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Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem provided by Abraham Tours

Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem

Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem
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Tour snapshot
See prominent sites of significance to Christians in Bethlehem
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Meet your guide at the sacred Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem for a half-day tour of Jesus’ birthplace. In addition to the UNESCO World Heritage site, you’re introduced to other Christian religious sites of significance in the ancient city. Travel easily to Bethlehem aboard a 15-passenger shuttle from central Jerusalem, just a 30-minute drive away.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit one of the oldest churches in the world, also a World Heritage site
  • Learn from the expertise of your guide, a West Bank local
  • Half-day tour departs from a central location in Jerusalem
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit one of the oldest churches in the world, also a World Heritage site
  • Learn from the expertise of your guide, a West Bank local
  • Half-day tour departs from a central location in Jerusalem
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6540P14
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fully-guided tour
  • Transportation from Jerusalem
  • This tour departs from a central location (there is no hotel/hostel or other pickup)
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Nativity
  • Entry/Admission - Shepherd's Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Abraham Jerusalem אברהם ירושלים, Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel Meet inside the Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, in the lobby floor.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is unavailable to Israeli passport holders due to border restrictions
  • While there is no specific dress code, this tour visits holy sites and it is recommended to have shoulders covered
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Fully-guided tour
  • Transportation from Jerusalem
  • This tour departs from a central location (there is no hotel/hostel or other pickup)
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Nativity
  • Entry/Admission - Shepherd's Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Abraham Jerusalem אברהם ירושלים, Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel Meet inside the Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, in the lobby floor.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is unavailable to Israeli passport holders due to border restrictions
  • While there is no specific dress code, this tour visits holy sites and it is recommended to have shoulders covered
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Abraham Jerusalem אברהם ירושלים
    Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel
    Meet inside the Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, in the lobby floor.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Abraham Tours
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Church of the Nativity
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Milk Grotto
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Shepherd's Sanctuary
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
21 reviews
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Jocelyn B
2 contributions
Couples
Absolutely best tour we’ve ever taken. Tour guide Ashraf was outstanding. We were all so impressed by his knowledge, ability to tell history and stories with clarity and confidence. He is clearly a professional and we felt we had learned a lot from him. We felt 100% safe in the West Bank.
Written January 19, 2020
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Mary Sue M
Jerusalem, Israel3 contributions
I gave an excellent rating even though we were delayed 3 hours coming home because the parking lot that our bus was in was WALLED OFF by other vehicles in the lot. This was no fault of Abraham Tours, but the parking lot attendant. Our tour guide handled it very well, gave us free coffee and a warm place to stay. I know he was angry, but he didn't let us see that. It was a cold rainy day but I felt well cared for. The Shepherds Field and Church of Nativity and seeing the Scouts parade on Christmas Eve Day was so meaningful. The meal at the restaurant across from Shepherds Field was scrumptious.
Written December 25, 2021
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Toni B
London, UK18 contributions
Abraham Tours met us at their Jerusalem hostel with a comfortable minibus. The first stop was the River Jordan where Jesus was baptised, then we drove through the stunning mountains to Ramallah where we had a coffee break. We had our passports checked several times, then it was on to Yasser Arafat’s tomb, which was great to see with its armed guards. We had a very good lunch at a pre arranged cafe, then it was on to Bethlehem. It was very strange to reach the Church of the Nativity via an escalator in a shopping mall. Didn’t seem quite right somehow. However, the church was stunning as were the views from Bethlehem. Our last visit of the day was to The Walled Off Hotel instigated by Banksy. Alongside the hotel runs the wall separating the Palestinians. All along the wall is artwork, not all by Banksy, but all bearing a message. Inside the hotel are more examples of Banksy’s art. Certainly makes you think. All day we had glimpses of the wall running for miles and miles. It made me very glad for my own freedom. Thanks to Abraham Tours for a brilliant day, which I would thoroughly recommend.
Written March 5, 2020
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Irena K
61 contributions
Great guide, very honest super happy to share experiences. Tour was also fantastic. We didn’t know if we should go to the Banksy museum but it ended up being a major highlight. Thank you for an amazing experience!
Written July 10, 2022
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Steve
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
A terrific tour, no mucking about; Ashraf knows his stuff and ensures you get into the right places to get through lines quickly. Other tour guides defer to Ashraf; you’ll see what I mean when you visit the church if the nativity. Best value for money.
Written March 12, 2020
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sally A
22 contributions
This was a fantastic tour. We had Ashraf shaheen as our guide! He was extremely knowledgeable and educational about Israel and about Bethlehem. If I ever get to Israel again, I will see as much as possible with this guide. Very attentive and professional, learned so much from Ashraf. Went accompanied by my 36 yr old son. We both have strong interest in Bible. If your a Christian, this guide is one of the best!!
Written March 12, 2019
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Margie Donnelly
Vermont, South Africa2 contributions
Family
My daughter and I did this tour in January 2019 and it has to be the by far the worst tour we did in 3 weeks in Israel where the standard of tours is high. The tour guide did not give any more information than a cursory 3 minute read of your guidebook would provide and the tour itself was rushed with the majority of time spent queuing in the stifling stairway of the Church of the Nativity for a photo opportunity at the silver star where Jesus was born. Exceptionally disappointing - I would rather have caught the bus and explored Bethlehem independently...a waste of a half a day.
Written January 27, 2019
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Dear Margaretha, The half day tour to Bethlehem is mainly a visit to the Church of Nativity, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Israel. Therefore there is almost always a long line to view the star where Jesus was born. We hope you can understand that this is unfortunately out of our control. Please note as well that at the travelers center we are happy to provide information about traveling to Bethlehem independently. If you have any further comments please feel free to send me a direct email at guestrelations@abrahamtours.com Kind Regards, Tay
Written February 6, 2019
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Mascha Lacht
29 contributions
First of all, I have to say that it's not the tourguides fault. He was ok, it's the tour that's the problem. We had to get up crazy early, drive over to Bethlehem, then walk the Star Street to the Nativity Church and up to that point everything was fine. Prepare to stand in line inside the church for at least one and a half hours and to protect yourself and your place in the line from people trying to cut short in all unchristian manners. Inside the small chapel you have three minutes tops, then you are rushed out, have a quick run to the Milk Grotto and that's the whole trip. We found it a bit ridiculous and still pricey for that kind of experience.
Written May 23, 2018
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Florian H
Oxford, UK6 contributions
Solo
This tour does not live up to Abraham Tour's typical standard. It's standard is so low that even the tour seller in the Abraham Hostel eventually told me he knows this tour is bad!
Upside for some: Most efficient way to simply quickly pilgrimage into the church and back to Jerusalem.
Waste of time if, instead, you want to genuinely experience a West-Bank city.
Guide will tell you fairy tales of how Jesus touched a stone to change it into white stone (of which you could apparently now buy some), and he eventually drags the group into an expensive jewelry, where he explains details about the jewelry and claims that it would be good to buy something in this posh shop to support the locals!
Written March 18, 2018
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Hey Florian, Thanks for the review. I'm very sorry to hear about your experience on the tour, and would like to explain the situation: At the last minute, our regular guide had a death in the family, and due to the high season, we were unable to use one of our other regular guides, thus forcing us to use a guide we had not used before, and of course following this review, we will not be using him again in the future. We are sorry about this experience, and would like to offer you a full refund on the tour, which I will contact you directly about via email. I hope you do not let this reflect your opinion of Abraham Tours, as this is below our standards by far. Warm regards, Ktoret
Written March 22, 2018
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Connector487921
1 contribution
I met Ashraf the previous day on the tour to Mount Gerazim (Samaritans), Jacob's Well, Nablus and Jenin. The tour possibly changed my life. I went places I only read of and to be there and hear the knowledge was a life enhancing experience. g
Written August 7, 2019
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Abrahamtours
Thank you so much for the special mention of our tour guide Ashraf, he is indeed great! Until hopefully, next time :) Kind regards, Brenda
Written August 8, 2019
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