Half Day Bethlehem


Tour Itinerary

  • Depart Jerusalem for neighboring Bethlehem (city of bread), hometown of Jesse, father of King David and birthplace of Jesus.
  • Walk across Manger Square to the Church of Nativity and descend to the Grotto of the Nativity to see the star indicating the place of the birth, with the words “Here Jesus Christ was born to the Virgin Mary” in Latin. Opposite are the Manger and the altar dedicated to the three Wise Men.
  • Pass the small Armenian Chapel of the Kings (Magi) and enter the Crusader Church dedicated to St. Catherine.
  • Stop briefly at the Franciscan church built over the Milk Grotto where tradition tells that while Mary fed the infant Jesus a drop of milk spilt to the ground turning it chalky white.
  • Stop at Shepherd’s Fields, a tent shaped chapel to view the panels depicting scenes from the early life of Jesus.

Note: The tour ends at approx 13:00 at the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem.
The tour is subject to Palestinian Authority regulations. A Palestinian guide and change of vehicle are required for Bethlehem visit.

Departures: Daily

Departure Point Departure Time Economy Class* Business Class**
From Jerusalem 08:20 $70 n/a
From Tel Aviv 07:15 $88 n/a
From Herzliya 07:00 $88 n/a
From Netanya 06:30 $88 n/a

*Economy Class (by coach or bus)

**Business Class (in smaller groups up to 19 passengers in a luxury van or minibus)

Notes: Daily tours operate in English with French, Spanish, Russian and German by request. (There may be more than 1 language on a tour). It may be necessary to change vehicles for transfers from pick-up and drop-off destinations.


Private Tour

This tour can be operated as a private tour, enabling you to travel within the realm of your own circle of friends or the intimacy of your own family.

Private tours allow you the flexibility to adapt an itinerary to suit your group and interests, or to change the program during the course of the tour. If you are on a tight schedule and want to experience as much as possible in a limited amount of time, you can plan a concise and exacting itinerary, yet if you want to devote more time at one location or another, you have the freedom to do so.

A private tour guide and personal companion can be an enriching experience.

Please contact us about prices and the options available to adapt the itinerary to your requirements.