West Bank Tour From Jerusalem

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Overview

Delve into the fascinating West Bank on this enlightening full-day trip from Jerusalem. Traveling with a guide, see the fabled Biblical sites of Bethlehem and the spot where Jesus is said to have been baptized on the Jordan River. Explore the vibrant town of Ramallah, and see the tomb of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. A visit to the crumbled ruins of one of the world's oldest cities, Jericho, plus a tasty Arabic-style lunch and a stop at Aida Refugee Camp all add further memorable touches to this compelling tour.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
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Meet your guide in central Jerusalem and travel by air-conditioned minivan through the desert landscapes and hills to the landlocked West Bank beside the western shores of the Jordan River.

Head for Qasr-el-Yahud, a site on the riverbanks where its believed that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Listen intently as your guide explains more about the Biblical importance of this holy place, and then continue to the site of ancient Jericho, believed to be one of the worlds oldest cities. Explore some of the haunting ruins that have been unearthed by archaeologists, some dating as far back as 9,000 BC.

Travel onward to the Palestinian town of Ramallah, considered as the unofficial capital of the West Bank. Walk through the bustling streets and visit the tomb of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who was buried in a mausoleum here in 2007.

When you reach Bethlehem, enjoy an Arabic-style lunch at a local restaurant before exploring this holy city. See the Church of the Nativity, believed to stand where Jesus was born, and visit the Milk Grotto, whose walls are cited to have turned white from a drop of the Virgin Marys milk as she fed baby Jesus. Stroll through the Old City and colorful market and see the Separation Wall that divides the city from Israel.

As you leave, stop at Aida Refugee Camp, established in the 1950s. Visit its vibrant youth center to learn about the activities it provides for the camps women and children before returning to Jerusalem. Your tour finishes with a drop-off at the original starting point.

Inclusions for West Bank Tour From Jerusalem

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Lunch 

Exclusions for West Bank Tour From Jerusalem

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please make a note of any specific dietary requests in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking

This tour itinerary may be subject to last-minute changes due to security considerations as well as religious holidays

Please note: The Mosque of Omar is not visited on this tour

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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21 reviews by the users

  • In addition to the comments made by others, what made it especially good was the attention to detail: the knowledge, passion and humour of our guide, the way we weren't flooded with information and the delicious Palestinian pastry at the end. Why wasn't I organised enough to buy some to take home!

  • I would recommend this tour to everyone. The tour guide was very good and the sights were all worth visiting. Dont miss this tour when you are in Jerusalem.

  • Without some random stops on the way which I don't see necessary, this trip is well informed and educated.

  • This was great. The last time I was in Jerusalem ten years ago, I searched for a day trip to Palestine but the pickings were pretty slim. This was a well-planned trip that included visits to places surprisingly difficult to get to from Jerusalem. A morning street walk in downtown Ramallah was filled with many sites and tastes like fresh melon, expresso, and pastry. The stop at Yasser Arafat's tomb was a lot more elaborate than George Washington's but surely no less filled with warm feelings for the father of his country. The oldest city on earth with it's ancient springs and digs was thoroughly presented in Jericho. The border between Jordan and Palestine is probably pretty boring on most of it's length, but the spot we visited was full of activity with Christians in white robes from all over the planet joyfully striding to the spot where Jesus was baptized. Then we went deep into the Judean Hills and suddenly on the top of one of them was a vantage point into the rugged valleys all around that also served as a restaurant in a wooden sanctum where all sorts of Arab and Turkish delicacies were served for lunch. Then on to Bethlehem where our guide was able to jump the hour long queues into the Grotto where Jesus was born somehow breaking our larger group into small groups for a visit to the famous spot while the rest waited for their smaller group's turn in a cool ancient cloister in the Church of the Nativity. These maneuvers saved us from hours of standing in line for a brief moment of reverence. It also gave us time for a stop at The Wall erected between Palestine and Israel. The art on the Palestinian side of the wall inckude international famous graffiti art and faced an attraction called The Walled Off Hotel no Astoria Hotel built next door yet...!. It was a hoot in it's greatly detailed images cheerfully exposing the horror and irony and futility of the building of walls between countries. We were the only Americans on our day's tour, but the many Germans and Canadians on the trip made us feel right at home with a lot of lively discussion of the wall, Israel, Donald Trump, and North Korea that gave us perspectives we just could never acquire at home. Want to go back someday and maybe see the archeological remains of Shechem near Nabulus. Seems like it is still pretty difficult for tourists to get there but hope spring eternal.

  • Great tour. Guide Tamer gave us at no time that he was just doing a job. Such a passion, many details, background information, nice smalltalk during the tour! I absolutely recommend this tour and this guide!!!

  • Very enjoyable day trip to Palestine. Ramalla, Bethlehem, Jericho and more. Guide was very informative and chatty. Enough time at each location. Well organised and scheduled. Definitely worth taking this tour instead of D.I.Y. tour. All the stress and hassle is eliminated.

  • This was one of the best tours I did during my stay in Jerusalem. After boarding our van, our Palestinian guide met up with us just outside of Jerusalem. He was very knowledgeable and offered a different perspective about the West Bank that I don't get at home. The tour took us through the baptism site, Ramallah and down to Bethlehem. Though it's a full day, I would recommend this tour to everyone.

  • Tamer, the guide, was brilliant. He was knowledgeable, generous and funny. He showed us some excellent sites and I did no feel at any point concerned. Trip was different to what had been advertised though so check with the company whether all sections will be covered

  • I highly recommend this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and open to questions. I learned so much about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The tour included an amazing lunch. Would do it again!

  • This tour was amazing!

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