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Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour provided by Elijah Tours & Travel

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour

Bethlehem & Dead Sea Full-Day Tour
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About
This comprehensive day trip covers top religious sights in Bethlehem, the historic city of Jericho, and the natural wonder of the Dead Sea. Avoid the hassle of organizing car rental, and enjoy a stress-free day with transfers between sites included. Explore Bethlehem with a guide, and discover sights related to Jesus Christ, including the Church of the Nativity. After a busy day’s sightseeing, stop to relax in the Dead Sea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • 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
Save time—cover Bethlehem highlights and the Dead Sea in a day
No need for public transport—transfers between sites are included
Discover sights related to Jesus Christ on a guided Bethlehem tour
Lots of stops along the way, including the Cave of St. Jerome
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 115730P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle • Only Bethlehem with Guide • Pick up and Drop off to David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem • Dead Sea Entrance Fee (85NIS) • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Exclusions
Food & Drink • Gratuities • Hotel Pick up & Drop off • the Visit to Grotto Inside The Nativity church because of long queues
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
David Citadel Hotel, King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel Pick up from Jerusalem: 7:45-8:00 Pick up from Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel ( Front of the Hotel ) King David 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel
Grand Beach Hotel, HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Only for Tel Aviv Pick up Option: 6:30AM Pick up from Tel Aviv Grand Beach Hotel ( Front of the Hotel ) HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Inclusions
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle • Only Bethlehem with Guide • Pick up and Drop off to David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem • Dead Sea Entrance Fee (85NIS) • Entry/Admission - Dead Sea
Exclusions
Food & Drink • Gratuities • Hotel Pick up & Drop off • the Visit to Grotto Inside The Nativity church because of long queues
Departure details
David Citadel Hotel, King David St 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel Pick up from Jerusalem: 7:45-8:00 Pick up from Jerusalem David Citadel Hotel ( Front of the Hotel ) King David 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel
Grand Beach Hotel, HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Only for Tel Aviv Pick up Option: 6:30AM Pick up from Tel Aviv Grand Beach Hotel ( Front of the Hotel ) HaYarkon St 250, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon
    Old City of Jerusalem
  • 1
    The Church of St. Catherine
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Church of the Nativity
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Shepherd's Sanctuary
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Blessings Gift Shop and The Olive Wood Factory
  • 4
    Dead Sea
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Cave of St. Jerome
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Milk Grotto
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
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prabhulibra
8 contributions
Dead sea - a life time experience
Nov 2019
Dead sea - a life time experience. There are studies this sea will disappear in 50 years so in our life time we should not miss this different experience.
Written March 11, 2020
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Yellowbell78
Manila, Philippines37 contributions
Like a food tour as well
Feb 2020 • Solo
Tour was great, Boaz and the rest of the guys were all so friendly and very enthusiastic. 😁 learned so much about the history and status of Israel and Palestine. Everywhere we went they let us try local food which was a great complement to the tour.

There was a slight problem with Asian countries (and maybe others now also) because of COVID-19, some tourist places enforced a ban. Not sure how it will be now and in future.

There was also some confusion with other members of the group regarding the afternoon itinerary. Seemed like we all had different itineraries and it wasn’t clear when each group would go. Anyway everything turned out ok. Maybe better coordination next time. The driver (sorry I can’t remember his name now) made up for it by taking all of our pictures with the mud 👍🏼
Dead Sea turned out to be very organized and there were good toilet/bathroom facilities, which was my main concern. There weren’t too many people that time also, which made everything manageable. Had fun trying out floating and putting all that mud, which was apparently a must.
Written March 3, 2020
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Little Scoop
7 contributions
Great Tour!
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was a great tour. The guides were excellent, the itinerary was well organized, and it had a little bit of everything - attractions, food, and some comedy.

We came from Tel Aviv, but the rest of the group started from Jerusalem. We were about 30 minutes late due to traffic, but the company was in touch via WhatsApp and everything went smoothly. Our guide for most of the day was Boaz and he was great - funny, knowledgeable, and constantly surprising us with little local snacks. We've done a lot of these types of tours in a lot of different places and Boaz is one of the best guides we've ever had. The guide really sets the tone for the whole group and he truly did a great job keeping us all engaged and entertained.

The first stop was the wall with Banksy art/graffiti for a few photos. Next we went to the Milk Grotto for a quick look around and some history and photos. After a quick bathroom break we went to the Church of the Nativity where we met Abu, who guided us through this area. The church is busy busy busy with people lining up to go see the manger area. Abu managed to get us downstairs in less than 5 minutes. Some people were waiting on line for hours, so the guide as a huge plus here. We toured the rest of the area, then met back up with Boaz. Next we went to Shepherd's Field and explored a bit.

The last stop for the morning was for olive wood, souvenirs, and falafel. I'm not a huge fan of shopping stops, but they really did have good stuff and good prices. The falafel was a nice touch too.

After eating we said goodbye to Boaz and got back on the minibus to go to the Dead Sea (no guide for this part of the tour, but if you need a guide to tell you how to get in and out of the water you may need to reconsider independent travel). We spent about 2 hours there, which was more than enough time to swim, shop, and ride a camel.
Written February 12, 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you so much for writing detailed review about your day tour my friend, it means a lot and we are very happy you had great time, this is what we work on all time to make sure we have the best service ever, hope to see you again in Israel one day, again thank you so much and wish you the best <3
Written February 23, 2020
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Patrick T
1 contribution
Great tour highly recommend!!!
Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I did the Bethlehem and dead sea tour. Guides were excellent- knowledge, organised and fun. I'd highly recommend this tour. Keep up the good work!!!
Written February 4, 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Dear Friend . Thank you for your review and for choosing our Tour Company I’m happy that you enjoyed your trip and I’m looking forward to having you again in one of our Tours , thank you so much, much love from Jerusalem
Written February 5, 2020
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Liselotte Vinde N
Denmark3 contributions
Bethlehem
Dec 2019
Very informative - we all enjoyed the trip - our guide was very knowledgeable
Would recommend this trip
Written January 28, 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Very glad you had great time and happy with our guide , Much blessings from Israel <3
Written February 5, 2020
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LelePierce
Fiuggi, Italy4 contributions
One beautiful day in Palestine
Jan 2020 • Couples
Very well organized tour with a very nice and welcoming guide like Elijah who introduced us to the Palestinian world. An experience that I recommend to everyone to do with Elijah tour to better understand the history and contrasts of this land. with elia it seemed to have gone to find a friend. Thanks for everything, I hope to return someday to visit you!
 
Written January 25, 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Very happy you had great time my dear friend, i can't wait till you return one day , that day we were small group and was great <3,Thanks for giving us an ideal ranking as well as for recommending our Tour company to other travelers. I am certain our entire staff will very satisfied with this evaluation, Take care and have great and Blessed weekend
Written January 26, 2020
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Eirinn1975
Rauma, Finland385 contributions
Great choice!
We had a great time with this tour. Weather was really bad, so after the visit to Bethlehem going to the dead sea was pointless. Instead we went to Jericho, which was really interesting. The staff was lovely and the explanations satisfying. They also took care to arrange transports for some of our fellow travellers. The tour felt a bit rushed sometimes, probably because we lost some time in the Jerusalem traffic, but I would definitely recommend it.
Written January 22, 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Precious buddy, Thank you for spending some time to review your journey with us. Looking towards seeing you again in the near future, sorry if it felt like bit rushed but we have to finish bethlehem half about 12:00 and also the 2nd part about 4:00 - but very happy you had great time, take care buddy
Written January 23, 2020
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Lea Marie
Sindelfingen, Germany3 contributions
Excellent tour!
Jan 2020 • Family
Wonderful guide, the tour was full of surprises and very pleasant. We had an awesome day and would use them in the future for other types of Tours and would recommend them to friends as well.
The buses were comfortable with charging USB ports, the snacks provided were delicious. The guide has a lot of excellent information.
Written January 13, 2020
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bethlehemisraeltours
Dear Lea Marie, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your tour pleasant. Do checkout our Facebook and Twitter pages for pictures of the tours that you have seen or might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Written January 15, 2020
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Chevy2
5 contributions
Must do trip
Sep 2019
I previously reviewed this trip and made an error in the travel agency that I listed so before the New Year is on us I needed to right this wrong. We were a small group and decided to take a private tour for just 6 peopele through Magic Tours and travel What a great expierience we had with Sam as our guide. He reallyh listened to what we wanted in the trip and tailored it for us as we went. The dead sea was such a relaxing expierience if I had known the pools and bar area to use for the day was there I would have made it a full day trip. When we were ready to go to Bethelehem we mentioned that we wanted to see the sand dunes Sam brought us to the best view of them and would have traveled into them but the grpup want to keep time with the Bethlehem trip (again I would have made a full day of the dead sea and ridden the sand dunes). Shepards field church is a must see. Small group with the Magic Tour group really personalized our trip Thanks Sam you were super!!!!
Written December 30, 2019
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you for your review my friend
Written January 6, 2020
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Dana Hester
Squaw Valley, CA2 contributions
Trip to many sites in Israel
Dec 2019 • Couples
Loved every minute of this adventure and will tell all my friends to be sure they book this for themselves
Written December 26, 2019
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bethlehemisraeltours
Thank you, my friend, for leaving review on our Beth & Dead Sea Tour, have great day hope to see you again one day
Written December 26, 2019
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prestonsharkey
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very nice and interesting tour!!
Amazing!! Elias was a very good and nice tour guide. Me and my two friends went on the tour in early 2021 while the
BridgeToEverywhere
BridgeToEverywhere
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Amazing time in biblical lands
This review is a bit delayed (sorry!) but this tour was great. Lots of fun and the pace was good. The tour guides w
brit933
brit933
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Booking cancelled but fair treatment
We had booked a tour to Bethelem and came to the assigned spot on time, but noone came. When we phoned the company
chrislS1646VG
chrislS1646VG
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Bethlehem
Our two guides were incredible! Very informative and very friendly! Also extremely hospitable in providing us eats
BeijosGitanos
BeijosGitanos
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Great guides and great pace
Our guide was Boas (not sure on spelling) he was humorous and knowledgable and did a good job of keeping a steady p
aperio
aperio
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Awesome tour with great guides
This was one of the best tours I have been on in any city. The tour guides were very knowledgeable, professional an
Sehseh123
Sehseh123
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Polite and great communication
We had a really nice experience with this company. I wanted to change a booking I had made and they were extremely
Janetlyn411
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Bethlehem Half Day Tour
I thought the tour guides were engaging and enjoy what they do. I was happy to meet them and I hope to visit again
jean n
jean n
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Full day Bethlehem & Jericho Tour
We had 3 different tour guides - each an expert in their area, and all were very good. But Rami Ahmed, and Elias B
VictoriaDempsey
VictoriaDempsey
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Nice trip
First of all book your trip in advance from your travel agent, Expedia or trip advisor because it’s cheaper. You ar
Neri S
Neri S
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Bethlehem half day tour
This tour is one of my favorites! Boaz (George) was incredible. He did an amazing job showing us Bethlehem and mak
w386a
w386a
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No need to change vehicles at the border with Bethlehem or Jericho
We used Bein Harim tours, and the guide was great. He spoke English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, and Arabic. The dif
mir_henry
mir_henry
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A must-do-trip!
We are so glad that we booked this trip and saw many important places of Bethlehem! Boas was our gentle tour guide
tanewman
tanewman
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Exceptional tour company
We had an initial admin glitch, so I would recommend dropping them an email the day before to confirm your name & a
Michael O
Michael O
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very good
We had a good tour guide but the security in the town on the day of visit make things very difficult i.e 75 years r
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