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Bethlehem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv

By Diesenhaus


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Masks required
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  • The birthplace of Jesus & Christian religious centre

  • Church of the Nativity, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Manger Square – the city's centre of religious activity

  • Mosque of Omar – important Muslim holy site

  • Panoramic views over the serene Shepherds’ Fields

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Bethlehem

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Single ticket transport from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

  • What's included

    Hotel pick-up from your central Tel-Aviv hotel

  • What's excluded

    Return transport to Tel Aviv

Know Before You Book

  • Tour itinerary changes may occur due to holidays or other circumstances beyond control.

  • This tour concludes in Jerusalem. Guests must make their own way back to Tel Aviv at the end of the tour.

  • This tour is offered in multiple languages, so your tour may have bilingual commentary.

What you can expect

Learn about the origins of Christianity on a half-day excursion to the city of Bethlehem, the very heart of the biblical story of Jesus' birth. Visit the Church of the Nativity – one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world – and Manger Square, a hub of religious activity in the city.

Literally meaning “City of Bread”, Bethlehem is situated on the West Bank and depends heavily on the thousands of tourists who come each year. People come from around the world to worship or just to visit the city’s Manger Square, where Jesus is said to have been born.

Standing in the square, you can walk on the very ground where Jesus was placed after his birth. Today, it is also home to the beautiful Mosque of Omar, an important site for the many Muslims who reside in Bethlehem.

Explore the Church of the Nativity, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built on the location that is traditionally considered to be the birthplace of Jesus. Before your tour ends, stop just east of Bethlehem at the Shepherds' Fields, where the biblical shepherds kept watch over their flocks on the night of Jesus' birth.

Return to Jerusalem city centre where this tour concludes; you are free to make your own way back to Tel Aviv in your own time.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
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Activity Location

  • Bethlehem

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Tel Aviv City Center (Hotel Pickup)
    • Tel Aviv

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