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Full-Day Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour

4.5 (107)
Bethlehem, PS
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Full-Day Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour

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Experience the ancient wonders and spiritual sites of Bethlehem, Jericho, and the Jordan River on this full-day tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and biblical significance of these destinations as you visit iconic sites such as the Nativity Church, the Shepherd’s Field Church, the Milk Grotto, and the Mount of Temptation. Discover the fascinating story of Jericho and its biblical connections, and explore the ancient archaeological sites of Tel Jericho and Hisham's Palace. Along the way, meet the local people of Beit Sahour and witness their incredible craftsmanship. This immersive tour offers a deep insight into the religious and historical importance of these sacred sites, creating an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a unique and enlightening journey.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 8 hours - 11 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit The City of Kind David where Jesus Christ was born
  • Guided visit to the major churches in Bethlehem
  • Learn about the lives of local people in Beit Sahour
  • Explore the historical sites in Jericho
  • See the biblical tree of Sycamore in Jericho
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide in Bethlehem only - jericho with driver only
  • Tour Taxes
  • Lunch
  • Hisham palace entrance 10 nis per person
  • Entrance Fee to Tel Jericho of 10NIS/Person
  • Jerusalem option pick up & return to Jerusalem only

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Introduction

Are you ready to embark on a journey through history and spirituality? Look no further than the Full-Day Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour. This captivating tour takes you on an unforgettable adventure to fascinating destinations filled with ancient wonders, natural beauty, and religious significance. Begin your day in the City of Kind David, Bethlehem, where you'll explore iconic sites such as The Nativity Church, Shepherd's Field Church, The Milk Grotto, and The Old City of Bethlehem. Immerse yourself in the rich Christian heritage of this holy city and witness its profound historical importance.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a truly immersive experience that will deepen your understanding of the Bible and the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Marvel at the architectural marvels of The Nativity Church and The Church of St. Catherine, which date back centuries and still exude a sense of timeless grandeur. Stroll through the Shepherd's Sanctuary, where the angels first announced the birth of Christ, and feel a sense of peace and serenity envelope you. Visit the Milk Grotto, a place of refuge for the Holy Family during the Massacre of the Innocents, and hear the miraculous story of the "drop of milk" that turned the cave floor white.

Who is this for?

The Full-Day Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour is designed for both history enthusiasts and those seeking a deeper connection with their faith. Whether you're a devout Christian or simply curious about exploring the origins of one of the world's major religions, this tour offers something for everyone. It is also ideal for travelers who appreciate cultural diversity and want to gain insights into the lives of local people in Beit Sahour and Jericho. This tour is an inclusive experience that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, beliefs, and ages.

Why book this?

This tour stands out from the rest, offering a comprehensive exploration of Bethlehem, Jericho, and the Jordan River. Immerse yourself in the rich history and spirituality of these ancient cities as you visit iconic landmarks and biblical sites. As you journey through these sacred destinations, you'll be guided by knowledgeable experts who will provide fascinating insights into the significance of each location. Experience the profound emotions that arise when standing in the very places where biblical events unfolded. The Full-Day Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour is an opportunity to connect with your faith, gain a deeper understanding of history, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

Please remember to bring your passport, as it may be required at certain points during the tour. It is also important to note that a switch of vehicles may be necessary, and all times provided are approximate. From mesmerizing churches to unique historical sites, this tour encompasses a wide range of experiences. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable journey. Embrace the diverse culture, meet the locals, and take the opportunity to purchase handcrafted souvenirs made by the people of Beit Sahour. Immerse yourself in ancient history and witness the geographical marvels of Jericho. This tour is a gateway to an unforgettable adventure that will ignite your imagination and deepen your understanding of the world.

Reviews

Feedback from past travelers highlights the Full-Day Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River Tour as a transformative experience. Visitors have praised the knowledgeable guides who bring the ancient stories to life and provide in-depth historical and cultural context. Travelers have expressed awe and wonder while visiting the iconic churches and biblical sites, finding solace in the spiritual atmosphere. The opportunity to meet locals in Beit Sahour and witness their craftsmanship has been a favorite aspect for many. Overall, reviews are filled with admiration for the tour's ability to create a deep connection to history, spirituality, and the fascinating world that awaits in Bethlehem and Jericho.

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

Shepherd's Sanctuary

The Chapel of The Shepherd's Field.It marks the place where, the angels first announced the birth of Christ. The Shepherds' Field Chapel is a religious building of the Catholic church that is in the area of Beit Sahur southeast of Bethlehem in the West Bank in Palestine. The chapel marks the place where the angels first announced the birth of Christ.

Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria

Saint Catherine’s Church is a Franciscan monastery. It is said to be built on the site of Christ’s appearance to St. Catherine of Alexandria and his prediction of her martyrdom at the beginning of the 4th century.

Milk Grotto

The Milk Grotto church is the place where the Holy Family found refuge during the Massacre of the Innocents, before they could flee to Egypt. The name is derived from the story that a "drop of milk" of the Virgin Mary fell on the floor of the cave and changed its color to white.

Church of the Nativity

A full guided tour to the Church of the Nativity. The Church is one of the oldest working churches in existence today. The first Church was built by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the 4th century AD, over the grotto where Mary gave birth to Jesus. The church is located where Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

Mount of Temptation Monastery

(Pass by)

We only see mountain from old city of jericho, no cable car on this tour , The Mount of Temptation is located about 3km north-west of Jericho which is about 58km east of Jerusalem, Israel. The mountain is in the Judean Desert and overlooks the Jordan Valley. After being baptized by John the Baptist Jesus retreated to the wilderness to meditate and fast, this mountain on which Jesus is believed to have spent the 40 days and 40 nights of spiritual contemplation.

Ancient Jericho/ Tell es-Sultan

Tell es-Sultan also known as Tel Jericho or Ancient Jericho, is the site of ancient and biblical Jericho and today a UNESCO-nominated archaeological site in the West Bank, located two kilometers north of the center of Jericho

Admission Not Included

Cave of St. Jerome

(Pass by)

The Cave of Jerome is actually located beneath the Church of St. Catherine, and can also be accessed from there But Not always Open if there is a mass or booked by pilgrim groups it can be closed sometimes for hour or even whole day during high season . St. Jerome, a Dalmation priest (345-420 A.D.), translated much of the Old Testament from Hebrew and Greek to the Latin "Vulgate".

The Monastery of Saint Gerassimos

Deir Hajla or Deir Hijleh is the Arabic name of the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint Gerasimus. It is located in the Jericho Governorate in the West Bank, west of the River Jordan and north of the Dead Sea.

Zaccheus' Tree

In that Gospel, we hear of Jesus passing through Jericho. Zaccheus lived there, and he was “a chief tax collector and rich.” He was “trying to see who Jesus was” but was short, so he climbed “a sycamore tree” to see him as he passed by. Jesus stops and calls him down and invites himself to dinner at Zaccheus’ house—to the dismay of the people of Jericho—and the tax collector converts on the spot.

Hisham's Palace

Hisham's Palace is an important early Islamic archaeological site of the Umayyad dynasty from the first half of the 8th century, one of the so-called Umayyad desert castles. It is located at Khirbat al-Mafjar, 5 km north of the town of Jericho, West Bank.

Admission Not Included

Tel es-Sultan

Tell es-Sultan also known as Tel Jericho or Ancient Jericho, is the site of ancient and biblical Jericho and today a UNESCO-nominated archaeological site in the West Bank, located two kilometers north of the center of Jericho

Admission Not Included

The Good Samaritan Museum

(Pass by)

On display in the museum are archaeological remains, including a wealth of beautiful mosaics from the Byzantine period. One wing of the museum is devoted to the story of the Samaritan community, its history and customs.

Bethlehem

About 4 hours total we spend in bethlehem

Reviews

(107)

4.5 (107)

benjamin_s

Guider was providing vivid guidance which coming out of his life, not just memorized from books. Definitely, now I know a company recommendable who are planning trip to israel.

Hernando_R

The tour guide Elias was excellent, we really like him. The tour to Bethlehem was very nice and informative but the second part to Jericho did not enjoy it much.

Valerie_L

Bethlehem due to the significance of this town in my religion. The guide, Elias was super knowledgeable, I highly recommend him! He has great humour as well. Photos included are of the Judean Desert after descending from Jerusalem, Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, The Milk Grotto, Sheperd's Cave and our guide. Jericho, though the oldest city in the world, is like an unexplored hidden gem, we observed beautiful archeological findings. Photos of Elisha's Spring Fountain, Hisham's Palace with all the mosiacs. Visiting the baptismal site at Qasr al Yahud was extremely special for me.

Enoch_G

The tour guides were factastic, both in the morning and afternoon. They made it fun but also had a lot of really good information to share. They also new how to keep the group organized and stay on schedule so that we weren't waiting around too long for the next activity. Highly recommend the tour.

Vincenzo_N

beautiful tour, the places visited together with a very professional guide, helped to fully experience every corner of the holy land

Alan_K

Our guide was great for the Bethlehem portion. The Jericho portion was good but if I had to decide between the two, the Bethelhem portion was best. Would highly recommend this tour if you want to see both sites. We felt very safe the entire time.

Tom_M

This is a real tour de force of Christian religious and other historic sites in the West Bank, including Bethlehem, the Judean desert, the River Jordan, and several sites around Jericho. It’s a long trip - I left my hotel in Tel Aviv at 05:45 to reach the pickup point on time and got back at 21:00 - which was much longer than I expected. However, if you’re up for an intensive day in a fascinating region - then this is the trip for you. Bethlehem tour guide Elias was a particular star.

Tamar_E

The tour guides were great! We loved the views and enjoyed the whole experience. It was a lot of fun.

Sheila_W

Great experience!!! Elias our tour guide was the best 👍 t’was organised, fun and a beautiful experience. Thanks once again

Liuaki_F

Impressive tour guides and entertainment throughout. This tour felt very personalized and is Money/time well spent! Would do again in a heartbeat!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-17 18:23