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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem

Highlights
  • Visit the holy city of Bethlehem
  • Visit Jericho, the oldest city in the world
  • See famous biblical sites
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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem
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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem
USD 125.00
Overview
Experience the biblical cities of Bethlehem and Jericho on this full-day guided trip from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean Desert to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. See the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil and the sycamore tree that Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbed to get a better view of Jesus. In Bethlehem, see the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born, plus Manger Square, Shepherds' Field and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.
What to Expect
This full-day (9 hours) Jericho-and-Bethlehem tour begins with a Jerusalem hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach.

On the main highway between Jerusalem and Jericho, in the Judean Desert, pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan, mentioned in the New Testament's parable of the Good Samaritan and the famous roadside sea level marker. From here, enjoy a view of the Jordan Valley where Jesus was baptized.

In Jericho, the oldest city in the world, look for the sycamore tree that Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbed to get a better view of Jesus when he was there on his way to Jerusalem. Above Jericho is the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus, after praying and fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, was tempted by the devil.

At this halfway point of the tour, stop for lunch (own expense) in a restaurant in Jericho before making the trip to Bethlehem.

In Bethlehem, explore the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto, a holy place with the cave in which the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is said to have occurred. Manger Square is where the majority of religious activity in Bethlehem takes place, with the Church of the Nativity and the Mosque of Omar, the oldest and only mosque in the old city of Bethlehem and a site of great meaning for those Muslims who live in the city.

See where Jesus was placed in a manger after his birth and visit the Milk Grotto, where the Holy Family (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) took refuge before they fled to Egypt following Jesus’ birth. Tradition has it that while Mary was nursing Jesus here, a drop of milk fell to the ground, turning it white.

Stop by the local Greek and Catholic churches before going to Shepherds' Field, where Luke 2:8 declares: 'Shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.' It is believed an angel announced the birth of Jesus here.

The tour concludes with a return trip to the Jerusalem hotels.
Reviews (49)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
The guide makes all the difference - Dr. Meir Sheffer is the best!

Our group of 6 began the day by being promptly picked up by van at our Jerusalem residence by our Bein Harim Tour guide, Meir Sheffer, Ph.D. Meir was such a great guide for our group that we specifically asked for him to lead two...More

Thank nancy b
Reviewed 15 September 2018
Guide Hezi : Bethlehem,Jericho,

Loved this tour and guide. I miss Israel already, longing to return! What a place, like non other. truly brought the Bible to Life. recommend to ANYONE that has ever wanted to go! The Israeli people are full of life,and hospitable ,as every other area...More

2  Thank 695monicag
Reviewed 23 August 2018
Excellent tour , recommended

This is a great tour to do, it is a must do tour. Very interesting tour, but in Bethlehem you won't get to see the grotto where Jesus was born, because of the long cues but the tour leader explains that Jesus was born in...More

Thank Marianna H
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile
I expected more

We had a tour guide named Telma. At first she seemed nice but as the time went by she started to rush us through the path and she said we weren’t allowed to buy any crafts. She said she would take us to Bethlehem yo...More

2  Thank anaceciliar34
Reviewed 6 June 2018
comprehensive tour

I had booked a business class tour(19 pax max), however they put me on regular tour, of course they did refund. our guide Kaiser was excellent and very knowledgeable and offered to answer all questions. the tour has a souvenir stop, however I found everything...More

Thank Tejas P
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