Holy Land Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Tour

Tour Itinerary Tour Rates Tour Inclusions Tour Highlights

Tour duration: 1 day
Tour operates: daily

Jerusalem is a city of overwhelming emotions, promising a religious and spiritual experience, excitement and pleasure, and an interesting tour in the city chosen by God a place of pilgrimage and worship since the biblical era. The Old City retains many significant religious sites to visit. Bethlehem where Joseph traveled there with Mary whom was pregnant, and where Jesus was born, and visit the Church of the Nativity. The Palestinian city today stretches out from the historic center in all directions.

Itinerary
Day 1

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David Tomb, the room of last supper and the dormition abbey; Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish Quarter to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Western Wall-the holiest site in Judaism and one of the original walls that retained the Temple, and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue to Bethlehem for an overview of Shepherds' field, and visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger's square. Return to your point of departure.

What time is normal pick-up hours from my hotel?
  • Pick up from Tel-Aviv Hotels is approximately between 7:20am-7:40am
  • Pick up from Jerusalem Hotels is approximately between 9:00am-9:30am (expect traffic)
Additional important information for your tour:
  • We recommend comfortable walking shoes.
  • As per any travel destination-never leave your valuable belongings unattended in tour vehicles or during your tour.
  • Modest dress attire (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) for holy places – head covering is required, hats for men and shoulder covering for women.
  • Tour for Bethlehem portion passport are required

Rates
Per person from Jerusalem—in a bus.

115.00

Per person from Tel Aviv—in a bus.

128.00

Per person from Jerusalem—up to 19 passenger group.

132.00

Per person from Tel Aviv—up to 19 passenger group.

144.00

Prices advertised are land package prices and are per person in U.S. dollars and inclusive of taxes.

Included
Included services in package:
1. Meet & assistance at your hotel for pick-up
2. Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach bus/van.
3. Professional government certified English speaking Tour Guide.
4. Entrance fees as per Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour itinerary.
5. One day sightseeing as per program.
6. No added fees for credit card payment.

 

Highlights
Tour Highlights:
  1. Jerusalem the city chosen by God. As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. Among its 220 historic monuments, Jerusalem is is recognized by all three religions as the site of Abraham's sacrifice. The Wailing Wall delimits the quarters of the different religious communities, while the Resurrection rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre houses Christ's tomb.
  2. Mount of Olives where the Lord ascended into heaven (acts 1).
  3. Mt. Zion, visit the Upper room (Luke 22), Lord’s Supper, visit King David Tomb, and walk through the Jewish Quarter.
  4. The Old City of Jerusalem a UNESCO World Heritage site is the part of Jerusalem surrounded by the impressive 16th century Ottoman city walls and representing the heart of the city both historically and spiritually. In a city already divided, the Old City is further divided culturally and historically into four Quarters: the Muslim Quarter, the Jewish Quarter, the Armenian Quarter, and the Christian Quarter.
  5. Jewish Quarter is one of the four traditional quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem.
  6. The Cardo was Jerusalem's main street 1500 years ago. The Cardo was originally paved in the 2nd century when Hadrian rebuilt Jerusalem as a Roman polis called Aelia Capitolina. The Cardo was extended south to the area of today's Jewish Quarter in the 6th century by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian.
  7. Western Wall or Kotel- The holiest site in Judaism and one of the original walls that retained the Temple.
  8. The Christian quarter in the north-west section of the Old City comprises some 4,900 people. Most of the Christian institutions are clustered around the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This church is built over the remains of Golgatha where Christ was crucified and the tomb where he was buried and rose.
  9. The Via Dolorosa where we'll walk the Stations of the Cross including the Judgment Hall of Pilate (John 18:33), located at the Church of the Flagellation and Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross.
  10. Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Matthew 27, Matthew 33:57, Matthew 28:10) where you'll find the last Station 14 of the cross, and where pilgrims celebrate and mark the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.
  11. Bethlehem where Joseph traveled there (Luke 2:1-7) with Mary whom was pregnant, and where Jesus was born (Matthew 2:1-5), and visit the Church of the Nativity possibly the oldest church in the world.
  12. Shepherds' field - traditionally believed to be the area of the fields of the shepherds. Several churches have been built to commemorate this event. Today you'll find local shepherds still tending their flocks as they did during the days of Jesus birth.
  13. Manger's square is an important city square in the center of Bethlehem. It takes its name from the manger where Jesus is said to have been born which, the Church of the Nativity, which surrounds the square.

Not included services in our tour rates:
1. Tips to guide/driver and hotel/restaurant staff.
2. Personal extras or meals not mentioned above.
3. Lunches.

Tips during your Jerusalem and Bethlehem tour: It's important to consider your Tour Guides and Drivers work very hard to make your tour an experience of a lifetime, and most of their annual income comes from the generosity of those they are serving during the tours. It is recommended that tour guides are given at least $5.00 per touring day per person, and drivers are given at least $3.00 per touring day per person. Please consider also hotel staff during your stay, and other staff that will support you during your tour.

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