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Private Tour: Old City of Bethlehem and Herodium provided by Private Tours by Michael Jackaman

Private Tour: Old City of Bethlehem and Herodium

Private Tour: Old City of Bethlehem and Herodium
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About
Experience the beauty of the Old City of Bethlehem on this day trip, walk along the narrow star street where Joseph and Mary walked when they came to Bethlehem. Get an incredible view of the landscape from top of Mount Herodium, Herod’s the Great roman palace. Learn about the history of the sites and the daily life from your local tour guide! Visit the Shepherd’s field, caves were used by the Shepherds 2000 years ago. Visit the Nativity Church, the birthplace of Jesus and the oldest church in the world still in daily use. By the end of the tour you will see Banksy Graffiti art.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Meet your private guide driver at Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint and depart to the Old city of Bethlehem. Walk the narrow streets of the old city and enjoy the old architects of the buildings from the Otoman period. Stop by Bethlehem Icon Center, which used to be a local house and today it’s a center teaching Byzantine Iconography. Walk the Star Street— the way that Joseph and Mary took when they came to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Walk onward through the old city and stop the main old entrance of the city then to Hosh Al Syrian quarter, see the building from inside and stop for a cup of tea or Arabic coffee. Visit an old Olive Press museum and learn about olive harvest and olive oil production, the building which houses the museum dates back as far as the 19th century. It houses many ethnographic and archaeological artifacts featuring the entire process of oil production. Furthermore, the exhibit also shows the many uses for oil such as lamps, medicine, food, soap and even cosmetics. You will have a nice lunch break at Afteem Restaurant for Falafel, Hummus and typical Salad lunch. (own expense). After you purchase lunch, continue to Manger Square and visit the Nativity Church, the birthplace of Jesus and the oldest church in the world. Drive to the Shepherd’s Field where the angel Gabriel appeared to the shepherds, see the ruins that goes back to the Byzantine time and the current church. Take a short drive to Mount Herodium, the palace of Herod the Great from the roman period 1st century BC. From the top of the mountain, enjoy a panorama view of the landscape of the area and from there you can see Jordan mountains and the Dead Sea. Finally, visit Banksy Graffiti arts in Bethlehem, The Walled Off Hotel of Banksy and the separation wall. After exploring all the sites, drive back to Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint to return to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your private guide driver at Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint and depart to the Old city of Bethlehem. Walk the narrow streets of the old city and enjoy the old architects of the buildings from the Otoman period. Stop by Bethlehem Icon Center, which used to be a local house and today it’s a center teaching Byzantine Iconography. Walk the Star Street— the way that Joseph and Mary took when they came to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Walk onward through the old city and stop the main old entrance of the city then to Hosh Al Syrian quarter, see the building from inside and stop for a cup of tea or Arabic coffee. Visit an old Olive Press museum and learn about olive harvest and olive oil production, the building which houses the museum dates back as far as the 19th century. It houses many ethnographic and archaeological artifacts featuring the entire process of oil production. Furthermore, the exhibit also shows the many uses for oil such as lamps, medicine, food, soap and even cosmetics. You will have a nice lunch break at Afteem Restaurant for Falafel, Hummus and typical Salad lunch. (own expense). After you purchase lunch, continue to Manger Square and visit the Nativity Church, the birthplace of Jesus and the oldest church in the world. Drive to the Shepherd’s Field where the angel Gabriel appeared to the shepherds, see the ruins that goes back to the Byzantine time and the current church. Take a short drive to Mount Herodium, the palace of Herod the Great from the roman period 1st century BC. From the top of the mountain, enjoy a panorama view of the landscape of the area and from there you can see Jordan mountains and the Dead Sea. Finally, visit Banksy Graffiti arts in Bethlehem, The Walled Off Hotel of Banksy and the separation wall. After exploring all the sites, drive back to Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint to return to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8676P8
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide driver
  • Private tour
  • Pickup from Checkpoint 300 or your hotel if in Bethlehem only
  • Drop-off at Checkpoint 300 or your hotel if in Bethlehem only
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transfer from your location to meeting point on arrival
  • Transfer from meeting point to your hotel by the end of the tour
  • National Park fees
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road, Jerusalem Take bus 234 from Damascus Gate in Jerusalem to the last stop Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint, once you get off the bus, follow everything to cross to Bethlehem side where your guide will be waiting to meet you once you cross.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide driver
  • Private tour
  • Pickup from Checkpoint 300 or your hotel if in Bethlehem only
  • Drop-off at Checkpoint 300 or your hotel if in Bethlehem only
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transfer from your location to meeting point on arrival
  • Transfer from meeting point to your hotel by the end of the tour
  • National Park fees
Departure details
  • Checkpoint 300/Bethlehem Road, Jerusalem Take bus 234 from Damascus Gate in Jerusalem to the last stop Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint, once you get off the bus, follow everything to cross to Bethlehem side where your guide will be waiting to meet you once you cross.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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teddy1014
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Great Experience, a must if you go to this part of the world
We took a private day tour and met Michael at the Checkpoint. He was there before the tour time and we got into his
josew966
josew966
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Fabulous tour of Bethlehem with Michael Jackaman.
Michael gave us a great half day tour of Bethlehem when were visited Israel in 2018. Well worth a side trip and eas
josew966
josew966
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Excellent Tour of Bethlehem
Our tour with Michael went at my pace, which was fairly slow as I was riding a hired mobility scooter. Regardless t
ScottR771
ScottR771
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Trustworthy!
I had a tour set in 2 weeks but due to the virus, the tour had to be cancelled. Communication was quick and the re
cricky475
cricky475
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An Unforgettable Tour with Michael !!!
My husband and I hired Michael for a full day private tour of Jericho, St. George’s Monastery, and Bethlehem. We h
1330ag
1330ag
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One of the highlights of our trip to Israel!
This was our first stop on our first trip to Israel. We wanted to learn as much as we could and see everything with
Rockazed
Rockazed
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Great day with Michael!
We explored and were given detailed explanations for the sights and even added a few extras. We all three of us c
selvaggia_9
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Michael is an amazing guide
Michael is very knowledgeable, i spent a day with him and i was impressed. He took me to 3/4 places, very patience
jblais123
jblais123
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Best Tour Guide in Palestine
We had an excellent time, Michael was the best. He customized our time with him and we really got a great sense of
Ig2863
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Xmas Eve private tour of Bethlehem
Michael was knowledgeable about history and very personable. He customized the tour for me and we had very interest
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991emmah
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Fantastic Tour Guide in Bethlehem
My friend and I crossed the security border from Jerusalem to Palestine by foot and were greeted by Michael for our
mhsflorida
mhsflorida
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Great tour tailored to my interests.
He was very accommodating and tailored my tour to my interests. I felt like I learned much of Bethlehem and of the
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Private tour of Bethlehem
This was the best tour we have ever had. Fadi was an outstanding guide in every way possible. He communicated excep
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The Best Holiday
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