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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Bab Zqaq in Bethlehem. Meeting point on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Trhu6wdJmNH2
Duration: 8 hours
A modern, air conditioned, private car (2012 Hyundai Tuscon).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Israeli Shekel - To buy a souvenir from Bethlehem or Hebron and to have a fresh juice or coffee.
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding. I can offer a full range of experiences.
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Two of the best decisions we made on our trip to the Middle East were taking a tour of Bethlehem, Hebron, and the Occupied West Bank, and choosing Hazem as our guide. This tour is really 2 tours in 1. Hazem masterfully led us through Bethlehem's holy sites, which are truly awe-inspiring for any Christian. But we're eternally grateful to him for giving us the gift of perspective, a glimpse into the rich heritage of the Palestinian people and the daily challenges they face with courage and grace. Thank you!