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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Jerusalem bus station in Bethlehem. Meeting point on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Trhu6wdJmNH2
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
A modern, air conditioned, private car (2012 Hyundai Tuscon).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Israeli Shekel - To buy a Hand made souvenir from Bethlehem 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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I have used Tours by Locals in other countries and I keep thinking I have found the best guide ever. Hazem and his friend Michael who were my guides in Bethlehem and Jerusalem exceeded all expectations. Their pride in their country and their knowledge were outstanding. I will never forget this amazing visit. I can not give them a high enough rating.