Bethlehem, Jericho & Jordan River Tour From Tel Aviv - Jerusalem

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Kaufmann St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Departing from Tel aviv, this one day tour takes you to four of Israel's most popular sites. Discover Bethlehem, thebirthplace of Jesus and visit some of its key sites including the Church of the Nativity. The second stop of the day is Jericho, the oldest city on Earth, where you will learn about its fascinating biblical history. From here visit Qumran, where you'll have some time to explore the caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered as well as free time for lunch. Finally, head to the Dead Sea, where you can float in the waters and immerse yourself in the mud at a private beach.

Highlights

Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

Know More about this tour

After your 6:30am pick up from Tel Aviv, will 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 Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Have some free time for lunch. End the dayat the Dead Sea for floating in the waters and immerse in the muds on our private beach. Return to Tel Aviv at around 5:30pm.

Note that the order of sites is subject to change as per the guidance of your operation team.

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Guided tours of Bethlehem and Jericho

Short video presentation about the Dead Sea

Entry/Admission - Dead Sea

Exclusions

Lunch

Qumran entrance fee (30 NIS per person, optional)

Entry fee to Old Jerico (10 NIS per person)

Jericho cable car (approx 50 NIS)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Jan-2018

    The trip started off with a little snag the bus didnt pick up 6 of us who were at the hotel before the departure time. Fortunately, the bus came back and we were on our way. This tour offers covers a lot in a day. Some reviews note that there are different guides for each stop on the tour. I found this to be a good feature. Our guide in Bethlehem was a local resident who knew a great deal about the history and culture and Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity where he appeared to know, and was on good terms with, the clergy of all of the denominations non small feat. Our guide in Jericho was also a local resident who was very knowledgeable concerning the pre-historic, Biblical, and modern history of the area. Qumran was a self-guided tour. My recommendation is to skip the movie, grab a map at the entrance, and see as much as you can because time is limited. The Dead Sea was great, and we had plenty of time to enjoy the experience. Over-all, this tour was an excellent value.

  • 05-Jan-2018

    This tour was a great day trip - and although the driver was a little on the quiet side - the other travellers on the tour melded well and enjoyed the tour together.

  • 26-Sep-2017

    Really good: 1 Jericho was brilliantly delivered by a very knowledgeable tour guide who knew a great deal of historical facts 2 Qumran was informative, but could do with a better tourist facilities i.e. open the restaurant a bit earlier in a day 3 Dead Sea was OK but could do with a bit of cleaning - the beach was filthy 4 Bethlehem was lovely despite the Church of Nativity being in the middle of restoration. I'd happily do this tour again.

  • 31-Jul-2017

    This tour seemed very unorganized. We had to meet at another hotel-- we had to pay for a cab there and then again at the end of the tour. There were several guides, not all were great. There was a bit of confusion at the end of the tour with who was going in what bus. In Qumran there was NO tour-- we were on our own.

  • 20-Jun-2017

    The tour description states we would be picked up at 6:30 in Tel Aviv and driven directly to Bethlehem. This was not the case. The driver was 20 minutes late and we then drove to Jerusalem to pick up more people. After wasting time in Jerusalem traffic, we then drove to the other 3 sites before visiting Bethlehem late in the afternoon. First stop was a wasted 25 minutes or so in a tourist souvenir shop, and then on to the Church of the Nativity by which time was very crowded. The tour guide rushed us through in less than 15 minutes, which left no time to sit and reflect for a few moments or light a candle. Then more time wasted dropping off people at their hotels in Jerusalem before heading back to Tel Aviv. About half way to Tel Aviv, the drive decided he was tired, so we pulled off at a gas station to wait for another bus to come from Tel Aviv to take us the rest of the way to our hotel. The tour operator did not at all describe this tour accurately and we wasted about 2-3 hours in total with all the driving in and out of the Jerusalem traffic. The 11 hour tour turned into a more than 13 hours, which made for a very long day on a crowded mini bus.

  • 08-Feb-2017

    We were only four people on this tour from which 3 were from our group. This was convenient because it was like a private tour. there is not a proper guide for all the tour. We had only the driver who served also as a guide during the trip while we had two local guides in Bethlehem and Jericho. The driver/guide was really nice and willing to explain things while the van was in not a very good shape. we had to stop during our way back because it had some problems. While concerning the two guides the one in Jericho was well prepared while the one in Bethlehem was not so good. Overall I would say that this tour needs some improvements.

  • 18-Jan-2017

    One of the greatest organized trips I ever had. Beside the fantastic places we saw, I am very satisfied with the organization of the tour and the comfort. I have to say that it was more than they promised, since our driver and guide, Rocky during the trip shared information not just about the common history, but insider tips and knowledge as well, plus showed us even more things, that was described. He was really flexible and willing to fulfill our little wishes as well. On the sites the local guides were great, their stories were interesting and I was never bored, there were no unanswered questions. In the Dead Sea they took us to private beach, as they promised - it was amazing. I highly recommend this tour, especially if your driver and guide is going to be the same person we had.
    Unforgettable experience!