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Private Tours by Michael Jackaman

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories
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About Private Tours by Michael Jackaman
Private day tours exploring Bethlehem, walk through the old city, visit it's old quarters, Nativity Church, St. Jerome's Caves, Milk Grotto, Olive Press, Shepherd's Field and tour to other cities such as Jericho, Ramallah, Hebron and more.
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Half Day Private Tour of Bethlehem with Pick-Up

Explore Bethlehem with a guide on this customizable half-day tour. Depart from your hotel and head towards Manger Square and the Nativity Church. As you admire the church, learn about its history and biblical significance from your guide. Visit the Church of Milk Grotto before heading to Shepherds Field in the town of Beit Sahour.
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4 hours
from $288.00
$320.00

Private Day Tour: St. George's Monastery, Wadi Qelt, Mar Saba, and Bethlehem

Visit some of the world’s most holiest grounds without worrying about a big group holding you back and interrupting your experience during this St. George's Monastery, Wadi Qelt, Mar Saba, and Bethlehem private tour. See the Church of the Nativity, Chapel of the Milk Grotto, Cave of St. Jerome, and Mar Saba Monastery. Plus, you’ll ride comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a provided falafel lunch.
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8 hours
from $450.00
$500.00

Private Day Tour: Jericho, Mount of Temptation, Hisham's Palace and Bethlehem

Soak up the highlights of historic Jericho and Bethlehem on this comprehensive private guided tour. Admire ancient monasteries as you travel to Jericho, the Mount of Temptation, where Christians believe Satan tempted Jesus, and 8th-century Hisham’s Palace. Stop at Shepherd’s Field and enjoy a falafel lunch before checking off Bethlehem’s signature sights: the Church of the Nativity, the Church of St. Catherine, the Milk Grotto, and Banksy’s graffiti.
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7 to 8 hours
from $450.00
$500.00

Private Tour: Old City of Jerusalem Christianity Tour

Visit Jerusalem’s key biblical sites on a private 6-hour walking tour of the Old City. As you wander through the ancient lanes, hear about their pivotal role in Christianity as the backdrop to Jesus’ life and death. Walk part of the poignant Via Dolorosa, the path he took to his crucifixion; and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Pool of Bethesda and other landmarks. Along the way, see the ancient Cardo, the sacred Jewish and Islamic sites of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, and more.
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6 to 7 hours
from $405.00
$450.00

Bethlehem Full Day Private Tour

Immerse yourself in the ancient history of Bethlehem on this flexible-length walking tour with a private guide. Step back in time to an era of Byzantine emperors, the Virgin Mary and Jesus in this city of Biblical history. During your walk you’ll explore the Old City of Bethlehem, learn about local olive oil production at the Al Bad Museum and learn about the life of Jesus at the famous Nativity Church. Then continue in the afternoon with visits to the Church of the Milk Grotto and the Shepherd’s Field.
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6 to 8 hours
from $304.00
$380.00
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Jose W wrote a review Jun 2020
16 contributions2 helpful votes
Michael gave us a great half day tour of Bethlehem when were visited Israel in 2018. Well worth a side trip and easy to take a taxi to the border from Jerusalem. it's only about 8 kms. Don't miss Bethlehem.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from michaeljackaman, Owner at Private Tours by Michael Jackaman
Responded Aug 1, 2020
Thank you Joss for your review.
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Jose W wrote a review Jun 2020
16 contributions2 helpful votes
Our tour with Michael went at my pace, which was fairly slow as I was riding a hired mobility scooter. Regardless that parts of the tour had to be trimmed because of physical barriers, it was still an excellent tour that included the Church of the Nativity and Shepherds Field. We made our own way to the border by taxi, then crossed on foot and were met by Michael on the other side. We had a great day and would love to visit again and take an extended tour with Michael. Hopefully our chance will come.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from michaeljackaman, Owner at Private Tours by Michael Jackaman
Responded Aug 1, 2020
Thank you Joss for all your support and your wonderful review... I hope you are doing well. It was pleasure meeting you and Nick.
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Scott R wrote a review Mar 2020
Cebu City, Philippines163 contributions52 helpful votes
I had a tour set in 2 weeks but due to the virus, the tour had to be cancelled. Communication was quick and the refund of the deposit was immediate. Sad I couldn't take the tour but this demonstrates Michael's credibility! Thank you!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from michaeljackaman, Owner at Private Tours by Michael Jackaman
Responded Aug 1, 2020
Thank you Scott for your trust. We hope this pandemic will end soon and looking forward to your visit and to meeting you in person in the near future.
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cricky475 wrote a review Mar 2020
Baltimore, Maryland29 contributions16 helpful votes
My husband and I hired Michael for a full day private tour of Jericho, St. George’s Monastery, and Bethlehem. We had an AMAZING experience. Michael is very knowledgeable in the rich history of the area and of all of the sites that we visited. As we drove us to our various destinations, Michael explained the area that we were passing through and shared information about life in Palestinian from antiquity to present. Once at the sights he led us on a journey through time. His insights on the places that we visited made history come to life. Aside from learning about the Palestine of old, we were able to better understand the struggles that exist today, and see them through different eyes. Thank you, Michael, for our unforgettable tour, and treating us like personal friends. Our tour with Michael was a true highlight of our time in Israel. One of the best tours I have ever had anywhere!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from michaeljackaman, Owner at Private Tours by Michael Jackaman
Responded Aug 1, 2020
Thank you for the amazing review and I am glad to hear how much you enjoyed my tour. Take care.
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1330ag wrote a review Mar 2020
Connecticut208 contributions35 helpful votes
This was our first stop on our first trip to Israel. We wanted to learn as much as we could and see everything with our own eyes. Michael was an excellent guide. He met us on time took us around in his car to see the Bansky's which I had seen before but never really knew about. Fascinating. We went to the wall and Bansky's hotel and had tea with a charming local man and the best Falafel ever. I highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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I am happy to hear your review and to know how much you enjoyed it. Thank you for your review and wish you all the best.
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