On this day tour you will visit the Christian holy sites of Bethlehem and Jericho. Visit Manger Square, the Church of Nativity, the Grotto of the Nativity where Jesus was born, Zacchaeus’ Sycamore tree and much more. Explore the significant biblical sites of Bethlehem and Jericho. Explore one of the oldest cities in the world at Jericho. Discover Bethlehem, the City of Bread – a result of the wheat crop that grew in the region, and the birthplace of Jesus Christ and King David.

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 Bethlehem & Jericho tour Includes


  • Pickup from your hotel lobby or any other location upon request
  •  Return transfer to your pickup point 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 & Jericho Tour

Detailed itinerary:

Decent to the Judean desert, you will see the Inn of the Good Samaritan on route. Look out over the remarkable moonscape of the breathtaking Judean desert. We will take a short break at sea level and then continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world.

Stop at Zacheus Sycamore to see the oldest Sycamore tree, which Zacheus climbed in order to spot Jesus. Visit the Mound of Ancient Jericho, where 25 ancient cities were uncovered.

Founded in 8,000 BC, Jericho is also the oldest Jewish settlement and was captured by Joshua and Israel in 1,200 BC. Stop for overview of Mt. Temptation, where Satan endeavored to tempt Jesus, and get an overview of the oasis of Jericho and Elisha’s Spring. Cable car in Jericho not included.
Departing Jericho back to the Judean mountains and the city of Bethlehem.

Drive towards Bethlehem via the Nativity Circle and visit Bethlehem’s Manger Square, named after the manger Jesus was born in. Manger Square is home to the Church of the Nativity, one of the world’s oldest-standing churches still functioning to this day.

We will visit the main Basilica of the Nativity, designed in the typical Roman-style and constructed on the ruins of its predecessor in 565 AD, as well as the Catholic Church of St. Catherine, adjoining the Basilica of the Nativity.

Underneath the Church stands the Grotto of the Nativity, the cave in which Jesus was born, the exact spot of birth is marked by a 14-pointed star of silver set into the floor. We also visit the nearby Milk Grotto, where Mary nursed her son. A Franciscan Chapel is built above the Milk Grotto.

Our last stop in Bethlehem before returning to Jerusalem will be at a beautiful overview of the Shepherds’ Fields, and the Church of the Shepherds’ Fields. Return to point of pickup.

*Important information: The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations. Passports are required. 

  Sites you will see


  • Judean desert
  • Inn of the Good Samaritan
  • Jericho
  • Zacheus Sycamore
  • Mt. Temptation
  • Elisha’s Spring
  • Bethlehem
  • Manger Square
  • Church of the Nativity
  • Grotto of the Nativity
  • Shepherds’ Fields

  You should know  


  • Tour duration is up to 11 hours
  • Jericho part of the tour in English only 
  • Lunch break for 30-40 minutes, including shopping time. Lunch can be purchased on the spot or bring in advance.
  • Estimated return time to Tel Aviv 18:00 / Jerusalem 17:30
  • 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 and reverse.
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Bethlehem & Jericho Tour Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 43 reviews.

Great Day Tour Providers in Israel

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5 5 1
My husband and I arrived Jerusalem on a Friday afternoon and started looking at the different day tours available. We called Compass and the gentleman on the phone was very polite and helpful. We booked a tour to Masada and the Dead Sea for the next day. The tour arrived right on time and the guide was very professional and knowledgeable. The day ran very smoothly and I highly recommend this tour company. Their prices are also very competitive with all other tour companies we looked at.

Buenas guías Jerusalén Belén.

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5 5 1
Tomamos el tour a Jerusalem y Belén, Ofir, el guía de Jerusalem fue muy atento y paciente, con mucho conocimiento y hablaba muy bien inglés y español. Giorgio el guía de Belén, también muy amable y al que se me nota la pasión por el tema que expone. Todo el tour es muy completo, solo recomendaría llevar comida en la maleta porque solo se para a almorzar y da mucha hambre en los trayectos

4 Tours with Compass from Tel Aviv

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5 5 1
I was recently in Israel and had a few days to visit the sights. I booked 4 different day tours with Compass and completely enjoyed each tour. Each day the tour picked me up at the hotel and brought me back at the end of the day. There is quite a bit of traffic in Israel so expect to have some delays.The tours are reasonably priced and offer a great variety. The tour guides were courteous and professional. I would definitely recommend this company for tours of Israel.

Excelentes guías turísticos

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5 5 1
Tuvimos el placer de viajar a Israel el febrero unos excelentes guías turísticos nos llevaron a realizar recorridos por Jerusalem, Massada y Belén. La atención fue de primera, en un perfecto español los tres guías diferentes que nos atendieron demostraron además de buenas maneras un profundo conocimiento de las atracciones que recorrimos. Recomiendo ampliamente a esta agencia.

Brilliant trip 6 Day Christian Israel

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5 5 1
We went on the Christian Israel Tour. It was a fantastic experience. Our tour consisted of six people and our tour guide/driver. He was fantastic, and it was the trip of a lifetime. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this tour and go!

Excellent service and informative tours

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5 5 1
We joined the trip from Jerusalem and took off to Masada fortress and then to the Dead Sea. Our tour guide, Lea, is crazy and experienced guide, she explained everything we needed to know, but she also gave her personal, subjecitve touch to some historical facts. We had like 3 hours of free time at the Dead Sea, when no one is bugging you, what's also great addition to this trip.

Nazaret, mar de Galilea

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5 5 1
Un tour muy lindo, con un guía inmejorable: Yuval. Hizo que la visita fuese completamente satisfactoria.

Absolutely recommended trip

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5 5 1
Seriously one of the best tour guides I've ever had. He knew where the crowds would be and had us on an opposite route so that it was rarely crowded when were at a site. He was incredibly knowledgeable and we all had a brilliant time.

Increible tour altamente recomendado

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4 5 1
Fue una experiencia increible, el guia fue atento y amigable en todo momento, a pesar de que era grupo de ingles y español no hubo ningun momento en que se perdiera alguna explicacion, los lugares que visite realmente valen la pena, habia escuchado noticias acerca de que la logistica del tour no era la adecuada, sin embargo no fue asi, visitamos los puntos turisticos con tiempo suficiente.

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