Tradition meets modernity in this full day guided tour across Hebron & Bethlehem
Walk around the old city of Hebron and visit the Ibrahimi Mosque. Visit the glass factory to watch how they blow the glass to shape it.
Visit Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, Saint Catherine Church, Saint Jerome's Caves, and Milk Grotto. Walk around the old city of Bethlehem and enjoy a local meal in one of the oldest restaurant in the city.
Also see a panorama view of Bethlehem and olive wood craft shop, Visit the walled off hotel and museum (Banksy) and watch the graffiti's on the wall.
Meet in Bethlehem and drive to Hebron. Walk through the Old City of Hebron. Visit the Abraham Mosque, now divided by the Israeli military into two sections, one serving as a mosque and the other as a synagogue.
Back to Bethlehem and enjoy a traditional humus and falafel lunch. Visit the Old City of Bethlehem walking down Star Street towards the Nativity Church. Visit the Nativity Cave, St. Catherine Church and St. Jerome Cave. Opportunity to view the magnificent panorama view of city of Bethlehem from the top of one of the old houses, now an olive wood factory. Here you can watch locals craft souvenirs from native olive trees. Visit Milk Grotto, the cave where tradition has it Mary fed Jesus on their way to Egypt.
See the separation wall and the graffiti. Witness how the wall affects the lives of the locals. Visit The Walled Off Hotel Museum and Aida Refugee Camp and hear from the residents about their experiences being born and growing up as refugees. Visit Bethlehem Cultural Museum.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you in Bab Zqaq in Bethlehem "Jerusalem bus station in Bethlehem" which is the last stop for bus 231 that is coming from Damascus Gate in Jerusalem to Bethlehem.
Any other place or hotel in Bethlehem city is also accepted to be picked up.
End location: Tour will end in the same starting point to take the bus back to Jerusalem to Damascus Gate.
Duration: 8 hours
A modern, air conditioned, private car (2012 Hyundai Tuscon).
My time and service as your private guide.
Transportation in a private car.
Local lunch, hummous and falafel.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Israeli Shekel - To buy a souvenir from Bethlehem or Hebron and to have a fresh juice or coffee.
Any personal purchases or expenses.
This tour is designed for up to 4 travelers. If your group is larger, please contact me for details and a quote.
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding. I can offer a full range of experiences.
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Highly knowledgeable and accommodating, Hazem's tour made our time in Bethlehem the highlight of our entire trip through Israel. Whether you're looking to explore the rich historical and religious roots of the area or you want to gain insight into the everyday experiences of the people of the West Bank, you're in good hands with Hazem. My husband and I learned loads from him and we also, unexpectedly, gained a friend. Thanks, Hazem!!