Bethlehem And Jericho Day Trip From Tel Aviv

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Overview

Travel back through the millennia to some of Christianitys most revered sites on this full-day tour of Bethlehem and Jericho from Tel Aviv. Traveling with an expert guide, drive to Jericho to view its fabled biblical locations, including Zacchaeus tree and Mt Temptation. Afterward, visit Bethlehem to stand at the hallowed sites of the Nativity, such as the Church and Grotto of the Nativity, and the Milk Grotto. Also, view Shepherds Field, the scene of one of the Bibles greatest stories, when shepherds were told of Jesus birth by an angel.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

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Leave your central Tel Aviv hotel in an air-conditioned coach and travel through the Judean desert to Jericho. On route, see the Inn of the Good Samaritan, the site associated with the much-loved biblical parable.
Pause at the sign that marks sea level and get views over the Jordan Valley, the place where Jesus is believed to have been baptized; and Jericho’s oasis, as you descend to the world’s oldest continuously populated city. Mentioned in the Old and New Testament, Jericho’s walls were, according to the Bible, felled by the trumpet sounds of Joshua’s Israelite army. The ancient city is also thought to be where Jesus returned after his time in the wilderness.
Gaze at Mt Temptation, the mountain that towers over the city, and see Tel mound and Elisha’s Spring, the latter mentioned in the Bible. Your guide will also show you the sycamore tree that the Bible recounts as having been climbed by the tax collector Zacchaeus to get a better view of Christ.
Either break for lunch (own expense) in Jericho or on your visit to Bethlehem, depending on timings.
Having explored Jericho, relax as you drive to Bethlehem, Jesus’ believed birthplace. When you arrive, stroll around Manger Square and enter the Church of the Nativity. Descend into the Grotto of the Nativity, where a star marks Jesus’ birthplace. Continue to the Church of St Catherine where Saint Jerome translated the Bible from Hebrew to Latin.
Lastly, view Shepherds’ Field, where a church commemorates the spot where shepherds were reputedly told of Jesus’ birth. Afterward, return to Tel Aviv, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

Inclusions for Bethlehem And Jericho Day Trip From Tel Aviv

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for Bethlehem And Jericho Day Trip From Tel Aviv

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. Please refrain from wearing shorts. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

Please note: you will be met by a Palestinan guide at the boarder

The order of activities as described in What You Can Expect is subject to change on the day of your tour

You must bring your passports during all the duration of this travel.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Belle journée de visites

  • Fantastic tour and fantastic guides. Miriam were lovely and very professionell and our main guide forgot his namn Itz... was very good. He kept the group together and made the day great for all of us. We recommend this tour to all people who wants to have a historical and fantastic tour and learn a lot.

  • First of all, I felt very safe going into Palestine it was no big deal. Tour leader was polite and knowledgeable. Wish there had been some shopping time though.

  • Very secure trip, Listen to all instructions before entering Palestinian territories. Always stay together.

  • If I would chose again, I wouldn't have chosen it. I would have taken half day trip to Bethlehem only. The reason is that after Bethlehem they take you back to Jerusalem, and after that you go to Jericho. They do this because they need to drop off people from Jerusalem who have half day tour. And then they do the same way back to Jericho. It's exhausting and too long. And we did that on minibus, which is not comfortable at all. Bethlehem part of the trip was good. Then you arrive to Jericho at about 3pm, only there you have lunch. And this lunch is not good at all. It's not included and you have no choice to have lunch at another place. Jericho itself is interesting place, but you'll just see a couple of ancient pieces of construction, that is 5 of the time you spend in Jericho. 95 of the time they give you information about the place. So total time in Jericho is around 2 hours including lunch. Then this terrible long way back to Tel Aviv. Guide was good. But in the end I don't recommend this trip. Price and quality do not match.

  • unorganised, missed out on sites, lost tourists waiting for them, up at 7am didn't have lunch stop till 4pm. Not to mention paying 200. groups of 50, too big.

  • Great trip! Tour guides were really informative.

  • The tour guides were friendly and knowledgable and it was a good first trip to the West Bank. I appreciated that we had a local Palestinian guide in Bethlehem.

  • Amazing knowledgeable and highly entertains guide, safe bus driver and punctual.
    An unforgettable mother and son Christmas plus 1 adventure! Go!

  • Please don't worry if your pick up coach is delayed upto 45 mins .. as they have to stop pick up many others. Long long queues at Bethlehem to get anywhere. Our guide to Jericó was amazing but the palastinian guide was well something else!
    A very well organized trip.

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