Spend a half day to visit the birthplace of Jesus Christ in the city of Bethlehem, and trace the events of the Nativity. Visit Church of Nativity, the Greek and the Catholic Church, and enter the Milk Grotto where Mary fed her baby son Jesus.

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 Bethlehem half day tour from Jerusalem Includes


  • Pickup from your hotel lobby or any other location upon request
  •  All transfers in A/C vehicles according to the tour itinerary
  •  Government licensed tour guide in your chosen language
  •  All entrance fees to all sites visited according to the tour itinerary
Tour Starts fromTel AvivJerusalemHerzliyaNetanya
Pick up time at 07:20-07:50 09:00-09:40 07:00-07:15 06:30-06:45

Bethlehem Half Day Tour from Jerusalem

Detailed itinerary:

Bethlehem Half Day Tour from Tel AvivWe will drive to Bethlehem via the Nativity Circle, to the city of birthplace of Jesus Christ. 

Walk through Manger Square to visit the Church of Nativity, the oldest Church in the Holy Land.

Admire the ancient limestone columns and remains of mosaic floors;

Descend to the Grotto of Nativity, where a Silver Star in the floor marks the spot where Christ is believed to have been born.

Proceed to the Church of Milk Grotto where the Virgin Mary nursed baby Jesus and according to tradition, a drop of her milk split and turned the stones white.

Next, visit Shepherds’ field. Stop at a local souvenir store and return transfer to Jerusalem. Return transfer to pickup point not included, the tour ends in Jerusalem, near Old city Jaffa Gate.  Important information: The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations. Passports are required. 

  Sites you will see


  • Bethlehem
  • Manger Square
  • Church of Nativity
  • Grotto of Nativity
  • Church of Milk Grotto
  • Shepherds’ field

  You should know 


  • Tour duration is up to 6 hours
  • Estimated return time to Jerusalem at 13:30 am, near to Jaffa Gate
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements. Dress code is smart casual.
  • Recommended for this tour: Comfortable walking shoes, hats, sun screen and drinking water.
  • Free of charge cancellation 24 before the tour day. Covered by Compass Risk Free policy.
  • You can start the tour from Tel Aviv and finish in Jerusalem
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Bethlehem Half Day Tour from Jerusalem Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 158 reviews.

Highly recommended

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This company are very very good They arrived on time and both tours we did with them David and Michael were very informative friendly and helpful Worth every penny we spent

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My regards on behalf of the group, Enrique was an outstanding guide, he knows every thing about what we came for an more than that a nice person. Highly rerecorded tours

Tour privado a Jerusalem y Mar Muerto

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Dimos con esta agencia por internet y fue todo un acierto, me contestaron por WhatsApp incluso a pesar de contactar con ellos muy tarde y pudimos cerrar la visita con salida dos días después. Estuvimos haciendo Jerusalem y el mar muerto y es una combinación muy recomendable si no tienes muchos días como era nuestro caso. Fuimos con Saul, guía experto y con amplios conocimientos que atendió todas nuestras dudas (que no eran pocas). Gracias Saul y Ruben por la experiencia, las ciudades parecen otras cuando te cuentan su historia.

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Petra and Wadi Rum

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We had a wonderful overnight in Jordan to see Petra and Wadi Rum. There were several transfers and all were smooth (other than the expected slow entry at the border). We chose to stay at a Bedouin camp and are so glad we did! The hospitality and night sky were fabulous. I highly recommend this tour.

Excelente guia y organizacion

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Hicimos tour a ciudad vieja y nueva de Jerusalem, luego por Galilea y terminamos en Tel Aviv. Lo recomiendo 100%. Por puntualidad, organización y en particular por la guía que nos tocó Rafael, realmente EXCELENTE. Sabía absolutamente de todo. Nunca escatimó en explicaciones. Todo de 5.

The best guides in Israel!

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I have done multiple day tours in Israel but Rafael was my favorite guide. He guided Jerusalem and Dead Sea tour with a smile on his face the whole day. I don't know how he did it considering it is such a long tour especially because some of us started in Tel Aviv and he was the one to pick us up. He had a great width and depth on knowledge and a great passion for his job, and the country. Our group had loads of different nationalities and he could speak to nearly all of us even if it was just a phrase or two. Great guide!

Wonderful tour! Jerusalem city

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What a trip!! From the moment we were picked up from the hotel we were made to feel special. Our bus driver was Muhammad and our guide was Dan Porges. Dan’s knowledge and enthusiasm was incredible. His desire was that you should really know Jerusalem and encouraged us to ask questions for better understanding. If you wish to know more and take in all the major sites then this is a trip I would highly recommended.

Recomendable - 5 tours en israel

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Quedamos muy satisfechos con la excursión, cordialidad, información de la guía Rafael, muy recomendable

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