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Choice of morning or afternoon departure
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a local guide
This is a special way to experience the city of the birth of Jesus, as you venture into the West Bank. This Bethlehem tour provides a great opportunity to explore this city on a guided tour. Your first stop is one of the oldest churches in the world, where it all began; The Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus. A huge church with a long history of religious significance, you will be able to see the various chapels of the Catholic, Armenian and Greek Orthodox Christians.
Next you will visit the Franciscan Grotto of the Lady Mary and learn how the ‘Milk Grotto’ got its name. A large underground cave with a Franciscan chapel built directly on top, this is the site where it is believed that Mary and Joseph took Jesus for refuge from King Herod, before fleeing across the holy land to Egypt.
Your final visit for the day is in this ancient city, is to the Shepherd’s fields on the outskirts of the city. Believed to be the location where the Shepherds sited the Star of Nativity before venturing to visit Jesus, these fields hold a number of stunning shrines and a beautiful chapel, drawing pilgrims from around the world.
This tour will provide you with the best opportunity to spend a day focused on the sacred city of Bethlehem, with all the logistics looked after, leaving you to absorb the amazing spiritual sites, whilst hearing the historical and biblical background to each site.
08:15 - Pick-up From which Jerusalem hotels 08:30 - Pick-up at Carta Parking Lot (Near Jaffa Gate) 09:30 - Arrive Church of Nativity where Jesus was born and see the star of Bethlehem, then tour Bethlehem 10:30 - Arrive to the milk Grotto 11:15 - Arrive to the Shepherd filed 12:00 - Transfer back to Jerusalem NB: All times are approximate
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
8:30am or 13.00
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.