Bethlehem and Jerusalem Day Biblical Trip from Jerusalem - Small Group
Combine visits to two holy cities on this full-day sightseeing tour: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Starting from the Mount of Olives, the itinerary follows biblical sites from Mt. Zion to the Old City, including a walking tour through the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian quarters. Continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity among other religious sites like the Via Dolorosa. With coach transport it’s easy to get to each destination.
• Full-day tour of the biblical sites in Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
• See Israel's most important churches.
• Follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa.
• Explore Bethlehem's Christian landmarks.
• Free hotel pickup and drop-off included from Jerusalem Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Western Wall Plaza Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500 Israel
Our journey begins with Panoramic overview of the Old City and new city of Jerusalem. Drive along the Kidron Valley, view the Garden of Gethsemane, the walls of the Old City and Mt. of Olives.
We continue on towards the Zion Gate by driving passed the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations and the Kidron Valley where we see the Jewish burial tombs of Absalom, King David's son; Jehoshaphat and the Hezir family (benei Hazir). We carry on through the Jewish Quarter and on to the Western Wall which was part of the outer walls of the Holy Jewish Temple that stood on Temple Mount almost 2,000 years ago. We then walk where Jesus once walked the Way of Sorrows along the Via Dolorosa, as thousands of pilgrims do each year. We stop at several of the Stations of the Cross where Jesus stopped briefly as he carried his cross to Golgotha (Calvary).
The final station on the Way of Sorrows is at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher marking the site where Christ was crucified and where his burial tomb is located. we continue to Holy Bethlehem, the city of Christ's birth. We arrive in the City of Bread, Bethlehem, which was home to Jesse, King David's father as well as being Christ's birthplace. From Manger Square we enter the 4th century Church of the Nativity which is the oldest church in Israel still in use. Beneath the church is the Grotto of the Nativity where a star indicates the place where Jesus was born. This is the place where the well-known story of Christmas night took place and a visit here is a moving experience for all Christians. From the Church of St. Catherine we go down into a two room cave which connects with the Grotto of the Nativity. This is the perfect place for us to take a moment and sing some Christmas carols.
Duration: 9 hours
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations."
"Palestinian guide meets the tour only after border crossing."
"Border crossing may include short unaccompanied walking portion."
"Modest dress is obligatory for visits to holy sites; covered knees and shoulders"
"Passports are compulsory."
"Please specify in Special Requirements the place for pick up hotel"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Minimum starting age for the tour is 4 years old."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
Duration: 9 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from Jerusalem Hotels: 08:30
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.