Bethlehem Half-Day Guided Tour from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: Explore Historic Sights & Landmarks
232 Ratings
Embark on a half-day guided tour from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to Bethlehem. Explore historic sights and landmarks, including the Separation Wall, Banksy Grafitti, Nativity Church, and more.
Duration: 5 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Church of the Nativity - The Church of the Nativity holds profound religious significance as the revered site of Jesus Christ’s birth and is a must-visit destination for pilgrims and tourists alike. Situated in Bethlehem, this ancient basilica showcases remarkable architectural and historical marvels. Explore the sacred aura of the Church of the Nativity with Bethlehem tours, immersing yourself in its rich religious heritage and experiencing the spiritual essence of the birthplace of Christ.
What's Included
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Convenient pick up and drop off at David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem
  • Expertise of a licensed local tour guide
What's Not Included
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop-Off
  • Lunch
Additional Information

We Arrange for you to be picked up from David Citadel Hotel and drive you to Bethlehem where you will see, Separation Wall, Walled off Hotel from Outside, Banksy Grafitti, I Love Bethlehem, Old City of Bethlehem, Manger Square, Omar Mosque from outside, Manger Square, Nativity Church, Saint Jerome & Saint Joseph Cave (Not always open sometimes pilgrim groups book them for prayers and they closed for public for hour or two), Shepherds Field, Olive Wood Factory and Community Souvenir Store.

*Please bring your passport because it’s required sometimes when passing the checkpoint

  • Pick Up in front of the David Citadel Hotel For Jerusalem option and Grand Beach Hotel for Tel Aviv option - All our Drivers have your main booking name on their phones, make sure to see your name on the phone of the driver before you go to the Viechle/bus
  • After you book the tour add us on WhatsApp for easier pickup we can tell you type of vehicle/driver name in the early morning only at the day of the Tour - Whatsapp number found in the ticket after you book the tour
  • For Tel Aviv option no return back to Tel Aviv - Drop off back to David Citadel Hotel only
  • We do not include a visit to the Birth Grotto unless you have booked the Small Group option, as waiting times typically range from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the season and make sure it is not on sunday morning and or holidays as the grotto will be usually closed
David Citadel Hotel
King David Street
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(232 Ratings)
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Oct 10, 2023
Brilliant experience - It was an excellent tour. Highly recommended. Elias, out tour guide was brilliant. Very informative and entertaining. Great tour overall! Thanks
Review provided by Viator
Oct 5, 2023
Best half day tour to Bethlehem! - Best half day tour focusing specifically on Bethlehem. We visited all the most important landmarks and had the opportunity to go down into the birth grotto 🙏🏼 Johnny is the best tour guide!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 30, 2023
Highly recommend! Elias’ humour is unreal - We booked on to do the half day Bethlehem tour from Tel Aviv with a drop off in Jerusalem. We were picked up on time from our pick up location and taken to Jerusalem where we then joined a larger group on a coach. Elias delivered our tour and it was incredibly insightful and pack full of fascinating information! Not only this, but Elias was absolutely hilarious and without him, the tour would not have been the same! Thought the tour, Elias stopped and treated us to falafel and Arabic coffee, both of which were delicious! Elias, you’re incredible at what you do and are an incredibly friendly and funny guy. Thank you for such a fantastic and informative tour, we will definitely be recommending to friends and family!
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Sep 29, 2023
We recommend - We were picked up at the agreed meeting point on time and drove straight to our first stop in the West Bank. There we were met by our guide Elias and given a detailed briefing on the day's schedule. Then we set off on the tour. Elias explained to us in front of each attraction and sometimes in the buildings what this place was all about and what we should look out for. His statements were professional and he used just the right amount of humor. He was able to answer all questions that arose to the satisfaction of the group. He always kept a close eye on the group structure and made sure that no one got left behind. Overall, I would say that it was the best tour I have had in a long time. I would recommend this experience to anyone without hesitation.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 28, 2023
Great trip to Bethlehem - We throughly enjoyed our tour in Bethlehem! Elias was a fantastic guide and worked really hard to keep our group on time and informed! He was knowledgeable and entertaining. Great tour !
Review provided by Viator
Sep 13, 2023
The one to go for!!! - Best ever experience, the guide guy was very knowledgeable and funny... really enjoyed this tour to Betlehem😃
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 13, 2023
Well organised tour - not to be missed - The whole process of being collected from Tel Aviv, taken via Jerusalem to Bethlehem seemed seemless. Our tour guide Elijah was just full of information and details about history but also current life in Bethlehem. Definitely recommended.
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Sep 4, 2023
1/2 day Bethlehem - A great 1/2 day in Bethlehem! Elijah was an engaging and very knowledgeable guide and made a point to include everyone. No question was too hard or too simple. He had so much patience with everyone!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 3, 2023
Best trip - This is one of the best tours i had with Viator. The guides are organized and informative. Lots of freebies also and we got to visit a bit of Palestine side
Review provided by Viator
Sep 9, 2023
Longer and more expensive than advertised - Elias, our tour guide, was great. He was funny and informative. That being said, this tour says it’s 3-5 hours; however, if you start in Tel Aviv, it lasts at least 7 (8 if you count returning to Tel Aviv). Most importantly, if you do the half day tour from Tel Aviv, it doesn’t give you a ride back to Tel Aviv and we had to take a $110 taxi back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem. Please plan ahead and add that expense when booking the half day tour portion.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024