Half Day Private Tour in Bethlehem

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Tour Number

Activity Level

256918


Categories

Religious Heritage, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Arabic (fluent), English (fluent)

Your private guide to Nativity Church and Shepherd's Field


I will meet you in Bethlehem and we will drive to Manger Square.
We will visit to the Nativity Church that was build by Justinian in 530 AD entering the Byzantine basilica through the main entrance" The door of humility" and see the original floor of the first church of Constantine from 326 AD. We will take the steps to get down to the grotto, the spot where Jesus was born from Virgin Mary and then continue to Saint Catherine Church and visit Saint Jerome's Caves to see the place where he translated the bible in the fifth century.

A visit to Milk Grotto where it's traditionally believed that Virgin Mary was feeding baby Jesus and a drop of milk felt on the ground and turned the stones all into white.

Visit the Shepherd's Field in the town of Beit Sahour, this is the site where the angel of the Lord is said to have appeared before shepherds bringing them good tidings of the birth of Jesus. Joined with a multitude of heavenly hosts, the angel sang "Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth, Peace among men".

Itinerary

Half day tour, you can choose to start in the morning or afternoon.

Once we meet we will drive to visit the following:
- The Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born
- Saint Jerome's Courtyard and Saint Catherine Church
- Saint Jerome's Caves
- Church of Milk Grotto
- Panoramic view of the Old City of Bethlehem
- Local olive wood workshop
- The Shepherd's Field in Beit Sahour

End of the tour.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint (Crossing point between Bethlehem and Jerusalem)

Duration: 4 hours

The tour might take more or less than 4 hours depending on the prayers hours in the church as well as if there is long queue.

Transportation

If you will come from Jerusalem or any other place you can either book a private transfer to "Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint" and cross the checkpoint to the Bethlehem side where I'll meet you or you can take public transportation from Damascus Gate bus number 234 to the meeting point.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: 1. Guiding fees for 4 hours as per the itinerary.

2. Private car to move from one site to another within Bethlehem city. Pick up from the meeting point and drop off back at the same meeting point (Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint), unless another location within the city is agreed upon.)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 USD - You might need cash for transportation, food and personal expenses where needed.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: 1. Transportation from Jerusalem to the meeting point in Bethlehem.

2. Any additional food or personal expenses.

3. Additional guiding hours for more sites if the customers wish to extend the tour. (You can ask for customized tour).

4. Water or any other drinks.

A Recent Review of this tour

Michael was there to meet us at the checkpoint between Israel & Palestine, & he drove us to the sites in Bethlehem that we wanted to see. Michael is an amazing tour guide & I could not recommend him more. He really brought history to life for us, & took the time to thoroughly explain the history & the importance of each site we visited. I did the tour bus to Israel & Palestine last year, and the difference between a private tour & a bus tour cannot be measured. I would use Michael again in a heartbeat.
Candace Keegan

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    Tour Price

    313 USD(for up to 4 people) (duration: 4 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    256918


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Arabic (fluent), English (fluent)

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