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Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem: Visit the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherd's Field

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    Stop At: Private Tours by Michael Jackaman, Bethlehem 90907 Palestinian Territories

    Meet at 300 checkpoint and drive through the old city of Bethlehem through the old entrance of the city towards Manger Square and the Nativity Church. Visit the Nativity Church that was built by Justinian in 530 AD, and you will enter the Byzantine basilica through the main entrance, also known as 'The Door of Humility' and see the original floor of the first church of Constantine from 326 AD. You will take the steps to get down to the grotto, the spot where Jesus was born from Virgin Mary. Then you will continue to Saint Catherine Church and visit Saint Jerome’s Caves to see the place where he translated the bible in the fifth century.

    Walk to the Church of Milk Grotto. It is believed that while Virgin Mary was feeding baby Jesus, a drop of milk hit the ground and turned all of the stones white. You will then take a taxi to Beit Sahour. This is a historic town, whose name means 'Place of the Night Watch', in reference to the Shepherds who keep watch over their flock by night. In the past, the Canaanites inhabited its numerous caves, and today it is the home of many churches and convents. Churches now mark the sites of Shepherds Field, the Field of Ruth, and the Well of the Lady. After the tour, you will be drive back to 300 checkpoint for departure.

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road, West Bank, Jerusalem
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide driver
    • Pickup from Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
    • Drop-off at Checkpoint 300 or Bethlehem hotel
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Private Tours by Michael Jackaman
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We were afraid to go to the West Bank because of the news in the US. My sister Yvette told us not to be afraid because it is totally different when we get to the West Bank. And she was right! All we see are good, friendly people, all smiles, warm hospitality. Michael specially,
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    Response from michaeljackaman, Owner at Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem: Visit the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherd's Field
    Responded 6 days ago
    I am glad to hear your nice review and how much you enjoyed the tour. Thanks a lot
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    Michael is a great guide. We were in the area only for a day and he was able to adapt himself to our limited time and offered a great half day tour of Bethlehem as well as a visit to the Mar Saba monastery. We highly recommend the tour and Michael as a tour guide!
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    Response from michaeljackaman, Owner at Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem: Visit the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherd's Field
    Responded 6 days ago
    Thanks for the nice words. You are always welcome and I am happy that yu enjoyed the tour.
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    This was my second tour of Bethlehem, and it was so much better than my first time. Michael took his time with us, and gave much better context and put more effort in than my first guide. He is accommodating, well studied and a good communicator. This time I went with a
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    Response from michaeljackaman, Owner at Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem: Visit the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherd's Field
    Responded 2 Sep. 2019
    Thanks Lucas for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed my tour and I hope to meet again.
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    Michael was well informed, intelligent and insightful. His perspective as Palestinian was an integral part of our trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. He provided cultural background and opportunities to interact with Palestinians that opened our minds.
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    Response from michaeljackaman, Owner at Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem: Visit the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherd's Field
    Responded 2 Sep. 2019
    Kristine, thanks for your review and happy to hear how much you enjoyed my tour. All the best.
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    An absolute must. We did the day tour in Bethlehem from Jerusalem. Michael was very responsive since the day we booked the tour online. Very likeable, energetic, well-organized, well-connected and knowledgeable. Highly recommended for anyone interested in having a glimpse of how
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    Response from michaeljackaman, Owner at Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem: Visit the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherd's Field
    Responded 21 May 2019
    Thanks Rebeccah for the nice review, you are always welcome again.
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