead he told me I can just go and look on YouTube to see the place Jesus was born since I couldn’t go inside. If I would have known that I never would have taken this tour.

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April 12, 2019

Wasn't as you would hope for. Dead hours waiting around at the start. Literally a rush to get to 'shop', not taking in the sites as suggested. Massively disappointed

April 11, 2019

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