Bethlehem Half Day Private Tour From Jerusalem

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Jerusalem Hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Visit the city where Jesus was born, Bethlehem. Enter one of the oldest churches in the world, the Church of nativity. Discover the Milk Grotto and learn of it's history and origins. Stroll through the Shepherd's fields and see the Manger square.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

This is a special way to experience the city of the birth of Jesus, as you venture into the West Bank. This Bethlehem tour provides a great opportunity to explore this city on a guided tour. Your first stop is one of the oldest churches in the world, where it all began; The Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus. A huge church with a long history of religious significance, you will be able to see the various chapels of the Catholic, Armenian and Greek Orthodox Christians.

Next you will visit the Franciscan Grotto of the Lady Mary and learn how the ‘Milk Grotto’ got its name. A large underground cave with a Franciscan chapel built directly on top, this is the site where it is believed that Mary and Joseph took Jesus for refuge from King Herod, before fleeing across the holy land to Egypt.

Your final visit for the day is in this ancient city, is to the Shepherd’s fields on the outskirts of the city. Believed to be the location where the Shepherds sited the Star of Nativity before venturing to visit Jesus, these fields hold a number of stunning shrines and a beautiful chapel, drawing pilgrims from around the world.

This tour will provide you with the best opportunity to spend a day focused on the sacred city of Bethlehem, with all the logistics looked after, leaving you to absorb the amazing spiritual sites, whilst hearing the historical and biblical background to each site.


08:15 - Pick-up From which Jerusalem hotels
08:30 - Pick-up at Carta Parking Lot (Near Jaffa Gate)
09:30 - Arrive Church of Nativity where Jesus was born and see the star of Bethlehem, then tour Bethlehem
10:30 - Arrive to the milk Grotto
11:15 - Arrive to the Shepherd filed
12:00 - Transfer back to Jerusalem
NB: All times are approximate



Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Entry/Admission - The milk grotto


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-May-2016

    We were the only two participants of this tour so it ended up being private. Our guide and driver turned up at the hotel on time. Starting early at 8am their suggestion was a good tip both because of the heat and because we arrived at Bethlehem way before the crowds, we were almost alone there. The Nativity Church is under renovation until Dec so we couldnt see much of the interior but the birthplace of Jesus was accessible between masses. Our guide made sure we got there at the right time. Afterwards we saw the Milk Grotto Church and the Sheperds' Fields. All almost empty. There were two things about the tour which made us reduce our rating. First, the commentary was very very basic, at the early Sunday School level, and practically didn't add any information on architecture or decor. Questions were answered very briefly. Second, the guide suggested to us several times that we want to buy souvenirs and took us to his friend's store where we felt pressured to buy something. We probably should have been more adamant that we had no interest, but we wanted to make a stop at the wall to take pictures of murals and didn't want to spoil the atmosphere. One suggestion to add to the tour attractiveness would be to include a few stops at Banksy's murals. We found them by accident and the trip wouldn't be the same without it.

  • 24-May-2016

    Excellent tour and tour guide. Fadi did a great job of showing us the sights and giving us the history behind them.