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Church of the Nativity (Basilica of the Nativity) Tours and Activities

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The Church of the Nativity encompasses a grotto where, according to Christain scripture, Jesus was born. Situated in Manger Square in Bethlehem, on the West Bank of the Palestinian territories, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed church is one of Christianity’s holiest places.

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7-Night Israel Highlights and Biblical Tour: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee and Optional Dead Sea Day Trip

7-Night Israel Highlights and Biblical Tour: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee and Optional Dead Sea Day Trip

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Explore Israel’s highlights on a 7-night biblical tour from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Galilee, with an optional day-trip to the Dead Sea (additional cost). Follow Jesus’ footsteps from Gethsemane to the Church of All Nations, and discover Jerusalem’s rich past in the Old City. Travel to Jesus’ birthplace and childhood home, stand on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and discover a ruined synagogue where Jesus may have taught; finish your trip through Israel’s culture and history in modern Haifa, ancient Caesarea and Tel Aviv’s bustling port.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,405.00
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$1,405.00
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Bethlehem, Jericho & Jordan River Tour from Jerusalem

Bethlehem, Jericho & Jordan River Tour from Jerusalem

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Visit four of Israel’s ancient sites on a full-day tour from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, Jericho, Qumran, and the Dead Sea. Explore Biblical history and the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered (optional), then visit a private beach on the Dead Sea to enjoy hyper-saline water and mineral-rich mud. This tour includes transport from Jerusalem in an air-conditioned minivan.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

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Tour to Bethlehem the city where Jesus Christ was born including the Church of Nativity Drive through north of the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Bathing at the Dead Sea. Immerse in the muds and float in the salty waters. Start heading back towards Jerusalem Drop off in Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel Drop off in Tel Aviv for Tel Aviv Pick up option only *Please bring your passport because it's required sometimes when passing the checkpoint
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54
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Ashdod Shore Excursion: ALL Jerusalem Highlights + visit to Bethlehem

Ashdod Shore Excursion: ALL Jerusalem Highlights + visit to Bethlehem

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When arriving in Israel at the Port of Ashdod, visit the holy sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem on this guided, full-day shore excursion. Discover the history of the different religions of this region and witness the mix of cultures. See the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark; the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born; the famous Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; and many more. Port of Ashdod pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.29
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$101.29
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Bethlehem & Jericho Tour - Trip from Jerusalem

Bethlehem & Jericho Tour - Trip from Jerusalem

We will start our tour driving through the Judean hills to Bethlehem. Upon arrival, we will ride through the city and see the important attractions before arriving to Manger Square. There we will have a guided visit to Church of The Nativity where Jesus was born in an underground cave that the church was built on. Then we will take a short walk with the guide to the Church of Milk Grotto. After we finish we will ride to the town of Beit Sahour, the city of the Shepherd’s. There we will have a guided visit to the Chapel of the Shepherd’s Field. Continuing our tour we will have a 20 minute visit to a local olive wood factory and have an insight on the local crafts of the Christian families in Bethlehem. Lastly we will visit one of the most unique in history and geography cities in the world, Jericho. We will visit the most important biblical and historical sites in the city. *Make Sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

Mount of Temptation, Saint George Monestary, Saint Saba & Bethlehem One Day Tour

Mount of Temptation, Saint George Monestary, Saint Saba & Bethlehem One Day Tour

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Bethlehem is one of the important christian sites in the holy lands as it contains one of the oldest churches in the world The church of Nativity. A guided tour of the church is provided as well as Saint Catherine's church and The Church of Milk Grotto. Then we continue our trip to Beit Sahour the city of The Shepherd's. Beit sahour is one of the highest cities in christian population. We will visit The Chapel of The Shepherd's where the angles first announced the birth of Jesus. Lastly we will go to The Mount of Temptation & Saint George Monastery. As mentioned in the gospels the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the desert.s. The summit of the mount, about 360 meters above sea level, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab and Gilead. * Make sure to bring your passport as it is required sometimes when passing the checkpoints. * If you want to be picked up from Tel Aviv please message us in advance for the best organizing.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.54
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$101.54

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Jerusalem

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Experience the biblical cities of Bethlehem and Jericho on this full-day guided trip from Jerusalem. Travel through the Judean Desert to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. See the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by the devil and the sycamore tree that Zacchaeus, the tax collector, climbed to get a better view of Jesus. In Bethlehem, see the Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born, plus Manger Square, Shepherds' Field and more. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Jerusalem

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Jerusalem

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Combine visits to two holy cities on this full-day sightseeing tour: Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Starting from the Mount of Olives, the itinerary follows biblical sites from Mt. Zion to the Old City, including a walking tour through the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian quarters. Continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity among other religious sites like the Via Dolorosa. With coach transport it’s easy to get to each destination.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.00
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$106.00
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Bethlehem and Jericho Private Biblical Tour from Jerusalem

Bethlehem and Jericho Private Biblical Tour from Jerusalem

We drive from Jerusalem with our private tour guide to Explore holiest sites in Bethlehem and Jericho. In Bethlehem visit the Church of Nativity, site of Jesus birth. We visit St. Catherine Church and the Milk Grotto where Mary nursed Jesus. Leaving Bethlehem we pass Shepherd's Field and the Inn of the Good Samaritan heading south. We look over Wadi Kelt and see the Monastery of St. George clinging to the side of the steep cliffs. Pause for a photo-op at sea level then visit Jericho and the archaeological mound where the remains of 25 ancient civilizations were discovered. • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide on this private tour • Guided tour of the popular Holy Land sights by local experts  • Experience some of the holiest sites in Bethlehem and Jericho private tour. • Discover the Church of the Nativity  • Explore Bethlehem's Christian landmarks • Hotel pick up and drop-off from Jerusalem
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$880.00
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$880.00
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Ashdod Shore Excursion: Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

Ashdod Shore Excursion: Private Jerusalem and Bethlehem Day Trip

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Visit Israel’s historic sites and religious landmarks on a full-day, private shore excursion to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod Port. Take in views from the Mount of Olives, and pass the Garden of Gethsemane as you enter old Jerusalem. Walk ancient streets, say a prayer beside the Western Wall and follow pilgrims’ footsteps to the Via Dolorosa; explore a vibrant bazaar before traveling to Bethlehem to vist Christianity’s most iconic places. Join the crowd in Manger Square, see the city’s extraordinary churches and grottoes, then visit a 12th-century mosque. 
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$417.50
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$417.50
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Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Bethlehem from Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Bethlehem from Jerusalem

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Explore Jerusalem’s Old City, Bethlehem, and visit the Dead Sea on a full-day, guided tour that includes transport from a centrally-located point in Jerusalem. See the Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Nativity as you discover Israel’s Biblical heritage and diverse history. Then, relax, swim, and sunbathe on a private beach as you enjoy the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Full-Day Trip of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Full-Day Trip of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

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See the sights of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day trip from Tel Aviv. With an expert guide, glimpse the Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives and other sights around Old Jerusalem. Then, enter the Old City through the Zion Gate to see the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. Afterward, visit Bethlehem, the town where Jesus was born. Here, view the Church of the Nativity, where the exact place of Jesus’ birth is marked in an underground grotto.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

Day Tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem

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For Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, the holy lands of the Jerusalem region are the spiritual centers of the world. On this full-day guided tour, discover the history of the different religions that make up these regions and witness the mix of cultures currently living here. See the Dome of the Rock, an iconic Jerusalem landmark; the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where Jesus was born; the famous Western Wall, important in Jewish and Muslim history, and many more. Jerusalem hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.00
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$106.00
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Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

Day Tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

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Witness some of Israel’s holiest and oldest sites on this day trip from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Travel the distance from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by air-conditioned coach, and enter Old Jerusalem to see the Western Wall (Wailing Wall), Via Dolorosa and other age-old religious and historical sights. See the Garden of Gethsemane, stop for photos at the Mount of Scopus, and then drive to Bethlehem to explore Manger Square, including the Church of the Nativity, as your guide shares the secrets and stories behind each landmark.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.00
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$121.00
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Jerusalem, Dead Sea, and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

Jerusalem, Dead Sea, and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv

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Israel’s religious highlights are dazzling yet dispersed. Travel between attractions with ease from Tel Aviv on a full-day sightseeing tour that covers Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, and the Old City of Jerusalem. Take a sightseeing tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, divided into distinctive Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Armenian quarters, visit the Church of the Nativity, heralded by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethelhem, and bathe buoyantly in the Dead Sea.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Jerusalem

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See the birthplace of Jesus on this guided half-day tour from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Visit Greek and Catholic churches and trace the events of the Nativity of Jesus. From Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity, The Shepherds’ Field, follow the timeline to Jesus’ birth. Uncover the highlights of this holy city, a major Christian pilgrimage site. Hotel pickup only included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00
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2-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Masada Tour

2-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Masada Tour

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Religious treasures and natural wonders take center stage on this 2-day Israel highlight trip from Tel Aviv. Witness top Old Jerusalem and Bethlehem sites including the Via Dolorosa and Manger Square, and the next day, visit age-old, rocktop Masada; pass by Qumran's Dead Sea Scroll caves, and ‘swim’ in the salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea. Your tour includes overnight hotel accommodation in Jerusalem, breakfast, and round-trip coach transport.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$337.00
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Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Bethlehem and Jericho Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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Step back to biblical times on this full-day tour to Jericho and Bethlehem from Tel Aviv. With an expert guide to provide informative commentary throughout, travel to ancient Jericho, dubbed the ‘City of Palm Trees’ down the ages. Gaze at Mt. Temptation and see some of Jericho’s biblical sites, including Zacchaeus’ tree and Elijah’s Spring. In Bethlehem, explore the spellbinding Church of the Nativity, and stop at Shepherds’ Field, identified with one of the Bible's most important tales—the shepherds who saw the Star of the Nativity.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
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$135.00
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4-Day Christian Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and Nazareth

4-Day Christian Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and Nazareth

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Depart Tel Aviv on a 4-day tour to Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem and Nazareth, and visit Israel’s sacred Christian and Jewish sites. Walk Jerusalem’s old city to the Western Wall, Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock; take in views from the summit of the Mount of Olives then see the Pools of Bethesda and the Via Dolorosa. Go deep into the Judean Desert to explore iconic churches in Bethlehem and Nazareth, glimpse ruined synagogues in the ancient seaside city of Capernaum and visit a baptism site in the Jordan River.
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  • 4 days
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$665.00
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Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

Bethlehem Half Day Tour - Pick up from Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

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Visit Bethlehem highlights on a tour that combines transport and a guided walking tour to maximize your sightseeing time. From Manger Square to the Church of the Nativity, Milk Grotto, and the Shepherds’ Field, you’ll cover important Biblical sites with a guide who can help unlock the history behind each destination; pickup at a central location in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv gets you on the road with no fuss.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29
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Bethlehem and Jerusalem Day Biblical Tour from Tel Aviv

Bethlehem and Jerusalem Day Biblical Tour from Tel Aviv

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Experience the Holy Land’s two most sacred locations, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, in just one day on this convenient guided door-to-door tour. Start in Jerusalem, taking in views from the Mount of Olives, following the way of Christ down the Via Dolorosa, and paying our respects at the Wailing Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem, with visits to the Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Field.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.00
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$121.00
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West Bank Highlights Day Tour from Tel Aviv

West Bank Highlights Day Tour from Tel Aviv

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Tick off more of the West Bank’s and Palestine’s iconic sites in less time on this full-day tour from Tel Aviv. Ideal for first-time visitors, this excursion covers the Jordan River Baptismal Site (Yardenit), the ancient city of Jericho, and Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. See, too, Ramallah, the administrative center of the Palestine authority. Lunch is included on this small-group tour, which is limited to 10 people and requires a valid passport.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.00
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Jerusalem and Bethlehem small group tour from Haifa Port 2021-2022

Jerusalem and Bethlehem small group tour from Haifa Port 2021-2022

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Cover Christian highlights of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day tour that combines two top destinations, making the most of your travel time from Haifa Port. Round-trip transport is tailored to your cruise schedule to ensure a worry free day of exploring, and the itinerary is designed around key Biblical sites, from King David’s Tomb to Bethlehem’s magnificent churches.
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  • 8 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.00
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$255.00

Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Little Town of Bethlehem Half Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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Visit holy Bethlehem on this half-day tour from Tel Aviv, with an expert guide. Travel by air-conditioned coach to the hallowed city, and visit the Church of the Nativity, built on the site of Jesus’ birth, and explore Manger Square. Finally, see Shepherds Fields, where the bible says the shepherds saw the Nativity star, and finish with a drop-off in Jerusalem, leaving you free to explore this ancient city independently.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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