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Full Day Bethlehem Private Tour provided by Discover Palestine

Full Day Bethlehem Private Tour

Full Day Bethlehem Private Tour
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from AU$270.74 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 60769P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Local Guide Driver • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation • Entry/Admission - Church of the Nativity • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Bethlehem City • Meals and drinks • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Bethlehem
Duration
8h
Departure details
Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road, Jerusalem Take bus 234 from Damascus Gate (Runs every 15 minutes) and the last stop will be Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint. Once you get of the bus, cross on foot to Bethlehem side (you have to cross the wall / Just follow all other people getting off the bus as they will be crossing to Bethlehem). Once you cross, your guide will be waiting for you wearing his name tag.
Inclusions
Bottled water • Local Guide Driver • Guaranteed to skip the long lines • Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation • Entry/Admission - Church of the Nativity • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of Bethlehem City • Meals and drinks • Gratuities • Entry/Admission - Bethlehem
Departure details
Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road, Jerusalem Take bus 234 from Damascus Gate (Runs every 15 minutes) and the last stop will be Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint. Once you get of the bus, cross on foot to Bethlehem side (you have to cross the wall / Just follow all other people getting off the bus as they will be crossing to Bethlehem). Once you cross, your guide will be waiting for you wearing his name tag.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Dress code is decent clothes
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road
    Jerusalem
    Take bus 234 from Damascus Gate (Runs every 15 minutes) and the last stop will be Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint. Once you get of the bus, cross on foot to Bethlehem side (you have to cross the wall / Just follow all other people getting off the bus as they will be crossing to Bethlehem). Once you cross, your guide will be waiting for you wearing his name tag.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Discover Palestine
  • 1
    Mar Saba Monastery
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Shepherd's Sanctuary
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Church of the Nativity
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    The Walled Off Hotel
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Discover Palestine
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road
    Jerusalem
    Take bus 234 from Damascus Gate (Runs every 15 minutes) and the last stop will be Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint. Once you get of the bus, cross on foot to Bethlehem side (you have to cross the wall / Just follow all other people getting off the bus as they will be crossing to Bethlehem). Once you cross, your guide will be waiting for you wearing his name tag.
    See address & details
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Attila S
1 contribution
Tour to Jericho/Bethelem
Great tip! Hazem is an excellent tour guide. He knows everything about the region and the history. Totally recomended.
Written 17 January 2020
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Thank you Attila for the nice review. It was my pleasure to guide you in palestine. See you next time.
Written 18 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hugh & Bridget
2 contributions
Exceptional day tour with Deya
Dec. 2019
We were recommended Deya (a graduate in archeology), and his brother Ala (our driver) by their colleague Hazem, and they made every effort to ensure that we had a wonderful, and insightful, tour of this part of the West Bank. Deya and Ala are Palestinian Christians who live close to Bethlehem, and they made delightful companions for the day. Transport and logistics are complicated in Palestine (eg managing the checkpoints) and we would not have managed well without Deya's sincere kindness and patience (and great communication beforehand).

We loved the remoteness of the Kidron valley and thought St George's Monastery and Mar Saba truly beautiful to visit, enhanced by Deya's knowledge. A private tour was a big plus in these special places. We had an even better experience than expected at the Church of the Nativity, managing somehow not to get caught in queues. And we loved Walled Off Hotel with its Banksy art and all the nearby graffiti art. This, and our open and informative guides, truly helped us appreciate the complexities of life in Palestine.

All in all, a remarkable day out made very special by our guides. Thank you both.
Written 8 December 2019
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hazem b
Thank you for your nice review and hope to see you again in the future.
Written 16 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

OklahomaSherri
39 contributions
Wonderful day!
Sep. 2019 • Friends
We booked a private tour with Hazem. This was the best tour of our entire trip! We divided our day between the history/current events of Palestine and the religious history/locations of Bethlehem. Hazem is passionate about his country and is a great story teller/educator. He met us the minute we crossed the checkpoint and took great care of us the whole day! I’m often asked if we felt safe so I will share that we always felt save. I really enjoy the benefits of a private tour over being with 100 others. The private tour offers the chance to truly talk and get to know your guide. By the end of the day we felt we had made a friend in Palestine. I highly recommend Hazem as a guide, we wish we had met him earlier in our trip so we could have planned additional tours. Meeting others and understanding different cultures is why we travel and this experience will be one remember!
Written 22 September 2019
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Thank you my dear Sherri. It was my pleasure to guide. It was wonderful day.
Written 26 September 2019
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Jennifer
15 contributions
2 day tour with Hazem
Jul. 2019 • Family
Literally the highlight of our trip. I can't believe there are only 22 reviews. Hazem is a hidden gem! I wish we could have been with him for a week. We had 2 full days in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron and Ramallah. He was so nice and kind, like a family member. He was super knowledgeable about the history of the area and the current status. I honestly can't say enough. The teens loved him too. I would love to go back for another tour. We traveled for 18 days and nothing compared with his tour. Both days we had a clean van with AC (group of 6), water, and a driver. It made it so nice to learn and discuss things while we drove, let alone the curb side pick up service. He recommended great stops that the family would enjoy and worked out an itinerary in advance based on what we were looking for. We stopped at great places for lunch and he recommended other places for dinner, shopping, etc. Book a tour, it was worth every penny. 10 stars!
Written 5 August 2019
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HazemB33
Thank for your nice review, I'm sure I will see you again and I'm looking forward to it. all the best
Written 12 August 2019
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George Joseph
1 contribution
Best experience ever
Jan. 2019 • Family
Thank you Hazem for this amazing experience, god bless you.
we will never forget this trip
highly recommended. awesome experience, great people and wonderful tour explanation
Written 27 February 2019
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Tourist_B
Oregon41 contributions
Highly recommended
Oct. 2018 • Solo
To say that this trip was eye-opening was an understatement. I was a staunch Christian but it wasn't the Church of Nativity that blew me away, it was the wilderness of Kidron Valley, the hospitality of the Palestine people, the contagious smiles of the street vendors and the small museum at the Walled Off Hotel that left a lasting impression. It's such a lovely and safe place. I am glad that I went and I will go again.
Written 11 November 2018
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Navigate10549473715
1 contribution
Very good informed guide
Dec. 2017 • Couples
We were in Palestine for a few days over New Year's Eve 17/18 and Hazem was a great tour guide which introduced us in the history and culture of Bethlehem and the surroundings. He is very good informed and gave our trip a wonderfull atmosphere. After our trip we had a deeper understanding of the place and the people living there.
Written 7 November 2018
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Juliette2014
Birmingham, UK13 contributions
Discover Bethlehem
Hazeem was excellent as a tour guide. He is considerate, careful and has a depth of sensitivity and understanding through which he is able to bring historical and human understanding to the area. It is helpful that he knows his way around and we were able to jump the line at critical points when, otherwise, we would have been waiting for hours. Not to be missed.
Written 24 October 2018
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Thank you Juliette, it was my pleasure to guide you around Bethlehem. you have a friend now in Palestine.
Written 26 October 2018
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Padmini15
Mumbai, India1,679 contributions
More to it than just Bethlehem!!
During our visit to Israel we were told that we could visit Palestine only if the conditions permitted.We were lucky and getting in touch with a driver who has the permission to drive into the Palestinian territory was not a problem.The Israel West Bank Barrier seperates Jerusalem from Palestine and along this wall has grown mistrust and mutual hatred.
Other than the churches in Bethlehem and Jericho just driving down the place gives you a feel of the place.Political posters and poverty all around makes you feel that there's a lot of difference between the two sides of the wall.We can only pray for Palestine...Let peace prevail!!!
Written 15 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abricadabrigail
Antequera, Spain27 contributions
This Tour Does It All
Nov. 2017 • Friends
My small group of ladies and I recently took a tour of Palastine with Hazem. I wanted to understand the past and present history of the region from someone who has grown up there.

Hazem first off is a fun person to spend time with. He also has done a great job of building a tour that simultaneously gives visitors an overview of the history of the region, the current relevant information, hits the top sites, top foods, and leaves you ready to learn more. What I also liked about this tour is that Hazem invites local voices to share their own stories along the way. I would recommend anyone who likes to learn culture to book a tour with Hazem. In addition to the above, he was an excellent communicator from the first contact to the last.
Written 30 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you Abby, I'm looking forward to meet you again and guide you in Palestine. it was a great day with you and the ladies.
Written 6 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Rayjay20
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The best tour ever
Hazem was very informative and kind. He gave us an amazing experience of Palestine. He was very fast in replying to
ScottR771
ScottR771
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Dependable
I had a tour scheduled I had to cancel due to the virus. Michael was always quick to reply and give me the credit
karenawa
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Karen M.
Hazem gave me an outstanding custom private tour of Bethlehem and Lazarus' tomb in Bethany. He carefully studied my
Josh R
Josh R
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Outstanding Hebron and Bethlehem tour
I spent a fantastic day with Hazem. As a solo traveler, it was a real privilege to be taken to these amazing locati
Russ And Patsy A
Russ And Patsy A
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Jericho and Bethlehem - What a great day!
Hazem is a really nice guy. Organised and knowledgeable and able to explain things simply. As a Palestinian Christ
arebebe
arebebe
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Amazing experience in Palestine
Hazem was my my tour guide for 3 days in the West Bank. If you want to have a true window into Palestinian culture
Philippa H
Philippa H
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Day trip to the West Bank
We enjoyed our insightful trip to Bethlehem and Jerico with Hazem. He's well versed in the religious, historical an
Sam A
Sam A
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I Love It
It had a gorgeous tour with Hazem last week. He is a very passionate, knowledgable, and interesting tour guide who
Emiliano B
Emiliano B
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The best of Palestine
I have just came back from a short private trip of 2 days in Palestine. Hazem and Discover Palestine are the best o
Meinrad_Schade
Meinrad_Schade
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The best
He is just the best, knowing everything and everybody! Great sense of humour! On time like a Swiss watch, you can t
Fintan F
Fintan F
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Family visit
We had a fantastic day with Haziem ! I can’t thank in enough he made the day for us ! I can’t recommend him strongl
lisakR7963WE
lisakR7963WE
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Only recommended
We were on a family trip in Palestine. The tour with Hazem was not to be missed, of course. It was a super interest
Pablo P
Pablo P
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Best trip ever
I can say, it was amaizing! Palestine is a wonderful place, but people who live there even more... i had the opport
tenthlisten
tenthlisten
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Highly Recommend Hazem
Hazem was great and exceeded our expectations. We only had one day in Palestine and wanted to cover a lot, but Haze
Janina H
Janina H
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Best tour guide!
It was amazing! Our guide Hazem did not just show us around the most beautiful places in this country, but answered
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