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Bethlehem day tour

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Bethlehem, PS
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Bethlehem day tour

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Bethlehem, PS
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Experience the wonders of Bethlehem with this captivating day tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the city as you visit important locations and landmarks. Step onto Star Street, the path Joseph and Mary took to approach the Grotto of the Nativity, and let your feet lead you to the Bethlehem Icon Centre. Explore the Syrian Quarter and marvel at the ancient brick buildings. Discover the Al Badd Museum, where you can delve into the history of olive oil production. Take a moment to savor traditional Bethlehem coffee in Manger Square before heading to the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest standing churches in the world. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Afteem Restaurant and then admire the Church of Milk Grotto, where a drop of milk fell on the ground and turned the stones white. End the day at Shepherd's Field, where the Angel of the Lord appeared before shepherds. Get ready for a day full of religious and cultural experiences.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 6 hours - 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the Old City of Bethlehem on Star Street
  • Visit the Bethlehem Icon Centre
  • Explore the ancient brick buildings of the Syrian Quarter
  • Experience the Al Bad Museum for Olive Oil Production
  • Visit the Church of the Nativity and see where Jesus was born
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

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Introduction

Discover the timeless charm of Bethlehem with our captivating Bethlehem day tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of this incredible city as you explore its iconic landmarks and hidden gems. This 1-day experience promises a perfect blend of religious and cultural encounters that will leave you with lasting memories.

What to expect?

During the Bethlehem day tour, you can expect a comprehensive exploration of the city's fascinating highlights. From walking through the ancient streets that Joseph and Mary took to reach the Grotto of the Nativity, to visiting the renowned Church of the Nativity, every moment is filled with awe-inspiring experiences. You'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the process of olive oil production at the Al Badd Museum, admire the beautiful churches in Manger Square, and savor the delectable flavors of traditional Bethlehem coffee and local cuisine.

Who is this for?

This tour is ideal for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of religious history and a desire to explore diverse cultures. Whether you are a devout believer, a history enthusiast, or simply a curious traveler, our Bethlehem day tour is designed to cater to a wide range of interests. Join us, regardless of your age or background, and embark on a journey that celebrates the harmonious coexistence of different faiths and traditions.

Why book this?

Book this captivating Bethlehem day tour and unlock a world of unique experiences. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of the ancient streets where history comes alive. Capture memorable moments as you surround yourself with breathtaking architecture and sacred sites that hold deep spiritual significance. Our expert guides will provide insightful commentary, ensuring you gain a comprehensive understanding of the city's rich cultural and religious heritage. Come and witness the birthplace of Jesus, discover the traditions of Bethlehem, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

While on the Bethlehem day tour, be prepared for moderate amounts of walking. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate attire are recommended. The tour duration is approximately 6 to 7 hours, providing ample time to explore each location fully. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the beauty and significance of each stop along the way. Please note that the itinerary may be subject to change due to local circumstances or events, but rest assured that our experienced guides will ensure you have the best possible experience.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced our Bethlehem day tour have expressed sheer delight and awe at the remarkable sites and experiences. They praised the knowledgeable and passionate guides who enriched their understanding of the city's history and culture. Visitors raved about the beauty and serene atmosphere of the Church of the Nativity, while also enjoying the authentic flavors of local cuisine. Overall, reviews reflected a sense of gratitude for the opportunity to explore Bethlehem's treasures and gain a deeper appreciation for its profound significance.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Star Street

We’ll head out to explore the Old City of Bethlehem for fresh air and fresh knowledge. We’ll walk through the city on which Joseph and Mary took to approach the Grotto of the Nativity; Star Street.

Bethlehem Icon Centre

While our eyes wander this old city we’ll let our feet take us to the Bethlehem Icon Centre.

Al Bad Museum

We’ll continue to the old entrance of Bethlehem City and explore another type of Hosh: The Syrian Quarter and admire its ancient brick building on a narrow winding street. Also located in the Old City is the Al Badd Museum for Olive Oil Production; a traditional building that dates back to the 18th–19th century. As we enter the Museum we step into history. We’ll grasp all the ethnographic and archaeological artefacts that feature the process of oil production.   *Opening hours: 08:00-14:30 Monday through Saturday

Manger Square Hotel

As we continue our journey we’ll stroll to the city square in the center of Bethlehem, known as Manger Square.  Here we’ll take a short stop to savour traditional Bethlehem coffee.

Church of the Nativity

This journey continues to the Nativity Church. It is one of the oldest, standing churches in the world built in the Byzantine time, 5th century. We’ll enter the Basilica through the main entrance also known as “The door of humility,”there we’ll notice the original floor of the first church of Constantine from 326 AD. We’ll find ourselves proceeding to steps that take us down to the grotto; experiencing the spot where Jesus was born from Virgin Mary.

Afteem Restaurant

After this experience we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at Afteem Restaurant. The crisp of the falafel and creamy texture of humus with a salad made up of fresh, local vegetables will give us a boost to continue our day.

Milk Grotto Church

Following lunch we’ll walk to Milk Grotto Street and admire the Church of Milk Grotto. This is where Virgin Mary was feeding baby Jesus and a drop of milk fell on the ground and turned the stones all to white.

Beit Sahour

We’ll then ride to the historic town of Beit Sahour. Its name means “Place of the Night Watch.” This is in reference to the Shepherds who kept watch over their flock by night (Luke 2:8). Churches mark the sites of Shepherds Field, the Field of Ruth and the Well of the Lady.

Chapel of the Shepherds’ Field

At the end of our day we’ll visit Shepherd’s Field. Here the Angel of the Lord appeared before shepherds bringing them good tidings of the Birth of Jesus. And they joined with a multitude of heavenly hosts, the Angel sang ‘Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth, Peace among men.’

Reviews

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5 (11)

Anna J

My family and I an unforgettable 3-day tour of Israel with Mahmoud as our guide, and I couldn't be more impressed with his expertise and enthusiasm. From exploring the Old City of Jerusalem to visiting Bethlehem in the West Bank and experiencing the wonders of Masada and the Dead Sea, every moment was enriching. What stood out was Mahmoud's vast knowledge of Islamic history, which was exactly what we were seeking. My mom, being an avid learner, bombarded him with numerous detailed questions at each site, and he admirably responded to each one with passion and accuracy. We left with a deeper understanding of the region's significance. I wholeheartedly recommend Mahmoud as a tour guide for anyone looking to explore Israel through an Islamic perspective. His passion, knowledge, and genuine care for his guests made this trip truly special. Thank you, Mahmoud, for an incredible journey!

Freedom38984918344

We actually did a tour of Israel and Bethlehem. We knew the places we wanted to go and sent this in. It was an individual couple tour not in a large group. Martin was our guide and he did amazing. Joseph was our driver the first day. They picked us up at the port in Haifa after a cruise and we started touring the Northern portion of the country. Martin was very knowledgeable and was able to articulate everything to increase our understanding. We started with Meggito and ended at the Sea of Galilee ( Lake of Tiberius) we did the boat ride and it was all amazing. They took us to our room in Jerusalem. We continued on for three additional days. Martin and remi picked us up each day at our hotel and we began our daily adventures. Martin was able to get us into eat place knowing the schedules and crowd flow. We didn’t know that some of the sites closed for prayer at specific times. He did. We could read and understand some of the information but not everything. He could. He also suggested additional sites that we didn’t know we could go to. So having a guide was and unimaginable help. At the end of each day they brought us back to our hotel. They knew the best ways around traffic when the navigation apps said stay in the traffic. Martin suggested we go to the Church of the Nativity. This was in Bethlehem. We didn’t have this on our itinerary because we knew the situation of some not being allowed and swapping guides and so forth. We had no issues. The line was very long to get in with all the bus tours lined up and others waiting. Since we had a guide and it was just us Martin was able to get us in and out within 30 minutes. The line was over two hours long and they were about to stop for for prayers and a service. So again, having a great guide is essential and Martin was that great guide for us. We started our days around 8-9 AM and were typically finished with all the sites we wanted to see by 2-4 PM. Allowing us plenty of time to walk and explore on our own as well. Remi will be picking us up and taking us to the airport on of final day. So again we suggest having a guide and driver. It takes all the the concerns off. It will cost more, but it is well worth it. We were doing a tour of a site and met a couple that had rented a car and were exploring on their own. They were exploring the site but there were few information posting other than to tell you what it was. They noticed Martin speaking with us and we were all waiting in line to exit Masada. They asked him what something was. Unfortunately they had toured the whole site not know many of the features or important information about it. So again we suggest to you to spend the extra money and get a great guide and driver like Martin, Remi, and Joseph. We also knew other couples that were in country due to the cruise. They were all touring on their own via rentals, walking, public transport, and some in large groups. None of them were able to see everything that we did. So again, get a guide and driver. We are glad we did even if it did cost more. We would do it again.

ShambhaviK

My travel agent Travel Bespoke from Mumbai India arranged our tour of Israel through Laila Tours and Travels. It was a bespoke tour for my husband and myself. We had a wonderful tour of Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Caesaria, Nazareth, Kanna, Galilee, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Our guide Mahmoud Amireh was very polite and courteous and attentive to our needs. Mahmoud is very passionate about his job and enjoyed showing us the various sites and giving us the full history about each and every place we visited. He made the tour very memorable and enjoyable for us. The driver Andre was also very polite and drove very well. We had a chance to meet the charming owner of the business Laila Asfoura, she was very welcoming and hospitable when we visited her office. I would thoroughly recommend Laila Tours and Travels to anybody planning to visit Israel. They also conduct group tours, you will be well taken care of at every stage.

Eliz3249

We spent the past 7 days touring Israel with Ibrahim. He took very good care of us and made the trip special. He is very knowledgeable and personable.

donrM1269EY

We did a 5-day private tour from Jerusalem and a 3-day self guided tour from Tel Aviv-Jaffa. First I have to say our driver, Nabil, was awesome and enduring (we were a handful!), and our guide Read (ray-ed) was excellent and patient. We had to make last minute adjustments to the trip itinerary and the duo was extremely flexible and understanding. We hope on our next visit that we can get the same team to drive and guide us!

aarthimash

We traveled for 6 days with our guide Mahmood Amireh and driver Evan Saad who were super friendly, helpful and patient as we learnt about Israel/Palestine. They gave us an insight on food, people, religions and culture, well versed and all in all they made our first trip here most memorable!!

Sunshine669750

Picked up at our Dead Sea Hotel and guided thru Jordanian Customs by fabulous drivers Hisham and Aladdin. Our guide Judeh in Jerusalem was fantastic - very knowledgeable and skillful in getting us to all the sights with no waiting. Highly recommend!

Carlos Alberto A

We had an amazing experience in Jerusalem and Bethlehem,thanks to our Guide Khalid,even though it was only one day tour,He went out of his way so we can see the most important places in the holy land explaining in detail the history and culture!!! Thank you Khalid for your amazing knowledge and comapany! Thank you for making such a great memories for us!!!!

973natarajanr

Our clients did a Jerusalem tour for 4 nights/ 5 days. The trip was planned just 2 days before departure. Maria did an excellent job in putting things together and the clients had a memorable trip. Everything went as per schedule. Thanks very much. Ramanathan Starline Travels, Coimbatore, India

701jeetuk

Six of us, part of a larger trip spanning 3 countries, spent 4 days and 3 nights in Israel and Palestine. Although the duration of our trip was was very short, the flexibility that Laila Tours and Youssef provided us to change our trip helped us see a lot more of the country. Special mention to Youssef Awwad - our driver/guide/local expert - who helped us learn more about the layered history, geography and the beautiful culture of the place. Youssef's personal experiences and local knowledge enriched our trip immensely. He regaled us with his little stories throughout the journey and there was never a dull moment with him. He kept us entertained and engaged. Highlights of the trip were walking the old city of Yafo, Bahai garden in Haifa, peace and tranquil of sea of Gallilee and sites in Jerusalem and Bethelem. Good people who arrange for pleasurable and memorable experience. Go with them without hesitation.
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2024-04-18 10:26