Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

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Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem
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Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from atop of Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City and the Judean desert. Continue to visit Mount Zion where the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper are located. Enter the Old City and tour the Jewish, Christian and Armenian quarters. Explore Jerusalem and learn the various aspects the city has to offer, religious, historical and archaeological. Visit the Wailing Wall, also known as the Kotel. Walk through the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. At the end of your tour in Jerusalem, you will be driven to Bethlehem for an overview of Shepherds' filed and visit the Church of Nativity.
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In Brief

Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
Country:
Israel
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Overview
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Leave your hotel to start your full day tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. The first stop is at Mount of Olives, named after the olive groves that covered it once. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the old and new city of Jerusalem, the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock.

Next, head to Mount Zion to visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of Last Supper located near the Dormition Abbey. This Abbey was built by the Bishop of Jerusalem in the fifth century and known for it's impressive Architecture.

Following the program, you head to the old city to and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to soak-up some of the different cultures of the city. Walk through the Cardo, the ancient Roman road, view the Western Wall and continue to the Christian quarter. Then walk through the Via Dolorosa, and visit the church of Holy Sepulchre, which is a major Christian pilgrimage site since its creation in the fourth century.

Leave Jerusalem and drive to Bethlehem. Cross the border (on own) and join your local guide for an overview of the Shepherds' field, where the star of nativity was said to appear. Visit manger's square and enter one of the oldest churches in the world, the Church of Nativity. Cross back to meet your Israeli guide who will escort you back to your point of departure.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide in Bethlehem portion
  • Entry/Admission - The Way of the Cross - Via Dolorosa
  • Entry/Admission - Eglise du Saint-Sepulcre
  • Entry/Admission - Monte das Oliveiras
  • Entry/Admission - The Cenacle
  • Entry/Admission - King David's Tomb
  • Entry/Admission - The Cardo

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Jerusalem Hotels

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passports are required
  • The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations
  • Border crossing to Bethlehem may include short unaccompanied walking portion
  • Change of vehicle may be required upon entering Palestinian grounds
  • The tour is operated bilingually and available in English: Daily Spanish: Sunday; Tuesday; Friday French: Monday; Thursday; Saturday German: Wednesday

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 4.27 out of 5 based on the last 15 recent reviews

Superb guide. Very informative. However, slight downside was that there was a lot of walking on uneven cobble, flagstones etc for elderly and not too mobile visitors especially the 21/2 hrs going around the Old City which sadly can only be done on foot. Take plenty of water with you for this part as going up and down the enclosed streets was tiring and NO stopping for coffee!!!!!
• Submitted 08 May 2019
Mali was an excellent guide and we learned a lot!
• Submitted 07 Jun 2018
Excellent!.... Very organized...our guide was incredible!.....Bethlehem was a very especial place to visit...i had a wonderful time
• Submitted 09 Nov 2017
Small group size was great. Rami our guide was extremely informative and kept our group together and moving. Long wait in Bethlehem was worth it, crossing went smoothly. We never would have been able to experience all we did in one day without a guide.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2017
Both the Jerusalem and Bethlehem guides were great.The tour was everything I hoped for. Lunch was at Rachael's Kebbutz which was fantastic and great value .
• Submitted 19 Sep 2017
The tour guide from Real Guide Tours was amazing! His name was Hilik Levite and everyone should ask for him!
• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
This Holy Land Tour was really a great experience and the Tour Team and Guide were all outstanding and very helpful. We highly recommend this group and tour.
• Submitted 02 Jul 2017
Our guide was incredibly informative. It really helped to have an orientation to Jerusalem prior to tour so that I could absorb as much of the details as possible. The exchange at the gate to Bethlehem was a great experience in and out of itself, as was the visit to the birthplace of Christ. The tour group ensured that we saw all of the holy places in both Jerusalem and its surroundings, and had a very intimate experience at the site of the nativity. As a very inquisitive person, the only drawback I had, was not knowing any Hebrew or Arabic before going. It is not essential but would have come in handy in being able to fully take in all that is going on. Cant wait to go back, and be fluent in aforementioned languages.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2017
An excellent tour. Our guide Ruth was inspirational and so informative and knowledgeable. Nothing was rushed or hurried and there was plenty of time for questions and taking photos.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2016
Very knowledgeable guide but he was also the driver, which made it hard to engage. Lunch was mediocre. You are herded into restaurant with poor service.
• Submitted 11 Jan 2019
It was good i felt safe with the tour guide compared to the local guides. I would recommend more people to use viator
• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
the guide was very knowledgeable!
• Submitted 03 Nov 2016
1) Would have been better if our guide on Jerusalem part of tour wouldn't have gotten into political back and forth with one of the participants on tour. He was trying to prove his side of argument instead of educating about issues. Also, he was walking through Old City so fast that some couldnt catch up. He started talking about the different sites before others caught up to him.2) More time was scheduled at gift shop in Bethlehem than at the Basillica of the Nativity. The tour guide on this leg of tour was better except for long time scheduled at gift shop.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2018
It was a very special place for both of my wife and I to visit since we have been looking forward to go to Jerusalem especially Bethlehem. The tour guide on the Bethlehem side was very informative but we were a bit disappointed that because of a time issue and long line, we did not go through the actual cave site of the birthplace of Jesus Christ. My wife and I were very willing to wait since we were already there and for the spiritual chance to visit. Next time we come to Bethlehem, we are taking a different tour specific for that place and does not recommend this tour. Rami was also very good and did his best to provide historical information on the Jerusalem side. Next time, we will also get a tour specific to Jerusalem only.
• Submitted 27 May 2018
Deceptive practices. The tour in Jerusalem was good. The tour in Bethlehem left something to be desired. The first thing is that the tour said it included the Shepard's Fields. Apparently what that meant was looking at them from about a 10 mile distance. Okay. Next they took us to a souvenir shop where the tour guide gets a percentage of the sales from our group. The owner of the shop is deceptive, and told me the price in Shekels, but charged me that amount in dollars. Apparently after googling, that is a common practice at that shop. I would choose a different tour group.
• Submitted 11 Jun 2018

In Brief

Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
Country:
Israel
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included