Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem
from USD $77.00
Take a half day tour from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, and discover the town famed as the birthplace of Jesus. Tracing the events of the Nativity, this comprehensive tour uncovers the highlights of this holy city for worshipers of all religions!
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In Brief

Jerusalem, Israel
5 hours
Important InfoInfo
Your day tour begins with an air-conditioned drive south-east from Jerusalem to the holy city of Bethlehem. Focusing on the Nativity, your visit begins at the Church of the Nativity - widely cited as the birthplace of Christ, and one of the oldest surviving Christian churches in the world.

The hub of religious activity in Bethlehem is Manger Square which is flanked by the Church of the Nativity and also the Mosque of Oman - a site of importance for the many Muslims who live in the city.

At the Manger Square you can walk on the ground where Jesus was laid down after his birth.

Visit the Greek and Catholic churches, before moving onto the Shepherd Fields where the 'shepherds watched their flocks by night'. Returning by air-conditioned coach to Jerusalem, you'll take home special memories of your visit to this must-see Holy Land city.


  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle


  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Your centrally located hotel in Jerusalem or our alternative pickup location is at Dan Hotel in Jerusalem
Your location 8:30am
Dan Hotel 08:45am

Returns To

Returns to Jaffa Gate at 1pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • 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.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

My husband and I enjoyed this tour. Very organized, and the guides were knowledgeable and friendly. I recommend.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2019
Safe and interesting tour
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
Excellent tour with a lot of knowledge for Bethlehem. Recommend strongly if you only have a 1/2 day.
• Submitted 23 Feb 2018
We were able to enter the grotto where the inlaid silver star marked the point of Jeus birth in the Church of the Nativity. This tour also took us to the Chapel of the Milk Grotto and the Chapel of the Shepherd's Field. It was a wonderful experience made more memorable since we went 4 days before Christmas. There were not a lot of tourist which was unfortunate since the city depends on tourism. We were treated very well despite the frightening historic news of what can happen in Palestine to tourist. My family and I are catholics and I appreciate being given the opportunity of this once in a life time experience.
• Submitted 27 Dec 2017
Our tour guide in Bethlehem was knowledgable and polite. We were nervous about this excursion because we had heard that there were protests against Americans. Our guide assured us that all was well and we felt totally safe. He was knowledgeable, friendly and covered all of the sites we wanted to see. Overall, a really nice tour.
• Submitted 19 Dec 2017
Wonderful and the only way to go without stress. Great tour guide. She really cared that we saw everything and great explanations.
• Submitted 07 Dec 2017
Lovely trip. Amazing to see the actual birthplace of Jesus, as well as the field where the shepherds were. We were lucky and didn't have to queue for too long 45 minutes to get into the Church, but be prepared for longer waiting times. Our guide was very informative. Lots of changing of coaches but still very enjoyable.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
This was an incredible experience, particularly with the transition from the Israeli controlled side of Jerusalem through security to Bethlehem. I can not imagine visiting Bethlehem unguided. It is worth it simply for the access and time saving.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2017
This was our first trip of the holiday and it was excellent. Our guide gave us a first class account of everything. Booked a number of trips with Viator and all were very good. Would definitely recommend.
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017
This was a great short trip to Bethlehem. We saw all the important sites. Our guides, Itamar and Nabil, were excellent!
• Submitted 08 May 2017
Very well organized, love it .
• Submitted 09 Apr 2017
Amazing tour and guide. Had great fun. On time drop off and pick up. Thanks for world class service
• Submitted 19 Mar 2017
Amazing tour and guide. Had great fun. On time drop off and pick up. Thanks for world class service
• Submitted 19 Mar 2017
Amazing tour and guide. Had great fun. On time drop off and pick up. Thanks for world class service
• Submitted 19 Mar 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 05 Jan 2017
This was a good and educational tour and great sights to see, highly recommend.
• Submitted 10 Nov 2016
This was a wonderful half-day trip. Well organized and interesting.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2016
Great tour and guide. Managed to cover a lot in a short time. Would highly recommend if you are limited with time.
• Submitted 22 Sep 2016
You get to see just Bethlehem and the most important sites in Bethlehem, just a simple, relaxing, half-day tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, super friendly, told us lots of amazing stories, saw a side to Bethlehem that I thought I'd never see! My advice to people booking this tour is that it might be a little easier to book on any day other than a Sunday cause the Church of the Nativity was VERY crowded, and also BRING YOUR PASSPORT
• Submitted 01 Aug 2016
great tour see the church of the nativity where Christ was born and the milk grotto and sheperd's field a great 1/2 day tour
• Submitted 26 Apr 2016
Highly recommended. This trip was very interesting, good organized and we had lovely guide.Thank you Michael.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2016
We booked a tour with Bein Harim, which assigned us to Yoav Malachi. First, pre- trip communications was excellent. I had a lot of questions and they responded promptly. On the day of the tour, Yoav picked us up on the appointed time and even helped us with an issue in our rented apartment, which is another story. He was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. He also attempted to accommodate my overly ambitious plans to see everything. He actually could've gone on to show us more but we were tired towards the end of the day and we just wanted to go home and rest. That being said, our tour was great. We learned a lot, met a fascinating gentleman at the Chutch of Holy Sepulcher, and enjoyed our visit in old Jerusalem. Highly recommend Yoav at Beit Harim.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2016
Perfect tour
• Submitted 19 Aug 2014
The guide did an excellent job. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
• Submitted 28 Mar 2014

In Brief

Jerusalem, Israel
5 hours