Combine most of the memorable sites in one day in Bethlehem
Combine most of the memorable sites in one day in Bethlehem.
Hear the Biblical Narrative from the locals, walk around the magnificent old city of Bethlehem, taste the local food, learn about the history of Palestine.
Take a walk in the open air gallery where many artists come from all over the world to draw graffiti on the separation wall and visit The Walled Off Hotel (Banksy hotel and museum).
Drink tea or coffee with Palestinian refugees in Aida refugee camp.
After meeting you, I will drive you to the entrance of the Old City of Bethlehem where you will walk down Star Street towards the Nativity Church. Inside the church you will visit the Nativity Cave, St. Catherine Church and St. Jerome Cave. After the Nativity Church, you will have an opportunity to view the magnificent panorama view of city of Bethlehem from the top of one of the old houses which is now an olive wood factory. Here you can watch locals craft souvenirs from native olive trees.
Then I will walk you to the Milk Grotto to visit the cave where tradition holds that Mary fed Jesus on their way to Egypt. Next you will enjoy a traditional humus and falafel lunch.
After lunch, I will drive you to the Shepherd's Field where the angels appeared to the shepherds to witness Jesus' birth. Continuing to walk along the separation wall to watch the graffiti and visit the walled of hotel and museum. later we will walk around Aida refugee camp and learn about the refugees life.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting Point is Jerusalem bus station in Bethlehem, which is the last stop on bus 231 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: Bus 234 from Bethlehem back to Damascus gate in Jerusalem
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
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 Hand made souvenir from Bethlehem and to have a fresh juice or coffee.
Entrance fees to the Walled off hotel (Banksy Hotel)
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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Hazem is a Christian tour guide that enabled us to understand and bring us to places that appeared in the Bible. He also brought us to taste the delicious food of Bethlehem. He always finds a good spot to let us see the view. I recommend him to you if you will travel in Bethlehem. He is a super guy.